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Baby Tula UK - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Click here to view the instruction videos for our carriers. 
Our Explore, Free-to-Grow, Standard Carrier and Half Buckle as well as the TulaLite Carrier have been acknowledged by The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) as "hip-healthy" products. The IHDI recognizes that Baby Tula has developed products that consider the importance of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.

The weight range for the Explore Carrier is 3.2 - 20.4 kg / 7 - 45 lb.

The Explore Baby Carrier offers three positions to carry baby including front carry facing out, front carry facing in, and back carry (facing in). Each position provides a natural, ergonomic position that promotes healthy hip and spine development for baby. The Explore Baby Carrier is our only carrier that offers an ergonomic facing out position.

  • For newborns up to ~ 3 months the narrow setting should be used at a minimum weight of 3.2 kg / 7 lb
  • For babies 3 - 9 months of age the middle setting should be used
  • For taller babies, 9 months and older the widest setting is suitable 

Please note that these recommendations are guidelines and may vary depending on the height and weight of the individual baby.

Correct positioning: The width of the panel should be determined by the individual baby's comfort and leg span. When choosing which seat width to use with your baby, choose the width that supports their legs in an "M" shaped, spread squat position with their legs supported to the crease of the knee. If the edge of the panel rests on the baby's calves, rather than under the bend in their knees, then the width you have chosen is too wide. Always ensure proper placement of baby in the carrier including leg placement.

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The Explore Baby Carrier has been tested and approved for babies of at least 3.2 kg / 7 lb. We therefore do no not recommend using the Tula Explore baby carrier below this weight limit. 
The Explore Baby Carrier’s easy-to-adjust body panel allows you to change the height and width of the carrier to be suitable for carrying a newborn at 3.2 kg / 7 lb.
An infant insert is not needed for the Explore Baby Carrier. The front carry facing out position is not intended for use with a newborn baby or a child with no head or neck control.

The neck support pillow flipped down and inside the panel of the Explore Baby Carrier provides additional support for newborns with little to no head or neck control. Once your baby begins to show signs of head and neck control, you may move the pillow to the outside of the carrier.

When determining what height position to place the neck support pillow in, ensure that your baby is visible and their ear is clearing the top of the panel. The neck support pillow can provide additional support for a taller child or a sleeping child in the front carry facing in or in the back carry. The neck support pillow should not be used in the tall position when your child is facing out.

The Tula Explore Baby Carrier allows you to front carry your baby in the facing out position when your baby is between 5.9 - 10 kg / 13 - 22 lb, has full head and neck control, and is tall enough to have their face fully clear the top of the body panel while being seated in the carrier. 

To avoid over-stimulation we recommend using the facing out position in peaceful and quiet surroundings. It is important to watch your baby’s cues when using the facing out position. Your child should not sleep in this position. If your child falls asleep in the facing out position, be sure to position them back to facing in or take them out of the carrier. Check out our page on what to consider when facing out with the Tula Explore Carrier

Be sure that the seat width (snap buttons) is always at the widest setting when using the facing out position and the buttons are closed in the narrow (lower) position. The neck support pillow should be folded down on the outside of the carrier to ensure an unobstructed view for baby. 

Aside from ensuring your Explore Baby Carrier is in the proper settings for the front carry facing out position, it’s important to watch your baby for cues that they are comfortable and happy in the facing out position. Watch your baby for signs of over-stimulation or tiredness. If your baby falls asleep, be sure to turn them back into the facing in position. For your comfort and baby’s, you may want to carry baby in the facing out position for short periods of time. Read more on what to consider when facing out with the Explore Baby Carrier.

Yes, we have responsibly designed a deep seated facing out carry position that supports a baby’s natural curved spine and spread squat position. Read more on what to consider when facing out with the Explore Baby Carrier.

At the age of about 6 months children naturally develop a natural interest for their surroundings. We worked to responsibly design an ergonomic carrier that is easy to use and supports the facing out position for shorter periods of time and peaceful surroundings which our community has long been asking us to create.

The hood is not intended to be used when baby is facing out in the Tula Explore Carrier.

We recommend waiting to back carry your child until they have strong and consistent head, neck, and torso control, and can push themselves independently into, and remain in, a seated position consistently. The back carry position can be used in the middle or wide seat width setting and with the neck support pillow up or down relative to your child’s size. 

No, please do not use the back carry position for facing out.

