Friday, April 30, 2010


We have listened to all your comments here and on FaceBook and we hear you! You want another contest that doesn't require you to already own a Beco.

For those of you who DON'T have a Beco, we want to see you, too! Here are the rules:
  1. Make a video that tells WHY you need a Beco and/or WHY a Beco would be better than your current carrier (but no name calling or bashing!)
  2. Upload it to YouTube and make sure the title says, "Beco Baby Carrier, YOUR NAME needs a Butterfly!" A little mouse from Disney might have a video that is titled "Beco Baby Carrier, Mickey Mouse needs a Butterfly!" :)
  3. Then post the link on our discussion board on FaceBook by JUNE 30th (you have to "Like" our page first), so they will all be together.

Now, everyone take a deep breath (aaaahhhhh) and get crackin' on those videos!

We will still keep our original contest for the Gemini the same.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A long, long time ago...

Is two years a long, long time? Okay, I guess it's not really. But it sure does feel like it! That's how long it's been since I got my very first Beco carrier. Grab a snack, sit back, and enjoy a little story time...

I don't remember what first got me interested in Becos. I'm sure it was from browsing around The BabyWearer forums, looking at different types of carriers. And probably because they are so gorgeous! I'm sure I didn't have a lot of money at the time (who does?) so I started looking at other ways to get one. Anyone remember Revolution Money Exchange? It was a PayPal alternative that (I think) was just starting up. If you signed up, you got $25 RME dollars! It didn't take people long to start signing up everyone they knew to get the money. So I think I enrolled myself, my husband, my sister, her friend, and maybe my mom? I can't remember.
At any rate, the funds for a new Beco added up fast! Then I just needed to find a place that would accept this new currency. There were several online retailers that took it, and PaxBaby was the store I chose, because they had a fabric that I loved. I was so excited that I started emailing Jillian and asking about getting a Beco. She was SO helpful and patient. We even talked on the phone to make sure I was getting what I wanted. She also sent me pictures of the two Ava's she had in stock so I could pick which cut of fabric I liked best. What a doll!
My daughter was about one year and one month when my Beco came on March 31, 2008. I remember sitting in our study watching the mail man drop off our mail and drive away. I was SO upset! I really thought my Beco would be here that day! As he drove away I actually walked out to get the other mail and yelled at him! To my surprise, her turned around in the cul-de-sac and brought me a package- my Ava Beco Butterfly Original!
I was estatic! The first picture I took was with my husband's cell phone because I didn't have my camera.
Then I posted this on TBW the next day (<---more pics are in that link):
It came yesterday and I didn't have my camera. I've worn it for about an hour in Walmart (front and back- it's so easy to switch!) and for less time at home.
I really love it. I made these videos for some friends, so they might seem a little silly. But I wanted to share with ya'll, too. Enjoy!
Oh, and it's Ava that I got from Jillian at She is wonderful!

So that's my story! Little did I know what that one wonderful carrier would do to change my life! :)
Now share your story below! And don't forget to enter the contest for a new Gemini!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Great Divide

I'm looking over my YouTube account and I start laughing when I see "the great divide" of movies I have made. There are 8 videos made only in April/May of 2008, then NO videos at all again until April of 2010, when there are 10! Ha!

So I went 2 whole years without making any babywearing videos! And what made me get started again? Well my new Butterfly 2.0 in Lucas of course! The organic cotton is so soft, and the sand straps are even more gorgeous than I expected them to be. And everyone loves a neutral carrier!

Check out the videos (new and old!) here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Win a Beco Gemini! *updated*

Yep, you heard me right.
The Gemini hasn't even been released yet but you have a chance to win one!

Do you love your Beco? Does it go everywhere with you? Well, we want to see! Make a movie of you and your Beco and upload it to YouTube. We want to see you walking downtown, shopping, hiking, cooking, playing outside....anything!

Only two steps!
1) Become a fan of Beco on Facebook
2) Head over to YouTube and upload a video of you and your Beco carrier.

When you upload your movie, you must make sure that your title looks like this:
So Jane Doe's movie would have the title "Beco Baby Carrier JANE DOE".

Then, go post the link to your video on our Facebook page, under the discussion "Links for Gemini Contest" so they will all be in one spot!

We will be watching ALL the videos and judging which one is the best. The end date for the contest is JUNE 30th, 2010. So get those cameras out and get to work!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Who Opened The Flood Gates?

I don't know what came over me, but I was really in a Babywearin', video-makin' mood today. So I put on some makeup, fixed my hair and got to it! Here are the results: (I hope at least one of them helps you!)

Whew....that's a lot! And there are even a few more that I didn't link and still more on my camera!

Friday, April 16, 2010

What are these new straps?!

And why are they so hard to adjust?!
I have been getting several calls and emails about what is going on with the Butterfly 2. So when mine came in the mail today I had to make a movie ASAP.

The change to this Butterfly 2 is the location of the adjuster buckle for the shoulder strap. Now it is attached to the body of the carrier, instead of the end of the shoulder strap. This changes where you grab it (in front of you, not behind) and how you'll need to pull it.

Watch this video and learn all you need to know about your NEW Butterfly 2!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gemini Super Secret Sneak Preview Puzzle #2

Okay, here's the rest of the puzzle. Like some of you guessed, it's really a teaser since almost the whole Gemini is covered up!
This is me with my 3 year old daughter Caroline. She weighs a little less than 30 lbs. I'm wearing a backpack on my back, plus my purse across me and holding a lot of other things! But super comfy in the new Gemini!
But don't fret- tomorrow I will start a new puzzle that will show you a LOT more!

And just because you waited so long, here's another teaser:

Gemini Super Secret Sneak Preview Puzzle #1

Okay, I'm a few days late so here is the puzzle with two pieces added! Hopefully I'll post the completed puzzle tonight or tomorrow!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gemini Super Secret Sneak Preview Puzzle Frame

Here at Beco we are so excited about the Gemini!
This is the frame for the Super Secret Preview puzzle. Can you guess where I am in this pic?

Stay Tuned Tomorrow For The First Piece!