Beco Gemini: Organic Baby/Toddler Carrier Review {Giveaway}

Beco Gemini

If you are looking for a safe, easy to use and comfortable Baby/Toddler Carrier then you need to check out the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier. The Beco Gemini is now one of our favorite carriers and I am glad that I had a chance to try it out.

I received the Robots-Black print and I just love the design. The inner fabric has white and turquoise robots on a grey background and the outer fabric is black with turquoise piping. The Gemini Carrier is also made with 100% organic cotton in the USA.

The carrier comes with a foldable head rest, an adjustable base for growing baby and a colorful instructional booklet filled with pictures.   I really like having all the photos when learning how to use a new carrier.

You can use the Beco Gemini with little ones from the newborn stage until the toddler years (7-35 lbs/3.5 – 16 kg). Right now our son is about 25 lbs and I usually carry him in the front or the back.

The Gemini has 4 positions that you can use when carrying your child. Front carry (facing in and facing out), back carry, and hip carry.  I have never carried my son facing out or in a hip carry position so I got a chance to try those out for the first time.

The front carry (facing in) position is what I usually do when carrying my son and I found it was easy to get him in the carrier and get the straps buckled  This was my first time using a tri-lock safety buckle system and I love that those prevent accidental opening better than regular buckles.

beco buckles

Something I noticed right away is that the carrier has a bit more padding in the front than other carriers I have used (where baby’s back & bum are), same with the padded shoulder straps.  It just felt more comfortable in general and totally cozy for my son.

The wide padded waist belt allows for proper lumbar support and it is very comfortable around my waist (even though my little one is pretty heavy I never have any issues while carrying him in the front or back).

I am not a fan of the front carry (facing out) position because I don’t get to see my son’s face and his little hands are usually grabbing anything and everything in front of me. Generally younger children can get very overwhelmed and overstimulated from all of the action when facing out so Beco recommends avoiding prolonged used of this position and trying out other positions as well.  One thing worth noting is that the Gemini uses a narrow base for facing out and that makes it  more comfortable for you and baby.

Beco Gemini Baby

Something I love about the Beco is how easy it is to get my little one in the back carry position.  I am used to other carriers and different ways to get him on my back but I must say the Gemini makes it extremely easy to set up and do it all on my own. Perfect when moms are just learning to back carry.

Back carrying is recommended with older/heavier children as well. I alternate both back and front with my son right now.

The hip carry position was interesting to try but I didn’t like it as much as front/back. Perhaps once his legs are a bit longer I will try it again.  I found it was a bit complicated to set up for it at first but after trying a few times I got him comfortably on my hip, I think hip carrying would work wonderfully for any expecting moms that are carrying an older child.

Finally, the Gemini doesn’t have any pockets and I wish it did, maybe something they would be able to add to future lines. No big deal.

In general I really like the Beco Gemini, it is a great high quality carrier and allows for multiple positions and a wide or narrow base adjustment. It is definitively stylish and carries toddlers up to 35lbs comfortably.  Each Beco Gemini carrier is handmade by a skilled seamstress in facilities which apply high social and economical standards and they sell for $130 each.

Beco Gemini 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

Beco Gemini Baby

Win it: One very lucky US/CAN reader will win a Beco Gemini Carrier (print of their choice). Enter to win via Rafflecopter below.

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Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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336 responses to “Beco Gemini: Organic Baby/Toddler Carrier Review {Giveaway}”

  1. bellz — May 30, 2012 @ 9:12 am (#
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    this is a great tool, light weight and something my husband wouldn’t feel like a tool wearing. He lives in fear of the character covered ones. I alos love how versatile it is.

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  2. Avery Pendykoski — May 30, 2012 @ 9:13 am (#
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    Love this giveaway!!!

    We like sierra espresso

    :-)

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  3. bellz — May 30, 2012 @ 9:14 am (#
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    robots black is fantstic <3

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  4. Kristi — May 30, 2012 @ 9:18 am (#
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    Black robots is cute! I love BECO! I have 2 Butterfly 2’s

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  5. Ashley Garrett — May 30, 2012 @ 9:19 am (#
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    I really like the Jewel print!

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  6. Jennifer Pacey — May 30, 2012 @ 9:40 am (#
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    I love the Black Robots or the Cars one is great too.

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  7. Adrienne Rudolph — May 30, 2012 @ 9:45 am (#
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    i like the foxie black

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  8. ToCo — May 30, 2012 @ 9:47 am (#
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    Pony denim!

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  9. carly glover — May 30, 2012 @ 9:51 am (#
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    i love the amy

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  10. Stacey — May 30, 2012 @ 10:06 am (#
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    I would love any kind…but really like the gemini

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  11. Nikki B — May 30, 2012 @ 10:20 am (#
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    I love the Robots Black!

