Yeayeahhh... Another baby carrier for us! I know I've already have 2 Ergos, but another one wouldn't hurt right? Plus, I'm letting go my purple Ergo so another brand of baby carrier is very much welcome to my humble home. hehehe...
Boba carriers come in 4 printed designs and 3 plain colors. I chose Lila cos the design is in purple color. Since the Ergo I'm letting go is Mystic Purple, so let Lila be the replacement! =)
Initially, I was about to choose Soho... but I end up with Lila instead.
They are all really cute designs! Pening nak pilih... hehe...
Cantik kan Lila ni...
I call her 'Laila Majnun'
I love trying on baby carriers so once I got my Boba last week, I put it on and oh... it was so comfortable!!
Since the body panel is longer than Ergo, it felt more 'secure' to do a back carry.
Yeah. I intentionally wore a purple blouse.
Matchy2 giteww.. haha
Please excuse the blurry picture. Apparently my little photog seems to have Parkinson-like hands. Grrrr...
Gambar ni pun blur jugak.
But I love this pic despite the shaky pic cos Razin was looking at me and smiling widely.
He loves being carried!
And it sure was comfortable to back carry a baby in Boba!
What really attracted me to have Boba 3G is its new features (an improvement from last version of Boba) that Ergobaby carriers do not have. Let's take a look on the features, shall we?
- 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 ♥
Yeah, I rate the features with how many ♥ symbols I put there. ♥♥♥ means the features is rarely seen in other brand of baby carriers =p
What I love the most was the fact that Boba 3G has foot straps. They are stirrup-like, agreeably great for toddlers to rest their tired legs!
"The footstraps not only give tired little 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." Bobafamily.com
The foot straps are removable. But since Razin's legs are already way past the waist band, I just left the foot straps there. The foot straps are great for toddlers like Razin. =)
The 'M' position is a healthy position for growing babies that are worn by parents.
Next, I ♥ the shoulder strap holders that can keep purses and diaper bags in place! This is important for mommies so we don't have to keep pulling on our handbags strap to stay on our shoulders anymore! haha...
Can you see that snap button thingy on my shoulder strap?
The right hand strap also has the same thing.
So kalau pakai handbag, letakkan tali handbag antara holder tu and snap the button.
Tada! Takde lagi tali handbag jatuh-jatuh dari bahu. hehehe...
Another great feature from Boba 3G carrier is... it can be used from smaller babies as young as 2 months old without any infant insert! (see how) How great is that? Save a lot of money too!
Berbeza dengan Ergo, kena pakai infant insert untuk newborn... so memang kena tambah duit lagi di situ. Sebab tu la feature yang satu ni sangat awesome! =D
It is definitely THE carrier that grows with your baby! haihhh... bile la Razin nak dapat adik ni... huahuahua...
*Gambar curik sebab takde baby kecik =P
Next, Boba 3G has a lot of pockets to stuff small belongings like a wallet, mobile phone, handkerchief or keys. There is the small zippered pocket in the front where you can store the sleeping hood. And more small pockets on the waist strap. Cool. =)
The buckle on the chest strap.
Looks familiar to me...
Of course it was! It's the same buckle on ERGO!!
So, YES, I agree that Boba has high quality military grade buckles! hehehe
But the wordings on the waist buckle is different tho...
This is how it looks when folded. Yeah, I always fold my SSCs since I hate seeing them scattered on the sofas, and around the house.
And know what? Boba is introducing its 'Boba carrier stuff sack' soon!
So it'll be very easy to store your carrier.
Takde lagi bersepah-sepah dalam rumah.
A MUST HAVE!
Can hardly wait for it to become available in Malaysia.
So, what is the conclusion?
Buy a Boba carrier if you are having a baby soon! It'll be a great help because a carrier will give you 2 free hands! And God knows how much you'll thank it for once you have a child/children!
Buy a Boba 3G if you wish for your husband to wear it too. It's daddy friendly! (As much as I recommend wraps and ring slings for newborns, but not many guys are into them, I tell you!)
Buy a Boba 3G if you are very particular on what kind of baby stuff you splurge your money on. Boba 3G is an investment. You don't have to upgrade to other carrier as your baby grows because Boba 3G can be used from newborn until your child is at least 3,4 years old! (tu pun kalau diorang nak didukung lagi la...or kalau larat lagi nak dukung! hehe... maximum weight untuk didukung adalah 20kg btw)
Don't know where to buy Boba 3G carrier??
Well, from me of course! haha... or should I say from Mama Panda Store?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll be more than happy to help! =)