Tuesday, August 16, 2011

***Beco Gemini Baby Carrier-Review & GIVEAWAY***

When Monkey was first born I didn't have a clue about what baby wearing options were out there. We had bought a Snuggli baby carrier (because I didn't have a clue about all of the other options) that turned out to be extremely uncomfortable for me and Monkey just folded up into a ball in the bottom which was very un-safe for him. As I started researching what baby-wearing options are out there I started to realize just what I had missed when my baby was little. There are so many baby carriers out there that are actually comfortable for the baby-wearer and comfortable/safe for the baby.

I have since been able to try out many other different kinds of baby carriers. Everything from soft structured carriers like the BOBA and the ERGO, to slings, and wraps. After trying all of the different carriers my absolute favorite type of carrier is the soft structured carriers. I love the convenience and easy of the soft structured compared to the wraps. You can have them on in less than 30 seconds and ready to do your shopping, cleaning, or go on a walk. 

Colors/Look:
I was so excited when I heard from BECO about reviewing their becoGemini carrier in Lucas print.  The Lucas carrier  has a combination of turquoise, green, orange and brown in a symmetrical pattern on a light sandy background. It also has espresso colored padded straps that make for a nice comfy carry. I have wanted to try out one of the BECO carriers for the longest time! Since receiving the carrier my experience with it has been nothing but good! The first thing that I noticed about it when I took it out of the box was how versatile the colors are.  It can be worn with so many different colors and prints and will easily work for a boy or girl.
The Gemini comes in 9 different wonderful colors and prints. There are some that are great for little girls, some that are great for little boys, and also some that will work for either. Go HERE to see all of the different prints that the becoGemini comes in.

Adjustability:
The Gemini is a 4-in-1 carrier that can be used from newborn to toddler (7-35 lbs). 4-in-1 carriers are very versatile and can be used in back carry, front carry (facing out or in), and hip carry. All positions are very comfortable and easy to do. I know that some people are very against forward facing carrying so if you happen to be one of those people you have three other ways to carry your little one with this carrier. 
It has very highly tested snaps that are made for a safe and secure ride. The thing that I love about the Beco's snaps is that they are safety snaps so they can't be undone by little exploring fingers. You have to have two hands to undo them so they are much safer and a lot less likely to come undone accidentally.

The waist belt is made to fit a wide range of sizes. It will adjust anywhere from a size 0 (28 inches) all of the way up to 57 inches. You can easily use this carrier for Dad, Mom, Grandparents, and Baby-Sitters and just have to adjust the shoulder and waist straps for a perfect fit for almost anyone.
Comfort/Ease of use:
Unlike some of the cheaper baby carriers the Beco has the proper leg support that your little one needs in a carrier and takes pressure off of your babies spine, hips, and legs while they are being carried. It is very comfortable for your little one and also for the one wearing the baby.  Not having to tie or wrap a baby carrier is so nice with having a three year old to keep up with along with a baby! Baby D is very fidgety and always wants to be moving and looking around. He loves riding in the baby carrier but is such a wiggler.  I was doing the dishes this evening with him strapped on my back and he was trying to arch his back so that he could look at his brother behind him. He was trying....oh how he was trying to flip himself out of the carrier but he couldnt since he was nice and secure and had absolutely no way of falling out. 

Materials:
The Gemini is machine washable and 100% made in the USA.  The shell of the carrier is made out of 100% organic cotton and the inner fill of the carrier is made out of 100% polyester. The fabric of the carrier is so soft and comfortable and is very gentle on my little mans skin.

PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS

  • body 13" wide x 18.5" tall with head rest up, 14" tall with headrest folded
  • 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: 7-35 lbs (3.5-16kg)
  • weight of the carrier: 1.5 lbs
 Buy It: You can purchase Beco Baby carriers on the Beco Baby site.

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174 comments:

  1. I LOVE the Ginger Print!
    Bonnye Sensenig
    bonnyejean at gmail dot com!

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  2. I LOVE the new Apple print. And the thing I like about the Gemini the best is that it crosses straps in the back, so comfy!

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  3. Carnival Bloom is my all time favorite fabric, so of course it's my favorite in Becos!

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  4. Thank you for the opportunity! I love the lucas print.

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  5. I love that you can do a hip carry with the Beco!

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  6. I love the Luna print- it's so pretty!

    Also, I follow publicly via GFC as Samantha W (Confessions of a Twin Mom)

    confessionsofatwinmom at gmail dot com

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  7. My favorite print is the Lucas for sure!! Love it.

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  8. I love the Paige and Ginger colors for baby girls.

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  9. I love that it 'clicks', I love my mei tei but i really want to try a modern carrier!

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  10. I have the beco butterfly and love it. I'd like to try the gemini so I have a hip carry option and I adore the lucas print.

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  11. My favorite is the new Apple print!!

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  12. I really like the Lucas print and the apple print!

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  13. Carnival and Ginger are my favourite prints. I love the Beco Gemini because it's so versatile and comfy.

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  14. i love their 'tyler' print

    annae07@aol.com

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  15. I love the Beco carriers. I can't wait to use one on our addition coming in January!!

