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Boba X Instructions

Our popular "one size fits every body" soft structured carrier comes with an adjustable seat, adjustable panel AND added toddler attachments! It fits from birth to toddlerhood and sure has a bunch of features - so you came to the right spot to learn all about them!

Below there are step-by-step instructions and videos along with a bunch of useful links and tips & tricks to get the most out of your Boba X

Adjusting the Seat

Before you put on your Boba X make sure the width of the seat is adjusted according to your baby’s size. The seat should support your baby’s bottom and legs from knee-to-knee.
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SMALLER BABIES

7-15lbs | 3.2-6.8kgs

Bring both sides of panel fabric on the inner side of the belt as close to the center as needed and attach it with velcro.

LARGER BABIES

15-25lbs | 6.8-11kgs

Keep the seat at the maximum extended width.

TODDLERS

25-45lbs | 11-20kgs

Add the padded toddler extensions. 

Additional Fit Features

 

PERFECT FIT ADJUSTERS

In order to find your perfect fit, you can use the perfect fit adjusters. Tighten the PFA’s on the top buckle to bring the strap padding closer to the panel of the carrier to fit your shape and also bring baby up higher. Tightening the PFA’s is very helpful for petite wearers.  Loosening the PFAs lowers baby and creates more space when breastfeeding.  Always re-tighten when finished.

PANEL ADJUSTERS

The Boba X is designed to fit your baby through their many stages. In order to adjust the carrier to match the height of your baby, you can tighten or loosen the strap on the bottom of the buckle. Shorten the panel to fit your newborn and lengthen as they grow! TOP TIP: the hood pocket should be at neck height.

HOOD SUPPORT

The hood acts as additional neck and head support for smaller babies - simply leave it rolled in the pocket when the panel is shortened.

Front Carry (newborn)

STEP 1

Fasten and adjust the waist buckle at your back. Allow the body of the carrier to hang down in front. TOP TIP: If carrying a newborn, secure the waist band 'higher' than your natural waist to ensure baby's head is resting HIGH on your chest, above any soft breast tissue - close enough to easily kiss without straining downward.

STEP 2

Bring your baby to your chest and separate their legs according to your baby’s size. Check out the section above for more info on how the seat of the carrier should be adjusted for your baby.

STEP 3

Bring the body of the carrier up over your baby’s back while securely supporting your baby.

STEP 4

With your left hand supporting your baby, place the right shoulder strap on your shoulder.

 

STEP 5

Switch hands to support your baby and bring the left shoulder strap over your shoulder.

STEP 6

Bring both hands behind your neck and fasten the chest strap - it should be parallel on both sides. Tighten to secure although do not 'over-tighten' as the shoulder straps should not pull inwards (>> <<) under extreme tension.

Note: The chest strap can be adjusted up and down to find your perfect fit - for most people, that is at bra strap level. 

STEP 7

Tighten the shoulder straps by pulling down on the adjustment straps if needed.  Lift baby's bottom and support their weight with your forearm while you make this adjustment - one side at a time if necessary.

STEP 8

You can bring baby higher by using the perfect fit adjusters (PFAs) which are situated at the bottom of the shoulder straps just above the body panel - further information toward the top of this page. 

STEP 9

If needed, you can additionally tighten or release the panel height by using the bottom panel adjustment buckle on the front of the carrier. The hood acts as additional neck and head support for smaller babies, simply leave it rolled in the pocket or snap up on one side.


 

Front Carry

STEP 1

Fasten and adjust the waist buckle at your back. Allow the body of the carrier to hang down in front. Bring your baby to your chest and separate their legs so they hang over the waist belt.

STEP 2

Bring body of the carrier up over your baby’s back while securely supporting your baby.

STEP 3

With your right hand supporting your baby, place the left shoulder strap on your shoulder.

STEP 4

Switch hands to support your baby and bring the right shoulder strap over your shoulder.

STEP 5

Bring both hands behind your neck and fasten the chest strap. Tighten to secure although do not 'over-tighten' as the shoulder straps should not pull inwards (>> <<) under extreme tension.

Note: The chest strap can be adjusted up and down to find your perfect fit - for most people, that is at bra strap level. 

