Since long before baby Max arrived, I knew wearing him would be a part of our routine. I wore both of my older children but it was never as essential as it is now that I’m parenting two preschoolers and a newborn. Our life is on the go and it can’t stop so I can sit at home on the couch and cuddle Max. (Though that would be lovely, I think, while working on the couch with a sleeping baby on my lap.) So far we’ve incorporated Max into our out and about routine using the Boba Baby Wrap.
Why the Boba Baby Wrap?
The Boba Baby Wrap is the perfect wrap style carrier – with its unique fabric blend and the no-guesswork tying, the Boba Wrap is a great choice for beginners and advanced babywearers alike. The simple design, free of buckles, straps or buttons makes it perfectly comfortable for both you and your baby. By evenly distributing the weight of your child, there is no time limit to how long your baby can stay in the wrap, so you may calm and sooth your baby with your warmth, your voice, your movement and your heart beat as long as you are both content!
Boba Wrap Review
To be sure, a Baby Wrap can be a little intimidating. I used one (a SleepyWrap which is now called Boba Wrap) with my daughter when she was a year old so it was a much different experience from using one with a newborn. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I got the hang of tying the baby wrap after not doing it for over two years. There’s a bit of a learning curve but it’s really very easy and quick once you get used to it. The Boba Baby Wrap is one (very) long piece of cotton-spandex blend fabric. The cotton is high quality and feels sturdy but the spandex provides a little give to ensure comfort. Of course, I appreciate that the Wrap cleans easily in the event of an inevitable baby mess – you simply put it in the washing machine.
The baby wrap grows with you and baby because it’s completely adjustable and creates a custom fit to your body size and the size of the baby. Because you tie and adjust it every time you wear it there’s no guess work with fasteners and buckles. You just make sure the wrap is snug to baby and your body and you’re set. As Max gets older his head will need to be higher above the top of the wrap, but for a little few week old it he is perfectly content and cozy. Without fail, every time I wear him people comment that he looks like he’s still in my stomach – or at least that he’s reliving the experience while cuddled to my front. And, clearly, I think that’s part of why the Baby Wrap is so effective for us: Max is comfortable, cuddled to my front, in a position that reminds him of being in the womb.
There’s a lot of talk these days about wearing baby in an ergonomic position and the Boba Wrap ensures baby’s hips and legs are supported. In other words, it’s not a crotch-dangler. The Wrap doesn’t create any pressure point on baby’s body and the weight is evenly distributed on the wearer, too. It’s truly a comfortable for both baby and the wearer.
I was totally skeptical about the ability to nurse while wearing baby. I knew it was possible, but I didn’t know if *I’d* be able to do it. I learned quickly on the fly last weekend that it’s not only possible, but totally doable to discreetly nurse a baby in the Boba Wrap. We were out and about and Max totally lost it. He woke up starving and was crying so loudly everyone was turning to find the angry teeny tiny baby. I adjusted my nursing bra, turned Max a bit to reach me and, phew, he was quiet and nursing and content. The best part was that no one had any idea. My husband didn’t even realize I was nursing until I told him.
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… The Boba Baby Wrap is already an MVP of baby gear in life with Max. It is a very comfortable and soothing way for Max to remain close to me while we’re out and about. It allows me to be hands-free to accomplish tasks at home and I can wear him for hours at a time comfortably.
Or Not to Buy… The Wrap can be intimidating as it requires a little more effort and time to initially tie and wear baby when compared to structured carriers. The learning curve is worth the effort.
Shop! The Boba Baby Wrap is available in a huge variety of colors – from bold to basic – for $48. Organic Baby Wraps are sold in two colors for $65. Free US Shipping is available and all orders placed by 5 PM ship the next day.