May 10 2012
The Boba Baby Wrap is a baby wrap recommended uses for newborn to ~18 months). It can be used in a variety of carrying positions on the front as well as to support the head and fits to the size of the baby and mom.
- This wrap is snuggly and wraps around baby to cradle at all angles. There is little between mom and baby allowing for warmth to be passed.
- The material is soft, gentle and forgiving.
- The wrap can be used for a variety of positions
- The wrap is easy to take for travel.
Who would benefit most:
- New parents wanting a nice snuggle with baby.
- Parents/Caregivers that plan to babywear the first year.
- Parents/ Caregivers with fussy babies.
- Parents/Caregivers who can take a little time to learn the basic wrap.
- Parents/Caregivers who live in a climate that is mild.
Tips for parents with children that have special needs:
- Would work well with infants and small children that need to be held and crave or require deep pressure or texture issues.
- Would provide a child that needs to work on strengthening respiratory muscles a possible gentle adjustable option.
- Parents that have been prescribed a hip brace may be able to use this with the proper positioning (see below).
- Parents/Caregivers that need to have their child stretch slightly tight abductor muscles (inner legs) and are able to do so with a gentle stretch.
Examples on How to Use in Therapy:
This is wonderful for a younger typical developing infant and infants needing kangaroo care. The material is very stretchy (compared to the Moby wrap which feels to me like a stretchy t-shirt). This was a benefit to me as I think it really made my daughter feel cradled and snuggled. It was often my go-to resort when she would not fall asleep. I do notice many people out there using the carrier without proper positioning in the legs so I put some pictures below on how to properly position for frog leg position.
Here is the proper positioning for the legs below for frog or abducted position. Baby’s legs should be flexed or bent to about 90 degrees with each panel tucked under each thigh. Then the top panel is folded over the first layer.