I am ALL about the toddler-wearing right now! So is Kaspar, which is pretty much perfect when it comes to busy airports or long days out and about, when Kaspar can run around to his heart's content and then find a cozy spot on one of our backs as we continue doing our out-and-about thing. (Win to the win, people.) I've written about our recent adventures in toddler-wearing here. Read up! Get your toddler on! It's a happy family revolution!

We have -- and love -- an organic Boba carrier. This thing goes the distance, from birth to 'big boy' (or girl), is super easy to get on and off, and is made to last. We absolutely plan to pass ours down to baby #2, whenever that happens, and probably to friends and family from there, if I can stand to let it go. And, I want to pass one along (brand new, obvs) to one of you. Yeah, you!

Want to win it? Lurkers aren't getting nothin' tonight, so leave a comment below and say hi! I'll be happy to virtually meet you (or meet you again -- love to the regulars!). I'll then choose a random winner on Wednesday, October 10; I'll announce the lucky mama here and also contact you via email, so don't forget to leave your address in the appropriate field when commenting. (It won't appear online, and I'll never give it to anyone else.)

Thank you, Boba, for hosting the giveaway! And good luck, y'all! 

10/10/12 Update (Drum Roll, Please): Let's all give a big round of applause to Liz, our lovely Boba giveaway winner! 

Liz, I'll email you for your deets (color preference! Woot!) and address, and you'll have your new Boba in no time. Everyone else: thanks so much for entering! Come back and say hi often, and keep an eye out around these here parts for more awesome Alt-Mama giveaways. ...Because winning's not just for Charlie Sheen anymore. 

10/03/2012 20:38

Love the color of the Boba in the picture. I use an Ergo for my 8mo. There's nothing sweeter than being able to cuddle your baby close and the nuzzle his sweet head. Why do they grow up? Anyways...when did you start to carry Kaspar on your back? I'm just wondering, though I'm not ready to try yet. Take care!

10/03/2012 21:32

Ooooh! This is exactly what my husband has been looking for! He wants to start taking our son out on hikes, but at 2 1/2, he can't go very far. I really only knew about the aluminum frame backpacks, and those are too hardcore for my husband. I super want to win this, it would be a great birthday present for him!!

10/04/2012 05:19

I really would love something like this for my 18 month old. I go to our farm to help my husband take care of the cows and sometime the safest place(or only place he wants tobe) for him is in my arms. I have a traditional backpack that is heavy(add his 27lbs) and hurts my back. We do not have the money to buy one and he is our last so no babies to passit on too.

10/04/2012 06:06

I would love to win this! I have a 6 week old and we've been using a baby bjorn that I picked up at a thrift store. It's fine for now since he's wee but once he's bigger I can see why they're called "crotch danglers". I've been eyeing a boba or an ergo but they're pricey! Here's hoping its my lucky day.

Lori Ann
10/04/2012 06:40

We have been using an almost hiking style carrier for our son (8.5) mons but I have been eyeballing these (that other carrier is great for dad but KILLS my back ;) Lil man is so much happier being "up" with us and it is so much better to have my hands free to "do" . Love your blog!

10/04/2012 07:01

We've had a hard time finding the perfect carrier, one that's comfortable for both wearer and passenger, but this one looks great!

10/04/2012 09:51

Would love to try this out with my second! I hear nothing but raves about this carrier!

10/04/2012 10:38

I want this to be mine! Answer to so many of my issues right now. Please pick me! :-)

Angie P.
10/04/2012 13:18

Oh my goodness, I would love to have this. Would really help us when we travel or even just shopping, she hates riding in the cart, always wants to be held or run around.

10/04/2012 16:13

This is a great idea for my youngest who is almost 16 months but wants the freedom of a six year old. :)

10/04/2012 23:41

That carrier sounds fantastic! I love carrying my little/big boy around!
P.S. Love reading your articles on parenting!

