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- Offers front facing-in and back carry positions
- Has one of the highest Customer Satisfaction Ratings out of all other soft structured carriers on the market, including the ERGO.
- Offers a taller, wider seat which makes it perfect for toddlers, and gives the wearer a better center of gravity
- Also offers detachable foot stirrups designed to support your baby in the natural frog-like position
- Has a removable sleeping hood
- Foam padded shoulder straps adjust from 19″ to 38″
- Contoured waist belt adjusts from 28″ to 56″ – it also effectively distributes 50-75% of your child’s weight to your hips, not your neck, back, or shoulders
- You can’t use it for newborns – Weight recommendation is 15 pounds to 45 pounds
- Lots of adjustments makes it somewhat complicated to set up
- No pockets for storage
- Back Carry is difficult to pull off
Boba Carrier 2G Review
FYI: There is a new Boba 3G available. It can be used from 7 to 45 pounds. For more information read the Boba 3G Review.
The Boba Carrier 2G is one of the best rated soft structured carriers on the market. With 124 out of 137 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 stars, that’s a 90% customer satisfaction rating! That’s extremely good, in fact, the Boba Carrier 2G has one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings out of all the soft structured baby carriers currently on the market.
As for complaints, I did notice that quite a few people struggled with the sternum strap. If you use the Boba Carrier 2G in the front carry position, the sternum strap is in the back, which makes it hard to adjust. However, it slides up or down, so if you plan on using the front carry position, simply slide it down before you put it on. Otherwise the strap will ride high and rub your neck raw. You can easily see the correct placement of the sternum strap in the below video demonstration.
Also, there were a few complaints about comfort. The Boba Carrier 2G has a lot of adjustments, and as several other reviewers pointed out, it can take quite a bit of time to get it set-up right. Just keep in mind, the carrying weight should be distributed to your hips, if you feel like your shoulders and back are taking the brunt of it, then it’s not adjusted correctly.
There were several complaints regarding the fact that it doesn’t offer forward-facing out, only forward-facing in. There is a huge debate going on right now about whether or not that position is actually healthy for your baby. The general consensus is that it is NOT safe, therefore Boba does not include this position on any of their baby carriers.
The only other real complaint was regarding the back carry position. It’s not easy trying to get your child into this position, especially if you’re dealing with a squirmy toddler. Keep in mind that you really shouldn’t use this position until your little one is over 20 pounds and has complete head and neck control. There is no easy way of doing it, but if you’re child cooperates and grabs onto your shoulders, just like if you were giving them a piggy back ride, it can be done. This is an excellent video demonstration on how to use the back carry position. The Boba Carrier 2G is no different than any other multi-position carrier in this aspect. Once you and your child get the hang of it, you’ll feel comfortable doing it anywhere, even without a bed in-sight.
Boba Carrier 2G Review – Conclusion:
All in all, the Boba Carrier 2G is an excellent choice when it comes to soft structured carriers. Especially if you’re looking for a toddler carrier. As far as the complaints are concerned, no baby carrier is perfect, but this one is pretty darn close in my book.
If you’re looking for a baby carrier you can use from birth, check out the new Boba Carrier 3G. It offers everything that the 2G offers except it has a minimum weight capacity of 7 pounds.
Check out the below video for a demonstration, or check out the comparison reviews listed below.
Boba Carrier 2G Instruction Video:
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