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Where Are They Now?

Baby Tula Models – Then and Now

We love featuring real local families in our photos, which is why you might recognize our little models as they are growing up! We thought it would be fun to feature some of our models that you’ve seen grow from babies to toddlers and beyond! Some have even been promoted to older brother or sister and they ALL have adorable personalities to share.

Raven

Current Age: 4 years
What is your favorite Tula print? Play
What do you want to be when you grow up? A mommy!

Ava

Current Age: 4 years
What is your favorite Tula print? Any mermaid print and wrap
What do you want to be when you grow up? Hardworking mermaid

Ari

Current Age: 2 years
What is your favorite Tula print? Look for Helpers
What do you want to be when you grow up? A tractor

Remi

Current Age: 6 1/2 years
What is your favorite Tula print? Stamps is cool
What do you want to be when you grow up? A librarian

Avery

Current Age: 20 months
What is your favorite Tula print? Garden Party – she loves bunnies!
What do you want to be when you grow up? A mommy – she loves babies, and also bossing her big brother around!

Mia

Current Age: 2.5 years
What is your favorite Tula print? Prance
What do you want to be when you grow up? An equestrian

Kaleo

Current age: 18 months
What is your favorite Tula print? Polar Caps, Splatter Jet
What do you want to be when you grow up? Play ball, drummer, surfer

Leo

Current Age: 4 years
What is your favorite Tula print? Stamps
What do you want to be when you grow up? A zoologist or safari guide

Levi

Current age: 3 years
What is your favorite Tula print? Stickers
What do you want to be when you grow up? Batman

Weston

Current age: 3 years
What is your favorite Tula print? Blossom, as my Mommy carriers baby sister in it all the time.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A tree

Willow Juliette

Current age: 2 years 9 months
What is your favorite Tula print? Glazed
What do you want to be when you grow up? Be candy and make unicorns

Rocky

Current age: 4 years
What is your favorite Tula print? The heart one (Love Noir)
What do you want to be when you grow up? An airplane pilot

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Baby Carrier Edition

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Baby Carrier

Don’t leave baby out of your ugly sweater party! Decorate your baby carrier for the ultimate hilarious holiday look that helps you enjoy the fun, hands-free.  Try one of these quick and easy DIYs, or share your own in the comments!

garlandGarland Decor
What you’ll need:
– Tula Baby Carrier of your choice. We used ‘Olive’ Tula Baby Carrier
– Strand of garland
– Mini ornaments
– Tape

How to:
1. Tie garland around the base of the top strap
2. Loosely pull garland to the bottom of the opposite strap and tie it around
3. Loosely pull garland to the opposite end base of the strap and tie it around
4. Loosely pull garland to bottom waistband and tape the end of the garland inside the waistband to secure it
5. Once garland is secured in zig-zag pattern, attach mini ornaments along garland.

 


bowsGift Bow Tree
What you’ll need:
– Tula Baby Carrier of your choice. We used ‘Delish’ Tula Baby Carrier
– Assortment of gift bows. Depending how big of a tree you want, we used 10 bows

How to:
1. Remove protective paper off sticky side of the bow
2. Starting from the top, place your biggest bow in the center at the height you desire
3. Work your way down creating your tree shape

4. Tape them done for added support.

 

 

 


bowPresent with Bow
What you’ll need:
– Tula Baby Carrier of your choice. We used ‘Urbanista’ Tula Baby Carrier
– Spool of wide gift ribbon
– Big ribbon bow
– Tape
– Scissors

How to:
1. Measure the height of your carrier from top to bottom and cut a piece of ribbon that length
2. Measure the width of your carrier from side to side a little higher than the center and cut a piece of ribbon that length
3. Use double sided tape to tape the ribbon to the carrier
4. Use double sided tape to tape a big bow where the ribbon crosses

 

 

 

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Anatomy of a Wrap Conversion Carrier

Anatomy of a Wrap Conversion Carrier

Baby Tula Wrap Conversion Carriers are our premiere, limited edition style of baby carriers. Artistic, unique designs, often utilizing handwoven and hand-dyed woven wraps, and handmade craftsmanship give our Wrap Conversion Carriers a distinct beauty that is rare and coveted. See why our Wrap Conversion Carriers are the epitome of luxury!

1. Made with luxurious woven wrap

Some Wrap Conversion Carriers are made with very exclusive, one-of-a-kind handwoven wraps, many of which have been hand-dyed or even hand-painted, and made specifically for Baby Tula.

