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“Boba Baby Carrier”

I was beyond excited when I found out I would be getting a Boba to review. I have what some people call a baby-wearing obsession, but to me it is so much more than just an obsession. It is the personal connection, the interaction and bonding, providing security to my son, and so much more. Not to mention, it allows me to be hands-free, which makes it that much more worth it.

I had heard so many great things about the Boba Carrier from friends so I couldn’t wait to try it on and see for myself what an amazing carrier this truly is.

Boba is a Soft Structured baby carrier (SSC) that is intended for children between 15 to 45 lbs. Boba has a few extra inches of height to keep your center of gravity closer to your body and support your little one’s back.  The innovative thing about the Boba carrier is that there are foot straps attached to the waist belt for the child’s feet to sit in enabling a healthy sitting position for the child.  The footstraps not only give little tired legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexed abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets, and aligns the spine.

I have put this carrier through some serious testing to see how comfortable my son and I could be in it. I am not talking about just running around doing errands (which we have done NUMEROUS times) but I am talking about heading to the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California and doing some serious walking through lots and lots… and lots of sand! Have you ever walked through sand? Not the easiest thing and definitely exhausting. Now imagine it WITH a baby. Yikes. We usually walk along the shore since the sand is wet and harder making it easier to walk, but if I did that than I wouldn’t really be testing out the carrier the way I wanted, would I? So I said a little prayer (okay, not really) and took my first few steps onto the sand and then gave up… Okay, totally joking. I walked halfway through the sandy beach part of the Boardwalk to meet up with my fellow Modern Day Moms editor, Jess T. and her two daughters.

I couldn’t believe I walked all that way carrying my son in the Boba and not once did I have to stop and rest, and most importantly never once did my back start to hurt. The Boba is seriously one of the most comfortable carriers I have ever used and that is saying a lot!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

  • accommodates children 15-45 lbs / 7-20 kg
  • one size fits most adults
  • front and back carry
  • Boba Organic collection made with GOTS and OE100 certified 100% organic cotton and organic Texas cotton lining
  • Boba Classic collection made with 100% natural brushed cotton
  • Instructions included
  • high density waist and shoulder strap foam
  • removable foot straps for extra leg/hip support
  • high back for better overall support
  • removable hood

PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS

  • body 13 inches wide and 16 inches tall
  • 19 inch shoulder straps that extend an additional 19 inches
  • 28 inch waist belt that extends to 56 inches
  • 5 inch waist belt
  • weight of the carrier: 1.8 lbs

Now let’s go into more specific detail about some of the awesome features:

1- Foot Straps:

  • attached to the waist belt and completely removable
  • adjustable length
  • intended to support bigger legs (usually when child turns two)
  • sliding positioning rail to fit your growing toddler
  • patent-pending
  • bring knees to hip level
  • proper leg support for your toddler

2-  Leg Support:

  • enables a healthy sitting position for your child
  • provide proper leg support in the flexed abducted position
  • naturally tilt the pelvis, fills out hip sockets, aligns spine
  • the more leg support the less pressure absorbed by the spine
  • takes the pressure off of the hamstrings
  • reduces the leg dangle
  • gives feet a place to rest
  • ensures complete blood flow throughout legs
  • no pinching of the major nerve behind the thigh

3- Organic Fabric:

  • 100% GOTS and OE100 certified organic cotton
  • 100% organic Texas cotton lining
  • butter soft
  • no snaps
  • no buttons

4- Height:

  • envelops the whole back
  • secures your toddler
  • gives them the option to put arms in or out
  • pulls them closer to you
  • prevents the “leaning away from you” feeling
  • reduces shoulder strap pressure
  • allows you to stand straight as you should
  • brings your center of gravity toward your body

5- Width: triangular fabric to webbing supports larger more spread out area

  • wider seat
  • should offer complete leg support up until 18 months to 2 years (after this foot strap use will compensate to provide complete and proper support)
  • complete enveloping of child’s body/more wrap like
  • brings little one closer to you
  • makes for more discreet nursing
  • feet don’t get caught in the straps when loading
  • less apt to tear or rip because webbing is not sewn at ninety degree angle
  • no horizontal line of pressure across child’s back
(He’s more interested in what’s happening at the beach than the camera)
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If you are in the market for a baby carrier for yourself or as a gift, please check out Boba. You can visit their website at:

www.bobababycarrier.com

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*Disclaimer- I received this product to review but the opinions written above are strictly my own 

 

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2 COMMENTS

  • Katie on September 12, 2011

    My Boba is my favorite carrier! I’m glad you love it as much as I do.

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  • Erin Gorman on September 12, 2011

    I LOVE the Boba. Absolutely my favorite carrier, no doubt about it!

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