While I consider myself a baby wearing mom, I don’t consider myself a baby wearing expert. Only because there are many ways and products available for wearing our babies and I have not mastered them all. But, as a mom to three I have tried a lot. I love wraps for the young newborn days, and slings for pretty much anytime, and soft structured carriers are my go to the rest of the time. Baby wearing has helped me juggle multiple children and run errands at the same time.
So, while I thought I knew a lot about baby wearing and was familiar with most of the big brands, I had never heard of or tried Soul Slings based out of India. I discovered them recently and was given the opportunity to try out some of their products. Let me say I am impressed. While I may not be an expert, as a mom who has tried a lot of baby carriers these are right up there with the best. I’ve recently been wearing my baby in the full buckle Dusk colored carrier and it is perfect. The 100% linen material is soft, breathable, and comfortable in a way many carriers I have tried are not. It has a hood with reach pads, and so many ways to adjust it. The buckles and padding are extensive. I seriously loved this carrier from the moment I tried it on and it fit my baby and me perfectly. She is almost a year old and 20 pounds by the way. The carriers come in many beautiful color options and I had a lot of trouble choosing one.
More information about the Soul full buckle carrier from their website:
Weight recommendation: 7 -18 kg (15-40 lb)
Material: 100% linen
Seat width: 15.5 inches
Body panel height: 17 inches
Adjustments: 2-way shoulder adjustment + PFA + sliding back/chest straps
Tested for: ASTM F2236
And here is some information about the Soul company:
Soul baby carriers promises comfort, affordability, eco friendly and ethical manufacturing, and fair trade working conditions.
Soul is a family run Indian company and all of their carriers are made and shipped directly from their Soul studio in Bangalore India. They are the first Indian company to make internationally safety-tested, high quality ring slings, wraps, hybrid mei tais and full wrap conversion soft structure carriers.
When it comes to safety you do not need to worry because Soul are members of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance and compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. In addition, Soul Tai and Soul Full buckle are tested for ASTM standards.
Souls products are available world wide! They have distributors in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Mexico, Malaysia, Ireland, UAE and Italy. They are also continuing to expand, and of course their carriers are available online at their website.
Soul also makes slings, toddler size full buckle carriers, baby shoes, hats, bags, shawls, scarves, blankets, and child baby carriers, which are adorable. I have tried the baby shoes and they are love. They are soft, cute, and comfy. I have been putting them on my baby every day since I received them since they make such a perfect first baby shoe.
They also have available Onbuhimo carriers, wraps, and meh dai carriers. Other than soft stretchy wraps these are not products I have experience with, but I am sure they are as wonderful quality as their other products I have tried.
Soul Slings also just announced a new print called Dreamland in collaboration with Smart Bottoms and a new carrier called ‘AnoonA’ which can be used from newborn to toddler. You can see these new products here: