First, let me tell you why you are going to NEED one of these awesome baby carriers!
Here is some information on the Gemini taken from Beco Baby Carrier's website:
"Each baby carrier comes with:
•Foldable head rest
•Adjustable base for growing baby
Shell: 100% organic cotton
Fill: 100% polyester
Packaging: 100% recycled content, printed with soy based inks
•4 in 1 baby carrier
•newborn to toddler (7-35 lbs/3.5 - 16 kg)
•Front carry (facing in and facing out), back carry, and hip carry
•Great for nursing
•Direct contact intuitive baby carrier
•high quality tested materials
•Instruction manual included
•Made in USA
•body 13" wide x 18.5" tall with head rest up, 14" tall with headrest folded
•shoulder straps 23" (can be adjusted up to 22" LONGER for a total of 45")
•waist belt 28"(size 0) can be adjusted up to 57"
•weight capacity of the carrier: 7-35 lbs (3.5-16kg)
•weight of the carrier: 1.5 lbs"
Here are some awesome pictures that detail the features of the Beco Gemini:
I was sent the Cars Espresso print Gemini carrier!
This is what I received:
Here are some pictures of the carrier as I took it out of the box!
It is pretty compact and is very lightweight (weighs only 1.5 lbs) which makes it so easy to stuff in your diaper bag to take along to the zoo, or the beach, or the mountains, or whatever adventure you are taking your littles on!
The back of the carrier:
The inside of the carrier (I so love the cars print, it is perfect for boys)!
Let me go ahead and point out some of my favorite features of the Gemini!
First and foremost I LOVE the fact that this carrier is designed for a baby from 7-35 lbs no extra insert or other accessory needed! As many of you know, I own an Ergo baby carrier. You can read my review of the Ergo here! While I love my Ergo, I don't love the idea of having to purchase an infant insert (for $38.00) to be able to use the carrier with a newborn baby! The Beco Gemini is ready to carry your infant 7 lbs + right from the start! I LOVE that!
I also love that the clasp that secures the carrier around your waist is a sort of safety clasp. You just can't pinch it and it comes off, but you have to also press the button down in the middle while pinching the clasp in order to open it! As seen here:
I also love that you can carry your baby 4 different ways with this carrier!
1. Front carry, baby facing in (from 7-15 lbs). 2. Front carry, baby facing out (can be used when baby is able to hold his/her head upright *around 3-4 months)! 3. Hip carry position (can be used when baby has full control of head and neck *around 4+ months)! 4. Back carry position (for babies with complete head/neck control *6+ months)!
Please remember that all babies grow and develop at different rates and these carrying positions are just general guidelines. Please take your individual child's developmental stage, age and weight into consideration when determining which carrying position will best suit him/her!
I love the back carry because my boy is 2 years old, and 27 lbs and loves to be held and yet, see everything going on around him!
There is an awesome YouTube video that you can watch here that shows you how to use the Beco Gemini! It is very informative and a must see for every Beco Gemini owner!
I also really love that this carrier is MADE IN THE USA (supporting American workers and companies is always a plus in my book)! I also love that my Gemini shell is made from 100% Organic cotton. The fill is 100% polyester! Awesome! I am that mom that avoids all clothing and materials that are 'fire resistent' due to the fact that most those items have been prepped in some sort of toxic chemical that will resist and retard fire, but may cause cancer???!!! Ok, that is a completely different blog post!
Another really great feature about the Gemini is that it is totally adjustable to fit you and whichever one of the four carrying positions you would like to use.
For instance, if you are wanting to use the front carry (baby facing in, towards you) with a newborn or smaller baby (7-15 lbs) you would use the narrow base configuration. What is the narrow base configuration you ask? Well, there is a place at the base of the carrier where you can snap back the fabric to make the base of the carrier narrow.
This is a picture of the base of the carrier (in the wide base position):
This is a picture of the base of the Beco in the narrow position:
This is a picture of the head rest extended:
Here is a picture of the head rest snapped down:
I used this carrier on my 2 yo son in the back carry position! He LOVE it!
In fact when I put him in the Beco he kept on saying "piggy back ride, piggy back ride" that really tickled me!
This baby carrier is sooooo comfortable for both mama and baby!
View from the front:
This is a VERY versatile carrier! Like I mentioned before it can be used in 4 different carry positions!
I really love the Beco Gemini!
It comes in some really awesome prints too:
Are you drooling yet? You should be! This is by far one of the best carriers I've ever tried!
You can purchase a Beco Gemini baby carrier directly from Beco for $135.00!!
Or.... you can enter to win one here!
Beco has generously offered one of you the chance to win your very own Beco Gemini Baby Carrier in winner's choice of print (subject to what is in stock)!
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only!
To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below!
You may need to click on 'read more' to see the entry form!
Good Luck and have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~
Disclosure: I received the item(s) mentioned above in exchange for my honest review! My opinions are my own and may differ from yours!
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