When I was pregnant with B (who just turned three, ack) and before, I had an Ergo baby carrier. Unfortunately, E was too big to be comfortable for both of us, so I asked for a Tula Toddler Carrier as my Christmas present that year.
I needed a new carrier for my toddler, Tula was the answer for me at the time. Sure, she fit in the standard sized carrier we had, but having a wider seat with more room to grow as well as a taller panel meant both of us were more comfortable. At the time, the Tula Toddler Carrier was the only toddler carrier I knew about.
About Toddler (Baby) Wearing
I know there are many opinions about baby wearing and toddler wearing, but my opinion is this: It works for us, it keeps my kids safe and lets them feel close. So, yes, we wear our toddlers.
The Tula Toddler Carrier is for children from 25-50/60 pounds (it looks like they might have changed the weight limit at some point) and allows for two carries, front and back. This is the same child as above, but at age three (man did her hair grow quickly!) She’s 39 inches tall and 34 pounds.
The stats for the Tula Toddler Carrier:
For these pictures (unlike the top one) I removed the hood. It is very easy to remove and hook into the carrier. It attaches on the straps with an elastic loop on the hood and a little plastic clip on the straps (which can be difficult to snap into place). Many people choose to have custom hoods made for their Tula Toddler Carriers.
The panel width (by my measurements) goes from 17” at the bottom to 19” at the top.
The panel height is 18”.
The waist band expands from 28” to 55”. Notice on the panel / waist band there is a small velcro pocket. I find this doesn’t hold much more than a few keys, an ID or debit card or a small phone.
The straps go from 18-29” long accommodating most people. Additional, they adjust one way meaning there is only one buckle on the straps. It’s fairly easy to tighten while wearing with a back carry, but harder to adjust with a front carry. The straps are permanently affixed to the carrier meaning you can’t cross the straps or do a hip carry.
PFAs (Perfect Fit Adjusters) are on the top of the straps at the panel. This allows the wearer to tighten the straps and make them even shorter.
This is our last daughter in the Tula Toddler Carrier. She is 35 months in the picture and 27 pounds and 37 inches tall.
The Tula Toddler Carrier has a starting price point of $169 and goes up from there depending on the material. This one pictured is a canvas cotton, but they also make half wraps and full-wrap conversion Tula Toddlers which increases the price.
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Tula Ergonomic Carrier – Jet – ToddlerTula Ergonomic Carrier – Love Floats – StandardTula Ergonomic Carrier – Tulasaurus – ToddlerTula Ergonomic Carrier – Ripple – ToddlerTula Ergonomic Carrier – Olive – Toddler
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Did I miss anything? Do you have any other questions about the Tula Toddler Carrier?