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post #21 of 34
Great thread, we're looking for an SSC too, thanks for your opinions!

We love our didymos wrap but with the warm weather coming we want something with less fabric.

Which one would be more comfortable for very long hikes?
post #22 of 34
I am trying to decide on this as well...

my problem is that I am in Lima, Peru, so am not able to go anywhere to look/feel and compare...was thinking about a Beco, but then saw a babyhawk ad and the shoulder padding seemed more substantial, but that is just going by looks...

I am looking for the most supportive and comfortable carrier that I will most likely be the only one to use (mostly back carrying for when we're out and about) also, my little guy is already 13 months and about 23 lbs...

there are so many carriers out there, it's hard to decide...

any and all advice will be greatly appreciated!
post #23 of 34
I have an Ergo and I want to get rid of it to replace it with a Beco. I barrowed a friends 4th Gen and I LOVE IT!!!! I find it much more comfy than my Ergo. I am 5'6" and LARGE FRAMED and heavy. anywho...I want a BEco so bad. does anyone know the major differences from 4th Gen to Butterfly?

Thanks!

Bobbi
post #24 of 34
dh and i are both really happy with our ergo...but i am curious about the ergo practices you're referring to. please, do tell.
post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by pazerific View Post
my biggest concern is comfort. i'm 5'5" with a small frame
I am exactly the same height as you and I also have a small frame. For me, the Ergo is WAY too bulky...the shoulder straps are much too thick for my shoulders and that bit around the waist is huge and just doesn't work for me at all. I don't have the Beco yet, but I'm betting it's better for a small mama.

But...the only way to really know for sure what will work for you is to try them out.
post #26 of 34
Thread Starter 
well, i bit the bullet and ordered a beco butterfly. i just really like the idea of being able to "hand" baby off without totally taking everything apart, but more importantly, i like that it seems easier to get a babe into a back carry without assistance. i've tried getting dd in a back carry in an ergo alone--it wasn't easy. my beco should be here in about 2 weeks (thanks quirky!!!) and one of my bff's has an ergo, so i can do some hands on comparisons without having to drive +1hr to do so in a store. i can't wait!
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by bobbirs View Post
does anyone know the major differences from 4th Gen to Butterfly?
Bobbi
The main difference (the one that mattered to me anyway) is that with the butterfly you have the option of putting them inside a little "pouch," for lack of a better word, so that the baby can stay in the carrier when you take it off. That way you can change from a front to back carry or had the baby off to someone else. There's good pictures on the website that can show this better than I can describe it. Also the fabric choices are different. I think the 4th gen may have a pocket that the butterfly does not. The butterfly does have a pocket on the waist band to put the hood in though. That's handy. I should be getting my butterfly in the mail soon!
post #28 of 34
Thread Starter 
woo hoo! got our beco in the mail today. DH actually fit into it, although the shoulder straps had to be as long as they could go. dd loved getting to go on a test-run on dh's back. i should be able to compare it to a friend's ergo on thurs, which will be fun to do!
post #29 of 34
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post #30 of 34
I got a Butterfly for Mother's Day. I love it. I find the more I use it, the easier it is to use. Also, one thing I noticed is that by putting the waist strap tightly around my hips--not on my waist--it really shifted the weight and made it much more comfortable.

I don't know about the Ergo, but I believe the Butterfly is designed with memory foam in the shoulder straps.
post #31 of 34
Got my Beco Butterfly in the mail a couple weeks ago. I think we've already gotten our money's worth! It's SOOO comfortable. I've been perfectly happy with my Mei Tai, and was really just getting the Beco for my husband, but the first time I wore it I was hooked. I went for a walk with my 25 pound son, and never got sore shoulders, it felt like all his weight was on my hips. We've gone on two hikes with it. We've discovered my 16 month old likes to start out in the front facing out, and then we change him to a back carry when he starts getting tired. We've also been using it on bike rides. My husband wears our son on his back and our little guy has a ball! We've also discovered we can put our son in the car seat without taking him out of the carrier, so when we get to where we're going it's just "grab and go." Anyway, we're VERY happy with it.
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by BabyMommee
We've also been using it on bike rides. My husband wears our son on his back and our little guy has a ball! We've also discovered we can put our son in the car seat without taking him out of the carrier, so when we get to where we're going it's just "grab and go." Anyway, we're VERY happy with it.
Mama, I am glad you love your Butterfly, but I have to say, please don't use it for bike riding or in car seats. Even if your LO has a helmet on, wearing a baby on a bike is dangerous because, if the rider falls, your LO can get severely injured or killed even in a fall that won't hurt an adult severely.

Also, putting your LO in the car seat in the carrier may interfere with getting the straps tight enough (they need to be REALLY tight, you should only be able to slide a finger under the chest buckle). If the carrier interferes with the proper restraining function of the car seat straps in an accident, your LO might be severely injured or killed.

I am sorry to be preachy, and I know everyone makes their own decisions on tolerable risks with their kids, but I felt I had to flag these as potentially very risky uses of the Butterfly (or any carrier).
post #33 of 34
I have a Beco 4th Generation, which I love and use daily. I've tried on the Butterfly, and don't like it as much. I found the Butterfly comfortable, but too fiddly for my liking. That might be a learning curve thing, though. I don't like the Ergo. I find that DD's legs are splayed too wide, and just don't find the carrier comfortable. I have a Babyhawk, too, which is also very comfortable. DH can wear both, and he's fairly burly (5'10" and 200+ lbs).

I'm also quite curious about some other SSC's . . . APLX, for example, looks comparable.
post #34 of 34
Thread Starter 
i just had to update. we got to try out our beco with a friend's 2mo babe. it was great! i didn't get to wear it because carriers don't fit well on 8.5month pg bellies, but my friend (who has only ever tried a pouch and a bjorn) really liked it and said it was super user-friendly. the infant insert was perfect to put babe up higher. i can't wait to be wearing my LO on the outside in my new beco!!!
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