I’m a big fan of babywearing, as I have mentioned in the past, and I am always excited to discover and try out new carriers. While I was at the ABC Kids Expo this past September, I had a chance to get my hands on several products that I had never had the chance to see in person before. (It was freaking awesome!) One of those products was the Butterfly 2 baby carrier from Beco.
When I first walked up to the Beco display, the very first thing I noticed were the fabulous prints! Lots of children’s product companies use the same fabrics, and while there are many I love, it was so exciting to see something truly new! I cannot tell you how hard it was to choose a print for the carrier I reviewed. It was like trying to choose your favorite child -pretty much impossible, and a genius marketing move if you ask me. I ended up with Nova, but ohhh how I love those robots!
I was thrilled when the Butterfly 2 arrived in the mail. I couldn’t wait to get it out and really check out the features. Though similar, this carrier is different than any of the carriers I have tried before because it includes an inner butterfly fabric panel (Y-shaped) between baby and you. As a result it has different straps, buckles and settings than the carriers that I am use to. To be honest, it was a little confusing at first, but I got the hang of it quickly and discovered that while it took a few more adjustments, once I had them made I didn’t need to set them again, which is very convenient for getting it on and off quickly.
I really love the overall design of the Beco Butterfly 2. The 100% organic cotton fabric is sturdy but soft and not bulky and heavy, which is a huge plus. The carrier has a very trim design that still allows for full coverage and I love that this carrier does not allow for forward facing. I am in the group of babywearers that don’t like forward facing carries. While they ‘can’ be done properly, most carriers do not provide the proper support for this to be beneficial and good for baby. I like that this carrier eliminates that as an option. The design of the carrier also makes it ideal for back carries. The internal panel makes sliding the carrier, and baby, to your back a breeze.
- The Beco Butterfly 2 retails for $140
- It is meant for babies from 7 to 45 pounds (I was even able to try it out with our 4 year old!)
- Comes with infant insert and sleeping hood.
- Can be worn for front or back carries.
- The internal Y-shaped panel, in conjunction with loosening the side straps to lower baby, makes nursing easy.
- Stylish, lightweight (just 1.8 lbs) and folds up compact for easy storage when not in use.
- This carrier is machine washable (we all know how messy babies can get!)
- Fits most adults, and is not too bulky for petite sizes.
Overall I really love this carrier. It did take some time to get use to the inner Y panel and strap settings, but once I got the straps where I felt most comfortable it was a non-issue. The Beco Butterfly 2 is quite comfortable and the style can’t be beat. I have no idea how customers pick just one! Also the fact that this carrier can be used with infants makes this a great value, as some other carriers require the purchase of additional inserts or an entirely different carrier until the baby has enough neck strength.
For a closer look at the Butterfly 2 from Beco, I am including a video review. If you have any questions that I didn’t cover, please leave a comment below or on the video and I will be sure to get your questions answered.
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