The Boba Air is one of the compact and convenient baby carriers I’ve ever seen!
It has an age range of 7kgs – 20kgs (approximately 3 months to 3+ years), it offers two carry positions – inward facing and a back carry – has a built in storage bag and has the very easy use, typical, soft structured carry design. With some key differences.
Boba Air Ultra Key Features
- Age Range 7kgs to 20kgs
- 2 Carry Position – Front inward facing and Back Carry
- Zips up into built in storage bag
- Sewn in Hood
- Quick to wash and dry.
- Made from 100% Nylon.
- Simple design that’s easy to use.
- Perfect for travel, camping, beach trips.
Boba Air – Perfect For A Day At The Beach
My very first thought when I popped the Boba Air out of it’s built-in storage bag was this is the PERFECT baby carrier for trips to the beach. People ask me all the time to recommend a pram for the beach and whenever possible I strongly encourage people to use a baby carrier for the day at the beach because in my opinion sand and prams don’t mix.
So now the Boba Air is my go-to solution for parents asking about taking their baby or toddler to the beach. The main reason the Boba Air is perfect for the beach is the Nylon fabric is essentially waterproof. So it’s isn’t going to get soaking wet when you’re carrying your baby back to the car after a swim. AND the sand will just brush off it, rather than getting stuck into the fibres as it does on typical fabric carriers.
On top of that, the super compact design means it could be packed in your beach bag if your toddler or preschooler is able to walk down to the beach, but might need to be carried back up after a big day. So you can get your little one back to the car and have your hands free to carry your beach gear.
Compact Stroller of Baby Carriers
My next thought was that the Boba Air is basically the “Travel Stroller” of baby carriers.
It’s not necessarily your everyday baby carrier, it’s probably not your only baby carrier, but it’s like a stroller in that it’s super compact, light, and convenient. You could keep your Boba Air in your handbag or nappy bag, in much the same way you’d keep a stroller in the car, so it’s on hand whenever you need it.
Also, like a compact stroller, Boba Air is also the baby carrier you’d take on a holiday or camping trip, because it’ll take up no room in your luggage. With the added bonus that it is super easy to keep clean! You don’t want to have to wash – and dry – a carrier while travelling or camping.
Not Your Everyday Baby Carrier
Aside from beach trips, travel and camping the Boba Air would be super convenient to keep in your handbag or nappy bag for the following scenarios:
- Baby is fussing in the pram, you can just pull out the Boba Air so you don’t have to juggle carrying Baby in your arms while pushing the pram.
- Your toddler insists they can walk to the park, but you know you’ll get 100 metres from home and their legs get tired.
- Any other scenario where you might need an “Emergency” baby carrier.
Things to consider
I will say the Boba Air isn’t the baby carrier I’d recommend as your all day, every day, baby carrier. Because of it’s super squishy, compact design it doesn’t really have a lot of structure or support. The overall design does help evenly distribute their weight across your body but without a structured waistband I did feel like the waistband was digging in at my sides with the waistband positioned anywhere above my hips. Though the waistband does seem to spread out better when worn on your hips or while back carrying. So at least you do get more evenly distributed support from the waistband the bigger your toddler is.
So I’ll say it again – the Boba Air is your travel stroller. You wouldn’t expect your travel stroller to perform like your full sized everyday pram.
In Conclusion While the Boba Air isn’t for everyone or for everyday, I think it’s an absolute game changer for the scenarios mentioned above.
However, if you’re looking for a carrier with more structure, more support, more comfortable for everyday babywearing I’d recommend the Boba X carrier instead.