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How to Wear Your Tula Baby Blanket as a Scarf

Our Tula Baby Blankets aren’t just for your baby — these blankets can make the perfect accessory to any outfit as a stylish and easy scarf! We’re sharing some photos for inspiration on different ways to wear Tula Baby Blanket as a comfortable scarf.

Infinity Scarf

Classic Loop

Double Sided Twist

Wrap Around

Here’s a quick video where we walk you through turning your baby blanket into a scarf:

Not sure what kind of scarf you want to do? Our friend, Rachel Parker, did this video with several different styles!

Babywearing Workouts and Exercise Routines

Babywearing Workouts & Exercise Routines

A new year often means setting goals to start fresh and get healthy…but it can be hard to find the time to fit exercise into your day when you have a family. With the help of a Tula Baby Carrier, we think there’s a way to accomplish all your resolutions and take care of baby’s needs! We’ve compiled some of our favorite babywearing workouts shared by caregivers just like you, that find creative ways to combine bonding with your little one and getting a workout.

Dance Workout

Our friends at MomTogether created this super fun dance workout that you can do while babywearing, pregnant or postpartum and it’s a great way to have your baby giggling or snoozing!

Dumbbell Workout

We love how Sia, from Diary of a Fit Mommy Official, incorporates her kids in her [almost] daily workout routines – check out this one where she uses her daughter, a Carrier and a couple dumbbells and you’ve got yourself a quick workout!

Babywearing Lunges

Lunges are a great body-weight move to sculpt and tone your legs, but instead of using weights, use your baby! See how Randi, from thedresscode_, skips the babysitter and incorporates Harlie into her workouts!

Babywearing Stretches and Leg Workouts

We love the way Madisen Clark, from livingwithalittleextra, incorporate little Londynn in not only her workouts but also in her stretches! Check out her moves!

In our previous blog on The Many Layers of Babywearing, Dr. Stephanie Williams Libs, DC shares how beneficial babywearing is for your first exercise postpartum. She shares, “The weight of babywearing is the closest thing to having our baby bump, so it’s a slow transition adapting to not having that weight in our belly, which leads to better spine and core stability.”

We love seeing you and your baby bonding through everyday activities! Share how you use babywearing to keep doing what you love – tag us on Instagram @tulababycarriers or use #babytula.

Please note: Before performing any exercises, confirm with your doctor/medical provider that you are cleared to engage in physical activities. Follow our manufacturer guidelines when using your carrier during workouts.

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

 

 

 

Share your ugly Christmas sweater with us on our Instagram or Facebook!

Winter Styled by you!

Keeping yourself warm and cozy while holding your little one close is important during the cooler months. Check out some of our favorite winter styles rocked by our Tula fans, and comment below what is your favorite Tula for winter! If you need tips for babywearing in the cold, be sure to read our other blog post here.

 

 

Beginners Guide to Using a Ring Sling

Beginners Guide to Using a Ring Sling

Our friend, Larissa, from Living in Color Blog, has graciously shared her beginner’s guide to using a ring sling with us so we could share the helpful information with you! Whether you have no idea what a ring sling is, or have been considering one but wanted more information, read through this guide where Larissa answers some common questions and gives some helpful tips!


If you’re anything like I was as a new mom, you don’t know A THING about ring slings, woven wraps or soft structured carriers. I hope to demystify what these other carrier options are and share additional tips for using them. Babywearing has most definitely made me a better mom.

Here’s a list of commonly questions I get about ring slings and my answers!

