Can be used in both front and back carry,
Can be used from 15-45 pounds,
Can be used from birth with optional accessory 'Tula Infant Insert',
Provides an ergonomic M-position seat supporting optimal development for baby’s body,
Is hand made from 100% Öko-Tex Standard 100 certified cotton,
Includes a removable hood to support baby’s head while asleep, protect from sun or wind, and allow for comfortable breastfeeding,
Includes a front pocket for storing on-the-go necessities.
We first got the standard Tula when my daughter was about 9 months old.
It appeared to be a very popular carrier so we decided to try it out, suitable for myself and Daddy.
When it arrived it came in a Tula box (some don't but it varies) and included an instruction booklet. The instructions were very simple to understand and the carrier itself seemed quite self-explanatory.
Out of the box, it felt quite firm but I had been assured that it softens up in time with use. We tried out a front carry and my daughter fit quite well. We waited until she was older as she was very petite and we had used wraps previously.
Once on, the carrier was very comfortable and my daughter seemed to fit snugly against my chest and easily fell asleep.
It's very simple to use, not too bulky or too many straps. There is a nice firm padded waist belt with one buckle which has safety elastic which is very comfortable. Nicely padded shoulder straps with one pull to adjust, adjustable chest strap, and two pfa’s (perfect fit adjusters), I personally had these pulled closed to get a better overall fit.
The Tula does not offer the option for crossover straps, but with the chest belt, this did not appear to be an issue for myself or my partner.
The canvas is quite lightweight, and the whole thing rolls up small enough to pop in a bag if needed for days out. There is also a small pocket on the waistband, which is a good size for your keys or to hold a baby wearing mirror if you have one.
The Tula comes with a detachable flat hood that has elastics to secure. For a smaller child this works well and provides support when sleeping. For an older child or toddler, this doesn't seem to fit as well or for as long. There are many options for getting custom hoods made that are larger and fit better.
There are so many different designs and patterns of Tula’s it's hard to keep up with them all. Many are available at most retailers worldwide, but there are also many exclusives, mostly in the US, so it's easy to become confused with them all. We chose a pattern that suited us and that daddy was also happy to wear; skulls.
Price and value for money - £95+ depending on design and exclusivity
If you want a carrier that you are going to get plenty of use out of then it's fab. Yes it's slightly pricey, but worth it for the amount of use we had from it. xx