Friday, March 25, 2011

Boba Review

I didn't think I would like the boba. I didn't think it would be a carrier that I could recommend to other people. I was so unbelievably wrong. I am embarrassed to say that I didn't think that I'd like it because I love it. If you plan on wearing a toddler or have tall kids this carrier is amazing. I don't so much love it for front carries because I have to buckle something behind my neck and I dislike doing that but for back carries this carrier is the way to go. I can breastfeed in this carrier. I can easily get either one of my kids in it. The Tweet one is gorgeous!!! I love the foot straps they make Z so excited it is the only carrier he will drag out of the closet for me to put on. He enjoys sliding his feet back and forth in them like it's a fun game. The back on this carrier is higher than say an ergo or something which is a plus for older kids when they like to do that leaning back thing. If I were to tandem wear my kids I can guarantee the first carrier I'd reach for on my back would he a boba. The hood is also genius it snaps on and off so you can get it on the carrier if baby is already sleeping but you can roll it up and loop the stretchy band around it to keep it on the carrier but still show off the cute pattern or color you got. The waist padding isn't crazy thick like some carriers which is nice. I really like this carrier a lot it's definitely one you should consider if your looking to do mostly back carries.

Below is features of the Boba Carriers

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

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

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.

They also have a great spot on their site where they compare types of carriers the link for it is Here

Pictures below were copied from the Boba website.

I have recommended that The Nappy Shoppe stock them and Sharni the owner has said that she will stock them so look forward to those if your going to buy any carrier from The Nappy Shoppe please email me and we will make sure it's the right carrier for you. I'll have pictures of me using the Boba with my boys soon but right now it's out on loan to a friend so it'll have to wait.

Below are pictures of my friend Brenda over at Adventures of a Crispy Mama wearing my boba with her two boys. I think from the looks of things you can tell they approve.

Her oldest son did not like the foot straps so they didn't use them and her youngest wasn't quite big enough for them yet. I need to get a picture of my oldest with them because I think he's a great size for them.


  1. We got a Boba too! Just love it. I can carry my 3 year old and 7 month old it with ease :) Great review!

  2. It's really a great carrier and their customer serevice is excellent! I speak very highly of Boba and Sleepy Wrap partly because their customer services is amazing and fast and answers elevendy billion questions.

  3. Yes! Yay for Bobas! Great review Ashley.BTW, my three year old should use the straps so she has her legs in a better position, but she refuses. Tried to explain it was like riding a horse, but she didn't go for it. :)