The Isara The One is a full buckle, fully adjustable baby carrier. It's suitable from newborn to preschool, and when we say it's suitable from newborn to preschool we really mean it!
The weight limit is from just under 7lbs to 44lbs! It's a lovely soft carrier without feeling too bulky even with a small baby.
The waistband doesn't feel too thick and the padding is not too stiff so sits comfortably, the width adjusts easily on a slider with velcro.
The panel is well made with a great amount of soft padding at babies knee area, it has two hooks tucked away to attach the toddler extenders.
The panel height is easily adjusted to fit baby with webbing, and in the same clip you can adjust the strap length as needed.
The straps are quite narrow, more than other carriers but we find them nice and comfy, again lovely soft padding so not too stiff. The straps have the option to wear them straight or crossed and all the straps are easy to adjust as you desire.
On the whole this is a lovely carrier and has become one of our favourite buckle carriers.
What Is The Isara The One?
The Isara The One is a really, really good buckle carrier. A good buckle carrier will allow you to carry your little one in such a way as to be respectful of their physiology. Their back should be soft, yet supported - not stiff or rigid. Their legs should be supported all the way along the thigh, to the knee pit, with heir bottom lower than their knees - traditionally, this is called the ‘spread squat position’ or ‘M’ position, but is often defined now as the ‘hip healthy position’. Baby's head should be free, clear and unobstructed.
Buckle carriers are versatile and relatively easy to learn. The basic design is a front panel, where baby is ‘seated’ in an upright position, a waist strap and two padded loop shoulder straps, all of which are adjustable to achieve a comfortable fit, and secured with buckles.
Buckle Carriers can be supportive and your baby can be carried on your front or back, and on the hip too. Buckle carriers are probably the most popular design of baby carrier. Some carriers, like Isara The One, can be used from newborn all the way up to preschool age.
Although comprising a basic design, baby buckle carriers do vary slightly, mostly in terms of whether they are structured or unstructured. Most carriers are structured - in other words, the waist and shoulder areas are padded with either foam or firm padding. The Isara The One is a structured buckle carrier - one of the reasons it’s so fantastic!
With some designs, the shoulder straps can cross on the back to provide extra support (X-shape on the back). Other designs offer ‘rucksack-style-straps’, where the shoulder straps loop over the shoulders and under the arms, with a clip securing the straps either across your chest or back. The Isara The One offers both ‘X’ shoulder straps and ‘rucksack-style / parallel shoulder straps.
Can The Isara The One Be Used With A Newborn Baby?Absolutely it can! The best buckle carrier for a newborn is one that fits them well, supports and respects their physiology and does so safely. It should be comfortable for you, and just your style - the Isara The One does all of this. The weight limit is from just under 7lbs to 44lbs! It's a lovely soft carrier without feeling too bulky even with a small baby. It fits really snug; it’s soft whilst supportive and quick to fasten, whilst being ergonomic too.
For newborns, from 3 kg (6.6 lbs), the seat transformers can be easily detached to provide ultimate adjustability. The panel width adjusts between 15cm (6 inches) and 38cm (15 inches). Narrow the base of the carrier so that it fits the opening of your baby’s legs.
What's The Isara The One Like In Real Life?
The waistband doesn't feel too thick and the padding is not too stiff so sits comfortably on your body. The panel width adjusts easily on a slider with velcro, it’s quick and simple.
The panel is well made with a great amount of soft padding at babies knee area, it has two hooks tucked away to attach the toddler/preschooler extenders.
The panel height is easily adjusted to fit your baby - adjust the webbing at the shoulder straps, and in the same clip you can adjust the strap length as needed.
The straps are quite narrow, more than other carriers but I find them nice and comfy, again lovely soft padding so not too stiff. The straps have the option to wear them straight or crossed and all the straps are easy to adjust as you desire.
There are lots of little reasons why the Isara The One is an amazing carrier:
- All the buckles are placed in such a way that there is no skin-to-buckle contact;
- There is extra arm and leg padding for comfier carrying;
- There is an adjustable and removable connection clip;
- There is an adjustable and removable hood.
If, like me, you prefer a neater-looking carrier, the excess webbing can be tucked away under elastic bands. The connection clip, located between the shoulder straps, prevents the straps from sliding off the shoulder. It can be adjusted up or down on the webbing of the shoulder strap so that the proper height can be chosen for front or back carrying. It can also be completely removed (when the shoulder straps are crossed or when you hip carry).
The waistband is made with innovative memory foam, so it’s always comfy, even when carrying for longer periods.
The fact that the Isara The One (and carriers like it) is adjustable, means that different parents and care-givers can use the same carrier - this in turn means that babywearing can be easily shared and enjoyed by both parents. This ease of use means that many parents are more likely to 'take' to babywearing - most people are familiar with straps and buckles and are less likely to feel overwhelmed when putting baby in, and taking baby out of the carrier, particularly if they are on their own.
With only two buckles to snap - one at the waist, and one at the back (or chest if baby is being carried on the back), baby can be picked up and snuggled in the carrier in seconds - particularly helpful if baby is grumpy or upset.
The Isara The One For Preschoolers
The One is an amazing carrier as it will last from the first day of carrying to the last. When your baby is a toddler / preschooler, the Isara The One works just as well for them now as it did for them as a newborn.
For toddlers and preschoolers, all you need to do is re-attach both seat transformers. These ‘leg-extenders’ enable the wearer to extend the seat by an extra 18 cm (7 inches), each seat transformer measuring 9 cm (3.5 inches) in length - it’s a fantastic fit through to 5 years old.
Isara The One With Organic Fabrics
Both the organic cotton twill and organic cotton wrap fabrics are GOTS Certified, the most important certificate for social responsibility.
The Isara The One Full Wrap Conversions are made in collaboration with Colimacon & Cie. The fabric is 100% pure organic cotton. Spun in Portugal, woven and ecologically dyed in France.The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Isara The One carriers are made with organic cotton products that are all GOTS certified! This means the cotton is not treated with pesticides, insecticides or fertilisers and does not contain heavy metals or formaldehydes, making fabrics safe for babies and better for the world they will grow into.