Tula Baby Carrier
If I had to choose just one carrier, the Tula would be it! Its simple but beautiful, but most importantly comfortable due to the heavy padding on the shoulder straps. Its great as it is for babies from around 4 months up to about 18 months. The optional infant insert can be used from birth to approximately 15lb.
It has a small pocket in the waist band, leg padding for little one's comfort and a detachable hood. Perfect fit adjusters can be used to reduce the padding length on the shoulder straps, so that Tulas really do fit very slim to very fluffy people. They have strap tidies, which means no more dangly straps - neat!
We love Tulas so much, we hire them by post throughout the UK too! Tulas are by far our most popular carrier, both in the library and for sale. Find out what all the fuss is about!
Prints Due In
Great news! Foxy, Prepster, Lil Rascals, Folk Birds, Plum Posy and Spotted Love due in to It's A Sling Thing HQ mid April. We will update the website when we know a more specific date.
If you want to be the first to hear when they have landed, click on the 'email me when back in stock' link at the top of the page when you select any print that is currently out of stock.
Ideal for: smaller babies, larger babies, younger toddlers
Suitable for: suits all sizes of people
Carries: front carries and back carries
Special features: small zippered pocket in waist, detachable hood, leg padding, perfect fit adjusters, strap tidies
Body panel: contoured at the top
Width of main panel: approx. 37 cm / 14.5 inches
Length of main panel: approx. 39 cm / 15.5 inches
Waist: gently contouring waist belt, medium width with light padding and small pocket, elastic bands to keep the ends of straps tidy
Minimum waist setting: approx. 63 cm / 25 inches
Maximum waist setting: approx. 149 cm / 58 inches
Shoulder straps: padding at the top of the shoulder straps. quite thick, can only be worn back pack style, elastic bands to keep the ends of straps tidy
Minimum shoulder strap setting: approx. 46 cm / 18 inches
Maximum shoulder strap setting: approx. 152 cm / 48 inches
Hood: detachable hood
Chest strap: integrated and adjustable height
Manufacturer's weight guidelines: from 7kg
Tulas have all of the following features: small zippered pocket in waist, detachable hood, leg padding, perfect fit adjusters, strap tidies. Find out more about buckle carrier features in our handy guide.
Each Tula Carrier is handmade by the same craftsperson from start to finish - now that's babywearing devotion!
Made with thought, love and care, each Tula is designed to be loved by you and your child.
Tula is babywearing made right.
Find out more about Tula.
- Front and back carry
- Panel: 45 cm (18") tall & 48 cm (19") wide
- Easy to use. Fast to put on and take off
- Tula Carrier complies with the European Safety Norm EN 13209- 2:2006
- Business Member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA)
- High quality, 100% cotton with Öko-Tex Standard 100 certificate
- Highest quality Duraflex buckles and YKK snap buttons
- Pocket on the hip belt for additional storage
- Hood to support baby’s head while asleep, to protect from sun or wind, and to allow for comfortable breastfeeding
- Additional padding in shoulder straps and child's leg area for extra comfort
- Three section hip belt that contours around waist
- Machine Washable
- Made and Design in Poland or Mexico
A Tula infant insert are a cushioned wrap which you put the baby in and then put them into the carrier. Infant inserts are usually used for babies between 7-12lb (3.2-5.5kg).
If your baby is less than age 4-6 months old, we recommend you consider adding an infant insert to your purchase. It is designed to provide neck and head support and to ensure your newborn is correctly seated while in the Tula.
Once your baby can hold their head up for long periods of time and is comfortable with her/his hips in a spread squat position, the use of the infant insert is no longer necessary.
Free to Grow Extenders
Tula Free To Grow Width Extenders are optional accessories which increase the width of a seat in a buckle carrier so adjusts it to the right size for your baby.
This extends the time you can use your carrier or helps you use one carrier for two different sized children.
Although they are made by Tula, they can be used on almost any brand of buckle carrier.
Need some help deciding which size Tula to try? We recommend a standard Tula up to around 18 months old and a Toddler Tula after 18 months old. Tulas hold their value well, so if you were to go on to buy a standard sized one and then sell it to fund a toddler sized one later - you shouldn't lose too much money, if any when you sell.
Check out our Tula size comparison article for more details.
You can use a Tula to carry your baby on your front with baby facing in, or on your back.
You cannot use it to carry baby on your front with baby facing out or on your hip.
Delivery from the UK
We know you want your Tula as quickly as possible, which is why we aim to dispatch all Tulas that come from the UK within 24 hours of receipt of your order. In fact, we dispatch most orders the same day they're placed if placed before 12 noon.
Parcels are sent using Royal Mail so will arrive with your usual post. First class recorded mail within the UK is included for FREE, unless another delivery option is selected. Parcels usually arrive next day, but can take up to 3 days.
If you want to upgrade to next day delivery, you can choose this at checkout and a delivery charge will be added to your basket.
Delivery from Poland
When you order a Tula that shows as coming from Poland your Tula will be delivered directly to you from Tula themselves in Poland. As soon as we know that it has been sent we will send you a dispatch email which tells you your tracking number and how to track your package.
Delivery takes between 3 and 12 days, with 6 being the most usual. We are unable to hurry things along I'm afraid as the time it takes to get to you is dependent on Tula themselves, the Polish postal service and Parcelforce.
We have been offering Tulas direct from Poland for a number of years and have many happy customers, please see the reviews for examples of delivery times.
We're sorry, it is not possible to upgrade to next day delivery for Tulas coming from Poland.
Delivery to Europe
We are happy to deliver to any country in Europe. We post via Royal Mail Tracked and Signed or and the cost is £8, which will be added on when you check out.
We're sorry, it is not possible to upgrade to next day delivery for Tulas going to Europe.
Delivery to the Rest of the World
We're sorry, we cannot post Tulas to anywhere outside of Europe. This includes the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sorry!
Email Back In Stock Alerts
If the design you want is currently out of stock, click where it says 'email me when back in stock' under 'Sold Out' at the top of the screen and you will get an email the second we have that design back in stock.
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- No deposits when you borrow from the library
- 25% off every time you rent something from the library
- 10% off all new slings and babywearing accessories
- 10% off all workshops
- 10% off all sling clinic appointments (in person and by Skype)
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Babywearing has been practiced throughout the world for centuries and is extremely safe when done correctly.
Your child's safety is your responsibility. Please check yourself and your baby against the TICKS rules for safe babywearing every time you carry your baby, no matter what you carry them in.
You must always read all safety, use and care instructions prior to using this (or any) sling or carrier. Slings and carriers must only be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Please check out our articles which answer many of our frequently asked questions. We even have lots of articles about Tulas specifically. Or check the red help box in the bottom right hand corner of every page of our website. If your question is not answered there, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.