January 2016 - Baby Tula Blog

January 2016 Archive

Vote for the “Tula Baby Carrier” in the 2016 Cribsie Awards!

Today is the last day to cast your vote in the 2016 Cribsie Awards! Baby Tula is a finalist for “Comfiest Carrier”, under the “Gear” category and we couldn’t be more excited! The Cribsie Awards are important to us because they are decided by families just like you! Cast your vote and help Baby Tula become a 2016 Cribsie award winner! Thank you for your support!

Click on the link below to vote for the Tula Baby Carrier.

http://cribsieawards.com/

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Tula Baby Blankets: Made From Love And Care
We put a conscious effort into making sure our products are produced with love and care, paying special attention to the quality and beauty of each item.

We make a conscious effort into making sure our products are produced with love and care, paying special attention to the quality and beauty of each item.

At Baby Tula, our favorite phrase of “Keep Doing What You Love” extends beyond a goal for the families that use our carriers. It also represents a core value of our business practices and development. We put a conscious effort into making sure our products are produced with love and care, paying special attention to the quality and beauty of each item. With our newest baby essential, Tula Baby Blankets, we wanted to not only produce a popular baby item but we thought about how they were going to be made and who we would be making them with. We are so proud of the excitement for our Tula Baby Blankets. Not just because we love making items that you enjoy, but also because we know of the delicate time and energy that is put into creating them. As we continue to strive for higher standards to create the most beautiful and most comfortable essentials, we found a perfect factory willing to push beyond the ordinary and reach new creativity levels.

he Polish, family-owned factory that produces our Tula Baby Blankets understood and shared many of our values and drive for excellence.

The Polish, family-owned factory that produces our Tula Baby Blankets understood and shared many of our values and drive for excellence.

 

When looking for where we would be producing our Tula Baby Blankets, we looked for a mill that would perfectly blend our desire for high quality, innovative techniques, and being a conscious, caring business. The Polish, family-owned factory that produces our Tula Baby Blankets understood and shared many of our values and drive for excellence. Producing textiles designed to cuddle infants and children required that they meet very rigorous standards for weaving, dyeing, printing and finishing.

All of fabrics used at the mill comply to very strict Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certificate. Every Tula Baby Blanket that is made with viscose, from bamboo, has passed standards allowing it to even be used for medical products. This luxuriously soft fabric is breathable while having a substantial thickness. Our Baby Blankets have a GSM of 180g/m2 allowing for a pillowy, porous softness unique to our blankets. The dyes used for coloring the blanket fabric are ecological and completely safe, while allowing for limitless combinations of colors and shading.

The jacquard woven fabric used for Tula Baby Blankets, very advanced and highly specialized looms allow the factory to weave very intricate designs and create compositions for which the only limit is the human imagination.

The jacquard woven fabric used for Tula Baby Blankets are very advanced and highly specialized looms allow the factory to weave very intricate designs and create compositions for which the only limit is the human imagination.

This mill stood out to us because of their evolving abilities to combine our creative ideas with superior processes. Due to an advanced printing method, they have the capability to create intricately detailed designs on the blankets, including text, which requires very accurate methods. This printing method is revolutionary and this mill is one of the first European companies to be using it to print on soft fabric.

The jacquard woven fabric, used for Tula Baby Blankets, are very advanced and highly specialized looms allow the factory to weave very intricate designs and create compositions for which the only limit is the human imagination. Their unique abilities, when combined with our creativity, allowed us to discover how boundless the possibilities were!

Knowing that the maker of our blankets are pushing beyond the standards to manufacture excellent products and have incredible people working for them, deeply personalizes the effort that goes into each Tula Baby Blanket that we offer.

Knowing that the maker of our blankets are pushing beyond the standards to manufacture excellent products and have incredible people working for them, deeply personalizes the effort that goes into each Tula Baby Blanket we offer.

Among their strong, ethical business practices, this factory has under 100 employees, with over half of the employees having special needs. The owner of the mill has always wanted to encourage people with mental and physical disabilities to accomplish professional goals. When she established her company, she made a commitment to connect her passion for making the softest fabrics possible with providing opportunities for adults with special needs. This wonderful company also regularly donates their products to hospitals, child-care facilities, and many charity organizations.

For these many outstanding reasons, we could not be happier with the factory we work with to make our Tula Baby Blankets. Knowing that they are pushing beyond the standards to manufacture excellent products and have incredible people working for them, deeply personalizes the effort that goes into each Tula Baby Blanket we offer. They are made with extreme attention to details, quality, and beauty because they are surrounded by love and comfort that is expressed in every thread. Our dedication to quality materials and business practices ensures that our products take time to make and are worthy of being cuddled next to you and your child.

