How many of you use some sort of a baby carrier? I certainly do! I was recently sent an organic Boba Carrier in Pine! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! Before I get into the many reasons I love my new Boba, lets talk about the benefits of baby wearing! Dr. Sears has a great section on his website "Ask Dr. Sears" that specifically details Babywearing, and its many benefits. I suggest you go make yourself a nice cuppa tea or pour yourself a hot cup of coffee (during nap-time of course) and read this article! According to Dr. Sears, the baby that is worn, cries less, learns more, is more organized, gets 'humanized' earlier, and is smarter!! I know we all want to raise, healthy, happy smart littles right? He also has a great section called "Reasons Babywearing Reduces SIDS" *sudden infant death syndrome* I also suggest you read this article too! If you need to, you can get up and make yourself another cuppa tea!!
This review is not about Dr. Sears (though I would jump at a chance to interview him and pick his brain)!! Its about the awesomeness of my Boba carrier! I have used my Ergo Baby carrier from the day I received it for a review. I love my Ergo, don't get me wrong, but I think the Boba carrier is my new favorite, and this is why: The Boba Carrier is a soft structured carrier intended for children 15-45 lbs. The carrier itself is very light and only weighs 1.8 lbs. The Boba has a few extra inches of height to keep the carrier's (you) center of gravity closer to your body and support your child's back! The Boba carrier also has foot straps, which are intended to give the child a healthy sitting position!
Here are the dimensions and product description of the Boba carrier *taken from the Boba website*
•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
•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
Here are some pics of the Boba I received: Here are some pictures of my boys in the Boba (really wanted to take these outside but the weather has been pretty wet here)!!! Here is my 3 year old (33+ lbs.): Rear view (notice the position of his feet, and the frog-like position) Here is my 15 month old (19+lbs.): View from the front: The main difference *in my opinion* between the Ergo and Boba is the fact that with the Ergo, you can carry your infant from birth to 40 lbs (with infant insert) and with the Boba, your child has to be 15 lbs in order to be carried! Also, the Ergo does not have foot straps like the Boba does. I love both carriers and love to be able to have my littles so snuggly close when we're out and about! You can purchase a beautiful Boba Carrier directly from their website! The organic carriers cost $128.00 and the classic carriers are only $100.00! You can also find Boba carriers on Amazon, I found both the organic and the classic... but they were only $1.00 cheaper than on the Boba website, but Amazon has free shipping and Boba charges $5.99! If you purchase this carrier through the Boba website, you will receive a 60 days no questions asked return policy! Which is always nice! If you have a baby carrier, Boba, Ergo... whatever, feel free to comment on this post and explain your favorite carrier. Why do you like to use a baby carrier? If you don't have a carrier, please feel free to post questions so that us baby carrying mama's can answer! Thanks for reading and happy shopping!
~Mama of the Littles~