Boba Carrier 3G and Vest + Giveaway

Boba sent us the Boba Carrier 3G and the Boba Vest to try out at no cost to me.  I'm a huge fan of baby-wearing!  Not only do I think it's beneficial for bonding and security (and all that warm fuzzy attachment parenting stuff), but it's just practical!  If I don't wear Adalee (now 9 weeks old), she would spend most of her life in a swing or bouncy seat because I just don't have time to hold her while juggling the other four littles.  I have tried every style of carrier on the market, but I was nonetheless excited to try the much-touted Boba Carrier 3G.  Capable of use in front and back carry, it's very versatile.


The Boba Carrier 3G has a lot going for it, including:


  • 100% Cotton
  • Front and back carry options
  • Removable sleeping hood
  • Adjustable sleeping hood, adjusting in length to fit growing babies
  • Zipper pouch may be used to store your hood when not in use
  • Comfortably fits heights 5’0” – 6’3”
  • Waistband range: 25” – 58”
  • Additional adjustments for easier fit & breastfeeding
  • Patent-pending removable foot straps
  • Elastic bands neatly roll up straps
  • Shoulder strap holders keep purses and diaper bags in place
  • Easily adjustable chest strap
  • Uniquely designed to “hug” your child
  • Converts to an infant carrier without an insert
  • Extra head support adjustments for infants
  • Body of carrier rises 2-3” higher than other brands
  • Multiple pockets for on-the-go storage
  • High quality military grade buckles

  • I was able to try the carrier with Annabel (23 months) and Adalee (9 weeks) to check the fit for different ages.   

    Notice the purse is held in place by a shoulder strap (located on both shoulders).
    I like the durable materials used.  The canvas is a heavy weight, and all the straps and buckles seem like they would hold up to frequent use.  I found the carrier difficult to adjust, though.  It may get easier to adjust as the strap adjusters are used more, but the angle of the straps was a bit awkward for me to self-adjust.  It may just be a matter of getting used to it.  It is simple to get on and off without assistance.  Here is a picture of me clipping the buckles in the back.


    Weight distribution is key with baby carriers, and many soft-structured carriers on the market look very similar to one another. This carrier, however, feels very secure.  I didn't realize how much I keep my shoulders tensed in my other carrier until I felt myself completely relax while using the Boba.  As listed in the features above, the 3G is designed to "hug" the child, which keeps the child close to the adult's center of gravity.  I think this helps the adult feel that the child is secure, which is what helped me relax.

    One feature of this carrier is that you fold the waistband over on itself and flip the belt buckles on the waistband to use it as a newborn carrier with no additional inserts needed.  Adalee was 8 pounds at birth, and I tried to use the newborn position within the first couple of weeks.  I found it too bulky with a poor fit.  Now she's is whopping 15 pounds at 9 weeks, and the carrier fits much better. 

    There are snaps to keep the waistband folded on itself in the newborn position. 


    One side would not stay snapped no matter what, but it didn't seem to affect the function. I find it inconvenient to change it from newborn to standard carry since you have to remove the clips, flip them over, and re-thread them when you fold or unfold the waistband. 
    Here you can see the belt clip is "backwards" once the waistband is folded over for newborn carry.

    You must completely remove the clips and rethread them correctly.
    This wouldn't be an issue if you were only using it for one child or multiple children the same age/size.

    As with most other brands, there is an attached sun shade that snaps in place.  But the Boba has a well-designed adjuster on it that lets you tighten it for a small child so it stays fitted. 


     I thought this was a useful feature, especially for small infants.
    Here you can see sweet Bel peeking out underneath the sunshade!  She was so compliant!  :-)
    Another important design feature to consider is an ergonomic position for both adult and child.  The beauty of these soft-structured carriers is that the weight is carried on the hipbones, hence the substantial waistband.  Very little weight is carried in the back and shoulders.  Also, the child's legs should be in an abducted, "frog-like" position for spinal/pelvic development.  Boba's 3G maintains all of the above well, but goes a step beyond with their patent-pending foot stirrups for an older child. 
    Notice the wide waistband and the position of her knees/hips.

    The stirrups snap in place and give the child's feet a place to rest while maintaining the proper "frog" position.  Brilliant addition!  They can be adjusted for the right leg length with the snaps.

    Additionally, there are many pockets for stashing keys, pacifier, anything you want easy access to.



    I think Boba has done a great job adding features that distinguish it from the competition.  Keep these helpful features in mind when choosing your next soft-structured carrier.


