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Carrier Review: Soul Slings' Prism Surprise Handwoven wrap

Type of Carrier: Soul Slings’ Handwoven Wrap

Wrap details: Prism Surprise; 100% cotton – handwoven;
Orange weft; size 6 - Approximately 4.9 meters/ 196 inches long and 30 inches wide.

Wrappee:  BabyG (boy)– 10 months – 10kgs/22 lbs
Wrapper:  small – chubby build - US Size 10

First glance – Beastly but beautiful -  rough and tough were the first words I had after the first wash as I braided it for a week; 2nd week, I asked our babywearing parents:  Amber and Prince to break it in for another week.1It has a couple of pulls or loose threads from the start and it’s only natural with handwoven cotton wraps. Better be careful when using this as it can get caught by sharp edges and the thread may be pulled.

Grandma and Baby G (next 3 photos)
Photo credits by yours truly!

Fast forward to 3rd week and it was more moldable yet still grippy to secure your carry. My Mom tried this wrap (I assisted her and she was in awe on how I wrap Baby G by myself) and she said they were comfy and she loved how they are like “one” with Prism Surprise. The two enjoyed their walk by the poolside that morning.

Design – The colors have a darker and rustic feel to it that reminds me of an autumn day or cozying up with a warm blanket and a hot cocoa drink. There are a plethora of carries you can explore with the length that Prism Surprise comes with which makes this flexible. It can be a base size for bootylicious Mommas, too. ;)

Weather/season – This wrap feels like a blanket for me and I recommend it to be worn at cooler places or climate.

Photo credit: my good friend Ainie 

A lady had to approach me and just *had* to admire and touch the Prism Surprise
in the middle of our shoot. She says she owns an Oscha and she was in awe 
when I told her this is handwoven with love from Soul Slings India. 

Type/s of carry – FWCC Knotless finish; back carry with robin finish; so far, I can only do front carries as it is still need more breaking in. Hopefully, it manages to soften as it travels to other babywearing parents to try this lovely Indian wrap. The back carry with robin finish was a bit of an effort because I’ve done that during it’s first week with me, so imagine it as a tad crunchy, rough and a bit of a tug of war, nonetheless, still very supportive.

Mummy budget – for an investment from newborn to toddler wear: about $104

Sunny summary –  I give it 3.8 sprinkles of sleepy dust out of 5 because this length and beastly toughness can be overwhelming for first time babywearers and may require some time to break in even by experienced wearers.

1 As Soul wraps are handwoven there may be some irregularities in the fabric. Knots, broken/loose threads, slubs, nubs and slight thread shifting are all normal. They are not flaws and do not affect the functionality of the wrap. 


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