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Bitybean Child Carrier Giveaway!

 

Have you ever set out on a hike with your tyke and before you get to your destination they become tired, they don’t want to hike anymore and they just want to return to the car? It happens and then you’re left in a conundrum. Do you press on trying to bribe them along the way, press on making them suffer or do you turn around and call it quits? We had a couple of those situations during our hikes in Wyoming. On both occasions we weren’t familiar with the elevation gain and it ended up being too much for J-Man. Instead of turning around and heading back to the car or making him suffer by dragging him up the trail I pulled out the Bitybean and carried him.

Bitybean

Bitybean child carrier

 

The Bitybean is a convenient and lightweight child carrier that allows you to carry your tyke in front for infants or on your back for older tykes. Bitybean is designed for infants and toddlers over 3 months and weighing from 8 to 40 pounds. J-Man is bordering the maximum weight to carry but I didn’t notice that at all. It just felt like I was giving J-man a supported piggy back ride. On both hikes I had my backpack to carry and I needed to figure out a way to carry J-Man and my pack. I put J-Man on my back first and then my backpack on. I loosened the straps of my backpack all the way and put it on as I normally do and then adjusted the tightness around J-Man and myself. It worked perfect. J-Man was happy he didn’t have to hike anymore and we were happy that we didn’t have to return to the car and miss the gorgeous views ahead.

 

Bitybean child carrier

 

One of the views we would have missed out on had we not had the Bitybean.

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The Bitybean weighs only 8 oz and fits into it’s own stuff sack. It’s so compact that it takes up very little room in your pack making it very convenient to carry. It’s perfect not only for hiking but as an everyday carrier for your tyke. Use it for shopping, the Farmer’s Market, amusement parks, traveling or anywhere else you need to carry your tyke. The compact size makes it easy to stash in a purse or bag. I leave mine in my car making sure I have it at all times so that I can throw it in a bag or pack when we head out.

 

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¬†Another great feature about the Bitybean is that it can be used in water. It is made of nylon and polyester so it dries very quickly and doesn’t absorb water weighing it down. It is recommended that you wear your tyke in front when using it in water so you can see them at all times.

In October 2012 the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, the internationally recognized organization, honored Bitybean with a 2012 Innovation award. That’s pretty cool!

This is one of the most economical carries on the market with a price tag of only $54.00. It’s worth every penny and you will get years of use out of it.

This carrier is for anyone who has a tyke that needs/wants to be carried sometimes or all the time. You and your tyke will love it!

 

Here’s your chance to win one!

I get to giveaway a Bitybean child carrier to one lucky winner. Woo hoo!

Enter now and good luck!

 

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This giveaway is for US and Canada residents only and you must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway begins July 22 and ends July 28, 2013 at midnight MST. A winner will be chosen by random and announced the following day. An email will be sent to the winner to claim their prize. The winner has 48hrs to respond or another winner will be chosen.

 

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Comments

  1. This sounds awesome. I could totally see it being a go to for all our hikes. Our littlest is just starting to get the independance bug as he’s learning to walk, so it’s always uncertain at what point he’ll need a carrier (cuz we always do at some point). This would make me so much happier about carrying around an empty carrier!

  2. Wait. Do you carry beans or children in this? Or both?

  3. I would use the carrier to carry my child to a lot of places. I love her having her freedom so she can explore and discover and have her independence but sometimes walking is just not safe and sometimes she is tired. so that’s when the carrier would be perfect, which is a lot of the time. :D

  4. Allison Thompson says:

    Next stop is the Moab and southern Utah! Would love a great carrier to make life with an adventurous 2 year old and a 6 month old that is trying to be equally adventurous a little easier :-)

  5. Wow, this looks like exactly what I’ve been looking for! We need a little bit of help getting our kiddo to the base of some climbs, but he’s rapidly getting unwieldy in the framed backpack. Plus, he *mostly* wants to hike on his own. This would help when he’s not feeling up to the hike all that much.

  6. Walks to our local park and the grocery store. All great places that a carrier would be perfect for.

  7. Laura Miller says:

    We would go cave exploring in southern Indiana!

  8. I would keep it in the car at all times as I have a todler who is on the verge of not needing the stroller anymore, but doesn’t always make it all the way on his feet. Would love a compact carrier!

  9. Pammy Lowman says:

    So glad you got to use it & wrote a review! Had heard of it but no one in my area has used one! Would love this for son this summer. Just been holding him in the pool. And trying plan hikes down in Southetn Virginia and a couple field trips to underground caverns. Great giveaway! If we dont win will have to buy!

  10. Charissa says:

    Great giveaway! My son gets super hot in our other carrier. This would be great!

  11. I would love to take my young daughter on hikes with her brother up into the Cascades of Oregon! I love how light the Bitybean seems to be!

