I have been contemplating getting a new baby carrier for a month or two. Previously, I had a Baby Bjorn for when our children were tiny. That quickly became uncomfortable. I have also tried the Playtex Hip Hammock a few times but it pulls a great deal on my neck so I only use it for short bursts.
After some thought and reading some great reviews, I decided to go with the Beco Butterfly (in the awesome Carnival print). I personally love shopping online and therefore, spend time comparing stores and searching for the best price. I personally like hip seat baby carrier over traditional baby carriers, as it have many advantages. The foremost benefit of using baby carrier with hip seat is that the weight of the baby is properly distributed and hence you don’t get back pain when wearing baby for a longer time.
settled on Quirky Baby and could not have asked for anything better! What makes Quirky Baby stand out among the competition?
First off – price. Most of the Beco carriers go for about $125 – $130. So then I needed to find the print I wanted in stock, which narrowed the playing field a bit. The Beco Carnival print (shown here at Tree City Diapers, Inc.) is very popular…isn’t it pretty? After I found it, I was quite shocked that most places were charging shipping. Most online stores these days, offer free shipping if you purchase over a certain amount. In my books, $130 earns you free shipping. So, Quirky Baby met my demand for price because it listed at $130 and included free shipping.
So, I enter my order right before I go to bed at 10:00 central time on a Tuesday. My expectations are set that the order will be processed the following day and most likely ship the day after that. I wake the following morning to my ritual of checking email with my beloved coffee (ahhh…) to discover that Jane, the owner of Quirky Baby, had processed my order about 15 minutes after it was placed and that my carrier would ship the following day on Wednesday! Talk about customer service! It is tough to top that turn around time! Thanks, Jane!
You know, this past summer I attended the International Babywearing Conference in D.C. It was such a great experience to be among “my people”! In a session called “Practice, Not Product,” we were discussing different baby carriers, the tendency for those in the babywearing world to talk about one type being better than another, etc.
So, in the end, I placed my order on a Tuesday at 10pm, it shipped Wednesday, and I received it today (Friday). I was so happy with the customer service that I sent Jane, the owner, an email thanking her for exactly that. After exchanging a few emails, I find her to be a naturally kind person who is also a mother of a little baby (there could be more, but I only got the one from our emails). That seals the deal for me because I love supporting mothers (or fathers) in their venture to make their way in the world.
Quirky Baby has a wide selection of babywearing carriers, mei tais, slings, pouches, and more. If you are in the market, stop on by.
P.S. I will be reviewing the Beco Butterfly…just need some time to get the hang of it.