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.
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.
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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.