As the primary caregiver to a five year old and a 15 month old, one of the most important things to maintain is the ability to have at least one free hand. You never know when you're going to have to swat away an imaginary dragon, make a quick peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or help a little guy navigate a busy parking lot. The Beco 8 does this, and so much more!
I am beyond grateful that we are in a golden era of baby carriers. My wife and I have been blessed with big, healthy boys. I want to stress the word BIG. Charlie and Jack were both consistently in the high 90th percentile for their height and weight. That has sort of put me off the notion of baby carriers after they had each turned 9 months. There just don't seem to be that many comfortable options out there for either larger kids or kids that are slightly older, but that you'd still like to wear around every now and then.
I'm glad that I was able to find a carrier that could accomplish those tasks.
The Beco 8 Ergonomic Baby Carrier
Like I said, I’ve got a 5 year old and a one year old that I am the primary caregiver for. It’s safe to say that I have my hands full often. With that in mind, it’s really nice when some one designs a baby carrier that has more than just newborn to 6 month olds in mind. I feel like Beco successfully did this with their ergonomic baby carrier, The Beco 8.
It was nice that I never felt like I was squeezing my giant 15 month old, Charlie, into the carrier. I feel like one of the initial big tests for any carrier is how your child reacts when being put into the carry position. Charlie didn't seem to mind the quick application of cushioned cover and straps that this carrier supplied. Well done, Beco.
The Beco 8 has multiple carrying positions ranging from tradition front, back, and side to a more non-traditional carrier position that’s kind of half-way between side and front.
The array of straps can be easily adjusted to cater to all these positions and it’s always nothing less than intuitive. I’ve got to say that I’m very impressed with the overall design, comfort, and construction of the carrier in any position that it’s in. It seems like they really put this through some practical application before putting it out on the market. For lack of a better description, if never felts like it was in the way. It just sort of became a part of what I was doing.
More than that though, I also love the way that it looks. To me, I feel as though I’m strapping myself into a futuristic space suit. Though I can see some one else feeling that it’s more streamlined chic to go with a more modern look. Personally, I love it. They didn’t sacrifice any comfort or durability to maintain a very cool aesthetic.
Outside of the ability to conform to any type of carry you’d like, the carrier has the standard fare. But a few extra nice features definitely worth knowing:
Beco 8 - overall thoughts
I don't know if I could recommend this carrier enough. I can't speak to any experience carrying a newborn with it, but I'd only imagine that it's more of the same type of style meets simplicity. Very impressive stuff.
We've made the carrier a permanent part of our collection. I hope that I was able to part the seas a bit and give you a clear idea of what works for me about this carrier. Thanks for listening. Be well.
More info and purchasing options can be found here: https://becobabycarrier.com/collections/beco-8/products/beco-8