Being a dad of multiple children means I need hands avalialble to help more than one kid at a time. My wife accomplishes this by wearing one of the kids, however I have never felt comfortable with the carriers my wife owns now. All the ones she has that buckle do not fit around my 55" waist, and the ones you have to wrap and tie yourself I just look funny wearing.
The Beco Butterfly 2 Carrier allows me to have two hands free while holding a little one and it actually fits me comfortably!
Included with the Beco Butterfly 2 Carrier is-
-The actual carrier
The carrier only weighs 1.8 lbs, but can carry 7-45 lbs. For me this means I can carry my one, three, and five year olds in it. When I carry them I can use a front or a back carry. The carrier is super easy to get on and off, even I can do it! It is machine washable, which is a plus because I always seem to forget I am wearing my little one and get something on them and the carrier!
Now let's talk about measurements. I know first hand that every carrier is not one size fits all. Lots of carriers that the wife has don't fit around my waist, or my shoulders. I am 6 feet tall and 325lbs so finding a carrier for me has been darn near impossible- until the Beco Butterfly 2! The waist belt of the Butterfly 2 can go as small as 28" and as large as 57" and the shoulder straps are 23" and can be adjusted up 45"!
Here is my five year old in the carrier. He is 42lbs and fits just fine! We use this for him when we know there is going to be a lot of people around he does not know. He is kind of shy and this lets us keep him close so he does not get upset! He can be worn in both the front and back carry, but because he is heavier it is easiest and most comfortable to back carry him!
Here is my three year old in the carrier. She is 25lbs! She can be worn in the front and on the back. She hates being in the stroller, but gets tired when she walks on her own. We use the carrier for her most when she is done walking. but does not want to be in the stroller.
Here is Mr. Emmitt. He is 20lbs even. He can be worn in the front and on the back. He is very much a people person, so does not like to be carried on peoples backs just yet. We use this carrier for him most often while all the kids are at school instead of dragging a stroller around!
You can see by all the images above how versatile this carrier really is! If you are looking for a comfortable carrier that can be used by multiple people, with multiple kids then this is the carrier for you for sure!
Buy It: You can purchase a Beco Butterfly 2 Carrier from Amazon for 125.00!