Jennifer Tischer
10/05/2012 07:59

I would LOVE a carrier like this! I am always giving my 2.5 year old a piggy-back ride whenever we are out and about. This would make my life so much easier! Especially since we are expecting our 2nd little one in March. I've been following your blog since you joined parenting, our kiddos are only a week apart! Thanks for the great posts!

10/05/2012 08:21

I would LOVE to have a carrier for my toddler!

10/05/2012 08:32

Hi!!!! My name is Jen and I found you from Parenting.com.... we are expecting another baby any day now (hopefully today!) a second carrier would be great because we try to be an active family! Love the one you have pictured!

10/05/2012 09:35

This would be my saving grace with my toddler!

10/05/2012 09:50

i have yet to try a boba but am a big fan of babywearing!

Stella Rassmann
10/05/2012 10:09

Hi! I started wearing my now 9month old from about 2 months with a moby, and have tried a few different carriers since. She absolutely hates being in a stroller which has made my newfound love of baby wearing pretty easy. She's not too fond of being wrapped in front, I think a bobs would be great to try! ;) love the article and everything baby wearing.

10/05/2012 10:30

My sister is due to have twins in February or March. I know it's only a one-baby carrier, but they'll need it. I would love to gift it to her for her upcoming baby shower! Thanks!

Tamra H
10/05/2012 11:21

Would love to win, love Boba products! my friend recently found out she is expecting, this would make a great gift! :)

10/05/2012 11:40

Ah, must have this. My 9 month old nugget is all about being attached to his mommy and daddy. We've been baby wearing since birth but its time to put away the moby and sport a boba.

10/05/2012 16:27

I would love one of these! We didn't use one with our first so my husband won't let (i use the term loosely) me get one for our second. While I am enjoying my buff arms from carrying around my 3mth old, I would love carrier!

naomi c
10/05/2012 18:50

Would love to win - we are adopting and I think once I get my hands on that baby - I will never let go ;)

10/06/2012 12:32

We just gave birth to our little man yesterday, would really like to win this for my wife

Jamie M.
10/06/2012 12:38

I have a ten month old and due in December so this would be very helpful once my new little one arrives. My ten month old is so very active and hates to be strapped into a stroller. I think he would love to feel a little more 'free' in one of these carriers. I tried one many years ago with my now six year old and getting the thing on and off and then carrying her in it was horrible. It seems that these carriers are definitely more user friendly! Would love to have one to try out for both babies!

Jessica W.
10/06/2012 12:39

I would love a boba I own an ergo but it doesn't really fit my petite figure and i've heard the boba fits better

10/06/2012 12:40

I could really use one for my son, he is a runner

Nicole m
10/06/2012 12:51

Ah I would love to win one! My daughter loves riding on my back!
And a big hello to you! Thanks!

Olivia L
10/06/2012 12:58

I'd love to have one of these. My little one has been in a sling since he was a baby and he is fast outgrowing that. Thanks. :)

10/06/2012 12:59

I would love a boba! My boys love being worn.

10/06/2012 13:00

I love babywearing, but I haven't tried the Boba yet.

10/06/2012 13:07

I love babywearing! I use a moby but would love to try the boba as my 7m old gets older or for my toddler!

10/06/2012 13:20

I've so been wanting to try a Boba! It's hard to find structured carriers that fit petite moms. I love my woven wraps but definitely want this for the convenience and hood.

10/06/2012 13:26

Pick me, pick me! The Boba would be so helpful with my twins!

10/06/2012 13:41

I used a baby carrier with my son a lot as an infant and I am now looking for the right toddler carrier as he is now 20 months and too big for the one we have. It is a great, safe, and fun alternative to the stroller. Thanks!

10/06/2012 13:51

Do they get heavy in the carrier, though? How long can you carry your LO in that without a break? Might have been very nice during pregnancy #2 to pack my now 20-month old

10/06/2012 14:14

Hi there...I am the proud mama of a 17 month old girl. She is the absolute love of my life and the best thing I have ever been apart of. Her giggle lights up each day and there's nothing I love better than hanging out with her. I would love to have the flexibility, comfort, and user-ability this carrier provides. I view baby/toddler carrying as another opportunity to bond with our little one. Thanks for the great article. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...I'd love to win a carrier.

