I'm planning on buying one and I would like to know whic one you ladies (and hubbies) prefer. Price doesn't really matter but it's for a 23lb 7 month old. Also, which Beco or which Ergo and why?
Thank you for the help!
I love our Beco Butterfly for babies and younger toddlers (up to maybe 15 mnths), but the seat isn't very wide. I couldn't get DS seated properly with his knees above his bum and he was complaining about leg pain in the Beco before he hit 2 yrs.
So, if you're only planning to wear LO until +/- 1 year old *or* you're open to getting a dedicated toddler carrier when the time comes, then I would go with the Beco. OTOH, if you want this to be your last carrier purchase *and* you want to wear well into the toddler/preschool years, I'd go with the Ergo.
aliska:I tried on both and prefer the Ergo. I couldn't get the Beco tight enough to feel secure. Even the sales person said it was weird that the Beco's straps wouldn't go any smaller. I am small though...5'8" and 130lbs...not sure if that had anything to do with it.
I agree, the Beco straps are difficult to tighten if you're pretty small. I'm not super teeny or anything, though I am fairly trim (err, well, *was* trim before getting PG again! LOL), and I had to tighten the waist strap all the way to get a good fit. If I were any smaller, it would've been too loose to be comfy.