Joining the TULA Army

After almost 5 months of babywearing, I am joining the TULA Army!

Don’t get me wrong: I still love my ringslings and woven wrap, but Bubby is a leg straightener and a leaner. This means it can be very difficult to maintain a comfortable ergonomically sound position for both Bubby and me.

It’s normally not an issue when we are doing a short quick run to the shops or just around the apartment getting chores done, but I wanted another babywearing option for longer durations. Structured baby carriers seemed the way to go and TULA Baby Carriers is one of the most popular. So popular, there’s a phrase people call out when there’s an actual sighting of a TULA out in public – TULA IN THE WILD. Crazy, hey?

But wait, it gets better. Apparently the appropriate reply is – “Caw-caw!”. What a hoot!

TULA Baby Carriers have so many designs and I fell in love with Navigator, a navy canvas carrier with a cream and navy print of a map. Wear Your Baby, a Queensland based company had that design, and as a bonus, they were celebrating one of the co-owners’ birthday with free shipping for the week!

TULA Baby Carrier

Adorable wrapping, quick shipping and so friendly! Definitely recommend dealing with Wear Your Baby.

TULA Baby Carrier

I found Australia and Singapore!

TULA Baby Carrier

I can see what the fuss is all about with TULA Baby Carriers: it is easy to put on, comfortable, supportive and can be used well into toddlerhood.

Unfortunately Bubby is just a tad too short in the torso to clear the top of the TULA at the moment, so suckpads will be a compulsory accessory. They’ll be quicker to wash than the whole carrier, and prevent excessive wear and tear from gnawing, sucking and drooling.

There are so many TULA accessory makers out there, but seeing as I needed a pair tout suite, I used Katie’s KPs suckpad pattern and tutorial to whip these up in one evening. This uses the last of this gorgeous blue-based batik fabric gifted by an aunt years ago.

TULA Baby Carrier

TULA Baby Carrier

TULA Baby Carrier

TULA Baby Carrier

DIY suckpads in action

I think Bubby approves. Now should I also sew a hood and dive deeper into the TULA army?