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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.
Purchased in July 2020.
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.
Purchased in November 2020 at Baby Bunting Physical store for $115.00.
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.
Purchased in August 2018.
My baby absolutely loves this carrier!
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...r 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.
Purchased in January 2020.
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.
Purchased in January 2020 for $80.00.
Cannot live without my Hug a Bub!!
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...ymore. 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
Purchased in January 2019.
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!
Purchased at Baby Bunting for $120.00.
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.
Purchased in July 2019 at Baby Bunting for $99.00.
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.
Purchased in February 2019 at Baby Bunting Online store.
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 perfect
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.
- Ring Sling
Absolutely love this ring sling for my toddler and also my Newborn. The material is soft and comfortable and the colour is perfect, just as pictured. It’s a great product that makes juggling two kids under two a lot easier. I would definitely recommend this ring sling, it’s a fantastic product.
Great comfy baby carrier
I'm currently using with my newborn and it is great! I have tried other carriers with my first child and they seems to have all the weight on my shoulders and were uncomfortable. This carrier/wrap suits my shape (short and big busted) and I don't feel like I am straining anywhere. I've done groceries and chores around the house whilst bub sleeps in the carrier (especially when unsettled). I would highly recommend.
- Ring Sling
Love this sling. I have tried a few different types of carriers and this is easiest and fastest to get on. The baby loves it and she usually falls asleep in it. Great when she is a bit fussy. The fabric feels sturdy yet is still breathable. Great that it is also organic.
Easy to use and bub loves it
A simple, easy to learn wrap that keeps baby close and happy. After two tries tying it each by hubby and I we got the right tightness to keep her up high enough but still comfy. She settles quickly once in. Offers good weight distribution but our bub is still under 4 kg. Can easily wear her for a few hours. The pocket is very convenient when out for a walk.
Bit of a learning curve but worth it.
I have been using this with my newborn daughter (she is currently 5 weeks) - definitely a challenge to learn how to wear it correctly, I think the instructions included are unnecessarily complicated. I'd recommend joining local baby wearing groups, or watching youtube videos to help you get the hang of it. One tip I can offer is to put the wrap on tighter than you'd think you should. Bub enjoys it too, but I imagine we will need to transition to a different carrier after she reaches 3-4 months.
Love the support the wrap provides. The online tutorial on how to wrap it is easy to follow. It took me a few weeks to really get the tie perfect, now I can do it in a matter of seconds.
Having the pocket is very handy and I like how the wrap folds into the pocket when not in use.
I’ve washed it and put it in the dryer several times, it has lost a bit of its original stretch but it is still good. I’ve used the same wrap for two babies in addition to my Moby wrap.
Perfect for around the house
My baby absolutely loves this carrier. It can be tricky to learn how to put it on, but once I got the hang of it I was using it pretty much every day. Baby is so right up against my chest without any clips or straps in the way, puts his to sleep very quickly.
A comfortable way to wear my sweet baby.
Once I figured out how to tie this gorgeous fabric wrap it was amazing. The 100% cotton sailor stripe design looked great with my style. I wore it with my 10 week old & was so happy with how comfortable it felt. There was no back or shoulder pain. I enjoyed housework, school pick up and afternoon walks. My husband likes wearing our bub with it also. The fabric is strong and soft. Now I know how to tie it (it took just a couple of practices, don’t give up of your sleep deprived) I can tie quickly and easy.
I love my new Hug-a-bub! I actually thought my stretchy-wrap days were long gone with my 10kg 5 month old... but I was wrong. It turns out the Hug-a-bub's organic cotton fabric is much more supportive than the thin modal of the other brand I was using previously.
I was able to wear him comfortably all morning at the beach, without getting a sore back.
Plus, aside from looking super cute, it was also the perfect sun protection for mummy's shoulders too!
I only wish I had tried the Hug-a-bub sooner, as I loved wearing my tiny daughter in a s...
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.
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.
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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