The Best Carrier Options for Newborns
Baby Tula offers options to wear children from 7 to 70lbs! Our carriers make it possible to carry children comfortably as long as you both need it. Most people find Tula in the infant stage, though, where there is quite a bit to choose from. What carrier do you choose for your newborn baby? We are here to help!
Your newborn carrier should facilitate the natural position that baby takes on your body outside of a carrier. It is simply replacing your arms around your baby on your chest. A newborn naturally rests on a caregiver's chest with their spine rounded, their pelvis tucked, and their knees higher than their bottom. All of our newborn options support this. You will notice that our carriers support baby's torso so that they do not slump down. This is critical to prevent a chin to chest position. All of our carriers facilitate an easier to execute "legs out" position in the carrier. You do not have to worry about positioning baby's legs for them or about baby having weight on their legs. This all goes back to honoring baby's natural position.
Here are Baby Tula's options for newborn wearing:
Free-To-Grow Baby Carrier
The Free-To-Grow is our very first infant buckle carrier not to need an infant insert. It is fully adjustable in both height and width to support a newborn baby starting at 7lbs. Our community loves the simplicity of this carrier and how the single layer of fabric on your baby feels close to the experience of a woven wrap or sling. This carrier is intuitive to use and has a streamlined, minimalist look to it. When baby is older and ready, you can also use this carrier for back carrying.
Explore Baby Carrier
The Tula Explore is our first carrier to offer a world-facing position! This feature will not impact your newborn wearing experience as that stage comes later. The Explore is fully adjustable in width and height and can also accommodate a newborn starting at 7lbs. Explore features an innovative body panel with smooth moldable padding to help support all carrying positions. It also offers a moveable support pillow for newborns with little to no head or neck control. After the newborn stage, you can use this carrier for baby to face out or for a back carry.
A Tula Signature ring sling goes through the ages and stages of babywearing so well. For your newborn, you will wear them in a heart-to-heart position. As they grow and want a different view, they can easily move over to a hip carry. Ring slings adjust to fit your baby's exact size and offer a little more liberty with where baby is placed on your chest since there is no waistband or shoulder straps. Our community loves the simplicity that a ring sling offers in terms of feeding/nursing. In addition to an upright position, you may try a semi-reclined position (while baby is actively swallowing only) to mimic an in-arms cradle hold. Ring slings are also a favorite in warm climates. With just one layer of fabric, it may help with feeling overly warm too.