BobaAir, I can’t live without you

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]There are few material things in life that I cherish. The BobaAir is by far the ‘top dog’ on my very short list of things I cannot live without. My daughter has been toted around in a Boba since birth; hiking up mountains from the time she was 2-weeks old, to nursing while on the subway at 6-months, to traveling as an accessory through the jungle at over a year. The first Boba we had was made of organic cotton and while we loved the shape and design of it, the fabric caused us all to get too sweaty.

This new version of the Boba is my magic pack. Rip-stop nylon keeps it light and airy and it has a deeper base which allows for a lot of growth with an older child, or as a little one with their folded legs on the inside. And the best part – way less moisture on both our parts.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vcex_image_carousel style=”default” item_width=”230px” min_slides=”1″ max_slides=”4″ items_scroll=”page” auto_play=”true” infinite_loop=”true” timeout_duration=”5000″ arrows=”true” thumbnail_link=”none” custom_links_target=”_self” img_width=”500″ img_height=”500″ image_ids=”2351,2348,2347,2346,2345,2344″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text]Now that my daughter is 18-months, at least 3-people a day use the Boba – myself, my husband and her nanny… and sometimes even my assistant. We all quickly can adapt with the easy to manage adjustable straps. In general, getting it on is so EASY! Since it offers us two options: Front or Back, we can use it wherever we go. We throw her on our back like we would a monkey and…. snap! We are a go, folks! Or when we go to crowded places, we can still fit her on the front and that way we can make sure that we can see her all times.

She loves it because it is her safe house. She can just be rocked to sleep in the kitchen, or in a busy crowd she can put her hands inside and be totally protected from the world around her.

The BobaAir seems like a product that we dreamed up and it suddenly appeared on our doorstep. It combines everything we need from a perfect diaper-sized pocket, to a lightweight shape, to a rip-stop material. Perhaps all I would add would be a Camelbak somehow within.

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Just fold, zip and stash. That’s the promise of our high-flying, far-roving, light-as-a-feather, there-when-you-need it Boba Air. With this perfectly portable travel baby carrier, there’s practically nowhere you can’t go. Just toss it in your diaper bag, carryon or glove compartment and you have instant access to a simple, supportive child carrier that unfolds or self-stores in seconds. A journey for two doesn’t get much easier than that.[/vcex_feature_box][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vcex_feature_box style=”left-content-right-image” content_width=”50%” media_width=”50%” heading_type=”h2″ image=”2343″ img_width=”9999″ img_height=”9999″ image_url=”|title:Buy%20through%20Ra’Co%20Life%20Shop|target:%20_blank” image_lightbox=”url”]Racolife-BobaAir-Packing[/vcex_feature_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

How Much Do You Really Need?

The stuff we need from day to day lives in a back pack. Well, 2 backpacks, 1 front pack, a few side bags and a kiddie tent that hangs off the back. We have whittled it down to the bare minimum required to survive. Of course wherever we go we accumulate food, oils, etc. but the basics for hosteling come in a neat and tidy little package.

We do have a storage unit, but that requires a whole other post.

Here I am carrying my load (baby included) while Kurt managed to bumble around with the balance of our crap. He too has a sturdy eBag on his back, a front pack and is carrying a shoulder bag. Oh and on this trip he has the Graco pack n’ play and the Fisher Price Space Saver Booster Chair which we have suddenly accumulated from my last trip home and find exceptionally useless in the eyes of Iza. When we seem to move locally we some how end up with more bags, but the same amount of stuff. Lazy packers? I think so.

What we each have with us in our packs, always: 

  • (3) Short sleeve, (1) long sleeve t-shirts
  • (1) Jeans, (2) hiking pants with zip offs
  • (1) Shorts
  • (2) Bathing suits
  • (3) Socks
  • (7) Underwear
  • (1) Sleep outfit
  • (1) Flip flops or sandels, (1) Vibram 5 fingers, (1) hiker boot
  • (1) Computer and accouterments
  • (1) Toiletries
  • (1) Water bottle
  • (1) Headlamp

We share in some of the joint things like: 

  • Iza’s clothes, toys and tent
  • Guitar and xylophone
  • Kitchen spices, oils and dry goods
  • Hiking poles
  • First aid kit

[We will provide reviews on the eBags, eBag cubes, the Marmot front pack, the KidCo PeaPod Lite and the BobaAir soon.]

We decided to go this route primarily because Kurt didn’t want us to check our bags. After going through my most recent trauma of checking two boxes through when I came from NYC I am really glad we didn’t check our bags on our way down here. It would have been a nightmare if they lost them since we are 3-hours from the lake!

After the run down of what we are actually carrying I feel like with all our gear and bags we aren’t super light packers at all! But we do try. 🙂