    The Boba vest is a favorite of mine.  It's a wonderfully soft, stretchy, lightweight fleece material designed to fit over any size child.  Some features include:


  • May be worn on the front or back
  • Made of 100% Polyester Fleece
  • Features a large front tube pocket
  • Works great under a coat for cold temperatures
  • Side zipper for easy on and off without scratching your baby



  •  With a side zipper, it's easy to slip on and off.

    And I think the pockets are a nice feature.

    It wasn't binding at all around Bel's neck, and she seemed really comfortable.  It's perfect for spring and fall here in the mountains, especially if you have a long sleeve shirt underneath.  You could also have a coat on over it if you need additional warmth outside but just need the vest over the baby while inside.  Love it!

    After having the chance to try out Boba's products, I can see why they are quickly becoming a household name for quality baby products. 

    Win It

    Boba is giving one of my readers a Carrier!

    If for some reason the rafflecopter form isn't showing up, visit Boba and tell me what pattern you would choose or another item you'd like to try.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on May 27th when I will draw a winner at random. Please leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile. I will notify the winner and they will have 24 hours to respond!

    Open to US Only

    This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review and giveaway.
    Until next time,

    Pam
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    Lyn Mack said...

    I think I would pick Dusk as my pattern/color of choice.

    princessbug said...

    I like the Kangaroo and Lila the best

    Whitney said...

    I would choose either the Soho or Kangaroo. Love them both!

    B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

    I love the pinstripe one.

    Courtney B said...

    i like the soho pattern

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

    Donna said...

    I would get the Pinstripe

    everything under the sun flowers said...

    tweet, very gender neutral and oh so cute

    Anna Graves said...

    I would love to have either the cammo or the soho!
    annamie2
    monkey tales

    The Tesdalls said...

    I love tweet!

    Tamar said...

    I like the kangaroo.

    Lindsey D. said...

    I'd get the camo print

    T.Davis said...

    I would the carrier in glacier

    Eileen Drennan said...

    I like the Camo print the most

    Amanda said...

    I like the Pinstripe!

    Cassandra Eastman said...

    I would choose Dusk because I think it goes with everything! I also love the Boba Wrap!

    mummytotwoboys said...

    I really like the tweet print,I also like the boba wrap

    (d schmidt in widget)

    Jennifer Clay said...

    I would pick the Kangaroo pattern.

    Anonymous said...

    Erin G

    I would choose the Kangaroo print!

    Anonymous said...

    Erin G

    oh my email address is : eringwynn at hotmail dot com

    Lisa said...

    Camouflage

    Aura said...

    I like both tweet and lila

    Brooke Adametz said...

    I like the tweet print!

    Anastasia said...

    I like the Pinstripe

    Andrea said...

    I would love the Dusk pattern!

    Chawksgirl4ever said...

    I like the Lila

    Heather McDougle said...

    I love the Soho pattern!

    Colleen M said...

    I would choose their Montenegro Pattern.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

    kate said...

    I would love this =)

    joanna garcia said...

    i love the kangaroo! priscillavalentina aol com

    Carrie Phelps said...

    I would chose the Pinstripe pattern.

    teresa herrera-honores said...

    kangaroo!

    Nicki Raymond said...

    I like the dusk.

    Fawn said...

    I would choose the pinstripe pattern

    Ashley said...

    I'd pick the safari color!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    Katie S said...

    I would choose either Montenegro or Dusk! And another product I like is the Boba Air! Thanks!

    BeckyM said...

    I like the Tweet pattern!

    wigget said...

    my favorite is the kangaroo print

    itsme said...

    i like the Soho pattern

    Gigi Sweeps said...

    I like the Tweet print!

    Anonymous said...

    I love tweet! I'm having a boy for our third and need to diversify from all of our girl gear!

    Mrsboak@hotmail.com

    rookieabh said...

    Love camouflage!!
    ashley_brooke_h@hotmail.com

    lana said...

    I like the soho print

    Katie Roch said...

    I would choose the tweet pattern

    jlmk said...

    I like kangaroo.

    Stephanie Larison said...

    Pinstripe for me

    Nancy Brumfield said...

    I would choose the Soho pattern

    Terri said...

    I would choose the Tweet pattern. :)

    Becca said...

    I like the Montenegro!

    lisamercy said...

    i like the tweet !

    Cabrina said...

    I like the Kangaroo print.
    becaturtle@aol.com

    AStarrA said...

    I like the Kangaroo, it's super cute.

    Katrina said...

    love the boba air too!

    Heather Hayes Panjon said...

    The Kangaroo Is Adorable!

    mogrill said...

    I like the Soho print.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

    matope said...

    the camo for my country boys! :)

    jakiesmom said...

    i like safari

    June Lisle said...

    I like the The Safari carrier the most.

    ufg8trj said...

    the lila pattern

    Bianca_Michael said...

