Friday, March 22, 2013

Strolling Into Spring Day 22: Boba Organic Carrier Review & Giveaway!

It's Day 22 of Strolling Into Spring and today we have an amazing review and giveaway for you baby wearing momma's out there! If you are not currently baby wearing, just wait, you'll want to after you see how amazing the Boba Organic Carrier is!


*Boba supplied me with an Organic Carrier for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions

Photo Credits: Boba

Boba began when two parents decided to leave their hometown of Bolder, CO, and travel the world with their two kids in tow. They took off with only a few personal belongings, a few thousand dollars, two backpacks, two kids, and a dream. They wanted to live their lives and experience freedom together.
 With an amazing idea and determination, the first Boba Wrap was sold out of rural Slovenia and before long the company had taken off. Starting the business was no easy task as the adventurous couple behind Boba traveled the world, but they made it happen and before long Boba turned into a well known and extremely popular brand of baby carriers.

I was lucky enough to have the option of deciding which Boba carrierwould fit my needs (and of course Baby A's) the best and I decided to go with the Organic Carrier in Chestnut. I loved the colors and I was so excited to see how soft the carrier was! Okay guys, I have a confession to make.... I never thought I could love another baby carrier like I loved my Ergo. Now that I am the proud owner of a Boba, I can wholeheartedly say that the Boba Organic Carrier blows my other carrier out of the water! The Boba includes so many features that my other carrier does not and feels amazing while you're wearing it! 


The Boba has two buckles for support and stability while you are baby wearing. The waist buckle is the largest buckle because the section around your waist is what holds and supports your little one the most while you're wearing them. What I love about the Boba is that you attach the buckle in the center rather than to the side, and each side of the buckle has adjustable straps for you to pull while you have the carrier on to make it as form fitting as possible and add that extra safety to the carrier. With the buckle being in the center and the straps being adjustable on both sides I feel like I can get it snug around my waist and have that extra peace of mind that Baby A really isn't going anywhere while he's riding kangaroo style!


The second buckle on the Boba carrier is the buckle that you attach around mid shoulder blades. I always find the back straps to be the most difficult to buckle on any baby carrier, but the Boba makes it easy with the height adjustment of the buckle. If you take a look at the middle photo below, the strap easily slides up or down depending on what is the most comfortable for your height. I LOVE this feature and think that it is absolutely genius! You can also adjust your Boba's shoulder straps to fit your body perfectly to ensure that the straps won't fall to the side while you're wearing your little one. You can also use those side straps to loosen one (or both) shoulder straps so that you are able to breastfeed while your child is in the carrier.


The Boba Carrier comes with a sleep hood which is great for little ones who fall asleep and need some extra shade and/or privacy. The hood has straps that attach to snaps that are conveniently located on top of your shoulder straps making it so that the hood is extended above their heads. The sleep hood is also adjustable so it can fit your little one whether they are a tiny infant or a big ol' toddler like Baby A! 


Okay so I know some of you may be thinking "we're never going to use the hood", well guess what? The hood is removable! Baby A is not a fan of hoods or hats so I knew that the hood would have to go into safe keeping until we decide to have another baby down the road. You can remove the sleep hood by unsnapping it from the hood pocket. Once you've removed it you then have a convenient and fairly large pocket to store your belongings in such as your credit cards/cash!  


There are two other pockets if you decided to bring some items with you and not take a diaper bag, you can easily store your cell phone or keys in the open front pocket, and there is also a small zippered pocked located on the side of the sleep hood pocket which is the perfect size for chap stick, a pack of gum, or whatever else you may need for on the go!


My absolute favorite feature of the Boba is the foot straps. Your little one will no longer feel like their legs are dangling in mid air thanks to the optional foot straps that attach to your Boba! There is a hidden foot strap attachment and you literally just thread the strap through the attachment and snap it onto the proper size. The foot strap has several snaps to accommodate your growing child's height! This is such a simple addition that honestly should be offered with every carrier, kudos to Boba for thinking of it!


