I absolutely love this carrier! I have recently had twins and needed a second carrier so that I could carry one baby and my husband could carry the other. I already had an Ergo 360 that I used with my son and found it a bit bulky and I disliked the Velcro strap around the waist so decided to look for something different this time around. I am so happy with the Boba 4G, it is much more comfortable and easier to put on and position baby in than the Ergo, I love that it is so soft yet functions as a complete structured carrier... It seems so sit better on the body.
The only downside I can see is that baby is unable to face forward in the front carry position.
Would definitely recommend!
Very comfortable carrier
I'm quite tall and found this carrier very comfortable to wear, love having baby snuggled up on the front and using it for my toddler on my back. The shoulder and waist straps are easy to adjust, and even my husband who is quite a bit larger then me was able to carry the kids in this carrier. They also come in some fun colors and designs, and can be used for kids up to 22 kilo's so well worth the extra money. Overall a great carrier to use and very comfortable for mum and for baby or toddler.
Good carrier. Comfortable most of the time
I quite like the boba carrier it was better than many that I have used. I found that the back clip would sometimes sit on the back of my neck which was uncomfortable and the shoulder straps can be a bit lumpy behind the arms. Would be nice if the straps had the option of cross-cross. But i found it had good support for bubs and the waist strap is comfortable
Awful design, can't use as front carry
I bought this because I liked the look of it in pictures and it sounded really comfortable. ITS NOT!
I find it reasonable as a back carrier because the chest strap holds the shoulder straps in to stop them sliding off. In a front carry position the straps are so wide (and I have broad shoulders) that they just slide off constantly and are so uncomfortable because they sit on the sides of the arms rather than the shoulders. If there's a second person to clip the chest strap behind your back for you whilst in front carry position it would be ok but impossible to do alone. For the price, there are much better carriers out there!
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I LOVE this carrier, its really comfortable and easy to use, its good for babys hips and having the direct contact is great. I used to have one of those old carriers that allow the forward facing but don't support the babys legs with my first child but even though he was really light, it would get very uncomfortable very quickly and the foam that gave it the shape made it VERY hot which really wasn't good and I couldn't use it often. The Boba 4G has been much better with one exception, your baby can't face forward and if you have a smaller baby...they cant see over the side easily either. I have a SUPER curious bub and he is constantly twisting from side to side to try and see things and gets really frustrated that he can't see much. Often I end up just having to take him out of the pouch and hold him, so I considering getting an Ergo 360 which is the only carrier I have found that ergonomically supports babys hips whilst still allowing a forward facing position and saving the Boba for later on for back use or as a spare for when he's tired. Honestly I think most babies and parents would absolutely love the Boba but it's just not quite perfect for us. Things I do love are the centred clips (one of my main reasons for originally choosing the Boba over Ergo as I would rather have the clip sitting in the middle of my back than off to the side) and the handbag clips on the shoulders are awesome (I use one for my bag and the other for bubs binky) Other small details are the optional rain/sun cover, when you tuck it into the pocket it makes a lump in the pouch which presses on your babys neck which I don't like, would it really have been so hard for them to make the pocket bigger and more on the front rather than sandwiched in the back of the pouch? I would also really like to see some way of bundling it up or rolling it so that all the straps and stuff are tucked away for travelling rather than being a big sprawling mess wherever you put it, as we take it literally everywhere and use it instead of a stroller for most things, especially grocery shopping but it doesn't pack up neatly. A larger pocket on the waistband to accommodate a smartphone would be good too but really I'm just nitpicking now. Also I would like to be able to get some sort of accessory to clip over the sides that allows baby to suck the fabric without having to wash the entire pouch constantly. Comfortable for long term wear, good for babys hips, Holds baby in direct contact with wearer, not too hot, centered clips, handbag straps on shoulders so your bag doesn't slip away, good quality, cotton breathes well. Not many position options, no hip carry or forward facing carry for ultra curious baby, pockets not big enough
I wish I had bought this carrier earlier. It's much easier to use than a pram. I can't compare it to other carriers because I've never tried it but this carrier is so comfortable. I wear it constantly around the house, for walks and when I go out. My baby loves being in it and as well and the carrier allows me to do many things whilst carrying my clingy baby. It's easy to put on by yourself and is adjustable so my husband can use it. I also like that it doesn't allow forward facing wearing and promotes that. I also like how it's big and suitabl...e for my (very) big baby. Though one thing I don't like about it (not that it's a big problem) is that my dark coloured carrier collects a lot of lint and fibres. Comfortable, easy to wear, promotes no forward facing wearing, strap to hold handbag in place, adjustable collects lint and fibers
Easy and comfortable
My husband and I have been using the 4G boba since the birth of our baby. With the newborn setting we were able to use it right away, and use it we did often to help with night settling. Our daughter has always been comfortable in it and I wear her in it for hours without any back pain. It's easy to adjust and switch between parents too! There are foot holsters for when she's older, but we haven't gotten to that stage yet. Also I'm a fan of the pretty designs they come in.
Comfortable. Easy to put on. Adjustable
Child can't face forward if you wanted that
Great carrier after changes to the strap
I have being using the 4G for the past week after having the 3G for a few months. I found the 3G uncomfortable as it digged under my arms (only part of this carrier that bothered me), but that seemed to be solved on the new 4G (yay!).
The newborn support has also changed, however I can't comment on that as my son is now 8.5 months.
Comfortable, pretty, clipped strap to hold handbag into place.
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