Monday, July 5, 2010

Organic Beco Butterfly II Baby Carrier Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED





First Impression: The carrier comes in a beautiful box with a picture of a mom happily wearing her baby in an adorable carrier!  Inside the box you get the amazing Beco Butterfly II Baby Carrier, an infant insert (so you can wear your itty bitty newborn), a headrest/hood, an easy to follow instructional DVD, and an owners manual. 

Style/Choices:  You will never find a more beautiful carrier out there.  The choices are amazing, the prints are stunning!  Just go to their website and check them out!

Functionality: These carriers are extremely functional!  They are super easy to use and it will enable you to get tasks done that you never thought possible!  I cook, clean, hike, shop, breastfeed, chase my three year old around,  and every other day to day activity while wearing Ellianna in my Beco Butterfly II.

How it Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle:  You are probably wondering how my obsession with this amazing carrier relates to my blog's goals of a healthy lifestyle and weight loss.  If you look at my journals you will notice that I go on a lot of walks/hikes.  During these hikes, little Ellianna is snuggled up next to mommy in her Beco Butterfly II.  Not only does this keep baby happy, it also adds to my Weight Watchers Activity Points, yes my weight loss buddies.... carrying weight (your precious baby bundle) helps burn those calories!

Cost Effective: It took me a while to convince my dear husband to let me buy my first Beco Butterfly II, because they run around $140.  When I finally convinced him to let me get one with my son Gavin, I rushed out and bought the River print and my husband regretted not getting it for me earlier.  All of a sudden the house was cleaner, dinner was made on time, and I was much more eager to go out and do chores.  All while wearing my toddler on my back.  In fact, once in a while Gavin still begs to get in the carrier (which can carry up to 45 lbs).

My Becos:
You may notice that throughout this review you see three Beco Butterfly IIs.  The first one I bought was the River print, which is now kept in my car for outings.  The second one is the Kassie print which I designed and won through a contest on  MyBecoBaby, this Beco is for around the house and hikes.  The third one is the Organic Panther one that I was given for this review, which my husband has claimed. Can never have too many Becos!!

Information from the site: 
PRODUCT FEATURES
  • newborn to toddler (7-45 lbs/3.5 - 20 kg)
  • front and back carry
  • easy On and OFF features
  • high quality tested materials
  • machine washable
  • DVD instructions included
  • made in USA and China

PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS

  • body 13" wide x 16" tall
  • 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: 7-45 lbs
  • weight of the carrier: 1.8 lbs

INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE

  • Baby Carrier
  • Head Rest (Hood)
  • Infant Insert
  • DVD Instructions
  • Owners Manual


Pros: 
  • The benefits of
    babywearing
    are immeasurable! Both of my babies were worn numerous times throughout the day and every week people comment on how happy and content they are.
  • Wearing baby burns calories.
  • The Beco Butterfly II is extremely easy to use and fits both my husband (6'5") and I (5'2") with room to spare!
  • Did I mention they are gorgeous??
  • The inside panel allows the sleeping baby to be put down to finish his/her snooze as well as the ability to pass baby between parents.
  • Easy to breastfeed in and while baby nurses upright it helps with digestion.  Plus it easy to be discreet.
  • While wearing your baby at Disneyland, you can go on almost every ride with him/her!  I was pleasantly surprised!
  • It allows you to spend time and interact more with your older children
Cons:
  • The hood is a little baggy when I use it with Ellianna

Improvement Suggestions:
  • Putting more snaps on the hood to make it smaller if need be.
  • Hard to come up with anything else, this carrier is so perfect!  Maybe a pocket to hold your keys?
Gemini soon to be revealed!
Like most avid Beco fans, I am eagerly awaiting their newest carrier!  The Gemini carrier is going to be the biggest break through for babywearing!  The straps will have the ability to criss cross on the back to help alleviate the baby's weight and the baby will have the ability to face out!!  I am so excited!  I may even have the opportunity to review this wonderful new carrier, so stay tuned!

    BUY IT: Go to Beco Baby Carrier's web page. 

    WIN IT:  One of my lucky readers will win their own Organic Beco Butterfly II Carrier in the Panthers print!!!!

