Thanks to everyone who entered and shared tips for babywearing dads! If you were not chosen as a winner you can still get one of these carriers on Beco's website--SHOP NOW.
And, keep an eye on Mothering's Facebook page for all of our new contests and giveaways!
The randomly chosen winners of the Duke-style Beco Butterfly2 carriers are....
Comment #526 - LCoffee
Comment #231 - cherticek
Comment #633 - cyrusmama
Congrats!! Winners will be contacted shortly to collect shipping information.
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WIN A BECO BABY CARRIER!
The Butterfly 2:
The shell of these beautiful and functional carriers are made from 100% organic cotton and are perfect for children from the newborn stage right through the toddler years (7 to 45 pounds). They are super easy to get on and off and work for both front and back carry positions! Visit Beco's site for more details.
This giveaway is for one of three carriers in the very cool boyish Duke print--featuring a handsome helicopter pattern and attractive sand colored straps.
Please reply to this thread letting us know that you would like one of these great carriers. In the same comment Beco would love to hear your ideas for how to encourage more men to babywear. Please share your suggestions and experiences! Only one entry is allowed per member, US residents only. Three winners will be picked on Monday, April 4th at 5pm ET and announced here and on our facebook page.
i would love to win a beco carrier!
men are easy.....make one in camoflage print.
My DH loves to wear our girls and would love one of these! My favorite is when he straps them to his back in the summer while he grills so that they can hang out outside with him.
Elizabeth - Doing life with Scott
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As for getting more men to wear one- I think it just takes knowledge of why. My husband had no problem wearing our daughter because he knew the benefits and cares about his daughter more than what people might think of him. He was definately laughed at but didn't care, realizing they laugh out of ignorance. I think it also helped knowing how attractive I think it is!
Bekah. simple mama to Oceana Mercy 3.9.2009 and Luna Celeste 8.18.2011 lover of Marc 9.5.2008
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Would love to win a Beco! They are extremely comfortable and stylish. I have been trying to get my husband to ditch the Bjorn for quite some time, but think I finally might have him convinced that when we have #3, he will need to put #2 on his back, preferably in a Beco and then he would have room on the front to carry #3, while #1 walks. He said I think that is a good idea! So we need to get him a Beco. ASAP, well by the end of the year at least.
I would love a Beco carrier! I babywear my DD all the time! I think men find them hard to manage with the straps to adjust ect. I taught my DH how to use my carriers, now he is more likely to use them!
I would love to win one of these carriers. Carriers make life with baby so much easier. These would also make my husband more likely to babywear because they are not girl and not just plain black (he can't stand all the black baby stuff). He has used carriers with our older children but hasn't enjoyed it, this carrier he would enjoy. Our family goes hiking A LOT in warm weather and this would make it SO much easier!
We would love one! For my husband he loved going on walks with our babies when they were little but would get so worn out from holding them. Using the carrier was a relief and also freed up his hands. It's also been helpful since we have an active 3 year old son. He can take our son outside to play but still bond with our daughter who absolutely loves to be with her daddy and outside! It's comfy for daddy and comforting for baby too. :)
Dh says women love men who babywear. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but he does seem to get on really well with the moms at the playground.
I'd love to win one of these carriers!
I think that having more men model on babywearing sites and packaging would make a big difference. Otherwise, a man might look at the marketing materials and think "Oh, this isn't for me."
9yo and brand new as of 4/28/10!
Dads get less time with the kiddos, so when they do it's nice for them to be active and wear baby for closeness, my hubby loved wearing our girls and would love your carrier for # 3 when we do get prego again;) And he's really hoping for a boy this time! I think Dad's feel more stylish wearing these than pushing a stroller!
Real men wear babies!! My husband wore our daughter as much as I did and we both really enjoy baby wearing. It's one of the most natural things and people always marveled at how our baby had such a good disposition and didn't cry much. We attribute that to baby wearing and nursing on demand. :) Your carriers are beautiful and we would love to have one!!
I would love to win one of these because my husband is just getting into attachment parenting and wants to take an active roll but all the carriers he's seen are very girly! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!
I'd love to win this!
I agree with "manly" patterns... maybe even some masculine features like a D-ring clip for keys or a velcro area for patches?
Also, just emphasizing the men more in advertising might be beneficial.
I would love one of these ~!!!!!
with my husband I didn't push it, he just saw the great bond my children and I formed from babywearing. He was in awe of how it soothed them and calmed them. He offers on a regular basis now :)
I always had a soft structured carrier around for my husband to use, but he never seemed to wear it. Finally, once our kiddo got heavy enough, his arms were tired and he gave in. I started finding the Ergo with all the straps on the largest settings, so I knew it was getting some use when I wasn't around. We're going to try for #2 this year, and would love to try a Beco.
I would love one of these carriers! My husband quickly became a convert to baby carriers when he realized how easy it was to get our little girl to sleep in one. That, and it was so much easier to protect her from anyone and anything when he held her close. ;-) Gotta love protective daddies!
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