Nothing Freaky About This Friday! Friends Forever Beco Soleil Giveaway

Beco Soleil

This week has been fun, no more freaking out about carriers being given out before they are released and TheBabyGuyNYC, Beco Baby Carriers, and The Leaky Boob are back to being BFFs. Every day this week Jamie and I each have been giving out one of the new Soleil carriers from Beco and today we end with friendship restored, handing out the 9th and 10th carriers.

I got to give this carrier a try and I liked it. I have worn 11 month old Sugarbaby in it on my front and my back. A snapshot look at the differences between the Beco Soleil and the Beco Gemini: the Soliel can’t face outward but can do back/front/hip carries. It’s an open carrier like the Gemini (no panel between baby and the wearer). The back doesn’t come up AS high but it is still very supportive. The Soliel has an accessory pack you can customize for coordinating prints, etc. with a detachable bag that covers that middle print panel (so switch out prints, try a solid, AND have a place to hold your stuff), a hood, etc. It has a nice wide seat with padded legs supporting baby and toddlers much better, a pocket on the waist belt, and more adjustable options for improved comfort in the fit. The retail on both is $130, the Soleil also has an option accessory pack available for purchase that includes another hood (to mix and match prints and solids), infant insert, and drool pads. Comfortable and easy to use, I think this is a great carrier choice, whether it would be your only carrier or one of many.

Since I’ll be asked, yes I could breastfeed in the Soleil though it took some work to figure out. The seat is so well constructed to keep baby high that dropping down to breastfeed wasn’t as easy as it is in the Gemini. Moms with very large or low hanging breasts may have some difficulty.


Some quick details on the Soleil:

It’s not available until next month, the winners of these giveaways will be the first to get their hands on this new carrier.
3 carry positions: front, hip, and back.
Built-in waist belt pocket, key and toy ring
Carries 7-45lbs
Carrier weight 1.1lbs
Material: 100% cotton
Seat: 16″ and 17″ tall
Shoulder straps extending from 18″ to 45″
Waist belt extending from 27″ to 59″
Recommended fit for adults 5′ to 6′ 5″
Compatible accessories: hood, drool pads, infant insert, carry-all
Use the widget below to enter the giveaway, for one Soliel carrier and you can enter here AND over at The Baby GuyΒ on his Facebook page. These giveaways are open to US and Canada residents only. Thanks for participating!

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  1. Out to get FroYo, or a little shopping!

  2. trishanicole says

    It doesnt matter to me, how, when, where, what when hanging out with my best friend. All that matters is the “who”. As long as I’m with her, everything seems okay and we have the best time, every time.

  3. Love going out to lunch and getting a mani/pedi. Nice way to relax with a friend! πŸ™‚

  4. Elizabeth says

    We love to workout together and play with our little one πŸ™‚

  5. Play dates with our babies is my favorite way to hang out with my best friend πŸ™‚

  6. Rachel Williams says

    Maybe go out to dinner or a movie!

  7. Rachel Williams says

    Go to dinner

  8. organicpuffs6 says

    i love to breastfeed my best friend, chillin’ out with the comfy boppy! looking at her πŸ™‚
    my best friend is my lovely gorgeous beautiful baby girl!!!
    The Blood Of Jesus!
    thank you for this amazing opportunity!! πŸ˜€

  9. My best friend is about 8 hours away, but our favorite thing to do is get some coffee and talk for hours. =)

  10. ziggy28028 says

    I love just hanging out at the park having our “mommy” time while our kiddos play.

  11. Stephanie says

    Love drinking wine w/ my BFF!

  12. emmers325 says

    My best friend and I don’t get to hang out very often, because of busy schedules. When we do, we like to get pedicures, so we can relax and chat at the same time.

  13. christyisttc says

    I love to hang out with my friends at the lake!

  14. I like to have time to really talk and catch up.

  15. I like to spend time talking & catching up.

  16. joannagarcia says

    i love to hang out with my best friend on my back or on my chest (obviously my precious girls!)

  17. ellieyoung says

    I like to play D&D with my friends and all sorts of tabletop games. It’s all about having fun and just being us.

  18. Just hanging out, watching the babies play.

  19. My hubby is my BFF! I love our alone time after the kids are in bed. Date nights, rare lately, are especially special.

  20. Since I don’t live near my best friends ANY way is a good way to spend time together…and of course, FB and skype are our friends:)

  21. Target or browse baby stores together.

  22. saraho1313 says

    Just talking ~ anywhere will do πŸ™‚

  23. ladybug486 says

    Shop, movie time is a favorite…of course with more food then two people should ever eat, pretty much anything since we now live on opposite sides of the country and we only get to see each other two or three times a year.

  24. ellieyoung says

    I love to play D&D with my friends and all sorts of tabletop games. Its all about just having fun and being ourselves.

  25. browse target or baby stores.

  26. megamuphen says

    In the park with our babies!

  27. We love to grab dessert and just talk.

  28. BevsNaturalNest says

    I love my best friend the best thing is to sit around and drink coffee and visit while the kids play!

  29. Is this carrier more comfortable for toddlers than the Gemini? I have a very big/tall 15 month old and need a nice high back for him. Hope to win one!

  30. chelle_2885 says

    I live near a state park, we spend a lot of time walking and going to the beach in the summers as well as our local zoo. A Beco would make our summers on the go so much easier!

  31. At the park, watching my little boy play and catching up

  32. My favorite way to hang out with my best friend is on annual girls’ vacay!

  33. eastman520 says

    Playdates with our 18 month old daughters, they are just 5 days apart! We love going to the park, the zoo, or shopping together with our girls!

