Wednesday, 11 May 2016



The Which? Best Buy Award Winning 
Group 0+ Car Seats

The CYBEX Which? Best Buy award winning Group 0+ car seats – the Aton Q and Aton 4 - offer a new level of protection and safety for babies coupled with supreme comfort from birth up to 18 months.

Receiving scores of 81% and 80% respectively, the Aton Q and Aton 4 both offer an impressive array of safety features including a near lie flat position and side impact protection. Both were awarded 5/5 stars in the Which? overall safety rating, setting themselves apart from competition thanks to their phenomenal level of protection for babies.

 
Aton Q Dune, £185

Aton Q
VIP features:
·         Removable seat insert for a lie-flat position
·         8-position height adjustable headrest
·         Extra wide Y-harness
·         Integrated XXL foldaway sun canopy
·         Telescopic L.S.P. system
·         Energy absorbing shell
Specs:
·         Weight: 4.6 kg
·         Measurements in cm L 65.1, W 44.0, H 39.5-56.1 cm
Accessories Available:
·         Base Q-Fix
·         Summer cover
·         Rain cover
·         Insect net
·         Matching footmuff


Aton 4 Autumn Gold, £150

Aton 4
VIP features:
·         Removable seat insert for a lie-flat position
·         8-position height adjustable headrest
·         Extra wide Y-harness
·         Integrated XXL foldaway sun canopy
·         L.S.P. system
·         Energy absorbing shell
Specs:
·         Weight: 4.8 kg
·         Measurements in cm L 63.9, W 44.0, H 38.0-55.8 cm
Accessories Available:
·         Base Q-Fix
·         Summer cover
·         Rain cover
·         Insect net
·         Matching footmuff


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Friday, 6 May 2016


Hausschwein Run” Launches on Gamee

CYBEX introduces its first ever smartphone game

Global lifestyle brand CYBEX launches its first ever smartphone game on the popular five-star-rated app and social network Gamee. 



Designed for parents and children, “Hausschwein Run” both celebrates and takes inspiration from CYBEX’s new collaboration with internationally celebrated designer Marcel Wanders.  Due to launch from July, 2016, the collection, includes a stylish House Pig (Hausschwein), high chair, bouncer, rocker, and monster puppets.
To play, users must navigate the House Pig (Hausschwein) over fences and towards the monsters in its path – scoring points along the way!

Bozena Rezab, CEO of Gamee, said “When Martin [Pos] showed me a preview of CYBEX by Marcel Wanders collection, we both knew this was perfect for a game. It is so playful and visually appealing.  There is no other mobile gaming platform like Gamee. We focus on ease of use - people play with one click with no other barriers.”

Launching on 8th May, players can download the Gamee app at www.gameeapp.com/get
 or play via their browser https://www.gameeapp.com/game.


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LeapFrog LeapReader 
Reading and Writing system



LeafReader from LeapFrog helps the child learn to read and write. I really wanted to have one for my 4 year old and luckily we were sent one for him to use. I have to say we immediately fell in love with it. My son has always loved books and he's just starting to read so this is a great way of helping him improve his skills. My little boy also likes to write and he really enjoys the LeapFrog Learn to write letters book that we bought him.
I think the LeapReader is a very good and fun way of introducing your child to writing and reading and encouraging them to learn with their favourite characters from popular children's tv and Disney films.











For more information please go to  http://www.leapfrog.com


We were sent the LeapReader as a gift. 


Monday, 2 May 2016


Quinny Moodd from birth



Quinny Moodd has always been on my wish list. Last year I had a chance to buy one for my youngest nephew and I showed it to you here. My sister has been using it for the past 7 months and she really likes it. She bought the foldable carrycot to use with her baby and I have to say it looks stunning on the Britto frame. You can also use a car seat on the chassis for quick trips as you can see below.
Luckily I've had a chance of owning my very own Moodd for the past few weeks and I'm going to write a full review of it really soon so keep your eyes peeled! 




























Tuesday, 26 April 2016



     GB CELEBRITY NEWS FLASH

Model and jewellery designer, Jade Jagger, was recently spotted in Bogota, Columbia with son Ray in his gb Pockit stroller. Jade and the rest of the Jagger family were out in full force to support her father Mick on the Rolling Stones tour.


Model and jewellery designer, Jade Jagger, was recently spotted in Bogota, Columbia with son Ray in his gb Pockit stroller (www.gb-online.com) – the 2014 Guinness World Record holder for the smallest folding stroller.  Jade and the rest of the Jagger family were out in full force to support her father Mick on the Rolling Stones tour. 

