Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year??

I was going to post "Happy New Year!" but my first thought was, "Where did the OLD year go?!" This year was FLOWN by! It's been crazy with the HUGE release of the Gemini, our super soft drooling pads, and even two new bECO Mini prints

I hope your year has been a wonderful as ours. Enjoy your time with family and friends and stay safe! Lots of bECO lOVE! 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Perfect Piece of Fabric

Have you ever been in this story before?

"Once upon a time, a crafty momma was wandering through the forest (er...hobby store, or on Etsy, or at a yard sale) when, suddenly, something stood out to her. It was like a glowing light all around one piece of fabric. The perfect piece of fabric. She bought it and began to dream about which perfect project was worthy of the perfect fabric. There was only enough for ONE project, so it had to be perfectly perfect, and she couldn't mess it up."

That sounds a little like the story that Beco Mom McKinley found herself in. 
See what she writes:

I did quite a bit of research on which type of carrier is the best for baby and, after all that, like countless other savvy moms, have decided yours is definitely the greatest!! However, now that I am in love with it and HAVE to have it, I can't find the ones I like for sale anywhere! I see that there are many limited edition and custom styles so it makes sense that I've had a hard time tracking them down. 
So, I've had the most fantastic idea and I am so excited! I have this very special, very unique swatch of fabric I've been saving until I could find the right project for it and I think I just found it: I'm going to sew it to the front of one of your metro black carriers and it's going to be super fab! 
Let me know what you think,
thanks again for all your help!!

This is fabric she had saved: 

A month or so later, I received this email from McKinley:
Jack LOVE love LOVES his new carrier [and, so do I!!], thanks again for everything, couldn't have done it without you!

and the sweetest picture!
Yay for fairy tales that come true! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

So it begins...

At least for me, Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season. I love how the weather gets colder and beautiful lights are up all over! Plus all the good food and times with family are great!

So from Beco to you, Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving To you Pictures, Images and Photos

And to show our love for you, check out our Facebook page for a special Black Friday coupon! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wearer of the Week, Corinna

We love hearing stories from our fans! This one from Corinna is especially neat because as you see in her signature, she has been loving Beco since almost the beginning! Thanks for being a loyal fan! 

As die-hard Red Sox fans my husband and I were not about to leave our children out of the fun, especially when they were little and nursing.  However, our family's season ticket seats at Fenway Park are on the right field roof deck.  The two options for getting there are to hike up many flights of stairs, or to use the maddeningly slow elevator, which would mean less time enjoying the game.  Basically you couldn't pay me to drag a stroller around that place, or in and out of Boston traffic on the walk to the park for that matter!  

After trying out many different carriers in my search for the perfect one, my Beco became my absolute favorite go-to carrier and my first choice for games.  Carrier Camo custom made a slipcover from a Red Sox jersey for my Blue Stripe 4th Gen, and we were Boston-bound!  

This picture is Corinna carrying her middle daughter Esmee when she is about 18 months

I can't tell you how many comments, compliments, and questions I have gotten carrying my girls to games.  We can zip in and out of crowds with my hands free, and the little one can just go to sleep, safe and secure, if she is tired.  Plus, the girls always had a great view of what was going on around them, rather that staring at everyone's knees all day :-) This year we are looking forward to taking our third daughter (who is now 7 mos) to her first game in July.  Beco will be there!

Corinna, Beco mama since 2006

Monday, November 15, 2010

We have a winner!

I have to admit, it is so much fun to pick a winner, but I do always feel a little sad for all the people who entered and didn't win. :-( But I know that is just how the cookie crumbles!

For the BCIA contest (to win a FREE Beco Butterfly 2) Bea is the winner! Post #40 on our Facebook discussion page! 

She writes: "I posted a pic on their Facebook page, shared my story on their site in the "Babywearing in daily life" section and on their site I found interesting the mention of how cultures that wear their babies in a straddled position, such as in Africa, have better hips long-term!"

Congratulations, and thanks to all those who entered. Don't forget to check out our Facebook page now to see about the newest contest that just opened up to win even more great stuff!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

We love a good contest...

And this contest has a good GREAT cause behind it, so we like it even more! 
You may have heard that baby wearing and baby carriers are under attack. The warning that the CPSC has put out against slings is making many parents scared to buy ANY type of carrier, no matter the brand, style, or good reviews. The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) is trying to change that!  

According to their website, 
"The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance exists to increase awareness of the value of quality baby carriers and to support those in the baby carrier industry. The BCIA was formed in 2010 as a 501(c)(6) corporation. As an alliance of industry leaders, the BCIA is organized to propagate standards across the industry, promote educational outreach, participate in research, and help small businesses comply with standards. We are passionate about babywearing and about the baby carrier industry."

And guess what? By helping the BCIA in their cause, you can win a FREE *custom edition* Butterfly 2! Here's how:

1.Share your baby wearing story on their site.

2.Upload your baby wearing picture on their website and/or Facebook page.

3.Let us know what you learn from their website on this Discussion on our Facebook page.

We can't wait to hear the responses! Contest ends October 31st.
EXTENDED through November 15th! 

**Note: to be entered in the contest, you MUST post on our Facebook discussion page! That is the only thing that "enters" you!**

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wearer of the Week, Andy

Another babywearing daddy! Read what Andy's wife, Nichole, says about their Beco Butterfly. 

These are a few pictures of my son, Anderson, hitching a ride with daddy, Andy, at the beach.  In these pictures, he was very close to walking, but not just yet.  He also was ready for a nap, so we strapped him in.  He enjoyed the ride, never fussed, and eventually fell asleep.  I melts my heart to see my husband carrying his little boy.  I got a nice break since I am pregnant with our daughter, Annabelle, due in late September.  These pictures are from Melbourne Beach, FL in mid April.  Enjoy!

We also would like to mention that the cover did great on keeping out blond haired boy from getting a burn!  :o)  Thank you for including that feature!