The Beco 8 Carrier is a sturdy padded carrier with a waistband and with crossable straps that can be worn rucksack style. Its panel has a narrow base for newborn babies which can be widened for carrying older children. The panel can also be removed to expose the cooler mesh for summer use.
It can be worn facing out from 4-5months when baby has excellent head control, and will also allow hip and back carries.
It does not need an insert, but does come with one for very small babies, and is very simple to use. The head support folds down for younger babies or for facing out. There is a lumbar support panel and the centre unzips to reveal a mesh panel.
It is EN13209-2 Soft Carriers Certified
The Beco 8 can be purchased online from Sling Spot (www.sling-spot.co.uk)
There are more videos and photo tutorials listed on the Carrying Matters website.
The Sheffield Sling Surgery website is here - full of useful information about safety, all sorts of articles about warm/cold weather carrying. knee to knee support, big kid carrying and so on
Facebook page is here and the online support group the Virtual Sling Surgery is here