When I was a kid, I remember how exciting it was to watch people from the west carrying their little ones on their tummies. Many (especially in India) were not aware about this concept at that time. But, since past few years, baby wearing has become very popular among people all over the world.
Babywearing– is simply the process of keeping your little ones close to you while you do your work handsfree. Even I never heard that word until Shiv was born. I didn’t know that it’s even possible to ‘wear’ your baby. I thought that baby carriers are just for traveling. Also, being a first time mom, I was a little skeptical about it being safe. But when I discovered that it is a completely secure process (if worn properly), I decided to go for it.
Luckily, few weeks back, I recieved a mail from Soul slings, Bangalore asking me to try their Linen Soul Anoona (Who would say no to this?). I was overjoyed and selected my favourite colour and pattern immediately. And in the next few days, my Soul carrier was at home. They also sent me a pair soft souls(shoes) for Little Shiv.
How Baby wearing helped me?
Shiv loves to be held most of the time and doesn’t stay in the stroller for long. It becomes very hectic for me to travel, shop and do the daily chores at home. Sometimes, if I am alone at home or outside, I get so tired and stressed out holding him all the time.
With baby tucked in a carrier, I feel so independent as my hands are free and I can easily do all my day to day activities like cooking(mild cooking), laundry, travel, shopping and also blogging(sometimes).
Not only us(parents), baby wearing also helps our babies feel comfortable and secure. Carriers allow baby to enjoy being in your presence even when you are concentrating on other activities. Recently, we went to Amritsar for a short vacation. I wore Shiv mostly in the front face position and he was so happy looking around new people and places. Thankfully the trip was a success and lots of credit goes to my Linen Soul Anoona by Soul slings.
Fabric Quality– The first thing that impressed me as soon as I opened my carrier was the soft and lightweight linen fabric. It looks so breathable and is perfect for hot weather. Also, linen is considered to be more durable and it gets softer with every use.
Comfort– This factor plays a very important role to ensure whether your baby is in a proper position or not. My Linen Soul Anoona has padding at the right places for the baby, along the neck and back, thigh padding; and in the bum area. Also, the buckles and straps feel very gentle on my body, yet firm and are well made for the safety of the baby.
Versatile– another feature I love about this sling is that it supports 5 carrying positions. (front carry, newborn front carry, front carry facing out, hip carry, and back carry). Shiv likes to be held in the front facing position most of the time as he loves to look around.
Super stylish– This is the most attractive thing about this brand. They make a huge range of super stylish slings with very pretty colours, and fascinating patterns. The one which I am using is the sailor pattern . It is pastel blue with a hint of pink on the sides. These are perfect for style conscious parents.
Ease of use– It takes time initially to get that perfect fit, but once you get used to it, it becomes extremely easy to wear. I wore it in a wrong way quite a few times. So, do watch a demo on YouTube before starting.
Additional features– It can be used for newborn(3.2kg) to a toddler(20kg). It also has a hood in the front to protect your baby from sun or cold winds. This hood also aids in Breastfeeding while babywearing.
Overall, I give my Linen Soul Anoona 5/5, It is extremely comfortable and this is what I was looking for since a very long time.
Yes, you may find it a little pricey in the beginning. But it’s definitely worth it. (Listen, it can be used till toddlerhood. What else do we need?). You can buy the same sailor design here.
So guys, go grab your baby carriers now. And, please let me know about your thoughts on Babywearing, and how this has helped you?
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Note: The product was sent to me by the brand in exchange of an honest review. However, the views shared are my own. I will never recommend anything to my followers that I won’t use for myself or my family.