Summer Must Have #1 the Boba Carrier

I am less than a week away from summer break! That means I will be outside enjoying all the free concerts, eating al fresco, and taking advantage of the many family friendly activities Chicago has to offer. We will also be traveling quite a bit. We even plan to do a family camping trip at Yosemite!

In the spirit of summer, I have some summer gear must haves to share. My first summer must have is the Boba Carrier 3G. I have owned this carrier ever since my little guy was 3 months old. I LOVE IT and highly recommend it.

V iPhone (146 of 446) This is my little guy at 6 months.  I happen to have won a Baby Cargo 300 Series stroller at this moment.  My little guy is so comfortable, he didn’t even wake when I squealed in excitement. 

Why do I love it so much? First of all, I love ‘wearing’ my little guy. Before the Boba carrier, I used the Moby Wrap, which I also loved. Once my little guy was 5 months old, the weather in Chicago was warming up and unlike the Moby, which could get hot with all the fabric, the Boba carrier allowed for babywearing without overheating. Now, my little guy is almost a year and half and when he is in the Boba  carrier I can have him in both front or back position. The Boba carrier is lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear. I find that I can comfortably wear the Boba with him in it for a few hours. The shoulder straps are wide which help distribute his weight comfortably, the waist strap fits well around my waist. Both my husband and I like to use it.  It is always quick and easy to switch the Boba carrier between us.

Why is the Boba Carrier 3G a summer must have? Well, actually it is a yearlong must have. I use the Boba all year long, but for my special summer activities, I especially like the Boba. We do most of our traveling during the summer. Each time I do air travel, I bring the Boba carrier. Before boarding the plane, I wear my little guy onto the plane. That leaves my hands free to fold and check in the stroller, to carry the diaper bag, and to deal with carry on luggage.

At our travel destinations we use the Boba carrier often.  Due to the nature of traveling, our little guy is in the stroller more often than usual. I bring the Boba along for either my husband or I to wear him. He loves that he can see the world and interact with us at our level.

The Boba carrier is great for hikes. During our last vacation to Washington D.C., we hiked some trails at Great Falls National Park. The hike was more than two hours and covered a few miles. My little guy slept almost the whole hike! He was that comfortable in the Boba carrier. It is common for him to fall asleep while I am wearing him. The closeness to me and the walking really helps to lull him asleep. The Boba carrier will definitely be joining us during our summer and fall hikes and on our trip to Yosemite.

If you’re a fan of babywearing or are considering trying it out, I highly recommend the Boba Carrier 3G. The carrier is lightweight, very comfortable for parent and child, packs compact for easy travel, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

untitled (48 of 262) Enjoying our spring hike along the Potomac River.

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I spy with my little eye a babywearing momma and her little guy (in a Boba carrier).

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Doesn’t this picture ‘rock’?  Look how great the Boba carrier is.  I can even rock climb while my little one sleeps in it!  Just kidding! I’m actually kneeling on the rock below pretending I am climbing a rock while my little guy is in his Boba carrier.  By the way, he’s so comfortable he stayed asleep despite my moving around, adjusting,  and shouting to my sister photography directions all to get the best ‘rock climbing’ angle. 

untitled (100 of 262)He’s awake and he’s a moose on the loose.  His whole outfit including his moose hat is from Gap Kids.   

Do you babywear? What’s your experience?

*The Boba Carrier 3G was a gift for use and review.  My blog content reflects my true experiences and opinions.  All ideas and opinions  written by me are strictly my own.

*All images are original Yellow Loves Grey content.  These images may not be used without my written consent.

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21 thoughts on “Summer Must Have #1 the Boba Carrier

  1. How do you like the baby cargo stroller? Also that carrier seems amazing if you seem to be hiking with it. I’m so excited you left a comment on my blog because I’ve been looking for more mom based Chicago bloggers so now I’m adding you to my feed…thank you. 🙂

  2. I am so flattered! I have been following your blog for about a year now. How cool that you’re now looking at my blog. 🙂

    I like the Baby Cargo stroller a lot. It’s lightweight, stylish, and the little one is comfortable. have you been thinking about getting one?

  3. I’m so impressed that you were comfortable hiking with your baby in a carrier. I had a Bjorn for my older kids but whenever I wore it not in the winter I felt like I was overheating. I would really like a black boba air

  4. Thank you for the giveaway you’re hosting with Kicksprout. I believe this is the post where I should post what color I’d like to win? If not, please let me know. I would love the blue Boba Air! I never had a carrier for my son other than the Snugli, and it made my persistent back pain even worse. It’s difficult for me to carry my son for very long, especially while walking, and I would love a carrier like this for the times the stroller isn’t good enough and he wants Mommy!

  5. I am expecting and looking into a baby carrier, and really don’t know what to buy! Your review was helpful to me because I want one that both my husband and I can wear. The kangaroo print is really cute as well!

  6. The Boba Air looks so great for summer! I’d love to use it when we go camping and canoeing! If I won i’d choose the Blue!

  7. haha! I LOVE the rock climbing picture. 🙂 I was a little freaked out at first thinking ‘why would anyone rock climb with a baby!’ Glad it was fake, but a very funny idea. 🙂 I would love to win a blue one so I can take my little guy on a hike too! 🙂

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