Beco Toddler Cool
Why we love it: The Beco brand has been around for years, and have now produced a new carrier just for toddlers! The patterns are stunning, and we're sure they''ll be as well loved as their smaller sized counterparts! This "COOL" carrier is made with a breathable 3D mesh liner and vented panel for better airflow. Defend against the sun and stay dry with moisture wicking SPF 50 performance fabric shell.
Ideal for: toddlers
Suitable for: suits all sizes of people
Carries: ideal for front carries and back carries, also possibly hip carries
Special features: padded headrest and leg padding, detatchable hood, pockets
Body panel: wide, tall, slightly padded at top, lightweight
Width of main panel: approx. 18 inches
Length of main panel: approx. 19.5 inches
Waist: gently contouring waist belt, relatively wide with light padding, safety buckle and pocket
Shoulder straps: padding throughout the majority of the shoulder straps. medium thickness, safety buckles. can be worn back pack style or crossed
Hood: detachable hood
Chest strap: integrated and adjustable height
Manufacturer's weight guidelines: Up to 60lbs
Cost new: approx.£120
Deposit:£40 (waivered if you are a member)
With its amazing easy-to-use features, elegant design and mix-and-match accessories, the much anticipated Beco Toddler is everything modern parents want in a baby carrier: safety, comfort, versatility and customisation combined with an amazing compliment of features.
It has crossable straps that can be worn crossed or backpack style. All buckles are 'safety buckles' which mean they are harder to undo with one hand but impossible to accidentally undo. It has a large shaped seat with a wide base and a high back panel. We like the padded headrest and leg openings for little one, often you only see these features on more expensive carriers. Other extras include a pocket on the waistband.
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Always check the manufacturer's instructions, but in general, 100% cotton baby carriers can be washed at temperatures up to 60 degrees centigrade on the delicate cycle. It is best to use a liquid detergent that is free of optical brighteners, bleach or softening agents.
It should be noted that frequent washing is likely to fade the carrier, and so affect its resale value, so we ask that you do not wash our rental slings unless needed.
The Beco toddler is for children up to 60lbs. It is much wider than a standard carrier, and will probably not fit correctly until around 18-24 months of age.
You can use a Beco Toddler to carry your baby on your front or hip with baby facing in, or on your back.
You cannot use it to carry baby on your front with baby facing out.
We want you to be able to get the most out of your sling hire, so we offer a large range of accessories available for you to add on to your sling hire. Only accessories appropriate to the sling or carrier you are hiring will be offered.
Check out our guide to available accessory add on options for more information on the choices offered above.
When you are renting a sling for the first time you will get 2 days added on to the end of your rental period to allow for posting so that you hopefully get the full amount of time requested, actually with the sling.
So, if you choose a 2 week rental starting on the 1st of the month, your hire end date will be the 16th (14 days plus 2 days extra)
The sling will be posted to you on the 1st, hopefully arrive (dependent on Royal Mail) the 2nd and you will need to post it on or before the 15th to ensure it arrives with us by the 16th.
If you are extending your hire then no extra days are added, so a 2 week extension means that the sling will be due back 14 days later than originally agreed.
How to Rent
These are the steps needed to rent this carrier:
1) Select a type of hire -you can choose from postal hire and extension of existing hire. Only use extension of existing hire if you currently have the sling in your possession.
2) Select a rental period - 2, 3 or 4 weeks. If you are extending your rental, you can choose from 1 day, 2 days or 1 week rental periods too.
3) Pick a date to start your rental, this is the date the sling is posted to you for a new rental or the first available date if you are extending your rental. Dates is dark blue are available to be selected, dates in light blue are not able to be selected. This may be because we don't post out slings on that day, the sling is already reserved for someone else on that date or the rental period you have selected is too long for you to start a rental that day and return it before it is reserved for somebody else.
4) Choose your rental options using the drop down boxes. The mandatory boxes are starred and you must answer these questions Find out more information about the available accessory add ons. Only accessories that are compatible with the sling you are looking at will be shown here.
5) Click 'add to shopping basket' button.
This rental will now be added to your shopping basket. You may go on to rent or purchase anything else on our site or checkout. If you wish to hire more than one sling, you are very welcome to. All rentals starting on the same date will be posted together and will be covered by a single fee for postage. If you select several slings to be posted out on different dates we will contact you to ask for the additional postage to cover the additional parcels.
When you check out, you will need to give us your contact details, just fill in all of the boxes. You will need to pay the rental fee and postage at checkout.
You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.
Deposits are wavered for members.
Rental slings are sent out on the first day of your hire via Royal Mail 1st class recorded post, unless another service is selected. Costs for postage will be added when you check out.
You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. We prefer PayPal for deposits but also accept direct bank transfer. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.
Deposits are waivered for members.
Membership of It's a Sling Thing postal loan service gives you access to a range of benefits and discounts across all of our services. The funds raised from membership are used to increase the sling library stock so that we are better able to help people in the future.
- No deposits when you borrow from the library
-£3 off every time you rent something from the library
- 10% off all new slings and babywearing accessories
- 10% off all workshops
- 10% off all sling clinic appointments (in person and by Skype)
Membership of it's a Sling Thing costs a one off fee of£25 and lasts for a lifetime. Become a member today.
How to Buy
We love Bobas so much, we sell them! Check them out here! Did you know that we also give you a special discount code to use if you go on to buy from us after having rented something. Win-win!
Babywearing has been practiced throughout the world for centuries and is extremely safe when done correctly.
Your child's safety is your responsibility. Please check yourself and your baby against the TICKS rules for safe babywearing every time you carry your baby, no matter what you carry them in.
You must always read all safety, use and care instructions prior to using this (or any) sling or carrier. Slings and carriers must only be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
We don't have online instructions yet, but you can view the similar Beco Soleil ones here.
Please check out our articles which answer many of our frequently asked questions. Or check the red help box in the bottom right hand corner of every page of our website. If your question is not answered there, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.