The Boba Organic Carrier is my new best friend, it is so comfortable to wear and is extremely soft. I love that the straps have padding but they aren't so padded where they feel bulky. I love that the straps all buckle in the middle and each strap is adjustable to ensure that your carrier fits you perfectly. Baby A loves to be in the carrier and I love that my back never gets sore and that we are both always comfortable while using the Boba! 


Product Specs as found on Boba's Website:
Organic Carrier

  • 100% organic cotton
  • Front and back carry options
  • Removable sleeping hood
  • Adjustable sleeping hood, adjusting in length to fit growing babies
  • Zipper pouch may be used to store your hood when not in use
  • Comfortably fits heights 5’0” – 6’3”
  • Waistband range: 25” – 58”
  • Additional adjustments for easier fit & breastfeeding
  • Patent-pending removable foot straps
  • Elastic bands neatly roll up straps
  • Shoulder strap holders keep purses and diaper bags in place
  • Easily adjustable chest strap
  • Uniquely designed to “hug” your child
  • Converts to an infant carrier without an insert
  • Extra head support adjustments for infants
  • Body of carrier rises 2-3” higher than other brands
  • Multiple pockets for on-the-go storage
  • High quality military grade buckles



To Purchase: Visit Boba's Website and pick out the carrier that fits your needs and style the best!

Want to win a Boba Carrier of your own?

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*This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions, what works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Boba however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review.


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130 comments:

  1. I always babywear at the grocery store.

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  2. I always babywear to the bus stop to wait for the bus with my daughter

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  3. I always babywear at the store, but it's super helpful at the zoo too!

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  4. Stores esp ones where the isles are small

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  5. I babywear just about everywhere! A lot at home, out for walks, at the mall, grocery shopping, the zoo! That's why having a good carrier is a must (at least for me)!

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  6. Awesome giveaway - I use my carrier for everything, and bought it 4 years ago. It's time for a new one!!! Thanks for the giveaway and hope I win!

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  7. I love to wear my son when we go for family walks-- much easier than pushing a stroller around, and it allows us to go places strollers wouldn't work (hiking, anyone?)! love it!

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  8. I always babywear WHEN WE GO TO THE PARKS, TO THE STORE ETC ALMOST EVERY WHERE WE GO.

    THANK YOU FOR THIS GIVEAWAY

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  9. I baby wear practically everywhere (park, zoo, hiking, grocery store)!

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  10. I can see myself baby wearing any place we go out

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  11. I babywear at the store, church, at home - just about everywhere!

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  12. I would babywear at sporting events and the zoo!

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  13. I can see myself baby wearing at home, grocery store, park, really everywhere! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  14. I babywear for walks, the store, and around the house. My son loves it!

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  15. I babywear while working around the house and grocery shopping.

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  16. I don't have the baby yet, but I'll be babywearing around the house, out shopping, out on walks, and everywhere!

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  17. I used to babywear around the house, for walks outside and to the park, and on other outings with my older daughter. All I have is a Moby Wrap, and now my baby is too heavy and active to use the Moby anymore, so I would love to have the Boba carrier!

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  18. I'm usually baby wearing while I'm at activities for my older kids. I usually need my hands free to tie shoes, grab equipment or some other miscellaneous thing.

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  19. I wear my baby when out and about shopping and around the house...

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  20. I mostly babywear when I'm out shopping (usually Target or the grocery store). Whenever spring actually decides to show up, then I'll be able to babywear outside.

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  21. Lately it's been to frequent doctor appts...love to babywear there!!!

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  22. This is for my sister and its their first. Not sure when she will wear it, but it will be the organic walnut BOBA

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  23. While we take walks or go hiking.

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  24. shopping and doing household chores

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  25. on hikes or trail walks is my favorite place

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  26. I wear my baby everywhere! Shopping, around the house, etc. HOWEVER, I lost my ERGO! I have no idea where it is. ???? I don't know if it got left somewhere or what. I'm so lost without it.