Julie Rhode
10/06/2012 15:00

Thank you for sharing your story. I would love to continue 'wearing' my 26 mo. old out and about like you do, and would love the chance to win this carrier. I guess I thought they were only made for the little babies, and the only other option were the heavy duty aluminum frame ones, and those don't seem as snuggly.

10/06/2012 15:02

I would so love to win this. When my first son was lil I toted him in a boppy sling and we both loved it. Unfortunately we have miracle grow in our tap water or something cause he grew out of it in an eye blink. I never could afford to get something to replace it. Now with baby #2 I'm ready to start babywearing again but I want something that will last.

10/06/2012 15:35

This sounds like a great carrier and a great idea. My daughter is almost 3 now and was born premature and with downs syndrome. At that time we tried using a carrier (Bjorne) but she was so tiny it never worked out well. Now she is go go go all the time but when we go out she cannot keep up like her 4 yr old brother which frustrates her. This would be a great solution.

10/06/2012 15:50

We would love to try this back carrier. We have been cramming my 18 month old in her Baby Bjorn for so long now, even though she is a little too big for it. She loves hanging out with Daddy while he is cooking or doing general chores. Thank you for the great article!!!

Shaughnessy Dusling
10/06/2012 16:31

I carry my 15month old baby girl on my back all the time! I wish that I had known about the Ergo and Boba carriers with my first child, it would have made my life as easy as it is now! I'd love to win another carrier, since mine is getting worn out! Thanks!

10/06/2012 17:07

I use an up-scaled umbrella stroller for my 2 1/2 yr old daughter. She doesn't mind it but it is getting its use and I don't think it will last much longer. She is a "runner". If we pass on the stroller (which we like to do every so often so she does gets exercise) we have to use the "leash". She HATES the leash. Lately she has been in the "Mommy only stage" and would love for me to carry her every where. I didn't know they made carriers for her age. We had one for when she was smaller but we never used it once. Just because my husband loved to carry her everywhere and we never needed it. Now I think it would be a great and best time for one. Thanks for the great article. I loved the story ;-)

10/06/2012 17:51

What a great idea, and so cute! I hadn't really thought about wearing our toddler since he was little-wore him all the time in the Moby Wrap and we both loved it then. This carrier would be awesome to have when we go to the pumpkin farm in a few weeks! Thanks for the great article!

10/06/2012 17:57

Awesome! I wonder if Liv would tolerate being worn anymore?

10/06/2012 18:06

My son is turning 2 next month, and he's a ball of energy. Carts can't contain him in the store, strollers can't contain him at fairs, and he will have nothing to do with holding my hand when he's walking. I've always wondered if they made carriers for toddlers! This is wonderful! I'd love to win one =)

Jacqueline Kolb
10/06/2012 18:25

I've missed my K'Tan days but they aren't made for back carrying. This would be great!

10/06/2012 19:00

I just read your article through parenting.com and would love something like this for my 3 year old! If I were still comfortable carrying her in the sling, she would be more than happy to be toted about on me. Outings would be much easier, plus I had never heard of this carrier until your article.

Michelle V
10/06/2012 19:06

I've been looking at toddler-wearing options. I don't always want to have the bulky stroller around but I also don't always want my daughter running all over either when it's not safe. Plus, she'll trick me in to thinking she wants to walk so I leave the stroller and sure enough I end up carrying around a 25 lb toddler which is killing my arms and back. I'd love to be able to give her the options without being exhausted at the end of an outting.