  • Depending on the snap setting, the seat panel width is adjustable from 20.5 - 37 cm / 8" – 14”6"
  • With the neck pillow down, the height of the panel is 36.6 cm / 14.4”
  • The hip belt measures 13 cm / 5" tall and 69 cm / 27" wide. Additional webbing extends approximately 76 cm / 30” (waistband total of ~ 145 cm / 57” long)
  • Weight of the carrier: 0.8 kg / 1.7 lb

A wonderful benefit of all Tula Carriers is the ability to nurse baby while they are being carried. To do this, you can loosen your arm straps and lower the waistband, without unbuckling any buckles, and position baby to your chest. You will want to reposition baby once they are done feeding or if they fall asleep. For more tips on breastfeeding in your baby carrier, read our blog articles:

Breastfeeding while Babywearing
11 TIPS FOR BREASTFEEDING IN YOUR CARRIER 
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Our Canvas, Linen and Coast/Canvas Explore Carriers can be machine washed cold (30° Celcius). For our Signature Carriers please refer to the product label. Do not bleach, tumble dry, iron or dry clean Tula Carriers. Do not use fabric softeners, bleach or detergent with brighteners. 

Yes, we do! Click here to see which prints we offer at the moment. 

Our Explore Canvas Baby Carriers are made from breathable 100% cotton that's easy to clean and machine washable. Buttons are a durable, non-coated 100% polyester plastic. The Coast mesh is made from 100% polyester. Our Explore Linen Carriers are made from a linen-cotton blend. Our Explore Signature carriers are unique – please refer to the individual product description.

Our Explore Baby Carrier enables you to carry your baby in the forward facing out (world facing) position while still providing the same adjustable width settings as the Tula Free-To-Grow Carrier. The Tula Explore Carrier also features a padded, neck support pillow that can be adjusted to provide head and neck support for newborns, or to add extra panel height for taller babies.

The Tula Explore Baby Carrier has an adjustable panel which allows you to carry your baby without the use of an infant insert, beginning at 3.2 kg / 7 lb. It can also be used in the forward facing out carry position when your baby has head and neck control and is approximately 5.9 - 10 kg / 13 - 22 lb.

Loosening the shoulder straps before buckling or unbuckling the chest strap will make it easier for you to reach it. Make sure to position the chest strap using the sliders on the shoulder straps so it is in the middle of your shoulder blades once you tighten the shoulder straps and get a snug fit for your and your baby’s comfort. You then just need to loosen the shoulder straps so the chest strap is easy to reach close to your neck area when buckling/unbuckling the chest strap. For safety reason, always maintain some tension on the shoulder straps to support your baby when buckling and unbuckling the chest strap. View our how-to video here.

Yes! Click here to view the instruction videos for our carriers. 

Our Explore Carrier, Free-to-Grow Carrier, and Standard Carrier have been acknowledged by The International Hip Dysplasis Institute (IHDI) as "hip-healthy" products. 

The IHDI recognizes that Baby Tula has developed products that consider the important of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.

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The weight range for the Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier is 3.2 - 20 kg / 7 - 45 lb.

  • For newborns up to ~ 3 months the narrow setting should be used at a minimum weight of 3.2 kg / 7 lb
  • For babies 3 - 9 months of age the middle setting should be used
  • For taller babies, 9 months and older the widest setting is suitable. 

Please note that these recommendations are guidelines and may vary depending on the height and weight of the individual baby.

Correct positioning: The width of the panel should be determined by the individual baby's comfort and leg span. When choosing which seat width to use with your baby, choose the width that supports their legs in an "M" shaped, spread squat position with their legs supported to the crease of the knee. If the edge of the panel rests on the baby's calves, rather than under the bend in their knees, then the width you have chosen is too wide. Always ensure proper placement of baby in the carrier including leg placement.

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The Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier’s easy-to-adjust body panel allows you to change the height and width of the carrier to be suitable for carrying a newborn at 3.2 kg / 7 lb.

The Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier has been tested and approved for babies of at least 3.2 kg / 7 lb. We therefore do no not recommend using the Tula Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier below this weight limit. 

No, the Free-to-Grow Carrier does not require an infant insert for carrying your newborn. Only the Tula Standard Carrier requires a Tula infant insert when your baby is below 7 kg.

No, the Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier is not designed to carry your baby facing forward. Forward facing is only possible with our Explore Carrier.

We recommend waiting to back carry your child until they have strong and consistent head, neck, and torso control, and can push themselves independently into, and remain in, a seated position consistently. The back carry position can be used in the middle or wide seat width setting relative to your child’s size.

  • Depending on the snap setting, the seat panel width is adjustable from 20.5 cm – 37 cm / 8 – 14.6”
  • The maximum height of the panel is 44.7 cm / 17.6”
  • The hip belt measures 13 cm / 5” tall and 69 / 27” cm wide
  • Additional webbing extends approximately 76 cm / 30” (waistband total of ~ 145 cm / 57” long)
  • Weight of the carrier: 0,8 kg / 1.7 lb

To compare the measurements of all our carriers, please click here for our overview chart.

