BOBA sets new definition to Baby Wraps

8 Feb

Shopping with Boba Wrap front

As I was growing up as a young girl, I was very fortunate to have the elders to share with me their ‘beauty’ secrets. My arwah Mak Long (late aunt) was Miss Temerloh in the 1940s and she would remind me during her visits to practice a few rituals and not to share with others unless they are your sisters or daughters. This is one of the ways the Eastern society pass down the Old Folks’ Tale. One of her many pantangΒ (don’t-s) is Beautiful Girls or Women do not carry heavy loads. Her main reasons were it was bad for our posture and certainly bad for your uterus. Carrying heavy loads for a long period of time will effect the internal position of your uterus. You may choose to believe it or not but the position of your uterus affects the family ‘happiness’.

Of course when I was a teenager, I did not pay much attention to that pantang. It was quite difficult to follow as I was in the cheerleading squad until I injured my back. The back injury got worse when I was active playing other sports. My housemates would remember those moments when the injury got unbearable. It was one of the reasons why I still practice Yoga and visit the chiropractor every 2 years or so for ‘maintenance job’. Hence, I try not to carry my kids for a long period of time too. I’m glad that my husband understands my situation too.

As an active and mobile mother, I take my kids out alone (without husband or helper) every now and then. Car seat and baby carrier are a must in the car. Next is my favorite Graco Travel System stroller which is sturdy, fits baby bag and shopping bags, cup holders and easy to flip it open/close. Most of my baby products must be one-hand-friendly. It was not until now that I find that a baby wrap or carrier is a must whenever I take my kids out together. My younger daughter simply refuse staying in her stroller for Β a long time and would cry for as long as 15 minutes until I carry her out. It gets more challenging when my 3 year-old son needs to go to the toilet at the same time. Have you experienced the same situation?

We never bought our own baby wrap or carrier. We are blessed to have many dear friends who presented to us as baby gifts. One of it was a ring-sling type. It was a beautiful plain navy blue. I used it for a while but my helper uses it daily now. It was simply because of the baby weight is skewed to one side only. I found it a little bit difficult to adjust but once I get used to it, the baby feels snug and cozy. Then we got a Century baby carrier. Again I found it a little bit of a hassle to put it on and adjust it. It gets more troublesome especially when the carrier is set to my ‘body configuration’ and then it was my husband’s turn to use it to carry our baby. You get the picture?

Shopping with Boba Wrap back

Recently another kind friend of mine presented to us not one but two baby wraps and a baby carrier! It was not just any other baby wrap or carrier BUT it was BOBA! (click here for Boba International) How cool is that? For this post, I shall focus on Boba Wrap only because there are so many things to say about it. Firstly, Boba wrap is so comfortable and you feel like wearing it all the time thanks to the materials used which are cotton and spandex. It is like wearing your t-shirt and I could assure you that once you try it, you would want to have other colors as well. No wonder my friend got me the Grey Boba Wrap and a Blue Boba Wrap (God bless her and her family!) Another reason to love Boba Wrap is your baby weight is distributed evenly therefore you don’t really feel like carrying your baby, just like when you were pregnant. It is so snug and neat, your baby would definitely love it as much as you do. I know that my baby does and I do too. Besides the safety leaflet, a Wrap bag, the Boba Wrap comes with a very helpful instruction booklet with colorful pictures. If you have experienced trying to figure out how to use a ring-sling baby carrier, you would appreciate this instruction booklet. It explains clearly on how to put on the Boba Wrap, how to secure the newborn (weighs up to 5kg) and how to secure infants up to 16 kgs.

Some things to consider before getting your own Boba Wrap.

1. By using a wrap, your baby can only face you and cannot face forward nor ride on the back as compared to a carrier.

2. You have to tie the wrap tightly to your body so that your baby does not sag down as you walk after 5 minutes.

3. It is advised that you wear the Boba Wrap in the car before you get out as the wrap is a long piece of cloth and might sweep the floor as you are putting in on.

Conclusion, I’m in love with Boba Wrap. As the tagline goes ‘Freedom Together’, it does give me the freedom to do more things together with my baby. I have both my hands when I go out with my kids now: one to hold my older son’s hand and the other to carry my shopping bag. It is easier to take my son to public toilets too. If you suffer from backache and yet want to carry your baby, you would certainly appreciate Boba Wrap. Since Happy Hippie Avenue IS about inspiring in simple ways, I would like to share my happiness with my readers out there in the simplest form. I have decided to give away my 2nd Boba Wrap (blue) to a lucky reader.

This contest has closed on 17 April after more than 1000 hits. Thank you readers and Congratulations to Denise!

Click here fore Boba Carrier.

