Thursday, April 22, 2010

Boba Baby Carrier

Boba Organic Baby Carrier Review & Discount Code
We all know that babywearing not only offers great attachment, social, and psychological benefits to the baby (and parent, I think), but did you ever think about just how practical and convenient wearing your baby can be? I started out wearing my daughter when she was very young. We quickly learned that our Evenflo carrier wasn't going to cut it because I didn't think it could possibly be healthy or safe (go figure, now they're all recalled), and our generic front carrier was okay but not sturdy enough or versatile enough to do much with. I ended up making a ring sling and loved it, but still needed something else for all of my out door long-haul adventures. Once my daughter was around 20 lbs., I knew I needed something more. After finding out I was pregnant again, the search for the perfect carrier zestfully began in full...and led me to Boba Organic Baby Carrier.


In long: This carrier is awesome and I think it will greatly help reduce the stress in the life of any parent with a toddler. Designed to be used with babies over 15 lbs. (ages 1-4), it's a carrier that is built to last while being gentle to you and your baby. I was able to try their new Cedar Boba 2G with my 23-ish lb. daughter and a (now) very pregnant belly. Let me tell you--after working a full day at the office and coming home to a little girl who wants to be with mommy but is all wound up, this carrier has pretty much saved my life. I've been able to put her on my back and get house work done all while snuggling and playing with her. She LOVES to get in the Boba! Not only is it fun for her, but I've found that she relaxes right down in it and is very soothed by being comfortably snug against me. This may sound funny, but I've actually found that wearing her on my back evens out the weight of my large abdomen and I actually feel safer walking up and downstairs because I'm more balenced. Who would have thought? Ha!

What Boba Says...
Boba is a Soft Structured baby carrier (SSC) that is intended for toddlers 1-4 years old (15 pounds and up). 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 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.

•accommodates child 1-4 years (15-45 lbs / 7-20 kg)
•one size fits most adults
•front and back carry
•made with GOTS and OE100 certified 100% organic cotton
•100% organic Texas cotton lining
•machine washable
•Instructions included
•safety buckle to prevent unintended release
•high density waist and shoulder strap foam
•foot straps for extra leg/hip support
•high back for better overall support
•made in Boulder, CO USA

Features removable, patent-pending foot straps

Includes matching, removable sleeping hood

My daughter hasn't fallen fully asleep while in the Boba yet, so I can't tell you how efficient the hood is, but I can vouch that it's easy to put up and rolls down very small so you wouldn't even realize it's there. Everything is very easily adjustable even while you're wearing it (I'm 5'1" and my husband is 5'11" and it easily fits both of us) and there are no buttons or snaps to deal with. The fact that it's organic leads to very soft fabric, as you can imagine, but it also gives me a peace of mind in wearing it since it's to be spot-cleaned only (who wants chemicals rubbing up against their skin, especially when you can't try to wash them out?!).

I've worn it for over an hour at a time and found that if I had everything adjusted correctly, it was as comfortable as a good quality backpacker's backpack (meaning, it may get weary after a while, but in all, you're pretty comfortable). Obviously, I haven't worn it over my front because of the baby bump, but I've checked it out for nursing purposes and think that it won't be a problem as long as you have the baby low enough on you and a cover for yourself. When putting the carrier on one's back, I would suggest having a buddy nearby to help you get it on and the baby into it. The majority of the time, I put it on all by myself, but it's easier and safer if you have someone nearby to lend a hand...especially when you're pregnant and are missing important muscles!

So obviously, if you've read this much of my review, you know that I won't be getting rid of my Boba. I expect it to last for a very long time and be loved very much. :-) Once I con one of my sisters to take some photos of LoveBug and I in the Boba, I'll post the photos here (hoping for tonight!), so keep watch!
Buy It! Check out the great selection of colors (my favorite is the "Pine") and their new print at Use the coupon code is ‘simply’ and get 10% off any Boba order, valid from April 20th-May 20th.

Want an extra entry into ANY of the Baby-Mama shower contests? Visit and leave me a message here with your favorite color or feature. Then go ahead an give yourself an extra entry into any or all of the other contests that you've already entered by writing "Boba" as a comment with an email address (one extra entry per contest). I will be checking to make sure you also commented here like I asked!


  1. Wow - I LOVE that they are organic because it makes a carrier so much softer. I have an Ergo that I love, but my older kids could use the height of the Boba. My favorite is also Pine or Willow or the new birdie print. WAY cute!

  2. I love the Walnut! This would be great for my 2 year old!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

  3. Love the cedar....I think it would be perfect for my husband who is sooo looking forward to carrying our new little one!! The features that I most enjoy are the fact that it is made in Boulder CO (which is very close to me) and out of organic cotton! They are the best :)

  4. I like the Walnut color. Looks like a great carrier!

    filson79 at hotmail dot com

  5. love the spoonflower fabric - the leaves and birdies are so cute.
    Intrigued by the footrests, not sure I'd love them though, as my DD would probably try to stand the whole time!

    mhanig AT hotmail dot com

  6. I like the walnut color and that it is good for older little ones too.


  7. My favorite color is the walnut.

  8. I like the walnut or the cedar color.

    Ravish30 at aol dot com

  9. I love the walnut color and really like the foot strap feature

  10. Thank you so much! I am waiting to preorder the spoonflower design and your code will save me $$

  11. I love the walnut "Boba" since it matches almost everything.

  12. I love the new Spoonflower design dinner (although the Walnut is probably the most practical). I also love that it's organic and U.S. sourced.

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incredibly interesting comments!