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Frequently Asked Questions
I can’t log into my account? /It is not recognising my email address but I am on the mailing list? / I am on the mailing list but can’t log on to the website to buy? / I have requested the website to retrieve my password, but have not received an email.
Firstly, please check you are using the same address you registered with. if it is not recognising it and you have ordered before, you may have checked out as a guest.
Our mailing list and website are separate signup’s.
If you have subscribed to our mailing list but can’t log on or retrieve your password on our website to buy something you most likely have not registered on our website.
If you have not created an account by loading your address and personal details, chances are you are only a member of the mailing list. Either checkout as a guest or create an account.
If you have any problems please email us on email@example.com
Please see our stockist list on our website: https://www.babu.co.nz/stockists/ or feel free to call us on 0800 386 886 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you ship overseas?
Yes we ship worldwide, see below for more information
Do you offer discounts / loyalty points?
We do not offer loyalty points, HOWEVER we offer a 15% permanent discount code to use on ALL items, including sales, at all times when you join our mail list here. (You do need to enter a discount code at the checkout, the 15% is not automatic)
Only one code can be used per check out, so choose your best code to use that will get you maximum benefit.
Please view our sale page of the website to see our current specials and discounts.
I would like to send my purchase as a gift? Do you do gift wrapping?
Yes. Please tick the gift wrap option at checkout and include a personalised note which we will write in the card for you.
If you don't want the invoice included please leave us a comment with your order.
Do you keep my personal details on record?
Your address and contact details will be saved with your order. However we do not store any credit card details or share our sales information with any other party.
Our NZ shipping starts from $3.50. Prices are flat rates based on your location, no matter the size of the order. Free shipping applies to ALL orders when you spend over $100NZD
Please check the quote at checkout for an accurate price. If you require more information please email us at email@example.com
When will I receive my order?
New Zealand Delivery
When you place your order you will receive an email confirming delivery and billing details. Delivery details must include a street address as the courier cannot deliver to post office boxes. We accept no responsibility for failing to deliver if you provide an incorrect street address. A courier is used for all town, city and rural deliveries. Please allow 2-3 working days for your order to arrive. If you are rural this may take longer. Please provide your correct rural delivery address details.
Note: 'working days' do not include Saturday, Sunday or public holidays.
When you place your order you will receive an email confirming delivery and billing details. Delivery details must include a street address. We accept no responsibility for non-delivery if you provide an incorrect street address. All Australian orders are sent via Toll Priority, please allow 3-7 working days. All other international orders are untracked and are sent through New Zealand Post International Service unless otherwise specified. Please allow up to 15 working days. If you would like a quote for a tracked service please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: 'working days' do not include Saturday, Sunday or public holidays.
Note: Delays due to customs clearance or internal service are not accounted for. International orders may be subject to import duties or taxes levied by the authorities in your country. These duties, taxes or charges are payable by the receiver.
Deliveries to rural areas may take longer.
How do I track my order?
If your order has been shipped you should have been sent a unique tracking number. There will be instructions to enter your number which will then show you where your order is. Please refer to your shipping email.
All our products are designed and made with complete attention to detail. If for any reason you’re not happy with the items received, please return them unused within 21 days with proof of purchase and we will refund or exchange them, no questions asked.
Please note items are returned at your expense unless faulty. If you believe there to be a manufacturing fault, please download the returns form and follow the return policy below.
You can guarantee our goods are made in an environmentally and socially acceptable manner. This is as important to us as it is to you.
Refunds will not be provided the following circumstances:
(a) If you have damaged the goods including damage caused by inadequate packaging when returning goods
(b) Items made to order
(c) Items on Sale
(d) If care instructions have not been followed
If you are returning the product, please return the goods in the original box or packaging if it is an exchange. Please fill in the returns form and contact us at email@example.com
If you believe your item has a manufacturing fault. We will arrange to have this item picked up and once examined we will either; provide a store credit, exchange, refund or return your goods if not deemed to be a manufacturing fault.
Remember to include the invoice/packing slip with the goods.
If you are returning for an exchange of colour or size, please send the item to the below address with the reason why you are returning and the action you require.