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19 Responses to “BOBA sets new definition to Baby Wraps”

  1. Denise April 13, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Hi Kureen,
    Thanks for your share on this wonderful discovery. I’ve been asking all my mommy friends for their recommendations of a good wrap or carrier and they have directed me to this blog. I’m currently expecting baby no. 2 and started doing my research on carriers and wraps because I foresee that I would need both free hands to take care of a 4 year old toddler and an infant when baby arrives in Sept.

    I really like the comments you made about Boba wrap and instantly would like to get one. If I am lucky enough to win one from you then I can save some $$ and get a baby monitor which I need as well.

    I can’t click on the like button as I’m not an account holder with wordpress. Hope this doesn’t disqualify me.

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    • kureen April 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      Hey Denise,
      Thanks for your feedback. Enjoy your pregnancy. I’ve yet to give away the Boba Wrap but hopefully real soon. Next post will be on my experience traveling with kids and I think after that you’d want Boba more ;p hehehe.
      Cheers!

    • kureen April 18, 2012 at 11:20 am #

      Congratulations Denise! You are Boba Wrap winner πŸ™‚ what is your email add so that we can meet up and I’ll pass you the wrap?

      • Denise April 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

        Thank you so much! πŸ˜€
        Please contact me at denisewlt@yahoo.com

  2. Mohd Irwanizam Musa February 9, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    I want this. i want this. πŸ˜€

    • kureen February 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      Good luck Father-To-Be πŸ™‚

  3. mdirwanizam February 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Wahahahaha. I Want this BOBA. I want. I want. πŸ™‚

  4. Najwa February 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Salam and hi kureen! I’m not sure i qualify because i can’t click like (don’t have a wordpress account), but i’d like to try my luck anyway! I want to win the BOBA because i ❀ babywearing very much! I don't like pushing 'empty strollers' (since bub doesn't want to sit in there for long anyway unless bub was already asleep) and so it's sooooo much easier to just wear my bubs! πŸ™‚

    There. Hope i'll win! πŸ˜‰

    • kureen February 9, 2012 at 9:48 am #

      Hi Najwa, thanks for your feedback and don’t worry the Like button. Technical errors happen and I enjoy the art of giving. InsyaAllah when the time comes, before it even reaches 1000 shares and Likes, I’ll give it away to a lucky reader. Enjoy wearing your bubs πŸ™‚

  5. diana February 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I want it just simply because I have not tried any wraps available in the market. If I can get this for free, of coz will use it for my 2nd baby..! Yeay! πŸ˜‰ If I am not the winner, I will have to ask any Bibiks on how to use the kain batik lepas as a wrap..hehe..

    • kureen February 9, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Once you try Boba Wrap Diana, I’m pretty sure you’d have sleepless nights until you get yourself one ;p

  6. Azilawati February 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    I would like to win a Boba Wrap because:
    For my first child I bought Mothercare 4-positions carrier and I end up using it for 2-3 times ONLY because it wasn’t comfortable enough for both the baby and whoever carrying him. Then I tried to look for another alternative because carrier is much easier when I’m out alone with my baby as compared to stroller, huge and heavy. One day I found out about this Mama Patch ring-sling and after I have studied on how-to-use it, I bought one and I was so happy because it looks easy and comfy. BUT after few times using it,unfortunately I faced the same situation as you mentioned above and again I just let it hang on the hanger till today.
    I know about this Boba Wrap from my cousin and get the chance to try it on her daughter and WOW it was very comfortable. I feel like buying it straight away but Azfar is already a big boy who loves to be free all the time so I was thinking to get one of this for my 2nd child later. After reading this post, it’s either I have to spend RM188 or to get for FREE if I’m the lucky reader….ahaks.

    • kureen February 9, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      Wow Azila, that is a lot of carriers! Good luck for your 2nd child πŸ™‚

  7. Jiju February 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Hey there, Hot Momma!
    Good to hear that you inspire a lot of people out there!
    Thanks for sharing these useful information and tips with us!
    Here’s to many more entries to come!
    XOXO

    • kureen February 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      Tu lah, by sharing and giving away something I like like this Boba Wrap, I hope more people will be kind to click the Share button πŸ™‚ sharing IS caring…hehehe

  8. Shairil Rahayu (@ayuthekicker) February 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Hi! Been silently following your blog for some time now πŸ™‚ I’d love to have the BOBA wrap because it looks so comfy! I have a meitai which I have used extensively esp during travelling, but only as a back carrier because the meitai isnt very comfortable when used as a front carrier.

    • kureen February 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      Sounds good Shairil Rahayu. I really hope all the readers can Share the post quickly and I get to give away the Boba Wrap quickly too because the Blue Boba Wrap really matches my jeans. Hehehe. Don’t worry, the wrap is still untouched in the box πŸ™‚

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