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Carrier Review: Toddler TULA

Brand Name: TULA Baby Carriers
Carrier/Colorway Name: Tulips
Materials/Fabric content: 100% Öko-Tex Standard 100 certified cotton
Size of Carrier: Toddler

How Long has this carrier been used by you? About a month

What size is the infant/toddler/child (ex: age, height & lbs): Maxine is 17 months old, 25 lbs, and 33 inches tall

What were/are the exact measurements (ex: Length & Width): Panel: 18″ tall & 19″ wide, Hip belt: 5″ height, 28″ – 55″ length, , Shoulder straps:The toddler’s strap is 18″ when not expanded and 21″ when expanded, The webbing attached to the strap is additional 29″ long.

How did it feel on your shoulders: Very comfortable. There is a great amount of padding on the shoulder straps. It felt more comfortable to me in a back carry than a front carry for my shoulders.

Can you compare this carrier to another carrier already on the market? It is comparable to a Kinderpack because the carrier is easy to adjust and it reminds me of Ergo as well because of where the waist belt buckles.

Who do you think this carrier would best be geared to: I feel that this carrier is geared to toddlers and older. This is a great choice for parents who want something easy to use. 

Please tell us a little more about yourself: I’m Brittany and I have tried over 50 different carriers, slings, and wraps over the past 17 months that I have been wearing. I am a VBE with Babywearing International of Hampton Roads and have been since July.

This carrier is available for checkout from the Virginia Beach Lending Library! 

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Carrier Review: Kokoskaa (Woven Wrap)

Brand Name: Kokoskaa
Carrier/Colorway Name:  Natty* Royal Quill (Winter weight) and Royal Quill Fern
(*natty is slang for “natural,” generally meaning undyed)
Materials/Fabric content:
Natty RQ: Unknown
RQ Fern: 100% Cotton

Royal Quill Natty (top); Royal Quill Fern (bottom)

Size of Carrier:
Natty: 3.24M
Fern:  4.79M

How Long has this carrier been used by you?
Over the course of a couple weeks

What size is the infant/toddler/child:
Baby A: Age 10m and 24lbs
Baby B: Age 3 yrs and 25 lbs

What were/are the exact measurements:
Natty: .73m width, 3.24m length
Fern: .73m width, 4.79m length

How did it feel on your shoulders:
Both wraps were soft and not diggy. Natty had more cush on my shoulders but I found both to be comfortable.

Kokoskaa Royal Quill Fern

Can you compare this wrap to another wrap already on the market?
Natty, in terms of cush, reminded me of Pavo Etini Magnolia. Fern is similar but is thinner and has a tad more grip. Fern is also more airy and would choose it over Natty in a hot climate.

Who do you think this carrier would best be geared to:
I don’t tend to recommend thicker wraps for beginners but in a longer size i don’t feel like it would be too much. The stretch would cause a novice to possibly need to retighten while wearing until he or she becomes accustomed to the stretch but the support and grip would definitely make it supportive and comfortable. As for a certain age range, I think i would be likely to use this wrap for both babies and toddlers.

Kokoskaa natty Royal Quill

Please tell us a little more about yourself:
I have been baby wearing for over 9 years, 6 children of my own and several babies I have watched. I have owned and tried hundreds of woven wraps and my tastes have varied greatly over the years. I have used everything from $30 gauze wraps to stretchy wraps to higher end woven wraps. I started and led a baby wearing group for 2 years before moving to Virginia earlier this year.

***BWIofHR received two woven wrap samples for testing purposes from Kokoskaa. Kokoskaa is donating a different woven wrap to our lending library. The donation was not contingent upon a review of these wraps. This review was solicited from our members and we hope to provide member-written reviews for more carriers available for purchase and from our lending libraries.***