Sometimes I wonder what I would do without babywearing, there are millions of women around the world that practice the art of babywearing, but here in the US I meet dozens of women each day who think I’m some crazed hippie for wearing my baby on my back, hip or front. While there are no statistics on babywearing it would be my assumption that for every mom that babywears there are two that don’t even know what it is.
At TMD, we ALL babywear. Alyssa is our babywearing guru and has 50+ carriers and between Misty, Risa, Kelli, Jessica, Geneva and myself we probably have another 3 dozen. We love babywearing for the functionality of being able to hold our babies hands free, the closeness we experience and the the joy it brings our babies…. ok ok, i have to admit, it’s pretty cool looking too.
And did you know that babies who are worn cry less? It’s also a great substitute for tummy time as their neck strength develops. We will be discussing more about the benefits of babywearing as well as all the different types of carriers at our first TMD babywearing class on April 4 in Chicago.
In the meantime, we want to show you one of our favorite carriers; the Boba Wrap. If you happen to be in Chicago on April 4th and attend our class you can try out the Boba for yourself.
The Boba Wrap is a stretchy jersey wrap that is good for babies up to 35 lbs. My little guy, Atticus, is just shy of 4 months and already weighs 19 lbs. We babywear constantly and my requirements for a carrier are durability and comfort for mama and baby. I wish I had the Boba when Atticus was first born, because I find wraps to be better for newborns and structured carriers better for hefty guys like Atticus.
Now I know most of you are familiar with the Moby and while the Boba and Moby are from the same family of carriers, they are quite different. We used the Moby when Atticus was first born and enjoyed it, not loved it, but it was a decent option for us. The Moby had thick fabric and had to be folded over and was very bulky on my petite frame. The Boba on the other hand is a 10x trimmer. The fabric is thinner, but it has a more durable weave. It hugs the body close without weighing you down and even in the near 90 degree weather we have been having, does not make you or baby sweat profusely.
While I wouldn’t do a 2 hour hike using the Boba it is a phenomenal option for around the house wearing and for mama’s in warm climates who want to babywear without being bogged down by a ton of fabric.
I give this wrap 4 out of 5 stars and enjoyed it far more than the Moby.
The Boba can be purchased here (by using our link you are keeping TMD alive and free for all), but if you would like the opportunity to win your very own you must do the following…
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Winner will be selected two weeks from today on April 5th!
Happy baby wearing!
We are not paid for our reviews, a Boba was sent to us for review, but our opinion is solely our own. If we hated a product, we would let you know!