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  12. daisy — May 30, 2012 @ 10:39 am (#
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    love the Gemini – Robots and Gemini – Cars

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  13. Melissa H. — May 30, 2012 @ 11:24 am (#
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    I love the Piper Black!

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  14. Julie Ghrist — May 30, 2012 @ 11:25 am (#
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    I love
    Gemini – Amy

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  15. Lauren Brock — May 30, 2012 @ 11:26 am (#
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    I love the robots one!

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  16. Jocelyne Alldrick — May 30, 2012 @ 11:38 am (#
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    sierra espresso!

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  17. Rachel K — May 30, 2012 @ 11:39 am (#
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    Espresso – nice and simple :)

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  18. Bekka — May 30, 2012 @ 11:41 am (#
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    Piper Black!! Our nursery is done in owls :-)

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  19. Ashley C — May 30, 2012 @ 11:42 am (#
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    I love the Paige print

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  20. Jesllee — May 30, 2012 @ 11:48 am (#
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    We are a geeky family, so we would have to go with Robots!

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  21. kindra baron — May 30, 2012 @ 11:51 am (#
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    I can’t pick just one, I love so many of them!! Sierra espresso, nova black, robots black, owl express espresso….

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  22. Journeysof TheZoo — May 30, 2012 @ 11:55 am (#
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    ginger is adorable!

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  23. Keara B. — May 30, 2012 @ 12:08 pm (#
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    I like the Sierra Espresso

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  24. Jessica — May 30, 2012 @ 12:20 pm (#
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    I like the Nova Black

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  25. Emily Murnen — May 30, 2012 @ 12:31 pm (#
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    I love the Paige!

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  26. anne perry — May 30, 2012 @ 12:33 pm (#
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    Owl happy

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  27. Chelly — May 30, 2012 @ 12:35 pm (#
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    travis black and amy are my favorites

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  28. kelly — May 30, 2012 @ 12:38 pm (#
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    Gemini – Espresso

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  29. D Schmidt — May 30, 2012 @ 12:50 pm (#
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    Love the Robots design

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  30. Cathy V — May 30, 2012 @ 12:51 pm (#
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    The Piper print is cute :)

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  31. Margaret MacKenzie — May 30, 2012 @ 12:54 pm (#
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    I love the Gemini Travis pattern…very cute.

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  32. Rachel N — May 30, 2012 @ 12:57 pm (#
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    I like the paige print

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  33. SweetPanda — May 30, 2012 @ 1:04 pm (#
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    My favourite style is Paige

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  34. Maegan Morin — May 30, 2012 @ 1:05 pm (#
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    My favorite is Piper! I LOVE owls :D

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  35. Felicia R — May 30, 2012 @ 1:22 pm (#
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    I like the ginger print!
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  36. Olivia L — May 30, 2012 @ 1:23 pm (#
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    I like both the Paige and the Travis Black.

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  37. Kelli A. — May 30, 2012 @ 1:25 pm (#
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    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the Sierra/Espresso Gemini :)

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  38. Kirstie Gibbons — May 30, 2012 @ 1:29 pm (#
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    I love the Piper print! Not only is it super pretty, but my daughter’s name is Piper.

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  39. Pauline H. — May 30, 2012 @ 1:36 pm (#
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    Call me boring, but I really like the espresso colour! :)

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  40. Rheanna — May 30, 2012 @ 1:42 pm (#
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    The happy owls espresso is adorable!! Gosh, how doin pick just one

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  41. Kathy T — May 30, 2012 @ 1:51 pm (#
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    Robots or Amy or Cars – there’s lots of cute ones. :)

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  42. Laurie Snow — May 30, 2012 @ 2:12 pm (#
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    Love the Owl Happy! So cute!

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  43. Stephanie Polen Reed — May 30, 2012 @ 2:29 pm (#
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    paige is my favorite!

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  44. Mei — May 30, 2012 @ 2:35 pm (#
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    Love the Sierra Expresso!

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  45. gibberish (Julie G.) — May 30, 2012 @ 2:39 pm (#
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    I like the Butterfly 2 Foxie.
    Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  46. Becky — May 30, 2012 @ 3:20 pm (#
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    robots!

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  47. Natalia — May 30, 2012 @ 4:00 pm (#
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    I would love the Gemini – Sierra

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  48. michelle — May 30, 2012 @ 4:53 pm (#
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    Love this! And I love the robot pattern

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  49. Thereasa Willis — May 30, 2012 @ 5:41 pm (#
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    I would love the piper/black

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  50. Michael H — May 30, 2012 @ 6:00 pm (#
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    I love Black Robots

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