Monday, January 7, 2013

Boba Air- A Product Review

      
Boba Family

  The term, "baby wearing" automatically makes me think of natural or attachment parenting. I am not sure where this association began but there is definitely an association. I don't ascribe to most of the themes and theories of attachment parenting (no judgement for those who do) but I really have enjoyed baby wearing in the 13 months since Weston was born. Baby wearing allows me to comfortably carry my boy and still have two available hands to complete the tasks that need to be done.We tried the Baby K'tan when Weston was an infant and then branched out to the Beco baby carrier (more of a structured padded carrier) around 4 months. I love(ed) my Beco but was thrilled when I recently had the chance to trial the Boba Air. 



   When I received the Boba Air I was thrilled to see that it easily folds into itself creating a pouch not much bigger than a soda can. This makes it easy to carry around. This is the only carrier that I have seen that does this. It might not seem important to have a carrier that folds into itself but I promise you it is. Picture this: Your wearing your baby through the airport, lugging a carseat, toting a diaper bag. When you get to the terminal and take your baby off where do you put the carrier? Your diaper bag is stuffed! What to do? With the Boba Air you simply fold it up and attach it (or tie it) to the outside of your diaper bag. Problem solved!   It is also very lightweight at 0.7 lbs. This is very important! You don't want to be weighted down by your carrier. You also don't want to be suffocated by your carrier. The breathable nylon fabric is very durable, yet breaths pretty well.



   This carrier can be used as a front and a back carrier. It is approved for use in children 15-45 lbs. I personally have used the carrier with Weston in the front and the back and have found it to be pretty comfortable and easy to adjust. I will say that part of the trade off between having a carrier that is relatively weightless, and one that weighs a bit, is the loss of padding. The Boba has virtually no padding. While it is an awesome carrier for quick trips and travel where the carrying is more minimal, I do not recommend it for all day wear (due to the lack of padding).




   So, you may be asking yourself why you should buy this carrier over others in the same category.

You should buy this carrier:

If you are seeking a carrier for warm climates (Hello Florida and Louisiana friends!)

If you want a carrier that does not require an infant insert (This is the biggest downside to the ever popular Ergo....hot-dog-bun-shaped-comforter-like insert in Fl. in August? No Thanks.)

If you seek a carrier that folds up into its own little pouch

The Boba Air retails for $65.00 and can be purchased online and in stores throughout the world. If you are interested in more information about the Boba Air or any of their products you can connect with them on Facebook and Twitter

Disclosure: I received a product or product(s) to review for free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines. 

 



 

16 comments:

  1. This carrier looks awesome! It's so difficult to baby wear in Florida - it's just too uncomfortably hot with more structured carriers. The Boba Air looks perfect for us. Love how compact it gets.

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  2. Totally agree Ruth! Florida babywearing can be a sticky situation. No pun intended :)

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  3. I love the concept of the Boba Air - I think it would be so useful if you were doing air travel!

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  4. This is a great review. Love the pictures.

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  5. Wow, what a great carrier! Yeah, the inserts in the carriers are way too hot. I make baby carriers (the mai tei carriers) and even those get really hot because they're so close to you!

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  6. It is very handy. I like it. Baby carriers are heaven sent. It makes travelling alot easier and comfortable.

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  7. I just read a review of another baby carrier and was convinced that I was going to get it, but now after reading your review of this carrier, I don't know which one to get! LOL What a decision!

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  8. Wow, can't believe that fits into that tiny little pouch! How cool. I would have loved that when my daughter was little!

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  9. I have a regular Boba and if it's anything like that I will love it! What a great price too! This might be my next carrier purchase for this summer! :)

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  10. My_Twisted_FairytaleJanuary 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    looks like a great carrier. thanks for sharing

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  11. Oh that looks like a very neat product. I wouldn't even think it could get that small.

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  12. We have one of these. John likes it because it is much easier to use than a wrap. Plus, it is cheaper than a lot of other baby carriers.

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  13. How neat! Carriers like that always worry me, but I am definitely looking into my choices for when #3 joins us!

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  14. I know it can be hard to choose. Let me know if you have any more questions. You can always email me!

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  15. That carrier is super cute. I suggest you raise him up a little though or your back will be killing you.

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  16. LOL!!! I love that you used a soda can...that's a size I'm waaaaay too familiar with! (I could quit at any time...*twitch twitch*). The only problem I had with babywearing was how hot I'd get when it was warm! Thanks for this!

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