The day has finally come, we need a Toddler Size carrier. I have been considering sizing up to a toddler size buckle carrier since my daughter turned two, and even though we were still fitting a standard size I wondered if the toddler carrier would offer my daughter a bit more comfort. When we were offered the opportunity to try another carrier from Soul, a brand we have been loving so much over this last year we jumped at the chance.
- Carrier: Soul Full Buckle
- Fibre: 100% Linen
- Size: Toddler Size. Seat Width-19 inches, Body Panel Height-18.5 inches
- Colorway: Peppermint
- Weight reccomendation: 25-50 lbs approximately
Our new toddler size full buckle arrives in the signature reusable Soul bag that I adore. I have used these bags for many things including toys, mismatch socks, and most recently my daughters both took them as their Trick or Treat bags this Halloween. Your Soul buckle carrier will be washed and ready to use right from arrival.
We have been using the toddler size full buckle for a little over a month now and it has been a dream to carry my 30 lb daughter in.
One of my favorite features on this carrier are the straps. Soul buckles have a memory foam type feel in the carrier straps making them one of the most comfortable straps styles I’ve tried to date.
The straps are not bulky compared to some other buckle carrier companies I’ve enjoyed in the past such as on Tula, Kol Kol and Kinderpack. The comfort factor is still very apparent but without the bulk. You can see in the photo below how thin the straps look.
Another feature that is crutial to us comfortably wearing this carrier are the two-way shoulder adjustments, I like to call these dual-adjusters. A common issue many wearers experience with a buckle carrier (myself included) is the strap digging into your underarm area. With the dual adjusters I am able to pull any slack out that is needed to feel the carrier is tightened properly around my toddler and I, and by loosening the bottom adjuster I avoid that diggy feeling into my underarm.
I took a size comparison photo of our Soul Anoona against the toddler size to give you an idea of the size difference. The Soul Anoona, when adjusted to the largest setting possible is the same size as a standard full buckle from Soul. If your more of a visual person like I am, this will give you an idea of when your toddler might be able to graduate to the toddler size carrier.
The Linen is a premium linen and is thin and cool. This carrier would be ideal in summer weather or hot climates as the linen offers a lightweight and airy feel to it. I am drawn to the cool Peppermint colorway, a great neutral color that seems to match nicely with everything I wear (bonus).
A feature that some wearers might not love would be the straps do not cross on this carrier, which is often a great feature for petite wearers or some who have trouble fastening the back clip when carrying baby or toddler in a front carry. The hood also is not removable and is quite large so I like to cinch it up and leave it fastened by tying bows on each side when I’m not using it. With this being said the Soul AnoonA carrier does offer both of these options and is still suitable to carry a toddler up to 44 lbs, and is also available in the linen material.
Both my toddler and I experienced ultimate comfort wearing the full buckle in both front and back carries. I would absolutely recommend this carrier to any of my friends, family or clients I work with as a Babywearing Educator. It’s been a pleasure to try another product from Soul and since I am so in love with the Peppermint colorway, my good friends at Soul have sent me a Peppermint linen ring sling that you have the chance to WIN. You will need to head to my Facebook Page to enter but you can earn FIVE extra entries by using the link below and leaving a comment on this blog post!
Big thank you to Haley of Stronghold Photography for capturing most of the photos used in this post. Please go check out her page and give her a follow and if your in the Grande Prairie area I highly recommend working booking a session with Haley!
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Disclaimer: I was gifted this full buckle carrier and a ring sling to give away in return for this review. I have previously been a brand ambassador for Soul, however all thoughts in this review are my own.