Until now, my DH has been wearing DD in the Baby Bjorn, but she's getting too big to wear her comfortably in it. It's still very comfortable for me to wear her in my ring sling (hip carry), but DH only likes using SSCs, and has mentioned that he'd like to be able to wear her on his back.
I'd love to surprise him with a SSC that enables back carriers for father's day -- do you guys have some recommendations for a plain, sleek-looking SSC that you can do back carries with up to at least 30 pounds? DD is 12 months and 20 pounds now, and we'd like to be able to use the new carrier for at least a year.
I showed him the Ergo and Beco Butterfly online today, and he didn't like the "poofiness" of the Ergo, but liked how sleek the Beco was. I wasn't crazy about the price tag ($140) -- any suggestions for a less expensive one, maybe in the $80 range? Thanks!