Boba is a Soft Structured baby carrier (SSC) that is intended for children between 15 to 45 lbs. Boba has a few extra inches of height to keep your center of gravity closer to your body and support your little one’s back. The innovative thing about the Boba carrier is that there are foot straps attached to the waist belt for the child’s feet to sit in enabling a healthy sitting position for the child. The footstraps not only give little tired legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexed abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets, and aligns the spine.
- accommodates children 15-45 lbs / 7-20 kg
- one size fits most adults
- front and back carry
- Boba Organic collection made with GOTS and OE100 certified 100% organic cotton and organic Texas cotton lining
- instructions included
- high density waist and shoulder strap foam
- removable foot straps for extra leg/hip support
- high back for better overall support
- removable hood
So if you are a Mom or Dad who has ever been through the trials and tribulations of trying to use a baby carrier, you’ll tread very lightly into this category. Believe us, we’ve been tangled in fabric and straps on more than one occasion trying to load a baby or toddler into the front or the back of a baby carrier. And that is why we were so very happy to put all 5 stars in the Ease of Use category for the Boba! Seriously, of all of the carriers that we have ever tried, this just may be the easiest to use. The straps adjust easily, and the carrier is designed to fit most – from petite ladies to larger guys. It easily switches from front use to back use, and vice versa, and it has removable foot straps (more on this later). Forget about getting twisted and turned trying to place your little one in a carrier – the Boba Baby Carrier seems to have this all figured out!
Another product designed for baby…and we are happy to report that Boba got this right too! Made with 100% organic cotton the Boba Baby Carrier cleans easily. And just as important as the cleaning factor is the quality of manufacturing. 100% made in the USA – it is easy to see that quality control was an important factor for Nap, Inc. when they began to manufacture the Boba. All seams are tight, all straps and velcro work well and are going to hold up. Remember, Moms, Dads, babies and toddlers are going to put any carrier through the works – from all we saw, it looks like the Boba Baby Carrier will hold up just fine!
Some baby carriers have a high-tech look. Some have a more natural-granola style look. But there is something about the Boba Baby Carrier (Organic Pine is what we reviewed) that is just gorgeous. The deep dark brown trim and green panel are truly stunning. It mixes a true natural, organic feel with a warm, clean green. If aesthetics are important to you, you won’t find a better looking baby carrier than the Boba!
You want functionality? You’ve got it! First off, the most important function of all, Boba carries your baby well – on your front or your back. And with a quick practice, you’ll be able to handle the loading and unloading. Next, the padded shoulder straps offer support and comfort for all of your carrying. The unique foot straps are both usable and removable. For babies that are a little bit bigger, the foot straps form a sort of stirrup that properly positions your baby’s feet and legs at a comfortable 90-degree angle. The Boba’s high back offers solid overall support, and the hood is removable to provide extra support for younger babies, and can easily be removed for older. Short of changing diapers for you, it’s hard to think of anything else for the Boba to do!
The Boba Baby Carrier has a price that is inline with many of the more expensive baby carriers on the market. Now, that isn’t to say it is overpriced, it’s just to say that it isn’t inexpensive. There are less expensive carriers on the market today, but they don’t have the features that the higher priced carriers offer. With that said, if you are willing to pay for a more expensive carrier, than you aren’t going to overpay for the Boba. With a suggested retail price of $118 Boba is right in line with the market.
Obviously there are plenty of baby carriers on the market today so it would be hard to say the Boba is completely original. However, Nap, Inc. has loaded their carrier with so many features, and decided to manufacture it right here in the USA (I know, we already mentioned that – but it deserves a second mention) that we can easily say that it has plenty going for it to keep it on the high side of originality!
Yes – the Boba Baby Carrier is a five star product. It is extremely easy to use – especially when compared to other baby carriers on the market. It cleans up well and is made strong to last. Boba may be the best looking baby carrier on the market and it may be the most functional. Yes, Boba isn’t an inexpensive item, but it isn’t overpriced when compared with other top-tier carriers. We fell in love with the Boba Baby Carrier – and we know you will too!