Friday, March 1, 2013

Boba review and giveaway #BabyExtravaganza





I absolutely LOVE our boba carrier and have used it many times with Olivia. Here is your chance to win a boba of your own!




I love babywearing and have been "wearing" E since she was a newborn. I knew babywearing would be a great bonding experience and also found it to be very convenient for me, especially when I need my hands free. When it comes to carriers, my favorite types are SSCs (soft structured carriers) so it might come as a surprise that I've never tried a Boba Carrier until recently. 



The Boba Carrier 3G is intended for babies and children between 7-45 lbs and features include:
  • 100% Cotton
  • Front and back carry options
  • Removable sleeping hood
  • The carrier comfortably fits heights 5’0” – 6’3” and waistband range: 25” – 58”.
  • Additional adjustments for easier fit & breastfeeding
  • Patent-pending removable foot straps
  • Elastic bands neatly roll up straps
  • Shoulder strap holders keep purses and diaper bags in place
  • Uniquely designed to “hug” your child
  • Converts to an infant carrier without an insert
  • Extra head support adjustments for infants
  • Body of carrier rises 2-3” higher than other brands
  • Multiple pockets for on-the-go storage
  • High quality military grade buckles



I couldn't wait to try the Lila print Boba Carrier which features a pretty purple and gray patterned center panel and is one of the newer prints Boba carries.

I was happy to learn that Boba offers several features that aren't seen on other carriers such as foot straps which attach to the waist belt and an infant conversion option which allows you to use the Boba Carrier 3G with babies over 7lbs. I appreciate that the Boba Carrier doesn't require any extra accessories such as an insert when converting to an infant carrier. I own another SSC that required an insert so I ended up having to wait until E was a few months old to use it because I didn't want to have to spend the extra money on the extra accessory.

I love that the 3G design fits parents of all shapes and sizes without having to purchase an extension belt or accessory! I'm a plus sized girl so it's not a good feeling to have to buy an accessory to make a carrier fit properly. All straps are fully adjustable and elastic bands are provided so you can comfortably tuck the straps away once you have the carrier adjusted for you and your child.  

The adjustable sleeping hood is one of my favorite features. It adjusts in length to fit growing infants and the zipper pouch is great to store the hood when we're not using it. Not only is the sleeping hood great for infants, I find it very useful with my toddler as well! 
Not the most attractive photo of myself and E using the Boba but it works ;)
I prefer to back carry E (as seen above) who is now 30 pounds. I've been doing this since she was about 11 months old. It's a lot easier for me to function when she's on my back and back carrying E in the Boba 3G has been a great experience! I really like the footstraps but E is still getting used to having them there for her feet. I'm sure keeping her feet in the straps is more comfortable then allowing her feet to hang. I'm sure she will learn to keep them in the foot straps as she gets older. 

When it comes to comfort, The Boba Carrier feels great to wear. With other SSC's, I sometimes feel some strain in my shoulders and back but with my Boba Carrer, this is not the case at all!  

The Boba 3G is now my favorite out of all the the soft structured carries I have tried or have owned. I would definitely recommend the Boba to a new or even seasoned babywearer!

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Buy it!
The Boba 3G carrier and other Boba carrieres and acessories can be purchased on the Boba website and you can use the store locator feature to find a retailer near you! You can also purchase Boba 3G Baby Carriers on Amazon!

Win it!
Boba is offering one lucky reader a Boba 3G carrier! This giveaway is open to US residents and ends March 14, 2013 at 11:59pm, EST.

Disclosure: I received a product or service in exchange for my opinion. No other form of compensation was received. All opinions are mine alone and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

20 comments:

Lindsey D. said...

I would choose the camouflage

lana said...

I like the safari

Tara Oliver said...

I think I would choose the montenegro.

Nicole said...

That's a hard one. I would choose the Pinstripe. Thanks for the chance to win :)

sgumer said...

the montenegro.

Anonymous said...

I would like the pinstripe one that way it is unisex for future use with an opposite sex.

Ivy M

naomi c said...

i like the tweet or pinstripe

A. Truckenmiller said...

either tweet or camouflage

Thabal said...

I would go for 'Dusk' color. Thanks for the giveaway.

thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

Cassandra Eastman said...

I would choose Dusk!

amber925 said...

I would choose the "Tweet" print. So cute!

Sarah Curran said...

I love the Soho pattern! I might go for a more gender neutral pattern for hubby's sake, though.

SaraMomofmany said...

I would pick the Kangaroo.

Becca said...

I like the Montenegro!

Angela W said...

I would choose Camo print

Liz Ticona said...

I'd choose the Montenegro style! :)

liz.ticona@yahoo.com

Dawn Boyd said...

i would choose the kangaroo print

lisamercy said...

i like "Tweet".

Darian Paige said...

I would choose dusk. Still fairly neutral, but not too dark to make baby overly warm.

Miranda W. said...

I am leaning heavily towards the camouflage!!!