Boba Carrier Review + Giveaway

I have died and gone to carrier heaven. Seriously.

I can’t even begin to tell you all of the carrier options I’ve tried. Snugli (oh, little ol’ beginner me), slings, other soft structured carriers, and more. Nothing quite worked well for us. Sure, they all worked, but I didn’t love any of them. Slings never fit quite right, and I lost use of one arm when I wore it. The point of a carrier is to free up your hands, man! What gives? I just wanted to find the perfect carrier for me so we could go for long walks on the beach and enjoy a candlelight dinner.

In rode the Boba soft structured carrier like a knight in shining armor to rescue me from my carrier woes. I’m beyond in love with the Boba, and I think this is the start of a beautiful relationship. What made the Boba sweep me off my feet? Three major things: Comfort for me, comfort for baby, and it’s dashing good looks. What? I can be shallow if I want! Look at the print on this bad boy!

I swear, it makes flirty eyes with me. *Swoon*.

So here’s the finer details of why the Boba will be my one and only for the rest of my baby carrying life. From the Boba website:

Boba is a Soft Structured baby carrier (SSC) that is intended for children between 15 to 45 lbs. Boba has a few extra inches of height to keep your center of gravity closer to your body and support your little one’s back.  The innovative thing about the Boba carrier is that there are foot straps attached to the waist belt for the child’s feet to sit in enabling a healthy sitting position for the child.  The footstraps not only give little tired 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.

Here’s the deets:

  • accommodates children 15-45 lbs / 7-20 kg
  • one size fits most adults
  • front and back carry
  • Boba Organic collection made with GOTS and OE100 certified 100% organic cotton and organic Texas cotton lining
  • Boba Classic collection made with 100% natural brushed cotton
  • Instructions included
  • high density waist and shoulder strap foam
  • removable foot straps for extra leg/hip support
  • high back for better overall support
  • removable hood

My one month old has lived in her Boba since the moment I took it out of it’s package. She naps in it, hangs out in it, and it’s the only way I can get any work done around my house. When my kids and I head outside to play, I just pop the hood up and she naps in her little shaded Boba oasis. And you know what? We can play as long as my kids want, because for the first time in my carrier career, my back doesn’t hurt. The Boba distributes my little one’s weight perfectly. I love the centered buckle, the cushy straps, how easy it is to adjust — pretty much everything. I haven’t found a thing I don’t like about it yet, and I don’t think I will! Here’s some more beauties:



Here's those foot straps! So smart.


The Boba in the color Twilight

You can purchase a Boba starting at $100 for classic, and $128 for organic.

Now that I’ve got you wanting to cheat on your ring sling, you want to win one, right? You would be crazy not to! One lucky Freckleberry Finds reader will win a Boba Classic in Twilight! Enter, enter, enter!


  1. says

    I just ordered a Boba last week. I’m so excited to get it!

    I thought that the Boba was meant for older children, 15 pounds plus.

    Did your baby fit well in there at one month old? Were you worried at all that she wouldn’t be supported well?

    I ask because I bought my organic Boba for my 9 month old but since it cost me $145 here in Canada, I would love to use it as early as possible with my next baby, to get my money’s worth.

    • ashley says

      Totally! I’m guessing she’s about 10 pounds now. I used slings with my middle kiddo when he was this age, and I feel that the Boba is so much more secure. I don’t worry a bit about her being in there! She has great head control, and loves to peek out the top of the carrier and catch a bit of shut eye by laying her head down on my chest. Of course, you always need to bend with your knees if you’re going to pick something up off the ground, but that’s the case for any kid in a carrier! I wouldn’t ever put a teeny kiddo like her in back carry, but front carry was fabulous.

      Can you tell I’m seriously in love with it? LOL!

  2. Mandy S says

    Super excited about this awesome giveaway! A carrier that would leave my hands free would be a miracle!! :)

  3. amy says

    i hope i win this!! i have baby #3 on the way. an 18 month old and a 4 yr old.. gonna need a carrier and i’m impressed with your review!

  4. Delphina says

    Thanks for the giveaway and review. I have been looking at these and wanted to know more about them. margaretmay_15 at yahoo.

  5. meghan says

    Oooooohhhh I want this so badly! My 16 month old is heavy and tall, and the straps on my lillebaby are SO not up to the task! Ergos aren’t tall enough…I want THIS one!! I “liked” on FB, and subscribed via email and in Google reader as mpwentland at gmail dot com.


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