There aren't too many products out there that I consider must haves, but I have to say a Boba Wrap is a MUST HAVE for any new mom. When I say new mom, that doesn't necessarily mean a mother who just had her first child. Oh no, the Boba Wrap is for any mother who has a baby... be it her first or her seventh! ;) Annnnnd, of course it isn't just for mothers! Dads love the Boba Wrap, too! Just ask my husband!
The Boba Wrap (which used to be known as the Sleepy Wrap), is an amazing way to wear your baby. The Boba Wrap can be used from birth until around 18 months. And don't worry, Boba has a great Boba Carrier for you once your little one graduates from the wrap!
The Boba Wrap is basically a very long, slightly stretchy, comfortable piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself, then tuck the baby into. One of my favorite features of the Boba Wrap is that it is one size fits (pretty much) all. This wrap is LONG. I am not a small person- so I am thrilled that it easily accommodates my plus size frame.
Wrapping the Boba Wrap does take a little bit of practice, but once you learn to do it it will become second nature. There are many how-to videos on the web and the instructions that come with the wrap are very well written.
Another favorite feature- no buckles, no plastic, just comfy fabric. I can literally wear my baby for HOURS in the Boba Wrap. If my back starts getting uncomfortable I simply adjust the fabric on my shoulders to distribute weight across more of my shoulders. In the photo above you can see that the fabric is more on top of my shoulders. When I want to wear the baby longer, I generally put the fabric over my shoulders more (the fabric would cover my t-shirt sleeves) to distribute the weight over more area. This allows me more comfort for longer periods of babywearing.
As you can see, the Boba Wrap allows me to carry Luke hands free. I often need my hands available for the other kids, especially when we are out, so this is invaluable!
I wish I could have gotten a picture to show you all how you can tuck baby's head in the wrap so the wrap supports his head when sleeping... but Luke was wide awake and not willing to miss a moment by letting me put his head down. You can see a photo of this position in a photo of my husband wearing Annabelle when she was a baby- my husband calls the Boba Wrap (then the Sleepy Wrap) his "secret weapon".
There are so many reasons to use a Boba Wrap, too many to list all here. I will say that I love: how easy the Boba Wrap is to clean, the customized fit for everyone, the closeness to the baby, and the calming effect that the wrap has on the baby. The womb-like experience really does help sooth a fussy baby, and if you have a baby that loves to be held (okay-who doesn't have a baby that loves to be held?) then this wrap might be what you need to save your sanity and give your baby what s/he needs.
I honestly cannot say enough good things about the Boba Wrap- I will end this post with simply saying you must try it yourself!
The Boba Wrap ($48) can be purchased at http://www.bobababycarrier.com/baby-wrap/ it is available in many colors and also in organic cotton ($65).
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I received a Boba Wrap for review purposes. All opinions are my own! (I really, really love Boba Wrap- I promise) :)