Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tula Love!

Aaaaggghhhhh....I can't wait (and obviously I can't contain my excitement!)!!! :) Our Tula is coming to town! Hahahaha...the little girl in me thinks Christmas is coming early!! :)

Oh the changes that motherhood brings. If clothes, make-up and gadgets used to make me giddy in the past, kamusta naman ngayon that baby carriers are now UP there in my mommy shopping list! 

The past 7 1/2 months have been all about learning and using our ring sling (Mamaway) and hybrid carriers (Saya & Baby K'tan Breeze). And just when I feel we're getting the hang of it, Z is getting too heavy to be worn in those carriers. The Saya & K'tan are actually supposed to be good up to 35 lbs.; but at 15+ lbs., ackk, my lower back is terribly in pain after babywearing. But, I won't stop babywearing just yet because I see the benefits for my child. And the obvious benefits for us especially when we venture outside...it's the only thing that'll help her sleep! I hate to admit it but in this department, the stroller definitely just won't cut it (Oh but it's useful to haul our bags and shopping finds!).

So the natural course of action is to transition into a more comfy (both for baby & me) carrier that we can use well into toddler years..say up to 3-4 years? And the great thing about it is I get to share the joy of babywearing with hubby A..yay!! :)

The nice thing about Tula carriers is that they offer 2 sizes - Standard and Toddler. Based on most reviews, the Standard (their smallest) is wee bit bigger than Ergo, Beco and Bjorn. Tula Standard can last you up to 45 lbs, and if you so wish, you could also buy a Free to Grow extension accessory. According to their site, the free to grow "attaches to the panel of the carrier and allows you to comfortably wear your older children." The Tula Toddler carrier is for bigger children. It's designed for children from 18 months (or about 25 lbs) to 4+ years old (up to 50 lbs.); and they don't recommend it until the child reaches 32 inches or taller. 

Because I want our Tula carrier to be future-proof (i.e., we can use it for longer, hence savings also for us), I initially thought of buying the Tula Toddler. But then reading their specifications, it seemed that we are currently 'between sizes'. So I sent them an email inquiring about this dilemma and let me just say that they are so helpful and customer-oriented! I love that in companies I support. Cassiopeia of Tula carriers directed me towards the Standard Tula and the option of getting a Free to Grow extension accessory, so that's what I chose! For Filipino parents, you can shop on their website or find stocks in Amazon and ship to the Philippines using Johnny Air Cargo (JAC) service. I finished the transaction last August 27 and now I have received their notification that it is ready to ship! :)

And have I mentioned that they have awesome, cutesy and cool prints? Here's a sneak preview of our soon-to-be baby carrier. I'll be posting some of the designs I like, but if I could...oh I'd love to sample all of these!! Maybe for a Tula Toddler in the future? Abangan!

Find out more at: tulababycarriers.com

Chloe

Gray Zig Zag

Billow

Hot Air Balloon

Folk Birds

NOTE: All photos are from Tula Baby Carriers website.

Can you guess which design we're having?

How soon did you transition from sling, hybrid, wrap to a soft-structured carrier (SSC)?

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