A wonderful benefit of all Tula Carriers is the ability to nurse baby while they are being carried. To do this, you can loosen your arm straps and lower the waistband, without unbuckling any buckles, and position baby to your chest. You will want to reposition baby once they are done feeding or if they fall asleep. For more tips on breastfeeding in your baby carrier, read our blog.

Breastfeeding while Babywearing
11 TIPS FOR BREASTFEEDING IN YOUR CARRIER 
TROUBLESHOOTING BREASTFEEDING & BABYWEARING

Our Canvas, Linen and Coast/Canvas Free-to-Grow Carriers can be machine washed cold (30° Celcius). For our Signature Carriers please refer to the product label. 

Do not bleach, tumble dry, iron or dry clean Tula Carriers. Do not use fabric softeners, bleach or detergent with brighteners.

Yes, we do! Click here to see which prints we offer at the moment. 

Our Free-to-Grow Canvas Baby Carriers are made from breathable 100% cotton that's easy to clean and machine washable. The Coast mesh is made from 100% polyester. Our Free-to-Grow Linen Carriers are made from a linen-cotton blend (52% linen and 48% cotton). Our Free-to-Grow Signature carriers are unique – please refer to the individual product description.

The Free-to-Grow Carrier has a fully adjustable panel allowing you to use it from birth without an infant insert. Baby’s weight should be at least 3.2 kg. The Free-to-Grow Carrier features three width settings – narrow, middle and wide, and two height settings – short and tall, to accommodate babies of many sizes with a customized fit. Both Standard Tula Baby Carriers and Free-to-Grow Carriers can be used until 20.4 kg. If you’d like to use the Standard Tula Baby Carrier before the 7 kg minimum, you’ll need to use a Baby Tula Infant Insert (sold separately).

The Free-to-Grow Carrier offers two carry positions, front facing-in and back carry. The Explore Carrier is our only carrier that additionally offers a front facing-out carry position. 

Both carriers allow you to carry baby from birth (3.2 – 20.4 kg / 7 - 45 lb) without using an infant insert. 

Loosening the shoulder straps before buckling or unbuckling the chest strap will make it easier for you to reach it. Make sure to position the chest strap using the sliders on the shoulder straps so it is in the middle of your shoulder blades once you tighten the shoulder straps and get a snug fit for your and your baby’s comfort. You then just need to loosen the shoulder straps so the chest strap is easy to reach close to your neck area when buckling/unbuckling the chest strap. For safety reason, always maintain some tension on the shoulder straps to support your baby when buckling and unbuckling the chest strap. View our how-to video here.

The Coast option is slightly more lightweight and especially breathable, hence more suitable for summer months and tropical climates. Nevertheless you can also use it in colder climates and seasons if you dress baby accordingly.

Tula Linen is available in two carrier styles, the Free-To-Grow baby carrier and the Explore baby carrier.

There is not a plan to expand the Linen collection beyond our Explore and Free-to-Grow carrier at this time. However, we are always exploring new and exciting options, so please stay tuned for updates. 

Linen is a strong, lightweight, breathable fabric made from the flax plant. 

They are made with a 52% linen and 48% cotton blend. Combining linen with cotton allows the material used for the Tula Linen collection to have a much softer hand feel right out of the box. 

Tula carriers traditionally have been offered in two textile (fabric) options: 100% cotton, fully printed twill or canvas; and our artisan-designed woven Signature collection made of various types of fibers.

The new Tula Linen collection is made with a blend of linen and cotton (52% linen/48% cotton). The material is made from threads in two colors that are woven into a herringbone pattern. The material has an overall impression of a solid color. 

The Tula Linen collection will still feature the support features and comfortable padding that our baby carriers are known for. The biggest difference will be in the aesthetic and feel of the fabric.

Linen is a naturally breathable fabric made from the flax plant. It can also provide somewhat moisture wicking properties. The material is incredibly durable and supportive while still molding nicely around you and baby. Linen is hypoallergenic. 

Linen is an all-natural material that is low water and low nearly zero waste crop, making it as earth friendly as it is beautifully flattering. Linen is also biodegradable. 

While personal preference will be the main determining factor for this question, the natural properties of linen will add to the breathability of the Tula Linen collection. Our community also enjoys our Tula Coast carriers that you can view here.

Read more about babywearing options for warm weather here.

Our Linen, Canvas and Coast/Canvas Carriers can be machine washed cold (30° Celcius). For our Signature Carriers please refer to the product label. Do not bleach, tumble dry, iron or dry clean Tula Carriers. Do not use fabric softeners, bleach or detergent with brighteners. 

We know our community is eager for additional color options and so are we! We love to provide a variety of options, and the Linen carrier collection will be no exception. We expect to introduce new colors to our Tula Linen baby carrier collection this Summer. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with our product releases. 

