So, as you know I recently received the Gemini and I am very much enjoying the delicious purpley carrier! However, it is TOTALLY different from my other Becos. A lot of people are asking me to compare them but I'm finding it kind of hard. They are just.... different. But I am going to try and show some differences with details so you can choose for yourself.
There are definitely pros and cons about both carriers and I think the Butterfly II will probably always be my first love deep down because its the first Beco I ever had. But for other moms who prefer the 4th Gen, the Gemini might be just what you need.
Today I will be comparing Blue Scooters and White Leaves from PaxBaby with the new Natalie Gemini (which you can preorder).
Width: G. 12.5in (base) 11in (middle) 10in (narrowest points)
Height: G. 14in (without headrest up) 18.5in (with headrest up)
BBII. 16in (without hood attached)
Length: G. 23in
BBII. 22in (from the Y seam) 14in (from buckle)
Width: Both carriers are 3in.
This shows the inside of the BBII which helps keep the baby secure when switching to a back carry or transferring to another person. Gemini doesn't have this feature.
Width: Both carriers are 4 in.
Length: G. 30 in.
This picture is showing the most controversial part of the Gemini, the option to make the base more narrow and forward face.
I absolutely LOVE this feature
So, this is basically my summary: Gemini and BBII are different. If you have the BBII and want the Gemini, try not to compare them too much because they are definitely different carriers. If you feel a little uncomfortable with back carries or your little one likes to move around a lot and you feel better with that insert, they definitely go with the Butterfly II. If you want to cross the straps and want a little more versatility than Gemini might be the way to go. And if your not sure, don't forget you can always try them out at the sling exchange!