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  27. around the house so I can get some stuff done!

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  28. We use a baby carrier when we go to our local farmer's market and to the zoo.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  29. I babywear anytime we are going to be out for any extended period of time and around the house so I can get things done.

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  30. I babywear everywhere. I just had baby #6, so baby wearing is a must for me.

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  31. I see myself wearing this baby carrier either on hikes or on 5k run/walks :)

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  32. I babywear in the grocery store (and most other stores for that matter), and if we're going for a walk/hike where a stroller wouldn't work!

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  33. I would wear it whenever we are out - who wants to lug a infant car seat around?!

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  34. Around the house while cleaning and while out and about shopping

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  35. I never wore any of my babies unfortunately, but I can see myself and hubby wearing our grandchildren in Guatemala as that is quite the norm down there!

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  36. I babywear all day we walk to the store, at the beach, the zoo the park the train, in the airport.
    My husband babywears while he does the dishes.
    But we NEED another Boba....I wear a toddler on my back on what she call her kangaroo pack, soon we will need something else for the 4mo old on the front.
    Oh and I wear them both so I would really really really like to have them in the same carrier with a different print :)

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  37. I babywear when we go on walks and I can't keep up with my toddler (I'm pregnant, so I am not as fast as him right now!)

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  38. at the park when were walking the dogs

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  39. I used to baby wear out shopping, but since this is baby number 2 and number 1 is still a toddler I will probably use it at home as well!

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  40. I could see me baby wearing just around the house when we have baby #2!

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  41. Walks to the Park, the grocery store, and weekend outings with all the kiddos we have 5!

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  42. I don't have a carrier but I would really live one!!!! I would wear it to the grocery store! It would make shopping anywhere so much easier having 2 kids! I would wear it for walks, at the mall, when I need to get stuff done around the house and can't put the baby down! On trips so I don't have to take a car seat everywhere! I would love to have one! I tried a sling and my 7 week old wouldn't use it! So I need something else to try, and this boba 3G carrier looks amazing!

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  43. everywhere at home, grocery store, park...etc angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I can see us using this carrier around the house and when we are shopping or walking.

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  45. I baby wear while working around the house as well as while shopping!

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  46. I would wear it around the house, when we go outside, and when I go on walks. I would use it a lot.

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  47. I would babywear all the time! The house, the grocery store, the zoo, etc.

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  48. I wear on walks, at the mall and at the grocery store.

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  49. I mostly babywear when we are walking...to our friends' houses, to get some exercise, to travel around town. I also like to wear my gal at the grocery store.

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  50. I always babywear at the grocery store!

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  51. EVERYWHERE! It's easier to run after DS and DD that way :)

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  52. Almost everywhere because my baby boy loves being carried closed to me...such a wonderful feeling having your baby right to you >3

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  53. i would seriously babywear, EVERYWHERE!!!
    oh Lord, i would take my child everywhere that stroller cannot go!
    God bless!
    thank you for this opportunity!
    The Blood Of Jesus!<3

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  54. Since my dd is already 5, the only place I really carry her anymore is in church. I carried her around New York when we were there in December too.

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  55. I can see myself babywearing at home to get things done and at the store!

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  56. I wear my baby all day... I wake up, get dressed and put on my Ergo. I'd love to try the Boba!!

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  57. I wear my baby mostly at the grocery stores. I would however LOVE to get the family hiking this summer with the baby in the carrier!

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  58. I have 2 DDs under 2 so I'm ALWAYS wearing someone!!!! Trip to grocery store, walks to the park, the mall, etc. Easier than getting out the double stroller.

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  59. We love to baby wear when we go to the beach, the park, fishing, and when we have our monthly Art Walk. I just wish we had looked more into what carrier was best for our daughter when we bought the one we have.

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  60. I wear my baby around the house to get chores done.

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  61. I babywear around the house and when we are on the go!

