I was first introduced to the wonderful world of babywearing in November of 2009. Just a few months after the birth of my daughter.

Babywearing

I won’t make mention of what baby carrier I owned at the time, but I can tell you that I wasn’t fond of it. It didn’t provide the support that I felt it should. I continually found myself with back aches. The weight distribution was lacking.

I didn’t let my experience hamper my love for babywearing. Truth be told, I went into purchasing my first baby carrier without doing any research.

In February of 2011, my second born entered the picture. At this point I had made the transition to a different carrier. As well as a wrap. The amount of use that my carriers saw was unreal! My little guy suffered from a severe case of GERD and colic for the first 9 months of his life. This meant that he spent a lot of time in my arms being rocked or gently bounced. The baby carrier at the time was my saving grace. It left me with the freedom to cook dinner, clean up around the house and chase after my toddler. Cameron was quite content because he was still able to be close to me, enjoying the cuddles,  warmth and the ability to breastfeed on demand. Who am I kidding?!? I loved all those additional cuddles too, and not being constricted to the couch.

Being that my new bundle is due in just a few months, I have been on the hunt for a new carrier. This was how I came to find the Boba 4G.

Boba 4G

Boba is a Soft Structured Carrier (SSC) that is intended for babies and children between 7-45lbs.

The Boba 4G comes in a compact box, which includes:

  • the Boba carrier,
  • foot straps,
  • integrated infant insert,
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  • instruction manual, and,
  • safety instructions and benefits brochures!

Being just shy of 7 months pregnant, I haven’t had the opportunity to give the Boba 4G a run for it’s money. As much as I would love to, I just don’t feel at this stage in my pregnancy that I would adequately be able to try on the Boba 4G and supply a decent review. For this reason, I have had my husband test out the Boba 4G with my 2.5 year old son.

Boba 4G - Back Carry (2)

Babywearing is nothing new to my husband. He was known to rock the baby carrier quite often when my son was an infant.

My son is now over the maximum weight for the front carry (30lbs max), so we opted to review the Boba 4G using the back carry position. My son found being in the carrier hilarious. He hasn’t been toted around in one for several months now.

The first thing my husband made mention of was that the weight distribution was even. He didn’t feel like he was being weighed down by our son.

The Boba 4G is very easy to put on. We found that my husband needed some assistance getting my son into position, but with practice I’m sure it could be achieved by the user of the carrier.

Boba 4G - Back Carry

The Boba 4G is the perfect baby carrier that is designed to grow with your child. Whether your child is in the infancy stage or entering toddlerhood. There is a carrying position designed to comfortably suit everyone (newborn, front or back)!

Boba offers several innovative features:

The foot straps attached to the waist belt keep older children comfortable while enabling a healthy sitting position. The footstraps not only give tired little legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexed abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets and aligns the spine.

It also features an integrated infant insert, which makes this carrier perfect because it grows with your child providing the comfort the baby/toddler and babywearer deserve. The integrated infant insert, adjusts to the size, age and weight of your baby. You have the ease of making the seat smaller or wider, as well as lifting your infant up within the carrier. When your child is in the carrier you should easily be able to kiss the top of their head. If you can’t you need to adjust their positioning. To learn more about the integrated infant insert I encourage you to check out the following video:

As someone who has always enjoyed breastfeeding her children, but has also struggled with breastfeeding in public. I have to say I immediately fell in  love with the hood feature that comes with the Boba 4G. When breastfeeding, you simply find the perfect position that creates comfort and ease for you and your child. You can do this by easily adjusting the side straps until you reach the perfect position, and securing the hood to the shoulder straps to create more discretion.

My personal favourite feature is the shoulder strap holder. Babywearing and carrying your baby has never been so seamless. You simply affix your bag on your shoulder, and snap the straps into place. You will never have to worry about your purse staying in place while out and about, and running around.

Babywearing has many benefits:

  • It creates confident parents.
  • It’s convenient.
  • It allows you to safely move about with your baby regardless of terrain.
  • It’s healthy for you. Looking for a good workout? Get out for a walk with your little one nestled comfortable against you.
  • It makes it possible to discreetly nurse.
  • It helps you interact and bond with your child.

I cannot wait for my little one to join our family in early March 2014, so that I can make good use of my Boba 4G.

This review wouldn’t be complete without a giveaway. The kind folks at Wallaby Distribution have offered Domesticated Momma readers the opportunity to win a Boba 4G of their own! All you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below, and tell me what you learned about Boba and their great products!

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*This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. The giveaway runs until 12AM EST on January 13, 2014

To learn more about the Boba 4G, you can connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Disclosure: I received a Boba 4G to help facilitate this review. All opinions are those of my own. 