Currently, there is not a plan to expand our linen collection into printed designs. If you love our prints, you can count on many new options for our core and Signature collections in all sizes. 

Yes, all Tula Linen carriers come with a hood in the same color as the carrier.

The Tula Linen baby carrier is not considered part of our Signature collection nor is it created by artisan weavers. As a machine woven material, we are able to have specific colors readily available in the collection, and we will have limited edition colors to allow for variety and seasonal colors. 

Both the Free-to-Grow baby carrier and the Explore baby carrier, which are part of the Linen collection, are designed to fit most newborns starting at 7 lb. without the use of an infant insert.

Tula Linen is available in two carrier styles, the Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier, and the Explore Baby CarrierIf you would like a carrier with the option to forward face, we'd recommend the Tula Explore that allows you to face in, face out, and back carry. The Free-to-Grow Carrier is not designed to offer the forward facing carrying position. 

An infant insert is not needed or compatible with either of the Tula Linen carriers. Both the Tula Free-to-Grow, and the Tula Explore are baby carriers designed to fit most newborns starting at 3.2 kg / 7 lb. without the use of an insert.

Our Explore Carrier, Free-to-Grow Carrier, Standard Carrier, Lite Carrier and Half Buckle have been acknowledged by The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) as "hip-healthy" products.

The IHDI recognizes that Baby Tula has developed products that consider the important of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.

You can find instructions for the Free-to Grow and Explore Carrier here.
Yes, we do have instructional videos to assist you. Please visit our Tula Lite page or our Product Instructions page to review them.

In the Tula Lite Baby Carrier, you can carry baby front, facing in, and in the back carrying positions. Your child can be carried in the front, facing in carry position beginning at 5.4 kg / 12 lb. For the back carry position, beginning at 8.2 kg / 18 lb, we recommend waiting until your child has strong and consistent head, neck, and torso control, and can remain in a seated position on a consistent basis.

You can begin to carry your child in the Tula Lite when the reach our minimum weight of 12 lb / 5,4 kg.

The Tula Lite is not designed to support the forward facing carry position. If you are interested in a Tula carrier that does, please visit our Explore Baby Carrier collection

The recommended weight range for the Tula Lite Baby Carrier is 12 - 30 lb. 

The Tula Lite offers ergonomic positioning for you and your baby. It is designed to evenly distribute baby’s weight and position them in an ergonomic spread squat seat while supporting baby’s natural development.

The Tula Lite is acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as supporting baby's hips in an ergonomic seated position which is ideal for baby’s natural development.

The Tula Lite panel measurements are 38.1 cm / 16.5” high x 31 cm / 12.2” wide.

Click here to compare the Tula Lite Baby Carrier to our other carrier styles.

The Tula Lite Baby Carrier is not designed to be used with the Tula Infant Insert or with any external item for the purpose of carrying a baby that does not fit in the carrier due to their current height and/or weight.

The Tula Lite Baby Carrier has a panel with a slightly curved top portion to provide delicate neck support for a small infant. For additional support, we recommend using the detachable hood with one side snapped to the shoulder strap and the other side down to allow for a clear airway.

When creating the Tula Lite Baby Carrier, we focused on essential elements to keep the carrier packable, lightweight, and versatile. The result is an ergonomic baby carrier, that is streamlined and supportive, that gives you all you need for on-the-go babywearing. Light padding is provided by breathable 3D mesh across the arm straps and waistband for your comfort.

The Tula Lite Baby Carrier is made with ripstop material. ripstop is a durable, woven, quick drying nylon fabric used favorably in the outdoor, apparel, and sportswear industries.

The ripstop material used for the Tula Lite Baby Carrier is lightweight and provides coolness. Ripstop is a durable, woven, quick drying nylon fabric used favorably in the outdoor, apparel, and sportswear industries where activity is expected.

While the Tula Lite is made of quick-drying material, the carrier is not designed to be submerged in water while in use.

Yes, the hip pouch, attached to the waistband of the Tula Lite, is also made of ripstop material.

Yes! The Tula Lite Carrier has an individual storage compartment that does not use the space within the hip pouch. You will have plenty of room to carry essential items at home or on-the-go.

Tula Lite is machine washable. We recommend that you machine wash cold when necessary. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. We also recommend that you do not use detergents with bleach, perfumes, dyes, chlorine, or optical brightener.

Yes, Tula Lite comes with a hood in the same print as the carrier. 

A wonderful benefit of all Tula Carriers is the ability to nurse baby while they are being carried. To do this, you can loosen your arm straps and lower the waistband, without unbuckling any buckles, and position baby to your chest. You will want to reposition baby once they are done feeding or if they fall asleep.

