Boba Carrier 3G Review & Giveaway

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With baby number 2 on the way and Keira still so little I’ve been going over my options as far as transportation.  While a tandem stroller is an obvious choice, I already have a collection of single strollers that I love and would like to continue to use whenever possible.  This is where a baby carrier comes in.  I did babywear Keira occasionally until I found out I was pregnant so it is something I am already more than comfortable with.  There is just nothing more snuggly than carrying your baby around so close to you!

The Boba Carrier 3G has been on my “want” list for awhile but now that I need a carrier that will work from newborn to Toddler and something sturdy enough for everyday use it got bumped up to my “need” list.  Happily I was given the opportunity to review the Boba Carrier 3G in Tweet with Keira.  Well, actually, I had my sister do the testing for me with Keira as I am pretty sure that a review of a carrier while heavily pregnant wouldn’t be completely fair.

The Boba carrier 3G is a soft structured baby carrier which has been designed for use with both babies and toddlers between 7 to 45 lbs.  I love that I will be able to use the Boba with my newborn when she arrives without having to purchase a special insert and with only minimal adjustment to convert it for use with her.   This way I can easily switch between carrying Keira and baby #2 without a lot of hassle.  It also allows for front or back carry with virtually no adjustment necessary to do so. 

It also is available in 7 different to-die-for patterns and solid colour combinations so you can be sure to find one to suit your personal style.   

Boba Carrier 3G in Tweet

My sister really prefers the front carry with Keira, she finds it more comfortable, and a little bit easier to get Keira in by herself.  She also enjoys the extra communication and bonding that the front carry allows for, although perhaps not so much the parts where Keira decides its hilarious to keep ripping her glasses off.  Personally, I think I would prefer the back carry with Keira as it allows for more freedom for my arms.

The great thing about the Boba Carrier 3G is that thanks to its ergonomic design, it is able to distribute the weight across the shoulders and waist.  This provides the needed support so that the adult wearing the carrier does not end up with a backache and also ensures that baby is comfortable and kept in a healthy sitting position.

As you can see in the pictures of Keira in the Boba, there is ample leg support which is what you want in a carrier.  The more leg support provided by the carrier, the less pressure absorbed by your childs spine and hamstrings.  It also ensures complete blood flow throughout their legs and proper alignment of the spine.  You do not want a carrier that allows your child to dangle by the crotch.  This is one of the reasons I was already looking at a Boba 3G. 

 The seat-back is also very high and curves naturally to provide extra support and comfort.  It is also reassuring to know that little miss wriggles can’t actually manage to fall out of the carrier. 

Boba Carrier 3G in Tweet

The Boba Carrier 3G comes with removable foot straps which attach to the waist belt to keep toddlers comfortable while promoting a healthy sitting position.   It also comes with a really handy removable hood that covers the baby’s head when sleeping.   I would imagine it would also work great as a cover for breastfeeding, but I won’t be able to test that out specifically until baby #2 arrives.  It would also make a really great shade on sunny days!  When not in use, the hood rolls up and zips inside a pocket on the front of the carrier.
 
 There are a few storage pockets on the front of the carrier but honestly they are very small.  This is possibly the one downside to the carrier, although I can fit in the necessities – phones, keys on a small chain, and my bank card.   You can fit more if you go without the hood altogether and use the hood storage as a pocket.  More storage included in the carrier itself would be nice although this might be hard to do without making it look bulky and take away from the trim look it has. 
 
 Boba Carrier 3G in Tweet
That said, Boba has provided an answer to this problem in the shoulder strap holders which keep your purse or diaper bag in place!    You just snap the strap holder in place over the strap of your handbag and you are set to go!  It will not slide around or fall off your arm which makes the Boba 3G ideal for shopping trips.  I think this is one of my favourite features of the Boba Carrier 3G as it really allows you to be hands-free! 

Boba Carrier 3G in Tweet

Buy it:

The Boba Carrier 3G is available to purchase online as well as at various locations across Canada.

 

Win it:

One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win their own Boba Carrier 3G in the colour/pattern of their choice. Giveaway Ends November 8th 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.  See Giveaway Tools Form for entry and T&C.

 

 

Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

 

Comments

  1. Manon L says

    I really like all the different colors it comes in, and that they have pros and cons. Most companies do not like to talk about cons, but them, they are very honest with potential customers.

  2. danielle t says

    I love that they did a whole pro and con list for each type of carrier. I’ve been reluctant to try different carriers not knowing if i’d like them and what benefits or limitations they have.

  3. Jennifer A. says

    I learned that the Boba 3G carrier is, “the lightest baby carrier in the world”. & that it has some neat accessories that I did not know about!

  4. Kelly A says

    I love the Boba Air – nice lightweight nylon and the fact that it folds up would make it perfect for traveling.

