What is a Tula?
When someone refers to a Tula, they are most likely referring to our soft structured ergonomic canvas carriers, or buckle carriers. Our Tula Baby Carriers are made from 100% cotton canvas and quality fabrics and come in a wide range of prints and colors. The Tula Baby Carrier is available in two sizes, Standard (Baby) and Toddler.
What size should I get? Standard or Toddler?
The standard (Baby) Tula is recommended for children from 7-20kg (15 – 45lbs). You can use the standard Tula for newborns, combined with an infant insert
Free to Grow extenders can also be added to the standard to lengthen the “life” of the carrier by adding to the width of the body panel.
The toddler Tula is recommended beginning when the child is a minimum of 11kg (25 pounds) and 82cm (32 inches) tall. Due to the height and width of the Toddler carrier, we do not recommend using the toddler size with a newborn or an infant below our minimum height recommendation.
This 2 year old is 86cm (34 inches) tall and weighs 12.5kg (27lbs). He fits comfortably in both the Baby Tula as well as the Toddler Tula.
What are the dimensions of a Standard Baby Tula vs a Toddler Tula?
All of our products are handcrafted and may have slight variations in size.
The Standard Tula measures approximately 39cm (15.5”) tall, 38cm (15”) wide at the base of the panel, and 17” wide at the top of the panel. The Toddler Tula measures approximately 44.5cm (17.5”) tall, 47cm (18.5”) inches wide at the base, and 51cm (20”) wide at the top of the panel. The weight of a Tula canvas carrier is between 600g (1.5lbs) and 900g (2lbs).
Can you use an infant insert with a Toddler Tula?
No, the infant insert can only be used with a standard sized carrier.
Being a plus sized Mom, can the Tula Baby Carrier fit me well? Can the Tula also fit petite moms under 5 ft?
Our carriers are designed to fit any size wearer whether they are petite or plus sized, man or woman. The waist band has 70cm (27”) of padding with an additional 73cm (29”) of webbing, which is a waist total of between approximately 70cm (27”) to 142cm (56”). We also have designed “Perfect Fit Adjusters” on the front of the shoulder strap which can be cinched down for petite wearers or extended for taller wearers.
What is the difference between a canvas Tula Baby Carrier and a wrap conversion Tula?
Tula Baby Carriers and wrap conversion carriers are made exactly the same structurally, and are offered in the same two sizes. Tula Baby Carriers are made with a sturdy canvas and quality fabric prints, whereas Tula Wrap Conversion carriers are made using popular woven wraps, offering the ease of a structured buckle carrier, and the beauty of woven wraps. The prices vary due to additional cost in sourcing woven wraps.