PO Box 90241
Auckland Mail Centre
597 Rosebank Rd
Avondale, Auckland 1026
If a dispute arises out of the purchase of a Babu product, New Zealand Law governs the dispute.
How do I return a faulty item?
Please follow the instructions under 'How do I exchange or return an item' and complete the form and send it back to us to be assessed.
How do I wash & care for my Babu items?
We recommend gentle detergents that are eco-friendly for your babies skin. Non-Chlorine based soakers can be used for our cottons – but NEVER merino – please refer to merino washing instructions or to the blog.
Where do you get your merino wool from?
Our merino wool is sourced from New Zealand and Australia.
At Babu we use wool from suppliers who are certified mulesing FREE. It is a practice we do not support. If you need further information about this, please feel free to contact us.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. Buying GOTS you can be assured that you items have been made with environmental and social compliance.
Do you use organic cotton?
Yes. For more information please see our article here.
What is the difference between interlock (sheets etc) and t-shirt jersey?
Interlock is a much thicker fabric and ours has been double brushed which means it has one side that is fuzzy like a peach, making it extra soft. It is 220 – 240gsm.
Where do you make your products?
We source all our material from the best quality suppliers, whether it be merino wool for our 100% merino wool baby blankets and clothing from New Zealand and Australia, or 100% organic cotton from India. Every product is designed in New Zealand and made in either Vietnam, India, China or New Zealand under very exact specifications. New Zealand has very few facilities for production left, we search for and use the best possible partners with state of the art equipment and facilities & highly trained staff. Our overseas partners have social audits with some providing organic food for their staff, exercise programs and community initiatives.
This is a question we get asked all the time. Please refer to our size charts:
Every year too many babies die suddenly in their sleep. Our statistics in NZ are particularly high. For advise and further resources on safe sleep, please refer to the Ministry of Health's website.
What is tog?
A tog measurement is a European warmth rating: the higher the tog, the warmer the product.
The Tog rating describes the warmth or 'thermal resistance' of a product and is widely used in the UK to explain warmth levels of duvets and sleeping bags made from man-made materials.
Why don’t Babu Merino sleeping bags have a tog rating?
Because Babu Sleeping Bags are made from 100% natural fibres, they breathe and help regulate your baby’s temperature, they do not require a Tog Rating.
Temperature guide for merino bags
22-24°C (71.6-75°F) Short sleeve bodysuit
20-22°C (68-71.6°F) Long sleeve bodysuit
18-20°C (64.4-68°F) Long sleeve bodysuit & leggings
16-18°C (60.8-64.4°F) Long sleeve bodysuit & pyjamas
14-16°C (57.2-60.8°F) As above, with long sleeve tee
What do I wear with my merino sleeping bag?
The ideal room temperature for a baby is between 16-20ºC or 60-68°F. Our Babu™ sleeping bag is perfect wearing for autumn, winter and spring temperatures. It does not carry a tog rating, as it is a natural, breathable fibre, but the above chart will help you decide how to dress your child for the room temperature.
Check your child’s temperature by feeling the back of their neck. If they feel hot, remove a layer. If they’re cold, add a snug fitting hat (where the rim does not pull down over their airways), mittens or a blanket (merino is ideal). Place the blanket width-ways across the child and tuck in snugly. This will stop the blanket moving and covering their face.
How many sets of cot sheets do I need?
One set is enough if you are using a sleeping bag with 1-2 extra bottom sheets. Don’t forget to use both ends of the sheet (to save washing). There are times when you need extra bedding, growth spurts when they need to move up a nappy size, or during illness. This is when wraps and swaddles can be very useful.
Do you use fire retardants?
No, fire retardants are not used on Babu products. We comply with the very stringent NZ & Australian fire safety standards and as a nurse who has worked in burns units, Ali is extra vigilant in this area.
Where can I get Babu sunscreen (or baby wash)?
Most of our stockists sell our sunscreen all year round. If you can't find it in store, you can buy it online.
What micron and weight merino do you use?
Most of our clothing is 180-190gsm. It is super fine and can be used on premature babies.
Our sleeping bags are 2 layers of 220gsm 100% merino.
Our blankets are all different microns and weights. If you want to know specifics please email us.