    I'd choose the tweet print!

    Sarah Hayes said...
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    Areia said...

    I'd choose Safari.

    Sarah Hayes said...

    i like the soho print
    skhayes15 at yahoo dot com

    Lfulks516 said...

    I like Tweet. :)
    lfulks516 at gmail dot com

    Michelle Lee said...

    I love the Lila print.

    Stephanie Houghton said...

    I love the Soho print!

    Melissa said...

    the ocean wrap is so pretty

    Heather said...

    Glacier

    Ameryn Briggs said...

    I'd get the organic carrier in walnut!

    Christine said...

    I would chose LILA

    Beth K. said...

    I like the glacier!

    Cari Hollis said...

    love the lila print!

    hhawkins2012 said...

    I think I would choose dusk.

    liz tetley said...

    I like the Montenegro

    Deidra Fann said...

    I like the soho print and the mini boba

    Talia said...

    I'd choose the tweet print!
    tcalig1226@yahoo.com

    Beth R said...

    I like the pinstripe or the kangaroo

    Jessica K. said...

    I would pick soho!

    Keela said...

    Kangaroo!

    Maegan Delorme said...

    I LOVE SOHO! its gorgepus

    maedelorme@gmail.com

    Anna Cooper said...

    I like dusk.

    denise h said...

    Dusk

    Rachel said...

    I've been wanting dusk for awhile:)

    CanicrossGirl said...

    Tweet is my favorite.

    mckmnm said...

    soho!

    judi said...

    My favorite is Lila.

    Britni Bradford said...

    I would get the camo print one for my hubby.

    Kristi C. said...

    I would get glacier :)

    Jenn J said...

    Kangaroo

    Terra H. said...

    I like the Soho pattern. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Mechanical Engineer said...

    I like the Kangaroo print! -Katy

    linda said...

    i like the montengro- nice and simple, but would also like to try the organic boba carrier in pine- i like green!

    Keara B. said...

    I've had my eye on a Boba carrier for a while- I'd love it in the Soho print! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
    crazyseal22(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Caroline said...

    I would choose the Kangaroo pattern.

    Kenner said...

    I've been DYING to win one in glacier for FOREVER!

    Lynette said...

    Oh my goodness! I have never seen the vest before! How thoughtful of them to design. I love tweet and dusk best! Cute.

    Meleakua said...

    i would love the camo print!! thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!
    beth c

    Erin Cleary said...

    The glacier print or the kangaroo print. I also like the foot straps
    elangsdorf(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Manisha Maertens said...

    I love the Dusk color.

    Kate said...

    I would choose the montenegro pattern

    Wendy Rozema said...

    i'd choose the Lila pattern!

    KIACI30 said...

    I like the kangaroo one

    Lovely Mrs. Long said...

    I love the Boba Wrap style carrier

    coleycoupons said...

    i love glacier!

    Anna Barton said...

    I love Boba and so does my baby girl! We need one for daddy so we would love the Glacier one :)

    Jennifer H said...

    hmm maybe the dusk pattern. There's many I like.

    April M said...

    I would choose montenegro.
    I also like the boba mini, so my munchkin could have her own!

    Shannon said...

    I love the Lila print and the Safari

    avs said...

    I would love to win the Montenegro.

    naomi c said...

    i like the tweet pattern

    Kathy J said...

    I would pick the Montenegro since I don't know my baby's gender yet.

    Priscilla Benavides said...

    I like the Boba Carrier 3G in Tweet!
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

    Jose Benavides said...

    pinstripe is my favorite

    Randi said...

    I would choose the Soho!!!

    CrunchyKatie said...

    Love Tweet. And the vest thing...have to have it.

    Jessica Rose said...

    Tweet is my fav!

    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

    Carolyn said...

    I'd probably get Glacier

    Carla said...

    Love the pinstripe one

    dominican757 at gmail dot com

    Caroline said...

    I would choose their Montenegro color.

    Victoria Nyquist said...
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    Victoria Nyquist said...

    The pinstripe pattern is my favorite!

    victorianyquist1@gmail.com

    Jenn McClearn said...

    I like kangaroo best but it is out of stock my second favorite is tweet :)

    an unexpected turn said...

    dusk! nicolel@catt.com

    Ashley B. said...

    Tweet print is soo cute!

    Tracie D said...

    I would love the tweet.
    tschneider8 at yahoo

    Aimee P. said...

    I like the lila print.
    soccer_chic_10@yahoo.com

    brooke T said...

    love the Soho

    Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

    I love the Safari print!

    Michele P. said...

    I like the tweet print, super cute!

    Evette Marquez said...

    I'd pick kangaroo! That seems to be very popular :)

    Skye Moyer said...

