Finding the perfect baby carrier can be a process. There are so many different types and brands on the market so it can be difficult to determine which one would fit you and your baby best. I get a lot of questions about which is better, the Ergo or the Boba. They are both soft structured carriers and are very similar in style and structure. So what’s the difference? Watch my video to find out!
The best advice I can give you is to try both and see which one you like most. Not all baby carriers are created equal and what works for one parent may not work for you. I am very short so I find the Boba 4G more comfortable than the Ergo but that’s because I have such a short torso. If you have a longer torso, you may find the Ergo more comfortable. I provided a side-by-side comparison of both to show you what sets them apart.
Side-by-side comparison of the Boba Carrier 4G and the Original Ergo Carrier
Did you know you are not limited to just front and hip carries with your ring sling? You can also wear your sling as a back carry. It’s really easy to learn and a lot of fun! This is perfect for kids that are able to sit up unassisted so keep your small babies chest-to-chest until they are developmentally ready to be on your back.
This is not the most ideal back carry but it is very helpful when you are needing to get stuff done around the house and would like to free up the front of your body. I resort to this carry when I’m cooking, doing laundry, hanging diapers, etc. You don’t want your child in this position for a long period of time because it will hurt your back. The ring sling is a one shoulder carry so listen to your body and take your baby off your back if you start to feel discomfort.
The Comfy Joey Water Sling basically works the same as any other ring sling. You thread the fabric through the rings, put your child in the pocket and tighten them in. Easy enough right? Well, I soon discovered a few small adjustments can make a world of difference for both comfort and security. Check out my latest tutorial to learn more.