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Customize Your Carrier

How to Customize Your Baby Carrier

We’re all about expression, which is why we have so many different carrier options to help you find your perfect style. But as special as our carriers are, have you ever thought of creating your own one-of-a-kind Tula Carrier? With the addition of a custom hood, reach straps and/or suck pads, it’s possible to create a baby carrier that is unique to you and your baby!

Suck Pads

What are Suck Pads? Suck pads are detachable covers to put over your arm straps where they meet the panel. Sometimes, babies like to try and suck on the arm straps. By adding suck pads to your carrier, you’re able to easily remove them to wash, prevent wear to your carrier, AND add extra flare!

Reach Straps

What are Reach Straps? Reach straps connect to the hood on your baby carrier. When you’re back carrying, reach straps give you added length to be able easily reach and pull the hood over baby while they’re sleeping!

Custom Hoods

A really unique way to personalize your carrier is by getting a custom hood to replace hood that comes with your carrier! This is the ultimate way to add flair in a theme or style that speaks to you.

We’ve seen people create animals, put inspirational quotes, make a hood in a matching or coordinating print of the carrier…the options are endless!

 

Visit our Pinterest board for more inspiration, join our Tula Love Facebook group to see a list of customizers, and share your finished product with us by tagging us @Baby Tula or @tulababycarriers!

Statement in Response to #GrandmaGoneWild’s Blog Post

Recently, a blog post was shared detailing the experience of a retailer that applied to carry our products and was denied. In the blog post, the retailer described how they were denied despite meeting our stated criteria. Our response to them was done very poorly and information available to us was not properly considered during the application review process. They were left to believe that the denial was based on their race. Once the blog post was published and we were made aware of the pain we caused, we reached out to the retailer again to apologize and clarify our reasoning. But, again, our team did not handle the communication with this retailer well.

We are incredibly sorry for the hurt we have caused and for the way that Crunchy Boutique was initially responded to. We are also very sorry for the harm we have caused to marginalized communities in the babywearing community.

Since this morning, we have been in communication with Lauren and Keema of Crunchy Boutique. They have been incredibly generous in allowing us to speak with them and move forward to correct the mistakes and hurt we have caused. We are deeply honored to welcome Crunchy Boutique as a retailer and support them as a black-owned natural parenting store. They are trailblazers in the community and they have agreed to work with us to ensure that more voices of color are represented, valued, and that we do not make the same mistakes we have made again. Thank you to Crunchy Boutique for doing the continued labor of teaching us better practices, with regards to diversity and inclusivity.

Moving forward, our team will be participating in inclusivity training, in part facilitated by Crunchy Boutique and an Inclusivity and Diversity consultant who we are working with. We will reformat our retailer application to allow for retailers to share what makes them unique and how they support their local community. We will also continue to work harder to support people of color, black-owned businesses, and organizations so that they are given rightfully deserved space in this community.

Baby Tula in no way supports racism or hate. We, as a company, have much to learn and we understand the importance of educating oneself so that our business practices align with the just and equal world we want to live in. We want the babywearing community to reflect that as well, and will do our part to be part of the progress we want to see there.We want to thank everyone who is taking the time to help us through this journey: in particular Keema and Lauren of Crunchy Boutique, and Donna of Black Women Do Cloth Diaper. We hope to move forward and uplift the voices of marginalized communities for their incredible work and do better by them in the future.

For further clarity, here if the original blog post.

Babywearing Educator Spotlight: Kristy Gill

Babywearing educators are a wonderful asset to the babywearing community. Their experience, knowledge and passion for babywearing can help caregivers overcome challenges and gain confidence in wearing their baby. We appreciate the role that babywearing educators play in our community and we are excited to celebrate their role through this series of babywearing educator spotlights.

Our next Babywearing Educator spotlight is on a passionate long time educator from the Denver Metro Area. We asked Kristy Gill, of  Babywearing Basics, to answer some questions about herself and her role as an educator.

Tell Us About Your Business.
Babywearing Basics is based in the Denver Metro area. We do small group workshops and private consultations to give caregivers hands on help, and to support them in finding the best fit with their carriers.
We also work with several retailers and manufactures doing anything from training staff, helping with events and meetups, to working at trade shows and conferences.

How did you get involved with babywearing?
Previous to my oldest being born in 2010, I had been a nanny and actually wore the baby I cared for so I knew it was a great parenting tool. When my oldest was born, he always wanted to be in my arms, so using a carrier made life easier as a new mother. We lived in SoCal at the time, and I actually lived right across the street from Laura Brown, founder of Babywearing LA, so I quickly fell down the rabbit hole. Some neighbors borrow sugar, and I borrowed carriers. When we moved to Colorado, I knew I wanted to get involved in the local community and help parents with a tool that is invaluable in my own parenting journey.

What do you find most rewarding as a babywearing educator?

I do a lot of work with new moms who don’t know that “babywearing” is a thing. Carriers are just another piece of baby gear (and to some it remains that way, and that is okay, too). Helping them to find a carrier that works for them, and empower them on their own parenting journey is really fulfilling for me.

What is one important tip you like to share with new or first time babywearers?

If at first you don’t succeed, try again – or find a group or educator that can help you! Sometimes getting hands on help can make all the difference when trying to get a good fit with your carrier. 

THANK YOU KRISTY! 

To connect with Kristy, visit her Facebook page and Instagram.

