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September 2017 Archive

#MyTulaStory: Jen Ramirez

Each parenting story is unique and deeply personal; looking very different even from child to child. As we strive to provide items that give parents confidence and support, we’re so honored to be by your side for it…even if just for a moment. Perhaps your Tula is a staple item in your everyday activities, or maybe discovering our carriers opened up your world to a community, lifestyle or entirely different path. We love hearing your stories and we are excited to be alongside you, from chapter to chapter.

In honor of our Tula Kids Backpacks, a new Tula item that let’s us continue to be part of your parenting journey, we wanted to share stories from our own Team and Tula fans that reflect how Baby Tula intertwines with babywearing and parenting. Today, we share Jen’s #mytulastory. Jen is a long time Tula fan who’s enthusiasm for our brand is infectious!

What’s your story? We want to read more stories under the #mytulastory hashtag! Tag us on Facebook and Instagram and share your stories with us!

  1. How did your babywearing journey begin?

In 1994, my son Logan was born. I was an active mom, and I found that babywearing allowed me to lead a very full life while parenting.  I had a lightweight, aluminum frame carrier that took us everywhere; from the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade to the Chili Cook Off, babywearing allowed me to participate fully in life.

2. When did you learn of Baby Tula Carriers? What were some of your initial reasons for liking them?

In 2013, Laura, a dear friend who lives in Arizona, constantly raved about her Tula.  We had plans to attend MommyCon LA together and to participate in setting the babywearing world record. While there, she insisted I try her Tula-Semi Easy Care #1.

The minute I put it on, I was smitten. It felt so differently on my body than any other carrier I had worn before. I remember walking around while Tulaing my Elliette and thinking, “Wow!” “This is what babywearing can feel like?”  When I returned Laura’s Tula, I knew I needed my own.

I was intrigued to learn that there was a community behind Tula, something I had never before encountered with a baby product. I hopped on to Tula Love, a little Facebook group that had maybe 10,000 members, and was inspired by the amazing families who loved Tula as much as I did. Learning that Tula was a San Deigo company made me want to support them even more and I was on a mission to learn everything about Baby Tula.

Ula and Mike’s story inspired me. I was moved by their histories, encouraged by their commitment, and energized by their passion!  I wanted everyone to know how amazing this carrier was, and that it was created by the most generous, hardworking, wonderful people.

3. How did you begin to support/represent Baby Tula?

I was spreading the Tula love on a regular basis long before being asked to be an Ambassador. I attended Tula events, cheering from the rooftops about my love for this product.  My enthusiasm for Tula was undeniable and it was an enormous honor when Ula asked me to be an Ambassador.

4. What is something that you love about Baby Tula and/or the community?

This community has brought the most wonderful people into my life.  Tula helped me to find my village here in San Diego, and I am grateful for the many friendships that have grown because of it.  Additionally, I love bringing new families into the babywearing world with Tula.

5. As your children grow, what’s a lasting memory or idea you’ve gained during your babywearing days?

Lasting Idea-The knowledge that babywearing has such deep cultural roots worldwide is fascinating. It’s something anyone can do and it has undeniable benefits that can enhance any parenting experience.

Lasting Memory-I will never forget supporting Tula in the Kensington Parade!  I felt like a cheerleading, babywearing Super Woman on a mission to spread the Tula Love.

6. What excites you about Baby Tula now?

I love that Tula is now more accessible than ever.  I am thrilled with the blanket line and eager to see what’s ahead for this company.  Having been a fan for so many years, the growth alone is something that I am thrilled to have been a part of…Clearly, the best is yet to come!

7. What’s something people not already know about you (in relation to Baby Tula)?

Being a Tula fan was a true passion, and as a credentialed teacher who believes in life-long learning, it was important to me that I back up my passion with education.  In 2015, I was trained by the one and only Joanna McNeilly through the Center for Babywearing Studies.

8. Do you have a “unicorn”/DISO (Desperate In Search Of)? Do you own it?

Oh, so many DISOs, so little time.  I have found that my Tula taste has grown and changed over the years.  With my rainbow girl, Elliette, my rainbow carriers were unicorns.  I am very fortunate to have had some very generous friends who’ve allowed me to host some magnificent Tulas…..to me, a unicorn, is a carrier made out of a wrap that has a story that resonates with me.  For example, my SRH Con Fuoco will never leave as its story brought me to my knees.

9. Is there a Tula item that you have that has special meaning to you?

Though each of my Tula goodies have special meaning, nothing compares to the Love Soigne ring sling that Ula and Team Tula sent to me just after my daughter Willa was born.  Quite unexpectedly, we spent our first two weeks in the NICU and this ring sling was the first carrier that held my last baby, which makes it very, very special.

Thank you, Jenn! Willa, Jenn’s daughter, is seen wearing our ‘Stickers‘ Tula Backpack and her older daughter, Ava, is seen wearing ‘Play‘ and ‘Rainbow Showers‘.

#MyTulaStory: Allie Vella

Each parenting story is unique and deeply personal, looking very different even from child to child. As we strive to provide items that give parents confidence and support, we’re so honored to be by your side for it…even if just for a moment. Perhaps your Tula is a staple item in your everyday activities, or maybe discovering our carriers opened your world to a community, lifestyle or different path. We love hearing your stories and we are excited to be alongside you from chapter to chapter.