Breastfeeding while Babywearing
11 TIPS FOR BREASTFEEDING IN YOUR CARRIER 
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When creating the Tula Lite Baby Carrier, we focused on essential elements to keep it compact and at an accessible price point. The result is an ergonomic baby carrier, that is streamlined and supportive, and gives you all you need for on-the-go babywearing. In comparison to our other carrier styles, the Tula Lite Carrier has a more limited weight range and does not offer the front facing out carrying position. 

The Tula Lite Carrier measures 25.4 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm / 10” x 5” x 3” when stored in its integrated storage compartment making it easy to bring on day trips or vacations.

Tula Baby Carriers and Signature Carriers are made exactly the same structurally, and are offered in the same sizes. Tula Baby Carriers are made with a sturdy canvas and quality fabric prints, whereas Tula Signature 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.

Tula Siganture Carriers are highly detailed and handmade, and therefore are made in very limited quantities. We offer a rolling monthly collection on our website. New collections are announced ahead of time on our Facebook page along with a preview of some of the carriers that will be stocked. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!

Please reference the tag on your Signature Carrier for its fabric content and wash instructions. If any animal fibers are present (i.e. wool, silk), please handwash only. We recommend spot cleaning your Signature Carrier as needed with a soft cloth, soap and warm water. For 100% cotton Signature Carriers, machine wash when necessary in cold water, on delicate cycle, with mild detergent. Air dry.

We do not currently have an instructional video. You can visit our Product Instructions page for a downloadable version of the instruction manual for step by step visual instructions.

You can also visit the video from our friend Lysanne (babywearing consultant and owner of Sling Library MotherRucker for how to get your preschooler on your back and ready to be carried in the Tula Preschool Carrier

The Preschool Carrier is designed to accommodate children weighing between 15.9 - 31.8 kg / 35 – 70 lb. The child should be wearing and fitting properly, for length, in size size 3-4 (UK) or size 104 (EU) in order to use this carrier.

We recommend that a child be wearing and fitting into size 4T pants (US) / UK 3-4 / EU 104 cm before using the Preschool Carrier

  • The Preschool Carrier panel measures 51 cm / 20.1” tall x 50,5 cm / 19.8” wide
  • Preschool padded shoulder straps measure 45.7 / 18” when not expanded and 51.8 / 20.4” when expanded
  • The webbing attached to the strap is an additional 73.7 cm / 29” long
  • The hip belt measures 14 cm / 5.5" tall and 71 cm / 28" wide
  • Additional webbing extends waistband total to ~ 155 cm / 61”  long
  • The weight of the carrier: 0.9 kg / 1.5 lb

No, the Preschool Carrier should not be used in a forward facing. This carrier supports front inward and back carry positions. 

If you would like a carrier with the option to forward face, we'd recommend our Explore Carrier that allows you to face in, face out and back carry.

With a taller child that has head, neck, and torso control, waistband placement is more subjective to the caregiver’s comfort and person preference. The carrier waistband should be at a height that allows your child to be snug and supported against on your body, with minimal pressure on your body and that avoids obstruction of your ability to see over your child’s head in a front carry. The waistband will be lower and closer to your hips as opposed to the height you might place it when carrying a small infant or newborn.   

The Hip Dysplasia Institute only issues certificates for products used with babies under 6 months which is why it is not possible to receive a certification for the Preschool Carrier.

The look and feel of the Preschool Carrier is very similar to our Toddler Carrier however the panel is larger and strategically reinforced for a larger child. These constructional changes, while not noticeable, provide additional strength and durability to support your child as they grow. The hood of the Preschool Carrier is also larger to accommodate a larger child.  

A child should fit into size EU 104 / UK 3-4 for Preschool Carrier and can weigh up to 31.8 kg / 70 pounds, versus for the Toddler Carrier, the child should fit into size EU 92 - 98 and can weigh up to 27 kg / 60 pounds. 

The addition of seat extenders would only provide addition leg support for your child while in the Toddler Carrier. But, the Preschool Carrier would provide a taller panel (additional height), reinforced construction, and a wider weight range.

No, the Tula Infant Insert is only designed to be used to carry newborns and small infants in a Tula Standard Carrier.

We are always working to bring you new and exciting products and hope to bring you some more canvas options soon. To stay informed on any upcoming product releases, follow our Facebook page.  

Due to the reinforced structure and layering of the Preschool Carrier, we are not currently offering Coast Mesh options in this carrier collection. 

Yes, all Preschool Carriers also come with a coordinating, detachable hood.

Our Preschool Canvas carrier are made from soft and breathable 100% cotton fabric that is Oeko Tex 100 certified.

Yes! Click here to view the instruction videos for our carriers. 

Our Half Buckle, Free-to-Grow, Explore and Standard Carrier as well as the Tula Lite Carrier have been acknowledged by The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) as "hip-healthy" products.

