Today, I have something different for you. A friend of mine recently purchased a basic cotton full buckle after getting inspired from many on Instagram. I was so happy that I decided to interview her and share her experience with you all.
Note: She bought Full Buckle (standard) Carrier in the colour Lacre from Soul Slings, India.
1. What was your reaction when you first opened the box?
When I first saw the colour of this carrier (Lacre), it made me fall in love with it instantly. It’s sophisticated maroon and has a dash of shine on it which makes it look so rich. It absolutely gives the carrier a royal classy touch and can be carried to the parties/weddings or events too!
I was truly impressed with it’s material too. As seen and heard, Soul is surely a hit when it comes to quality. I had not expected this high quality carrier before I experienced soul carriers. And the same goes with this cotton carrier.
Also, it came with a very nice instruction brochure that helps you wear your baby step wise with the do’s and dont’s mentioned, serves as a help to the ones trying baby wearing for the first time 🙂
2. How did you find it when you first tried Baby-wearing?
More than anything else, what I think has to be an important trait in a carrier is how comfortable and wearable it is. Very crucial to each one of us and this has to go with both- the baby and the mother. Only then baby wearing gets easier and is a joy! I must say, whenever I try this carrier, my baby goes off to sleep 🙂 It is equally comfortable for me too. It distributes the baby’s weight throughout my upper body, hence I’m able to use it for a longer time period too.
3. What’s your take on the quality of the fabric/s used?
As the material of the carrier is 100% woven cotton, it is surely comfortable to the baby. Especially in a place where I stay (Mumbai has a hot humid weather almost most part of the year!!). Hence the material that is used is apt and helps the baby to stay relaxed in the carrier, and feel comfy throughout the baby wearing journey.
4. What feature are you excited about?
Lacre Full Buckle supports both “front carry” and “back carry” features. Which means you and your child have an option of using the carrier either ways. I can’t wait to try back carry when she’s a little older 🙂
5. Why did you choose Soul?
For me, my child’s safety is pivotal. When I read about how safe Soul carriers are, it instantly took my heart. This feature shows how much they care for babies! I read that their waist buckles has to go through the safety loop (elastic), that ensures your baby’s safety on a higher level, which is pretty awesome.
6. What’s one advise you’d like to give for first time babywearers?
I feel one should not carry the baby for hours together in the first initial weeks. Your body needs to get habituated too 🙂
What’s your final verdict?
If you are new to baby wearing and would love to start with a basic standard carrier, comfortable and cozy enough to help both you and your baby experience baby wearing, then surely give this a try!
Additional information of this carrier (Taken from Soul’s website)
*Material : 100% woven cotton
*Weight Recommendation : 7 to 18 kgs.
*Adjustments:2-way shoulder adjustment + PFA + sliding back/chest straps
*Price : 3,750 RS.
*Colour : Maroon (range of colours available too).
P.S. Images are taken from Soul’s Official Website
Interviewer: Elina Wadia
Interviewee: Mumtaz Surani (www.instagram.com/tinysoul.za)