Boba 3G Special Edition Diaper Dude Carrier for Father’s Day! [Review & Giveaway]

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I think babywearing is one of the sweetest things you can do with your little one. There’s just something so special about having your baby (or toddler!) snuggled up against you for a nap, a hike, or a trip to the store. We’ve been wearing Grady in various carriers since birth (he’ll be 2 this week!), and find that, for us, it’s just a way of life. We purchased the “required” stroller before he was born, and I can count on 1 hand the number of times we’ve used it. We’ve always preferred to keep him up at our view, so he can see what we see, and a carrier makes that possible for longer periods of time than what we could do with just our arms. Plus, caring for a sick child who wants to be held nonstop, is much easier with a carrier. Over the past 2 years, we’ve grown to love soft structured carriers (one’s with buckles) for their ease and adjustability and the Boba 3G has been on my must try list for quite awhile!

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Boba is a Boulder, CO company (I’ve never been, but Eric’s visited for work before –jealous!) that was formed out of the desire to experience life to the fullest…..with your child! Boba Carriers provide a means with which to care for your children while remaining active in all aspects of your life. Not only is this a great reason to base your company off of, but Boba also commits to “green” business practices, which is always a plus in my book! Packing supplies are recycled or re-used, they use only CFL and LED lighting, and the management team even bikes to work!

Diaper Dude Special Edition Prints for BobaI was super psyched when I was asked to review the Boba 3G, but then also super bummed that they wanted it done by a certain date and I’m still pregnant (only one week left!). So Eric got to be the reviewer this time and even got a Special Edition Diaper Dude branded Boba 3G in an awesome Camo print! I can’t wait to try it once this baby’s out since this carrier doesn’t require a special newborn insert! So here’s Eric……..

We were lucky enough to review the brand-new Bobacarrier 3G! It’s a soft structured carrier that looks great (especially in Diaper Dudes’ special Camouflage edition) and feels safe. That’s the first thing I look for: does this functionally work the way I want it to (e.g. does it feel secure, does it not dangle my son by his crotch, etc.) and does it look presentable enough to to be seen with in public. Obviously, all pink would be a stretch (even with our upcoming second child, a girl), at least for me. 

Next, you have to figure out how to get it on and get the child inside without any issues, and this was fine. Very adjustable, in fact, spend time during your first few uses getting familiar with all the various straps. I initially had some neck discomfort due to not tweaking the “settings” enough. Then again, we were at a spring festival with lots going on and were eager to see all the sites and sounds (and do it before the masses arrived).

After getting Grady inside, I had no doubts this could easily be a go-to carrier for moms AND dads. It’s incredibly secure, and coupled with this limited edition style I felt like I was wearing an official Army backpack. My main concerns as a Dad are safety first, everything else second, so it was a good feeling to have no doubts about the ruggedness of the Boba 3G. I’ve seen Jenny use other carriers that I couldn’t say the same for, and she eventually phased them out.

One unique aspect about this carrier is the foot straps. For me, it was an extra bother of 10 seconds, but then I realized it’s probably adding a nice creature comfort for our son to be able to balance himself, rest his feet, or just not worry about dangling appendages. Hey, “all arms and feet inside the bus” as they say. The only negative was that he *would* occasionally put all weight on his feet, though I think that was a novelty factor and he was just experimenting (or messing with his dad!).

Ladies, the camo could even work for you paired with a pink hat or something girly. I know that well-made carriers aren’t cheap, and they often get shared by both mom and dad, assuming both parents are pulling (carrying) their weight (pun intended). ;)

Recap:

What I like:

  • Style: Camo. Cool. ‘Nuff said.
  • Design: Not a crotch-dangler. Works for me.
  • Function: Very solid material, straps, and buckles. I could carry my wife with this. ;)
  • Price: Not cheap, but not outlandish either. We don’t *use* strollers; these are much easier to lug around town, clean, etc. And with Mom and Dad being able to use the same carrier, $100-ish is very reasonable. You get what you pay for.

