About Us

Hello, welcome to Hungry Ruru! 

Hi everyone! My name is Amanda. Our little family live in Auckland and we have a 8.5 month old baby we call Ruru, hence the name Hungry Ruru! I have been working as a dentist before I went on maternity leave to have her, and was supposed to return to work in March but it had to be postponed because of Covid-19. So, during the lockdown an idea had been growing in my mind.. I was in the midst of online shopping looking for feeding products for Ruru and stumbled upon the colorful world of silicone! I realised the range in NZ is limited at the moment, so I knew I had to share!

The idea of starting a business has always been intriguing and fascinating to me but I was never brave enough to try nor was there an opportune timing. With dentist work being postponed, I thought to myself 'heh, why not!' I had my husband's support and decided to take the plunge and went for it! And Hungry Ruru was born!
Here at Hungry Ruru, we source high quality silicone products and offer them at affordable prices because everybody deserves to use good products that last pretty much forever! I find silicone as a material for baby feeding products amazing because it is child-proof and makes mama life a little bit easier being microwave and dishwasher safe. So, go on and have a browse through the colorful products we have on our website!

A little background - Ruru is a New Zealand native morepork/owl known for its haunting, melancholic call. This sound gives it the Māori name 'ruru'. Hence the owl you see around our page!

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