111 Comments on Keep Baby Close in the New Boba 4G Baby Carrier

  1. Sandra
    December 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm (4 years ago)

    I love that they come with the foot rests and the hoods. My old baby carrier has neither!

    Reply
  2. Kelly Baker
    December 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Boba products are all designed to maximize freedom as well as the calming and nurturing effects of keeping your child close.

    Reply
  3. Koryn H
    December 17, 2013 at 8:15 pm (4 years ago)

    The Boba is the lightest baby carrier in the world.

    Reply
  4. Kristy
    December 17, 2013 at 8:16 pm (4 years ago)

    I can’t believe they have child versions of it for baby dolls- how cute!

    Reply
  5. Anne Taylor
    December 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that they can be purchased at New & Green Baby Co. here in Victoria!

    Reply
  6. Melissa
    December 17, 2013 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

    That they have kid versions for their dolls … how adorable!

    Reply
  7. Teri
    December 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Boba Inc has been serving the needs of the babywearing community since 2007

    Reply
  8. Amirah
    December 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that they have been is business since 07 🙂

    Reply
  9. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    December 17, 2013 at 9:14 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that the carriers are available in 4 beautiful patterns and 3 stunning solid color combinations

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  10. danielle t
    December 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm (4 years ago)

    I love that you can get a matching stuff sack. also I think my daughter would love to carry her dolls just like mommy carries the new baby with the mini

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  11. Lisa Marie
    December 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm (4 years ago)

    CHEWING PADS?!?! OOOOOOOOOOO! I need them! I had no idea they were an option. Brilliant. 😀 [That’s what I learned]/

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  12. Heidi C.
    December 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved learning that they have kids’ versions! My girls would love them!

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  13. Dayna Wilson
    December 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that the Boba Air is the lightest carrier in the world.. which, being only 4’11” would be a huge help to me.

    Reply
  14. Jennifer Saarinen
    December 17, 2013 at 11:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that Boba has been serving the needs of the babywearing community since 2007

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  15. Jeannie
    December 18, 2013 at 1:26 am (4 years ago)

    I learned that boba also makes carriers for dolls, which is adorable, especially when the kids wants to be just like mommy/daddy.

    Reply
  16. Elaine Deng
    December 18, 2013 at 3:10 am (4 years ago)

    I learned that they have kiddie versions. Super cute!

    Reply
  17. Erika B
    December 18, 2013 at 7:53 am (4 years ago)

    I learned that they have been distributing in canada since 2007

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  18. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    December 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned they have been around since 2007. Also, they offer a range of carrier to suit different needs.

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  19. Erin Wilson
    December 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve learned that they were around since 2007!

    Reply
  20. Larissa V
    December 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm (4 years ago)

    I love that they have a mini carrier for dolls, so perfect for a little girl trying to be like her momma.

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  21. Brandee H
    December 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm (4 years ago)

    They have been in the business since 2007. Love the great patterns available as well

    Reply
  22. Angela Mitchell
    December 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that they have been around since 2007 and that they carry doll carriers and they are so cute. My daughter would love one!

    Reply
  23. Diane Wilford
    December 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm (4 years ago)

    I have learned that they have been around since 2007.

    Reply
  24. May
    December 18, 2013 at 10:56 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that the products are all designed to maximize your freedom as well as the calming and nurturing effects of keeping your child close to you.

    Reply
  25. Marianne Rozak
    December 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that the Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world.

    Reply
  26. Kimberly
    December 19, 2013 at 12:03 am (4 years ago)

    I learned that they also make a doll sized carrier for little girls. My daughter would love it!

    Reply
  27. Juliee Fitze
    December 19, 2013 at 7:07 am (4 years ago)

    The Boba is the lightest baby carrier in the world, so it will be easier on the body

    Reply
  28. Beth Gallinger
    December 19, 2013 at 8:38 am (4 years ago)

    Boba has a mini doll carrier. Cute!

    Reply
  29. Anita Kaiser
    December 19, 2013 at 8:48 am (4 years ago)

    love that they are very aware of the differences in carriers and give you that handy chart so you can do the comparisons right there. also found where they are sold in my city!

    Reply
  30. Piroska
    December 19, 2013 at 10:43 am (4 years ago)

    I learned that they even have a new teething pad

    Reply
  31. angela m
    December 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that The New
    Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world made of resistant nylon

    Reply
  32. Julie Bolduc
    December 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Boba is the lightest baby carrier in the world.