What I didn’t like:

  • Well, just get some help tweaking the strap settings from your wife. It’s always good to have a second set of eyes anyway to make sure the little one’s ridin’ high and tight.

2 year old in Boba 3G babywearing

BUY IT: You can purchase the Special Edition Diaper Dude Boba Carrier, like the one Eric reviewed (isn’t he funny?) for $125 on the Boba Website in either the Camouflage or Pinstripe print. They have tons of other non-Diaper Dude prints to choose from, too!

WIN IT: One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win a Special Edition Diaper Dude Boba 3G in their choice of Camo or Pinstripes! You can win it for the man in your life for Father’s Day or even for yourself. Ladies can rock camo, too! US/CAN. ENDS 6/24.

Enter below using the rafflecopter form. The first entry is mandatory and then the rest of the entries are optional, but will greatly increase your chances of winning! You can view my official giveaway rules here. Good Luck!

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Although I was sent a complimentary item for review purposes, I was not paid or enticed to write an awesome review for this product!  All opinions expressed are 100% mine! Logo and product photos are curtesy of Boba. Some links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link, you’ll be helping to support According to Jenny! Thanks!

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Comments

  1. Melissa H. says:

    I’d choose Pinstripes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Stephanie Polen Reed says:

    We have a Baby Bjorn that is 4 years old. I had no idea that baby carrying had evolved so much! We need a new carrier for baby due in August. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Life As Wife says:

    I love my Boba and I’m so thankful that the hubby enjoys wearing our 15-month old too. Would love to be able to give him a camo one (he is retired military!)

  4. daniela tapia says:

    Lol how nice is it to use the boba 3g… I think this Carrier would be great for my husband.I have always tried to make him use a carrier with my baby but always comes up he can’t find one that makes him comfortable… So hopefully this Carrier will… we have a baby on its way in July and this can be a great gift!?!?! For both of us and the baby too…

  5. I would go with pinstripe!

  6. I really like the pin stripe. My wife just got me the Diaper Dude diaper bag in plaid.

  7. I’m excited to start babywearing as soon as Baby Man gets here in a few weeks. I love that it can promote closeness as well as free my hands to do other things. Seems like a win/win to me.

  8. I would love to have the camo for my husband. I already have the older style Boba and love it. We are expecting our new baby within 2 weeks so I would love to have another Boba!

  9. I’d love the pinstripes!

  10. Ashley C says:

    I’d pick the pinstripe print

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  11. I would choose pinstripe. I already have a Boba and an Onya carrier. If I won this, I’d give it to my brother when he and his wife decide to have children. When we went to Northern Ireland, my brother LOVED my Boba and told his wife at least THREE times, we need to get one of these when we have children.

  12. I am really glad that they make products like this for dads! I love the pinstripes!

  13. Fun giveaway. SSC are basically the only type we don’t currently have! I would chose the pinstripe.

  14. I’d like pinstripes because it’s gender-neutral!

  15. I love the pinstripes! We wear my baby in an Ergo right now, but I’m dying to try the Boba!

  16. I love the closeness and free hands that come with baby wearing. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!!

  17. Lianne S. says:

    I would choose the camo carrier

  18. Lindsey D. says:

    My husband and I love to wear our daughter. I would choose the camo print for my husband who is in the military

  19. I would choose Pinstripes.

  20. I’d choose Pinstripes. :)

  21. Kimberly Bauer says:

    I would have to choose the camo to go with my husbands camo hat that he wears every day. He would LOVE this!!!!!

  22. I would get the pinstripes!

  23. Felicia R says:

    We would choose pinstripes! I would love to win a “manly” carrier for my husband to wear our LO’s in so he doesn’t have to where our girly ones!

  24. Charlotte R says:

    I would choose Camo. I love this new print!!!

  25. Brittany says:

    I’d choose the pinstripes- thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I would choose pinstripes

  27. Christine says:

    Pinstripes! Love it!!

  28. Ashley Eskey says:

    I love to babywear, the carrier I have is uncomfortable and my hubby wont wear it. I would pick the pinstripes!

