Traveling with Balboa Baby

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balboa baby in useWhen I took my recent trip to Missouri in July I knew that what I chose to actually take with us was very important. There was no way I could handle keeping my hands full with a toddler as well as getting our bags through the airport and then still having to deal with driving after landing.  One thing that made the cut list was the Balboa Baby Adjustable Sling.

I primarily used it for the hip carrying position since P Grizl was about 20 pounds, which is close to the 25 pound weight limit. I’m definitely going to be keeping it around for the next little one though because there are other carrying positions you can use and it’s even discreet to nurse in if you need to.

While we were in Missouri this really came in handy for when I went to garage sales with my mom and grandma–which is a tradition on the Saturday that we get together during the summer. It was easy for me to use as I would get my little girl out of her car seat, stand her on the floorboard and after putting the sling on myself, I would lift it up & over her head and somewhat adjust before she put all her weight in it. I was then able to stand up and adjust as needed. It worked great!

up close of ring and strap
There is lots of padding on the shoulder strap and a heavy duty ring to help you adjust and get a great fit.

I also love that there’s a handy pocket for things like your phone. you can see it in the picture above where I’m wearing m daughter. What’s even cooler is that there’s two pockets so that no matter if you’re carrying across your left or right side, you’ve got access to one.

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**Disclosure: These are 100% my words and opinions. I was not paid to complete this review; I did however receive a complimentary product for review purposes. I was in no way required to write a positive review, but was encouraged to write an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. **

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46 Responses

  1. I love that Balboa is roomier than other slings and adjustable!

  2. I love the look of this one! I used one for my kids and loved the hands free carrying of them. Every momma should have one!

  3. My little guy is also close to 25 pounds. But I love carriers that you can wear in multiple positions. Thanks for the review.

  4. Melissa says:

    I love that there’s padding in the strap! It’s so pretty, too. 🙂

  5. Vicki says:

    Love my Balboa! Thanks Kassandra for the recommenation!

  6. i love this!! ashton is 20lbs i think so i could still use it.

  7. love this.would love to use this on new baby

  8. Nat says:

    I like this carrier because it looks user friendly and like it would work with bigger kids!

  9. I like that it works for bigger mamas!

  10. Carrie says:

    I love that this has pockets!

  11. Beth R says:

    I love the prints!! I also love the extra pockets. I never seem to have enough storage! Thanks for the review

  12. I’d really like to try this sling. It looks so comfy!

  13. VegLisa says:

    I would love to try this! Great for my toddler and new baby to be

  14. Laura Love says:

    This sling looks great! I love how pretty it looks, and I would love to have a sling that I could use to nurse.
    lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

  15. I love all the padding in the shoulder strap it looks very comfy!

  16. Julia Mangan says:

    I love wearing my baby!

  17. RebeccaWM says:

    This seems like a great sling. I love the print on the pockets! In fact, it’s pretty awesome that it has pockets at all!

  18. judi says:

    This is a very pretty carrier! It is similar to my very first carrier way back in `94. 🙂 My Nojo sling was my gateway drug, lol!

  19. Sarah Hull says:

    I love that there is padding on the shoulder! It looks super easy to adjust too! My carrier was a sized one and I def wish that I was able to adjust it, esp as baby grew!

  20. bxcrochet says:

    I would love one of these!

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

  21. Sarah Moore says:

    From newborn to toddler…you can carry your baby everywhere I am so amazed. I can’t wait!

  22. {mallory} says:

    I love this carrier. I am an avid baby wearer! These things are life savers!

  23. Keara B. says:

    I’ve never tried a sling (I’m intimidated by them!) but this one looks easy and safe. I’d love to try it!!

  24. Melanie says:

    Adjustable is brilliant! I had a sling but it was too small to fit anything other than a newborn, although it was supposed to hold up to 25 pounds (nonsense!).

  25. Nikki says:

    This looks very comfortable and easy to use with toddlers, at least yours 🙂

  26. Jamie Far says:

    beautiful sling! I love that it has shoulder padding and a pocket!

  27. Brooke says:

    I have been hoping to win one of these, they look amazing and so comfy

  28. Sella says:

    I love that it is adjustable, my husband and I can both use it!!

  29. randio says:

    Love the pocket for my phone!

  30. mp phaiah says:

    the pocket is such a great idea! instead of my phone i would put an extra pacifier in there!!!

  31. rachel says:

    I would like to try a sling. Right now the only carriers I have are wraps, and I love them, but I want more options.

  32. Linda Lang says:

    Love that it can be worn in multiple positions!

  33. Beth Ann says:

    These are really pretty! I don’t have a ring sling yet so I would love to try it (and have more to choose from!)

  34. nicole says:

    I like that this sling has a pocket! The pocket on my Ergo is much-used.

  35. mkibrick says:

    I need a sling for quick in and out for walking downstairs to the laundry or running short errands. It is time consuming to use my wrap for these things.

  36. This looks great and i love the pockets feature too! So glad they designed it with the comfort and style of mommies in mind! 🙂

    Liz Ticona

  37. I have never tried a sling, but it looks great for a toddler hip carry! I’d love to try it!

  38. Darien says:

    My SIL used one of these and loved it! I’ve always been more of a woven wrap person but this looks really lovely!

  39. The extra pocket on it looks very convenient.

  40. Krystal says:

    I’m going to be flying in January and this would be perfect for carrying my daughter through the airport!

  41. Julie G. says:

    love the pocket… looks like a really comfy sling!
    Julie Ghrist

  42. I love that the strap has extra padding. The print is so pretty, too!

  43. MissMannah says:

    This is a really pretty sling. It also looks really comfortable.

  44. I absolutely <3 this!! It's pretty and I can carry my tot around w/o worry 🙂

  45. mrs.finley says:

    looks like it might be a good option for my tot!

  46. brich2222 says:

    Very nice sling and its kind of fashionable too

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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