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Excellent Carrier, the best I’ve tried!
I’ve had my Beco for 5 years now and it’s just amazing! Comfortable, soft and so handy having the 4 different positions! I wore my 14kg 16 month old just last week for a huge walk for about 2 hours and I had no back or neck issues at all. The padded lumbar is very comfortable. I tried a Lillebaby but they’re too hard to put on and I also used a wrap which is too fiddly and get too hot. Definitely recommend, they’re a lifesaver
Perfect at the start
I loveD this carrier.
I started using it when my baby was about a week old. It was comfortable, distributed weight well with the straps crossed over the back and I have never had a sore back wearing it. With the straps not crossed, the straps sat very uncomfortably under my armpits so I only left it like that for about 30 seconds before I had to cross the straps again. Most of all, my baby loves it! It's the only way I can get anything done and it puts her to sleep almost instantly. It's also a very good looking carrier, it's very simple in de...
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Inferior baby carrier
I was disappointed with this carrier. In the photos it looks like a much higher quality but when it arrived I was disappointed to see that it is made from cheap flimsy cotton drill which picks up lint like Velcro and looks a mess without having even been used. The webbing used for the straps is cheap and nasty. The buckles are annoying and supposedly to ensure safety yet the one buckle that actually secures the carrier on the back/chest has a small crappy buckle without the safety catch. The shoulder straps are so wide that unless you are a big...man they are far too wide to sit on your shoulders without looking ridiculous and feeling really chunky. It is hard to adjust the straps without using both hands as they pull from front to back when wearing in front carry position which is hard to pull your arms backwards to tighten enough for a small baby... I could write a book about the things that are wrong with this carrier. I was so surprised after reading so many good reviews. I bought the carrier online and was disappointed that I was unable to return it despite never having been used other than to try it on. Biggest waste of $180 ever.
I bought this carrier for my son when he was around 4mths old and I used it almost daily just around the house and he always seemed comfortable.
He is now 14mths and is about 15kgs so has already outgrown it unfortunately, I still believe I could carry him in it if the back was higher to support him that little bit more.
Time to find a toddler carrier now.
The best thing I've bought so far
My son is now 16 months old and I still use our Gemini at least every second day, if not more. We've used it from birth and I can't recommend it highly enough. It is so easy to put on, no matter which way I wear it. We use it mostly in a front inward facing carry, but it is so easy to shorten the straps and put him on my back to go for a longer walk. I still wear him for hours at a time (he is 12kg now) and I can honestly say I have never once been uncomfortable. I once tried a friend's Ergo and it was so uncomfortable and hard to put on compar...ed to the Gemini. I loved how it didn't need an insert when he was tiny too, which was great in summer time as he didn't get too hot. He is now getting a bit big for it but I will be keeping it for number two and buying a toddler carrier for him. It is honestly the very best and most used thing I have ever bought for him and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
The best baby item I've bought!!
I could not survive without my Beco Gemini carrier! After putting off buying one for a month or so, I decided to spend the money and hoped it would help with my colicky/unsettled baby.
It's been an absolute lifesaver and worth every cent!
I use mine numerous times every day. My baby hates the pram, so I can finally go shopping again and I've also been able to do housework, cooking and work at my computer again. I don't feel as stuck at home when I can safely hold my baby and have my hands free.
The padded straps provide great support and I can wear it for hours at a time with no issues. I tell everyone how my Beco is my most favourite purchase and encourage anyone with an unsettled baby to get one.
Best Carrier out there!
I bought the Beco Gemini after a few months of using a stretchy wrap and a Chicco carrier that I was given as a gift. I loved my wrap and definitely recommend them for younger babies, but my son grew super quickly and fast became too big and heavy for a wrap and the chicco. I did a lot of research before buying the Gemini and was tossing up between this and the Manduca. I went with the Beco because you can wear it four ways. I love that he can face outwards, sit on the hip and the back. It is super comfortable, easy to put on by yourself and ha...s an added bonus of having nice colours and patterns! Comfortable, can wear 4 ways, looks nice, easy to put on, bub loves it. Expensive but definitely worth it, especially if you're going to use it for multiple children. The safety buckles can be trickly but once you get the hang of it they're fine. It can also get hot and sweaty between you and bub on hot days.
