How the Hipporoo® was invented and why the name?
Our name and trademark came from a combination of 3 simple facts - because "all good things come in 3s":
1. The [Hippo] is native to Sub-Saharan Africa and carry their young on their backs in deep water. We believe hippos have not been given the attention they deserve, due to not being regarded as part of "The Big Five" and really want to improve their exposure;
2. The [Hip] Seat on our baby carrier is its distinguishing feature and is the very first to ever to launch in South Africa!
3. Kanga[Roo]s carry their joeys in pouches and ours is best worn in this position, as it best reproduces the m-shape position recommended by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
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