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.
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.
The Boba Carrier 3G is available to purchase online as well as at various locations across Canada.
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.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!