In honor of our Tula Kids Backpacks, a new Tula item that let’s us continue to be part of your parenting journey, we wanted to share stories from our own Team and Tula fans that reflect how Baby Tula intertwines with babywearing and parenting. Today, we share Allie’s #mytulastory. Allie is one of our long time Baby Tula employees who started off as a passionate new parent.

What’s your story? We want to read more stories under the #mytulastory hashtag! Tag us on Facebook and Instagram and share your stories with us!

1) How did your babywearing journey begin?

My friend Carla introduced me to the idea of babywearing when we were both pregnant in 2013. I attended a local babywearing meeting before my son was even born and started learning how to wrap and how to use all different carrier types. I was hooked on babywearing before I even gave birth!

2)    When did you learn about Baby Tula Carriers? What were some of your initial reasons for liking them?

Tula is a local company to me, pretty new back in 2013, and had a great reputation. The carrier really appealed to my aesthetics and I enjoyed the sense of community that surrounded them.

3)    How did you begin to work for Baby Tula?

I left my previous career when my son was 9 months old because it wasn’t a sustainable field for me to be in with an infant. I wanted to work someplace that was baby and family friendly and whose mission I had passion for. I was so lucky to land a position at Tula during a very exciting time of growth for the company.

4)    What is something that you love about Baby Tula and/or the community?

I love how colorful it is and seeing how there are so many ways for people to express their individuality through their Tulas!

5)    As your child grows, what’s a lasting memory or idea you’ve gained during your babywearing days?

So many memories! But mostly I will always cherish the countless memories of my son sleeping on me in a carrier and feeling his sweet breathing on my skin.

6)    What excites you about Baby Tula now?

Bringing new products to the market, like this backpack, that can keep the Tula love going with families who may have grown out of babywearing. I love that I am able to stay part of the community and share in the excitement still.

7)    What’s something people might not already know about you (in relation to Baby Tula)?

The carrier “Vivian” was named for my grandmother.

8) Do you have a “unicorn”/DISO (Desperate In Search Of)? Do you own it?

My DISO has always been a Xela or Vice Versa crème weft diamond weave Wrap Conversion – I was recently finally able to score one after 4 years, but I bought it for my sister and niece instead of myself 🙂

9) Is there a Tula item that you have that has special meaning to you?

My first wrap conversion carrier – we will keep it forever!

Thank you, Allie! Rocky, Allie’s son, is seen wearing our ‘Play‘ and ‘Rainbow Showers‘ Tula Kids Backpacks; along with one of our ‘Clever’ Tula Mini Toy Carriers.

Tula Halloween Babywearing Costumes

Fall is almost here and its time to start thinking about Halloween! Whether you’re heading to a Fall fair, Trick or Treating with an older child, or a Halloween Party, being able to babywear while you dress up is a helpful way to enjoy the festivities. We’ve put together a few of our favorite DIY babywearing Halloween costumes we saw, last year. Let us know what babywearing Halloween costumes you are planning or share your past ones!

“Tangled” Family Babywearing Costume

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Ash and Squirtle from Pokemon Babywearing Costume (Jami Ann J.)

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Pacman Babywearing Costume

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Pokemon Babywearing Costume (Melissa C.)

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Tom & Jerry and Mouse Trap Babywearing Costume

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Popcorn Babywearing Costume (Laura R.)

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Basketball Babywearing Costume

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Carrot, Broccoli and Sweet Pea Babywearing Costume (Danielle L.)

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Finding Nemo and Anemone Babywearing Costume

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Spider and Spider Web Babywearing Costume

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Maleficent and her Raven – Melina W.

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Star Wars Family Babywearing Costume

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Harry Potter Babywearing Costume (Jennifer S.)
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Tree and Koala Babywearing Costume (Jaimie K.)

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Chef and Spaghetti and Meatballs Babywearing Costume (Shelby, Timothy and Jack)

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Shark Babywearing Costume (Andrea G.)

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Spam Musubi Babywearing Costume (Aubrey C.)

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Basic Tula Moms (Maygen H.)

Toy Story Babywearing Costume

How to Tie Your Tula Torba Handbag

How to Tie Your Tula Torba Handbag

One of the best features of our Tula Torba handbags are the tie straps. We’ve seen a lot of great options for tying Tula Torba Handbags, whether just a basic knot or a fancy adjustable slip knot! Today, we wanted to share how to tie two adjustable knots in your Torba straps so you can wear it as a long crossbody or as a short shoulder purse.

Step 1


Start with your Torba straps laid out flat

Step 2


Fold each strap in half with the print on the outside

Step 3


Fold the left flap perpendicularly under the right flap with about 8-12 inches sticking out

Step 4


Take the bottom strap and fold it back over the top of the right strap

Step 5


Bring that folded over strap behind the right strap

Step 6


Tuck the remaining strap down into the wrapped part to create a knot

Step 7


Now take the right strap and fold it over the top of the other strap

Step 8


Fold that same strap under the other and out the top

Step 9


Bring that strap back over the top of where the straps intersect

Step 10


Bring the remaining part of the strap into the loop to create a knot

Step 11


You now have both adjustable knots in a short strap setting

Step 12


You can adjust the straps by pulling the knots towards the center to get a longer purse strap

Share photos of your Torba in action using #TulaTorba!