  12. I love the look of the BityBean. I can’t wait to try it out with my toddler and next baby.

  13. I love the portability aspect and how lightweight it is! Seems like a good piece of gear for the “in-between” stages of full time hiker and full time rider!

  14. Would love to use the BityBean for quick grocery trips, walking the dog, etc! Looks great!

  15. We are going to Greece in the fall and I can’t wait to take my little Squish up to the Acropolis, would be so much easier in a Bitty Bean!

  16. My Hubs and I love to travel and are now trying to figure out how to do it best with our little one. This is a great idea!

  17. Kyle Balke says:

    I’d take this thing anywhere!

  18. bitybean-citybean jelly belly coffee bean!
    Carrying a 3-year old in a pinch while on a 5-mile hike, while not fun, is definitely a reality. A packable carrier as this would be a sweet addition to the caryability arsenal. We had to hand carry/walk the 27 lb 1.5 yr old and backpack the 34 lb 3.5 yr old for the last half mile.

    Here’s hoping!! ;)

  19. Leah Novak says:

    Looks like a great gear addition to the family!

  20. You just blew my mind with putting the backpack behind the kid, I never even though of that. I’d always put the backpack in the front and was uncomfortable. I would take my kids in the Bitybean carrier backpacking and on most of our day hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area. My ERGO is really bulky, I would love a lightweight carrier.

  21. With the recent addition to the family on July 3rd of this year, it’s going to become more likely that someone will get tired and need to be carried when we head out on the trail in the coming months. This carrier would be just the kind of thing that could help in those situations.

  22. Kristen M says:

    I was wishing for a product like this last week in Yosemite. My little one lost steam on the uphill trail back from visiting a sequoia grove. He is too active to sit in the backpack carrier but still needs a little help now and then. Because of this, we didn’t do much hiking this year.

    We have a few more camping trips scheduled for the fall. I’d love to have a Bitybean to pack for day hike adventures.

  23. Can’t wait to try the Bitybean on our hikes to the woods with our dog, at the farmer’s market, and when we finally brave a backpacking trip with our little E! Love that you can take it along, without taking up much space or weight.

  24. Caoimhe says:

    This carrier looks awesome, I’d take my little munchkin everywhere in it!

  25. Thin would be perfect for,our upcoming trip to Moab. I love that it is so small and lightweight. We’d love our pile son to hike with us but I’m sure he will get tired at some point.

  26. To my parent’s farm.

  27. The mountains. DS has reached the limits but he has several younger friends who could use a hand on our longer hikes.

  28. That is so cool!

  29. I would take my daughter everywhere with this thing. It would be great for festivals, hiking, or even trips to the store.

  30. I woudl take my bitty bean out into my big back yard (also known as the La Sal Mountains)!

  31. Amanda Davis says:

    We would use the Bitybean everywhere from the grocery store to the AT. We need a lightweight carrier for the days where we want to escape quickly!

  32. This is awesome!

  33. I’d take her on hikes in the Rockies!

  34. I would love this! we have a backpack for him to go in, but he doesn’t always want to START in there which means we end up hauling it all around (and then we don’t actually need it, ugh!).

    I would take him on a hike to the north cascades!

  35. Suzanne DeVaux says:

    Hiking or to the beach! Love being outdoors!

  36. I would take my nephew up Winner Creek in Girdwood, AK!

  37. I’d take the Bitybean on dog walks and out with my older daughter when she rides bikes, to the Farmer’s Market, pretty much anywhere!

  38. Josh Davis says:

    I’d use this while hiking.

  39. I am super curious about this carrier – hadn’t heard of it before! It would go with us everywhere….but especially into the mountains! :)

  40. I would use this to take our 7 month old on her first backpacking trip to the Red River Gorge this fall.

  41. Woah, I love that this carrier packs up small. Our little one just started walking and loves it…until she doesn’t. This would be great for hiking AND the city! Thx for sharing :)

  42. I would us it hiking up little Cottonwood Canyon.

  43. I would love to take our toddler on his first backpacking trip to Kananaskis.

  44. How do the minimal straps feel? Do you wish there was padding or does it distribute the load well enough? We have Ergos but they’re bulky.

  45. This sounds like an awesome product to have. We just moved to Wyoming this summer and now that we are here, we want to explore a lot of places and go on a lot of trail hikes. We went to the Bighorn last Labor Day weekend and went for a hike up at the Cloud Peak. Boy was that a bit of a challenge for our little man because he didn’t want to walk for the most part unlike the past hikes we have had. I also have to carry our second child, which is for me it is a bit challenging when I have to carry her on my shoulders. I need a carrier and this one might do for now. :) Thank you for sharing your review.

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