Most comfortable buckled carrier
After doing heaps of research, and buying a Boba 3G, I love my Beco Gemini! It's padded all over unlike other soft structured carriers, the cotton is soft and it's easy to put on and take off. The base can be made narrower for smaller babies and for different carrying positions. My son is going on 4mo and he's very comfy and happy in it. Great purchase, Boba will have to wait til he's outgrown the Beco!
Soft, padded, comfortable
Straps are far too long, perhaps a Standard size and XL size option would be good?
Absolutely the best invention and investment
I'm not usually one to splash out on new baby gear but the Beco Gemini is definitely a worthwhile investment. It is almost as easy to put on and off as simply picking up the child. The waist band is comfortable and perfectly designed. I never, ever get a sore back. With my first child, I used a hugabub but it was cumbersome to put on and off, and the baby sagged before long. For my second, I first tried a hand-me-down baby bjorn but it killed my back even with a newborn and became too squishy for my cloth-nappied babe. The Beco doesn't require a newborn insert. It can be worn with baby facing both out and in, and on the back.
I found this carrier wonderful for my 3rd child. I needed 2 free hands to get the others ready in the morning and my baby settled very well in the carrier. He was also quite unsettled and slept for much longer periods in the carrier than the cot for the first few months.
Very comfortable for baby and mum
I bought this for an overseas trip with my 19 month old and it was perfect for the airport/public transport, naps and bush walks. I bought it knowing I had another bub on the way and I have now been using it daily with my 2 month old for naps, getting jobs done and chasing my 2 year old round the park. Agree a pocket would be handy. Also, I'm not sure if it will be a bit warm in a Brisbane summer but I guess we'll find out! Overall, extremely pleased with it.
Everything. Green Kids were good to deal with.
May be a bit warm in summer but haven't tested that yet.
I purchased this carrier for my 2nd. I found that the dinner hour - when both are tired and cranky - was just impossible without a carrier and my old Bjorn was not suitable because I needed Go-Go Gadget arms to cook beyond where my bub could reach. So I decided to get a carrier so I could put bub on my back. It works brilliantly for that - she is happy cruising or snoozing away.
To my surprise, when we are out and about, I have actually used it mostly with my toddler on my back and bub in the pram. It is so comfortable that it is not a h...assle at all carrying a toddler. But the brilliant thing about soft carriers is that you can stuff it in the bottom of the pram and bring it out for bub or toddler as the need arises. I love that you can front and back carry. I think bubs prefer to look out rather than at your back but when they need a snooze or you need to do something with you hands, it is so much better to have them on your back. You need 2 hands to undo the main buckle but you get used to it. For front carry, the front comes up higher than the bjorn does but bub doesn't seem to mind in the slightest. I still really have to focus when I get bub into back carry mode but that's probaby because I don't put her in the back much and haven't developed a rhythm. Overall, I am really thrilled with this purchase. comfortable, flexible, sturdy, front and back carry, comfortable for me & hubby, bub & toddler
After trying the terrible generic baby/infant carriers out there I was over the moon when I first used the Gemini with my daughter, two minutes in.... Fast asleep!! It's so well made, easy to use (even the hubby loves it!) no pressure on your back and so much easier than a pram! Have now moved on to a toddler carrier but will use it again if we choose to have another little one =] Some people think it's a little pricey but honestly, it's worth every cent!
Comfortable, adjustable, safety buckles, grows with baby, can breastfeed in, very cute designs and even the hubby will love it!
Beco Gemini - Excellent!
I purchased a Beco Gemini, after a friend's recommendation, from Greenkids in May right before travelling overseas. It was so wonderful to travel with and our baby was safe and snug the whole time. It is so comfortable to wear - I wore it for up to 8 hours a day walking around NYC! Much better than other brands I have tried. I would recommend it to anyone! Plus it is easy to use - I had a cheaper one and it took both my husband and I about 30 mins to work out how to put it on! The Beco was on in no time!
Comfortable, easy to use, pretty patterns
Very expensice but worth it.
