thanks to kmcscott / Katie for letting us share your youtube videos of the Beco butterfly!
Here are some homemade photos of the new Beco Butterfly prints. People have been especially curious about the words on Emma, which wouldn’t be read on the official Beco Butterfly images. But we have them now, so click to enlarge!
Admittedly, Ethan is not a new arrival, but we haven’t taken extra photos yet and it is an extremely attractive yellow and brown in person, I just had to show it off!
Outdoor shots on a bright morning- each color Butterfly has one picture in sun, one in shade.
Click photos to enlarge. Click here to shop
Video on Beco’s blog of how to open and adjust the new buckles
The Beco Butterfly Carrier situation has developed into a federally regulated CPSC recall. All Beco Butterfly carriers bought from Jan 1 to March 6 2008 are affected. If you own one, please read carefully. Feel free to forward this message or post it publicly.
We are doing our very best to help our customers and we are so very sorry for the hassle! We value our relationship as your retailer and we are here to answer all questions and help facilitate your process with the manufacturer.
Edit: This page is out of date. Read here instead –> Link
There were major developments this week for all who bought the first Beco Butterflies, and to any who are considering buying one.
First, here is Beco’s safe handling memo. If you own a January print, this was not in your package. That would be Carnival, Pony, Mia, and Addison. As soon as we got this information, we put up the page on our website and sent it to all January Butterfly customers.
Second, here is Beco’s official word on the design change from now on. When we receive our next shipment, they will have these changes. We have paused selling the Butterfly for now as we send back our current stock for updating. We will only sell Butterflies with the updated features.
Third, see our Beco Butterfly sales page. We have marked all our remaining stock as unavailable as we send it back to Beco for the changes. We recommend all our customers do the same. Mail your carrier back to Beco for the new two-handed buckles and a check on the black webbing that runs through them. The upgrade is free, including shipping both ways
We are striving to serve our customers. We welcome your calls, your emails, your blog comments. However you like to communicate, we will be here to help answer your questions and facilitate your experience. We have the shipping instructions you need. We apologize for the worries this has caused some of you, and for the inconvenience of sending your carriers away if you do follow advice and take advantage of the free design upgrade.
All the new Butterfly colors are here! Mia, Ethan, Ava, blue Addison, Pony Express, and pink Sophia.
The next shipment will be March 25. As usual policy, there are no pre-orders but you can ask to be added to an “interested” email list so you can be alerted as soon as the next ones come in.
Today I made a page with photos of the Beco Butterfly Parts . I think they will be very helpful to people considering a switch from their 4th generation Beco to the new Butterfly design. The differences can be hard to tell from the outside but if you look from inside, you can really see it…
This baby boy is 16 months old and weighs 26 pounds.
photos by bricks = right
photos by fence = wrong
All images enlarge in a new window if you click them.
The pictures of a front carry in front of the bricks demonstrate proper front carry positioning and everybody feels comfortable.
The photos of a front carry in front of the fence demonstrate improper positioning. You see in the first photo, it looks mostly the same. but when we unbuckle the Mia fabric, it reveals that the baby is actually riding under the Y of fabric that belongs against the adult. this is safe and “did the job” but was not so comfortable. the baby is too “pinned” in there, and the straps extending around him meant there was less available for the adult to adjust, and that their curves and padding simply hit the wrong spots. If you’ve been doing this and thought it was working, don’t worry, but do look at the official Beco DVD and learn to put your child is the seat they are meant to ride in. You’ll both be happier.
WRONG back carry
This baby is pressed under the Y instead of in his seat. His chest touches directly to mom’s back and his back touches the carrier body. This would be the normal way to use en Ergo or an older Beco or a Pikkolo or one of the asian-style tie-on carriers, like a mei tai. It is NOT right for the Butterfly! The new Beco Butterfly was designed and safety tested with a baby riding in the carrier’s built-in seat. There is a seat area for a tiny baby and a seat area for a larger baby or toddler. Always use the seat!
A proper back carry position for the Beco butterfly
A good look at the baby correctly buckled into the carrier harness. This allows a look at the inside. In this case, we were switching him from the wearer’s front to back without taking him out.