The Tula free to grow baby carrier has 3 positions : newborn baby, baby and small toddler. But how does this actually work with the Tula free to grow baby carrier, and when do you use each position of the Tula free to grow? We explain it to you here, and we also give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a neck roll for a newborn baby from the included sleeping cap. Read on soon if you want to learn more about the Tula free to grow carrier bag.
The 3 positions on the hip strap of the Tula free to grow carrier bag.
The Tula free to grow is an adjustable carrier, which means that you can adjust the size of the back piece, which is the part that goes over your child's body. You can imagine that for a small child you need less fabric than for a toddler child. The Tula free to grow has 3 positions in the width of this back panel that works with press studs, and the height of the back panel can be adjusted infinitely by looser or tighter positioning of 2 buckles.
|Position of press studs||
Fits approximately between the next length of your child's body. *
|Stand 1/newborn||54 to 67 cm|
|Stand 2/baby||68 to 79 cm|
|Stand 3/bigger baby||
80 to 88 cm
The body length is an estimation, of course, each child has a different size and growth rate. But also, you can imagine that in the winter a child will wear more clothes and is therefore larger in terms of size, than a child who probably only has a trunk on in the summer. A baby with, for example, a washable nappy will also need a little more dust in the back panel to have full support. We refer to length by estimation, and it is not a 100% accurate, keep that in mind.
The position of the height of the back of the Tula free to grow.
The height of the back part is according to one's own feeling, the child should be supported to the neck, but when a child has grown considerably larger. And so more towards size 86, and therefore probably already able to sit independently etc., it is logical that the back panel will at some point be shorter and lower on the back. As long as most of the back is covered, that does not give anything. As a guideline, you could say that at least 2/3 of the entire spine should be covered with a child who can sit and stand independently. Your child shouldn't be able to lean backward and create a shift in balance that causes him or her to fall off, but we assume that everyone can feel and understand that. In addition, by that time your child will no longer fit into the width and you will have long and wide passed to a baby carrier or stopped wearing it.
What do these different positions actually look like?
Above you can see stand 1 of the Tula free to grow carrier bag. The push buttons are pressed tightly on the waistband at the smallest position and the height of the backrest is adjusted to its lowest level.
From here you can see position 2 of the Tula free to grow carrier bag, you can see that the width of the carrier has increased in relation to position 1. The altitude is still set as the lowest setting, but can also be set slightly higher if it suits your child.
Above you can see stand 3 of the Tula free to grow carrier bag, this is the widest stand. In the picture the height of the back part is still adjusted to its lowest level, this is adjusted according to your needs.
Above you can also see position 3 of the Tula free to grow carrier bag, plus the back panel at its highest level. This is, therefore, the largest position of the Tula free to grow carrier bag, and this position is the same size as the regular Tula standard/baby. Doesn't your child fit these dimensions anymore? Then you can possibly expand the carrier with Tula wideners, or you can move over to the Tula toddler carrier.
What to do with the fabric of the baby carrier at its lowest height?
If you put the 2 buckles at the front of the shoulder straps on its very tightness, then the baby carrier is adjusted to its lowest and thus small position in the height of the back. It is then nice to fold the fabric, which is folded double, neatly. Below we show you in a few steps what the baby carrier looks like at its highest position, so with the 2 buckles completely loose, and on the tightest position and how you can then fold the fabric neatly for an optimal fit.
Above you can see the Tula free to grow at the highest adjustment position, the 2 buckles on the shoulder straps are completely loose and the fabric is fully unfolded.
Above you can see the lowest adjustment position of the highest of the Tula free to grow backrest. You see that the fabric neatly folded together. Below you can see what we mean by this.
Above you can see that the fabric is folded together as if it were a harmonica. The fabric is folded together and on the left and right you see the effect as shown above.
Once you have done so, you will see that you can fold a layer of fabric like above and then you will see the Tula logo.
