The weather is SO beautiful here in the Chicagoland area, how about for you? We hit 78 degrees yesterday! Spring is definitely upon us and I’m stoked. I feel like we’ve been couped up all winter! We took advantage of the day and went on two walks, to two different parks.
I am convinced that a good carrier is a must-have for moms. When I first had my almost two year old, Ben, I became a mom of two kids fourteen months apart. Looking back, babywearing pretty much saved my life and sanity! Now that I have three little ones under three, I could not imagine going anywhere without some sort of carrier.
Other moms often ask me “how do you do it?” Well folks, this is how. :)
(well, at least part of it)
Recently, I received a Boba 3G Baby Carrier to review. I have a mei tei carrier that ties, but have been wanting to try out an SSC (a soft structured carrier) for a while. For me, a good carrier for me has to have the following requirements:be easy to adjust and tighten
allow for hands free carrying
feel tight and secure
be easy and comfortable to nurse hands free
My carrier needs to be a rockstar, and the Boba 3G Baby Carrier is just that.
Hi, Adam! :)
#1: be easy to adjust and tighten
The carrier was SO easy to use. I don’t always have Doug with me to help out, and I can’t be asking random dudes at Home Depot for help, so I want to be able to adjust my carrier by myself. My other carrier has ties which can be nice, but I often have to adjust and tighten them to feel secure. I didn’t have to do that with the Boba. The first time using it I put it on, adjusted, added baby, adjusted some more, and was done.
#2: allow for hands free carrying
To test this, I went to the park with all three kids. Alone. And it was no big deal! I was helping Lily and Ben get up and down play equipment, slides, brushing woodchips off hands, kicking a ball, pushing swings, taking pictures. No problem.
And while I played and moved all over with Lily and Ben, little Adam slept.
#3: feel tight and secure
Absolutely. I didn’t have to readjust the straps at all. I was even able to deal with this while nursing:
#4: be easy and comfortable to nurse hands free
When I’m out and about with everyone, I can’t just sit down, stop, and nurse. That would result in the picture above times fifty. I’m a pretty modest person, not a whip-it-out gal by any means (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) and was able to nurse hands-free with no issues. You couldn’t see a thing, and I even felt comfortable without a blanket!
A few other features that I really liked:
You don’t need an infant insert, you simply adjust the carrier according to the instruction booklet, or with the help of this youtube video, and you’re good to go! No wasting extra money on something you’ll only use for the first few months.
Snaps on the shoulder straps to keep your purse, diaper bag, or camera strap in place. I don’t want to feel like a bag lady or hot mess dropping my stuff, this snap was really nice.
Zipable pockets to hold your phone, keys, wallet, pacifiers, everything! I like being able to travel lightly when babywearing, these were great.
Simply put, the Boba allowed me to keep Adam happy and secure, while still being able to take care of my busy toddlers. You can read more about the tons of other great features here. In addition to delivering a great product, Boba is a company who seems focused on what moms need. They’re based here in the US, using green practices, offers options with organic cotton, and is a company I’m happy to recommend.
All products can be seen at www.bobafamily.com. With Boba products it is easier than ever to enjoy Freedom Together as a family.
o you wear your baby or toddler? What do you love about babywearing? What other tips do you have for bringing little ones out and about? You know I can use all the tips I can get… ;)