Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Boba 3G Review

I have been interested in baby wearing for a long time, but have never found a carrier that works for me. My lovely sister-in-law has made me a ring sling, wrap, and Mei-Tai. None of them were very comfortable for me. So much work, and I was always tired by the end.
With Little C's disabilities, she is still not walking. We have many appointments, and sometimes the stoller is more trouble than it's worth it a small doctor's office. This is a time that baby wearing is crucial for me. 
Soft structured carriers use buckles to give you an easier fit. There are still so many options when picking a carrier. How do you choose? 
I was given a Boba 3G to review, and I am in love!

The Basics
Like other soft structured carriers, the Boba 3G has padded straps, and distributes the babies weight evenly. I find I can comfortably wear Little C for hours with out getting tired. The Boba 3G is intended for babies and children between 7-45lbs. You can use the Boba 3G to have your child face you in the front, or on your back. 

One of the greatest features of the Boba 3G is the removable foot straps that can attach to the waist band for your toddler. These straps offer many advantages not found in other carriers. Not only does it give tired legs a place to rest, but combined with the wider body it creates a true sitting position. This helps promote correct posture and spine development. This is achieved by creating a frog like position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets and aligns the spine. Improper alignment can cause life long problems. This is a very important factor for me in choosing a carrier. 

Why Use A Baby Carrier?
I know some people question the need for baby wearing. We already buy so many pieces of baby gear, is this really necessary? Well necessary is really a matter of opinion. I have 5 children and only began baby wearing with baby #4. While I don't find it "necessary" to have a baby carrier, I was surprised how many times I was glad to have them. Durring "fussy" times wearing your baby can soothe and give everyone a nice break. Baby carriers take up less space in the car, and can be quicker when running errands than a stroller. There are also other important benefits to consider. 

Babies spend so much time on their backs sleeping and in car seats. This can lead to Plagiocephaly, or 
"flat head syndrom." Using a baby carrier helps keep babies upright, preventing this. 

Tummy to tummy carrying also promotes a healthy "C" shape for baby. This is good for the developing muscles and spine.

What Makes Boba 3G different
The Boba 3G offers many features not offered in all baby carriers.
  • 2-3” higher than other soft structured carriers. This prevents the "leaning away from you" feeling and reduces shoulder strap pressure
  • Converts to an infant carrier without an insert
  • Offers complete leg support with leg straps for your child
  • The wider seat brings your little one closer to you and helps provide more discreet nursing
Why You Will Love It
  • Easy on, easy off and easy to learn the adjustments
  • Back and hip support
  • Adjustable, comfortably adjusts to fit 5'0-6'3 and has a waistband range of 25" – 58" with out an extension!
  • Padding in the shoulders and in waistband
  • Baby is held close
  • Proper sitting position
  • Supports legs in a position that helps naturally aligns hips, pelvis, and spine
  • Elastic bands neatly roll up straps
  • Shoulder strap holders keep purses and diaper bags in place
  • Multiple pockets for storage
  • Removable sleeping hood with pocket for storming when not in use
Why They Will Love It
  • Close to mom or dad
  • Comfortable
  • Natural position
  • Sleeping hood provides darkness durring naps

I even tried Little C with my sister-in-law, a baby wearing pro to get her opinion. She is much taller than I am. She had no trouble putting it on and adjusting the straps to her comfort. She loved it so much, she wants one now!  
Buy It:

The Boba 3G and other Boba baby carriers are available at http://www.distributionwallaby.ca/english/boba-carrier/

Disclaimer: I was given the Boba 3G for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. 


  1. We received a Boba carrier and the couple of times I used it I admit it was so comfortable.

  2. I am due in October and I would love to try this carrier. It seems awesome!

  3. How fun is this? I had kiddos in the days of those aluminum framed carriers...so not cool! This looks comfortable!