 

STEP 6

Tighten the shoulder straps by pulling down on the side adjustment straps. If needed, you can also bring baby higher by using the perfect fit adjusters (PFAs) which are situated at the bottom of the shoulder straps just above the body panel - further information toward the top of this page. 

Again, support babies bottom with your forearm while you make these adjustments and then re-righten the waistband if necessary.

 

Back Carry

Back carry is only recommended for babies with full head/neck control and who can sit unassisted.

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STEP 1

Fasten the waist belt in the front. Slide the left strap on your shoulder.

STEP 2

Holding your baby securely on right hip, slide your left hand between the carrier and your body. Take hold of your baby’s left foot and pull it through the carrier.

STEP 3

At the same time, bend forward to shift your baby’s weight to your back.

STEP 4

Still bending forward, support your baby with your left hand while moving your right hand through the shoulder strap.

 

STEP 5

 

Adjust the strap and then stand up.

STEP 6

Fasten the chest strap in front - the chest strap should be just above armpit level although it can be personally adjusted to find your sweet spot.

Note: Do not 'over-tighten' your chest strap as the shoulder straps should not pull inwards (>> <<) under extreme tension.

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Another popular way to back carry - the "Walk like an Egyptian" method

Check out this video with 4 ADDITIONAL METHODS for getting your baby into a back carry!

Ergonomic Positioning in the X

As the Boba X features an adjustable seat, your baby can always be optimally supported in their physiological ergonomic position! Learn more at our "How Your Baby's Body is Adapted to Being Carried" blog post here
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The Pelvic Tuck

Learn more about the pelvic tuck at our "What's A Pelvic Tuck?" blog post here
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The aim of the pelvic tuck is to support your baby from knee-to-knee, all across their back, up to the back of the neck, and position their knees at hip height or higher - this is called the pelvic tuck!

To allow your baby's body to drop into the ergonomic "M" position - with knees high than bottom - you may need to slightly loosen the shoulder straps to allow more slack in the body of the carrier. Then simply perform a pelvic tuck and then re-tighten the shoulder straps to ensure baby is held snug and high.

Check out the video below to see what we mean!

Breastfeeding in an X

The Boba X features a unique quick-release breastfeeding buckle so you can nurse on the go!
Learn more at our "Nursing in a Baby Carrier" blog post here

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Additional X Features

 

CROSS-STRAP VARIATION

The Boba X offers the ability to front carry with the straps crossed behind your back. Many wearers find this feels more comfortable and secure, especially for those who are petite or small-framed. Wearing with the straps crossed still provides the same great support and ergonomic position for your baby, so experiment to find what feels right!

BREASTFEEDING BUCKLE

The Boba X features a unique quick-release breastfeeding buckle so you can nurse on the go! Simply loosen the buckle on one or both sides of the carrier to allow more room for your baby to comfortably breastfeed. Want more breastfeeding tip and tricks? Check out the link to our blog post above!

PURSE/BAG STRAP

Did we think of everything?! Yes! The Boba X comes with two secure straps (one on each shoulder) to hold your purse or bag in place while babywearing.

Additionally, secure a toy onto the shoulder strap to distract those little grabbing hands or soothe a teething baby.

DETACHABLE HOOD

The hood works great as protection from direct sunlight or wind when using either the front or back carry. The hood can easily be removed by unsnapping the three snaps at the base of the hood, or roll the hood up and leave the straps hanging. This makes it easy to reach the hood when back carrying. The hood can also be used as a nursing cover, to permit discreet nursing.

WAIST POCKET

The Boba X conveniently provides 3 pockets to keep your phone, keys, some teething toys, and some snacks for you!

WAISTBAND

The Boba X has one of the most adjustable waistbands on the market! It easily adjusts from 25" to 58", making the Boba X a great choice for petite and plus-size wearers alike and you can also purchase waist band extenders if needed. Sharing has never been so easy!

Boba X Tips & Tricks

There is so much more to your Boba X so do check out our tips and tricks article and make the most of your babywearing adventure from birth to toddlerhood, and beyond!
Learn more at our "Boba X Tips & Tricks" blog post here