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We have a Beco Gemini and we love it. More importantly, little guy loves it also. When he didn't have good enough head control we faced him towards us and the carrier went high enough to support his head but still allow him to look around. Now we can face him outward and he really loves that. He often falls asleep in it regardless of what way he faces. It is pretty easy to put on and adjust IMO, though the buckles take a bit of practice to undo, as they have an extra safety latch button. That annoyed me at first, but now I have no problem with it. It is comfortable for both parent and baby. And there are so many cute prints (the fabric is fairly soft also). I don't know about any current deals, we got ours during our shower off of our Amazon registry.
I have a bjorn, a sling and a wrap similar to the Moby. Each has its use IMO. I use the bjorn very sparingly, mostly when I need to be able to get something done quick using both hands, and without worrying too much about supporting his head. I use the sling a lot to make lunch, or hang out around the house. It's not really hands free though, as you still need to kind of "spot" him (the carrier is not as secure as the bjorn). It is super quick and easy though, and he loves hanging out in it. My favorite by far is my wrap, which I ordered on etsy (www.loveyduds.com). It is made of organic bamboo, and so does not get as hot as a Moby. Baby is secure and happy. He falls asleep a lot when I wear him using this carrier. If I had to choose just one, this would be it.
I did try an ergo and a Blackhawk mei tai. I found the ergo too bulky, and a pain to put on compared to my other carriers. The mei tai was okay but I still prefer a wrap.
Just bought a Manduco. We have a mei tai which we both love but she is getting bigger and it's putting to much pull on my shoulders. I trialed the Ergo for 3 days and it was not for us. We tried out the Beco and Boba's and they were nice but not perfect.
The Manduca is expensive ($50more than Ergo) but it has so many ways to fine tune the adjustments and it has a built in infant fitter and a back rise adjuster.
I wore it in the store for just over 1.5hours (they didn't have a 3 day trial one for this one till next week) and was still very comfy so I bought it.
Oh, and my 3.5 month old slept for 1hr15min of the 1.5hours I wore it!