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Valentine’s Day + 1: 5 Ways to Celebrate with Your Partner and Baby

Valentine’s Day + 1: 5 Ways to Celebrate with Your Partner and Baby

If you’re a recent parent, you might not be thinking about Valentine’s Day but spending quality time with your partner is truly important! Time spent connecting with them often helps make the struggles of parenting less stressful for each of you. So, make plans to celebrate your Valentine; and if you’re not ready or don’t have someone who can care for your child, we put together some ideas of how you can celebrate Valentine’s Day (or just about any other day) with your partner and baby!

The key to celebrating Valentine’s Day with baby in tow is, of course, babywearing! Your baby can stay in comfortable, snug surroundings while you and your partner make time for each other. Baby’s needs for rest and connection are met while in your Tula Baby Carrier, which allows you a bit of freedom to make time for your special one, as well. Here, are 5 things to keep in mind when celebrating Valentine’s Day while you are babywearing:


Keep it Simple

Finding quality time with your partner doesn’t have to mean big extravagant plans. Simple tasks like taking a walk or tackling a home project together can become an opportunity for you to catch up with your partner. Keeping the event simple makes it far easier to “plan” and it still can be meaningful. Just be sure to make a rule to keep the conversation about each other and use the time to catch up and/or connect.

Plan for Something Early

Making a dinner reservation early in the evening, or doing Valentine’s breakfast or lunch together, can make for a less stressful “night out”. With baby relaxing in the carrier, and a far less busy restaurant, you can enjoy a nice meal or treat and be home before bedtime!

Have a Night IN

A “date” with your partner can happen at home! Cooking dinner together, having your favorite meal delivered, or perhaps a movie after baby is asleep can make an evening at home a little more festive and allow you to focus on your partner in more comfortable surroundings for everyone.

Stay Casual

Your Valentine’s day doesn’t have to include fancy dinner reservations. Try to do something that you and your partner both love to do that doesn’t require too much preparation or planning. A hike to a beautiful view or grabbing frozen yogurt are just a couple examples of casual ways to celebrate your partner that allow you to be flexible with the timing or adjust to work around baby’s needs.


It’s the Little Things

Doing a few little things can be a really romantic way to celebrate with your partner without having to stress over one big event (or day) to celebrate. Writing sweet notes to hide or give to them throughout the week, playing your wedding song, or scrolling through some old photos you have and recalling fun memories are just little things you can do to show affection and love for your partner without having to find time alone.

It’s wonderful to have some time alone with your partner, but that doesn’t have to be the only way you can enjoy your Valentine this year. And these activities can most definitely become a regular way that you and your partner make time to celebrate your love. Share your own Valentine’s day plans or tell us if you have more ideas on how you can balance relationship and parenting time.

This sweet video was made a few years ago and showcases a night out with a little third wheel. 😉

The Carrier That Just Fits

The Carrier That Just Fits

Leave the bulk behind with the Tula Baby Carrier. We’ve shared our community’s tips and tricks for baby carrier storage at home, but now we want to share the creative ways to hold/store/carry your carrier when you’re on the go. The great thing about Tula Baby Carrier is that they are made without any additional bulk or hardware, so you can easily store them in your suitcase, backpack, diaper bag or even on your body, without taking up too much room! Comfort doesn’t need to be bulky! We strive to make our carriers functional and stylish!

Here are some of the easy ways to store your baby carrier when you’re not using it.

On your stroller

Across your body

In your Tula Backpack

Around your waist

In your diaper bag

How to Fold Your Baby Carrier

Not sure how to fold your baby carrier? Here’s a step-by-step graphic to show you how to keep it compact and secure!

How do you carry your Tula Baby Carrier when you’re not using it?! Use #babytula to share your photo and you could be featured on our Facebook or Instagram!

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




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