I have always loved my Ergo and really didn't think it necessary for me to have any other SSC but after enjoying my toddler sized WCMT by TMD I thought it would be interesting to try a Toddler Tula out to compare.
|TMD toddler sized WCMT with wrap straps, made from a size 7 Girasol Night Rainbow|
The first thing I noticed about the Tula was how comfortable the shoulder straps are. I love the wrap straps of my WCMT but they feel a bit diggy when used for a long carry, especially now Rose is such a big girl. Wearing her in the Tula was like wearing air! The shoulders are so nicely cushioned it really does making wearing a toddler effortless!
|A comparison of the Ergo (bottom) and the Toddler Tula (top) shoulder straps.|
The width of the seat of the Toddler Tula is wonderous! It is impossible to find a good wide seat with other baby-toddler carriers. The TT has a perfect knee to knee spread and the carrier offers lovely padding behind each knee making it super comfortable for the little one as well.
|The TT seat is MUCH wider than the Ergo to accommodate the bigger knee to knee spread for a toddler's seat.|
|The 'behind the knee' padding sits in the perfect spot to create a comfy ride for tots!|
|The webbing on the shoulder straps, one tidied and the other at full length.|
We haven't yet used the sleep hood and its kept tidied away in the waist belt pocket, which is another feature I love; the perfect space to hold my cell, my keys and a doggy poo bag or two! I'm not sure how feasible it would be to attach the sleep hood by myself, whilst in use. I might need to develop double jointed arms for that to happen, but luckily Rose (at 27 months) rarely naps in a carrier anymore.
|You can see the waist belt pocket just under Rose's bum.|
The sleep hood hooks, found on the shoulder straps also double as a shoulder bag hook, which is a feature I adore! No longer does my bag strap cut into my neck!
I've received lots of compliments about this carrier. Its a lovely looking thing with a stylish fabric. My mouth waters when I look at the Tula website; so many lovely pretties to choose from!
|Large pic courtesy of Breath In Photography, bottom right thanks to Johanna Persohn, the rest are all stock pics.|
As you can see, I need to update my stash story because we now have a new carrier in the collection! I am no longer an Ergobaby mama, but have totally crossed over to the Toddler Tula-side!