Mason has become a bit more clingy recently and wants to be held more. He is a pretty big boy already at almost 3 months so I definitely needed a supportive carrier for my back's sake. Boba has collaborated with Diaper Dude with two prints: pinstripe and camouflage. We received the pinstripe design (subtle) and it is so perfect for my little man.
When we first received the baby carrier, I had to use the infant option wherein I turned the waist clips around and folded the band up and did a few snaps. However, it seemed like within days that I needed to switch the waist back to original because Mason had grown so quickly!
The Boba is a soft structured carrier that can be used from 7-45 lbs! This is awesome because there are no additional pieces needed to accomodate an infant. Since Mason was born at almost 8 lbs he could have used this since birth. I like that this carrier is a bit higher than the other carriers I have tried. The extra height provides a more comfortable ride for baby (additional support) and more coverage of the head area. This is a great feature because you don't want people with dirty hands/coughing mouths to infect your child. There is a detachable sleeping hood included that can be stored in the zipper pouch when not in use.
The carrier is super easy to use: strap on waist belt, pull up one shoulder strap, slide in baby, pull up other strap and clip behind above shoulder blades or if you are in the back carry position, clip above chest. The strap slides up and down the piping of the carrier to get the perfect fit - love this feature! It is so easy to sit and grab a bite to eat while babywearing. I do it all the time - just make sure to cover baby's head with the convenient hood or be very careful.
The baby carrier folds up nice and small to stash under the stroller and/or leave in the car to use at a moment's notice. It's great that the weight range is so wide because we can use the same carrier for both Mason and Kenzie. Additional features that are handy and unique include side pockets on the waist belt (for stashing phone/keys/money) and foot straps (they are removable). Hubs found the Diaper Dude Boba Baby Carrier to not only look appealing but a bit more snug and secure than the other carriers he has used.
Some additional features include:
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Buy It: You can purchase the Diaper Dude Boba Baby Carrier for $125.
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