I am a babywearing advocate. I wore both my girls as infants, and occasionally now that they are toddlers. However, I have only had experience with Soft Structured Carriers (SSC), such as the Boba (my fave!), the Ergo and the Pikkolo. So when I was given the opportunity to review the Boba Wrap, I was extremely excited.
For me, transitioning from SSCs to a wrap was a little tricky. With a SSC, you strap it on, buckle yourself up, and adjust the straps as needed. Wearing a wrap is a whole different ballgame. IT TAKES PRACTICE! And quite a few tries to get it just right. Here’s a tip for anyone using a Boba Wrap for the first time: When putting on your Boba Wrap, make sure it is snug and clings to your body, even before you have the baby in there!.
It seemed sort of odd to me that I would have to put the wrap on so snug, but the fabric has a nice stretch to it and if you put it on too loose, your baby will be sagging. Having to re-do the wrap with a screaming 4.5 month old is not fun! And no, I didn’t just pop out another baby without telling you all. That is my 4.5 month old niece.
Now the Boba Wrap can hold toddlers up to 35 lbs. So naturally, I tried it out with both my girls. For those of you who are not familiar with my daughters, they are a little over 1.5 and 2.5 years old and both well under 35 lbs. To my surprise, it worked perfectly fine with both of them. Unfortunately, my 2.5 year old would not stay in it long enough for me to snap a photo, but my 21 month old did!
Now I have to add that wearing my niece and the girls in a Boba Wrap is way more comfortable than a SSC. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, LOVE my Boba Carrier, but if I had to choose, I would go with the wrap every time. It took me a few practice runs to remember how to put the wrap on, but once I got it down it was a breeze. The key is to put it on snug! I can’t stress that enough.
Also, there are no buckles to deal with, or straps to adjust when handing it over for someone else to use. Because it is a wrap, each individual “babywearer” will get a custom fit, and the 5% spandex material forms to each individual child’s body up to 35 lbs.
Babywearing makes life with an infant so much more doable! It keeps your hands free, so you’re still able to get things done around the house. It keeps baby close, so they aren’t screaming their lungs out because they want to be held. I highly recommend a Boba Wrap to anyone considering a wrap, or babywearing, in general.
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Disclosure: I received a Boba Wrap at no cost to me for the sole purpose of this review. Opinions here are my own.