    Reply
  33. Catherine
    December 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

    I didn’t know that Boba made doll carriers along with their wraps and carriers. Neat!

    Reply
  34. Tanis
    December 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned it’s the lightest baby carrier in the world made of resistant nylon!

    Reply
  35. michelle tremblett
    December 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned they also sell doll carriers, adorable !

    Reply
  36. Melissa D
    December 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm (4 years ago)

    that the Boba Air is the lightest carrier in the world!

    Reply
  37. Mike Gismondi
    December 20, 2013 at 1:38 am (4 years ago)

    The Boba is the lightest baby carrier in the world.

    Reply
  38. cheryl
    December 20, 2013 at 8:46 am (4 years ago)

    they have been around since 2007

    Reply
  39. Kim
    December 20, 2013 at 6:55 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that they also have a Teething Pad accessory! Great idea!

    Reply
  40. Elena S
    December 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that the Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world

    Reply
  41. Lucy
    December 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm (4 years ago)

    The New Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world – it’s ideal for travelers or parents on the go

    Reply
  42. Par
    December 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that they’ve been around since 2007 and the Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world!

    Reply
  43. Miriam Wilton
    December 21, 2013 at 12:36 am (4 years ago)

    it’s the lightest baby carrier in the world! how cool is that?!

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  44. melissa
    December 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s the lightest baby carrier in the world… FABULOUS!

    Reply
  45. Mark
    December 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm (4 years ago)

    Babies love riding in these things!

    Reply
  46. Laurie P
    December 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm (4 years ago)

    I didn’t know about the foot rests…thank you.

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  47. Julie
    December 22, 2013 at 11:14 am (4 years ago)

    Great giveaway. Been baby wearing for 14yrs! Would live a new carrier for baby #6 who is due in June!

    Reply
  48. Sarah Noble
    December 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Made a resistant nylon.

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  49. Betty Spry
    December 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned they are sold in several cities around where I live

    Reply
  50. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    December 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm (4 years ago)

    I learnt that Boba also make the Boba Carrier, Boba Wrap, Boba Air and many other products geared to the babywearing community and Boba Inc has been serving the needs of the babywearing community since 2007.

    Reply
  51. eleanor
    December 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that Wallaby Distribution is the Canadian distributor for Boba porducts. The Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier.

    Reply
  52. Ira
    December 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm (4 years ago)

    They have a very impressive list of color choices.

    Reply
  53. Leah
    December 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world made of resistant nylon

    Reply
  54. Josie
    December 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned it is the lightest baby carier in the world

    Reply
  55. Maegan Morin
    December 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that I can buy them at Belly Button Baby in my city!

    Reply
  56. Gillian Morgan
    December 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that Boba are the lightest baby carrier.

    Reply
  57. Bev
    December 24, 2013 at 12:14 am (4 years ago)

    Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world made of resistant nylon.

    Reply
  58. Rekha
    December 24, 2013 at 9:10 am (4 years ago)

    That the boba air is the lightest baby carrier in the world! I’m going to have to remember this when it’s time to register… baby wearing is something I’d like to try.

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  59. marlene smith
    December 24, 2013 at 11:39 am (4 years ago)

    i like the security and the function and that it’s the lightest baby carrier that i have seen in awhile and it’s nylon resistant and you’ve been around since 2007 so i’m very impressed with this product

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  60. Kimberley O
    December 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned they have a child version for dolls!

    Reply
  61. Melissa Avey
    December 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm (4 years ago)

    It’;s the lightest carrier!

    Reply
  62. KD
    December 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that Boba was founded in 2007.

    Reply
  63. downey kathy
    December 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm (4 years ago)

    serving the needs of the community since 2007 for babywear

    Reply
  64. Camille
    December 27, 2013 at 8:00 am (4 years ago)

    That they have kid versions for their dolls

    Reply
  65. natasha severson
    December 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm (4 years ago)

    theyve been running since 2007! thats awesome!

    Reply
  66. ron
    December 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s the lightest on the market.

    Reply
  67. Jill McDowell
    December 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Boba is the lightest baby carrier in the world

    Reply
  68. Jennifer
    December 29, 2013 at 10:42 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that it’s the lightest baby carrier in the world!

    Reply
  69. Choo Choo
    December 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

    That it is the lightest baby carrier in the world, how neat.

    Reply
  70. Emily Linton
    December 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the Boba Teething Pads – it’s a nice way for the baby to chew on something without getting wrecked!

    Reply
  71. Michelle
    January 1, 2014 at 2:05 am (4 years ago)

    I love the integrated insert! Would be great for my current and future babes!