    1 COMMENT = 1 ENTRY, the more entries (comments) you have, the better chance you have of winning.  If you do an entry worth 3 comments, leave 3 comments.  If you have any questions please email me at LaurenTurner949(at)gmail(dot)com

    Mandatory Entry: (you must be a public follower and leave me a way to contact you) 

    1) Go to Beco Baby Carrier's web site and tell me which other Beco Butterfly II print you would like! (one entry)

    Additional Entries (leave one comment per additional entry, if it counts as 2 or 3, then leave 2 or 3 extra entries) 
    2) "Like" My365toaSize5 on Facebook  (one entry)
    3)  Follow My365toaSize5 on Twitter  (one entry)
    4) "Like" Beco Baby Carriers on Facebook (one entry)
    5)  Follow Beco Baby Carrier on Twitter(one entry) 
    6)  Write a blog post about this giveaway and link me to it in your comment - (2 entries)
    7)  Grab my button and post a link to where it is - (3 entries)
    8)  Tweet about this giveaway, leave me your twitter name or URL - can only do this once a day (1 entry)
    9)  Enter another one of my giveaways and tell me which one (1 entry per giveaway)
    10) Subscribe to my Feedburner (2 entries)


    Winners will be chosen via random.org on July 30th, 2010.  Last valid entry can be entered on July 29th, 2010 at midnight PST.  Winners have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen via random.org.

    I was given a product for free to write this review but was not given any monetary compensation.  The opinions depicted above are my own, others may have different outcomes.
     

    536 comments:

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    The Fam said...

    I like the Paige best!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    The Fam said...

    I follow Beco on Twitter (@channynn).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    The Fam said...

    I follow My365toaSize5 on Twitter (@channynn).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    The Fam said...

    TWeet! http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/17789388529

    Pamela said...

    I have wanted a Beco for years now!! My favorite current print is the Tyler.

    Pamela said...

    I put your button on my blog. I would rather not put the link. Hope that is OK.

    Pamela said...

    Following them on twitter.

    Rita said...

    Ironically, I like the one with your name, Lauren. I don't tweet. But have been following your blog on FB.

    Deann said...

    I like the Aiden print

    Sadie said...

    I'm torn between Aiden and Lauren ~ both very pretty

    Sadie said...

    My 365 to a Size 5 - liked on Facebook

    Kimi said...

    I love lauren and ayden equally. Following you here, and posting to my facebook :)

    Kimi said...

    liked on 365 to a size 5 and beco on facebook.

    Kimi said...

    grabbed your button and put it on my blog here:

    http://notaskinnygoddess.blogspot.com/2010/07/check-out-this-blog-they-are-doing-beco.html

    Kimi said...

    I also entered your lunchbox giveaway- :)

    Maria said...

    I like the aiden print.

    Maria said...

    Following you on twitter.

    Maria said...
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    Maria said...

    Follow beco on twitter @chgdiapers.

    Maria said...
    This comment has been removed by the author.
    Maria said...

    Like beco on facebook.

    Vivian said...

    I am a follower!

    Vivian said...

    I love the scooters the best!

    Vivian said...

    Liked 365 to a size 5 on Facebook!

    Dana said...

    I follow you publicly!
    I love the Tyler print Beco!
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    Dana said...

    Following My365toaSize5 on twitter - @basketgal123
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    Dana said...

    I like Beco on facebook!
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    Dana said...

    I follow Beco on twitter - @basketgal123
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    Dana said...

    #1
    I have your button!
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    Dana said...

    #2
    I have your button!
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    Dana said...

    #3
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    Dana said...

    tweet:
    http://twitter.com/basketgal123/status/17839994245
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    Pamela said...

    Following you on twitter.

    Pamela said...

    I like you on FB. =)

    shawnee said...

    I like 365 To A Size 5 on Facebook!

    shawnee said...

    I love the Natalie :)

    shawnee said...

    I like Beco on Facebook!!

    shawnee said...

    I follow Beco on Twitter :)

    shawnee said...

    I follow My 365 To A Size 5 on Twitter :)

    Apryl said...

