Pikkolo vs. Beco Butterfly? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 02-17-2008, 06:38 PM - Thread Starter
Googy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am in major love with my Maya LP, but spring will be here soon and I will have lots of yardwork and such to do--I need to be able to wear my baby safely on my back. Not to mention, as she gets bigger I think I will really appreciate having a 2-shoulder carrier.

I am thinking of either the CatBird Baby Pikkolo or the Beco Butterfly, but can't decided which to get.

I need to be able to get my little one (currently 3 months) in and out very easily/quickly, and I need to be able to get her on my back all by myself--DH works a lot, so I can't count on his help. I also prefer something that's not too bulky. I tried on the Ergo the other day and hated how bulky it was.

Thanks in advance for the advice!
Googy is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 02-18-2008, 11:06 PM
Quirky's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 11,770
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think both are great carriers. The Pikkolo has the advantage of being able to do a forward facing out carry, if that's important to you. If you're a back-carry novice, the Butterfly is definitely an easy one to use -- once you buckle the baby into the carrier, you can do front or back carries and switch back and forth very easily without taking baby out of the carrier. With the Pikkolo you will need to get more comfortable doing a hip scoot to get your dd on your back by yourself. Totally doable with practice, but not quite as foolproof as the Butterfly.

Come visit the NEW QuirkyBaby website -- earn QB Bucks rewards points for purchases, reviews, referrals, and more! Free US shipping on great brands of baby slings and carriers and FREE BabyLegs or babywearing mirror on orders of $100+. Take the QB Quiz for personalized advice!

Quirky is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 02-19-2008, 12:04 AM
nigellas's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 755
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I actually hate the Pikkolo - it's not nearly as comfortable (IMO) as the Beco. The waist webbing digs in and the shoulder straps are really stiff. But, I'm sure there are others out there who love it...

Also - The butterfly is the easiest carrier that I've come across to get in a back carry.
nigellas is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 02-19-2008, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
Googy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, thanks for the advice. I am nervous about getting DD on my back, so maybe the Beco would be best.

2 questions:
1. How fussy is the Butterfly to get on and off?
2. How bulky is the Butterfly? I tried an Ergo on and felt like it was too much.

Googy is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 02-19-2008, 11:10 PM
maymorales's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 1,044
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I didn't find the webbing digging problem as pp stated with the Pikkolo. And I have a looooot of fluff around the waist. Imo, the Pikkolo looks better on me. But that's a different issue.

I'm willing to bet that the Butterfly is less bulky than the Ergo. The straps are definitely less bulky because it's not heavily padded.

I like the hip scoot back carrying method so the Pikkolo was easier to get my toddler who is very used to being worn onto my back.
maymorales is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off