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The Sweetbottoms Newborn Diaper Rental Program

12919850_10153420282996791_6137046328375626241_nThinking about cloth diapering your newborn, but a little daunted by all the info out there about CDing?

Not sure how to get started?

So many options that it’s confusing?

 

If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, I have the answer.

 

It’s the Sweetbottoms Newborn Diaper Rental Program!

 

I used this with my third baby, and it was so easy! He was born on Oct 11th, and on Oct 15th, my rental was delivered right to my house! It was washed and ready to go and included everything I needed to get started! (Even without my existing stash).

So what do you get with a rental? A whole lot of fluffy awesomeness, that’s what! 🙂
You get 24 fluffy, soft, super absorbent organic cotton, newborn size fitted diapers (either Blueberry or Clover, or a mix of both), 4 Thirsties Size 1 diaper covers, a small pack of detergent, and a few samples. And let me tell you, these diapers can handle anything! I found myself reaching for the fitteds more then the newborn all-in-ones I had already, because the fitteds held up to anything my new boy could throw at them. They are also the perfect nighttime diaper, since they are stay-dry and so absorbent.

The Thirsties covers are some of the best you can get. They are durable, keep in leaks like a dam, and come in a wide range of beautiful colors and prints. When I was working in the Sweetbottoms store, many people used the $100 rental credit to buy the next size in the Thirsties, just because they loved them so much.

Credit, right. Let’s touch on that. The rental costs $220 for pre-loved (used) diapers, or $320 or all new diapers, for three months. Now, that can seem like a lot, but when you look at the cost of buying all new diapers right off the bat, this actually saves you money, especially if you are not quite sure about the whole cloth diapering thing. Plus, in 3 months, you would spend roughly $200-$300 on disposable diapers (on the high side), so it comes out about even. (And remember, you get all the stuff listed above.)
But it gets better. If you return your rental on or before the day it is due back, you get $100 of your original rental cost back in store credit! That means you can use that $100 to start your own stash of cloth diapers! Or, if you decide that cloth is not for you, or you have a good stash already, there are plenty of other things at Sweetbottoms that you can use that $100 for. (New carrier, anyone? 😉 )

Now, there are a few other things you will need. The rental does not include anything to store your used diapers in, so you will need to purchase a wet bag or pail liner. And if you are afraid that you will never use a wet bag again if you decide that cloth diapering is not for you, just check out this post. You can never have too many!
You will also need a cloth diaper safe diaper cream. You will be provided a list of cloth diaper safe creams when you get your rental. (Hint: it’s pretty much anything Sweetbottoms sells. Just steer clear of creams with zinc and/or fish oils. Those stick in cloth diapers and hold on to the stink. Plus, if you use them, it will void your $100 on-time return credit. You also cannot bleach the rental diapers. That will also void your credit. Sunning is the best stain remover. 🙂 )

Overall, I was very happy with diaper rental. I have been using cloth diapers for almost 4 years, and I can say that I will be seriously considering the diaper rental when I have my next baby.

You can find all the info you need about the diaper rental here and you can read the terms and conditions here. And, as always, if you still have questions, you can just message and someone will get back to you ASAP!

The Sweetbottoms Diaper Rental – The Prefect Answer to your Cloth Diaper Question. 🙂

Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Sweetbottoms!

Having trouble thinking of stocking stuffers this Christmas?  We’re here to help!  Check out this list of fun gift ideas for your little one.  With the fast, free shipping from Sweetbottoms, your stocking stuffers will arrive with plenty of time!!!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Sweetbottoms

1. Piggy Paint – Piggy Paint is a non-toxic, low odor, kid-friendly nail polish. It’s safe for all ages and a great alternative to solvent-based nail polishes.

2. Rumparooz Doll Diapers – Children love to watch and learn from their parents and changing their dolls diapers is one of those priceless moments you can share with them. Teach them the value of cloth diapers and reducing waste.  These are made from the left over scraps from cloth diapers!

3. Chewbeads Mulberry Teether – This silicone teething ring is soft on babies gums and emerging teeth!  It has a flexible design with multiple textures.

