Sometimes I think moms could use an extra set of arms . . . actually, I think sometimes we could manage just fine if the arms we were given were free to do what needed to be done. That is where baby-wearing has saved my life. My sweet little boy, now 18-months-old, wanted to constantly be held when he was younger. Baby-wearing made it possible for me to get things done around the house, go for a walk, or even check my e-mail. Now, with baby number two on the way, I've been interested in comparing different baby carrier options.
The Boba carrier is a soft-structured baby carrier.The beginning weight limit is 15 lbs, so this carrier is intended for older babies and children. It does not currently offer any type of newborn insert. It is similar to a backpack in style and can be worn on both the back and the front.
Here are a few of the things I really liked about the Boba:
- The shoulder straps and waist strap are nicely padded, adjustable and were comfortable to wear.
- The Boba is suitable for children 15-45 lbs which means I will be able to use it for a long time and it's versatile enough that I can use it with both an infant and a toddler with just a few quick strap adjustments!
- It can be worn comfortably on both the back and the front.
- I thought the foot straps were a neat feature for older kiddos. It helps keep the legs in a comfortable position for the child. My little one had a blast moving his foot back and forth in the stirrups.
- The sleeping hood is a great asset for younger children. It comfortably supports the infant's head and makes for a more conducive sleeping environment.
- There are tons of super cute colors and patterns to choose from, as well as some great organic options. I love the Tweet pattern.
- When wearing the baby on your front you must reach both hands behind your back to fasten the top buckle. Although the two shoulder straps are securely holding your infant in the carrier, I was a little bit nervous to take my hands off of my child to fasten the last strap. This did not feel like a big issue when I was wearing the baby on my back.
- It takes quite a bit of practice to put the child on your back without assistance. It's super easy when you have another person to help, but it was a bit challenging to do it by myself. I'm sure it would get easier with practice, but the first few times were a bit awkward.
To find out more about the Boba carrier you can check out their website and their Facebook page. They're also on Twitter. I'm a Facebook fan of theirs - they'll give you a heads-up on any sales, contests, or specials on the Boba carrier which normally retails for $100-$118.
I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my honest thoughts of the carrier. I was not obligated to give a positive endorsement.