We make two types of baby carriers - a wrap style carrier as well as a soft structured carrier. In addition, we make a travel bag that is a fully functional diaper bag.
@TorillPublicover We do agree that strollers facing towards the parents are better. We reference that in this article: http://www.bobafamily.com/research/exterogestation-and-the-need-to-be-held/
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
@Lau Babywearing Absolutely! As long as you credit Elizabeth and Boba, thank you!
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@EveKnight That's ok! Those are required!
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@Enon Thank you for your comment. We sincerely appreciate your comments and will take note of that for future articles!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
@trome Thank you for the question! There are co-sleepers that you can attach to the bed, however we cannot make the decision as to what is best for your family. This article will give you some guidelines to help choose the best sleeping arrangement for your family.
@LottieB Hi Lottie! The Boba Carrier 3G would be better suited for hot temps (as opposed to the wrap). We suggesting taking all normal hot weather precautions into account: shade as much as possible, sunscreen, hat, even an umbrella if necessary. Also, a lot of parents in warmer climates typically just put their child in a diaper or in a light onesie and then in the carrier. I would also suggest that they clothing you wear be lightweight.
Hi Kat! Thank you for the comment. At the time that this article was written, these were the photos available to us. The child's posture will not be affected based on a man or woman wearing the child.
Hi Taylor! We here at Boba don't know about that hanging crib specifically, so we can't advise on that, I apologize for the inconvenience.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
Hi Amber! We would recommend this article by Dr James Mckenna, mother/infant sleep specialist at Notre Dame. Though babies physiologically and psychologically demand proximity (where the norm is ventral to ventral or tummy to tummy) we can't suggest a particular sleeping position that'll be sure to work with your family. This article will give you some guidelines to help choose the best sleeping arrangement for your family.
These PowerPoint presentations are really easy to scroll through with photos and short captions. They are fun and incredibly informative. Should answer any questions on safety and optimal positioning and the flaws of the back to sleep campaign.
Hope that helps!
11 months ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
Hi Laura - thank you for your comment. I believe at the time that this article was written, we were limited on the photos that we had available. Perhaps it is time for an update - we appreciate the feedback!
11 months, 1 week ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
@JessicaGregory Thank you for your question! We make the Boba Carrier 3G as well as the Boba Wrap. Both are suitable for newborns. The wrap is great for newborns as it really forms around your child : http://store.bobafamily.com/baby-wrap/. The Boba Carrier 3G is also great for newborns and can easily be adapted to carry a newborn without having to purchase an infant insert: http://store.bobafamily.com//baby-carrier/.
Thank you for your comment - we do appreciate it. However, here at Boba we do accept all forms of feedback and criticism. Thanks again!
Thank you for your comment. I apologize if this article offended you in some way. The author is actually not a therapist, but a mom and the founder of our company.
@pompom Thank you for the great comment! "Baby shoplifting" - haven't heard that one before LOL!
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
@AmandaWest1 Hi Amanda - this is so wonderful to hear. I'm happy that your little girl is doing so well - thank you for sharing your story with us!
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@Danielle89 Though the American academy of pediatrics would not say so, The Academy of Breast Feeding Medicine, the USA Breast Feeding Committee, the Breast Feeding section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, La Leche League International, UNICEF and WHO are all prestigious organizations that promote bed sharing.
In this easy to scroll through PowerPoint presentation, ironically by Richard Ferber (the pioneer of sleep training who has since changed his mind), http://cosleeping.nd.edu/assets/46497/western_constraints_on_the_fairest_love.pdf he states, "Ventral-Ventral mother-infant contact is biologically normative, as is the co- sleeping micro-environment"
So yes, you are going along with the demands of human infant biology, and sharing sleep with your little one.
This article that I wrote also deals with how interconnected physiologically mother and infant remain through the second nine months after birth. http://www.bobafamily.com/research/exterogestation-and-the-need-to-be-held/
One of my favorites is a reprint of Mothering Magazine's, "who wants to sleep alone?"
If you're still interested in the science backing all of this up, Here is a pretty extensive list of scientifically based articles by Dr James McKenna,a professor who has devoted his life to showing the benefits of mother and infant cosleeping: http://cosleeping.nd.edu/
1 year ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
Hi KK, thank you for your question! We do have two pictures of fathers in this post - and please note that these pictures are what we had available at the time of writing the post. Seven of the pictures using a carrier are our own pictures and unfortunately we do not have many photos (I'm actually not sure if we have any) of grandparents babywearing. We definitely understand that others can nurture an infant.
Hi Britt. Thank you for your comment. Doing what makes your baby happy is the most important thing. All of this information is for your consideration, and you will see as we note in this post: http://www.bobafamily.com/blog/2011/10/11/nine-reasons-not-to-carry-your-baby-facing-out/, we are not saying you are being a bad mother, or being cruel, but just that facing in is more of an ideal position. Facing in definitely does not work for every child.
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@Reginald A I'm very sorry to hear about that - are you referring to Boba or the Northeast Sling Lending Library?
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