The IHDI recognizes that Baby Tula has developed products that consider the importance of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.

The Tula Half Buckle offers a front facing-in, a back carry and a hip carry position. 

  • For newborns up to ~ 3 months the narrow setting should be used at a minimum weight of 3.2 kg / 7 lb
  • For babies 3 - 9 months of age the middle setting should be used
  • For taller babies, 9 months and older the widest setting is suitable

Please note that these recommendations are guidelines and may vary depending on the height and weight of the individual baby.

Correct positioning: The width of the panel should be determined by the individual baby's comfort and leg span. When choosing which seat width to use with your baby, choose the width that supports their legs in an "M" shaped, spread squat position with their legs supported to the crease of the knee. If the edge of the panel rests on the baby's calves, rather than under the bend in their knees, then the width you have chosen is too wide. Always ensure proper placement of baby in the carrier including leg placement.


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The weight range for the Half Buckle Carrier is 3.2 - 20.4 kg / 7 - 45 pounds.

The waistband and adjustable panel of the Tula Half Buckle Carrier function just like our Free-to-Grow Carrier, but it has distinct shoulder tie straps instead of buckle shoulder straps. These straps are crossable and allow for the additional hip carry position. The Tula Half Buckle carrier is inspired by Asian style carriers like the Meh Dai carrier style and gives you just another comfortable carrier option to explore and personalize your parenting journey.

The Half Buckle’s easy-to-adjust body panel allows you to change the height and width of the carrier to be suitable for carrying a newborn at 3.2 kg / 7 lb.

The Tula Half Buckle has been tested and approved for babies of at least 3.2 kg / 7 lb. We therefore do not recommend using the Tula Half Buckle Baby Carrier below this weight limit.
No, the Half Buckle Baby Carrier is not designed to carry your baby facing forward. Forward facing is only possible with our Explore Carrier.

No, the Tula Half Buckle does not require an infant insert for carrying your newborn. Only the Tula Standard Carrier requires a Tula infant insert when your baby is below 7 kg.

  • Depending on the snap setting, the seat panel width is adjustable from 20.5 cm – 37 cm / 8 – 14.6”
  • The maximum height of the panel is 44.7 cm / 17.6”
  • The hip belt measures 13 cm / 5” tall and 69 / 27” cm wide
  • Additional webbing extends to ~ 145 cm / 57” long
  • Weight of the carrier: 0,8 kg / 1.7 lb
To compare the measurements of all our carriers, please click here for our overview chart.

We recommend waiting to back carry your child until they have strong and consistent head, neck, and torso control, and can push themselves independently into, and remain in, a seated position consistently. The back carry position can be used in the middle or wide seat width setting and with the neck support pillow up or down relative to your child’s size.

A wonderful benefit of all Tula Carriers is the ability to nurse baby while they are being carried. To do this, you can loosen your arm straps and lower the waistband, without unbuckling any buckles, and position baby to your chest. You will want to reposition baby once they are done feeding or if they fall asleep.

For more tips on breastfeeding in your baby carrier, read our blog.

Breastfeeding while Babywearing
11 TIPS FOR BREASTFEEDING IN YOUR CARRIER 
UKTROUBLESHOOTING BREASTFEEDING & BABYWEARING

Our Canvas Half Buckle Carriers can be machine washed cold (30° Celcius). For our Signature Carriers please refer to the product label. Do not bleach, tumble dry, iron or dry clean Tula Carriers. Do not use fabric softeners, bleach or detergent with brighteners.

Yes, we do! Click here to see which prints we offer at the moment. 

Our Canvas Half Buckles are made from breathable 100% cotton that's easy to clean and machine washable. Our Signature Half Buckles are unique – please refer to the individual product description.

The Tula Half Buckle Carrier is a hybrid carrier that offers the comfort of a buckle waist and the customisable snug support of crossable tie straps. In addition to the front carry facing in and the back carry positions the Half Buckle also offers a hip carry position. 

Baby Tula recommends the Tula Mini Toy Carrier be used by children 18 months and older.

Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Do not use detergents with bleach, perfumes, dyes, chlorine, or optical brightener.

Please visit our Product Instructions page for a video on how to use a Baby Tula Ring Sling.

Our Explore, Free-to-Grow, Standard and Lite Carrier  as well as the Ring Sling and Half Buckle have been acknowledged by The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) as "hip-healthy" products.

The IHDI recognizes that Baby Tula has developed products that consider the importance of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.

Baby Tula Ring Slings have a recommended weight range of 3.6 - 15.9 kg / 8 – 35 pounds.