Essential Support: Tula Infant Insert
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For the first months of your baby’s life, they are in a delicate stage as they grow and build strength. Whether for feeding, soothing, or just ogling, newborns benefit greatly from being close to their caretaker. During this time, it’s important to enjoy the benefits of babywearing as you remember to keep your little one comfortable and supported. We have designed our infant insert to allow you to carry your small baby in our Tula Baby Carrier adequately.

Our Tula ring slings and woven wraps can be tightened around and adjusted to fit a newborn’s size. However, our Tula Baby Carrier requires the use of our Tula Infant Insert to properly fit a small infant. The infant insert not only provides a higher carrying position to allow for a clear airway and easy monitoring of your newborn, but the insert also provides necessary head, neck, and trunk support. This added support prevents your newborn from slumping down into the panel of the carrier and ensures support for healthy maturation of the spine in a front carry.

The infant insert is recommended in order to use our Standard size Tula baby carrier from newborn up to until your baby can sit independently with knees dangling down freely in an ergonomic spread squat position and is a minimum of 15lbs. The infant insert includes an integrated harness which secures your baby to the insert. As your child grows and builds more core strength, the detachable “seat” cushion of the insert can be used on its own inside your Tula baby carrier. This option is ideal for a child who has already developed head and neck control but still requires the smaller “seat” that the infant insert cushion provides to avoid being over extended in the carrier. Some children may meet our minimum weight requirement for the Tula baby carrier but still need the higher, more narrow seat cushion and the core support that the infant insert offers.

Instructions for our Infant Insert use can be found on our website: http://www.tulababycarriers.com/pages/infant-insert-instructions

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Please note that the infant insert is to be used with the Standard size Tula, not with the Toddler sized Tula and that the infant insert is not intended to be used in a back carry. You can read more about wearing your newborn in our previous blog post: http://blog.tulababycarriers.com/newborn-babywearing-safe-snug-and-squishy/. To learn how-to use our Infant Insert, please visit our Infant Insert Instructions Page.

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Tula Woven Review: Tula Love Avant-Garde by Lotta Löthgren
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I’ve tried the Pearl Firenze ring sling earlier, a very soft and easily adjusted Tencel® blend, and was very happy when I heard I had a triweave long wrap coming. I love triweave – it’s really something overall very nice with the triple threads intertwined, even if all triweaves aren’t the same of course.

Anyhow, let’s get down to the details of this one! It’s called Love Avant-garde (Avant-garde being the colourway) and it’s Tula’s much loved Love (haha!) design with big, clean hearts evenly dispersed over the wrap. The hearts are facing opposite directions so there’s no up or down on the woven wrap which I think is great. Discovering that a wrap is on the wrong way after tying off really bugs me. This Love really is lovely with a clear, icy blue, a crisp white and a bronze coloured thread combined to make a distinct pattern with bronze and snow white hearts on a sky blue base. The “wrong” side is bronze with blue hearts and the hearts that are white on the “right” side looks grey on the wrong. I do think this is a wrap that actually does have a right and wrong side and it’s hemmed accordingly. The weave is pretty airy but the wrap still has a substantial body and weighs in at an impressive 359 gsm. Not to worry though, it’s fluid and spongy and not unyielding in any way, even though I’d probably use this more with a growing babe or toddler than a newborn. It was absolutely perfect for my 1 yo, lots of cush and snuggly fabric for a FWCC nap! (Do you know how much easier taking pictures is when the tiny model is sound asleep? A lot. A lot easier.)

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I also used it in a simple ruck with my 3 yo. He loves light blue and he loves hearts so this one was an instant favourite of his, which makes me love it just a little bit more… I was a bit worried that the bounce in the weave would result in some sagging when carrying a heavy child in a single layer carry, but it stays in place beuatifully. The cush is really, really great and those shoulder pleats make it super comfy on the shoulders. It’s a pattern with lots of space and not much texture but it still has a decent amount of grip. Tencel is otherwise a pretty shiny (and therefore sometimes slippery) fibre, made from wood cellulose, but I think the little “bumps” in the weave add just that bit of friction to keep it secure in a knot or hold a second layer of fabric in place.

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All in all, Love Avant-garde is a very good, easy care all around wrap suitable for anyone except maybe the tiniest newborns. It’s soft and silky, pretty cool to the touch, and I can definitely see this shine as a long wrap as well as a shorty. Something tells me this would make a really nice rebozo or ring sling, but the length of a size 6, as this one is, really is a treat.

See more photos and read the whole review on Lotta’s own blog: http://elkmarket.blogspot.com/