4. Baby Paper – Baby Paper is a soft square of fabric that makes the crinkly sound babies love!

5. Mariposah Teething Bunny – No woods, no worrying plastics-Bamboo cotton make Teething Bunny the gentle, safe and responsible solution for teething pain. Great as babies first tooth brush too!

6. Dandelion Handcrafted Roly Poly Ball Rattle – Hand crocheted by women working from home in Shanghai, China. Unique rattles feature lovable characters with soft, huggable bodies perfect for your little ones tiny hands!

7. BeginAgain Toys Earthworm Racers – Wiggly worms with wheels! Made from eco-friendly hardwoods with non-toxic, child safe stains, these unique toys are bendable, stretchable, twistable and just plain old fun. Perfect for push around play, each Earthworm Racer is seven inches long and has chunky wheels rimmed with natural rubber to provide traction and protect floors.

Preparing for Baby #3 – Part 2: Babywearing

So this is still part of my Preparing for Baby #3 series, even though baby #3 decided to make his appearance a month early! On Oct. 11th, I delivered my third. 🙂 He came into this world kicking and screaming, weighing a hefty 7lbs, 4oz, at 36 weeks and 3 days. So I have gotten a refresher on much that is in this post. 🙂

 

I decided to give babywearing its own post. Babywearing can be confusing, but now that I have worn a newborn, I don’t know how I ever lived without it!

There are so many ways to wear a little one and everyone has their favorite(s). 🙂 I personally love wraps, ring slings, and wrap carriers.

 

Reminder: Until a baby has really good head control, they need to be front-carried only, facing you! No back-carry! Back-carries can be started once baby can hold their head up well, and have enough control to look around.

 

Wrapsody Noa Wrap

  1. Wraps – These are great for the first few weeks. They help to keep the baby warm and close to you. They are also great for skin to skin contact, as the way the wrap is worn, it keeps mom covered. Also, wraps hold the baby so close that it can allow mom to lean back and rest. Just like having the baby lay on mom’s chest, just wrapped up. 🙂 Just don’t fall asleep!!! You don’t want to roll over on baby.
    There are 2 different kinds of wraps. Both are great for newborns.
    The first is a stretchy wrap, like a Moby or a Boba. The stretchiness helps you get practice taking the baby in and out of the wrap while giving plenty of room to adjust as needed. The downside to stretchy wraps are they need to be rewrapped if you need to take baby out, can get looser the longer you baby wear, and they can really only safely support a baby smaller than 12lbs.
    The second is a woven wrap. These are typically a woven cotton. Popular brands are Dolcino,  Wrapsody and Tula. (Wrapsody also makes stretch wraps.) Woven wraps are great for long-term babywearing,  as there is no spandex to stretch out. Woven wraps can also support larger babies, so you can safely wear your baby after they hit the 12lb mark. The only downside I have noticed to woven wraps is that sometimes it can be hard to get the wrap to where it is not digging into your shoulder while you are wearing. But this can be remedied with practice.
    There is a bit of a learning curve with wraps. It take some practice to get the right fit and snugness.

 

  1. Ring Slings – I love ring slings! They are so easy to use. You just throw it on, make sure baby is all snug, tighten it up, and you are ready to go! These are perfect for running in the grocery store, or days you just don’t feel like wrapping yourself up in a wrap carrier. 

    A word of caution! Do not lay baby down in the sling like a hammock! This is a very unsafe way to babywear, as the baby’s head can tilt forward and cut off the airway. I feel I must be blunt here, your baby can smother if worn this way. The proper way to wear a little one in a ring sling is snuggled upright against your chest, with their legs wrapped around you. Like they are giving you a full body hug. You want them up high enough that you can easily kiss the top of their head. 