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  16. Thanks for reviewing this carrier. I"m looking forward to giving it a try!

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  17. I am a huge Beco fan and so is hubby. I love the Apple print and the Carnival print as well as Aiden print. I love that the Gemini allows a hip carry. I also find the crisscross straps to be easy in that there is less adjusting when sharing between two different sized people. I would like to enter the contest but don't feel comfortable leaving my email address for everyone to see. Thank you.

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  18. I love that they are ergomomic! danielle@theburgifamily.com

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  19. I love the duke and nico!
    smooze13 (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. beco is my ultimate favorite SSC even though i've never owned one!
    annaspiffy@gmail.com

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  21. I love the front carry facing out feature.

    iceymocha(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Love all the possible carries of the Beco Gemini

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  23. My favorite feature is all the differnt positions you can carry your baby in that is very helpful.

    inman@mobap.edu

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  24. I love the paige print...it would be great for a girl or a boy

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  25. I love the carnival print!
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I Love the Lucas print because my son or DIL could use it!! Thanks for a chance to win!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  27. I'd love to try this! Baby #2 is on it's way and it'd be so handy to have a new baby carrier! : )

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  28. I clicked to fast and didn't leave who I publicly follow as ( kelly bratt, Modern Mama reviews!) I love the apples and the crosses in the back!

    Bratt_kelly@yahoo.com

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  29. My favorite print is Paige, and I love that I could carry my newborn and toddler in this carrier!

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  30. Hands down my favorite is the Carnival print. So cute!!
    Connie G
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

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  31. I love that it can be used 4 ways

    Nikki K
    smileingback

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  32. Metro Black would be my color choice. I Love that its front or back, not strictly one direction.

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  33. I like aiden print
    lesalia17 at zoominternet dot net

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  34. My favorite print is Aiden!

    mommyferg02 at gmail dot com

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  35. I love the Aiden print!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

    Carolyn H on Rafflecopter

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  36. I love that it has a hip carrying option! lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

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  37. I love the fact that it has so many cute prints that you can choose from. Other baby carriers I see is just solid colors.

    brittany(dot)hepworth(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I love the carnival pattern!

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

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  39. I like the ability to nurse discreetly in this carrier :) tracy.sporrer@gmail.com

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  40. I love the Aiden print!

    mrsshanaking @ gmail . com

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  41. I love the Aiden and Paige print!

    SHull2319 at gmail dot com

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  42. I like that it's got support for baby's legs, back & spin without the need for wrapping. Although I don't mind the 90 seconds it takes to put my wrap on, if this carrier is just as comfortable and supportive, I wouldn't mind not having to wrap up!
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  43. I love that it is Organic Cotton.

    icy_princess at msn dot com

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  44. My favorite print is the aiden print!
    yuukiimi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. My favorite print is the Luna print.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  46. I have to say that my favorite print is the Lucas. It is a sweet coincidence that my middle sons name is Lucas. If I won that would be the print I would choose. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. My favorite print is the Apples print! I have the Gemini in the older Natalie style & love it, but my husband think being completely purple it is to girly. ;)

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  48. I love both the apple and paige prints. I can't decide my favorite!

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  49. I love the ginger print, but the apple is cute too!

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  50. I want a beco so bad! I follow as Team Dean but google isn't letting me post comments unless i do it anonymously

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  51. LOVE the ginger & apple prints! Love that it has amazing leg support! :)

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  52. I love the Aiden print

    Samantha Cuhel
    gothickornchic at gmail dot com

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  53. I love apple, aiden, and lucas prints! Perfect for my little boy!

    sugardipes1 at aol dot com

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  54. I love the ginger print!
    akritical at yahoo dot com

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  55. I love all of the prints!anoukmusette at aol dot com

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  56. I like the apple. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  57. I love the Aiden print, it's adorable! :)
    antiqueyouth at yahoo dot com

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  58. My favorite fabric is the Apple.
    carriedust@yahoo.com

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  59. I like the Niko design a lot. They are all neat in their own way. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  60. The Apple and the Niko prints are adorable!

    beckandcallgirl @ hotmail dot com

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  61. I like the luna print!
    sabrina radke
    sradke1024 at gmail dot com

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  62. I love the Apple print. carriethegood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I wish it cam in more prints! Out of the 2 they have I like the apple the most. I love that it is all buckles with nothing to tie!
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  64. I love that baby can be faced in or outwards

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  65. I love the fact that the Gemini has an adjustable base!

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  66. I like the Niko print


    VampireVixen85(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. My favorite feature is that you can carry a newborn in this carrier! This would make life with a newborn and a toddler MUCH easier!

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  68. fave print: apple
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  69. The Aidan print is awesome. Very retro! I'd love to try out the Beco! Thanks for an amazing review and giveaway! :)

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  70. I like the Apple print.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. I like the versatility of the Beco Gemini carrier - being able to face baby out, even for just a few minutes is nice.

