June 2017 - Baby Tula Blog

June 2017 Archive

Nordstrom Exclusive: Connect and Transform

Little things, like simplicity and a cool style, can make you feel confident in your journey as a parent. So, we’ve created two exclusive Tula Free-to-Grow Carrier prints for Nordstrom that speak to a style conscious parent.

‘Connect’ and ‘Transform’ are modern, neutral designs that complement any outfit and personality. Each print will have you feeling chic while experiencing all the adventures that parenting brings and staying comfortable during it all. Our Free-to-Grow Carrier has an innovative, no fuss design that can comfortably hold your baby, beginning at 7lbs., without an infant insert. The panel of the Free-to-Grow Carrier has adjustable height and width settings to support your baby as they grow.

Nordstrom Exclusive: Transform

‘Transform’ is simple, yet bold, with a black and white lined design throughout the carrier and hood.

Nordstrom Exclusive: Connect

‘Connect’ is a neutral hip design that has a black background with gray plus signs. ‘Connect’ comes with a matching hood.

‘Connect’ and ‘Transform’ are available on nordstrom.com and at select Nordstrom stores. Visit your local Nordstrom ask for our two exclusive Tula Free-to-Grow Carrier prints!

 

Style Guide – Babywearing in a Dress

As we head officially into the Summer, I know you have a favorite sundress, LuLaRoe dress, or maxi skirt, that is a go-to in your closet for warm days. Summer also brings plenty of fun events, weddings, baby showers, you name it! Dressing up doesn’t mean the baby carrier should stay at home. Wearing a dress and a baby carrier is easy breezy! Here are some things to look for:

1. Choose a dress with enough length

Once you put the carrier waist belt on, you may find that the cinch in the waistband pulls the length of the dress up by just a tad. I usually choose a dress that I know I will be comfortable in even when I lose a few inches from the carrier. Comfort is key!

2. Watch the straps

Just like with tops and shirts, make sure there aren’t any metal accents, ties or anything else bulky on the tops of your shoulders. A cute tie accent can quickly become a bit of a pain when a carrier is placed over it!

3. Consider a different style of carrier

Ring Slings or Woven Wraps look stunning with the flow of a dress or skirt, and can be the perfect accessory to your spring outfit! Our Tula Woven fabric blends are also very breathable, making them a great option for summer babywearing.

Show us your very own Tula Style, dress or not, by tagging @tulababycarriers on Instagram! We love to see how you wear your Tula, and might even feature you in our feeds!

Keep it Simple: Just Click, Clip, Cuddle!

As a new parent, you are learning a lot of new information that may make life feel overwhelming and complicated. It’s a brand new world and there is so much to learn! We have worked diligently to make our carriers intuitive and easy to use, so that you can go with your instincts and focus on doing what you love.

We’ve kept it simple with no abundance of zippers, snaps, and adjustments…we have even thought of an easy way to remember how to get your carrier on and comfy. Think Click, Clip, and Cuddle: easy 1, 2, 3 steps to put on your Tula Carrier and begin to enjoy your parenting adventures!

Once you find the right fit for your child, either by adjusting your Free-to-Grow panel or choosing the best size of carrier, you can get your Tula on quickly with very little adjustments.

All you have to do is….

CLICK: Secure your waistbelt around your natural waist or at the appropriate level for your comfort and baby’s position.

 

CLIP: Snap your back clip to secure the arm straps, after you have welcomed your child into the carrier.

 

CUDDLE: Tighten the arm strap webbing to make your Tula Carrier fit snug and bring your child closer for cuddling.

Here are the steps in action!

 

That’s it! Now you are ready to go!

For additional tips, check out our instructions, schedule a video fit-check, and as always, feel free to email us for additional assistance!

Am I Ready for a Baby Tula Toddler Carrier?

Am I Ready to Transition to a Baby Tula Toddler Carrier?

Are you ready to transition from a Standard Baby Carrier to a Toddler Carrier? Our Standard Tula Baby Carrier has a recommended weight range from 15-45 pounds and can be used in front and back carry. While our Baby Tula Toddler Carrier has a recommended weight range of 25-60 pounds, that does not mean that you must start using it when baby reaches 25 pounds. You should be able to enjoy the Standard Tula Baby Carrier into toddlerhood, but should consider transitioning to the Toddler Carrier if you and/or baby are no longer comfortable in the Standard. To help guide you through this, we had our good friend, Mat York, aka That Dad Mat, share his advice on how to get the full use out of your standard baby carrier (from 15-45 pounds) and when to consider transitioning to a Baby Tula Toddler Carrier.

Here are some of Mat’s helpful tips to see if the Toddler Carrier will work for you:

  1. Your toddler should have good range of motion from their knees with no hyper-extension in the Toddler Carrier
  2. The Toddler Carrier panel should come up to the top of your toddler’s shoulder blades (no higher)
  3. PFAs (perfect fit adjusters) should be let us when in front carry so toddler is not blocking your face
  4. Wear the Toddler Carrier lower on your hips so toddler is not blocking your face
  5. Toddler should fit snug in the carrier and wearer/toddler should move cohesively as one unit – toddler should not have room to jiggle in the carrier

Baby Tula also offers complimentary Video Fit Checks if you have ANY fit/adjustment questions regarding your carrier!

How long can I use my Standard Tula Baby Carrier?

How Long Will My Standard Tula Last?

Do you have a Standard Tula Baby Carrier? Are you wondering if or when you should transition to a Baby Tula Toddler Carrier? Our Standard Tula Baby Carrier has a recommended weight range from 15-45 pounds and can be used in front and back carry. While our Baby Tula Toddler Carrier has a recommended weight range of 25-60 pounds, that does not mean that you must start using it when baby reaches 25 pounds. You should be able to enjoy the Standard Tula Baby Carrier into toddlerhood, but should consider transitioning to the Toddler Carrier if you and/or baby are no longer comfortable in the Standard. To help guide you through this, we had our good friend, Mat York, aka That Dad Mat, share his advice on how to get the full use out of your standard baby carrier (from 15-45 pounds) and when to consider transitioning to a Baby Tula Toddler Carrier.

Here are some of Mat’s helpful tips to get the most use out of your Standard Tula Baby Carrier:

  1. The top of the carrier should be at least at the top of the shoulder blades of baby/toddler
  2. Until at least 1-year-old, the panel width of the carrier should reach knee-to-knee
  3. Baby/toddler’s legs should always be in the M-shape position with knees higher than bum
  4. If you’re broader in the shoulders, you can let your PFAs (perfect fit adjusters) out to have the padded straps fit comfortably on your shoulders
  5. The most important thing is for wearer and baby to be comfortable while using the carrier

Baby Tula also offers complimentary Video Fit Checks if you have ANY fit/adjustment questions regarding your carrier!