The Boba Organic Carrier is appropriate for use with children from 1 to 4 years or 15 to 45 pounds. It’s a soft-structured carrier made entirely of organic materials and produced in Boulder, Colorado. Adjustable waist, shoulder and chest straps make it comfortable for most people between 5 and 6 feet tall. My husband is 6 feet and can easily use the Boba.
What Sets Boba Apart
The Boba Carrier is the only first soft structured carrier with full leg support for your child. The footstraps provide are adjustable to support your child’s leg, which does more than provide a comfortable ride. Supporting the leg at approximately 90 degree angle allows your child to settle into the flexed abducted position which takes pressure off and aligns the spine. Because the Carrier is so wide it provides good leg support for most children to age 18 months, and they don’t need to use the footstraps.
Other Great Boba Features
* Comfortable! The shoulder straps are generously padded and the waist belt is very wide and doesn’t dig into my hips.
* Machine washable. There are no snaps, buttons or to rust or make trouble in the washing machine, although frequent washing is not recommended.
* Wide and tall body. Even a large toddler will be adequately covered and supported by the generous size of the Boba. I love that the height prevents a child from leaning back and feeling unsecure.
* 100% organic fabric, including organic Texas cotton lining.
Although recommended for toddlers starting at one year, I have worn my daughter (who will be one next month) quite successfully. Obviously, she’s not as tall as her brother so she doesn’t enjoy a particularly nice view but she has been quite content. Like I mention in the Boba video review, I wear Baby Girl during Toddler Boy’s soccer practices (it’s a team of 2.5 year olds so you can imagine the parental involvement is high) and it’s been comfortable and kept us both quite happy. Baby Girl likes that she’s part of the action rather than in a stroller and I like having her close.
To Buy… I LOVE the Boba. We’ve really enjoyed using it and have found it to be extremely comfortable. The waist support is wide and the shoulder straps are well padded, making even extended wearing doable. The kids have been happy and content in it, too! I definitely give the Boba a thumb’s up and highly recommend it.
Or Not to Buy… Because the footstraps are not necessary until your child is about 18 months and the Carrier can be used before then, it’d be cool if you could remove the straps until you need to use them. They don’t really get in the way and frankly I barely noticed them, but they do just hang there unused.
Shop! The Boba Carrier is offered in six neutral colors and costs $99. It is available for purchase at www.bobacarrier.com. Good news! Use the code shoppingmama for 10% off your order, including SleepyWrap purchases.
Thank you to NAP, Inc. for providing a sample for the purposes of this review. The opinions expressed here are mine and uninfluenced by receipt of product. Others may have a different experience.