March 2014 - Baby Tula Blog

March 2014 Archive

UNO – The Happiest Wrap on the Block

Happiest birthday to our little Leo! To celebrate our baby turning ONE we are so proud to release his birthday wrap ‘UNO’ ???

The UNO wrap will list on our website on Sunday, March 30th at 3 pm PST.

Details:
? 100% cotton and 100% happy
? Medium weight wrap (270 +/- 30 GSM)
? Special finishing process makes this wrap soft,
does not require any breaking in.
? High quality, 100% cotton with Öko-Tex
Standard 100 certificate
? Woven in Poland
? Available sizes: 2-7
? Price: starts at $150

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Tula Wrap Reviews

Some of our lovely new Tula Woven Wraps have been out adventuring in the wild with some different families and we’ve had some reports back on how they’ve been behaving. Here are 3 reviews of the wraps by three different mamas.

Priya by Christina Esler Pitts

“Tula Woven Priya is a dream to wrap with! The 100% cotton is soft and moldable right out of the packaging – no breaking in required! They come ready to wear and love. The medium thickness gives it a nice drapey effect, and it glides nicely yet has just enough texture so it’s not slippery. I got a perfect double hammock carry every time I used it!”

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Priya by Yazhi Smith

Priya means Beloved One in Sanskrit. And it is an apt name for this beauty of a wrap that has stolen my heart. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Tula brand and I was very much looking forward to seeing Tula Woven in action.

My first impression as I unwrapped it was that aside from being GORGEOUS in person, it was a nice weight. I’m a big fan of thicker wraps. Even though I live in South Texas (i.e. HOT weather), I favor a thicker, supportive wrap because I carry a baby and toddler. At 270 g/m2, Priya would be a medium-thick wrap.

And I’m a fan of details. Nice tag, Tula design team!

It measures 27 inches wide and my Size 5 measures 4.5m on the shorter rail so it’s a long 5 with short tapers.

I gave it a nice cold gentle wash with soap nuts and hung it dry overnight. No wrinkles in the morning so that’s great for lazy people like me who don’t really enjoy ironing.

Priya boasts a lovely jacquard weave that is more on the side of solid though not as dense as some existing wraps on the market. The weave gives it some nice texture but it’s still smooth enough to be forgiving for new wrappers. I love that it is grippy so there is no sliding around on my shoulders and holds a great knot but still smooth enough to make passes easy.

Priya has a little bit of stretch but not as much as some thinner wraps I own so it was really moldable and yielding for wrapping.

We did both a Front Wrap Cross Carry and a Rucksack Back Carry finished Tibetan and knotless. Priya impressed on both counts. Michael Jr was weightless in a single layer carry and the FWCC was extremely comfortable and not diggy or saggy (which can happen with thinner wraps).

Even after only one wash, it wraps beautifully. I can imagine it will get quite cushy and floppy with breaking in.

Summary:

•    Jacquard Weave
•    100% Cotton
•    Weight: 270 g/m2 +/- 30
•    Cold wash with gentle cycle with a mild detergent and hang dry. Can be ironed.

Priya is a gorgeous 100% cotton wrap woven in a jacquard weave reminiscent of beautiful blooms in shades of purple. She is a classy and elegant wrap of medium-thick weight and provides just the right amount of stretch to make wrapping easy but still be grippy enough to hold passes and be supportive. Moldable and easy to wrap with, she is sturdy and will be suitable for wrapping from small babies into toddlerhood. Single layer carries are extremely comfortable and multi-layer carries are rock solid! She is a keeper.

