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FAQs

No, this carrier is not intended for forward facing. The Boba carrier is designed to comfortably carry babies in a physiological manner, oriented toward the carrying individual (either on the front or on the back) with baby’s legs supported in a flexed abducted (froglike) position.

What materials do you use for the Boba?

All the outer fabric, the panel and the batting used for the Boba Organic collection is 100% certified organic cotton. All organic cotton used meets or exceeds the Organic Exchange 100 and/or GOTS standards. We also use standard recyclable packaging. Boba Classic is made with the highest quality natural brushed cotton fabrics and 100% cotton batting.

Will the carrier fit both my husband and me?

The Boba carrier comes only in one size. It is designed to fit most parents between 5 and 6’3 feet tall for comfortable and safe baby wearing.

Is the Boba machine washable?

Yes. We recommend that you spot clean regularly. Machine wash on cold cycle with a mild detergent only when necessary. Air Dry.

Can I wear the Boba through pregnancy?

Moms do safely wear their carriers with no problem through pregnancy-some up until the end. Yet, some complain that the belt places pressure on the bladder. It all boils down to personal preference. Ask your doctor or midwife and use your intuition. A wrap may be a better alternative as the fabric can be spread wide and is more flexible and soft.

How does the Boba carrier stand up to framed backpacks?

The Boba is a soft structured carrier. There are no buttons, snaps, or poles. It is essentially made from a piece of rectangular fabric with foam shoulder straps and a foam waistbelt. Framed backpacks are bulky and although most do offer a great view for your little one, it throws the carrying individual’s center of gravity off as the weight distribution is shifted higher, more toward the upper back. The Boba carrier distributes the weight of your little one to your shoulders and waist. Most often framed backpacks don’t have much of a seat, and instead have leg holes. This means that most of your child’s weight is resting on the strip of fabric between the leg holes. The optimal leg support of the Boba, backed by the foot straps, ensures the proper seated position for the support of your little ones’ hips, pelvis and spine.

Why do the foot straps make a difference?

With stretchy baby wraps the fabric can be easily adjusted and pulled to the back of the knee to provide proper leg support. With soft structured carriers the seat of the carrier usually does reach the back of your infant’s knees for full support. Yet as your child grows, as the seat is not adjustable, the legs are supported less and less and the fabric no longer reaches the back side of your growing toddler’s knees. The added foot straps feature alleviates the uncomfortable feeling of fabric digging into the back of your toddler’s hamstrings. It gives tired legs a place to rest and at the same time acts to support the legs in the physiological flexed abducted position (froglike position) which in turn naturally tilts the pelvis and aligns the spine.

Why does your carrier come up so high in the back?

We originally designed the carrier with added height because it is intended to support your baby through toddler-hood. As your child gets older, the extra fabric provides proper back support to the toddler and brings them closer to the carrying individual and his/her center of gravity. In shorter bodied soft structured carriers it is more difficult to bring your child’s upper body close to you. Your only option is to crank the shoulder straps which may make the carrier tighter overall and dig into the middle of your little one’s back but not solve the problem and leave you with sore shoulders. With the Boba, parents should be able to stand naturally and never feel like they have to bend forward to compensate for the “leaning back” feeling of their toddler. The rounded top makes the adjustment more enveloping than the low square back which essentially pulls only your child’s lower body closer. The closer your little one is to your center of gravity, the easier to carry your child.

Can I nurse my baby in the Boba carrier?

Yes, you can nurse your baby in the Boba. Adjust the shoulder straps to lower your little one so that he can latch on. Lifting your breast helps. The extra height and width of the carrier helps make nursing more discreet.

How much weight can the Boba carry?

Although the Boba can accommodate a six year old, we recommend a weight limit of 45 pounds, or up until your little one turns four.

Can you use the Boba Carrier with twins?

We recommend carrying one baby at a time, and using one Boba at a time, for the safety and comfort of the carrying individual.

Can you use the Boba with twins?

We recommend carrying one baby at a time, and using one Boba at a time, for the safety and comfort of the carrying individual.

Should I have someone help me out when putting my baby on my back?

When first acquainting yourself with the carrier and the loading process we do suggest that you have an extra set of hands available to help. The Boba carrier is designed for you to be able to put your toddler in by yourself. You’ll be loading your little one into the carrier like a pro in no time. If you need any extra help, feel free to contact us.

Why doesn’t the baby on the Boba box have his feet in the footstraps?

