Boba Air Safety
Use these guidelines (plus some good old-fashioned common sense) to ensure that you and your little adventurer stay safe as you two explore the world as one. Every single element of the Boba Air—from lightweight fabric to finishing touch—is designed with your absolute safety in mind, and all you have to do is enjoy the ride. Security sure can look cute, can’t it?
10 Tips for the Safest Ride
1. Watch the Weight and Holds
The Boba Air is intended for children from 15–45 pounds, and is not designed to carry your baby facing out (learn why in our article “Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out”). Moreover, we only recommend using our two approved holds (front carry and back carry) when carrying a child in the Boba Air.
2. Best Seat in the House
Be sure the fabric body of the Boba Air extends at least up to your child’s upper back and that the waist buckle clicks securely. If your baby is moving around a lot or stretching his legs out straight like a board, the carrier may not be adjusted properly or your child may be too big or small for a comfy carry. In this case, take your child out of the carrier and give us a call.
3. Play Detective
Regularly give your Boba Air a carefully once-over to be sure that the fabric and seams are all good to go.
4. Hit the Stage
Use the right carrier for your baby’s stage. If you're not sure which carrier is right for you, check out our carrier comparison.
5. High-Speed Common Sense
A baby carrier is not a safety device and it does not replace a car seat. For these reasons and about a million others, do not wear your baby in a wrap when driving or riding in a car or while riding a bike.
6. Use Your Noggin
If there’s an activity you wouldn't do while pregnant or one that requires protective gear, don’t do it while babywearing. That means no climbing ladders, riding horses, running, skating, skiing, swimming, mowing the lawn, cleaning with harsh chemicals…you get the idea.
7. Steer Clear of Danger
Kiddos are nothing if not “grabbers,” so be aware of what yours can reach when you’re wearing them. Keep a safe distance from anything hot, sharp or otherwise hazardous.
8. Smart Moves
For all those times you need to bend over, lean, adjust the carrier or move in some other awkward way (parenting…are we right?), be sure to support your baby with your arms and don’t let go of your baby until your position is back to neutral.
9. Protection from the Elements
Just like when they're out of the carrier, babies need sunscreen and appropriate clothes. Don’t let your little one get too hot in the summer (overdressing can cause heat stress) or too cold in the winter (check out our vests and hoodies for that extra layer over your wrap or carrier).
10. Journey Safely
Yes, the Boba Air is designed to be at your lightweight service wherever and whenever you need it. But no, that does not mean it should be used during any kind of extreme sports like skydiving, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting or any other kind of risky business. Use your Boba Air in the exact same way you would the Boba Wrap or Boba Carrier and always follow all instructions for proper use and stowage.
Sealed and Approved
Boba baby wraps and carriers comply with all U.S. and European standards for child and babywearing safety.