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!... Read more
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... Read more
This is perfectOrganic
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... Read more
Hated it.Ring Sling
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.
Too time consuming to put on and difficultOrganic Lightweight
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.... Read more
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.... Read more
Must have productOrganic
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.... Read more
My baby absolutely loves this carrier!Organic Lightweight
I absolutely loved this product. I was a bit worried it wouldn’t feel as secure as some of the thicker, more expensive carriers. However this carrier is absolutely amazing. So easy to put on and wrap around. The baby is so close to you and feels really snug and secure in it. My baby would very quickly fall asleep when I carried her in this. My husband also got to bond with our newborn with lots of closeness that this carrier brings. The material is soft and it’s such a nice feeling having our baby so close to our chest. We have used it daily fo... Read morer long walks since about 2 weeks and our baby is now 3 months old. We recently purchased an expensive carrier as we wanted to use it into toddlerhood and we are so disappointed by it and find the Hug-a-Bub so much more comfortable for us and our baby. Wonderful and simple product that works for a very generous price. You will not regret it.
Exactly what I needed!!Organic Lightweight
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.... Read more
Cannot live without my Hug a Bub!!Organic Lightweight
Out of all the baby "equipment" (pram, bouncer, cot, etc) we purchased during pregnancy, the Hug-a-Bub has been by the far, the most consistently used - and the most reliable for settling baby. I had included it on my Babylist registry and a friend gifted it to me. We spent about $600 on a Nuna leaf swaying bouncer (plus the Wind device), which is an excellent bouncer, but at under $100, the Hug-a-Bub wins hands down as a value for money item. I always wear it as a backup on walks in case Baby plays up and doesn't want to sit in the stroller an... Read moreymore. As testimony to its effectiveness, Baby is asleep in the Hug-a-Bub right now as I write this review. :) Pros: I chose the Organic Lightweight because Baby was born last summer, and it offers a bit more breathability. I am still using it in winter and it doesn't feel flimsy. Extremely portable; just wrap it up and pop it in the pram or nappy bag Keeps mums and dads hands-free to do other tasks, including housework and even moderate workouts
Lots of information providedOriginal
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!... Read more
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.... Read more
Love it!Organic Lightweight
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.... Read more
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.
So glad I purchased! Absolutely perfectOrganic
My daughter is 3 months old and has to be carried for hours to go to sleep, after researching for hours I decided on getting the hug a Bub organic wrap. Honestly the best thing I have ever purchased. It comes with picture instructions which look complex but it's super easy to put on after the first go, bubba is super secure and comfortable and I can do almost anything while wearing her, cleaning, eating, hair and makeup etc. I'm so happy I purchased this and I seriously have no complaints, it's perfect.
Questions & Answers
What is the weight limit on the hug a bug newbie?
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.
I'm after reviews of the Hugabub RING SLING, not the wrap?
Could someone please comment?
I am a certified babywearing instructor educated through Die Trageschule Dresden. I love the Hug A Bub ring slings, especially the new mesh one. It's cotton weave is cool and easily washed. I also like that they use quality rings and fabric from a ethical manufacturer. I have not seen any other mesh fabric slings out there. I also like that the fabrics used are not too thin/thick or cheap run of the mill cotton. Hug A Bub has great customer service and good instructions to help if you are unfamiliar with using a sling. I love ring slings because they are beautiful easy and compact. I feel like a natural mam in a ring sling. When I wear other types of carriers, I feel like I am going on a trip and have my baby packed in a back pack:)
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
I don't have a HugaBub ring sling. I was looking for a light cotton everyday sling as I don't want to wear out my beautiful P-Sling.
I have a silk blend P-sling in slate grey. Although I wear it casually, It's quite dressy and I have had quite a few mums stop to ask me what type of sling it is.
Also, I have a BreezeBaby (same as Taylor Made Sling. Absolutely swear by it for bathing an infant. I could never manage a bath, too awkward.
My 'Seven' sling lives in the car and is my arms free kit when holding my young bub while collecting my toddler from daycare.
Wear any sling on your shoulder and not your neck or you will soon feel neck pain. Practice without a baby in until you feel what's right positioning.
Had a Natures Sway sling and regret selling it off but, at the time, I felt compelled to minimise.
Wow thank you so much for your prompt and informative answer :) My baby is 9months but quite long and heavy. I have a soft structured carrier and have also previously used a stretchy wrap. But looking for something a bit cooler for going on holiday with. I do like the idea of the BreezeBaby as well, also struggling with bathing due to his large size ;) Thanks again.
I forgot to mention,.. RING SLINGS are the best for cradling your baby in whatever position as they're fully adjustable. Watch a YouTube clip to see what I mean. So easy. One point to watch is that, if you have bub sitting upright, make sure the edge of the fabric under their knees is loose enough so as not to dig into them.
Like you, I had a stretchy wrap (a Sleepy Wrap) when my baby (now ten months) was newborn and personally I wouldn't use anything else but a stretchy wrap for a newborn. Also I have two soft structured carriers (Tulas standard and toddler size for bub and toddler) and while they're great, I have found that I use the P-sling absolutely all the time because it's so comfortable and COMPACT that it easily fits in my nappy bag.
Breastfeeding in motion is also easy when you get the knack of adjusting a ring sling. Occasionally, when I haven't felt like going to a Mothers Room to nurse, I have walked around the shops feeding. People do a double-take when they've notice two little feet poking out of the end of the sling and suddenly realise what's happening under the sling fabric. Bub seems to like the motion too :o)
I can't recommend it enough it's super easy to use I had my baby in bali in January so hot and humid was every day we lived in it and in winter we continued to use it he is now 2 and we still use it we have 2 and would like to have one of each colour by the time baby 2 is on the way so that when one is in the wash we have a few options to go to. I have also written a review your welcome to read.
The (new?) Hugabub cotton mesh ring sling sounds perfect for hot weather/climates.
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
It's really hard to say. I've got a big baby, and still use it every now and then. My guy weighs about 11.5kg now. I can't exactly remember but he was probably 6-8kg when I bought it. You could always Google or eBay a Moby Wrap and find a cheap one to see if you like it. I didn't realize a Moby Wrap is the same as (and a more generic name of) a hug a bub. And, as good as the hug a bub is, I would have tried to find something cheaper before committing had I known what they were called :).
Hi Julie, I'd get a woven. I had a hug-a-bub and was amazed at the difference in support. Hug-a-bubs and Mobys are invaluable for small ones, but as they get heavier, more support is warranted. Wovens can get expensive. I recommend starting out by going to a local baby-wearing group. They normally have libraries and you can try varying carriers there. Otherwise, there is the "BWBSS Aussie Babywearing Support" and the ladies in that group can help you out.
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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.
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