    I like the Tyler print!

    Apryl said...

    Liked you on Facebook. :D

    Apryl said...

    Liked Beco Baby Carrier on Facebook.

    Apryl said...

    Entered the Aurorae yoga mat giveaway.

    Gisela said...

    I love the Tyler print!

    giselaelizabeth1 AT aol DOT com

    Gisela said...

    Already LIKE you on Facebook!

    Gisela said...

    Following you on Twitter (GiselaElizabeth)

    Gisela said...

    Like Beco Baby Carriers on FB!

    Gisela said...

    Following Beco Baby Carrier on Twitter

    Gisela said...

    Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/GiselaElizabeth/status/17870870689

    Sara Cart said...

    I love the Lucas print.

    Sara Cart said...

    Liked my365tosize5 on facebook.

    Sara Cart said...

    Following My365toSize5 on Twitter.

    Sara Cart said...

    Liked Beco Baby Carriers on Facebook

    Sara Cart said...

    Following beco baby carrier on Twitter.

    Sara Cart said...

    Posted on blog. http://electladys.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-organic-beco-baby-carrier.html

    Sara Cart said...

    Posted on Blog. http://electladys.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-organic-beco-baby-carrier.html

    Sara Cart said...

    Put up your button. http://electladys.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-organic-beco-baby-carrier.html

    Sara Cart said...

    Put up your button. http://electladys.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-organic-beco-baby-carrier.html

    Sara Cart said...

    Put up your button. http://electladys.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-organic-beco-baby-carrier.html

    Sara Cart said...

    Put up on Twitter. The_Elect_Lady

    Shari said...

    Tyler is my favorite print :)

    Shari said...

    I like you on Facebook.

    Shari said...

    I liked Beco Baby Carriers on Facebook.

    Karmah said...

    I love the Aiden print. I follow! I've been looking at these carriers for awhile now!


    islandgirl706@gmail.com

    Hyper Bueno said...

    I like the tyler print also.

    Erin said...

    I like beco carriers on FB

    Erin said...

    i grabbed a button

    Erin said...

    i grabbed a button

    Erin said...

    i grabbed a button

    Erin said...

    i like my 365 to a 5 on FB

    Erin said...

    i like the aiden!

    Girl Travel Diary said...

    Liked My365toasize5 & Beco Baby Carriers on Facebook :)

    Dana said...

    tweet:
    http://twitter.com/basketgal123/status/17915998708
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    sarah said...

    I like the Tyler print best (and I'm a new follower) :)

    sarah said...

    I like you on face book

    sarah said...

    i follow you on twitter

    sarah said...

    following becco on twitter

    Jaime said...

    I like the Paige print the best.

    I'm a public follower, email is bookluvr920 at aol.com

    Jaime said...

    I like My365toaSize5 on Facebook.

    Jaime said...

    I'm following My365toaSize5 on Twitter.

    Jaime said...

    I like Beco Baby Carriers on Facebook.

    Jaime said...

    I follow Beco baby carries on Twitter.

    Jaime said...

    I also entered your Weight Watchers 3 month membership giveaway.

    Janette said...

    I like beco on facebook

    Janette said...

    I like my365toasize5 on facebook

    LaughterHugs said...

    i'm following you on facebook :)
    (laughterhugs@yahoo.com)

    Christina said...

    I liked Beco on Facebook

    Christina said...

    I entered your weight watchers give away

    Christina said...

    I liked my 365 to size 5 on facebook

    Christina said...
    This comment has been removed by the author.
    Christina said...

    I follow Beco Baby Carrier on Twitter

    Christina said...

    I follow my365toasize5 on twitter

    Christina said...

    I love the print Natalie

    emilycleone said...

    i love the aiden and the natalie prints!

    emilycleone said...

    i like you on facebook

    emilycleone said...

    i like beco baby on facebook

    emilycleone said...

    i follow you on twitter

    Dana said...

    tweet:
    http://twitter.com/basketgal123/status/18005808960
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    Gisela said...

    Tweeted today!

    http://twitter.com/GiselaElizabeth/status/18006499063

    Gisela said...