The genius of the gb Pockit lies in how quickly and compactly it can be folded. It is built with two fold options; the every-day fold – perfect for setting aside at restaurants or caf├ęs while you are on the move, and the ultra-compact fold - ideal for stowing away in a suitcase, under a train seat or even in an airplane’s overhead compartment. These innovative folding options make the gb Pockit a travel sensation and a game-changer on public transport, car journeys, or for storing away at home.

The gb brand is the ultimate fusion of function, industrial design, and haute couture fashion, crafting iconic, high-tech prams and infant car seats with innovative design concepts. With the pioneering Pockit stroller, the gb Gold range brings original and user-friendly solutions to contemporary parents.


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Thursday, 21 April 2016



Britax Advansafix II Sict


The day has come :( My son has outgrown the 5-point harness in his Advansafix II Sict. I've just converted the car seat to a high back booster (super easy to do by the way). I wrote a review of the Advansafix II Sict a few months ago which you can read here.

My son is now 4y8m, 108 cm tall and weighs 17 kg. He's no where near the weight limit for harness use as that's a whopping 25kg. He's not very tall (50th centile) and is on low centiles for weight. I'm quite disappointed the Advansafix II Sict doesn't last longer than that. I've done a lot of research into car seats over the past 3 years and I've been following the development of the Advansafix ever since Britax launched the first version Xtensafix, which was recalled soon afterwards. I've heard a lot of parents complaining about the longevity of the harness use in the Advansafix and unfortunately I have to agree with those complaints. The Advansafix II Sict or older Advansafix will never last as long as Britax claim they do when used as group 1-2 with 5-point harness. The tallest child I've seen in the Advansafix was just 110 cm tall, my son has a longer torso than legs which is why he outgrew it even quicker. I wish Britax would update the Advansafix and add another height settings to the harness to make it last longer.

I'm still very happy with our Advansafix II Sict and we're definitely going to continue using it as it's a fantastic and very safe car seat. I highly recommend it to everyone as long as they're aware of the drawbacks.

For more information please visit www.britax.co.uk.


Please watch this video to see how to remove the harness from the Advansafix II Sict


And my photos to show you the process:

Unhook the harness straps from the yolk at the back


Secure the yolk in the plastic guide


Remove the buckle




Unhook the shoulder pads




Hide the harness straps in the bottom of the seat


Attach the Secure Guard


Ready to roll!


And just to show you the highest headrest position.






We received the Advansafix II Sict for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016



A Supremely Safe Seat

Join the rear facing revolution this Easter with the CYBEX SIRONA Plus

SIRONA Plus, Royal Blue, £400

SIRONA Plus, Autumn Gold, £400

SIRONA Plus, Happy Black, £400


Whether you’re planning a road trip or visiting distant relatives – if a long drive is on the agenda, then the SIRONA Plus from CYBEX offers the ultimate in car seat safety, allowing the safe, rearward-facing, transportation of children up to approx. 4 years.

Leading consumer organisations recommend children remain rear-facing beyond Group 0+, and studies show that rear-facing car seats like the SIRONA Plus can reduce the risk of injuries by more than 80% in a collision, compared to a conventional forward-facing seat with harness system*. 


Building on the success of the SIRONA, the SIRONA Plus has the exact same design and functionality as its predecessor, but is made with thicker, more durable fabric.


Unlike other rear-facing rotational car seats, the SIRONA Plus also uses an impact shield rather than a harness when in the forward-facing mode, further reducing the risk of injuries – as the force of an impact is distributed evenly over a large area.
The SIRONA Plus’s ingenious 360° rotation system with easy entry makes life easier for parents as it’s simple to change between the rear-facing and forward facing positions.  The seats can also be turned to the side, facing the door with one simple click, so its stress free getting in and out of the car.

Furthermore, the one-click installation with ISOFIX – in both the rear and forward-facing position – makes fitting the car seat simple and guarantees increased safety, while a prop at the front helps to absorb the force of impact in a head on collision, providing additional stability. 

The SIRONA’s seat covers are easy to remove and can be safely washed on a gentle cycle at 30°C.
*According to research conducted by VTI – Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (Rapport 489A)


If you'd love to see more please have a look at my review of the amazing Sirona here: CYBEX Sirona.


For more information visit cybex-online.com


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