[QUOTE=HybridVigor;11714943]The older Beco (4th gen) is more like the Ergo than the new Butterfly.
I am a more experienced BWer, so I can put DS on my back in a multitude of ways. The Butterfly has a lot of safety features and limits the method of use (which make it seem cumbersome to me), but it is GREAT for little babies and parents who aren't as sure about back carries. Back carries for the Ergo will take a little more skill and practice. This is also true of the 4th gen.
The Ergo lets you carry front, back, and hip.
The Butterfly lets you carry on the front and back.
The Beco 4th gen lets you do front, back, and hip.
The Ergo is plainer (even the newly released ones with embroidery).
The Butterfly has lots of cute prints.
The Beco 4th gen also has a lot of gorgeous prints (but is no longer being produced.)
The Ergo feels heavier, takes up more space.
The Butterfly is light and folds up generally well.
The 4th gen is comparable or slightly more compact than the Butterfly.
Well said. I totally agree. Which is why I purchased a beco after I used my ergo for 6 months. ALthough I still love my ergo for its neutraility (my husband will actually wear it). Unlike my gorgeous pink polka dot beco
Ergo sells a lot of wonderful matching accessories like a waist pack, back pack, sucking pads, and more. The Butterfly stands alone. (Although a lot of those accessories will work for any buckle carrier.)
And here I thought I was going to have to use a diaper bag now. Thanks for stating the obvious for me. I think I will get a waist pack for my beco. I hate that my butterfly doesn't have a pocket like the ergo. So that is a great idea. DUH!
Of the Ergo, the Beco Butterfly, and my 4th generation Beco . . . I like the 4th Generation Beco best.
I had trouble finding the 4th actually in stock and not sold out. Although I do love the back carry being so simple with a youngin.