Boba Air

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Momma Leah's picture
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Boba Air

Does anyone have one? I am interested in it and wondered how "cool" it would be for summer use? I know none of them are going to be cool, but I would like something that might a little more comfortable in 95*+ and high humidity...

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I think we are going to try this in white. It looks extremely light for hot weather.

Black Breeze Baby Wrap | Baby K'tan Baby Carrier

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I love my original Boba, and I've heard good things about the Boba Air - but only for short periods. Because it has virtually no padding, it probably wouldn't feel too great if you were wearing it for hours on end. It's a great, compact option to throw into your diaper bag.

Apparently the Ergo Sport is more breathable. I'll be using a stretchy bamboo wrap, and also looking for a breathable woven. Try something in a cotton gauze!

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I have never even heard of it! I will just keep on using my ergo... definitely without the infant insert though. I just tuck em up in there without their legs sticking out for the first couple months (fetal position) and they are fine! I guess it depends on where you are going to use the carrier. If you do a lot of day trips outdoors, it may very well be worth the investment (like several hours at the zoo or something). Hummmm, now I need to look up what this carrier actually is!! Smile

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Oh yeah, looks nice. The one I looked at on amazon only comes in black or blue though. YOu definitely wouldn't want black! I wish I had known about that a few years back when I was looking for something I could wear in the water. When my third dd was born (and we lived in MI) I took my older two to the beach quite a bit in the summer. I was looking for a carrier that I could wade into the water with where the babies bottom (and the carrier bottom) could get wet. I never was able to find what I wanted, but I think this would have worked well.

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Another option (waterproof too!) would be a mesh ring sling. Great for the beach!

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"pollo_la" wrote:

Oh yeah, looks nice. The one I looked at on amazon only comes in black or blue though. YOu definitely wouldn't want black! I wish I had known about that a few years back when I was looking for something I could wear in the water. When my third dd was born (and we lived in MI) I took my older two to the beach quite a bit in the summer. I was looking for a carrier that I could wade into the water with where the babies bottom (and the carrier bottom) could get wet. I never was able to find what I wanted, but I think this would have worked well.

On Boba's website, they offer it in white. Which I'm sure would be much better!

I don't necessarily want anything to wear in the water. It just gets so hot and humid here! I have been looking at wraps and carriers for months now and I just can't decide. I don't want to get something I won't be happy with, carriers aren't exactly cheap!

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I have heard great things about the baby k'tan breeze. I think I am going to order one. I have a Maya wrap but the material feels to hot.

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For those of you with a stretchy wrap, do you find them very hot? I've never used one. My aunt wanted to buy something for the baby, so she is going to buy me a carrier of some sort. I am just trying to make up my mind!

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*lurk* Stretchy wraps have their place, but they are pretty warm and don't work for very long. There's a babywearing board on this site that isn't super active anymore but has TONS of info and opinions on each type of wrap that might help you make up your mind... Smile

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"cactuswren" wrote:

*lurk* Stretchy wraps have their place, but they are pretty warm and don't work for very long. There's a babywearing board on this site that isn't super active anymore but has TONS of info and opinions on each type of wrap that might help you make up your mind... Smile

Thanks for the info! I have decided on a woven gauze. I hope I like it! I'm sure it will take a few tries to get the technique down. I am excited about it!

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Ooooh, a woven gauze will be awesome! Good choice!

I can't wait for my first woven to arrive!

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I'm way late on this but I have a moby (is that considered a stretchy wrap?) and it is brutally hot AND heavy. I like the way it works but rarely use it because of that.

I've heard great things about woven gauze! Hope you love it!