2. Cushioned shoulder straps

The ultra-cushioned shoulder straps provide ultimate comfort for the wearer.

3. Sewn by hand

All Baby Tula Wrap Conversion Carriers are sewn by hand with care in Poland. Our seamstresses take special consideration when choosing placement of the woven wrap, ensuring a beautiful final product. Small details like the color of the leg padding and the pocket can make a big difference!

4. Leg padding

Keep baby comfortable with the coordinating leg padding. Soft and cushy, while adding a fun, colorful accent to your Wrap Conversion Carrier.

5. Coordinating waistband and hood

Get a clean and cohesive look with a waistband and hood made with the same coordinating woven wrap.

6. Padded waistband

Wide and padded waistband keeps wearer comfortable for long-time wearing and provides extra lumbar support.


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From Sketch to Free-to-Grow “Doodle”

From Sketch to Free-to-Grow “Doodle”

Part of what makes Baby Tula unique, is how we strive to provide an abundance of different prints and styles that let you express yourself, or special meaning, through our carriers, blankets, and backpacks (!!!). From bold, whimsical designs to more understated styles, we make an effort to have it all! A fun detail about some of our designs is that they usually start as sporadic doodles in the sketchbook of our creative graphic designer, Nicole! We chatted with Nicole to get to know her a little better and learn a bit more about the process of taking sketches into becoming our favorite Tula items that arrive at your doorstep or local retailer’s shop!

ABOUT TEAM TULA MEMBER, NICOLE:

Nicole comes to Tula HQ, in San Diego, by way of Madison, Wisconsin. She attributes her technical skills and honed “design thinking” to her time at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received her degree in Fine Arts in Design and Visual Communication. In addition to her knowledge in graphic design, Nicole also spent time traveling to explore art and the design industry.

Nicole was not familiar with Baby Tula before joining our team, but when applying for the position she went onto our website and fell in love with what she saw! We are excited to have Nicole on the team and have her fresh perspective inform our long standing effort to be creative.

ABOUT OUR GRAPHIC DESIGNER’S PROCESS:

Often, Nicole works closely with Ula, our founder and president, to start brainstorming and looking for inspiration, researching what people are most excited about, do some trend forecasting, and collaborate with our team to give the community what they want! Our main goal is to create a design for everyone, so they can see a Tula item and think, “This was meant for me!”

When possible, Nicole will work internally or with a partner brand to develop hand-drawn designs, like our original print used for the Doodle Free-to-Grow. It started with a mood board and some hand drawn sketches in a notebook. Then she’ll bring the sketches into Photoshop and Illustrator to refine, refine, refine, colorize, and organize into a pattern. The best variations of the design are shared with Ula and other Tula Team members for feedback. After which, there are many iterations until we finally reach an, “OMG YES” moment. Then, then our production team works to bring the design to life as it’s printed onto fabric and constructed into carriers, blankets, or backpacks. The process involves different expertise, inspiration, and collaboration because we enjoy bringing lots of different designs and forms of expression to you! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for previews and updates on all of our newest prints.

 

Love the Look & Feel of Tula

At Baby Tula, intuitive design and distinct style have always been driving forces in our product development. Ula, our founder, began Baby Tula because she wanted to reflect her own personality in her carrier, while she comfortably held her baby. This founding belief in expression and design have always grounded us in products that not only look great, but function effortlessly and let you keep doing what you love.

As the Tula community has grown, we are continuously listening to your feedback, watching the newest design trends, and pushing ourselves to create appealing Tula Baby Carriers, Wovens, and Blankets! Whether your personal look is more muted or whimsical or feminine, Baby Tula has a carrier for you. We have found inspiration in various forms, such as: analogue film, tiled floors our design team has spotted on their travels, architecture, flowers, and of course, our children!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Spring we were awarded a European Product Design Award for our Cacti Tula Baby Carrier. The award celebrates excelled product design in products ranging from futuristic vehicles to intelligent gardening, and we are very pleased to have been recognized in such a distinct field of products bringing the best of design to our everyday lives.

Be sure to watch our Style Guide page for updates on seasonal trends, choosing the perfect baby carrier for you, and of course fashion inspiration from our photo shoots! We also love seeing what you wear while using your Tula baby carrier, so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram (@tulababycarriers) for the chance to be featured on our feeds.