    Id love the Soho!

    Candace said...

    I love the tweet print!!! Super adorable!!! purchasesforpennies@gmail.com

    Lisa Fox said...

    I like the pinstripe print.

    dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

    soho

    MamaStace said...

    I'd go with the Lila print

    nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

    Elizabeth Volker said...

    LOVE kangaroo!

    Boise Wiebers said...

    I might pick a cute print like Tweet.

    Laura Grace Andry said...

    I would get the TWEET pattern. So Cute!

    Christina G said...

    I love the pinstripe pattern

    Jbraswell10 said...

    I love the Tweet print!

    Kelly Urban said...

    I like the pinstripe.

    Rebecca said...

    rebecca.digrugilliers@gmail.com

    soho

    Jenni Jones said...

    Camouflage!

    polly said...

    I like the Tweet print

    Marianna said...

    I like Kangaroo pattern

    Jordyn said...

    Camo def!

    michelle r said...

    I like pinstripe so hubby could wear it too.

    Mehera said...

    i like the kangaroo carrier.

    frecklefacecakes said...

    i love soho.

    Chris said...

    love the kangaroo and tweet patterns

    Katie Fender said...

    I love the Tweet!

    Anonymous said...

    We love our Boba Tweet.

    myersbr2 [at] gmail [dot] com

    Kelley F said...

    I like the Tweet pattern!

    Francofamily4@aol.com

    Amy Kat Cooper said...

    Tweet print - it's so fun!

    Anonymous said...

    I love the pinstripe.

    Stephanie
    sbbryan1@yahoo.com

    Kenzi K said...
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    Kenzi K said...

    I like the Tweet pattern!


    mckenzieathompson@gmail.com

    Vivacious Ramsey said...

    i like the soho print- livivua

    Jessica Cali said...

    Soho

    Raquel said...

    I love the Camouflage Boba! So adorable!

    onliquidice at gmail dot com

    Molly said...

    You resemble Jennifer Lopez! Very Pretty! I also love the Tweet and Soho patterns. Thank you, Molly Bussler

    Lauren U said...

    I would choose the glacier pattern

    lauren.uda(at)gmail(dot)com

    Danielle Hull said...

    I like Tweet! hull underscore danielle at yahoo dot com

    Christy isttc said...

    I would choose safari!

    Leslie said...

    The tweet pattern is fabulous!

    Lee-Ann said...

    I like the plain black.

    Charlotte said...

    Dusk is my favorite color for the Boba carrier

    aperry said...

    I like the tweet pattern and the boba air

    Rachel C said...

    I like the Soho pattern!

    Angela Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

    I like the Glacier print.

    Nadene Adams said...

    I would choose the Kangaroo pattern.

    Dana K said...

    Love Kangaroo!

    Danielle D said...

    Montenegro dodge.11@hotmail.com

    Rhian said...

    I like tweet.

    Katie Collett said...

    I would love a boba Safari color!

    Shop with Me Mama said...

    I love the kangaroo print one! too cute!

    Lianne said...

    I'd choose glacier!

    melissa r said...

    I love the kangroo!!! tinylittleissues@yahoo.com

    Katy said...

    I would like the Tweet pattern

    Jen F said...

    I really like the Glacier pattern.

    jenblogger7 at gmail.com

    Katie said...

    I love the soho or the tweet!

    Callie Pinz said...

    I would love to get the camo one! (pinzfamily@gmail.com)

    Chris D said...

    I like the montenegro one.

    One Southern Girl said...

    I would choose Tweet or Dusk!

    ReInventing Lolli said...

    I like Glacier.

    Lolli S

    Mouse said...

    I like the pinstripe. Ascelyn @ gmail . Com

    Heather S said...

    I would choose glacier and I love the boba mini.

    Beth Ann said...

    I like pinstripe!

    Jennifer F said...

    Probably the montenegro or the kangaroo

    Elizabeth Pyo said...

    The Boba air looks neat!

    Jayme said...

    I can't decide between Tweet & Kangaroo!

    Nikki cunningham said...

    I love Tweet its too cute!!

    Jennie said...

    I love the kangaroo

    TimeKillsHeartsLikeMine said...

    I ADORE Tweet!

    Emily said...

    I love the dusk color. Sweet and simple. Thanks for this opportunity!

    Hipsy Gypsy Homeschoolers said...

    love the soho pattern

    Rachel M. said...

    I would choose the Camouflage one. Rachel.malengo1@gmail.com

    Tiffany said...

    I would choose Soho or Kangaroo.

    S. Smith said...

    I love the Lila and the safari!

    AlexisB2007 said...

    Glacier

    selenke said...

    I like glacier!
    selenke at yahoo dot com

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