Wearing your newborn legs in or legs out is a matter of comfort for your newborn. Some newborns prefer to be worn with their legs out and that is fine. If your newborn is more comfortable being worn with his/her legs in, just make sure that baby's weight is resting on his or her bottom, not their feet or legs.

The best position for a newborn carry is to be worn high and snug on your chest. Always make sure she is visible and kissable, and keep an eye on her airway to ensure that it is clear. Make sure her chin is at least two adult fingers above her chest. We recommend turning her head to one side so that she can rest her cheek on your chest. For additional support, you can twist your tail to create a long "cushioned" rail, bring the twisted tail up against your baby and flip the top edge over the twisted tail to create a cushioned top edge to support baby's head.

You can wear a baby in a Baby Tula ring sling beginning at around 8 lbs. You want to remember the ABCs - airway (clear, chin off of chest), body positioning (neck and trunk control, knees higher than bottom, and a seated M-position), and comfort (get help if this isn't there!). Small babies in particular need to have extra attention paid to their airway as well as their positioning.

Your baby should be close enough to kiss. It sounds like you're not getting it tight enough. Make sure the shoulder of the sling is also cupping your shoulder and that the sling is spread widely across your back. To tighten more easily, try tightening from under your arm and across baby's back by bringing the slack in the sling to the rings before pulling it through, and always maintain a secure M-position for baby, who will be seated in the hammock of the carrier. I would recommend starting with your sling pre-adjusted so you don't have make as many changes once baby is in the sling!

Physiologically, babies develop so that their placement looks different at different ages and stages. Generally, we would recommend wearing your baby in a deep squat with knees above bottom, and with baby's weight resting in the hammock of the sling. Keep in mind that red lines on baby's legs don't always mean that baby is uncomfortable - they can be similar to the marks left on your face by your pillow. That said, pay close attention to ensuring that baby has adequate circulation, an open airway, and is always visible and kissable.

We would recommend wearing the shoulder of the ring sling capping your shoulder so that it comes down over the top of your arm, if possible. It helps to spread the sling widely across your back to help distribute the weight as well. And keep your sling snug, as this will help support your baby better. Finally, make sure baby is nice and snug with a good supported seat in the hammock of the carrier.

It is fine to leave your ring sling threaded between uses as long as you are actively using it on a regular basis.

Baby Tula recommends having a maximum load of 10% of child's weight.

The Tula Kids Backpack weighs 1 pound.

Our kids backpacks are made out of 100% polyester fabric allows for easy cleaning and water resistance.

Our kids backpacks are 10 cm / 4" deep, 23 cm / 9" high and 30.5 cm / 12" wide with an adjustable chest strap that slides up and down securing the perfect fit for your child.

Wipe clean with warm water and mild detergent. Hang and air dry.

The dimension fro the Lunch Bag are: 


Height 17,8 cm


Depth 7,6 cm


Width 24 cm


Pocket Height 17,8 cm

Wipe clean with warm water and mild detergent. Hang and air dry.

Yes! It fits perfectly in the Tula Kids Backpack!

The dimension fro the Lunch Bag are: 


Height 17,8 cm


Depth 7,6 cm


Width 24 cm


Pocket Height 17,8 cm


If your accessory is within these dimensions, it will fit!

Yes! The Lunch Bag has a mesh pocket on the inside flap that is 17,8 cm high that fits most ice packs.

The Tula Kids Lunch Bags are made from 100% water-resistant polyester fabric that allows for easy cleaning!

Yes! The Tula Kids Lunch Bags ARE insulated with an inner mesh pocket that fits most ice packs!

We recommend measuring your child's foot from heel to big toe and reviewing the size chart below to find the optimal size for your child.


Tula Shoes are not treated to be stain or water resistant, but the fabric is very sturdy. They can be maintained with spot cleaning. Please visit our Product Care page for information on washing or cleaning your Tula Shoes.

The material of the printed fabric is sturdy cotton canvas.

Wipe clean with warm water and mild detergent. Air dry.

Please see the chart below for the size conversions.



The memory foam in the Tula Shoe is made out of 100% PU (polyurethane). They make Tula Shoes very comfy!

Our Tula Shoes come in one width for each size and were made according to established industry standards for fit and sizing. If you are between sizes, we recommend going up a size. Check out our shoe size chart for measurements.


Our Tula Shoes are designed according to established industry standards for fit and sizing. Tula Shoes are only available in full sizes. If you are between sizes, we recommend going up in size. Check out our shoe size chart for measurements.


Tula Shoes are only offered in full sizes. If you are between sizes, we recommend going up in size.


We are unable to offer detailed information regarding production of our Tula carriers, including estimates on when prints will return, as this is based on availability of materials, production constraints, and many other factors. We do try to offer many options on a regular basis to accommodate many different preferences. We recommend watching our Facebook page and for any announcements of new prints, and our website for any restocked prints!