What is a ring sling?
A ring sling is a piece of woven wrap cut to a specific length (depending on size) and sewn at the shoulder with rings to create a convenient “sling” to use to carry a baby.
How does it work?
So chances are when you receive your sling it will be unthreaded, meaning the rings will be up top and the end of the sling will hang freely. The first thing you need to do is thread the rings. See this video that helped me when I was learning how to thread.
After your sling is threaded, you are now ready to practice using it. The rings hold the wrap sling in a way that allows you to create a hammock-like seat, wrap around your baby’s back up to their neck, and then tighten carefully. Read on for tips on using a ring sling!
Who needs a ring sling?
Anyone who wants to carry a newborn. In my opinion, ring slings are the easiest to use with newborns. Anyone who wants to run a quick errand and wants a compact, easy to adjust carrier. Also, someone who has a baby or toddler that you would prefer to hold in a hip carry. Most caregivers will want to carry your baby or child on your hip anyway. So, why not have a nice and supportive piece of fabric to help you do it and free up your hands?
Is a ring sling the only carrier I need for my baby?
Yes and no. If you have a newborn or super light baby, then yes, all you need is a ring sling. At around six months I started wearing G in her soft structured carriers too since they help distribute weight a bit better for older babies. But I still use my ring slings too – just for different reasons! I use three types of carriers daily. A ring sling, woven wrap, and soft structured carrier. They each have different functions and you can read more about that in this post here.
How old does baby have to be to be worn in a ring sling?
Each sling has it’s own weight limit depending on the fabric and the age of the child. Generally, 35 pounds is a good maximum baseline. You can generally wear a newborn in a ring sling right away (assuming there are no medical problems – be sure to consult a medical professional before officially wearing your newborn in a sling – just to be safe.) I wear my 17-month-old in a ring sling daily and still feel very comfortable with her in it. She loves it so much.
How do I get one?
There are buy, sell, trade groups on Facebook, or you can easily buy one on BabyTula.com. That is my favorite place to buy ring slings, which brings me to my next question.
What are your favorite ring slings, Larissa?
I have owned quite a few ring slings in several different types of material. Baby Tula tencel blend ring slings are my favorite fabric/types because of their cute prints and their special tencel material they use. Of the four that currently live here now, three of them are Tula.
Which fabric is best for a ring sling?
I would say tencel blend like I mentioned above, 100% cotton, or bamboo are my recommended fabrics.
How do I know what size I need?
Here’s the thing – when I bought my first sling I had people tell me to get a S/M (small/medium) because that’s what t-shirt size I wear, but I prefer a L/XL (large/extra-large) aka, LOOOOONG tails!
I love the long tails because they serve three purposes: the first is beautiful flowy fabric, the second is a makeshift nursing cover, and the third is extra support at neck or bum or another layer of warmth for baby! It’s a win-win with longer tails, but honestly it’s a personal preference thing!
My size guide in the image below is for Baby Tula Ring Sling sizes. For ring slings that are converted from small pieces of woven wrap, just look at the inches and then refer back to this guide.
S/M – 77 inches
L/XL – 87 inches

THREE TIPS FOR USING A RING SLING

1. Create a deep seat.
When your baby is carried in the ring sling, in a deep seat, you create a position that is very safe and more comfortable. This deep seat prevents them from undoing the “seat” of the carrier when baby straightens their legs.
Check out the photos of G in our ring slings. The bottom third of the ring sling fabric is pulled across her bottom, thighs and supporting her “seat” from the crook of one knee to the crook of the other knee.
2. Make sure you start with ring sling mostly tightened
The graphic below shows optimal comfort and tips for using ring slings. To make sure your ring sling is secured in an optimal position, tighten the fabric of the sling in THREE sections: top third, middle third and bottom third. Start with the sling snug with just enough room to get your baby into the carrier. If your ring sling is loose, it could make it uncomfortable.
3. Make sure there are no twists in fabric on your back.
The fabric that goes across your back should be flat and snug on your back so that it doesn’t mess with the seat or the fabric that’s threaded through the rings.
For a comprehensive list of FAQ’s visit Baby Tula’s FAQs page or get additional help when you sign up for Baby Tula’s Video Fit Checks!
Bonus tip: Be patient and take your time with learning. You WILL get frustrated, but I can also promise that with practice and determination, you will get good at it. Be confident! Baby Tula offers amazing instructional resources on how to use your ring slings.