Tula brand was created in 2009 by a Polish woman in a tiny flat in Poland. Seven years later, the company as bought by Ergobaby. Since then, the two brands share a know-how and a desire for quality in their products. Today, Tula is one of the leading provider of ergonomic baby carriers and slings. Tula baby carriers are functional and comfortable! How to choose the right one for you and your family? Keep reading and find out!
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What you will find in all Tula baby carriers :
- An ergonomic M-position and comfortable carrying
- High-quality material for every baby carrier
- Extra padding where needed for everyone’s comfort
- A removable hood
- A storage pocket on the waistband for baby's snacks or a phone
All Tula baby carriers allow you to wear in tummy-to-tummy position and back position (which is possible from 6-7 months, when the baby can support his head, neck, and spine). The Explore baby carrier allows you to wear your little one facing the world (If you want to learn more about this position, read this article: Facing Out Carry : All You Need To Know About Outward Facing Position).
Some models such as the Mason, Play and Discover are regularly offered by Tula while the other designs are temporary collections (for example: Prowl, Botanical, Stardust, etc.)
This carrier is one of Tula’s original carriers. The standard sized carrier can be used from 7 kg / 15 pounds without an insert, but can be easily transformed in an ergonomic baby carrier from birth (min. 3,3 kg / 7 pounds) with the Tula Infant Insert. You can wear your baby on your front facing inwards and back in this carrier. The cut of the Standard carrier is quite generous compared to other brands and will fit your baby for a long time.
- Length of the straps: 45 to 120 cm
- Length of the belt: 69 to 145 cm
- Height of the panel: 39 cm
- Seat width: 38 cm
The Toddler carrier is another one of Tula’s original carriers and is designed to be used from 11 to 27 kg (25-60 pounds). It is designed for children from 81 cm height, so from about 18 months to 4+ years. Shoulder straps and belt are also padded as well as at the under the legs for more comfort. This carrier can be used for front facing inwards carries and back carries and has a very generous body panel. Your toddler is getting tired during longer walks? This is a carrier for you. We recommend Tula Toddler, if you want to carry a larger baby or a toddler.
- Length of the straps: 45 to 120 cm
- Length of the belt: 69 to 145 cm
- Height of the panel: 44 cm
- Seat width: 47 cm
Tula Free to Grow (FTG)
The Free to Grow is the first adjustable Tula baby carrier. It was designed to grow with your baby by adjusting the body panel width and body panel height. You can wear your baby from birth, from 3.2 to 20.4 kg (7-45 pounds) without the use of an infant insert. It is newborn ready. You can wear your baby on your front facing inwards and on your back. The waistband and the opening of baby's legs are padded for optimum comfort. Free to Grow is a fully adjustable baby carrier that grow with your little one. We recommend this baby carrier if you are looking for a newborn-ready but long-term alternative for you and your baby.
- Length of straps: 45 to 120 cm
- Waist length: 69 to 145 cm
- Height of the panel: 28 to 43 cm
- Seat width: 18 to 38 cm
This carrier is Tula’s first carrier to allow for forward facing out babywearing. It can be used in 3 carry positions: for front facing in carry, front facing out carry and back carry. The Explore was also designed with an adjustable body panel that can grow with your baby and allow for wearing from 3.2 to 20.4 kg (7-45 pounds) without an infant insert - just like the FTG. A padded pillow is located at the nape of the neck for the very young babies. Shoulder straps and belt are also padded as well as at the under the legs for more comfort.
The most important feature of the Explore is that you can adjust the body panel to allow for forward facing out. This carry is recommended from 4-12 months (and from 5.9 kg). This carry is only recommended when your baby has good head and neck control, is tall enough to have its head above the top of the panel, and is recommended for only short periods of time. When you are wearing your baby forward facing you should be watching for signs of hunger, tiredness or over stimulation and should never let your baby fall asleep facing forward as it can cause positional asphyxiation.To learn more about this carry position, read this blog post: Facing Out Carry : All You Need To Know About Outward Facing Position.
Tula Explore is best for a comfortable baby discovering the world. If your baby is starting to show interest in the environment, the forward-facing position is perfect for you and your child. We recommend Tula Explore if you are looking for a baby carrier that can be used from birth and for a long time, and wish to carry your baby facing the world.
- Height of the panel: 33 or 43 cm
- Width of the seat: from 20 to 35 cm
- Wide of the belt: 9 cm
- Length of the belt: 70 to 135 cm
- Length of the straps: from 54 to 130 cm
Want to carry your not-so-little one? The Tula Preschool provides a comfortable and secure fit for bigger toddlers and preschoolers. It is specifically designed to carry larger children from 15.9 kg up to 31,8 kg / 35-70 lbs (from 98 to 104 cm height) and can be worn in an ergonomic back and front carry position. This is the largest of the Tula baby carriers. It has reinforced shoulders and neck for the comfort of the carriers, as well as a wide and very supportive belt. Easy adjustment to change wearers easily. Padding on the child's legs is also present. It is a well-padded baby carrier to avoid back pain. We recommend Tula Preschool if you want to carry children over 16 kg.
- Height of the panel: 51.1 cm
- Width of the panel: 50.4 cm
Because travelling with a little one can be tricky sometimes, Tula invented the Tula Lite Travel Carrier for children from 5.4 kg to 13.6 kg (2 to 24 months). It is lightweight and compact. It folds easily in its own hip-pouch, perfect for quick ups and downs. Furthermore, it is suitable for front facing in and back carry. It is a quick-drying baby carrier with a resistant fabric (Ripstop fabric). It is a carrier with minimum of adjustments that offers an ergonomic babywearing. The Lite is an easy-to-carry, no-frills baby carrier that offer the carrying comfort needed by both wearer and baby. We recommend this baby carrier if you search for a lightweight and compact baby carrier that is easy to take with you everywhere and doesn't take up any space.
- Height of the panel: 38.1 cm
- Width of the panel: 31 cm
Different fabric options
Most of Tula baby carrier are made of Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified cotton. However, they also exist in two different options : the linen version and the ventilated version.
As with the Ergobaby Cool Air Mesh model, a Mesh panel allows for greater breathability while carrying. Children are less hot in summer.
You can recognize them with the word “Coast” in the model name.
Mix of linen and cotton (52% linen and 48% cotton). The combination of these fibers gives a natural effect to the baby carrier.
Ideal for summer, the linen-cotton blend helps regulate the temperature naturally.
Tula Mini baby carrier
For the kids! It is the same fabric and pattern as for the baby carriers. The opportunity to offer a very nice gift for your older child.