My extra set of hands | Beco Gemini Carrier Review & Giveaway

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.

features of the beco gemini baby carrier

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!

 

BUY IT:

The Beco Gemini is available in several beautiful colors and prints (I have Nova) for $130.

WIN IT:

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.)

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Comments

  1. I love babywearing my son… We do alot of wrapping, but now that he’s getting older I’d love something that’s easy to put off and on – the Beco would be perfect!

  2. Kimberlie says:

    I’m looking for a carrier so I can babywear my new son.

  3. Jaime Myszka says:

    I would like to win because baby wearing makes chasing after my super active 2.5 year old so much easier. I love the bonding too.

  4. I’d like to win this for my cousin who is expecting her first baby in March.

  5. I will keep it for my future children

  6. Laura Love says:

    I would love to win because I have a baby who loves to be held, and I am sure he would love this carrier. Plus it looks so cute!

  7. great giveaway!

  8. Denise Taylor says:

    I love babywearing and am always looking for different carriers for different circumstances. I would love to have one with these options!

  9. I would like to win because this Beco looks really comfortable!

  10. Close friend is expecting another girl and needs her hands free in October!

  11. I need an extra pair of hands!

  12. I just bought a Beco for a friend and now am kinda jealous :)

  13. I just bought a Beco for a friend and am kinda jealous :)

  14. because my kelty backpack carrier is NOT comfortable!!!

  15. I am in love with the prints on these- and i love that there is the option to forward-carry (even though I wouldn’t use that feature tooo often)

  16. I have longed for a beco baby carrier for quite awhile now I love their design and their fabrics

  17. Shakeeta W says:

    I would love to win this because I’ve heard great things about it and want to try it out for myself :)

  18. I’m due in January with baby # 2… I’m definitely gonna need to be more “hands free” and would love to try one of these carriers!!!

  19. I started a new nanny job with 5 month old and this would come in handy.

  20. I would love to try this carrier!

  21. This is the one item on my baby registry that never got bought; I’d love to finish that off!

  22. Baby C loves to ride around on mommy and daddy! Also, a baby carrier makes grocery shopping and the like SO much easier. I have a wrap carrier that I made, which great, but it takes a minute to put on. It would be nice to have something quick and convenient.

  23. Cameron Parson Hitt says:

    I am a FTM and want to be a babywearer!

  24. Hannah Avery says:

    Because I need a structued carrier for my new baby!

  25. Melissa French says:

    I need to find a carrier that I feel comfortable moving around in. I can’t get anything done when wearing Bug in my ring sling

  26. i would love to win because none of the carriers I have work for back carries and there is no money in the budget for anything else.

  27. Amanda Sandoval says:

    I’d love to win because we are expecting baby # 2 and it would be great to have a baby carrier for both children. I also love this style of carrier!

  28. I would like to win, because hubby and I are waiting to adopt a newborn and are working to collect the “gear” necessary – this looks to be a great carrier!

  29. Lacey Crochet says:

    Because I work from home & having this would help me be a better multi-tasker!

  30. I would like to win because my ergo just doesn’t cut the mustard, and I am hoping we have baby #2 in the next year :)

  31. Because I love baby wearing and have wanted to try this carrier!

  32. Jessie Wermager says:

    I would LOVE to win because: My daughter is 7 months old and loves to be carried around! And frankly, its killing my back. I would love to have something to put her in to do chores around the house, check the mail and take for a hike. This looks very comfortable and I love that it can be worn in so many different ways. Its definately something that I would like to have but cant afford! Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Neva Hurlbut says:

    Because I like to baby wear and who doesn’t need an extra pair of hands?

  34. We’re getting ready for kid #2, and with a baby and a toddler in the house, I will NEED to be wearing one of them if I want to get anything done! This would be completely perfect.

  35. I want a decent carrier so bad! We got the bjorn gifted to us and we hate it, but it has no resale value!

  36. Michelle J. says:

    I have been using a wrap on my son since he was a week old but have been looking into a soft-structured carrier since he is getting to the point where he is too heavy to wrap. I really like that you can hip carry in a Beco!

  37. I would love to win one to be able to wear my little guy due in 8 weeks!

  38. I want to win because I love babywearing and I don’t have this one yet!

  39. I’d love to win this for my cousin

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