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Tula Baby Carrier

The Tula Baby Carrier is both a very simple carrier and a luxury carrier. What? Well, here's the deal...handmade in Poland by expert seamstresses, these 100% cotton (with ├ľko-Tex Standard 100 certificate) soft structured carriers are sized fairly large (the Toddler Version larger still) and have a lovely comfy 3-part waistband with padded legholes. There is a unique buckle at the top of each shoulder strap that allows you to customize the fit past what you can do with the regular shoulder strap buckles. The stitching is really excellent and the fabrics are lovely. Solid colored Tulas have a pocket on the outside of the body, prints don't.

You can't do things like cross the straps or do a facing-out carry, and there are no special configurations for newborns or for use as a highchair or any of that. No toy straps. No hip carry. But if you want a really nicely made simple carrier that does front and back carries and has a comfy waistband, the Tula is quite luxurious within that category.

Be aware that if you have a lunger or a leaner or an archer, this is probably not a great carrier for you. The Tulas are quite wide at the top of the carrier body, and allow a lot of movement on the part of your baby. If your baby is super active in the carrier, this freedom of movement might pull on your shoulders too much as you compensate for all that motion. But if you have a fairly mellow baby, or a baby that really doesn't like to be constrained at all, this would be a good choice.

It has a fairly wide fit range, though if you are tiny, the inability to cross the straps might be a downside. On the upper end, plus-sized moms and dads should know that there is lots and lots of strap length that should allow for lots of room on the upper end of the fit range.

Tulas take a long time to get to us (we waited almost three months for the first shipment), so our quantities are limited and available prints will vary. If you see one you like, get it before someone else does!

Tula Baby Carrier Details

  • Weight range is 7-20kg or about 15-45 pounds. Not recommended for newborns or small floppy babies.
  • The Tula does front carry (facing in) and back carry.
  • Carrier body is roomy throughout, tall and wide and very spacious at the top opening, so if you have a baby that hates to be constrained and is pretty mellow, this would be a good choice of carrier for you. If you have a wild baby that likes to lean, lunge and arch, they will probably be happy in this carrier, but your shoulders may not appreciate all the movement it allows, especially from side to side.
  • Beautifully sewn by expert Polish seamstresses, paid a good hourly wage. Each carrier is sewn by one person from beginning to end, and it shows in the lovely construction of these carriers.
  • Padded leg holes to prevent chafing.
  • Elastic safety loop on the waistband buckle.
  • Removable sleeping hood is made adjustable by the use of elastic straps that secure to hooks on the shoulder straps.
  • Pocket on the hip belt for additional storage
  • Solid colored Tulas have a large outer pocket on the carrier body. Solid colors include In the Dark (black) and Pike (gray.

Tula Baby Carrier with sleeping hood up to support your sleeping baby's head.
Tula Baby Carrier with sleeping hood up, ready to support your sleeping baby's head.

And now, Tula waistband, shoulder and chest straps, for those who like to see details.
Tula Baby Carrier - Straps

Are you wondering what the size difference between the Baby and Toddler Tulas is? Look at this, Tula Toddler is on the left, Tula Baby on the right. So the Tula Baby can be used with toddlers, but the Tula Toddler is made specifically for them. Much larger dimensions.
Size difference between the Baby and Toddler Tulas

Tula Toddler
Measurements
Tula Baby
Measurements
Panel:
45 cm tall & 48 cm wide
(17.7 inches tall & 18.9 inches wide)
Panel:
39 cm tall & 37 cm wide
(15.4 inches tall & 14.6 inches wide)
Hip belt:
12 cm tall (4.7 inches tall)
Hip belt:
12 cm tall (4.7 inches tall)
Weight of the carrier:
0.80 kg (1.7 pounds)
Weight of the carrier:
0.80 kg (1.7 pounds)

Tula Baby Carrier
L'il Rascals
$149
Blue and green stylized racoon print, with navy blue waistband and straps.
Tula Baby Carrier - L'il Rascals


Tula Baby Carrier
Flock
$149
Dark blue waistband and straps. The body panel has a light blue background with orange-pink flamingoes on it.
Tula Toddler Carrier - Flock


Tula Baby Carrier
Black Billow
$149
Eye-catching geometric white pattern on a black background, with black straps and waistband.
Tula Baby Carrier - Billow Black


Tula Baby Carrier
Purple Hummingbirds
$189
Limited edition Tula embroidered with a black design of two hummingbirds under a tree on purple canvas.
Tula Baby Carrier - Purple Hummingbird


Tula Baby Carrier
Gray Hummingbirds
$189
Limited edition Tula embroidered with a black design of two hummingbirds under a tree on gray canvas.
Tula Baby Carrier - Grey Hummingbirds


Tula Baby Carrier
Star
$189
Limited edition Tula embroidered with a hand cut star stitched onto grey canvas.
Tula Baby Carrier - Grey Hummingbirds


Tula Baby Carrier
Folk Birds
$149
Colorful birds and jungle print on a chocolate background, with chocolate waistband and straps.
Tula Baby Carrier - Folk Birds


Tula Baby Carrier
Rockets
$149
Rockets and spaceships on a black space background. Aqua waistband and straps.
Tula Baby Carrier - Rockets


Tula Baby Carrier
Blue ZigZag
$149
Blue chevron zig zag print with gray sleeping hood and red polka dot detailing on leg padding.
Tula Baby Carrier - Blue ZigZag


Tula Baby Carrier
Gray Zigzag
$149
Gray/cream chevron print with mustard sleeping hood and leg padding.
Tula Baby Carrier - Gray Zigzag
Tula Baby Carrier - Gray Zigzag


Tula Baby Carrier
Urbanista
$149
Solid black, pocket on the waistband.
Tula Baby Carrier - Urbanista


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