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  62. I babywear around the house, and at family get togethers. Cant wait to babywear outdoors as it gets warmer :)

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  63. Everywhere! Around the house while doing chores, traveling, and the day-to-day excursions, like grocery shopping.

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  64. I feel like babe is constantly in our ring sling. she loves it!

    Our favorite places to go are the arboretum and the dog park!

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  65. Mostly I babywear around the house, and sometimes to go for walks. I'd like to try it at the store, but I need something that I can slip on and off more quickly than my Moby.

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  66. Shopping, walking, and bus stops.

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  67. I babywear mostly every time I go out and about.

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  68. I am expecting my second child in May and can see myself wearing him to the park, the zoo, the farmers' market... Pretty much everywhere while I focus on spending time outside with my toddler as well. :)

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  69. I could see myself baby-wearing around the house, trying to do chores, and at the grocery store.

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  70. We babywore our son everywhere! Including a trip to the UK with our three year old last summer, where we wore him all around London :) New baby (coming this summer) will get worn to the coffee shop a lot, I suspect ;)

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  71. Out to the park .. Wear newborn and run around after 2 yr old

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  72. I love wearing my DD2 at the grocery store and the zoo!

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  73. id baby wear ANYWHERE..beats pushing a huge double stroller

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  74. Grocery shopping!! Would help with my twins and less of a stroller to push around.

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  75. Baby hasn't been born yet but I plan on wearing him everywhere!

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  76. I haven't had a chance to babywear yet (baby is coming next month!!) but I look forward to using a carrier when shopping and going on walks/hikes.

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  77. This will be the first baby that I am interested in babywearing! I would babywear to the park and to when out shopping!
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

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  78. I always babywear while shopping and sometimes in the house too! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

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  79. With my last child I would baby wear to the park when I take my two older children, to museums, on hikes, and pretty much anywhere we go out as a family. I rarely used a stroller as this was just more convenient and my baby preferred me to carry him too. I would love to try a 3G with this baby!

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  80. i baby wear with both my girls and im planning with my son in may we always take family trips so i plan on using it then
    bonnie r

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  81. I have worn my babies everywhere...home, shopping, park...but my Bjorn kills my back after about 5 weeks old. Would love to try the Boba!!

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  82. I baby wear everywhere! At home, at church while out shopping, at the park with my older kids. My baby is 10 months old and I've put her in a stroller a grand total of 4 times.

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  83. I would love to be able to wear baby at the park, while my older two are playing.

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  84. I currently do not baby wear as I am pregnant with our first baby...BUT I am so excited to baby wear EVERYWHERE...shopping, out for walks, family gatherings! I am most excited about the Boba! Thank you!

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  85. I baby wear pretty much everywhere because my lo loves to be held all the time but I need my hands free to take care of my other two kids! The sling I have now is murder on my back and shoulders though, so I would love to have a Boba!

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  86. I baby wear wherever they do not have shopping carts or where it is not convenient to take a stroller. Especially in crowded places.

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  87. I find myself baby-wearing at the grocery store or on walks through the neighborhood.

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  88. Home Depot, grocery store, library, local festivals/markets, and WDW

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  89. I could see myself baby wearing at the grocery store but mostly I would love to baby wear my 6 week old son while I take my 2 yr old daughter to play at the park!

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  90. I babywear EVERYWHERE~ At the store, at home, walking the dog, home schooling my oldest, and anywhere between!

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  91. Christina StrappApril 4, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I think I would baby wear a lot when baby #2 comes. I'm sure I would while shopping, going on walks, and just about anywhere else.

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  92. This would be for my wife since she has been wanting one. I'm sure I would use it if we are gone for long periods of time.

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  93. I would use this to run errands on foot, especially in crowded areas where using a stroller would be awkward.

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  94. I'd want to wear babygirl every where I could! There's lots of places in walking distance I could see us getting errands done.

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  95. Everywhere!!! To the park, on walks, at the store, while homeschooling, anytime I will be on my feet a lot, or away from home with no where to put the baby. Love it!!!

