Like all the Tula products the Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier is available in a whole host of patterns: 21 to be exact. With a selection of cute, modern, gender neutral and plain designs to chose from, you can find the perfect style for you.
Packed full of features the Free-to-Grow is suitable from 7lbs to 45lbs without the aid of an infant insert; the body panel adjusts in three width settings and two height settings to provide a snuggly position as baby grows. The thick padded shoulder straps are fully adjustable to help you find the perfect set up to protect your shoulders and neck, this is helpful when you have multiple wearers. The straps that sit at the back of your body are a little fiddly and will need to be adjusted before you put it on, or you will need to get someone else to tighten it up when you are wearing it.
This carrier can be worn in either front or back carrying configurations (back carrying only recommend when baby has strong and consistent head, neck, and torso control, and can push themselves independently,) but only works with the child facing your body. This helps to promote healthy hip and spine development for baby. Hand made from 100% OEKO-TEX, Standard 100 certified fabric, the carrier feels nice and soft, flexible and breathable and with an added mesh panel it facilitates a good degree of temperature regulation for both child and carrier.
To help provide an even weight distribution across your body and help support your back there is a lovely wide and padded waistband, with a generous amount of padding around babies’ legs which together ensure you are both comfortable for longer periods of time. For storage there is a large front pocket than can double up as a hand warmer and a matching removeable hood with snaps for quick attachment and detachment - this can be used to support the head, protect from the sun and give you privacy while nursing, should you feel you need it.
The Free-to-Grow Tula baby carrier is beautifully made: there is good ventilation and it is comfortable to wear. At 1.7lbs it is a little heavier than some carriers, but don’t let that put you off! The high-quality construction gives you faith in its durability and the buckles can be opened with one hand. An excellent choice! RRP £139.90
5 out of 5
Dual-adjustable shoulder straps
Lots of padding
Ventilating mesh panel
Front or back carrying
21 designs to choose from
Wide padded waistband
Slightly heavier than some carriers