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  72. I like the Lucas print.
    justanotherhat at gmail dot com

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  73. I like the Aidan print (sorry, I can't spell it with an E) ;)

    fieryone at sbcglobal.net

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  74. Love the apple print (ivy1174 at yahoo)

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  75. I love the apple print!
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

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  76. I really like the Lucas print! sara_joy1@live.com

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  77. I love how easy it it looks and I love it in lucas!

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  78. Love the paige and Lucas print! :) inju114@hotmail.com

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  79. My favorite is the Eden, but they don't have it in the Gemini. My favorite offered is Luna.
    Stephanie Klemm

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  80. Love the Butterfly 2 Duke print! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  81. I like Aiden and Ginger, but really all of them are super cute. And anything to make life easier is great in my book. Lol.

    Leah W.

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  82. I love the apple print

    jenswen at cox dot net
    Jennie

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  83. There were only two fabric choices under the Gemini

    I guess I like apple

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  84. i like the apple print with the expresso straps
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  85. I love the apple print!

    longwaitforisabella at gmail dot com

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  86. I like the butterfly print

    wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

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  87. I LOVE the *new* apple print!!!

    faithypoo27@hotmail.com

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  88. I love both prints, but I think I would choose Luna!!

    giveawaykatie at gmail dot com

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  89. My favorite feature has to be the foldable headrest because it makes discrete breast feeding so easy and you can walk around hands free while nursing. I have the ginger print.

    The new Apple, Paige or the version of Lucas with light straps are great designs for my husband to wear.

    Nice review & Giveaway.

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  90. Love the proper leg support so there is no pressure on babys legs or joints or spine :)
    ticklemetiffyyyy[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  91. The best feature is all the different carrying positions!

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  92. I love that the inside is organic cotton. jsapalio at yahoo dot com.

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  93. My Beco Gemini has changed my life with DD....I have a good friend who saw mine and is interested in purchasing one, but unfortunately there are no retailers in Israel. I would LOVE to give this to her as a gift!

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  94. I think the Gemini is the most diverse carrier out there. The 4 in 1 makes it the best carrier in my opinion!

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  95. I absolutely love this carrier. Would love one for my baby due in December.

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  96. I like the Luna print and I love all the different positions you can carry your baby in!

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  97. I love the carnival print!

    suzanne

    suzrevell at gmail dot com

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  98. My favorite print is the Luna

    thransom(at)gmail.com

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  99. I like the luna print - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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  100. My favorite print is the 'luna'
    ponczocha(at)hotmaildotcom

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  101. I love the Apple print!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  102. love the luna print

    anastasia at eco-babyz dot com

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  103. I love that you can carry a toddler. I have a 19 month old, but he loves being carried still, so it's nice when carriers are good for him too.

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  104. I like the Lucas print

    Amy Hollingsworth
    amy_hollingsworth@sbcglobal.net

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  105. the apple print is cute

    lulio163 at hotmail dot com

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  106. I like that you can carry three different ways!

    hannahavery85 at yahoo dot com

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  107. Love the hip carry!
    asd42116 at yahoo dot com
    Amy D

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  108. I love how adjustable the carrier is. It will really fit anybody that wants to use it!
    kaleidoscopejane at yahoo dot com

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  109. I like the Lucas print. I am interested in the Gemini because you can face baby in or out, whereas in the Ergo baby can only face in-- that seems like a useful feature!

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  110. I love the front facing carrying feature and the Luna print

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  111. I want one of these so bad! My fav feature is the crossing straps in the back--looks SO much more comfy than other carriers!

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  112. I love the front facing feature and the Luna print.
    Marcy Simpson
    mblackphoto(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. I want one of these so bad! My fav feature is the crossing straps in the back--looks SO much more comfy than other carriers!

    krista dot hubmer at gmail dot com

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  114. I LOVE the Apple print!

    brandy nelson

    girlforgotten81 (at) aol (dot) com

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  115. I love the Luna print!
    kilee driggers
    kjdriggers@yahoo.com

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  116. I like the apple and the ever patterns

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  117. I like the Luna print too!
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com

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  118. I love that you can use it 4 ways (front and back facing, on your back and hip)
    sahmofdq@gmail.com

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  119. I like the cute apple print. tylerpants(at)gmail.comn

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  120. My favorite print is the Apple print!
    Thanks for the chance to win one of these!
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

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  121. I love the Apple Print! So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  122. I love the Luna print, so sweet for a girl or a boy. My favorite feature is the fact that it is all buckles & nothing to tie, I'm always afraid I wouldn't tie it tight enough!
    tinaledbetter(at

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  123. the rest of my email....
    tinaledbetter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. I like the Apple print.
    Cute!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com
    GFC: Mechele Johnson

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  125. I LOVE that this carrier is machine washable! And it's great that it has multiple ways to carry my baby!

    friday@albanytel.com

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  126. I really like the Tyler print the Butterfly 2 comes in, so pretty!

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  127. I like the bay the child sits in the carrier. It sounds like it would not be so painful as it takes pressure off of your babies spine, hips, and legs. Also like that i can just toss it in the wash and the endless ways to wear my baby! Seems safe too.
    lynnnjoe(at)hotmail(com)

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