We’re taking a little break from the skiing series (though we still have some more gear to share with you as the week ends so stay with us!) Speaking of staying with us, I wanted to just take a little time today to make sure you aren’t missing anything from around here. We’re present (believe it or not) in a bunch of other places besides just this blog. So, in case you aren’t sick enough of us already, the following are some great places to follow us for some more outdoor inspiration (and to keep up with the blog too!):
Sweet Relish: A site we are new to, but one we really love. It’s similar to Pinterest, but where we make lists of our favorite gear for families all in one place. The best thing about Sweet Relish? Instead of being inspired and then having to go off and figure out where to BUY that gear, you can buy it right through the site. Join to make your own lists (think wish lists, birthday lists, Christmas lists, etc.) and then follow us - we’ll be sharing the best stuff we find for adventuring! More about this next week…
Facebook: The place where we share blog posts, extra stories, photos, and tidbits of inspiration. A great place for people to ask questions, post your OWN photos (which we love to see!) and generally engage in our community.
Twitter: A great way to keep up with our posts, companies we really love (through our Re-Tweets) and our Instagram photos.
Instagram: See photos of gear that we are testing (insider sneak peeks) and little ways we are loving getting outside.
Pinterest: Another outlet for us to share blog posts, and posts on other blogs that we really love. Quick inspiration with just a scan of the eyes!
And because we really wanted to share this with you before any more time went on…..
The Boba Vest $55
Boba just came out with a new product (formally Peekaru) that is really great for getting outside with kids when they are young and you are doing a lot of carrying. While this was one Boba product I was admittedly really skeptical about, I am sold. The Boba Vest comes in sizes (choose your shirt size) and easily accomodates wearing children from infant through toddlerhood on both the front and the back. While I use ours with our Boba, it works with any baby carrier.
What I love about it:
- Absolutely works for any size kid you are wearing
- Stretchy and cozy
- Kids feel secure with an extra layer of “cocoon”/warmth around them
- Great for wearing by itself or layering under a winter coat
- Vest is rather long so cover’s the child’s legs (or at least most of them)
- Side zipper means easy on and off without scratching baby (this feature is awesome!!)
What I am not so crazy about:
- When you are wearing bigger kids, it takes some reaching (though the vest is stretchy enough to help) to get the zipper zipped up.
- The neck hole for Baby/Kiddo is a little tight at the beginning for bigger kids, but honestly this is a good thing, because it keeps them warmer. J is almost 4 and has a semi-big head and we can get it on.
- Fall and Winter months
- Cooler summer night walks
- Keeping baby warm using Kangaroo care (skin to skin contact) with a little extra layer
Boba has generously offered one of you the chance to win a Boba Vest of your own. Winner chooses size. As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widgets below to enter to win. Winners will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widgets. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help! Sorry, this giveaway is open to U.S. only. You’ll notice that some of the entries carry more weight (can you tell we’re trying to get our Sweet Relish community going?!?! We’re excited about it!)
Boba generously provided us a Boba Vest in order to facilitate this review. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. Additionally, a few of these links are affiliates. Thank you so much for clicking through them to make your purchases – it helps offset the cost of this blog in a (VERY VERY) small way! You can find my full disclosure here.
Disclosure: I’m a Boba Ambassador. I participate in Boba events and online conversations, and receive thank you gifts for my participation, but all opinions and experiences expressed are my own.
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