Last week I asked for your opinions about the Ergo Baby Carrier and WHOA did you deliver. Most everyone loves their Ergo, which was good to hear.
HOWEVER, not many of you loved your Ergo AND matched my body type, which made me pause. The problem I've had with other carriers has been my body type so....I wondered if an Ergo was truly right for me. Then Arwen suggested the Beco Gemini and an entirely new world of baby carriers was opened up to me.
I am not sure if you know Arwen, but she has four kids and, well...she knows things about baby things. Really, if I had just one phone a friend option for parenting questions? I would call Arwen.
Anyway, Arwen loves her Beco Gemini. She loves it over her Ergo AND she matches my body type, which makes the Beco Gemini verrrrry interesting to me.
The Beco Gemini is really similar to the Ergo in style and type of baby carrier. In Arwen's words,
The Ergo is fine, but don't buy it. Buy a Beco Gemini instead. You can put the baby in it from birth, you can wear the straps crossed if you want to (better for people with narrow shoulders), and the head-support hood thing is great. (I always felt like my little babies kind of flopped in the Ergo, even with infant insert.)
Yes, it is more expensive than the Ergo, but it is LESS expensive than Ergo + infant insert, so you come out ahead if you want to use it from the beginning. (Which you do! Your back will thank you!) I always liked my Ergo, but it is DEAD TO ME now that I have the Gemini.
I'm pretty sure I just added a Beco Gemini to my Christmas list.