  29. Sherry Wakelin says:

    I love baby wearing but the wrap we have is not my favourite. A Boba looks very comfortable and I have only read wonderful reviews. I am loving the Camo Print!

  30. Leah McDermott says:

    Oooh, love the pinstripe! We’re still using the Moby wrap and Charlie is quickly outgrowing it! :)

  31. Olivia L says:

    I love the Pinstripes pattern!

  32. Leslie T says:

    i am so tempted to do the camo!

  33. Brian Ho says:

    sign me up!

  34. We have a very girly Boba 2G, and I would love to upgrade to a 3G that my husband wouldn’t mind wearing. I would choose the pinstripes.

  35. I’d choose the pinstripe print!

  36. Lexi Conklin says:

    id choose the pinstripe!

  37. Ana Davidson says:

    Hubby says he’d love to have the camo print. :)

  38. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I would choose pinstripe and baby wearing has been proven to help baby’s develop a stronger bond with their parents. And they get to see more of the world

  39. Amy Bailey says:

    About baby wearing… Well something I have been seeing a lot is people wearing babies in crotch danglers…. I really get upset when I see this as its doing more harm than good. On another note.. I LOVE toddler wearing! There are many carriers that are made for toddlers :D I still wear my 3 year old. :D

  40. We love our Boba, but I would love to have a manly print for my man! The pinstripe is AWESOME! I love the camo too….why do they always have such amazing prints?!? :)

  41. I would love to try a Boba, I just don’t have a really good soft structured carrier. I like the pinstripes, its a big bonus that my husband and I can both use it!

  42. I would choose the pinstripes one. Those are so cute

  43. Awesome giveaway! Good luck everyone.

  44. I would choose camo!!

  45. Sarah murrietta says:

    I love the pinstripes and hope I win! Thanks!

  46. susanne wedel says:

    i’d choose pinstripes for dh.

  47. Thanks for the chance

  48. andalene says:

    the PINSTRIPES

  49. Kaila Jacobs says:

    I would love the camo print!!! It would be awesome for my son and military family!!!

  50. We don’t hunt, so it would have to be the Pinstripes pattern for our future girly. It would be so awesome to win a Boba by the time baby comes!

  51. I would get the camo if I won. WE baby carried for quite sometime, but I need this one to help us carry him when he gets tired since it obviously carries older babies

  52. Semper Fi!!! I’ll take the camo…

  53. I think I’d choose the pinstripes!

  54. i think id choose pinstripes unless my husband REALLY wanted the camo

  55. I would choose the camo since DH is in the Army, and it’s very manly. haha. Great giveaway, thank you.

  56. Pinstripes!’

  57. We would def choose the camp. USAF family right here :) I have a great pic of my husband wearing my daughter & we are having another baby so another Boba would be great. I use mine everywhere. Just went to a chicken farm yesterday & used it there. We went to a Pirates baseball game & I used it there. I even was going to use it for Black Friday shopping but it was too cold outside & my mom kept my daughter that day. Always is great to use when you need a handsfree moment & still keeps baby happy!

  58. Nicole O'Hare says:

    I would love to get my husband the camo one! I have a few carriers and they are all girly lol!

  59. Anne Perry says:

    I’d pick camo!!

  60. This looks like an amazing carrier, the parents in my sling group would love love love to try this! Please please pick me!!!! Xx

  61. Oh ho! My man may even be enticed to wear our boy if we won the camo version!! I’ve been pining for a Boba!!!!

  62. I LOVE Boba and know that my babywearing group would absolutely love to have a Boba in it. I’m trying to win it for our group :).

  63. I’m not sure what I’d pick. I’d probably need to ask the DH. I personally quite like pinstripes he might like camo more.

  64. My daughter is 2 and I still wear her. I love it! It will be a sad day when she is too big!

  65. Rebecca B says:

    pinstripes would be so cute!