    Added your button to my blog!

    http://adventures-in-babymaking.blogspot.com/

    Gisela said...

    Added you button to my blog (entry #2)
    http://adventures-in-babymaking.blogspot.com/

    Gisela said...

    Added you button to my blog (entry #3)
    http://adventures-in-babymaking.blogspot.com/

    Marissa said...

    Just "liked" My365toasize5 on Facebook!

    Marissa said...

    Just "liked" Beco baby carriers on Facebook too!

    Marissa said...

    Just started "following" My365toasize5 on Twitter

    Marissa said...

    Just started "following" Becobabycarrier on Twitter

    Marissa said...

    Just tweeted about your giveaway too... @mruminson

    Marissa said...

    I like the "Tyler" style the best...

    Marissa said...

    I also entered your giveaway for the Easy Lunchboxes!

    Marissa said...

    Just in case you didn't want to click through to my profile to get my email address, it's [mruminson at gmail dot com]

    Marissa said...

    Just in case the link for my comments didn't contain the email address, it's mruminson at gmail dot com

    Dana said...

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/basketgal123/status/18088885898
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    Rosie and Derek said...

    I am loving the Tyler print (but Lauren is a close second!).

    borsky_dre at yahoo dot com

    Rosie and Derek said...

    Like My365toaSize5 on Facebook

    Rosie and Derek said...

    Following My365toaSize5 on Twitter (under RHBDesigns- my business acct).

    Rosie and Derek said...

    Like Beco on Facebook

    Rosie and Derek said...

    Following Beco on Twitter

    Rosalynn said...
    This comment has been removed by the author.
    Rosie and Derek said...

    Button is on my shop blog:
    http://rhbdesigns.blogspot.com/

    Rosie and Derek said...

    Button on my blog (#2)

    Rosie and Derek said...

    Button on my blog (#3)

    skgaff said...

    I like the Aiden print
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

    skgaff said...

    like you on facebook (stephanie gaffney)
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

    skgaff said...

    follow you on twitter @skgaff
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

    skgaff said...

    follow beco baby carrier on twitter @skgaff
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

    skgaff said...

    entered the weight watchers giveaway
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

    caedmen said...

    following via gfc
    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    caedmen said...

    I like the Aiden print as well

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    caedmen said...

    following my365toasize5 on twitter @caedmen

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    caedmen said...

    following becobaby on twitter @caedmen

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    caedmen said...

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/Caedmen/status/18125375107

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    Dawn C said...

    I love the Aiden and Natalie.

    dmcalgaro @ yahoo.com

    Dawn C said...

    following on twitter dmcalgaro

    Dawn C said...

    tweeted dmcalgaro

    Rebecca W said...

    I'm following your blog via gfc
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

    Rebecca W said...

    I'm following you on twitter-beccaann38
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

    Rebecca W said...

    Following Beco Baby Carrier on Twitter-beccaann38
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

    Rebecca W said...

    tweet: http://twitter.com/beccaann38/status/18141506548
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

    JCR18 said...

    I like the Lauren print the best.

    jcr18 at comcast dot net

    JCR18 said...

    I follow beco on twitter JCR408
    jcr18 at comcast dot net

    JCR18 said...

    I follow my365toasize5 on twitter JCR408
    jcr18 at comcast dot net

    Dana said...

    tweet:
    http://twitter.com/basketgal123/status/18168757499
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    imavera said...

    I like the Aiden design

    imavera said...

    following you on twitter

    @imavera

    imavera said...

    following Beco on twitter

    @imavera

    caedmen said...

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/Caedmen/status/18200731151

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    caedmen said...

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/Caedmen/status/18200731151

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    MrsSpock said...

    These are adorable! I love the Lauren Style!

    MeganK said...

    My fav print in the Tyler (with Aiden as the runner up).

    MegKochendorfer at hotmail dot com

    MeganK said...

    I've "Liked" you on Facebook...

    MegKochendorfer at hotmail dot com

    MeganK said...

    Following you on Twitter...

    MegKochendorfer at hotmail dot com

    MeganK said...

