My wife and I attended another Central CT Babywearers meeting and it was much less intimidating this time. No other stay at home dads were there but it was more low key and there were definitely fewer moms/kids. I had a couple of great conversations and felt relaxed and at home as I practiced putting O into a front and back carry in the Boba 3G. The biggest advantage of going to the meetings is being able to try out different carriers and practice using them before you put down what is sometimes a sizable amount of money to buy one. I had already tried the Boba 3G but I was not sure if I wanted the black “Montenegro” the gray “Dusk” or the blue and black “Glacier.” Clover Heske from Bean Tree Baby brought along the three different colors of the Boba I was interested in so I could compare them. I initially wanted the all black version but I was concerned about it getting too hot in the sun since I want to use the carrier primarily for hiking and walks around town.
I clearly settled on the all gray one as you can see from the picture. The day I took it he was a little sick and fussy so I just put him in the carrier and he settled right down. He loves to gum the top of the carrier and soak it with his drool. The Boba 3G is very comfortable to wear and quite cool since it is made from 100% cotton. It can also be used as an infant carrier and comes with a sleep hood and stirrups to keep his little legs in the proper position once he gets bigger. Its rated up to 45 pounds (roughly until he’s 6) and built quite sturdily. O and I are joining some moms from the Central CT Babywearer’s group for a mall walk next Tuesday 3/5/13 so maybe he will make some new friends! Anyone interested in joining us?