Tula Happy Elephants
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 zippered 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 also have the 'free to grow' extenders available to add to your hire, these make the carrier wider to allow for even bigger kids.
We love Tulas so much, we sell them too! Tulas are by far our most popular carrier, both in the library and for sale. Find out what all the fuss is about by renting one today. You can rent this Tula, or check out our other Tulas available for hire.
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
Cost New: approx.£95
Deposit:£40 (waivered if you are a member)
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.
Find out all about Tula.
Always check the manufacturerƒ??s instructions, but in general, 100% cotton baby carriers can be washed at temperatures up to 60 degrees centigrade on the delicate cycle. It is best to use a liquid detergent that is free of optical brighteners, bleach or softening agents.
It should be noted that frequent washing is likely to fade the carrier, and so affect its resale value, so we ask that you do not wash our rental slings unless needed.
Tula infant inserts are designed so that you can safely carry your newborn baby from day one until approximately 15 lbs.
If your baby is less than age 4-6 months old, we recommend you consider adding an infant insert to your rental. 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
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 My Lil Sweet Pea's Tula size comparison blog post.
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.
We want you to be able to get the most out of your sling hire, so we offer a large range of accessories available for you to add on to your sling hire. Only accessories appropriate to the sling or carrier you are hiring will be offered.
Check out our guide to available accessory add on options for more information on the choices offered above.
When you are renting a sling for the first time you will get 2 days added on to the end of your rental period to allow for posting so that you hopefully get the full amount of time requested, actually with the sling.
So, if you choose a 2 week rental starting on the 1st of the month, your hire end date will be the 16th (14 days plus 2 days extra)
The sling will be posted to you on the 1st, hopefully arrive (dependent on Royal Mail) the 2nd and you will need to post it on or before the 15th to ensure it arrives with us by the 16th.
If you are extending your hire then no extra days are added, so a 2 week extension means that the sling will be due back 14 days later than originally agreed.
How to Rent
These are the steps needed to rent this carrier:
1) Select a type of hire -you can choose from postal hire and extension of existing hire. Only use extension of existing hire if you currently have the sling in your possession.
2) Select a rental period - 2, 3 or 4 weeks. If you are extending your rental, you can choose from 1 day, 2 days or 1 week rental periods too.
3) Pick a date to start your rental, this is the date the sling is posted to you for a new rental or the first available date if you are extending your rental. Dates is dark blue are available to be selected, dates in light blue are not able to be selected. This may be because we don't post out slings on that day, the sling is already reserved for someone else on that date or the rental period you have selected is too long for you to start a rental that day and return it before it is reserved for somebody else.
4) Choose your rental options using the drop down boxes. The mandatory boxes are starred and you must answer these questions Find out more information about the available accessory add ons. Only accessories that are compatible with the sling you are looking at will be shown here.
5) Click 'add to shopping basket' button.
This rental will now be added to your shopping basket. You may go on to rent or purchase anything else on our site or checkout. If you wish to hire more than one sling, you are very welcome to. All rentals starting on the same date will be posted together and will be covered by a single fee for postage. If you select several slings to be posted out on different dates we will contact you to ask for the additional postage to cover the additional parcels.
When you check out, you will need to give us your contact details, just fill in all of the boxes. You will need to pay the rental fee and postage at checkout.
You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.
Deposits are wavered for members.
Rental slings are sent out on the first day of your hire via Royal Mail 1st class recorded post, unless another service is selected. Costs for postage will be added when you check out.
You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit of£40 per sling. Larger accessories also require an additional deposit of£10. We will email you to request payment of the deposit a few days before it is due to be posted to you. We prefer PayPal for deposits but also accept direct bank transfer. You do not pay deposits as part of the checkout process.
Deposits are waivered for members.
Membership of It's a Sling Thing postal loan service gives you access to a range of benefits and discounts across all of our services. The funds raised from membership are used to increase the sling library stock so that we are better able to help people in the future.
- No deposits when you borrow from the library
-£3 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)
Membership of it's a Sling Thing costs a one off fee of£25 and lasts for a lifetime. Become a member today.
How to Buy
We love Tulas so much, we sell them! Check them out. Did you know that we also give you a special discount code to use if you go on to buy from us after having rented something. Win-win!
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.