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Uno reviewed by Marisol Hernandez

I had the honor and privilege to take a Tula Woven for test drive, first impression was “whoa that color!” It’s a bold yellow, perfect reflection of our San Diego sunny days! Out of the bag, it’s SO soft, so not much breaking in needed, sturdy and easy to wrap with, supportive enough for my 30 lbs toddler, and not thick but also not thin or diggy. I was super impressed! I love the color feel and wrapping qualities! I love this wrap! Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 7.42.08 AM

 

 


Our exciting news

8 years ago Mike and I had taken a one-way ticket trip to Peru, we travelled to Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina. We’d left the tourist path and were truly experiencing South American culture, hiking, eating and being young and in love. It was there that we first noticed South American women carrying their little ones in colorful wraps while working in fields, crafting goods, or taking care of their homes. Both mother and baby were content being snuggled closely to one another while life’s work continued. We couldn’t have witnessed this easy & gentle continuum at a better time because not long later we were sitting in a café in Buenos Aires and finding out our family of two would be growing!

While Amelia grew inside of me the journey to creating Baby Tula grew too. It has been incredible to watch Tula grow and be able to share our love of babywearing with so many families around the world. We have been honoured, humbled and delighted to watch Tula grow alongside our expanding family. And now, as we prepare to celebrate one year of our little Leo on the 20th we are so happy to celebrate something else.

As many of you have probably figured out from our-not-so-sutble hinting we are delighted and proud to announce that the Tula range has now grown to include woven wraps. Wanting to create our own wraps has been a journey, from that first seed planted when we first saw them on our travels to being able to weave them to our high standards. It is a dream of ours come true to bring you the Tula Woven Range! Alongside using our ergonomic Tula we have also wrapped our babies and have found this a versatile and beautiful way to wear our little ones.

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We are now so excited to be able to offer this option to our babywearing families who we know so many of love wrapping. We know now you’re all going to be dying for more details so here we go.

We’ve created our own range of woven wraps.
We will release a photo and name of one of our wraps each day over the next week.
These will be stocking in our store at the end of March (an exact date to be announced).
We will be releasing limited batches of 6 beautiful designs of Tula wraps (variety of blends and colors).

Thank you so much for your excitement and anticipation for this, it really humbles us to know that the quality of our carriers and our brand are loved by many families. We love you too

x Ula & Mike

Welcome!

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In the lead up to Leo’s birthday we have so many exciting things happening but very first we need to introduce you to our brand spanking new blog so we can share our next blog post I know you are all waiting on!

So a Tula Blog?

What is this blog going to be about you ask? A fun mix of carrying, caring & chaos! A lot like parenting really 😉 While many babywearing topics will be covered this blog will also be a celebration of all things family. You can expect to read about topics from how to put your baby in your Tula (or exciting Tula news!) right through to posts on things your kids will love to eat. This blog will be a fun place filled with interesting dialogue while also providing practical advice helping to support you wearing your little ones.

It’s a little daunting starting a new blog for our company in an online world with so many other blogs but I am very excited and hopeful that this will be an enjoyable space to connect with like minded parents. I  feel like this is a little like our first date, very hopeful you’ll like it here and want to come back to visit  To celebrate our blog launching we’ve decided to give away 4 x $25 Tula gift vouchers:  one for each week of our first month. All you have to do is leave a comment on one of our first four blog posts to go in the draw. A comment from each of our first four blog posts will be chosen to win a voucher at the end of each week. We also have a Tula to giveaway via our instagram. Follow us here to find out the details.

I have a vision that this blog will be a community place with a community voice so we will be welcoming guest bloggers and blog topic suggestions. We will also spice things up a bit with tutorials, games and giveaways!

We will be leaving this blog in the hands of our friend Georgia who blogs at Documenting Delight and who you might know has provided us with lots of our Tula images and our Tula videos. She will be coordinating this space as well as sometimes blogging for us and helping to man our instagram account. You can expect to see lots of beautiful and inspiring babywearing photos here.  If you would like to contribute as a guest blogger please contact Georgia otherwise please let us know below what you would like to see covered on our blog in the comments below.

Here is to our newest adventure!  We hope you enjoy our blog as well as find support and inspiration for your parenting and babywearing!
Love Ula x