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  1. July 25, 2019

    The new Hug-a-Bub Hip Bag

    We are getting a lot of interest in our new matching Hip Bag. This beautiful bag attaches with snaps to the side of your carrier and holds phones, keys or small items you will need when you are out and about. No need to carry a heavy bag.

    It is made from the same 100% Certified Organic Cotton as our Wraps and Ring Slings.

    The Hip Bag is available for a limited time as a FREE gift with purchase on the Hug-a-Bub Black Pocket Wrap, Lightweight Charcoal Wrap, Newbie Love Black Mesh and Newbie Love Smooth Black. 

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  2. December 15, 2018

    Skin In The Game

    Skin on skin is the best way to make those hormones really surge. 

    What are some of the wonderful things that happen when you carry your baby snuggled in nice and firmly in a Hug-a-Bub? 

    Well, for a start carrying your baby provides the elements of pressure, motion, warmth, security and sound that is essential to the development of the vestibular nervous system.  This is the system that teaches us where we are in space, which is necessary for us to learn to crawl and walk. 

    The development of motor skills is all predicated on the development of a strong working vestibular nervous system.

    Your baby is calmer.  Quite simply the stress hormones and adrenalin so obviously present in a bawling baby lying in a pram or on a floor can be lowered almost immediately by picking your baby up and wrapping them tightly to you.  The organic cotton used in Hug-a-Bub is not too stretchy to facilitate that feeling of security and being held tight. 

    Babies feel l

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  3. November 17, 2018

    Every Hug-a-bub Plants A Tree

    Help us to help the planet. Now, every Hug-a-Bub will plant a tree to reverse deforestation in some of the poorest nations.                                                                                                                        

    Hug-a-Bub believes reversing deforestation of Mother Earth is an essential step in combatting climate change, and we are now taking direct action to protect your baby's future.

    Every Hug-a-Bub plants a tree does exactly that. 

    Every Hug-a-Bub sold will plant one tree to help recreate healthy forest systems in impoverished communities, native forests that restore hope, alleviate suffering, empower people, and build local economies.

    We have partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects which is hoping to plant a minimum of 100 million trees each year by 2020, and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where poverty is rampant.

    Eden Reforestation Projects has a primary g

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  4. October 30, 2018

    Hug-a-bub Is A Must-have Cult Product Says Kidspot

    Hug-a-Bub has been named in a list of cult baby items mums swear by, and we couldn't agree more! 

    While Kidspot parenting editor Lucy Kippist does make the point that the Hug-a-Bub takes a bit of effort to learn to tie and she didn't try with her own baby, she's acknowledged that the mums who persist tell her they completely fall in love with it and so she's included it in her list. 

    And, we can back her up with literally hundreds and hundreds of testimonials showing there is simply no smoother, more sensory way to carry your newborn. It really is worth the effort (and it only takes a few practices). 

    Anyway, we thought we'd help you along a bit here and give you a quick cheat sheet on what else made the list: 

    QV Bath Oil $19.99, Aldi wipes and nappies (wipes are 80pk for $1.89), Love to Dream swaddle $39.95, Bonds Wondersuits $24.95, Bonds singlets and socks, Ikea bulk face washers $3.99 for a four pack, Avent bottle steriliser $99.99, B Box drink bot

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  5. June 06, 2018

    The Intoxicating, Indescribable Smell Of A Newborn Baby

    "So good I could just eat you."

    New mum Angela found herself saying these words over and over to her new baby as she bent her nose to her baby's head. Her newborn captivated her and the smell kept her coming back.

    "I would drink it up, like a nasal elixir. I found it more enticing than any perfume, any new car smell, and any food smell, including freshly baked cake."

    This powerful, almost desperate need to inhale your baby's smell prompts the powerful feelings of protection, love and belonging.

    It's known known to all mothers, and bonds each irrevocably to her baby - as nature intended. 

    In 2013, a study from University of Montreal tried to find out more about the new baby smell. Turns out, it last for only six weeks. Then poof! It's gone and what's left is the rather less enticing smell of poo and wee filled nappies.

    The study scanned the brains of 30 women, 15 of whom had given birth three to six weeks earlier and 15 of whom had never

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  6. January 16, 2018

    Erica's Seed Bars for breastfeeding

    Seed crackers

    Makes two large trays- approximately 50 x cm square crackers

    Ingredients

    3 cups rolled oats

    1 cup brown flaxseed

    1 cup organic sunflower seeds

    1 cup organic pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

    1/2 cup black or white chia seeds

    2 tbsp brewers yeast (found in a health food store or online)

    2 tbsp organic coconut sugar, maple syrup or melted honey/rice malt

    2 tsp fennel seeds

    2 tsp cumin seeds

    Generous pinch of quality salt

    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

    2 cups of water

    Method

    1. Thoroughly combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Cover, and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
    2. Tip half the mixture out onto a lined baking sheet. With a strong, straight edged glass roll the mixture out to 3mm thick between another piece of baking paper.
    3. Score the top of the rolled mixture with a sharp knife into the desired size
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  7. January 16, 2018

    Erica's Ultimate Green Smoothie for New Mothers

    The Ultimate Green Smoothie for New Mothers

    Ingredients

    1/2 - 3/4 cup of soft seasonal fruit

    1 large handful of chemical free baby spinach

    1 handful of parsley, stalks removed

    300ml of water, coconut water, nut, grain or dairy milk

    1 pinch of quality salt

    4-6 walnut halves

    1/4 avocado (optional)

    1 serve of green superfood powder (optional)

    1 cm grated fresh turmeric (optional)

    1 tbsp black or white chia seeds

    Method

    1. Blend all ingredients except for the chia in a blender until smooth.
    2. Stir in the chia and serve in a tall glass.

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  8. January 12, 2018

    15 Reasons To Choose Organic Cotton For Newborns

    Firstly, organic cotton is a naturally grown plant that has very little processing. It...

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  9. January 05, 2018

    Emma's Healthy Frittata For Expecting And New Mums

    See Emma on You Tube!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8InkKcY196o&t=102s

    Ingredients 

    1/2 bunch sliverbeet, sliced;

    2 small red capsicums/red peppers, chopped into 1 inch pieces;

    1 medium head broccoli,chopped into 1 inch florets;

    10 pastured eggs (eggs made by chooks who free range on pasture = Omega 3);

    75g organic feta (optional);

    Salt and pepper to season;

    method

    Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius;

    Saute vegetables in an oven proof frying pan until just soft;

    Transfer the sauteed vegetables into a lined pie dish;

    Crumble over feta;

    In separate bowl whisk together the eggs, and season with salt and pepper;

    Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables. Give the dish a bang on the counter to evenly distributed the egg through the vegetables;

    Bake in the oven

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  10. November 07, 2017

    Newbie Love Joins Hug-a-bub As A Hip Healthy Product

    Newbie Love premium cushioned wrap baby carrier has been acknowledged as a hip healthy baby carrier by the IDHI (the International Hip Dysplasia Institute).

    According to the IDHI, Newbie Love is "acknowledged as hip healthy when used as directed" and Newbie Love was recognised for developing products that consider the importance of hip development during infancy. 

    When tied correctly, and according to instructions, Newbie Love holds babies in the hip healthy froggy position, with baby's knees as high as baby's belly button height in a spread/squat deep seat position. Fabric from knee to knee supports baby's weight evenly, and the legs don't dangle straight down. 

    For further information about Newbie Love go to 

    www.newbielove.com.au

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