  5. Steph V says

    Learned about the back being 2-3 inches higher than other soft structures carriers and about the footstraps. Both of which make this carrier something I would love to have!!

  6. Rhonda Morrison says

    I learned that there are such things as TEETHING PADS (!!!!) that you can attach to the carrier for wen babies are biting! Smart!

  7. Kimberly B says

    I like that they have a section that lists the pros and cons of each type of carrier so you are able to make an informed decision.

  8. Stefanie Gladden says

    i learned the boba wrap Gives great support for little heads and necks – especially when your baby falls asleep

  9. delacey says

    I learned the difference between the Boba Carrier and Air. I think I would prefer the 3G Carrier in pinstripe (so my husband would be willing to carry with it). Thank you for the review.

  10. Diane says

    I’ve never heard of Boba before, but it’s neat that they offer a wrap as well as a carrier. The Boba Mini is adorable!

  11. cheryl says

    I never have heard of boba before this but I learnt about how light weight it is and can be used from wee baby to toddler

  12. Brandee says

    Love the fact that there is something to help with bag/ purse straps. I learned that its a Canadian company and that you can buy a mini version (too cute!)

  13. Beth Ann says

    I would love a boba air! Carrying around a big carrier with me everywhere is really annoying at times, having something that could fold up all nice and neat would be fantastic!

  14. eleah salomons says

    I love the comparison page! its so nice to have all the pros & cons to each style of baby wearing laid out for me.

  15. Jeannette says

    I learned about the Boba Air….which sounds ideal for how Texas weather! I love how light and easily cleaned and stored it is!

  16. JENNIFER HART says

    I really like the all cotton chem. free teething pad that you can attach to the straps-what a great idea!

  17. Christine says

    I learned that the Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world. Would be great to have one for my baby on the way.

  18. Sharon says

    I like that the Boba 3G is made to fit parents of all shapes and sizes without having to purchase an extension belt or another accessory. Which means at 5’1 and 140 lbs I’ll be able to wear this and so will my hubby.

  19. Keara B. says

    I learned they have a website section devoted to comparing different kinds of carriers (ie. wrap, Mei Tai, sling) so you can find what’s best for you.

  20. swarbral says

    I like that the Boba has a bit higher back, as my baby is also wiggly, and I’m sometimes afraid of her wiggling out. Also, the strap to hold your purse in place is a great idea!

  21. Alexa Nernberg says

    I really like the “Boba Carrier 3G” and the different colors it comes in. I also like the support this carrier gives for baby.

  22. Katy says

    After reading about the carrier here I saw the Boba Wrap on their site. I love the color range and that it holds up to 35lbs!

  23. Petra S says

    Boba’s carrier has a few extra inches of height keeps your center of gravity closer to your body & help support your baby’s back.

  24. Brandi Powell says

    I learned that they also make a Boba Mini for carrying dolls, too cute!! And the teething pads look great too :)

  25. Wendy says

    I learned they had a boba wrap! I knew they had a boba air a while ago and I just learned they had a boba carrier and now I learn there is a boba wrap! Awesome!

  26. Gena M says

    I didn’t know the weight range was up to 45 pounds! I have wanted one but was afraid a couple good growth spurts would make it obsolete in my house.

  27. Paula Huie says

    I love that they make super fashionable and functional baby carriers! These have to be the best looking carriers I’ve seen out there!

  28. Erica Baty says

    I love this baby carrier for the facts that it’s the lightest weight, made of nylon for easy cleaning, and that you can use it in front or back.

  29. Viv Sluys says

    I didn’t know that Boba made wraps! I also learned that the new Boba Air is the lightest carrier out there.

  30. eleanor says

    I learned that the Boba Carrier is lightwieght and made of resistant nylon. Would be great to keep clean! Would love to win!

  31. Sam C says

    I love their mini carrier! My daughter uses a shirt right now to baby ‘doll’ wear but that is such a better idea!

  32. Lindsay says

    I like that they ahve pros and cons on their list, including products they don’t sell like mei tais and frontward facing carriers!

  33. Katy Emanuel says

    I learned that they are the Canadian distributor for Boba and would love to try the Boba Air to see if it truly feels much lighter with a little one it on your back.

  34. ash f says

    I LOVE that it is a Canadian company and that many of the different designs have high grade military style buckles! This will last you a lifetime !

  35. Jennifer Moore says

    wow there are so many things i never knew about the boba! i never knew they had foot straps or a strap on the shoulder to hold a bag!!

  36. Amelia Jarvis says

    I like that the site lists the pros and cons of their carriers and that you can compare them to other popular carriers. I also like that the weight minimum is low (7 lbs)

  37. Melinda Stephens says

    I love that they have the comparing baby carriers page. It’s really useful for deciding what carrier is going to be best for you.

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