Use it everyday
This is the best baby item we have bought. Both my husband and I prefer it to a pram and our baby loves it. It is good quality and very versatile. We have used it inward facing on the front from birth, outwards front facing and now on our backs (7 months and counting!). It is easy to adjust and very comfortable for the baby and the wearer (much more than the other brands I have tried). Unlike some other carriers, the bottom is wide and is adjustable for smaller and larger babies so you can be confidant that they are seated in an ergonomic posit...ion (ie not 'sitting' on their pelvic bone but have their legs almost horizontal and sitting on their bums). Our baby always settles in the carrier, its turned into our 'go to' if shes having a bad day! Sometime I jsut wear her around the house until she settles. Its also great on outing because you have 2 free hands. We have taken it (and no pram) on 2 international trips with no regrets. plus there's nothing lovelier than feeling your baby nuzzle into your back and go to sleep =) comfortable, adjustable, versatile, stylish, ergonomic for baby, expensive but totally worth it
Best baby product investment!
I purchased my Beco Gemini from Green Kids 2 months ago for my now 5 month old and highly recommend it as one of the greatest baby products to invest in. I put a great deal of research into the most ergonomic and flexible carrier on the market available after my baby carrying experience with my first two children and couldn't be happier with my decision! I love the fact that it is a 4 in 1 carrier as I can wear it front facing in (great for breastfeeding and getting baby to sleep, in fact my daughter is asleep in this position as I type this!)..., front facing out (my daughter loves this position), hip carry ( great for grocery shopping and housework) and back carry (I look forward to using this position more when she's older). Being a midwife, I will be sure to recommend this carrier and the excellent customer service at Green Kids to mums to be! Comfortable, ergonomic, easy to breastfeed in, many different positions, adapts to growing baby, baby loves it!
Stylish, simple to use...
This is the easiest carrier to use! My little one used to fuss about in the carrier I owned before this one but once I put her in the Beco Gemini she couldn't stop smiling. It felt right the moment I put it on. The Gemini is so easy to use and I use it with confidence when shopping and out and about. It's so much quicker to use than other carriers on the market - easy to buckle, you don't have to have an engineering degree to get it on! All in all, I love my Beco Gemini!
I bought my Stella print from frogmama.com after watching several of h...er videos online explaining the features of many different carriers. I like that the proceeds from her sales go directly into her adoption fund. Quick shipping to Australia and great prices too. Cross over straps make it feel much more secure, not to mention comfortable. Gorgeous designs. Safety buckles make it really secure. Might be a bit too big for petite mothers around the waist.
Best baby carrier on the market
My sister bought me the Beco Gemini as a baby shower present and to be honest I was skeptical as I hadn't heard of the brand in Australia. However once my husband and started using it we both were amazed at how comfortable and ergonomic the design is. And trust me, we used it a lot! My daughter was quite unsettled for the first couple of months so she spent most of her time in the Beco! Highly recommended.
The lower back support - surpasses anything on the market. The wide shoulder straps are great too. Flexible design suits men and women.
A pocket would be useful.
Beco Gemini is the best carrier ever!
I recently purchased a Beco Gemini baby carrier from Green Kid's website after a friend told me how good they are, and I am stoked! This carrier is so comfortable for me and bub, and the service and price from Green Kids was great too! I can't recommend it highly enough, even though I used a different brand with my first baby, I have found the Beco Gemini to be more versatile, more comfortable and easier to use :)
Very comfortable, multiple carrying positions, good price
Hands down the best baby item!!!
This carrier is the best thing I have purchased for baby so far. It is so versatile with 4 carry positions and even with large babies it is very comfortable to wear. Use it for shopping, household chores and even for walking my dogs. It's great that my son feels close to me like being carried but I have two free hands to work with. I can't rate it high enough - its awesome!!!
stylish, well made, comfortable to wear, great range of colors, easy to put on alone, versatile
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Questions & Answers
Can it be worn more traditionally, meaning, without the "x-shaped" straps on your back?
Yes, you an wear normally. There is a clip on the straps to keep them from sliding off your shoulders. :)
Yes you can. It is your choice as to how you want the straps, whether crossed or just on your shoulders. As Bexa said, there is another clip you can use to clip the straps together so they don't slide off your shoulders. I personally cross the straps when wearing bub on my front, but when I'm back carrying I wear the straps just on my shoulders and clip the safety strap across my chest. :)
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