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Carrying older child

(14 Posts)
SomeonesRealName Sun 09-Oct-16 15:19:18

My toddler tula seems to be getting too small but I don't want to stop carrying - is there another type of sling or carrier that will allow us to continue a bit longer?

LillyBugg Sun 09-Oct-16 15:28:14

How old is your child? I thought the toddler Tula could be used until 3/4 ish?

SomeonesRealName Sun 09-Oct-16 15:30:50

Yes it can!

AllTheShoes Sun 09-Oct-16 15:34:59

You need a preschool size - I had a Melkaj mei tai and I know Connectas and Wompats come in preschool too, if you prefer buckles. Worth a look at your local sling library to see what might suit you.

teenmumandsowhat Sun 09-Oct-16 15:39:32

I have reached the same point with my 3.5yr old dd. I am currently saving for a preschool carrier. As I want to carry her for as long as possible, as we both enjoy it, and the carrier can always be used for my ds too.
The brands that I know of that make preschool carriers are; connecta, rose& rebellion, wombat and kinderpack.

SomeonesRealName Sun 09-Oct-16 17:07:13

Thanks I'll have a look at these online. Not sure we can get to a sling library as I work full time and they tend to be during the day - but they might have some advice. I've loved the Tula.

flutterbean Sun 09-Oct-16 18:55:32

Some library's do postal hires if you wanted to try one out before buying and aren't able to get to them during the day.
Might be worth emailing/facebooking a couple to find out?

AllTheShoes Sun 09-Oct-16 19:21:22

I found as they got bigger it changed the type of carrier that worked best for me, so if you can do a postal hire of a sling library then do. I also have (and have been putting off selling, my youngest is now 5!) a preschool Rose & Rebellion and a preschool Melkaj, which I'd be happy to pass on for whatever the going rate is. PM me if you're interested.

abbsismyhero Sun 09-Oct-16 19:26:09

I need help with this too my three year old is a pita I cant use the pushchair anymore I need a carrier that's easy to put him in and out on the go

Spottyladybird Sun 09-Oct-16 19:32:14

You can hire preschool size online from Its A Sling Thing:

SomeonesRealName Sun 09-Oct-16 20:14:40

Thanks I used itsaslingthing when I was thinking about getting the Tula and it was great - but knowing how well these things hold their value I think I may as well buy one and resell it if it doesn't suit.

teenmumandsowhat Mon 10-Oct-16 00:57:30

You could also look for a custom carrier maker.
I have just ordered a preschool buckles from a custom maker, made from the fabric print of my choice, for half of what it would cost me to buy a wombat brand new. And at 22"x22" it's bigger than most preschool carriers too.

SomeonesRealName Mon 10-Oct-16 14:34:32

Teenmum do you mind if I ask where you ordered it from? Alltheshoes I'll pm you.

teenmumandsowhat Mon 10-Oct-16 15:26:45

I ordered it from ChikkaRoo, you can find them on Facebook.

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