I am getting a lot of questions from Mamas about how Ocah carriers compare to Tulas. Unfortunately I can't answer this question as I have never owned a Tula as these carriers arrived on the market just as we were coming to the end of our baby wearing days.
I have opened a discussion in the Ocah Facebook Group here: so that Mama's can ask questions about how Ocah's and Tula's compare hopefully Mamas that have experience of carrying their little ones in these carriers can give some insight. I will update this post with the most popular questions and answers.
To Ocah customers it is important to remember that you are ordering an Ocah carrier and as such I will not change my carrier design in order to accommodate Mamas who request that their Ocah carrier is sewn like their Tula or other favorite brand of carrier.
I get asked a lot “If my little one fits in a “x” sized Tula what size Ocah should I order ? I am not familiar enough with the Tula sizes to advise on which Ocah size compares to the Tula sizes and so you are going to have to do a bit of work here.
To work out what size Ocah will work for you and your little take a look at the Ocah sizes available :
Ocah Wrap Conversion sizes.
These following sizes are approximate:
Baby size 15" wide x 14.5" tall
Standard Size 17.5" wide x 16" tall
Inbetween size 17.5" wide x 17" tall
Toddler size 18.5" wide x 18" tall
Pre-schooler size 20" wide 19" tall
Next take a look at how Ocah carriers are measured , this is very important as this may be different to how your Tula or other favourite brand of carriers is measured: https://ocah.typepad.com/carriers/2011/09/how-to-measure-your-ocah.html
If possible put your little one into your carrier and try and either take a look in a mirror or get someone to take a picture for you and from that work out if you would like to see your new Ocah carrier made in a different size. For example looking at how your little one is sitting in the carrier would it be good to maybe add an inch or two to the width ? what about the height how is that looking ? etc.
Finally measure the carrier that your little one on was sitting in using the same directions for measuring an Ocah and then decide if you want to add on or take away if necessary the extra inch or so that you decided was needed when you had your little one in your carrier before. Now you should have a good idea on the size needed for your new Ocah.
Ocah carriers sizes can be custom sized within reason.
Please remember when comparing Ocah carriers to Tula carriers that Ocah carriers are traditional two layer wrap conversion and so your carrier will feel different with your child in it compared to wearing a Tula carrier with it’s Canvas body and high density foam waist .
As always I am happy to answer any questions that customer have when ordering their Ocah carrier.