Tula Standard Carrier

  1. Soft-Structure Carriers – Since we are talking about wearing a newborn, this category can be a little confusing. This category includes carriers like the Boba 4G, Action Baby Carriers (ABC) and the Tula Standard, which can be used without an infant insert, or the Ergo and Beco, which need an infant insert. (Tula also makes an infant insert, but I have found that it is not 100% necessary. With the Ergo, it is needed in order to give the baby the proper head support.) I personally love the Action Baby Carrier and the Tula Standard, as they are super easy to put on. I have one of each and usually keep one in the car and one in the house. 🙂
    With carriers that do not need an infant insert, you still might need something to give baby a little support for the first few weeks. I have found that a small receiving blanket works very well. Just roll it up and use it like a seat for the baby. Make sure to keep their legs spread out, just like with the wrap or ring sling. Like they are giving you a big hug. 🙂

 

This is in no way an exhaustive list of your babywearing options. If you want more info on babywearing, many areas have babywearing groups that provide help with many different types of carriers at many different stages. Some groups also have carrier “libraries”, where you can borrow carriers and try them out for a few weeks, before you commit to a big purchase. (Let’s be honest, carriers are expensive!) One place to look up groups is Babywearing International. Many local groups also advertise on Facebook. These groups are well worth the time to look into, whether you are new to babywearing, or if you have worn all of your children.

 

For me personally, babywearing from the start has been a huge help! It lets me care for my other children and just helps to provide a sense of peace and calming for me and my new little one.
Babywearing is a life-saver. 🙂

Tula Baby Carrier | Product Review

Tula Baby Carrier | Toddler Tula | Product Review for Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby

I was introduced into the world of babywearing about a year after the birth of my first son. I had a moby wrap with my 1st but rarely used it due to its rather difficult instructions (especially for a beginner). It’s a good thing I didn’t wear him much because looking back at photos – I know now I wore him all wrong! When it came time for baby #2 I knew I wanted to wear him not only so that I could be hands free but to allow juggling of two kids to be a bit more seamless.

I chose a ring sling and ergo as my main carriers before my 2nd was born. I was very happy with my choices and my child loved being worn in both of them. Then he grew… and kept getting heavier. And wearing him in the Ergo on my back become and uncomfortable chore. I found myself reaching for the stroller more and more. And the days he needed a nap – I was less inclined to strap him into a carrier with a fear of how long he would nap. The Ergo was a great buckle carrier but I just found it more uncomfortable as my child grew.

The word ‘Tula’ found its way into my vocabulary at first when I was introduced to some amazing and colorful prints. I was tagged in a post for their new print – Aperture (a camera print). I fell in love – but even more so when I learned that they had a toddler size! I have spent the month wearing my kids in the Toddler Tula.

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby Additional chest clip

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby Wide belt and pocket

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby Wide belt and pocket

The biggest thing I have noticed has been the comfortable factor for me! The Tula has dual-adjustment straps allowing for a perfect fit. The extra padding in the shoulders and the wide contoured hip belt help disburse the weight of the child to allow for a very comfortable carry. The belt is equipped with a velcro pocket – allowing you to carry a few items and keep even more hands free. I use this pocket when we go to the park so I can just put my keys and phone in the pocket for safe keeping.

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby comfortable seat for babies and kids

Notice the wide seat for the kids and their legs and bottom create a comfortable ‘M’ shape. There is extra padding along the edges to allow for a more comfortable wear for the children. I wore my 25 pound toddler in the store for an hour (in a front carry) and not once did I feel the need to take him out and place him in the cart. He was happy. I was happy. The trip was a success.

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby Additional Strap Adjuster for Broad shoulders and breasfeeding Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby Additional Strap Adjuster for Broad shoulders and breasfeeding

I should also add, nursing in the carrier is a breeze. The shoulder straps have an adjuster right in the front. I loosened the side I wanted to nurse on, and it allowed for a little extra room to nurse my son. Once finished, I tightened it back up to the comfortable fit. This adjuster is perfect for anyone with more broad shoulders (like my husband). This allows for a seamless transition between carriers, we both find this to be a very comfortable carrier.

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby DIfferent Frames Broad Shoulders

The Tula comes with a hood that clips onto the straps. It is a great way to remove some of the elements to help your child fall asleep and keep their head from moving around too much once they are asleep. When I wear my child to try and get him to take a nap, I usually don’t put the hood up until he falls asleep. Though there have been times putting it on has helped his wandering eyes.

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby hood

Notice the same babywearer below with two different kids – the versatility on this carrier is so spectacular.

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby DIfferent size child

This carrier is designed for front and back carries.