  66. I love, love, love this! Got to have the camo print.

  67. Toni Sullivan says:

    I love the pinstripes and I think daddy would love it too! It’s nice to see things made especially for him that will make him feel less feminine instead of carrying around my girly bag! Thanks for teh giveaway, and even if I didn’t win, I can’t wait to shop online for some special gifts just for dad. I wish we could register on the site for our baby shower!!

  68. I THINK I WOULD CHOOSE THE PINSTRIPES. I’M EXPECTING IN DECEMBER.
    THANKS.

  69. I love that camo print – I think this “manly” carrier could get my husband to carry the toddler when we go hiking.

  70. Christina C says:

    I think I would choose pinstripes!

  71. I think my hubby would want the camo – but I like the pinstripes – guess we should make him happy though :)

  72. pinstripes is super cute

  73. I love the camo print.

  74. kindra baron says:

    I would choose the pinstripe print!

  75. Jennifer M says:

    i would get the pinstripes

  76. Ashley Kline says:

    I love the wrap and we have been looking into getting a carrier so it is definitely good to hear different opinions on the carriers out there!

  77. Elizabeth says:

    I love my boba wrap. I would love to try a carrier. My hubby would love the camo!

  78. I love the pinstripes!

  79. Brittany C. says:

    CAMO by far!! My husband still needs a carrier that isn’t so girly, and he would love this in camo :) Great Father’s day gift ;)

  80. It would be great for Daddy to be able to carry DD on his back while we take family walks!

  81. I love the Camo print! Maybe with this carrier, my spouse would actually wear our kid!

  82. Rebecca M. says:

    I would choose pinstripes! Thanks for the fun giveaway! :)

  83. I would love to have the camo print! I haven’t tried a Boba carrier yet, but I can’t wait to!

  84. Rachel N says:

    I would choose pinstripes

  85. Sharon S. says:

    Camo, please!!! :)

  86. Bridgett zaidi says:

    We have twins so my hubby would love a manly baby carrier since we usually each wear one baby

  87. Nikole H. says:

    The Daddy in our house would love the Pinstripe :)

  88. I’d love the pinstripes print!

  89. Claire C. says:

    I’d choose Camo! We are moving to Japan with the military and this would be perfect for lugging the kids up mountains and around town.

  90. I’d pick the pinstripes.

  91. Jessica O. says:

    Love the camo!

  92. I would choose the camo!

  93. Pinstripes!

  94. Anna Cooper says:

    Pinstripes!

  95. Alycia M says:

    I’d choose pinstripes! Love to babywear and it’d be nice to have his n hers carriers so we weren’t always having to adjust them. :)

  96. Alessandra Peterson says:

    I love the Pinstripe Print and would love to have it for my hubby!!

  97. We are a baby wearing family. Love the Boba carrier. Would be nice to have a more masculine carrier for my husband to use. How fun are these prints!

  98. I’d love to wear my baby more but my current carrier is horribly uncomfortable! I’d definitely choose the pinstripes.

  99. Pinstripes for sure! Love it!!!

  100. I know my husband would love that this carrier comes in camo print. So manly!

  101. I LOVE the boba that I have. With number 3 arriving in about a month, we could sure use two of these! I would choose the pinstripes.

  102. I would love, love to have the Camo Boba 3g! I think my husband would finally agreed to use a carrier for our 4 month old if it was made out of uber awesome camo. Not to mention that I totally think the pattern rocks as well.

  103. Lily Ivey says:

    I would love the Camo print for my husband.

  104. samantha clinton says:

    my husband and i love love baby wearing… i think we would choose pinstrips although the camo is super cute too!!

  105. I would choose pinstripes.

  106. the camouflage is so awesome!! i love it love it, and i think my hubby would actually try his hand (ha ha~ or back) at babywearing if we had one!! so far he has shied away from the idea, but he is definitely a camo guy! :)

  107. tricia dunkle says:

    My husband is a Marine so we would have to go camo :)

  108. I would choose the camo

  109. I would choose the pinstripes :)

  110. Meghan Wyant says:

    I would love the camo one for my brother, and son’s godfather, who is an army captain. Uncle G loves to take my guy hiking when he’s home!

