What is the Tula Free to Grow Coast?
Tula Free to Grow Coast is an ergonomic lightweight buckle type of baby carrier that can be used from 7-45lbs without adding an infant insert like most carriers.
It works by having three width and two height settings to allow for your growing baby.
1. Adjustable body panel
Adjusts in three width settings and two height settings to allow for an ergonomic snug position from newborn, infant and early toddlerhood
2. Padded shoulder straps
Provides optimal neck & shoulder comfort and offers quick and easy adjustments for multiple wearers
3. Breathable & lightweight fabric
Hand-made from 100% OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified fabric
4. Mesh Panel
Provides ventilation for optimal breathability
5. Multiple ergonomic positions
Back carry and front carry options to provide a natural, ergonomic position best for long term, comfortable carrying that promotes healthy hip and spine development for baby
6. Wide padded waistband
Provides superior comfort to help evenly distribute weight, also includes large front pocket
7. Leg padding
Keeps baby comfortable to allow for longer wearing
8. Easy-to-adjust design
Multiple adjustment capabilities to find your perfect fit as baby grows. Can be used from 3.2 – 20.4 kg/7 – 45 pounds, no infant insert required
9. Coordinating base & hood
Twill base with coordinating removable hood in breathable mesh fabric with snaps to support head while sleeping, sun protection while out and about, and extra privacy while nursing
My Experience of the Tula Free to Grow Coast
We have just returned from a family holiday in Tenerife where the Tula Free to Grow Coast Carrier was an essential piece of kit. It packs down smaller than the standard version and is small enough to have in your cabin bag when flying or your beach bag when out and about.
On our holiday this carrier was used; in the airport, on the beach and on beachfront walks. I have two children under 2 and a half years and the best thing about this carrier, for me, is that it fits them both! It’s a 2 in 1 so you only need to carry one sling for that emergency carry when those little legs get tired!
I can just as easily carry the little one on my front in the Tula Free to Grow Coast (he’s 3 months old) or my older one on my back.
The only thing that I am yet to master is how to get my son on my back on my own. There are helpful YouTube videos out there to show you, but it definitely takes some practice.
It is also very quick to alter the settings for my 6ft husband to use.
I would recommend this Tula Free to Grow Coast carrier, especially if you have more than one child, or want a carrier that will last for almost 3 years for one child! The mesh panel is great for warmer weather. You will of course still get hot if you are carrying and the mesh doesn’t extend to the waistband or the shoulder straps. The mesh does however mean that the carrier is lighter and packs up smaller than the standard version.
The Tula carrier is well renowned, the quality is great, the fabric prints are beautiful, and I bet this carrier will become one of your essential pieces of baby kit!
Where can I buy the Tula Free to Grow Coast Carrier?
You can buy this directly from Tula’s website:
The Tula Free to Grow Coast retails for £139.90
The Coast range is available in 5 prints
Tula was started by a husband and wife team, Ula and Mike. Who started carrying with their first child and developed the Tula after their second child was born. It’s now a huge international brand selling multiple types of baby carriers as well as gorgeous blankets and even kids backpacks in a great range of prints.
NB: Alicia received the Tula Free to Grow (the print is called Overcast) in order to review but all views and opinions are her own.