I have a precocious hyperactive firecracker of a toddler who loves to run and play hide and seek with mommy and the doggies. The only way I can calm her down is to superman toss her on my back and wrap her as quickly as I can before she can start to wriggle her way back down on the floor to resume her crazy antics. There are times when wrapping a mini Houdini can become a futile exercise in patience. So what can this frazzled fluffy mommy do? Reach for her trusty ringsling for a quick and effortless uppy, of course.
When I first heard that I would be hosting Soul Slings Celadon ringsling, I was quite delighted to have another ringsling in my anti-grouchy baby arsenal. I have heard great things about this new brand and I wanted to know if their slings are as marvelous as the numerous feedback that I have read.
Soul Slings is a family run baby carrier company based in Bangalore, India. Managed by the husband and wife team, Ravindra and Chinmayie, they are spreading the babywearing love by creating comfortable, fashionable and affordable baby slings and carriers.
Us, Filipino moms would definitely feel an affinity with Ravindra and Chinmayie. They are a homeschooling, breastfeeding, cloth-diapering, attachment-parenting, co-sleeping, and of course, babywearing family of four. It’s wonderful to know that we are supporting a business whose makers share the same advocacies as we do.
The color of the Soul Slings Celadon ringsling reminds me of a beautiful green beryl gemstone. It is cool and relaxing to the eyes and the gender neutral shade makes a good opportunity for babywearing daddies to show off their skills with a sling. The white vertical stripes along the rails are also a good visual guide for newbie wrappers or for those who consider ringslings as their waterloo.
The handwoven fabric felt sturdy but soft and it molds well as it has been lovingly broken in by the previous testers. The large rings ensured that the fabric is easily threaded through and the thickness of the sling prevents it from slipping.
On our family day out, I brought the Souls Slings ringsling with us as we strolled along the beautiful canals of Venice Piazza at MckKinley Hill. Since the little bub was napping during our walk, I carried her in Celadon and was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t experience any back pain or shoulder strain. The gathered shoulder of the sling was likewise comfortable as it capped the shoulder well and helped distribute baby’s weight across my back.
This lovely sling is made of 100% cotton and despite it’s medium weight thickness, it still felt airy and light. It’s the perfect sling when you’re out and about under the sun with your little one.
True to its brand vision of making Soul Slings pocket-friendly, this beautiful and elegant carrier is affordable at $65 or Php 3116.95 (as of publish date’s conversion rate). Isn’t it awesome! An international brand with a great price point.
If you are looking for a practical, elegant, compact and infant/toddler worthy sling, I recommend Soul Slings Celadon ringsling for its support and airiness, elegant design and color, and of course its amazing price.
Toddler: 17 months, 11kgs
Wearer: Plus size momma
Type of Carrier: Hand Woven Ring Sling
Local Retailer: MommAmazing and King
Fabric Content: Cotton
Size: 28 inches wide, 83 inches long
Ring Size/Type: large, aluminum
Shoulder Style: gathered
Suitable for newborn? Toddler? : newborn & toddler
Machine Wash or Handwash: handwash