I don’t know that Tula Baby Carriers really needs my endorsement. These carriers sell like… I want to say “hot cakes,” but I don’t know what a “hot cake” is. They sell like Pumpkin Spice Lattes on the first day of fall? Like ponchos in a rainstorm? Like Tickle Me Elmo that year when every kid had to have a Tickle Me Elmo? You get my gist.
We have the Toddler Tula for Cub, and he still rides in it on occasion when his legs can no longer support the burden of his 35-pound body and we’ve foreseen this eventuality and remembered to bring it.
Little Miss Cub has been riding in our Standard Tula since 8 lbs, enveloped in a newborn insert. Now at somewhere between 12-13 lbs, she can sit comfortably in our Tula without the insert, and she rides in style!
Our Tula is comfortable, and it’s easy to adjust to get the perfect carry. Just today, I wore Little Miss for hours in the Tula in order to write this review, bake apple muffins (that turned out to be a loaf since we don’t actually own muffin tins), do four loads of laundry and put it away, accept an actual arm-full of packages from our mailman (who knows my son by name) and put Cub onto the potty a bunch of times
I find it easier to tighten at the back and under the arms compared to others we’ve tried. I am totally autonomous in the Tula, I don’t need another person to help with anything.
Comfortably carrying Little Miss Cub means I can spot Cub while he’s climbing on the playground. I love the thick, supportive waistband, the padded straps, the super wide and high-backed seat… and, of course, that there is a print to suit every taste! (And make you want to start a collection.)
The wide seat features extra cushioning along the edges:
The nap hood snaps to the inside of the carrier when needed, and is stored in the waist pouch. The nap hood attaches to clasps on the straps. I know that the nearly $200 price tag of a Tula carrier can throw people off. It’s definitely a lot of money. I’m going to make a couple of arguments that make me sound like a used car saleswoman, but bear with me. If you plan on babywearing often in lieu of using a stroller, then you need a carrier that will last and that will be comfortable and user friendly. Until Cub was at least two years old, I was using a carrier at least every second day (although honestly the truer calculation is probably closer to daily). If you use your Tula every two days while your child is under two, that’s like 50 cents per day. Then, you use it on your second child. Then, you sell it. And while your car decreases in value as soon as you drive it off the lot, there’s actually a possibility that the Tula you bought for $200 increases in value by the time you come to sell it. For argument’s sake, let’s say you can recuperate 50% of your purchase price (you’ll get more): there’s pretty much nothing else that I can think of that you will use for your baby that will resell as well as a Tula.
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I received a small discount on my carrier in exchange for promoting Lil’ Monkey Cheeks as an awesome Tula retailer (which it is). If you are in the US, you can score your Tula via my affiliate link to Nicki’s Diapers.
Do you have a Tula? Is it your dream carrier?