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Monday, December 31, 2012

Boba 3G Carrier Review

I recently had the opportunity to review the top baby carrier of 2012....Boba! Super cute, super comfortable and most important super useful!

About Boba
"Boba designs thoughtfully-crafted products for active parents who want the time and freedom to create a real and caring bond with their child, while living life to the fullest. We care deeply about what we do, and our customers’ happiness is our highest motivation as a company." - Boba

Boba Review
As you can see above Boba wants to give you only the best quality items and service. And from my contacts with them I believe this to be true. I've had a great experience with Boba so far with the people and with the 3G Carrier I had the opportunity to review.
I had the opportunity to review the 3G in the Tweet pattern. Oh my goodness I am so in love with this carrier and I'm so sad I did not have this when Big Brother was a baby! Just look at the bright vibrant colors and adorable pattern of the Tweet. Very gender neutral. The carrier fabric itself is a dark brown which pairs perfectly with the pattern and any outfit!
Well of course the Boba isn't only about the cuteness factor but the ability to get out and about with your baby/child or even for use around the house. Great bonding and safety too for your little one.
I had another (I won't mention) front pack carrier when Big Brother was a baby. And let me tell you the Boba carrier far surpasses that carrier. I always felt like I had to have a hand under his behind so he wasn't just dangling there. And it was horribly uncomfortable and hurt my back.

Boba has really thought of everything to make this the most useful and comfortable, not only for you but  your baby too. Just look at the list of features! And not only comfortable but practical. For instance the shoulder strap holders to keep your diaper bag or purse in place. Only a mom would know that a few extra hands are needed when juggling the baby and all the gear. One less thing to worry about. It also has numerous storage pockets. You could even possibly leave the purse at home!
Features of the Boba:

  • 100% Cotton
  • Front and back carry options
  • Removable sleeping hood
  • Adjustable sleeping hood, adjusting in length to fit growing babies
  • Zipper pouch may be used to store your hood when not in use
  • Comfortably fits heights 5’0” – 6’3”
  • 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
  • Easily adjustable chest strap
  • 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 also love the detachable hood. It easily snaps on and off and can either be tucked into the zippered pocket for safe keeping or left at home and you have a nice big storage pocket. The hood also is adjustable. It has super stretchy elastic, snaps and buckles all to adjust to the perfect size.

The Boba also has Patent-pending foot straps! These are too cool! They are removeable so you can take them off if you don't need them, but are great for little feet and keeping your little one comfortable and secure. I have never seen foot rests on a carrier before.
Big Brother weighs about 33 pounds and Little Brother weighs in at about 25 pounds. This means I can use the Boba for both boys! That's right, it goes from 7-45 pounds! Big Brother is a lightweight and a bit tall at age 4.5 and looks a bit goofy and dangly in the pack, but the Boba is so comfortable and designed right that you can hardly feel the weight. I don't use the pack obviously that often with a 4.5 year old but did run into a time on a hike where Big Brother was so tired and needed a lift to go the final stretch. I was thankful I had packed the Boba as a piggy back ride would not have been nearly as comfortable of an option.
You can see in all the pictures how the Boba hugs around the boys. They just sit comfortably in the pouch. No need to hang on, but just enjoy the ride. 
With the Boba you also get everything you need in one purchase. It is designed to fit all shapes and sizes with no extra accessories needed. Plus you get the hood and the foot straps. It will also fit an infant with no extra accessories. The Boba 3G costs $125 and you will no doubt get your money's worth out of it with just one child. Have another and it will be one of the best investments you have made. 

And you don't have to be an outdoorsy, hiking, traveling type to use the Boba to it's full potential. Think chores around the house with a fussy newborn, or even just to snuggle that new baby. Or a trip out to get the mail and of course grocery shopping. This thing is a life saver at the grocery store! Especially with two kids! Pack one kid and have the other in the cart. More room for groceries, less squished produce and touching items on the shelf and of course less running up and down the isles causing chaos!

The 3G Carrier is just one of the products Boba offers. They also offer the BobaAir, a lightweight version of the Boba Carrier, Boba Wrap, Boba Mini ( a carrier for your child so they can be like mom and dad) a stuff sack to store your Boba products and keep them in exceptional condition and teething pads! The Carrier and Wrap both come in organic fabric options as well.
You can see why the Boba is the top carrier of 2012! An amazing number of features for any busy family! I would gladly recommend the Boba to any parent. This is one item you will definitely want on your registry!

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Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a carrier that is. There was nothing like that around when I had my son. It sure would have been easier to carry him with that! But maybe I will have grandkids to buy it for!