The Boba Baby Carrier was an easy sell for me: I was in the market for a carrier to keep my fussy baby close and cozy, and from what I’d heard and read online a softly-structured carrier that could be worn both on the front and back was the best fit for me and my husband. Since this was my first carrier, I didn’t want something that would be overwhelming with ties and straps and carry options—just something simple that served its purpose without a lot of “extras”. The Boba fit the bill.
The instructions for the Boba were easy to understand, and I had my little one strapped in and the carrier comfortably on within a few minutes. I did need some help from the hubs to get baby in a secure position the first few tries, but I hear that’s pretty common for first-timers no matter what kind of carrier you’re trying out. The straps are easy to adjust, and the carrier fits both me and my husband comfortably with a few easy adjustments (and he’s not a small guy—no offense, honey).
The carrier is very comfortable to wear, with nicely padded shoulder and waist straps. The waist strap is very wide, which allows the carrier (and baby) to rest on my hips without any strain or discomfort. It seems to support my child well, and I’m confident he’ll be comfortable riding in it throughout his carrying days (the weight recommendation is 15 to 45 pounds).
Boba offers both organic and brushed cotton fabric options in a handful of solid go-with-everything colors. The organic option is a little more expensive—$118 as opposed to $100—so I went for the Classic collection, which I’m happy with. The carrier weighs less than 2 pounds and is easy to use on the go.
My favorite thing about this carrier? Definitely the foot straps. Unlike other carriers, the Boba has removable foot straps near your waist for your baby to rest his feet in, which offer extra leg/hip support for your little one and also just make him a little more comfortable. I love this carrier and think it’s a great option for moms who need a simple, easy carrier that will allow them to go hands-free.