If you have folded the whole fabric neatly from left to right you can smooth it out and it looks neat as a whole.
As you can see, the Tula free to grow baby carrier is easy to adjust and therefore a handy carrier that grows with your child. Adjusting speaks for itself and you can feel very confident when you need to set the carry bag slightly higher or lower and when you can move on to the next width position. It is important to always use the push buttons symmetrically, so if you use the middle position on the left, then use the middle position on the right.
Wearing a newborn baby in the Tula free to grow baby carrier.
A newborn baby fits easily in the Tula free to grow baby carrier, but you may not like it yourself, that gives nothing, just wait a week and try again. You'll feel very good when the baby carrier is comfortable, and especially in the first weeks the development of your newborn baby goes very fast and you will already see a weekly change in size with your baby.
At the very beginning, with a newborn baby, the neck stability of a baby is still very unstable. This is logical because your baby must first develop this stability. This is already happening smoothly and after a few weeks/months, you will already see that your child can keep his or her neck stable and slowly start to move his or her head to the left and right. Well, it wants to be that right at the beginning, the neck stability is very fragile and you are inclined to continue to support the head during wearing. In the case of a baby sling, a siren is often rolled into the edge of the baby sling, so that there is a kind of cushion in the child's neck that provides extra support. Well, we have found a trick to applying this to the Tula free to grow baby carrier too, with the sleeping hood/sun hood that comes with the baby carrier. Below we will show you, through step-by-step photos, how this neck roll can be the sleeping cap of your Tula free to grow baby carrier.
How do you make a neck roll from the sleeping cap of the Tula free to grow?
Below we explain in small steps how you can make a neck roll from the sleeping cap of your Tula free to grow baby carrier.
Step 1, you have the sleeping cap attached to the baby carrier and start from this position. The neck roll can therefore only be made when you use the baby carrier at its lowest height as explained above. You must also have the fabric folded neatly as explained above.
Step 2. Store 1/3rd part of the fabric of the sleeping hood back.
Step 3. Slide the fabric back one more stroke.
Step 4. Fold the fabric again, so that the 2 Tula logo's of the sleeping hood, and those of your baby carrier as if they were facing each other as soon as your fabric' folds shut'.
Step 5. If you have put the fabric back neatly and the 2 Tula logos opposite each other, you can smooth the fabric on top of each other. You've put the sleeping hood in the fold of the baby carrier. That fold was already there because you folded the top of the back panel neatly as explained at the top of this blog. You now have a neat and sleek package of folded fabric and the 2 logos are against each other.
Step 6. There are 2 strands attached to the sleeping hood with snap-fasteners which you normally put on top of the shoulder strap. These must both be free, so do not accidentally fold inward;.
Step 7. Pull the string under the buckle and strap with press studs. Repeat this on the other shoulder strap.
Step 8. If you have done that properly, it looks the same as above.
Step 9. Return the strap with the press studs over the buckle and strap.
Step 10. Pass the strap through the same space with the push buttons as in step 8. Make sure you don't turn the strap when you do it neatly fold it nicely around the strap where the buckle is fastened.
Ready, you have now made a neck roll out of the sleeping cap of the Tula free to grow baby carrier.
We hope you will now know more about the different positions of the Tula free to grow baby carrier. If it is all right, you now know that there are 3 widest positions and that the height of the Tula free to grow baby carrier is infinitely adjustable. You also know that you need to adjust the fabric equally both left and right, and you can fold the top of the back piece neatly when using the baby carrier at the lowest position. What's more, you've learned as an extra tip how to make a neck roll from the sleeping cap of the Tula free to grow baby carrier.
If you have found our blog helpful, we always appreciate a response below very much. Hopefully, you will now have even more fun from your Tula free to grow carrier bag. Do you don't have a Tula free to grow carrier yet and are you now convinced by our blog? Then, of course, you can buy it from us. Take a quick look at our collection of Tula free to grow baby carriers and choose your favorite one and get started with everything you've just learned.