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How to use a Baby Tula Carrier | Front Carry and Back Carry

Before I started babywearing, I would look at mamas carrying their babies and wonder how in the world they put their babies in there; especially when it came to a back carry. With a little practice, I’ve figured out some easy ways to put my baby in our Tula carrier.
Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post where I show you step by step how to get your baby in and out of your carrier for both the front carry and the back carry.
The back carry technique I use allows you have your baby in a more secure position by buckling the chest clip before spinning the carrier around. It’s much easier than trying to balance a baby on your back and worrying about getting them in the right position at the same time.

Tips if you are new to babywearing.

  • Practice. The more often you put your baby in your carrier the easier it will become. If you are not quite confident yet it is helpful to practice on a soft surface like your bed or couch just in case. You also can use a stuffed animal in place of a baby. This is a great way to practice if you are still pregnant and you do not have a baby to put in the carrier yet.
  • Use a mirror. It is helpful in the beginning to put your carrier on in front of a mirror. This will allow you to see if it looks the way it is supposed to and also if your baby is in the correct position.
  • Double check all of your buckles. Before you walk around with your baby in the carrier, be sure to double check that all of your buckles are secure. My Baby Tula carrier has two buckles that make an audible snap noise when they are closed correctly. However, it doesn’t hurt to do a quick check to make sure your baby is safe and secure.


Baby carrier shown: Baby Tula Free to Grow in Blossom.


Front carry demonstration starts at 1:01
Back carry demonstration starts at 4:09


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  1. Barbara Alfeo

    October 1, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Everyone I know who has a tula loves it!

  2. Kate

    October 1, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    We really loves both of our Tulas when my boys were younger. The nice thing about SSCs like Tulas is that the learning curve to babywear safely is really pretty quick… Much less intimidating than a woven wrap, for instance!

  3. Melissa

    September 30, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Babywearing is the best. It can be overwhelming to new moms sometimes so this is really helpful advice.

  4. Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women

    September 30, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Really comprehensive, practical and very useful information. Love how effectively you demonstrated this in the video also, explaining each step. Great for any new mom.

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