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ABOUT The Tula Explore Baby Carrier

When we started our babywearing journey with our first, we were overwhelmed with the amount of baby carriers available!  It can be hard to decide which baby carrier is for you but I hope to help with our “ABOUT” series that go through the different brands and advantages of each type.  For more video’s, check out our YouTube Channel or Facebook Page! Don’t forget to take advantage of the closed captions of our video.

Tula’s Explore is their first baby carrier that allows forward facing! The Explore build’s upon Tula’s innovative design of the Free-To-Grow as it doesn’t require an infant insert and of course comes in Tula’s signature patterns!

Suitable from Newborn to Toddler
You can start using your Tula Explore once your baby is 3.2kg and continue using it up to 20kg!  As you can adjust the back panel in height and width, it will comfortably fit your baby as they grow.  As you can adjust the width and height independent of each other, you can get optimal positioning for YOUR baby.  Isla has long legs but a short torso so we adjust accordingly.

Forward Facing
The main difference is the ability to forward face in the Explore.  Specifically designed so that the forward facing allows for an optimal position of your baby which means it is comfortable while you share the world together. All you need to do is change the buttons on the back panel to the one lower down and have width on the widest setting.

 Inward Facing Setting   Outward Facing Setting

Tula recommend’s utlising the forward facing option when your baby has head and neck control and their chin should clear the top of the panel when facing out.  Tula also suggests a weight range for the facing out position of 5.8kg – 10kg for shorter intervals of time for optimal comfort for the wearer. *Always make sure that your baby doesn’t become overstimulated and they NEVER sleep in the forward facing position as this is a safety risk*

Optimal Carry Options
         
You can front and back carry as well as the forward facing option in the Tula Explore (back carry is usually recommended once 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).  All of these carries allow your baby to be in an optimal position (for more info see HERE).

Coast
If you live in a hotter climate, then the Coast option is for you!  With mesh in the back panel and hood, it will keep your baby cool on those hot, summer days.  You still get a gorgeous design around the mesh but it also provides breathable airflow to help keep baby cool and comfortable.

Designs
Tula is renowned for their fabric designs from bright colours and patterns to simple and understated beauties there is something for every family.  It is also made from breathable and lightweight twill so even if you don’t get the coast, it still is a great baby carrier for summer.

Easy Seat Adjustment
To get the perfect fit for your baby now and as they grow, there is a seat adjustment where you have the ability to change the width of the seat via easy to use snaps (3 settings) on the waist belt.  This allow you to fit from newborn to toddler and is super simple to use.

 Close up of the Snap Options 

 Comparison of the smallest setting vs the biggest (13cm vs 38cm)

Easy Height Adjustment
With a simple pull flip and clip in, you can adjust the height of the back panel.  There are snap options on the front of the back panel and the inside of the shoulder straps for the higher option. This is so useful so that it will fit a newborn with their head visible (achieving safe babywearing) or to ensure that a toddler can also fit securely.  It can also be flipped inward to provide additional neck support for a newborn.

 Comparison of the height options (34 cm vs 43cm).

Generous Straps (Suitable for most body types)
The Explore’s waist belt is 69cm of padding and the strap is approximately 145cm total  and the shoulder straps are approximately 136cm.  This means that it will fit from petit to plus size.

Easy to Adjust Between Wearers
With a few quick and simple adjustments, you can get a comfortable fit for anyone that may wear your baby.  As it fits numerous body types, it is a great family baby carrier.

Pocket on the Waist Belt
This is so useful to keep your mobile, keys and a few cards!  Easy to access while wearing, it is a great addition.

Padding on the Back Panel
There is padding on the sides of the back panel where your baby’s legs go for added comfort.

Removable Hood
Easily clip the hood into the back panel as additional head and neck support for your baby, shade or for privacy while breastfeeding.  Or you can decided to take it off.  The hood is also quite generous is size with long reach straps which is perfect for when you are wearing your baby in a back carry!

EXPLORE BABY CARRIER MEASUREMENTS

  • Depending on the snap setting, the seat panel width is adjustable from approximately 13 cm‚ – 38 cm.
  • Depending on the panel height adjusters, the height of the panel is adjustable from approximately 34 cm‚ – 43 cm‚ tall.
  • Hip Belt Measures 13 cm‚ tall and 69 cm‚ wide. Additional webbing extends approximately 76 cm‚ (waistband total of ~ 145 cm‚ long).
  • Weight of the carrier:‚ 0.8 kg

The Tula Explore combines Tula’s signature designs and carrier comfort along with optimal positioning and fit for your baby today and in the future WITH the ability to foward face your baby.  It is an amazing baby carrier that will last you throughout your babywearing days.  To see our full range head to: HERE

If you have any questions please contact me at info@babywearingandyou.com.au

Kylie
Certified Babywearing Consultant
Kangatraining Instructor