    Reply
  72. Xing
    January 2, 2014 at 7:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Boba Inc has been serving the needs of the babywearing community since 2007.

    Reply
  73. Burcu
    January 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that it is lightest baby carrier in the world.

    Reply
  74. Sarah forrester
    January 3, 2014 at 1:37 am (4 years ago)

    products are all designed to maximize your freedom as well as the calming and nurturing effects .

    Reply
  75. Elizabeth Hunter
    January 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm (4 years ago)

    lightest carrier!! and Canadian too

    Reply
  76. Rene
    January 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that the Boba Air is good to 45lbs!! That’s huge!

    Reply
  77. Tannis W
    January 5, 2014 at 1:25 am (4 years ago)

    I learned that Boba has been in business since 2007.

    Reply
  78. Tracey
    January 5, 2014 at 2:43 am (4 years ago)

    I didn’t know they have The Boba Mini, designed for children to carrying their dolls and toys.

    Reply
  79. Diana Z
    January 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned they have been in business since 2007.

    Reply
  80. darci
    January 6, 2014 at 12:17 am (4 years ago)

    It is the lightest baby carrier in the world!

    Reply
  81. Katy Emanuel
    January 6, 2014 at 3:00 am (4 years ago)

    I learned that Boba has been around since 2007

    Reply
  82. Darlene Ysaguirre
    January 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm (4 years ago)

    The Company was established in 2007.

    Reply
  83. Sarah
    January 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the foot rest idea. Genius!! I also love that it’s super light!

    Reply
  84. angie
    January 6, 2014 at 11:09 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that they have been around since 2007.

    Reply
  85. Loryn
    January 7, 2014 at 1:47 am (4 years ago)

    I love the footrests! Great learning point.

    Reply
  86. Tara E
    January 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm (4 years ago)

    learned the Boba Air is good to 45lbs

    Reply
  87. Athena
    January 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm (4 years ago)

    They’ve been in business since 2007

    Reply
  88. Lillian
    January 7, 2014 at 11:36 pm (4 years ago)

    Loved that this carrier grows with the baby! So many options and functions.

    Reply
  89. Lillian
    January 7, 2014 at 11:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Loved that the carrier grows with the child and can go up to 45 lbs.

    Reply
  90. Natalie Lam
    January 8, 2014 at 4:08 am (4 years ago)

    I learnt that baby wearing can be comfortable too, and I totally love the new infant insert.

    Reply
  91. SueSueper
    January 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm (4 years ago)

    I have learnt they have been around since 2007

    Reply
  92. Alexa Nernberg
    January 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi, I learned that Wallaby Distribution is very proud to be the Canadian distributors for Boba Inc. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

    Reply
  93. Nicky
    January 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm (4 years ago)

    that they make doll sized carriers!

    Reply
  94. Tanya Nix
    January 9, 2014 at 2:07 am (4 years ago)

    I learned that Boba makes mini carriers for kids to carry their dolls! So cute!

    Reply
  95. Janie
    January 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Expecting my 6th grandson in May and heard so much about the 4G Baby Carrier, I think would be a great accessary for him to have.

    Reply
  96. Bailey Dexter
    January 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm (4 years ago)

    One thing that I did learn at the site was, The Boba Wrap and Boba 3G baby carrier offer you the ability to maintain an active lifestyle. PREFECT for new mom’s!

    Reply
  97. Sherry k
    January 10, 2014 at 11:23 am (4 years ago)

    The New Boba Air is the lightest baby carrier in the world, and perfect for travelling, well, perfect for anytime.

    Reply
  98. Christy Martin
    January 11, 2014 at 10:10 am (4 years ago)

    I learned, that currently Boba carriers are the lightest in the world.

    Reply
  99. Delacey
    January 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that Boba has a teething pad accessory. How useful!

    Reply
  100. Viv Sluys
    January 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I learned that they have been around since 2007 with the goal to meet customers needs of security and function in baby carriers. The Boba air is the lightest baby carrier in the world!

    Reply
  101. Judy Hunting
    January 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Lightest Baby carrier

    Reply
  102. Cheyenne P
    January 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm (4 years ago)

    I wasn’t aware that the body of carrier rises 2-3″ higher than other brands

    Reply
  103. adina
    January 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm (4 years ago)

    they have been around since ’07

    Reply
  104. Winnie B
    January 12, 2014 at 12:04 am (4 years ago)

    They have kids size carrier so cute!

    Reply
  105. Karine
    January 12, 2014 at 10:27 am (4 years ago)

    They started in 2007

    Reply
  106. Wendy hutton
    January 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm (4 years ago)

    its lightest baby carrier in the world

    Reply

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