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby Front and Back Carry

There are two soft structured Tula Carriers; Standard and Toddler.

The image below highlights the main differences between the two.

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby Difference between standard and toddler tula

It is important to keep these differences in mind when choosing the right size for you and your baby. If you desire to us the Tula with smaller children you can use the infant insert from birth.

Tula Carriers have an excellent resale value. When taken great care of, a Tula will be easily sold or traded for close to the retail value paid. So if you purchase a standard Tula for your small child; selling it to fund the purchase of a new one should be rather simple.

Take a look at the wide variety of vibrant prints of the Standard Tula and Toddler Tula carriers that Sweetbottoms has in stock – and they offer Free Shipping on all orders shipping to the US!

Tula Toddler Sweetbottoms Baby

Birth through Photos | Raleigh Birth Photography

Once a month I will be sharing some of the Births I have photographed through Manda’s Memories Photography. I have been photographing births for nearly 4 years and each birth is so unique. Documenting a babies birth day is so special; capturing the moment they take their first breath and finally feel fresh air on their skin. These memories slip away so fast but having them documented is a true gift.

This birth I have chosen to showcase this month took place at home. They kept the gender a surprise and the anticipation was high! Mom wanted to have the baby in the water but never quite made it back to the tub.

 

Raleigh Birth Photography | Birth Through Photos

A video of their birth can be found here.

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If you are interested in having your birth photographed in the Raleigh NC area,

please contact me through This Link.

 

Life Through Photos | Postpartum Meals

Postpartum Meals

Do you remember what it was like to be a first time mom, or how about a 2nd time mom, 3rd time, 4th? Those first few days at home are no doubt a blur. You want to spend all day snuggling and nursing your little one. You curl up on the couch under a nice warm blanket and spend hours staring into the eyes of your innocent little child and all the possibilities of what is to come drift through your thoughts. Counting every breath; smile with every coo. Hard to imagine that this tiny human once shared your body. As they lay; ear to your chest; you watch in wonder as your baby is soothed just by the sound of your heart.

Postpartum is a time for bonding, healing, rest and reflection. All too often is this time cut short with everyday life. Maybe your spouse can’t take time off work. Maybe you ran out of clean clothes. Maybe your toddler is a daredevil and tries to climb your bookshelf. Maybe your school age children need you to pack lunches for them and see them off to the bus. Maybe you have 4 mouths to feed; 3 times a day…

You can never underestimate the gift you are giving to a new mom when you bring her a meal. Or the gratitude she feels to have her toddler kept entertained for a few hours while she gets a nice, long, hot, …quiet… shower. New moms want to bond with their babies and you are giving them the time to do that. By bringing her a meal, you just saved her at least an hour of time she could have spent enjoying the fleeting newborn moments.

Last night – I spent a few hours making 4 batches of Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili (my favorite). Once finished, I divided it up into 4 parts. I kept 2 (one to eat today and one to freeze for a later day). The other two portions were packaged up for delivery to 2 ‘new’ moms.

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I took my boys over to drop off the first meal and we spent a few hours playing with her toddler. He is an energetic one but I am hoping that having my two there helped make nap time a bit easier out of sheer exhaustion. I was happy to see that she had a fridge FULL of meals that friends and family had brought over. Around nap time we headed out to visit the next mama… and with my two asleep in the car, and her toddler who had just fallen asleep, I just dropped off the chili. I spent just a few minutes talking because I knew that with a sleeping toddler; this was prime snuggle or nap time for mama so I was quick to leave. Her birth story can wait – new mamas need their rest.

If you know someone who just had a baby within the last month or so… double, triple or even quadruple your favorite recipe and give them the gift of time.

Featured Natural Product: BALM! Baby Diaper Balm {and 1st Aid!}

Vivid colored leaves fall to the ground, and the cool air comforts you at night. Fall weather is wonderful, but the cold air tends to cause dry, cracked skin! Luckily for us, we have BALM! Baby Diaper Balm {and 1st Aid!}, an ALL ORGANIC multipurpose balm, which can also be used to treat just about any skin issue!

BALM! Baby Diaper Balm

BALM! Baby Diaper Balm {and 1st Aid!} is created using a mixture of healing herbs and oils. Not only is it cloth diaper safe, it is also anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, vegan and cruelty free!

