14Hug-a-Bub Carrier

Hug-a-Bub Carrier

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14Hug-a-Bub Carrier
4.4

246 reviews

PositivevsNegative
86% · 21217 · 7%

Build Quality
4.2
Value for Money
3.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.0
Ease of Use
2.8
Safety
3.5

Reviews

246 reviews
Amanda89
Amanda89Sydney, NSW
  Verified Newbie Love

Do NOT recommend

If I could give this zero I would. If you have a few extra hours to put this on then this might be for you and you probably don't have a newborn. It's long and fiddly, so impractical if you're out in public and chances are the wrap will be dragged along the ground whilst trying to put it on. It offers no neck support for your newborn. It's uncomfortable for both parent and baby. Show details
Laura
Laura
  Organic Lightweight

Lifesaver

When we have tried rocking, pacing, patting, shushing, feeding, changing and everything else you can imagine, and none of it has worked, this is my fail safe! It started out as an option for when we go out but it settles my 6 week old Bub like nothing else so now when she won’t settle we put it on to get through our housework! Show details
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momko77
momko77Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
  Organic

Loved it!

It's very convenient and easy to set-up. My 7 month year old baby feels comfortable using it and I feel comfortable as well. I get to shop and roam around and am able to use my hands. It also comes in handy when putting the baby to sleep Show details
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mommy KO
mommy KOSydney, NSW
  Organic

This is perfect

Perfect for my 8 month old baby. She feels comfortable and it's lightweight. Very convenient for a mom who has a lot on her plate everyday. Useful when putting the baby to sleep Show details
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Godsclaws
GodsclawsBrisbane20 posts
  Ring Sling

Hated it

I hate this damn thing. So frustrating! I couldn't figure out how to wear it without it digging into my neck and choking me and it was so tight around my baby's legs. Obviously I was doing something wrong but I couldn't figure out what or how to fix it. Adjusting it while bubs is in it is near impossible as the fabric does not slide through the ring easily. I didn't feel like baby was safe or secure and he squirmed and whinged. I later saw pictures of other women wearing the sling with the shoulder part spread out evenly around and down part of the shoulder. This is not how it's pictured in the hug a bub ring sling instructions. I moved on to the babydink carrier and am much, much happier.
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Megan R.
Megan R.2 posts
  Organic Lightweight

Too time consuming to put on and difficult

I really wanted to like this product, i researched for ages and compared baby carriers and their reviews for days. Despite practicing many many times, I can't get this right, and when I do, the baby (or stuffed animal) that I practiced with still don't sit quite right in the wrap. It also just takes too long to put on.  Show details
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Reviewer
ReviewerGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Carrier

Terrible product

Product is extremely hard to use, fabric is such poor quality - balls form in a few uses. Does not give your baby the neck support it needs. Don’t buy into the brand.
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Sara
Sara
  Organic

Must have product

I love my hug a bub. My babies love it too. I used it for my 2yo until he was about 6 months and now am using the same one for my 2mo. It is good as new. It’s my number one way to get bub to sleep! Also it enables me to do chores and get out and about with my toddler in the pram and my baby in the wrap. I can chase my toddler in the park with bub in the hug a bub. It washes very well. It’s easy to put on. It’s easy to breast feed around if you keep it on. It is comfortable. Show details
Sandy
SandySydney, NSW
  Organic Lightweight
Tan
TanNortheast, VIC
  Organic Lightweight

Exactly what I needed!!

My little man hated being put down, so I was recommended this product. Started using it at 4-6wks, took a little bit of time to get proficient at the wrapping technique but honestly haven't looked back since! He felt very safe and secure from the very beginning. Show details
Hummingbird
HummingbirdSouthwest, VIC44 posts
  Organic Lightweight
Rebecca
RebeccaSydney, NSW
  Original

Lots of information provided

Have not used it yet but feel educated about its purpose and safety from documents that came with it and to have step by step instructions as well as video is great! Show details
Laura
Laura2 posts
  Organic

The Best

Just bought this for my friend. We used ours from 3weeks-2.5 years. Loved it. My husband and I could both use the same one without any problems and he is a foot taller than me. Absolutely the best investment/most used baby product we owned. Show details
Sofie W.
Sofie W.3 posts
  Organic Lightweight

Love it!

I love this wrap so much. I’ve just bought a second one. My baby girl is 4 months old and not a day has gone by that I haven’t used it. It’s super soft and just feels like another layer of clothing. I always put it on before I go out even if I have the pram, just so I can settle bub easily if I need to. I have a structured carrier too but this is a lot more comfortable while she’s still little. Show details
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Shannon
Shannon3 posts
  Organic

Must have!!

When my little girl was just two weeks old my husband got sent to sydeny for a month with the army. without the hugabub I would not have gotten a single thing done it's so convenient to go shopping or just for when she's being fussy. Best thing I have bought, i am even thinking about purchasing a sling for quick trips.

Questions & Answers

Angel
Angel · Carrier

What is the weight limit on the hug a bug newbie?

Hug-a-Bub
Hug-a-Bub   DM   

Hi Angel, the official weight limit is 3.2 kg. If your baby is smaller or premature, it is possible to use Newbie but you would need to check with your health professional first.

We hope that helps. Kind regards.

Mandi78
Mandi78 · Ring Sling

Hi,

I'm after reviews of the Hugabub RING SLING, not the wrap?

Could someone please comment?

Leslie
Leslie  
Rubyrhi
Rubyrhi  

Hi Mandi78. Just wondering if you ever purchased a hugabub ring sling? I'm thinking of going down the same path. If so how did you find it? Thank you Rhianna

Mandi78
Mandi78  
Reviewer
Reviewer · Original

Is it worth me getting a hug bub even thou my baby is now 8kg? I previously had a carrier but it was soo uncomfortable, has anyone used the hug a bub with a bigger baby

leonie
leonie  
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Kellie W.  
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Details

All three Hug-a-Bub products won the 2019 Awards for Best Baby Carriers. With a vast majority of 5-star ratings, they're a popular pick among new parents.

Made with organic cotton, these baby carriers are designed to ‘softly and supportively cradles your baby from head to toe, promoting orthopaedically correct positioning for your baby's delicate hips and spine.’

Here are the four options you can choose from:

  • Pocket Wrap: Features a pocket that doubles as a storage pouch. You can wrap up the fabric of this carrier and tuck it into the pocket section.
  • Lightweight Baby Wrap: Similar to the pocket wrap, this version is lighter, and is a comfortable choice for hot weather (though it can be used all year round). It lacks the pocket feature of the above carrier.
  • Wring Sling: This baby sling is available in a reversible or mesh ring option. These let you carry your baby in any of five positions they prefer resting in, rather than just upright.
Compare all Hug-a-Bub Carrier listings
CategoryBaby CarriersBaby CarriersBaby CarriersBaby Carriers
Price (RRP) $89$119$99$99
Minimum Age 0 months0 months0 months0 months
Colour / FinishLatte, Watercolour Grey, Ombre Dusk, Grey Palms, CharcoalBlackCream / Vanilla, Byron Blue, Black, French SailorEarth, Uluru Sunrise, Ombre Dusk
Release date
Awards 2019201920192019

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