Im asking a baby carrier for Christmas. Im really liking the BOBA, it looks pretty and comfortable and I really like that I can use it for the rest of my babywearing years. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it?
I saw it advertised here on MDC. I doubt it has very broad appeal because it's meant for starting at one year, or at least 15 lbs... the big hunk of babywearing probably happens before that.
I do love that footstrap feature though.. like a horse saddle!
It also doesn't have a sunshade, which most comparable SSCs do, if that feature is important to you for sleeping/sun/nursing coverage.
I don't have one (yet) but it's on my Christmas list too. If you compare it to an Ergo, the Ergo is for use from 15lbs-40lbs...Boba is 15lbs-45lbs. So you get 5lbs more w/ the Boba. I was wondering if an infant insert could be used in it like the Ergo. It doesn't have a sleep hood which is the only holdback for me.
Ok, I can give feedback now. I've used it less than 10 times now. I have a newer organic Ergo too. Once I have it on, it feels exactly like my Ergo. The fabric on the Boba is not as soft as the Ergo. The fabric is wider I believe and it's def taller than the Ergo, which I like. I like the idea of the stirrups but I'm not sure if they will work well (dd is 16 mos). They are essentially a strip of adjustable velcro. Kinda cumbersome to get the feet in. I love the idea of them though...just think they need to be changed (somehow). Oh and no sleep hood which can be a problem for us...I'll use the Ergo when I know dd will be sleeping.
Overall, I like it and I'm keeping it as well as my Ergo. I love the price and that it's made in the US and that it's organic!
Thanks for the feedback! Hopefully I can get one for my 12 month old in the next few weeks. We probably wont need to use it for naps, because he is on a pretty regular schedule so I always plan to be home from 1-4, so the sleep hood shouldn't be a problem for me. I'm glad to hear that it feels like the ergo!
I love my Boba carrier ! My LO doesn't like the hood on the Ergo and the Boba has foot straps that are awesome. I have back issues and this carrier causes me the least amount of soreness (even less than my Ergo). I can't say enough good things about this carrier.
Just wanted to say that I have been using the Boba for a few weeks now and it works great! It comes with a sleeping hood now too, which is really nice! The foot straps work pretty well for us (My son is 15 months). You just have to adjust the velcro so that the loop is big enough to easily slip their foot in and out, and it actually slides around so you can get it to whatever position works for your little one. The foot straps are not removable too, so you can actually take them off if you don't need them. I love, love, love it!