10/06/2012 19:09

Oh i just checked out the boba website the other day and it made me think i should consider it rather than the ergo or active carrier... hm. so many choices! just looking for something new because my beco has such short padded straps (its an older version). i've worn my first in a moby at first and then in a beco. i stopped having him in the beco earlier this year as my baby #2 bump was in the way. so agree the backpack way is great! recently we went to a local car event with lots of very noisy cars and my hubby had him on his back - first time in a long time i had to wear him myself and in front because my son got so scared :(. needless to say we left quickly again. would love this carrier for the longer staps - and it would fit both my kiddos - 2 yrs and 12 wks :)

10/06/2012 19:24

Loved the article on Parenting! I've been toying with the idea of transitioning my LO from front carry to back carry. He's almost 7 mos. old and 21 lbs. It's getting hard to front-carry for extended periods. How big is your LO? I take it that the boba is comfortable carrying a toddler (and the extra weight) for extended periods on the back?

10/07/2012 04:09

Great Article. I love wearing my toddler. She is 19 months old and I don't see us stopping anytime soon. Great for travel, especially if she needs a nap and we're on the go. She sleeps amazing in her carrier.

10/07/2012 04:35

I would love to win this. I've been looking for something better than the baby bjorn we got as a baby gift. My daughter is getting too heavy for me to be able to carry her comfortably in it.

10/07/2012 06:11

Already a fan of our Ergo, and baby #2 is on the way! We would love to carry both and see how much we can love the Boba, too!

In airports, we have used a Trunki recently, which holds toys, but doubles as a ride on toy. Our son loves being in charge of pulling it himself, and I think it helps get some energy out before our long sit.

Seana R
10/07/2012 07:02

I have heard so many great things about the Boba. So far my little tart loves, as do I, our moby wrap, but its time to graduate to better, less complicated things.

10/07/2012 08:11

I have been looking for an easier way to wrangle in my 2 1/2 year old little man! I love this idea and I really think he would too! I never thought about wearing him again until I read your article :)

Casie Krishnan
10/07/2012 12:12


10/08/2012 07:43

Wow, Boba has come a long way from the Sleepy Wrap days! I'd love to try out yet ANOTHER carrier! Thanks for offering this generous giveaway!

10/08/2012 20:04

Our toddlers are the same age and this would be perfect for her! Plus, #2 is on the way in 6 months so we would use this for years. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Rachel K
10/09/2012 11:47

I love the Boba in the picture in green. We love using baby carriers and I'm always looking to try a new one. I love the Ergo just wished it would fit in the diaper bag so we sometimes forget it.

Lindsey D.
10/09/2012 12:29

Thanks for the giveaway! I am loving their new prints!

10/09/2012 16:40

My sister in law carries her baby in a carrier, and I can't wait to do the same! This one looks awesome, and it's organic! Win, win!

10/09/2012 19:15

I'm all about baby carriers, check out my website! They are good for hands free, supporting early development, when baby is sick...I couldn't live without them, and I have not tried the Boba! Hope I get to :)

Carrie P.
10/09/2012 20:24

I've been doing a ton of research on the best carrier option for my toddler (2.5) and recently came across the Bobs. I was super impressed and would love to win one!

Amanda r
10/10/2012 06:12

Trying one last time to comment. I can't seem to get it to work. :( Hopefully It will go through this time bc I would love a chance to win!

Ginger Gisi
10/10/2012 07:03

I'm not sure if it's too late, but I would love to be entered into this giveaway! They look awesome!!!

10/10/2012 08:31

I am a little late to the game here, but I am going to be a first time mother in January, and I am so excited to wear my toddler/baby! I enjoy reading your blogs as well! :-)

10/10/2012 12:52

Hi! So glad I stumbled up on your blog! Am I too late to enter to win the carrier? It will REALLY come in handy when my first born comes in March! ;)

10/10/2012 18:04

So interesting! I enjoyed reading your article on toddler-wearing. I had no idea about the inner-ear-stabilization effect!

I just stopped wearing my 3-year-old(!) who would probably love to continue life on my back for the next 40 years! This carrier looks amazing.


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