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Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Recaro Easylife



Recaro Easylife is the perfect holiday stroller! There! That's my review lol
But seriously...
What more could you want when travelling with a little one?!
A tiny, one hand fold. Very lightweight at just 5.7kg. A good size seat. A good harness. A great bumper bar. Decent shopping basket. One hand push. Sturdy frame. 
I've been looking for this for ages to be honest but I read some negative reviews that stated there was lots of play in the chassis of the Easylife due to how it folds and so I've been hesitant to spend money on one but I shouldn't have worried. My Easylife has the sturdiest frame ever, no play at all, it can even handle some shopping/bags hanging from the handlebar and still it's sturdy as ever!
The push is somewhat disappointing but only because I've never been a fan of double stroller wheels. There's not much of a suspension and those wheels can only get you certain places. It is very easy to take the child out, fold the Easylife with one hand and carry it over rougher terrains if need be. 
The basket is a bit on the small side but the fact there even is a basket is a huge bonus! 
I was surprised to find out the raincover wasn't included with the stroller but it seems to be a new norm these days. The additional bumper bar however is great to have and it even swings away. You don't have to remove it to fold the Easylife!
My daughter found the seat very comfortable although it is quite shallow to me. 
The harness is good but it's a shame there's only one height setting for the shoulder part. It should really be height adjustable if you ask me.
The canopy is very small and doesn't shade much so an additional sun shade would be good for those hot sunny days.
The handlebar is surprisingly high for a non adjustable one. I find it a great height but I'm 5'7 and I know a mum of shorter statue who found it very high. It is nice to see a high handlebar though because most of the other tiny folding pushchairs seem to have very low handles.
There is a recline on the seat. It's not a flat recline but it's more than enough for a toddler to have a nap.
The fold is super easy to do. It does only require one hand to do, unlike some where you can never master it like the demonstrators in manufacturer's videos. I found I need two hands to open the Easylife as you need to kind of shake it open for it to lock in place.  
All in all it's a beautiful, stylish, well made stroller with a tiny fold, a recline, a great size seat that will be the perfect addition to any family and on any holiday.










































For more information please go to: http://en.recaro-cs.com/stroller/easylife


Sunday, 5 June 2016


Skip Hop Grab&Go organiser



This handy organiser from Skip Hop is one of my essentials when going out with my children. I absolutely couldn't be without it. I love to have the most important things near the handle on the pushchair instead of looking for them in the baskets. The organiser has 2 cup holder pockets, one large compartment and a zip off wristlet which is perfect for keeping your phone or money in. There's also a headphone port in the zip off part so you can use your phone/MP3 player safely. So far I have used the organiser on almost all my pushchairs in the past 1.5 years. It doesn't always fit great on umbrella strollers depending on how far/close the handles are but it's usually perfect on single handlebars.




You can buy yours from Jojo Maman Bebe.


Saturday, 4 June 2016


Mothercare Xpedior



Mothercare Xpedior 3 wheel version is a travel system. It's normally sold as a 3-in-1 system so you buy the pushchair with seat that converts into a carrycot and a car seat. I can't comment on the car seat as it didn't come with my Xpedior but I know I wouldn't use a car seat that is a Mothercare own as they tend to be very cheap and barely pass crash tests. The pushchair itself was a pleasant surprise to me. I never had a Mothercare own brand and I was expecting it to be rather cheap/plasticky/badly made etc. It wasn't. The frame was nice and light, sturdy and easy to fold. The wheels are air tyres and give the pushchair a nice bounce. The front wheel is a double wheel and I have to say I'm not a fan of double wheels. It was very good to push on pavements and even on grass but the long wheelbase and double front wheel made it veer on a slope and it was a bit tippy (not too much though). I was very surprised at how big the shopping basket is. Ideal if you like shopping! As I mentioned the seat converts into a lie flat carrycot. There's a clip and a strap that need releasing and you have a full size carrycot, you even get a white inlay and apron so it looks like a proper carrycot. It's a lovely size for babies. My daughter was 11 months in the photos below. When used as a seat unit for older babies and toddlers unfortunately it's not so great. The seat back is an average height but the leg rest is very short. My daughter had very little room to grow in leg length and she wasn't even one. I doubt you'd fit a large 2 year old in this seat so I'd say this is a good pushchair from birth till walking when you can buy something smaller. The folded size is quite large and long and it is a 2 part fold. It's very easy to fold though and it's very light to carry. I have to say the special edition I had in khaki was very pleasing to look at. I loved the gold rose frame and the tan leatherette handlebar and bumper bar. All in all a very good purchase and if bought at the right price (Mothercare did have these on sale a while back :) ) it would be a great pram for any baby.
























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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