Boba / Sleepy Wrap Baby Wearing Giveaway (CLOSED 10/27)
I bought my sleepy wrap almost 3 years ago, before my son was born. My daughter (now 6 1/2) wanted to be held all the time as an infant, and I knew that if the new baby was the same way (he was!) I was going to be in trouble. I had a “crotch dangler” carrier that I received as a gift, but it was far too painful on my shoulders and back to wear her for more than a few minutes, even when she was teeny tiny. Of course, I know better now!!
I talked about the Sleepy Wrap a good bit on my baby wearing post on A Nation of Moms last year, and I also got to do a Boba Baby Carrier review shortly before that!
Long story short, the Sleepy Wrap is now the Boba Wrap. It’s the same great wrap that works for preemies-18 months and up to 35 pounds, but now it has a new name to fit in with the Boba Family.
The Boba Baby Wrap is a long piece of stretchy fabric that you wrap and tie snugly around yourself. Since it has a bit of stretch to it, there’s no need to figure out how much room to leave for baby, or re-tie after you wear it for a while. There aren’t any buckles or straps to figure out, and I could wear my son pretty much indefinitely without any pain, since the weight was evenly distributed on my body.
While I totally get the name change, it will always be a Sleepy Wrap to me, since it’s like a tranquilizer for babies!!
I promise I will get better pictures of the new baby in the wrap! 🙂
Here’s a video I made of me tying the wrap (in hindsight I should not have worn a black shirt w/the black wrap, sorry!)
Though taking it out of the package the first time was a little intimidating, it only took a few practice tries to become a pro at tying it. I loved that I could tie it before we went somewhere & just wear it in the car, ready to wear my son when we got to our destination.
Tying it is so easy a
caveman can do it. My husband quickly figured it out, though sometimes he needed a little help putting it on without twisting it (not sure why he had trouble with that, I think it’s easy to do it without having twisting issues!)
The wrap was an absolute life saver for me, and I’m looking forward to using it again with baby #3. It’s one of those things that I think every new mom should have, after the obvious things like diapers of course! The Boba wrap is available in 12 colors, and retails for $48.
Not only is the product amazing, but Boba’s customer service is excellent too. The wrap came with all the instructions I needed, but you can also view instructions online. They are commited to babywearing safety and stand behind every product they sell.
Find Boba on Twitter, Boba on Facebook and read Boba’s blog. Be sure to check out Boba Family’s YouTube channel for videos, including a demo of how to nurse in the wrap!
Giveaway: Boba Family is offering one of my readers a Boba Wrap in his/her choice of color (ARV $48) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.