My extended soul
I feel surprised at myself sometimes that I never tried ring slings when my daughter was born. It was only after 7 months into parenting that I got my hands on the Solid Full Buckle AURA from Soul and boy, I am literally blown away with the kind of comfort I am experiencing. Travelling, Grocery shopping, beach walks, trekking, moving on the escalators has been a cake walk for me. And for all those who know me, know how much i appreciate the Make in India products. And well this is exactly that. also the maximum no of people employed in their workshop are women which again is a commendable effort. So I had to use and review this product.
All of us mommies have done our research and we know how ancient is this concept of baby wearing, but it lost its value with the changing times. However, I feel fortunate to be in a time and space where these baby carriers have made a comeback in full swing.
For the first seven months of infancy my daughter was either in our arms or in the stroller. And to be true I did not like it. I was uncomfortable with anyone holding her incorrectly and the iron frame of the strollers terrified me of hurting her. That is when you think “why shouldn’t I use a baby carrier?” Well there are so many reasons why I would recommend these solid full buckle carriers.
Soul has recently launched these Solid Standard Full Buckles and they have four variants in them.
- AURA– combination of grey and a bubbly red.
- LIMA- combination of grey and luscious green.
- LAVENA– combination of grey and sultry purple.
- RIVA– combination of grey and lighting blue.
These particular series are listed at INR3, 750.
And trust me; it is worth every penny you spend, maybe more. It is reasonable that a stroller and can be taken to place where the strollers can’t go.
The recommended weight for this AURA is 7-18kgs (15-40lb). This is therefore a perfect baby carrier for your five month old and above.
Fabric and its Comfort
It is made up of 100% cotton. Hence it is appropriate for all kinds of weather that you may encounter. The materiel is sturdy and provides padding at various areas for a comfort fit. It has padding at the thigh for the baby’s legs, at the shoulders for the person wearing it and at the waist for maximum support and comfort without bulk. The baby carrier distributes the weight of your little one evenly across your body, so you feel less fatigued and strained.
Full Buckle Carrier vs. Strollers
These baby carriers are easy to fold and come with a linen potli bag for its storage which can then be carried easily either in hand or in the diaper bag.
Unlike strollers, which needs a good amount of energy to be carried and lets be true, they become more of trolleys for baggage than strollers. You cannot carry a stroller everywhere you go for instance- escalators, trekking, beach walks, etc. you will surely enjoy the comfortable company of a carrier. Also, it is affordable in comparison to a good sturdy stroller.
The Art of Wearing
It is no rocket science to wear a Standard full buckle baby carrier. Just strap it on and buckle up. That is it. It is not at all time consuming. No hassles of tying it up and worrying if it is secure or not. It gives you complete freedom to be hands free.
Talking about the cleaning and maintenance of the carrier, it can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth or sponge, or you could machine wash. (All these instructions are available with the manual provided with the soul).
Solid Full Buckle provide two carrying positions for babies.
- Front Carry- Where the baby is facing you at your chest and you have to ensure the correct ‘M’ position. Your babies face is close enough to kiss.
- Back Carry- Recommended for children who have sufficient torso control to support their heads and sit up independently.
I absolutely love my AURA soul and I cannot imagine my outing without it. I have been to two vacations- beach and mountains and the struggle of carrying a stroller is real. This carrier has made me understand the importance and comforts of wearing a baby. I totally recommend the purchase of this baby carrier and its worth for every penny. It is not going to disappoint you in any situation. The moment you wear it you will feel the difference. And because it is so trendy and classy you are sure going to turn a number of heads.
Until next time.
Love and Happiness.