  34. Love to go out for sushi and have the hubbies put the kiddos to bed.


  35. Just talking – anywhere will do.

  36. mkheasley says

    At the zoo with our kids

  37. i’m a fan of sitting on the beach to catch up during warmer months. snuggled on a couch under a blanket in colder months.

  38. kaharris83 says

    My boys are my best friends and we love to spend our days together hanging out at the playground or zoo. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  39. My bestie and I often get together and craft. πŸ™‚ We like adventure, too, and roam all over with my toddler in tow.

  40. kaharris83 says

    My boys are my best friends. We love to spend our days hanging out at the playground or the zoo. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    (I tried to post a minute ago but it doesn’t look like it worked so I’m trying again)

  41. Maritimemamaof4 says

    I’d love to try this out on a hike with my 30lber !! Looks so comfy πŸ™‚

  42. We watch trashy tv and have play dates with the kiddos

  43. Well, most of my friends live across the world. So, Skype or Google chat is what we use the most!

  44. Maritimemamaof4 says

    I’d love to go on a hike with my best little guy on my back!

  45. tiffy2two says

    My husband is my best friend …so any time we get to hang out wither it is watching a movie together on the couch or going out somewhere. i am grateful for every moment

  46. summers1405 says

    I spend a lot of time talking to my best friend on the phone because she lives halfway across the country. We talk almost every day though, usually with the chaos of the kids in the background. We usually only see each other once a year!

  47. kirsteeleigh says

    We love meeting up for coffee or a drink and go do window shopping!

  48. Love going out for brunch on the weekend

  49. docfroggy says

    Relaxing at a coffee shop, walks, etc!

  50. yellowstarr9 says

    I would love a beco to use with a new baby. I know they are better than the ergo and I ADORE the ergo!

  51. We like to hang out with a movie on that we’re not watching! Then talk and catch up about life. πŸ™‚

  52. I like going to a movie but thats tough b/c i have to put Ds to sleep ( yes it can only be me) so a movie at home with my sister is the best.

  53. shannahcook says

    Heading to the park and letting the kiddos all run wild:)

  54. pachelbel9 says

    Taking our baby on a walk!

  55. Brittny Burbano says

    a babywearing, dog walk around the neighborhood πŸ™‚ then maybe a movie and a glass of Barefoot Red Moscato to wind down afterwards !!

  56. Catching up. It’s been a while since we’ve talked or spent any time together.

  57. hanging out at the house, drinking coffee, talking while the kids play.

  58. ashbabybump says

    Beach day!!

  59. brookelms says

    Meeting for coffee — even if it’s decaf — at any one of Austin’s wonderful locally-owned coffeehouses. (Genuine Joe’s, I’m looking at you!)

  60. brookelms says

    Meeting for coffee — even if it’s decaf — and conversation at one of Austin’s fine locally-owned coffeehouses (Genuine Joe’s, I’m looking at you!).

  61. Our favorite way to spend time together is together! We don’t live close to each other any more, so most of our visits are over the phone, but we prefer “knee time”–where we are face to face, knee to knee sharing and talking about what is going on in our lives and what really matters.

  62. mtnmommaljh says

    I love to just sit around with my best friends and drink wine, eat yummy food, craft, watch movies, chat… doesn’t really matter, as long as we are together!!

  63. We love to knit!

  64. My BFF an I always enjoy going out for coffee or a smoothie and just being able to talk and enjoy some quality time together.

  65. mariecarey says

    we go to Target. A lot.

  66. rxcupcake says

    I love going to the movies and dinner!

  67. I guess that my husband would be my best friend, so walking or going to the farmer’s market.

  68. USAFwifey27 says

    We love to go to different thrift stores and see what treasures we can find.

  69. p4intthestars says

    Coffee dates at starbucks. πŸ™‚

  70. finnNtonic says

    My hubby is my bestie, and we love seeing a movie or just being silly which are some of my happiest moments with him.

  71. mamajelly says

    My BFF doesn’t have any kiddos yet, but when we do get together it’s either at our favorite Thai place or a restaurant we’ve never been to. I usually bring my kiddo along, but when we need our girl time we usually have a spa day.

  72. melissabshelton says

    Love going out for coffee or cupcakes… or both.

  73. We really just hang out at home with all out kids. Nothing much but it’s still a blast!

  74. We just hang out at home with all our kids, but we have a blast together!!

  75. amberchap says

    Going out on a walk and talking is my favorite thing to do.

  76. lmchampagne says

    Most of the time we love some quiet time…maybe going for a pedicure or just out shopping for a few hours!

  77. iapetus79 says

    cuddling up on the couch and watching a movie

  78. bananasmama says

    Going out! Period πŸ™‚

  79. Hanging out wherever and just shooting the you know what πŸ˜‰

  80. rachel23lea says

    My best friend and I just like to hang out together and talk, talk, talk while our girls play. Any time we spend together doing anything is fantastic!

  81. MamaMcCaslin says

    My best friend is my husband, so curled up watching tv after baby is in bed

  82. littlegreenbirds says

    Going on a playdate with the babies!

  83. smdavis25 says

    I love doing anything with my best friend. We went on a bike ride today…it was great!

  84. Dinner and a glass (or two) of wine! Otherwise, a coffee date.

  85. These days, via Skype!

  86. Lunch and shopping.

  87. Camping and wandering through nature

  88. megancrose says

    Walking or watching cheesy BBC programming. πŸ™‚

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