Lately, Sophia has been a super clingy babes. Forget all the super cool, high tech places for her to sleep, in my arms or on my chest is Sophia’s preferred place to catch some Zs. If I could, I would cuddle with her all day long, but with a 5 and 2 year old, house, and tons of blog work, that just isn’t feasible. My solution? Babywearing. Technically, I do cuddle Sophia majority of the day, thanks to babywearing, but I am actually able to work hands free and accomplish a lot while doing so.
Wraps have definitely been my go-to extra hands since Baby Girl is still itty bitty, but we recently took the Beco Gemini Carrier for a spin and it is l-o-v-e. LOVE. The Beco Gemini is a four-in-one soft structured carrier for babies 7-35 pounds. You can achieve four different positions with this carrier: on the back, on the hip, facing in, and facing out.
First, the step by step photo instructions made learning how to use the carrier a breeze. The only carry that I feel comfortable doing right now, because Sophia is small, is the ‘front carry facing in’ position. There is literally no learning curve involved in this carry, it is easy peasy! This position utilizes the “narrow base” feature of the Beco making it ideal for newborns and small babies while maintaining a correct ergonomic position.
Second, I love love that I don’t have to reach around to clip anything. With other similar carriers, you have to reach around to clip the shoulder straps. I could never do this, always had to have someone help, therefore it wasn’t useful for babywearing while I’m home alone. With the Beco Gemini, the shoulder straps actually cross in the back then clip on the sides. I really love this feature. Easy peasy, I’m telling ya!
The Beco Gemini is an extremely comfy carrier. The shoulders are well padded, as is the waist, and I can wear Sophia in it for long periods of time without my back hurting. While she is only 8 pounds now, I can see that even when she gets bigger, it’ll still be a comfortable carrier. I have yet to attempt to nurse in the carrier but it’s supposed to make for easy, discreet nursing.
The Gemini is made with 100% cotton, so it’s soft, but it does attract a lot of cat hair, which is annoying. They say that it’s machine washable, but I haven’t put that to the test, yet!
The Beco Gemini is available in several beautiful colors and prints (I have Nova) for $130.
One lucky Mama B reader is going to win a Beco Gemini carrier courtesy of Beco!
(Ends September 10th, 2012. Open to US mailing addresses.)