This is the term coined when a mother holds or wraps her premature baby skin to skin on her chest. Instead of constant care in an incubator more and more doctors are encouraging mothers to wear their tiny infants (such as in the Boba Baby Wrap Upright Newborn/Infant Hold). These babies thrive with access to food, warmth and the familiar environment of the womb. For more info check out our Kangaroo Mother Care page.
My husband and I are both tall. Will the baby wrap fit us?
The Boba Baby Wrap is 5.5 yards long. It allows adults of all sizes to use it. If it seems that you have a little less fabric, it is safe and appropriate to tie the knot behind your back. If you have enough fabric, you may bring it around the front and tie it on the side.
How do I wear the Boba Baby Wrap in the winter?
If your coat is big enough you can wear your baby under your coat. You will keep each other warm. Usually all that is necessary are some booties and a hat for your baby. A scarf for your self is a nice addition, especially if you will be nursing outside. For more information on breastfeeding in the Boba Baby Wrap please visit our Nursing page. You may also wear your baby over your coat and dress your baby in a snowsuit or a full body fleece if you wish.
I need a baby carrier that I can nurse in and that is not too complicated to adjust. Do I have to retie the wrap to position my baby at the breast?
You do not need to retie the Boba Baby Wrap in order to nurse in it. Many carriers claim that it is “possible” to discretely nurse. Pulling it off with grace is sometimes another thing. This is where the Boba Baby Wrap is different, thanks to the fabric. The fabric of the Boba Baby Wrap has enough give that you can easily position your baby and completely cover your baby’s head and your chest without it being too tight and awkward. You really do not need to loosen and retie the wrap in order to nurse your baby. This really helps when your little one simply wants to nurse, and does not feel like waiting for you to adjust anything or finagle around. To learn more about nursing in a Boba Baby Wrap please visit our Nursing page.
What is the thickness of the Boba Baby Wrap? Will it be too hot to wear in the summer? How does it compare to other wraps, both stretchy and woven regarding the heat?
The Boba Baby Wrap is a higher quality fabric that is denser than the other cotton stretchy wraps on the market (i.e. the Moby or the CuddlyWrap). With the greater density comes the benefits of durability, extra support, and security. On the other hand, there is the factor of added warmth. It is 95% cotton so it is breathable and not as hot as a thick woven wrap (like a Storchenweige). I wasn’t deterred from using it in the hot desert in Egypt on a camel safari. There are many happy mothers all over the world who are wearing their babies in the summer with no problem.
My baby seems to be sinking down when I am walking – Am I tying it right, or do I just need to tie it tighter?
Remember when tying the Boba Baby Wrap it is not necessary to leave any extra room in order for your baby to fit inside. The wrap should be tied tight. There should be no bulges or wrinkles and there should be no part of the wrap that is loose or hanging from your body. If anything, when pulled away from you the material should actually bounce back against your body. It obviously shouldn’t be tied so tight that it is uncomfortable or that you can feel pressure anywhere. Aside from tying it tight, it helps enormously for the fabric (the “x” that is created with the wrap) to be pulled to the back of your little one’s knees. With a wider base it helps to keep your baby in place and better support your baby’s entire back, bottom, and legs. When the wrap is snug against your body and the fabric is pulled to the back of your baby’s legs, your baby will be carried high on your chest and will be more comfortable for the both of you.
Another thing that you can do, especially when you are carrying a heavier baby is to be sure that you cross the wrap high on your chest. In step 5 of the basic tie, when you cross the two pieces of fabric to create the “x” that your baby is supported in, the pieces should cross each other above your sternum (where your ribs meet). Basically the higher the “x” is, the higher your baby will be carried. Some moms have written in that it helps to untie the wrap and actually tie the knot under your baby’s bottom for additional support. You should be able to climb a mountain without your baby sagging. Please visit our page for more information.
Why does the Boba Baby Wrap cost only $48? Is the material of a lesser quality than other wraps?
You can rest assured that the material we use to make Boba Baby Wrap is in most cases double the cost of comparable baby wrap knit fabrics on the market. We at Boba Baby Wrap strongly believe that ALL women, regardless of their financial situation, should be able to wear their baby in a baby carrier that is both durable and safe. We keep quality high and prices low, to make this possible.
What is the difference between Classic and Organic?
The main difference between the Classic and Organic collections for both the wrap and the carrier is the cotton in the fabric. The cotton used in all of our Organic products is 100% Organic Cotton. The Organic Boba Wrap still contains the 5% spandex as the Classic Boba Wrap does, however the 95% Cotton is 100% Organic. The only other difference for the Boba Carrier is that the Boba Organic Carrier is made in the United States whereas the Boba Classic Carrier is made in China.
What is the status of my order?
All orders that we receive before 5pm EST are shipped out the very same day. If we receive an order after 5pm EST, it will be shipped the following business day. We do send out confirmation emails as well as shipping notifications, however sometimes our emails do end up in the Spam folder. If you have not received any confirmations from us, please do check your Spam folder. If you are an international customer curious about your order’s whereabouts, international orders typically take 10-15 business days, however we have seen delays due to Customs.
What is the weight limit/age recommendation for the Boba Wrap and for the Boba Carrier?
There are technically no weight restrictions for the Boba Wrap. It has been tested at 45 pounds and showed no signs of stress or overuse. It is ideal for the first year of life, but you may use it as long as you and your baby are comfortable. The Boba Carrier is made for babies 7lbs – 45lbs. It is not designed for premature babies.