Tula Baby Carrier, Reviewed:
Tula makes a few lines of baby carriers but the most versatile and biggest bang for your buck will be the Free to Grow Carrier which accommodates babies through toddlers (7lbs – 45lbs) with easy adjustable body panels to allow the carrier to grow with your little one.
Tula Free to Grow does not require an infant insert which is already one step you are saving and it gives you peace of mind that your baby is safe in those early newborn and infant days and weeks. It is easy to put on and take off where you can do so one handed as you’re holding your baby with the other which especially comes in handy if you’re traveling with baby alone. The Tula Carrier while sturdy and secure for your baby it also lightweight with limited material so its not bulky and easy to take with you on your travels.
With the Tula you are able to carry your baby in several positions – inward facing when baby is younger, forward facing when baby can hold their heads up on their own, and you can carry on the back as well for fun treks and hikes. It comes with a removable snap on hood to protect baby from the sun or rain. The Tula is machine washable and comes in a wide variety of colorful and fun patterns as well as more plain and versatile. I have this one and both my husband and I wear it with everything.
How Your Tula Helps While Traveling:
- Going through Airport Security with your baby. Especially if you’re traveling alone. You need to free up both hands to load everything onto the belt, separate your liquids, formula or breast milk, collapse your stroller, etc. Airport security will make you take your baby out of the carrier when you go through security but you can keep it strapped on.
- Boarding and Deplaning an aircraft with your baby. Put your baby in the Tula so you can free up your hands to check your Travel System to Gate Valet as you’re boarding and put your carry on in the overhead bin.
- When you have to pump on an airplane. The combination of Tula and The Willow Pump is the easiest way to do it. I write a full post about pumping on an airplane here:
- If you’re traveling with your baby alone a Tula is a must have. You need all the hands you can get and there’s a specific order and trick to having everything manageable and stress free.
- Trying to eat comfortably in a restaurant or enjoy a museum with some peace and quiet? Put your young baby (under 3 months) into your Tula to enjoy your experience and baby will be snoozing away comfortably
- If you’re exploring a new busy place like Manhattan or London and you don’t want to navigate the crowded streets with a stroller this is a great alternative. Leave the stroller at home – just be sure you won’t need to hop in an uber or taxi as you won’t have your car seat with you.
- If you’re traveling to a country with uneven sidewalks. This is very common in SE Asia and Latin America where often times it will be really difficult getting your stroller up and down these different levels of concrete. Opt for the Tula Carrier and you can have a worry free stroll.