Forget those pricey strollers, bringing your little one along for the ride (right up next to your heart/ boob) is better for the both of you. We’ve been babywearing and attachment parenting loyally since birthing our first GGA little one, but recently have fallen in love with our new Boba Carrier. We collect baby carriers like most women collect heels, suffice it to say, we know our babywearing.
Why we love our Boba right now more than our others? The Boba Carrier back panel comes up 2-3 inches higher than other carriers, specifically the Ergo Carrier. This is a great bonus for toddlers who aren’t going to fall backwards if they try to lean back. It also comes with footstraps to keep the child’s legs in a proper 90 degree angle as they get bigger. Another benefit to the Boba carrier over others is the newborn conversion. You do not need to purchase any other items to use the carrier with a newborn, simply snap the waist belt up. Other carriers come with an insert, or are made for newborns, but can’t be used with older children which is a big pain in the arse. Another thing is the waist belt extends to 58 inches, so plus size parents can use it. For some other carriers you have to buy a waist extender, or the waist belt simply doesn’t go that big. Sizeist! Not to mention the Boba comes in the coolest prints – including a butch/ Daddy friendly camo print and organic options!
but it’s also great for you. Read on.
Carrying your baby or toddler…
You get emotional and physical benefits for both you and your baby. You can move through your days together.
It’s a joyous way to live.
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