Some of you may remember how our panel of reviewers raved about the fabulous Sleepy Wrap baby carriers as well as the Organic Sleepy Wraps that we had reviewed many months ago. Well, babies do grow up and we are proud to introduce to you a toddler carrier called Boba which is brought to you by Colorado based NAP, Inc. the very same company who introduced the Sleepy Wrap to us.
The Boba Story:
We are a big advocate of baby wrap carriers for infants and small babies and our son virtually lived in the Sleepy Wrap for his first 16 months of life. As he became bigger we started looking for something more practical to be able to continue carrying him.
Soft structured carriers were new to us. We experimented with a few different carriers available on the market. It wasn’t so much that they were digging into our shoulders, but more the feeling of our son not being secure and leaning away from our bodies in the back carries. He also complained that his legs didn’t feel good even when seated facing our back in a wide seated carrier.
So for one year he refused to be carried. Most would think that a blessing. Well, the problem was that he still wanted to be carried, but only in our arms. We started toying around with the idea of creating our own soft structured carrier for toddlers after successfully launching Sleepy Wrap more than 3 years ago.
We were always brainstorming and trying to figure out how to make our design better and ended up first adding a safety buckle so there would be no spontaneous releases. Then a light bulb went on. We just had the best idea- foot straps- to get that digging fabric off of little hamstrings, prevent bigger legs from just hanging and just give them a place to rest- just like the rungs we rest our feet on when we sit on a bar stool. After eleven different prototypes and almost one year of going back and forth, we finally got it right. Our son turned 3 by the time our final prototype was made and although he’s a big guy, he loves it.
We couldn’t compromise; we had to get it right. They had to be butter soft and we even took the extra step of making them with only certified organic cotton. To top it all off, we decided to make them right here in our home town of Boulder, CO with the help of local mountaineering professionals.
And the Boulder Baby carrier- the “BoBa” was born.
Our panel of reviewers tried and tested the Boba and were full of praises for this wonderful carrier. Check out why they are giving Boba carrier the two thumbs up (click on the links to read their individual reviews):
November Sunflower – It’s even comfortable for the one who has to wear it. At least I felt it was. The straps that go on your arms are very well padded, broad straps. Not tiny little things that would dig into your shoulders. Plus, I love how they have little foot holders for the child’s feet. This way they aren’t daggling out. My son felt a little more comfortable once he put his feet in the foot holds-it made him sit up a bit more and the balance was better for both of us.
I feel confident in this product. Especially if you’re active and want to bring your child along for the ride. Walking, hiking or even chasing after a soccer ball with your older child in the backyard…..it’s comfortable for both you and your child. PLUS, it’s made of ORGANIC cotton. Beautiful!!! So damn soft.
Thanks Mail Carrier – Opening up the Twilight Carrier from Boba, I was immediately impressed with just how soft the cotton truly was, not to mention the thickness of the padding around the waist and shoulder straps. This is one carrier that screams comfort before even having it on!
Just by having the Boba laid out, I found it pretty intuitive as to how you would place it for both the front and back carry positions – something that I appreciated. I have tried a wide variety of carriers over the years and there were some that I felt as though I needed to study a thick manual before even attempting to pick up and that isn’t the case with this one.
Blessed Beyond Words – At $100 per carrier, the price may seem a little steep. But, I have to tell you that this carrier is absolutely worth every penny. It can be used from 15 – 45 pounds. (Do you know how long my kids take to get to 45 pounds? My 7 year old just barely makes it over that!) It is so well made that it seems as though it will last forever. (Now, I cannot attest that it will indeed last forever, as I have only had mine for a few weeks. What I can tell you is that in my opinion, this baby carrier is very well made, and I will personally use it for my children for as long as I possibly can.)
Overall, I am quite impressed with the Boba Baby Carrier and would recommend it to any mom or mom to be that wants to carry her baby without the back pain. I will continue to use my Boba Carrier with my 2 year old and will also use it with my newborn once he reaches the appropriate weight.
Jumpin Beans – I am telling you…
I will be telling everyone about this!!!
If you do not have a carrier (and you have a little one)
BOBA BABY CARRIERS is THE answer!!!!
Mommy’s Minute – All in all I was pleased with the Boba carrier. It was quick and easy to put on and comfortably distributed my 25 lb son’s weight. I look forward to trying it out again with baby #2. Thanks to my handsome hubby for modeling the Boba. My growing baby bump has been impeding my baby wearing in the last couple weeks. As you can tell, it works great for both guys and gals!
Heavenly Sayings – I was able to use the Boba Baby Carrier with one of my day care kids and it was wonderful! Little M fit into the carrier perfectly and he acted like he was very comfortable. I liked that the straps were in easy access and I could adjust them to accommodate Little M and I without hassle. I was also able to slip him from my front to my back in no time at all. Which was another feature that I was surprised about as Little M is only 2 years old and I expected to have a hard time getting him on my back comfortably.
Kaki Shopping – All in all, I have had a very pleasant experience with the Boba Carrier. My kids love it too, and my daughter especially, will request that I carry her in it, even at home! This carrier has certainly changed my perception of baby carriers, and in addition, it looks pretty darn cool too. For long-haul travels when you need to move around from place to place and need your hands free while taking care of kids, the Boba Carrier is the answer.
Acting Balanced – I love that this is adjustable and fits me, darling hubby and even Robyn to carry Erik around. I love the padded straps and waist support – it really distributes my chunky monkey’s weight around so that it doesn’t center on one part of my body. I also really like that the carrier itself has a high back which supports and cradles Erik nicely against me. The organic cotton is really soft and although we’ve only tried it for front carry, I like that as Erik grows it can be used for rear carry options and the removable foot straps will be good too…
We are providing our readers 10% off the Boba carrier by using Promo Code “PARENT10“. So, remember to key in “PARENT10” before you checkout. You can find Boba on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BobaCarrier or keep updated with their product changes, new designs, contests via their Twitter page at www.twitter.com/BobaCarrier.
Mom Of All Trades – I’ve never tried a soft structured carrier that completely buckled so I was a bit skeptical that it would provide the support and comfort I needed. That skepticism faded the instant I put the Boba on. I was amazed that I was able to get my son into a back carry, all by myself, within minutes. And best of all – I was comfortable, happy and feeling secure and so was he! The only issue I ran into was that the chest strap sat right at my neck, but soon after I realized that too was adjustable and I was able to slide it down to a comfortable position.
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