This is one of the best investments you can ever make!
We LOVE our Beco, best idea ever! The reason we chose the Beco over the Ergo is because we felt it was a bit more comfortable than the Ergo and it offered a bit more. For starters, the Beco came complete with sleepy hood infant insert, and it was organic ($140). The Ergo was a bit more expensive, the carrier with infant insert and organic was going to be close to $200, the Beco was the better value, more attractive and not as bulky as the ergo.
Second, we liked the fact that Beco’s are made in California, we like to support products made in the USA.
Third, the Beco’s body is taller and slimmer vs the Ergo wider and bulkier. This is important to consider as both carriers are meant for toddlers up to 40+lbs. Something to note, bot brands distribute the weight of your baby between your shoulders and hips and not your back like the crappy bjorns. Here is a good comparison video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhTIIpT6eMY
Lastly, very unique is the inner panel, it really sold us! We find that it’s a life saver, especially when every min counts. We are both working parents and there is times when our baby was asleep and we didn’t have to take him out of our carrier, it just transfers form mom to dad without waking him up, priceless! Here is a great video that helped us make the decision, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuFRX0BWIlw
All in all, the ergo is a great carrier but we loved the Beco even more, it’s a better value and it looks much better!