If you would like to nominate a babywearing educator to be featured on the Tula blog and Facebook, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MXmdmoof68jhHn6n547gd-9iUJLNBj46kQhYlrtPzbQ/viewform

If you would like to nominate yourself to be featured in our Babywearing Educator Spotlight, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IMF9cr6on1G64nBCArY2Vih1kI1cP9K7LVNWRUBtjAM/viewform

15 Times We Proved Tula ‘Sleepy Dust’ Is Real

15 Times We Proved Tula ‘Sleepy Dust’ Is Real

Have you heard that Baby Tula products come packed with magic ‘sleepy dust’? Well, we have 15 photos to prove that the ‘sleepy dust’ is REAL!

Share your sleepy dust photos with us using the hashtag #tulasleepydust!

1. When ‘sleepy dust’ and magnificent transfer skills combine!

Heart Shaped transfers never get old 💗 #tulawoven #migaloodelight #toddlerwearing #tulababycarriers #acidwash

A photo posted by Marisol Hernandez (@cush_factor) on

2. ‘Sleepy dust’ hit in the middle of Target…more time for perusing!

The best trips to #target are when your baby naps the whole time, am I right? 🙌🏻

A photo posted by Jessica 🌿 (@jessicajeanwalters) on

3. Our Tula Baby Blankets come jam-packed with ‘sleepy dust’ too!

4. Team Tula children are NOT immune to ‘sleepy dust’!

5. Don’t confuse sand with ‘sleepy dust’ from our baby carriers!

Strolling along with my favorite little people 🐕👶🏼👶🏼🐠🐚💦

A photo posted by Brittany (@mermaama) on

6. Dancey Dolls Stomp Ring Sling ‘sleepy dust’ in full effect!

snoozing at the beach 🌊

A photo posted by stephanie s (@_heystephanie) on

7. Mom + Archer Baby Carrier = ‘sleepy dust’ to the extreme!

8. Even Ula can’t keep the ‘sleepy dust’ away from her children!

9. When transferred successfully, the ‘sleepy dust’ stays strong!

🙏🏻 #tula #tulababycarriers #tulatransfer #babywearing #wearthem #didibobs #successfultransfer

A photo posted by d i d i b o b s (@didibobs) on

10. No matter where you are, Tula Baby Blankets can emit ‘sleepy dust’ powers!

11. The power of ‘sleepy dust’ can work on twins too, especially with the help of a handy Tula Ring Sling!

12. Watch out! ‘Sleepy dust’ can hit in unexpected places!

13. Another Team Tula child is hit hard by the Woven Wrap ‘sleepy dust’!

Dorothy with Oz 💕#tuladorothy #tulalovecollective #babywearing #backcarry

A photo posted by Priscilla Parra (@priscilla_with_two) on

14. Ring Sling ‘sleepy dust’ works extra hard to help when your loved one doesn’t feel well!

15. Tula Baby Blanket ‘sleepy dust’ helps with newborn photo shoots!

Do you believe us now? Share your sleepy dust photos with us using the hashtag #tulasleepydust!

Proof that Babywearing Makes Traveling with Kids Easy!

15 Ways Babywearing Makes Travel with Baby Easier!

Whether you seek to travel the world or are taking your family on a holiday vacation, we can agree that having a comfortable baby carrier makes traveling so much easier! Maneuvering around crowds on busy streets or airports, naps while on the move, and free hands to manage your other travel needs are just a few reasons why we have found that a Tula Baby Carrier can be helpful. We’ve compiled some photos below showing proof that babywearing makes traveling with kids easy! Check out the photos below, showing the perfect combo: travel and babywearing, along with some associated travel tips!

1) Packing light? A Tula Ring Sling fits compactly in your bag and can be quickly adjusted to comfortably hold your baby!

Pretty heavenly #venice #venezia #mummyandson #babyboy #babytula #gondola

A photo posted by @kris_tsk on

2) A back carry can make carrying a larger child more comfortable for long periods. It can also make it easier to see and navigate uneven terrain found on hikes or rural walks.


3) The Tula family has always loved traveling and that’s exactly why the Tula Baby Carrier was created! An ergonomic position allows for longer comfortable carrying which is what the founders of Baby Tula needed on their travels.

Yes, our hands are full but not as full as our hearts. 💕💕 #babytula #tulababycarriers #tulajet #babywearingdad

A photo posted by Tula Baby Carriers (@tulababycarriers) on

4) At times, your travel style is important and what better way to make a statement then with a Tula Baby Carrier in a design you love!


5) Perhaps your travels include pets or other children that that you’ll also need a free hand for.

It’s always worth the hike from the top

A photo posted by Bex Langdale (@bexlangdale) on

6) Many international cities or tourist destinations have narrow walkways or long walks to get to important monuments, making it difficult for little legs to manage on their own.


7) Knowing that baby is close and secure can make taking in the sights that much more relaxing.

My parents brought me on this journey when I was little and now, me to you my sweet child ♡

A photo posted by Joey Chong (@joeyspace) on

8) Stairs! Do we need to say more!


9) Managing luggage and an airport is near impossible without a baby carrier!

10) Having the option of a Tula Toddler Carrier can help with older children who still need to rest.


11) From the point of view of a baby carrier, your child can also take in the sites!

12) Travel can be tough on little ones. Having the comfort of being close can help them get through the long travel days. @ricocast @getlostwith


13) Some places only a carrier can go!

All aboard the ferry to the Ferry Boat Inn! ⚓️ #perfectsunday #riverdart #mummylife

A photo posted by J o a n n a ⚓️ (@riviera_mummy) on

14) Often without a car while traveling, a Tula Baby Carrier can help make using public transport easy!


15) With baby in a Tula Baby Carrier, its just one less thing to have to hold onto!

SAFE TRAVELS and be sure to share your additional travel tips with us!