Babywearing. It’s no secret I am into it. Wearing a nugget is one of my very favorite things to do, so when I have the chance I jump at it. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have a ton of baby carriers in my apartment (which is *interesting* since I don’t have kids of my own) and I love them all. Throughout my time in this crazy baby space I’ve tried a ton of carriers….and then there are some I’m not as familiar with.
I remember the first time I saw a Tula. It was a couple years ago during a photo shoot….and it wasn’t just ONE Tula. There were 4 or 5 out of a group of 12 people–and that was unplanned. I chatted with the moms wearing them and they were all completely obsessed with them. It seemed that Tula was very popular, but also very “underground” in the world of carriers.
Tula Carriers come in Baby and Toddler sizes. Baby is suitable from 15-45 lbs, and from 7.7 lbs with the Tula Infant Insert. The waistband is built into sections to wrap around your waist comfortably, and there’s the VERY important pouch built into that waistband for storing your phone, keys, wallet, Sour Patch Kids, or whatever. The Toddler Tula has the same great construction but has a wider and taller panel to support taller kiddos. Tulas can also be worn on the front facing inward, or on the back.
I’ve worn a Tula Toddler Carrier. Once. I found it incredibly comfortable, the fabric felt great, the waistband was nice and wide (which is not only comfortable but helps hide muffintop), and it was easy to put on. The pattern was ZigZag and I thought it was pretty attractive. I have several friends with Tulas and they love them. Clearly LOADS of you do as well. I wish I could tell you so much more from my personal experience, but I am currently waiting on my Tula to be shipped to me—but that is NOT going to stop you all from enjoying them.
So, until I get my Tula in the mail, I’m gonna be GIVING THEM AWAY ALL WEEK. Yeah. That sounds like a plan. And then I’m gonna review my very own. Finally.
I’d also like to interrupt this post to quote the Tula site. I found this quite nice:
“We do not support criticism and looking down at parents for the type of a wrap or carrier they chose to use. We believe that every parent tries to make the best decision for his baby. “
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU READ THAT ON A BABY CARRIER WEBSITE??? Tula, you had me at “do not support criticism”— #StrongWork.
Winner will get to choose their size (Baby or Toddler).
Today’s carrier is the Tula “The Star.” The Star is a grey carrier with a black star hand-appliqued to the front panel with black thread. It looks pretty awesome.