Boba Carrier 3g Review

I love wearing Penny, and to be honest, sometimes it’s the only way I’m able to get things done! Either she’s fussy and just wants to be held, or I want to keep her from getting into trouble while I try to do laundry or clean. Babywearing helps me in so many ways, and it also benefits Penny! I’ve tried a few different styles of baby carriers so far (it’s addicting!) and one of my favorites is the Boba 3g. Here are some of the features I love about this soft structured carrier (SSC).

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It’s super easy to use. Once you adjust it to your personal settings, you just clip two buckles (one at the waist and one at the shoulders) and it is secure. My dad has used the Boba 3g Carrier, and you just let out the straps (or take them in) and it’s good to go for another person.

The comfort is amazing. My mother was skeptical about the Boba Carrier hurting her back.  She tried it and loved it!  I have worn Penny for hours at a parade and had no discomfort at all.  The straps are padded so they are very comfortable.  The baby’s weight seems to be evenly distributed so you don’t feel any pressure points.

You can use it for newborns with no separate insert. Other SSC carriers you have to purchase a “newborn insert” to use it for babies 7-15 pounds.  With the Boba 3g, you just flip up the bottom, snap it, and it makes a little pocket to put the baby in.  It’s safe, and it works.  Since Penny is tiny at around 13 pounds, I’ve used this carry with her and she really likes it because she can see over the carrier.

Purse holding strap and pockets. The Boba 3g carrier has a little snap-able purse holding strap. It is harder to carry your purse while using a baby carrier sometimes and having the purse holding strap is not only great for convenience, it’s wonderful for safety as well.  Since it snaps, it would be harder for someone to steal your purse.  The Boba also has nice little zipping pockets that you can put keys or other small items in if you need storage.  I think this is awesome!  I like to take Penny for walks around the neighborhood, and it’s nice to be able to store my keys in the carrier versus having to carry them in my hand.

It’s beautiful and 100% cotton. I chose the “Soho” print and love it.  I really like that it is eye-catching, and when I go out in public I know it turns heads.  The all-cotton fabric is so nice because it is breathable.  I haven’t felt really hot while wearing Penny because of it.  We have been baby wearing all summer, despite the 100 degree heat!

The hood is so convenient. The Boba 3g comes with a hood that goes into a small pocket at the top of the carrier.  I have used the hood to protect Penny from the sun, and also when she naps.  If I forget a hat or sunglasses (or she just doesn’t want to leave them on!) I don’t worry because I can just flip the hood up.  No big deal!

The high back and foot straps. The carrier is nice and high, which makes it secure for small babies as well as larger toddlers.  With the Boba 3g Carrier, you can use it from newborn to toddler without having to buy a new carrier.  I think this is a great investment.

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I received a Boba 3g Carrier to review.  No other compensation was received, and all views are my own.


We Signed up for a Netflix Free Trial

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Back in December I decided that I wanted to sign up for Netflix.  I went to the Netflix site, checked out the packages, and decided to go with the free trial of Netflix.  We’ve been hooked ever since and wish that we had signed up for Netflix sooner.  I know, I know, who hasn’t at least tried Netflix?

Netflix Plans

After our free month trial ended, we decided to go with the $9.99 monthly package that allows unlimited streaming and one DVD out at a time.  How that works is you can watch unlimited amounts of movies and tv shows from and also if you have a Roku Streaming Player
or Wii.  We have a Nintendo Wii, so we hooked ours up where we can watch the Netflix from the Wii.  The packages start as low as $4.99 (which allows one DVD per month but no streaming) all the way up to $27.99 a month, which includes four DVDs out at a time plus unlimited streaming.  We’ve found that the one DVD out at a time plus unlimited streaming has worked pretty well for us.

Free Netflix Trial

After our Netflix free trial was over, we were hooked.  We decided it was well worth the $9.99 a month to pay for the Netflix subscription.  We figure that Netflix actually saves us money each month!  We don’t go out to spend money watching new movies, we’ve always got something to do if we are bored, and it makes for great movie date nights at home!  In fact, we got hooked on the series Dexter and spent many nights watching an episode.  We’ve now finished all five seasons and are trying to find a new television series to watch.

I guess I was pretty reluctant at first to sign up for Netflix because that’s one more expense each month that we’d have to pay for.  We already have cable, so I figured we probably wouldn’t watch the Netflix too much.  It turns out that we actually watch the Netflix more than cable tv anymore, and when we watch cable tv it’s strange because we actually have to watch commercials!  It’s nice watching things on Netflix because you don’t have to watch the commercials.

Another feature about Netflix that I like is that I can watch all kinds of old movies that I haven’t seen in years without having to buy them.  For instance, I have seen many different Disney movies available that can be sent as a DVD.  When you have a DVD out, you can keep it for as long as you want but you can’t get another DVD until you return the original one.   Netflix is really fast for shipping out the next DVDs, and we’ve found out that when we mail our DVDs back in, we’ll have the next one in about two days.  That’s fast!  It’s especially nice when you’re waiting on the next DVD in a tv series.

Overall, I’m super happy we signed up for a free trial of Netflix because we ended up being loyal customers!  If you haven’t tried Netflix yet, you should.

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