  111. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would pick camo

  112. I would love to win a carrier like this. I only have a few different types and my daughter hated them all when she was born. Now she likes them, but would love to have more options for the new baby.

  113. Id probably choose camo
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  114. Laura Cooper says:

    Babywearing is such a sanity saver with my stroller hating kids! I am very intrigued by the Boba 3G – The straps to hold your purse on seem genius! Why don’t all carriers have that? If I won, I would choose the camo, for sure. That is too cool.

  115. Pinky Sade says:

    I’d choose pinstripes! Thanks so much!

  116. So excited to possibly win the Boba 3G for hubby! Would definitely choose the pinstripes.

  117. Samantha C. says:

    I would love the pinstripes one!

  118. Rhonda Dunn says:

    I would choose pinstripes, just in case the little guy wants to be noticed!

  119. Lindsey Daly says:

    I would get the pin stripe if I won!

  120. i’d want the pinstripes!

  121. I would choose Pinstripes

  122. Christy Johnson says:

    I would love the pinstripe print!

  123. Beth Ann says:

    I would choose pinstripes. Camo just isn’t my style. :)

  124. I’d choose camo – my husband would love it!

  125. would love that camo print!

  126. Vanessa Coker says:

    I’d choose Pinstripes :)

  127. Pinstripes!

  128. Laura L. says:

    Great giveaway! I would choose the pinstripes.

  129. Hyzennthlay C says:

    Babywearing saved my life when my guy was really little. I love that they are doing manly prints.. my husband always wore our son, but I know he would have loved one of these prints more than what we had at the time!

  130. I like the soho carrier

  131. I’d choose camo

  132. Pinstripes for me! I LOVE the Boba!!!

  133. Maegan Morin says:

    I would choose the pinstripe print! I havent use a baby carrier before because I never found one that looked comfy. This one definately does!

  134. Jennifer H says:

    I would choose the pinstripe pattern

  135. I would choose pinstripes – looks like a great carrier!

  136. Deborah Hays says:

    I’d love the pinstripe!

  137. anastasia b says:

    would love pinstripe!

  138. If I were to win, I would choose the pinstripes.

  139. jennifer laur says:

    we would choose the camo print!

  140. Angela Heffner says:

    Since my husband is in the Army, I would choose the cammo print! :)

  141. Michelle M says:

    I currently do not have any carriers but am interested in getting one. I would like camo to honor my husband who is in the marines

  142. Ooh! LOVE Boba!! I’m super envious of my SIL’s Boba and would love one…even if it is for my hubby. :)

  143. Alisha Hodges says:

    I would choose the pinstripe print if I won.

  144. I would choose the pinstripes.

  145. D Schmidt says:

    I only recently discovered baby wearing with my youngest son and it has made my life so much easier, I have yet to try a Boba but would love to do so!

  146. Camo!

  147. Jill Myrick says:

    I would choose the Boba Stripes Pattern.
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  148. Christena says:

    I’d love camo!

  149. I would totally choose pinstripes! I love it! I’ve been wanting a Boba 3G for a while now.. just saving up for a splurge!

  150. Rebecca Wood says:

    I would choose the pinstripe. DH would love it! He hates girly prints, and has said he would rather just carry our LO than wear a girly carrier.

  151. What a great giveaway! I think my husband would prefer the Pinstripe print if we won.. thanks for the opportunity!!

  152. christine jessamine says:

    i also love the boba pack in tweet! that is my absolute favorite item!

  153. Stacey R. says:

    I would definitely choose the pinstripes. This can be used for mom or dad!

  154. katie griswold says:

    I would choose camo!

  155. My fiance says pinstripes, because he can wear it with more things (and in slightly more formal atmospheres) than the camo. He is not pleased with my carrier color choices, lol. (pinks and purples)

  156. i like the soho print

  157. I would choose pin stripes.

  158. Hannah VW says:

    I have a few carriers, but this one my husband might actually use!!!!