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  96. My baby boy and I would LOVE to have this!

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  97. My baby boy and I would LOVE to have this!

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  98. I wear my daughter at the grocery store, and while we travel. It is so much easier to wear her than to have a stroller at the airport :).

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  99. My baby arrives in June, and I can imagine wearing the baby on walks around the neighborhood, to the local farmers market, and to choir practice!

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  100. I use my sling right now for my 5-month old when she is fussy and wants to be held but Momma needs her hands free!

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  101. I don't have baby wear any more, we got rid of it after our 4th child thinking we were done, though we were blessed with one more :) I would wear my baby Everywhere! Dr.s, Shopping, Play Group, Walking, you name it.

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  102. I'm hoping to wear my new baby as much as possible - at home, in the neighborhood, shopping, visiting friends, and whenever I and my husband can.

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  103. Thrify Nifty Mommy sent me to tell you tell you that wear I would be wearing. Actually I would be giving to my daughter to use and she would wear it everywhere.

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  104. I would love to start wearing baby while I grocery shop. She's too little to sit in the cart and her seat takes up too much room in the back of the cart to get much else in there. It would save me a lot of hassle!

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  105. i always end up babywearing (or wishing i was!!) on hikes- no matter how much energy the munchkin has he wants milkie breaks & snuggles along the way! :) thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!!!
    beth c

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  106. I could see myself using this on family outings or just the store!

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  107. Claire RheinheimerApril 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    I haven't used a baby carrier yet but plan on using it everywhere once little girl gets here in May so I can still have my hands free to play with my toddler son.

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  108. I babywear at the park so I can keep up with my older 2 children!

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  109. We hike and camp often, so I can see myself wearing this to hike in.(and everywhere else of course!) -Heather Mckenzie Carter

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  110. I would babywear at the park, so I can still play with my other two children, and when I'm shopping.

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  111. I just recently wore my baby most of the day at the zoo! I also wear him while shopping and cleaning house!

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  112. I was wearing my daughter everywhere up until she could walk. Even then she loved the Mei Tai for shopping, blueberry picking, & going for walks!

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  113. I used a sling and Mei Tai for babywearing till it hurt my back and shoulder... but I'd always wear lil' guy for walks and around the house during chores!

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  114. I'm about to have a second little one (17 months after I had my first!) and I KNOW I will be wearing baby EVERYWHERE while running after my crazy toddler! I had a lot of success with the Moby wrap the first time, but I think I'm going to need something a little less involved this time around. My toddler won't want to wait around for me to get wrapped up every time we go the the store :)

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  115. We are going to have a baby, so I would love to wear them whenever possible. Walking, grocery shopping and also, we travel a lot. This would be helpful. Thanks for the giveaway.

    thabal628 (At) gmail (dot) com

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  116. I see myself wearing the baby while shopping or watching the hubby and the golf range!

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  118. Thanks for the great review! I love my boba!

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  119. Thank you for the review. I have been having the hardest time deciding what carrier to get. I think you've helped me make up my mind!

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  120. I love this carrier! It seems like it would be perfect! I like that the Boba has two buckles for support and stability because I have back problems and NEED this extra support. I also really like that it has a hood! I know some people wouldn't care, but it gets so windy and cold and this would really make me feel like my little one was protected against the weather, sometimes a hat just doesn't cut it!

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    1. This would be perfect! I also recommend getting a RoSK WooBee Plush! It's a super soft blanket that ties onto the baby carrier to keep your little one comfy and warm! And one side (the non plush side) is weather proof too!

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    1. Ah man I didn't mean to delete this comment :(

      You're very welcome though!

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  122. Thank you for your review and for helping me narrow down which carrier to look at for my daughter-in-law.

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  123. i don't have one of these carriers currently, but have had a soft structured carrier in the past. i love to babywear in the front so i can see baby!

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  124. I have another brand soft structured carrier, but I am looking for a new one for a new baby that can handle the infant stage

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