Why We Love It
The Tula Free-To-Grow is the newest addition to the Tula range, and their first adjustable carrier.
With all the style and comfort of the standard Tula carrier the additional adjustability of the Tula Free-To-Grow makes this carrier suitable right from birth. It has two adjusters – one for the width of the panel and one for the length or height of the panel.
Once fully expanded the Tula Free-To-Grow is the same size as a standard Tula, with two smaller width settings and a full range of heights along the adjuster. This makes it possible to fit a wide range of babies!
The standard Tula requires an insert to fit a newborn, the major benefit of the Free-To-Grow is not needing one. Inserts can be fiddly to fit correctly, are a separate item to buy and lose and can be warm in the summer.
The Free-To-Grow has all the same carrying options as a standard Tula but with the additional benefit of being suitable from birth with no insert, making it a wonderful – and extremely popular – addition to the range! It is also now available in the Coast version for those hot summer days!
Get the right setting for your baby
The first thing to get right with the Tula Free-To-Grow is to fit the carrier to your baby. You need to be on the right width setting and height setting. Our suggestion is to start on the narrowest appropriate setting and only move up when necessary. The width settings will generally fit 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6 months+ but this will vary for your baby. At all times your baby must be able to bend their knees freely and not be overspread in the hips.
Set the width before you put the baby in the carrier and do a general adjust of the height, but it is easier to set the final height once baby is in and you can fit around their final position.
Doing up your chest strap
All Tula carriers have fixed ruck style straps. The back/chest strap can be hard to do up so here are a few ways to get it done up!