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Introducing Tweak of the Week!

29 Jan

It’s been in the works for a while, and I finally got my new webcam to replace my broken one… so now here it is! The idea behind “tweak of the week” comes from the most common troubleshooting topics I encounter when helping parents with their carriers as well as my own experience finding ways to make my carriers work better for me. So, without further adieu, here’s my first tweak for buckle carriers/SSCs complete with baby bump:

Baby Carrier Sales and News at QuirkyBaby, June 2011

1 Jun

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  • Memorial Day Sale continues for a few more days! Take 10% off and enjoy free US shipping on most baby slings and baby carriers at Quirkybaby. Baby sling and baby carrier brands on sale: Babyhawk, Kozy, Boba, Scootababy, Pikkolo, Maya Wrap, Moby Wrap, Hotslings AP, and Wrapsody. Baby accessories on sale including BabyLegs and Sunday Afternoons Kids Play Hats. Sale doesn’t apply to sale items, Ergo, Beco, and Sakura Bloom products, but you can still qualify for free BabyLegs on orders over $100!
  • Need to protect those tender little arms and legs from the sun? Check out the new designs in BabyLegs Cool, with a UPF protection factor of 50+! Other great sun protection items: Moby Wrap UV baby wraps, and the best kids’ sun hats ever from SunDay Afternoons that are cool, comfortable, and actually stay on!
  • Need a cool, lightweight, and portable baby sling or baby wrap carrier for hot summer days? A woven cotton ring sling from Maya Wrap or a single layer linen ring sling from Sakura Bloom will keep you and baby cool and ventilated.  Need two-shoulder support? The Wrapsody Bali Stretch is a great option for those who want a traditional all-in-one carrier for newborns through toddlers, while the Ergo Performance gets rave reviews for its high-tech breathability and support.
  • New Beco Gemini patterns coming soon! Lucas on Espresso and Aiden on Espresso will expand the boy-friendly/gender-neutral range of this extremely popular buckle carrier that enables forward facing out, forward facing in, hip, and back carries.
  • In other Beco Baby Carrier news: Beco Gemini and Beco Butterfly in the sunny, cheerful Luna organic print have been discontinued. Limited Edition Beco Butterfly in Ever and Duke are in stock only while supplies last! And there are still a few Beco Butterfly carriers on sale for $20 off with free US shipping in Aiden, Lucas, and Natalie prints.

Beco Gemini Sneak Peek

17 May

Fans of the Beco 4th Generation and Beco Butterfly are really looking forward to the imminent release of the Beco Gemini buckle carrier. I can’t tell you exactly when it will be out, but it won’t be long now before Beco Baby Carriers lifts the suspense and introduces the latest addition to the Beco family of structured carriers!

In a nutshell, the Gemini WILL:

  • Allow a forward-facing out position that’s ergonomic and comfortable for both parent and child
  • Enable a hip carry position
  • Be able to be worn with shoulder straps crossed on the back for a front carry
  • Have a fold-up/fold-down head rest
  • Work for babies from 7 to 35 pounds
  • Ensure the wearer’s comfort with padded shoulder straps and hip belt

The Gemini will NOT:

  • Need an infant insert
  • Have the harness system of the Butterfly
  • Have a separate, detachable sleeping hood

For more on the similarities and differences between the Beco Butterfly and the Beco Gemini, check out QuirkyBaby’s handy comparison chart. And don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list to get the inside scoop and pre-ordering information, just as soon as I’m allowed to send it out!

Pre-order New Spring 2010 Beco Butterfly II Carriers Now!

1 Mar

Beco is just about to ship my order of Beco Butterfly 2 buckle carriers from their Spring 2010 collection. New this year, the Beco Butterfly now features 100% certified organic brushed canvas fabric for the straps and body. Aiden, Natalie, Lucas, and Paige will begin shipping mid-March, while Lauren and Tyler will begin shipping closer to the end of March.

QuirkyBaby has the lowest allowable price on Beco Butterfly 2 structured carriers, with free US shipping and more great freebies and bonuses!

Discontinued Beco Butterfly II 2 Prints Anna and Hope on Sale

6 Oct

Take advantage of this good deal while it lasts! Anna and Hope are on sale for $124 with free shipping while supplies last. These prints won’t be restocked and no other Becos will go on sale until Spring 2010. Shop for these and all other Beco Butterfly II 2 carriers here.

Fall 2009 Beco Butterfly 2 II Prints Begin Shipping Sept. 26th

22 Sep

Beco Butterfly carriers have a look (and a functionality) you won’t find anywhere else! New for fall 2009, Gabby Caperon, owner and designer of the Beco Butterfly carrier, has two original screenprints on organic fabrics for the Duo collection, Panthers on espresso brown and Argyle Deer on black. QuirkyBaby also has a small number of the limited edition Blue Scooters on Orange available. This bright and funky pattern is sure to get you noticed!

Pre-order now at QuirkyBaby for shipment starting Sept. 26th via free US Priority Mail.

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New Limited Edition Custom Beco Butterfly II Carriers In Stock

14 Jul

Introducing Sam and Hope, the latest — and last — custom limited edition Beco Butterfly II baby carriers that will be available at QuirkyBaby. Beco Baby Carriers has discontinued the custom Beco Butterfly 2 program, so all stock is limited to what’s on hand!

All Beco Butterfly baby carriers ship free in the US via Priority Mail, and come with your choice of two free pairs of BabyLegs.

Sam features a stunning combination of geometrics and florals with dominant shades of white, black, red, and blue with yellow accents on black twill body and straps.

Hope features a striking retro floral print with dominant shades of red, black, orange, and light blue on a white background on black twill body and straps.

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Beco Butterfly II Has Arrived

26 Sep

My office looks like I’m trying to build the Great Wall of China out of the new and improved Beco Butterfly II baby carrier boxes! I’ve only had a short time to play with it, but I’m very happy with the design changes that Beco has made. The Beco Baby Carrier retains its unique inner harness that helps take the fear factor out of doing back carries and enables one person to hand baby and carrier off to another, but incorporates some updates that make the Beco Butterfly even more functional:

  • The sleeping hood design is greatly improved. It snaps on, rather than threading on with nylon webbing. Also, it’s contoured rather than flat, and should fit a snoozing baby’s head much better.
  • There are two more inches of padding in the shoulder straps. This is a suggestion I (and others, I’m sure) had made to Beco to improve the fit for bigger people. I’m glad they listened!
  • The infant insert is now removable. So if you’re wearing the Beco Baby Carrier with a bigger baby, you can just take out the infant insert and stash it somewhere safe.
  • This isn’t really a functional issue, but the carrier is now made in the USA! Which is important to many consumers.

I’ve got the Beco Butterfly 2 available in Metro Black, Trinity, Sara, and Avery (all on black body/straps) and Espresso Brown, River, Carnival, and Jacob (all on espresso brown straps).

If you’ve got any questions about whether the Beco Butterfly II is the right buckle carrier for you, please ask away! You can comment here or email me at jane@quirkybaby.com

Oh and p.s. — if you’re looking for a toy carrier for your child or someone else’s, you’ve got to check out the Beco Mini — it’s adorable!

Now taking pre-orders on May Beco Butterfly prints

22 May

Due to popular demand, I’m opening for pre-orders on the May prints of Beco Butterfly Carriers, including Carnival, Allison, Natalie, and Isabella. I will also have more Metro Black in stock.

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Last Chance for Sophia and Ethan Beco Butterfly

16 May

I was able to get my hands on some of the last Ethan and Sophia Beco Butterfly Carriers! These prints have been discontinued and won’t be coming back.

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