Tula Baby Carrier & Toddler Carrier in Retro BikesWe added Tula Baby Carriers to our lineup of buckle carriers in November of 2013, and they have quickly become our hottest selling carrier.  I’m very careful about adding carriers to our product lineup and I only bring  on a new line when I feel it really has something special to add to our selection.  It’s important to me that I be able to stand behind each and every one of our products as a truly awesome baby carrier.

Well, after a few months of working with customers in person, I have to tell you: I am well and truly sold on Tula Carriers!

What makes Tula Carriers stand out?

1. Tula Carriers fit a wide range of babywearing body types, from petite (a 5′ mama with a small frame) to fluffy to tall!  This is because Tulas are super adjustable – the shoulder straps extend to make the carrier fit a huge range of sizes.

2. Tulas provide great support for little legs, making them more comfortable for your baby, and for you.  Tulas offer a very wide base that keeps your baby’s legs supported knee-to-knee.  This support means that your child is snugged up around your body instead of hanging off your body, which means less shoulder/neck/back strain for you!

3. The Tula Toddler Carrier is an amazingly supportive carrier for bigger kids.  AT 18.9″ wide and 17.7″ tall, the Toddler Tula is the widest and tallest carrier we offer.  It makes wearing a toddler as weightless as it’s possible to be when carrying a 30-45 lb kid!  Already own a standard Tula?  They also offer the innovative Free-to-Grow Extenders to make your standard Tula the same width as the toddler one.

4. The buckles on the shoulder straps allow you to adjust the carrier to give more or less room in the carrier as your child grows. This is also perfect for breastfeeding!

5. The awesome prints.  Tula is constantly coming out with beautiful new designs.  Their fabric choices are so spot-on that I am in awe.  I’ll admit that as a retailer, it’s hard to keep up with the ever-rotating stock of new patterns, but from a customer’s perspective, it’s fabulous!  From the cute Retro Bikes print (shown above) to beautiful embroidered carriers like Hot Air Balloon and The Star to a host of chevron colors (such as Zig Zag), there is something for everyone.

If you haven’t yet tried a Tula and want to know more about how they compare to other buckle carriers, here are two great resources to help decode the options:

 

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