  159. I would love the pinstripes! I love our Boba, but with 2 toddlers, a 2nd would be very handy!

  160. christal c says:

    I would definatley choose the pinstripe. I think it looks nice and not to girly

  161. Pinstripes for sure- very classic!

  162. I love when my husband wears our daughter. it is so cute to see them all snuggled up. I think he would like the pinstripe print. =)

  163. I’d get the camo one

  164. I would totally choose pinstripe!

  165. (Since I do not yet own a Boba carrier…) My favorite Boba product is my diaper bag! It’s awesome! It’s slim, has plenty of pockets (even tiny lipgloss sized ones), is sturdy, and has straps that clip onto any carrier (made to go with a Boba, though!). It’s just wide enough for my skip-hop changing pad. And it’s deep enough to carry all the essentials. Great company with solid products!

  166. pinstripes!!!

  167. pinstripes for me!

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  168. I would choose the pinstripes ;) Baby wearing has made having two children a breeze. I honestly don’t know how people don’t baby wear!

  169. I would pick Camo;-)

  170. Miranda Welle says:

    I’d have to double check with hubby but I’m thinking the Pinstripe!

  171. Jennifer B says:

    my hubs would rock the camo!

  172. Elizabeth Wisniewski says:

    pinstripes would be great

  173. Carole F. says:

    LOVE baby wearing and now with twins (boy/girl) on the way, my husband will get to carry a baby now too! Camo would be so cute!

  174. I probably would end up choosing pinstripe if I won. My husband might think the camo was too cheesy and therefore not be as willing to wear it lol and that’s the goal.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  175. Maia Hinderman says:

    We would choose pinstripe.

  176. I would love to win the pinstripes!

  177. Stephanie A says:

    I really like both of them! My husband does like Camo so maybe we’d choose the Camo!

  178. I didn’t know if my husband would be on board with babywearing, but he rocks some super “girly” carriers because he loves wearing our little one. I would love to get him a more manly carrier, I think the pin stripes are so cool.

  179. I would LOVE the stripes!

  180. Even though I love the camo, I’d have to say pinstripes. My husband is in the Air Force, so we see plenty of camo around here! :)

  181. Mari-Kristin Gilbert says:

    I have a boba and love it, but its such a hassle to switch the straps back and forth for my hubby to use so I would love to win him his own! Mine is pink, so I’m sure either camo or pinstripe would be a welcome print!

  182. I would like the pinstripe

  183. I love holding my baby as often as I can. With 4 older children to care for babywearing has been a lifesaver! My husband is eager to wear her as well, but won’t sport my hot pink wrap! Pin stripes would be awesome for him!

  184. I love the pinstripes. I really need a good soft structured carrier for my toddler daughter [and -- with any luck -- a second baby some day]. We tried on a Boba and she really seemed to like it, and so did my back! So often we end up lugging the enormous stroller along [our mei tai is good, but I want something with buckles] when really, we just need a way to wear her once she’s tired of running about. Fingers crossed!

  185. DH should be home from deployment soon, so having him wear the little guy would be a great way to help them re-bond. I’d leave the color choice up to him, but I suspect he may have gotten his fill of camo lately.

  186. I would choose the pinstripe pattern!

  187. kelly letterman says:

    would love the camo

  188. kathy pease says:

    id choose pinstripes

  189. I would choose the Camo Print. I think it’s super dee duper cool.

  190. Allison Lesley says:

    I would choose the camo print

  191. I’d choose pinstripes.

  192. Nichol Bey says:

    Thanks for having this awesome giveaway! I would be so excited to win this for our new little bundle of joy that arrived last week. I would choose camo print :)

  193. shirley zolenski says:

    I would choose the pinstripes

  194. Pinstripes!!! Yay!!!! Love 3G!

  195. My husband would love the Camo! Super cute!

  196. Just got the Boba 3G Diaper Dude in camouflage and love it! I’m the envy of all my friends. Thanks for the recommendation!

  197. Chelsea O says:

    Pinstripes for sure

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