My daughter loves being held, which warms my soul, but also makes life somewhat inconvenient when I’m trying to get things done around the house. Hence the reason I’m a huge fan of babywearing.
What is babywearing, you ask? Exactly what I just said. You literally wear your baby. There are a number of carrier options to choose from, but the Solly Baby wrap is, by far, my favorite.
There are several reasons I prefer Solly over other brands, but I’ll just start by saying it’s super cute. It comes in dozens of prints and colors. It’s also lightweight, incredibly soft, easy to assemble, and doesn’t leave my back feeling sore.
I’ve used my Solly Baby wrap from day one because it was the only carrier I owned that my daughter, Brooklyn, could fit in. She was only 6 pounds when she was born, and dropped down to 5-something when we got home from the hospital, which meant she was too small to fit in other popular carriers. Most require babies to be at least 12 pounds.
Brooklyn has loved being in the Solly opposed to other carriers because it allows her to be super close to me, giving her that womb-like feeling. It’s also sentimental because she has literally grown up with it. Solly is designed to hold up to 25 pounds, and as I’m typing this B weighs about 16 pounds. [Ugh, I’m going to be so sad when I can no longer wear her.]
Elle Rowley, the mastermind behind Solly, originally created the wrap following the birth of her second child, Solomon. She wanted something comfortable to wear “Solly” in while also being able to chase after her toddler.
Solly Baby wraps have been proven to provide unparalleled closeness, less crying and reduced rates of postpartum depression.
Aside from the convenience of the design, the bonding abilities are amazing. There is something so unique and special about being able to walk around hands-free with your baby’s heart directly touching yours.
Another added bonus, especially during the newborn phase: babywearing prevents others from being able to touch or hold your kid. Don’t get me wrong, I’m fine with sharing and love having help, but sometimes I like to be selfish, keeping her all to myself. I did carry her in my damn belly for nearly a year, after all.
I could go on and on about this product. I know other brands now make similar designs, but I’ll continue to swear by Solly.
Other facts about the Solly Baby wrap:
- Improves sleep
- Prevents flat head
- Regulates baby’s heart rate and body temp
- Tool for skin to skin treatment
- Helps alleviate colic
- Aids digestion
- Calms gas and reflux
- Keeps germs off
- Worry-free returns
- Compact and easy to store
Brooklyn and I give it 5/5 bottles.