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.
@DoulaCamilaPuertaThank you for asking! Our distributor in Spain might have this translated already, I will ask! Can you please email me at bethanybobafamily.com?
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
@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/
11 months, 1 week ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
@Lau Babywearing Absolutely! As long as you credit Elizabeth and Boba, thank you!
1 year, 4 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
@EveKnight That's ok! Those are required!
1 year, 6 months ago on Boba Vest Baby Carrier Cover Has Arrived!
@Enon Thank you for your comment. We sincerely appreciate your comments and will take note of that for future articles!
1 year, 7 months 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.
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!
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!
@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!
1 year, 8 months 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!
1 year, 8 months ago on Kangaroo Care: Powerful and Effective Care for Your Preemie
@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/
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.
@jeninejessica Congrats! You are the winner of our International Babywearing Week Giveaway! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping address and color preference! Thank you for participating!
1 year, 10 months ago on Boba International Babywearing Week Giveaway
@Reginald A I'm very sorry to hear about that - are you referring to Boba or the Northeast Sling Lending Library?
1 year, 11 months ago on How to Start a Babywearing Lending Library
@Adossey Congratulations! You are the winner, please email me at email@example.com!!!
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@ThomasinaArcher I actually have no clue why it has 5pts, but it does show up for yours. And it does not mean anything, thanks for checking though!
@CrunchyConMom Working now! May need to clear your cache.
@CrunchyConMom It was working for us earlier, thanks for letting us know. Fixing it now!!!
@Garrettgarrett5 Hi! Please note you do need to submit a video to be entered to win! Thank you! -Bethany
2 years, 2 months ago on Get the Diaper Dude Boba Carrier 3G for Father’s Day (Plus a Giveaway)
@CaraSidesMilton Thanks Cara! If you'd like to be entered to win, please submit a video! Thank you! -Bethany
@AmandaJudd Thank you Amanda! If you would like to be entered to win, please submit a video! -Bethany
@jessbradford02 Please note you do need to submit a video to be entered to win! Thank you! -Bethany
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@RachelNarwold Hi Rachel! If you don't see this answer soon on the blog, I would suggest contacting one of these families directly. This family is from: www.walkslowlylivewildly.com. Please let us know if you have any other questions! -Bethany
2 years, 2 months ago on Traveling Family Spotlight: Walk Slowly Live Wildly
@kmstrs1 Thank you for your feedback! We certainly aren't here to judge other parents! We were hoping this article would be informative and interesting for our readers. I'm sorry to hear that this post made you feel that way, as that was not our intention.
2 years, 7 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
@Nicolay Kreidler Thank you for your comment! Permanent press finishes are only applied to wrinkle free garments, like "no iron slacks." Formaldehyde presses are not used in the baby industry. None of the cotton used to make either our wrap or carrier is ever permanent pressed. All of our cotton is free of formaldehyde. Hope that helps clarify some things Nicolay!
2 years, 7 months ago on Why Choose an Organic Cotton Baby Carrier?
@Mama2ThreeGirls Too funny! Let us know if you try that response some time :)
2 years, 7 months ago on Five Fun Responses to Critical Parenting Questions
@Nich0le You're very welcome! We're happy to hear that this video has helped. Please feel free to contact us should you have any difficulty nursing in the Boba!
2 years, 7 months ago on Breastfeeding In a Baby Carrier is Easy and Discreet
@MongolishMama You are very welcome! Thank you so much for reading! Wonderful to hear a response straight from Mongolia, thank you for sharing your experience!
2 years, 8 months ago on The Movie Babies: Parenting and Playfulness
Love hearing all of these family traditions! Thank you everyone for sharing!
2 years, 8 months ago on Happy Holidays! Win a Boba!
@KristinHeather Fun Kristin! Do you go and chop your own one down? That was one of my favorite memories, going with my aunt and uncle to chop their tree down! My mom always had a potted tree, so I only went once!
@MyBoysOfSummer What a fun/creative idea! Thanks for sharing!
@myAntNee What a beautiful family tradition!! Thank you so very much for sharing!
@LauLau81 You are so very welcome! Glad we could help :)
2 years, 8 months ago on Finding the Perfect Babywearing Coat or Baby Carrier Cover
@fergusonsarah Wonderful! Please let us know how you like it!
@MalloryMorganStanford Thanks for reading Mallory! Glad to hear you are a babywearer!
2 years, 8 months ago on How Your Baby’s Body is Adapted to Being Carried
@WendyBirdseyePavlus Thanks for clarifying Wendy :)
@egormanbc We won't be offering the sale on our website, but all of the retailers at the end of this list are online and will be discounting our products up to 20% off. Please let us know if you need any help finding the right retailer for you!
2 years, 9 months ago on Black Friday Sale: Retailers Discount Boba Baby Carriers and Baby Wraps
@Health and Wellness Products and Services We agree with you - so many bloggers out there don't get the recognition they deserve. Thanks for commenting!
2 years, 9 months ago on Five Mom Bloggers You Might Not Know About
@mrsfuzzy2424 Yes some of these retailers do have the Boba Pack in stock and they will be discounted as well. If there is a store in your area, I recommend contacting them to see what they have in stock.
You are welcome, Kimimela! Thanks for sharing it!
2 years, 10 months ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
@GenevieveAnneWhite You are so very welcome Genevieve! We're glad this was informational for you! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions on the topic!
2 years, 10 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out