I recently had the opportunity to try the Boba 3G as part of the Mothering Mavens program. I loved my Moby (when our son was tiny) and our Beco Butterfly (which we used daily throughout his first...
I recently had the opportunity to try the Boba 3G as part of the Mothering Mavens program. I loved my Moby (when our son was tiny) and our Beco Butterfly (which we used daily throughout his first year), but I was excited to try the Boba because I had heard that it was especially good for toddlers.
The carrier is comfortable for the adult (or as comfortable as I imagine any carrier can be when carrying a 23-pound person!) and our toddler seemed to like it too.
The carrier is attractive, with cute prints and lovely colors.
It is easy to put the carrier on and take it off, easy to adjust the straps, and easy to put our toddler in and take him out of the carrier.
It was relatively easy to breastfeed in the carrier.
The wide base and the foot straps help to keep the toddler from kicking the adult as you walk.
Snaps on the waist band are right at some adults' hip level, and they are uncomfortable if you have bony hips.
In comparison with the Beco Butterfly, it is slightly harder to put the toddler into a back carry with the Boba.
There isn't a great storage option for the hood, and it looks bulky if you put it in the pocket.
Overall the Boba is a lovely carrier. I have experience only using it with a young toddler, so I don't know how it would work with a smaller baby, but for a one-year-old I think it is an excellent option.