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#31 of 34 Old 05-28-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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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.

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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).

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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.
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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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