Boba Carrier Review

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Those of you that have been hanging around for a while know that I’m one of “those” moms…. you know – the cloth diapering, breast feeding, baby wearing moms.  And if you’re new here now you know too, hehe!  I absolutely love wearing my kiddos and enjoying that closeness.  This past summer I would go on a few mile walk almost daily during which I would wear Sugar and push Dilly and the little boy I used to babysit in a double stroller.  I could make it through the walk with my old carrier, but oh how my shoulders and lower back would ache.  I desperately wanted a carrier that would feel comfy for both me and my kiddos, but since I already had one I couldn’t justify purchasing a new one.  That was why I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the Boba Carrier!

The Boba Carrier is a soft structured baby carrier that is designed to accommodate children from 15 to 45 pounds.  It is a one size fits most carrier that will work on most adults (5′-6′ tall) and can be used for front and back carry.  Dustin and I both tried it out with Sugar and Dustin tried it with Dilly when we went for a walk at one of our local trails.

 Here I am using the Boba for the front carry with Sugar.  As you can see the waist and shoulder straps are wide and thick with high density foam.  The waist belt is 5″ wide which really helps make this a comfortable carrier.  I felt no digging of the straps anywhere, but since they are wider and thicker than what I am accustomed to it took a little while to get used to them.  The shoulder straps are 19″ long and can extend an additional 19″.  In the picture to the right I have the removable hood unrolled and snapped onto the shoulder strap.  The hood is not only useful when your little one falls asleep, but also for added coverage when nursing.  Yes – you can easily nurse in the Boba Carrier – how awesome is that?

Nursing in the Boba Carrier from NAP, Inc. Baby Carriers on Vimeo.
Dustin tried the back carry with Sugar – she was so comfy she drifted right to sleep.

 Nothing makes me happier than seeing Dustin spending quality time with his daughters – he is such a good daddy.  Ok, back to the carrier, hehe.  The back of the carrier is a few inches taller than most soft structured carriers which really helps keep your center of gravity close to your body and supports your little ones back.  There also are removable foot straps which are completely unique to the Boba Carrier. They help to provide proper leg support for your toddler and are completely adjustable in length as well as sliding on the waist belt for the perfect fit.  Proper leg support has many benefits including enabling a healthy sitting position for your child, aligns the spine, more leg support means less pressure on the spine, reduces leg dangle, ensures complete blood flow through the legs, and no pinching of the major nerve behind the thigh.  When Dustin tried to carry Dilly in the Boba Carrier she complained that she was “too tight” in it.  I think several factors were responsible for this response – she has only rode in a back carrier once prior to trying out the Boba and she refused to let us put her legs in the foot straps.  When you have an almost three year old struggling it is a bit hard to get them to cooperate with you, but I have a feeling had she cooperated and put her feet in the foot straps there would of been no complaining.  Dustin wasn’t fond of how high the front buckle strap was on his chest, but that was more of a personal comfort preference since from browsing the pictures on the Boba website I noticed that is where the front buckle rested on most people that wore it.  Here is a picture of Dilly in the back carry.

It is also very simple to put the carrier on in either position.

Boba Front Carry from NAP, Inc. Baby Carriers on Vimeo.

Boba Back Carry/Hip Scoot from NAP, Inc. Baby Carriers on Vimeo.

The Boba Carrier is available in the classic or organic collection.  I chose a carrier from the organic collection since we are trying to live a greener life style.  In the organic collection the panel and straps are made from 100% soft brushed GOTS certified organic cotton and the batting is 100% organic Texas cotton.  The organic collection is also made 100% in the USA and is available in 6 nature inspired colors. 

I absolutely love the Boba Carrier for wearing Sugar and I think if Dilly gave it a chance she would like it too, but I’m not gonna complain if she doesn’t want carried – heck she is getting heavy!!  If you would like to purchase your own Boba Carrier you can visit the Boba website.  The classic collection carriers cost $100 each and the organic collection cost $118 each. 

Visit the Boba website and tell me what color carrier you like the best and something you learned about the Boba Carrier from my review.  You can then post on any one active giveaway 5 extra entries.  Label them “BOBA 1-5” 

I was given an organic Boba Carrier to review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

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19 Responses to Boba Carrier Review

  1. Jennifer Gilbert Settle says:

    I like the Boba classic Tweet & I learned that you can nurse with the Boba easily if you use the hood attachment & I think it would naturally be easier since the back of the carrier is a few inches higher than other soft carriers. Thanks for the review! Looks like a great product!

  2. Erin says:

    My favorite is the classic Dusk. I learned that the Boba has foot straps, which I think is a fantastic idea! (Even if Dilly didn't like them)! 🙂

  3. Jen says:

    I like the Tweet one, and I learned about the foot straps…definitely unique to Boba!

  4. Sunflower Joy says:

    I am loving the Boba Classic – Tweet
    I learned that they have foot straps and that they have organic carriers as well. It is really nice that they have so many choices that work for daddy to use as well (color wise) Just getting into using these now on my 3rd baby. Never used one before and would like a nice one.

  5. sigley_holly says:

    Boba Organic – Chestnut
    The foot straps are nice. It has to be more comfortable for them.

  6. Amanda Cluff says:

    I like the Boba Classic Tweet. I learned that the Boba has a few extra inches of height to keep your center of gravity closer to your body and support your child's back.

  7. boyzrule says:

    I love and have the Boba in dusk. I did learn an new thing from your review which is it is a few inches higher which helps with comfort for carrier and child being carried. 🙂

  8. Nikki says:

    I love the tweet print! Thanks for sharing about the back of the carrier being a few inches taller than most soft structured carriers, helping to keep your center of gravity close to your body and supports your little ones back.

  9. Caroline says:

    Boba in Glacier – I learned that there are footstraps (very cool), and that it hugs cloder to your body and helps with your centre of gravity 🙂

  10. Michelle_B says:

    i like the pine color in the organic section. i also learned that it's taller then most others to help with center of gravity. i've always wondered how carrying a child on your back wouldn't just make you want to fall backwards lol
    mrs_bardos at yahoo dot com

  11. Trista says:

    I like the Boba classic Tweet its very cute and I learned that you can nurse with the Boba easily if you use the hood attachment.

  12. Joy N. says:

    I like the organic pine.
    OH Neat! I enjoyed watching the piece on NBC Today; Best in baby carriers.

  13. shannon b says:

    I also learned that you can nurse easily while wearing the Boba. I like the Boba Classic – Glacier.
    sbaka3 at gmail dot com

  14. jenmalonee says:

    I like the chestnut color!
    I like that you can choose classic or organic-super neat!

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  15. Becky says:

    I like the Glacier Boba. And I love how this carrier has footstraps!

    beckybrauchler (at) gmail (dot) com

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