    I "Like" Beco Baby Carriers on Facebook...


    MegKochendorfer at hotmail dot com

    MeganK said...

    Following "Becobaby" on Twitter...

    MegKochendorfer at hotmail dot com

    MeganK said...

    I've also entered your EasyLunchBoxes.com giveaway.

    MegKochendorfer at hotmail dot com

    Jess and the boys said...

    LOVE the Aiden print!

    Jess and the boys said...

    Fan of yours on FB
    Jessica A

    Jess and the boys said...

    Follow on Twitter
    @ThenWere4

    Jess and the boys said...

    Like Beco Baby on FB already :)
    Jessica A

    Jess and the boys said...

    Follow BecoBaby on Twitter
    @ThenWere4

    Jess and the boys said...

    Tweet

    http://twitter.com/ThenWere4/status/18232144173

    Dana said...

    tweet:
    http://twitter.com/basketgal123/status/18243887387
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

    The Baldree Family said...

    I also like the Aiden Print!!!
    rachelbaldree at hotmail.com

    The Baldree Family said...

    Also entered the yoga for kids!
    rachelbaldree at hotmail.com

    Justine M. said...

    I really like the Natalie

    j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

    Justine M. said...

    liked My365toaSize5 on FB
    justine mc d i l d a

    Justine M. said...

    following My365toaSize5 on twitter
    @SliverStorm

    j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

    Justine M. said...

    liked Beco on FB
    justine mc d i l d a

    Justine M. said...

    following beco on twitter
    @SliverStorm

    j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

    Christa Terry said...

    I liked you on Facebook!

    christa d terry at gmail dot com

    Christa Terry said...

    And I followed you on Twitter (as ManoloBrides).

    christa d terry at gmail dot com

    Christa Terry said...

    I liked Beco on Facebook!

    christa d terry at gmail dot com

    Christa Terry said...

    And I'm following Beco on Twitter as ManoloBrides!

    Christa Terry said...

    I added your button to my blog at: http://howbabbyformed.blogspot.com/

    christa d terry at gmail dot com

    Christa Terry said...

    I added your button to my blog at: http://howbabbyformed.blogspot.com/

    christa d terry at gmail dot com

    Christa Terry said...

    I added your button to my blog at: http://howbabbyformed.blogspot.com/

    christa d terry at gmail dot com

    caedmen said...

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/Caedmen/status/18301120448

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    Mama Bear said...
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    Mama Bear said...

    I like the Avery, Lenka, & Tyler prints! pinkgreenbean at gmail

    Mama Bear said...

    LIked you on FB

    Mama Bear said...

    Followed you on twitter!

    Mama Bear said...

    Liked Beco

    Mama Bear said...

    Twitter followed beco

    Mama Bear said...

    Entered your lunchbox giveaway!

    Jessica said...

    I really like the Lucas print
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    Jessica said...

    I like My365toaSize5 on facebook (Jessica Wagner)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    Jessica said...

    I follow My365toaSize5 on twitter (@jjak2003)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    Jessica said...

    I follow Beco on twitter (@jjak2003)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    Jessica said...

    I like Beco on facebook (Jessica Wagner)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    Jessica said...

    I entered your Auroare Yoga Mat giveaway
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    Jessica said...

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/18307499452
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

    The aiden print and then the panther print are my two favorites!

    endieway at gmail

    WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

    I follow you on Twitter

    @weemasonman

    endieway at gmail

    WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

    I now follow beco on Twitter
    @weemasonman

    endieway at gmail

    Maria said...

    Blogged: http://www.change-diapers.com/2010/07/weekly-friday-giveaway-roundup-for-july.html

    Maria said...

    Blog entry #2

    Maria said...

    Button: http://www.change-diapers.com/p/blogroll.html

    Sorry, had to delete some of my earlier entries, I had lots of touble with the $#*^( captcha and managed to duplicate some of my entries.

    Maria said...

    Button entry #2

    Maria said...

    Button entry #3

    McKim said...

    I am a follower. I like the Aiden print.

    Dana said...

    http://twitter.com/basketgal123/status/18329887291
    danajewers6352 at msn dot com

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