Balm Open

BALM! Baby is a family business, owned and operated by Malena & Dominic Taylor. They use the best natural, organic products available, and all of their storage containers are also health safe and toxin-free. Sweetbottoms carries quite a few other products by BALM! Baby, including: natural tinctures (Be Well, Stay Well, Baby and Bye-Bye Teething, Hello SLEEP!), Shue Bug Spray, and Teething RUB! All of their products are 100% natural, and stored in eco-friendly containers.

BALM Products

You can receive your FREE sample of BALM! Baby Diaper Balm {and 1st Aid!} with a purchase of $25 or more. Just add the product to your cart and use code: FEATURED (or ask at the register, if shopping in the store).

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Keep in mind that this balm isn’t only for little ones in diapers! How will you use your FREE Balm?

Young Living Thieves Oil and Green Air Diffuser

 

We recently started carrying Young Living Essential Oils and Green Air AromaMister Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers, and couldn’t be happier about it. Essential Oils have many wonderful uses, and are especially easy to use with a quality diffuser!

Young Living Essential OilsI interviewed CARE instructor Christina Hagan, of Healthy Steps NC, to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils and their uses.

You can also read more about Essential Oils in this post.

How long have you been using essential oils, and why have you chosen to use Young Living exclusively?

I was introduced to essential oils in 2003 when I was stressed and sick – the oils worked which made me want to learn more.  While in massage school I ended up with a collection of different brands of essential oils because everyone said they had the best!  I tested them on myself when I had an allergic reaction to medication.  From the meds, I started getting itchy bumps – the bumps started on my neck and continued to cover my body.

For some reason I decided to do an oil test right there and then.  I applied a spot of YL oil on the inside of my arm and another brand on the other arm and went to bed.  When I woke up – the only place on my body that did not have itchy bumps was where I put the YL oil.  That helped me to see that there is a difference in EOs.  I started to do more research and that is how I and ended up taking a CARE Intensive and becoming a CARE Instructor.

Young Living Thieves

What are the benefits of essential oils, and how do you implement them in your everyday life?

We use the oils in our massage practice regularly.  The oils help to relax muscles, so we use the oils practically in every massage.  I also use the oils when I’m doing manual lymph drainage, as the oils support lymph movement.  I use the oils in Raindrop Technique and AromaShapes.  EOs are easy self care tools for clients, so I share with clients simple ways they can use the oils to relax muscles, support sleep, reduce swelling, reduce colds and the flu and reduce appearance of cellulite. We use essential oils instead of over the counter meds and to clean our house.  We have successfully replaced common toxic products (over the counter meds, air fresheners, cleaning products and self care products) with essential oils!

We are giving away Young Living Thieves Essential Oil this month. What is Thieves used for, and how is it used?

Thieves is excellent to reduce the number of colds your family gets and to shorten the length of a cold.   Best ways to use as a preventative is to: apply 1-2 drops on each of the soles of your feet daily (for those under 18 months, dilute it 50/50); diffuse the essential oil when you and your family are in the room together.  What ever time that works for you…

Young Living Thieves EO and Diffuser

We are also giving away a Green Air AromaMister diffuser. How does a diffuser work, and where can it be used? 

There are many different types of diffusers – but the goal of all of them is to get that essential oil in the air in tiny droplets so you are breathing the oil and the oil is landing on everything in the room.  It helps you because you are breathing the oils, which then goes to your lungs and blood stream to help fight off those nasty bugs.  It also helps to fight off nasty germ bugs floating in the air and those that you carried into the house on your shoes, purses, books, etc…

September Young Living Giveaway
If you’d like to try Young Living Thieves Essential Oil and a Green Air AromaMister Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser, enter to win our September Giveaway. You can enter once daily for two weeks!

Featured Natural Product: Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush

Although my first baby was a breastfeeding champ, he was riddled with constant diaper rashes. Rough, painfully irritated yeast rashes that just wouldn’t go away. We tried what seemed like every cream and ointment on the market to no avail, passing the yeast back and forth. Itchy and in pain, we reached for Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush Salve. Ahhhh, relief at last.

Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush

If you’ve ever had a little one with a diaper rash, you know how irritating it can be. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that we’ll be giving away FREE samples of the amazing Diaper Rash and Thrush Salve by Motherlove this month!

Created to heal all inflamed diaper rashes, including those caused by yeast, this all-natural ointment helps soothe and protect tender skin from further damage. The best part about this salve is that it can also be used by breastfeeding mothers! Simply apply Diaper Rash and Thrush Salve on clean, dry nipples and diaper areas, and let this salve by Motherlove do it’s magic!

Motherlove Samples

Unlike most other diaper ointments, Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush Salve does not need to be wiped off of mom’s nipples before breastfeeding, and is cloth diaper safe!

With a purchase of $25 or more, you can receive your FREE featured product to your cart, by using the coupon code, FEATURED. Your cart will be adjusted accordingly so that your Diaper Rash and Thrush Salve is free. Just make sure you have a total of $25 in your cart after the discount is applied. If you’re local and shopping in-store, simply ask at checkout.

We carry many other great products by Motherlove, intended to help baby and mom during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and more. Motherlove is a family business, founded by Kathryn Higgins. Kathryn saw the health and medical benefits of plants and herbs, but was unable to find any of these products on the market during her pregnancy. She began creating her own blends, and the Motherlove brand was soon to follow!

Motherlove Products

Don’t forget to add your Featured Freebie to your next purchase! Limit one free product per address. This free item will be available for the month of September until they have all been given away. Supplies are limited, so shop fast!

Tula Baby Carriers

Tula Baby Carrier

I thought I had it all figured out. My first born was sleeping through the night, I was making him healthy meals (which he enjoys!), I had just converted to cloth diapers, and I was starting to have time to clean the house again. Then I had another baby. Holding an infant while chasing a toddler seemed like an impossible task, until I rediscovered baby wearing.

Wearing her conveniently allows me to snuggle her, while keeping up with my active toddler. We recently tried a Tula Baby Carrier, and really enjoyed it. Here’s why:

  • Tula Baby Carriers are crafted out of 100% cotton and the highest quality Duraflex buckles, making them sturdy and durable.

Tula Buckle

  • They are comfortable! When I wear my nearly 40 pound toddler in the Tula, I have less stress on my shoulders because some of his weight is distributed to my hips. I like the way the three section hip belt hugs my hips, and offers a storage pocket for my keys or phone. The extra squishy padding in the shoulder straps and child’s leg area is an added bonus!

Tula Leg Padding

  • The straps are quite possibly my favorite feature of the Tula. They can be extended from the top or bottom, which allows for my husband and I to use the same carrier for our toddler or baby. I can adjust the straps quickly when I wear the carrier on my front, which makes breastfeeding in the Tula a breeze.

Tula Strap

  • They are machine washable, easy to use, and can be put on and taken off quickly. This is especially convenient, now that my oldest wants to go, go, go, and I need to strap the little one on at a moments notice.
  • The detachable hood supports my baby’s head while she nurses or sleeps, and it is easy to tuck in to the carrier or take off completely.

Tula Hood

  • Tula Baby Carriers come in standard and toddler sizes. The standard Tula Baby Carrier fits babies from birth (about 7.5+ pounds) to 40 pounds, if used with the infant insert. The Tula Toddler Carrier is designed for children that are about 25 to 50 pounds. Both sizes can be worn on your front or back, and provide a wide seat to support your child in a natural position. Tula also offers “Free to Grow” extensions, which can be attached to your standard Tula to help maintain an ergonomic position on bigger children (up to 40 pounds). If you’re local and want to see how they fit, stop by our store and try one on!

Tula Baby Carrier in Rockets

Tula is a family business, founded by husband and wife team, Mike and Ula. Although they wore their first baby, they became more interested in buckle carriers after their second baby was born. After searching for the perfect carrier with no luck, they created their own. They began sharing their carriers with friends and family, and their business quickly grew! Tula now offers woven wraps and wrap conversions as well.

Tula Rockets

Would you like to have a Tula of your very own? Enter Our August Giveaway, for your chance to win a Tula Baby Carrier in “Rockets!”