Please visit our Product Care page for information on washing or cleaning your Baby Tula Carrier.

Yes! Read our blog post where we share how to breastfeed in a carrier, ring sling or woven wrap.

Our Explore Carrier, Free-to-Grow Carrier, and Standard Carrier have been acknowledged by The International Hip Dysplasis Institute (IHDI) as "hip-healthy" products. 

The IHDI recognizes that Baby Tula has developed products that consider the important of healthy hip development during infancy. This is especially important during the early stages of hip development in the first few months after birth.


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Yes! Please contact us via help@babytula.co.uk and we are happy to help you!

Yes, we do! We are always excited to welcome new friends to the Baby Tula community. When you sign up for our e-newsletter, you will stay in-the-know about our newest releases, promos and exclusive offers, and an in-depth look at what we are up to.


To show our gratitude, you will receive a 10% off your first order when you sign up. To use this code, enter it in the promo box during checkout. This code is valid on full-price carriers on babytula.co.uk only. This discount code cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. To sign up for our e-newsletter, please click here.


Please note that existing customers who create new email accounts for the purpose of using this discount code on additional orders are subject to having their orders canceled and refunded. Terms are subject to change and the offer is subject to end at any time without notice.

You will receive an email notification with your tracking number once we have dispatched your order. Please contact our customer care team who are happy to help if you have further questions. 

We always try to pack and ship your order as fast as possible. If you want to cancel your order please email us with your order number and add the subject "cancel" to your email. 

Yes, we offer free shipping on all orders from £ 55.00. For orders below £ 55.00, shipping costs will be £ 4.95. Replacement buckles ship for free with Standard postal service.

We ship with UPS Express. Replacement buckles ship with Standard postal service.

Standard shipping to mainland UK takes place within 5-7 working days. The delivery time is not binding. Please allow 2-3 days to process your order.

We are shipping with all duties paid so there is no additional charge upon delivery.

Yes, we offer free returns! Visit our shipping & returns page to read more. 

Items purchased directly from Baby Tula are returnable within 30 days, in like-new condition, and in the original packaging.

If you’ve purchased Baby Tula products from one of our authorized retailers, please contact the retailer for their return policy. We cannot accept returns for items purchased through a retailer.

Please visit our shipping & returns page for a step by step guide how to return. 

Babywearing is the act of carrying your precious little one close to you in one of the many styles of baby carriers available, such as a soft structured carrier, ring sling, or woven wrap. Read more about babywearing on our Baby Tula Blog.

View our baby carrier comparison chart to see the comparison between all of our carrier options!

Which Baby Carrier is Best for You – Baby Tula UK

Our Free-to-Grow Carrier, Explore and Half Buckle Carrier are perfect for newborn babywearing as they can be used starting at 3.2 kg / 7 pounds without the addition of an Infant Insert. Read our blog post on safety and instructions of carrying your newborn.

We do not recommend back carrying your child until your baby has strong and consistent head, neck, and torso control, and can push him or herself independently into, and remain in, a seated position on a consistent basis.

A couple of our top tips are:


Dress your little one appropriately in light clothing

Use a lightweight, natural-fiber carrier, ideally with only one pass or panel

Stay well hydrated

Use a Coast Carrier with a mesh panel for more ventilation

For more tips, visit our blog on Babywearing in the Heat!

Premature babies may reach developmental and physical milestones at different times. Therefore, Baby Tula suggests consulting with your medical professional to get more information and guidance on carrying options for your premature baby.

Kangaroo care is the practice of holding your baby skin-to-skin. There are many benefits of kangaroo care, which are discussed in our two-part Kangaroo Care blog posts. Read part one for the research behind kangaroo care and babywearing, and read part two for how to incorporate skin-to-skin into your babywearing routine.

Many women have safely used a Tula carrier throughout their pregnancy. However, this is very much an individual preference and we recommend you consult your health care practitioner if you choose to continue to carry your child beyond your fifth month of pregnancy.

All carriers, including Tula Explore. Free-to-Grow. Toddler, Standard and Lite Carriers as well as Half Buckles, Ring Slings and Signature Carriers have a two-year warranty against manufacturing flaws. In the rare instance in which there is a manufacturing issue or flaw, we will work with you to provide you with a refund. Our products are handmade and may have slight variations that do not affect their use or safety. Normal wear, fabric fading, minor size differences, common/normal wrap nubs or flaws, and sewing varieties are not considered manufacturing flaws and are not covered under the warranty. We are not responsible for warranty coverage if the product has been altered in any way. The term “altered” is defined as including, without limit, dyeing, painting, embroidery, and fabric additions or removals made after purchase. We are also not responsible for warranty coverage for any item that has been purchased secondhand.

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