If you follow my social media, you’ve probably already seen that I am a babywearer.
(Pardon the photo quality – but a lot of times, it’s an iPhone selfie, or nothing at all..)
I started nearly 3 years ago when my daughter was a few weeks old, when I couldn’t put her down for one single minute without that activating the scream button. I did it then because I hadn’t been able to eat a sandwich or do dishes or laundry in days, and a fellow mom suggested babywearing if for no other reason than to get my arms back for a while. What I discovered was, not only did she like it, but I liked it too!
I know when you say “babywearing” it’s easy to picture families who co-sleep, babies who probably wouldn’t know what to do with an actual bottle, kids who have never been to day care… like probably the opposite of my family. We just don’t have traditional roles. I’m sooo NOT a “crunchy mama”. But regardless of our lifestyle – or your lifestyle – babywearing is for everyone. Seriously. If you ever pick up your child and hold onto them around the house, if you ever pack a gigantic stroller into your trunk, if you go for walks or day hikes, if you ever try to manage 2 kids – or more – at once… you are who babywearing was meant for.
I love the freedom of babywearing. I wore Raya in a wrap for the first few months, and switched to a Mei Tai wrap after that.
I know he looks sad, but there’s no tears in the carrier!
My Boba has TONS of padding so it stays comfortable for a long time, and it’s got pockets and a purse strap. For my kids, there are removable foot straps (for when they get older and bigger, like Raya) and there’s a removable sleeping hood. For smaller infants (ie. NOT babies my son’s size, haha) you don’t need a special infant insert. The carrier supports babies and kids 7-45 lbs. – that means right now, I can use it for either kid.
“Roman already had a turn, mama, it’s my turn now!”
It also fits adults 5’ to 6’3” and the waistband adjusts between 25-58”. So the carrier is great for parents and children of nearly every shape and size.
If you’re new to babywearing (or just new to a soft structured carrier) the Boba website has videos to show you how to place and remove your child, adjust the carrier to accommodate front or back carries, and even nurse while in the carrier. You can also follow on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to date on new products, promotions, and babywearing tips.
I seriously adore this carrier, I have recommended it to other moms already and I will say the same thing here. It’s comfortable, convenient, versatile and high-quality – you really can’t go wrong on the Boba.
Do you use a carrier with your kids or are you considering one? What do you love about babywearing?