Soul Onbuhimo


Product Description

Soul Onbuhimo: Backpack style carrier with no waist!  Great for hot weather and wearing while pregnant.

The Soul Onbuhimo is a Japanese-inspired buckle carrier that is waistless and is used to carry your child on your high back.  It is a compact and lightweight backpack-style carrier, with a natural, minimalist feel.  We love the Soul Onbuhimo for its gorgeous fabrics lines, generous hood and value pricing.

Soul Onbuhimo can be used with babies able enough to sit up independently and hold their heads up strongly.  They are used in back carrie

  • use with children from 15-40 lbs (7-18 kg) who have sufficient torso control to support their heads and sit up independently.
  • generously sized, contoured body panel and extendable webbing mean this carrier will fit a wide variety of body types of both adults and babies
  • Perfect fit adjustors (PFAs) and sliding back/chest straps give a custom fit
  • folds up small and is a perfect carrier to pop into your bag for a day out, offering you the flexibility of quick ups as well as comfortably padded support for longer carriers.
  • ethically made by Soul in Bangalore, India.

These lightweight carriers are made out of natural fibers, making them great for use in all climates, including hot weather.  They are designed for back carries.

We love the Soul Onbuhimo because:

  • they have a minimalist, natural feel
  • the generous hood supports your child’s head when asleep but can also be cinched up and look great
  • no buckles around your waist to dig into your sides or give you muffin top
  • no waist makes these great for babywearing while pregnant
  • the high back carry lets your little one peek over your shoulder
  • great for hot weather wearing because the fabric covers less of your body and less of your baby’s body
  • they are a great value

 Soul Onbuhimo Details

  • 100% Cotton, Jacquard Woven cotton or Linen panel and straps
  • Perfect Fit Adjustor buckles at the shoulders.
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Thigh padding for child’s legs
  • Generous hood, can be cinched up when not in use.
  • Recommended for wear with babies from 15-40 lbs (7-18 kg)
  • Dimensions:
    • Seat width is 17.5″ (45cm)
    • Body panel height is 18″ *(46 cm)

Soul Onbuhimo Fabrics

Soul Jacquards are made from Soul jacquard wraps.  Cuddly soft and gently textured, Soul Jacquards are supportive for big toddlers but also provide a cushy ride.  Soul Jacquards and soft right out of the box and need almost no breaking in.

Soul Linens are known for their wicking and antibacterial qualities.  They are ideal for hot and humid climates.  The fabrics can be a bit stiff at first but will soften with use.  We also recommend a wash and steam iron before use.

Soul 100% Cotton fabrics are the most affordable fabric.  They provide support and grip while being breathable and light.

* Soul fabrics may show colour variations, loose threads, tiny slubs, snags or unevenness that are characteristic of natural fiber textiles. These variations should in no way be considered flaws or defects as they do not affect the functionality of the carrier. It is the nature of the fabric and these imperfections highlight its natural beauty and uniqueness.
* All images in this website are for representation purposes only. Please be aware that the final product in hand may have slight variations in color and texture when compared to the product photo(s) in this listing.

Soul Onbuhimo Sizing

  • Soul Onbuhimo are one size fits all.
  • Recommended for plus-size wearing
  • Recommended for petite wearing

Care: We recommend spot cleaning your Soul Slings Onbuhimo (and any baby carrier) when practical.  When you do wash your carrier, do so on the cold/gentle cycle and hang dry.  We recommend putting your Onbuhimo in a lingerie bag or pillowcase to avoid the straps getting twisted or tangled.


Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 8 x 2.5 in
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  • Grace (verified owner)

    Love this carrier! Super affordable, extremely comfortable, and stylish! I have an almost 3 year old and an 8 month old and it works great for both. I'm able to wear it longer than any of my other carriers and it doesn't hurt my back (most ...do since I have back injuries from an old car accident). Our favorite carrier!
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  • Stacey

    This is a beautiful and well made Onbuhimo! I really appreciate having this variety of carrier in my stash. It is easy to pack and lightweight, especially if you go for one of the linen options! Soul's linen is gorgeous and cool to the touc...h. This Onbu is very supportive, but it does take practice. With good adjustments and baby high up on your back you can carry comfortably for long lengths. I also appreciate that this carrier gives my kiddo a comfortable and deep seat. The practice was so worth it for no waist band!
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  • Stacey

    I have tried 2 other brands of Onbuhimos and this one is my favorite! I love the quality and comfort that this carrier provides. The shoulder straps are wide and padded which is so important for an Onbu, as there is no waist band. When adju...sted correctly (it does take some practice) this is a favorite for comfortable Summer babywearing. Not having a bulky waist band is a fabulous feature to stay cool. No cutting into bellies either! It is also very nice for pregnant mamas. The linen fabric option is my favorite! It is smooth and has a subtle sheen. Linen is also known to be a good cool feeling option.
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  • Samantha M (verified owner)

    Love our onbuhimo. I especially appreciate the support to help me figure out how to use it. I'm definitely purchasing my next carrier from Carry Me Away. The owner, and hence customer service, is thoughtful and kind.
  • Johanna (verified owner)

    Amazing carrier! I love it and so do my daughter ! I appreciated how fast and well it was shipped. Thanks!
  • Katie (verified owner)

    Although it is very stiff brand new I am Hoping it softens up after a lot of use. Otherwise it's nice and straps have good padding
  • Emi (verified owner)

    We ended up sending this onbuhimo back because I just couldn't get the hang of it. With that said, it was excellent quality and just beautiful to look at! I wish I could've gotten it down. Also, Laurel was absolutely amazing about helping m...e out, and I loved being able to ask the Facebook community for advice. I'll definitely be back for my next carrier because of the customer service and personalized attention here! I wouldn't hesitate to buy, even if you are unsure; there is a generous return policy and Laurel really cares about you having a good experience with your carrier and with Carry Me Away.
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  • Iwa (verified owner)

    LOVE my linen Seafoam Onbuhimo. Comfortable to wear, lightweight, easy to clean, and my 8 month old loves it! I love the onbuhimo because it doesn’t have a waist buckle. I read all the reviews about how it hurts your back and shoulders, but... took the chance. I wear a backpack regularly, so I had no pain and found it to be very comfortable to wear even for extended amounts of time. I love that this is the best quality onbuhimo for sale at an appropriate price. Highly recommend to everyone!
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  • Madi (verified owner)

    I’ve been looking at getting a jacquard carrier and I’m so happy with my purchase! It already feels broken in and comfortable. I can carry my 2 year old with no issues.