The baby on the front of the box in the Aspen carrier is only 10 months old. The Boba has the widest seat of any Soft Structured Carrier out there and therefore provides a wider seat for the baby to sit in. The seat alone of the Boba will provide adequate leg support until the toddler is around eighteen months. By this time the foot straps will compensate for the lack of material behind the knee and support bigger legs so that your little one’s knee is brought up to hip level. In short, your toddler will probably not use or need the foot straps until he/she is two years old.

Is my baby too small for the Boba Wrap?

No baby is too small for the Boba Wrap. Although your little one may seem too tiny, she has just spent nine months in the womb and finds it much more comforting to be snug, secure, and close to you in your baby wrap than to be extended and alone in a stroller. The Boba Wrap is actually designed especially for infants. The fabric ensures a perfect fit for you and your baby without any extra bulk or wrinkles. Although the Classic Love Your Baby Hold is appropriate for all ages newborn to toddler, some moms prefer not to separate their baby’s legs in their first months of life and choose to use the Upright Newborn Hold.  All holds on the site are safe and appropriate for the developing necks, hips, and spines in even the tiniest of infants. Even premature babies may be worn in the Boba Wrap. There are never any pressure points on your baby.

What are the washing instructions for the Boba Baby Wrap?

Machine wash cold with like colors. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. We recommend washing the wrap before use.

Is the Boba Baby Wrap suitable for hip and back carrying?

We only recommend front carrying (not forward facing) as the optimal position. It is easier to wrap, the baby goes in and out easier, it goes over both shoulders (instead of one as in side carrying), and it provides easy and discreet nursing access. It is also the safest way to carry your baby.

Can you use the Boba Baby Wrap to carry twins?

Yes, the Boba Baby Wrap can be used with twins. It will accommodate newborns easily. We only recommend carrying both babies in the Boba Baby Wrap up until the babies are about 2 months old. The suggested ages of your baby is only a guide. Please take note of your child’s own physical growth and development. You can use the Upright Newborn/Infant and put one baby in each of the shoulder pieces. Since you are carrying two very precious babies please make sure that the wrap is secure and tight and use common sense and your best judgment regarding your babies’ safety while in the carrier. Put your arm around your babies when you feel that it’s needed for extra security. We do not recommend carrying twins in the Hammock Hold. When the twins get older, different moms do different things. Some moms have written to us that they carry one baby in the front with a Boba Baby Wrap and use a soft ergonomic backpack baby carrier to carry the other baby on their back. Some buy two Boba Baby Wraps and have their husband carry a baby as well! Others wear one baby in the wrap and push the other in a stroller and swap who gets carried and who gets pushed. You do have more options than just the double stroller!

Is it alright if I use the Classic Love Your Baby Hold with my newborn, or should I not separate my baby’s legs?

Since the design of the carrier places no pressure points on your baby (essentially the baby is wrapped to your body instead of by bearing her weight on her own pelvis), separating your infant’s legs will not harm the baby developmentally. Some doctors actually encourage keeping the baby’s hip spread apart right after birth. This position places the head of the femur (the ball) against the acetabelum (the socket), and encourages deepening of the socket, so if anything it can actually help prevent hip dysplasia. The Classic Love Your Baby Hold is appropriate for your newborn. Ultimately, it is up to you what position feels best for you and your baby. All positions on the site are safe and ergonomic from birth.

Why don’t you have the forward facing baby carry on your site? Is there something wrong with carrying my baby this way?

The forward facing carry in any baby carrier places pressure on the pelvis and spine. When your baby is facing forwards with legs unsupported, the baby’s back is essentially arched instead of rounded. The center of gravity is different which makes the carrier tend to compensate when walking as well. Some sites that sell baby wraps and carriers advise you to only use this hold for a limited amount of time and that no developmental damage will occur if the baby is not placed in this position for hours on end. We can’t wholeheartedly recommend this position as we believe that any pressure on little developing hips and spines is undue. Moreover, all the weight is essentially in the baby’s most sensitive place. When your baby is facing forward his legs as well are not supported. Your baby’s legs should be pulled up to a ninety degree angle. This is possible only if the fabric covers the whole back of the thigh, virtually up to the backside of the knee. It also does not provide good head and neck support, which is most desirable when your baby falls asleep. Of course it is nice for your baby to be able to see the world. However, in the front carry your baby can’t turn away if the environment becomes too overwhelming. You cannot see your baby’s face and it’s tougher to read your little one’s cues. We at Boba Baby Wrap do not advocate front carrying or think it is a good position for either mom or baby.

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