Friday, 24 March 2017

Silver Cross Elegance

Silver Cross Elegance is a very popular model in the Silver Cross range. They seem to last a long time although most people tend to use these for newborns up to about 6 months of age and then change onto something smaller. I can't blame them really. The pram is absolutely beautiful to look at and the carrycot is very large and snug for a baby. The whole pushchair though is very big and bulky both to push and to transport. You do need a big car to travel with it and a lot of space at home to store it. My husband even joked I shouldn't bother folding it as it takes the same amount of space both up and down :) 
Anyway I wanted to show it to you as I was always curious about big coachbuilt prams myself and never had a chance to try one when my children were little. I bought the Elegance when my daughter was 2 so already at the max age for the pushchair really. She had little space to grow and didn't seem all that comfortable in the seat. The lack of swivel wheels was simply too much for me and my bad back but we did go on a long walk one winter day. The push on a normal straight pavement is fantastic. You can feel the suspension working with each step and it feels incredible. It made my daughter sleepy pretty much right away. Sadly every time you need to turn the pram or change the direction even a little you need to push on the handlebar and lift those fixed front wheels. This required a lot of effort on my part with my daughter parent facing and already quite a heavy toddler. The large air filled wheels can go anywhere though which is great for those long walks. 
I really wish I had one of these when my children were babies. I can imagine going on walks with them all snuggled up in the carrycot and napping peacefully. 
Take a look at the photos below and let me know if you've used a big pram like this for your child/ren and how did you find it?  

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Fun children's interior ideas with Arthouse


Magical Kingdom - Blue Wallpaper, TBC

Girls Life Selfie Ready, £9.99

Jungle Mania Wooden Clock, £10.99

Circus Fun Cushion, £12.99
Girls Life Cushion - Front, £12.99

Jungle Mania Wall Scroll, £14.99

Ursula the Unicorn, £29.99

Mermaid World Duvet Set, £15.99

Pirate Ahoy Duvet Set, £15.99

Dino-Doodle Wallpaper, TBC, Dino Doodles Cushion, £14.99, Dino Doodles Set of 3 Canvas, £10.99, Dino Doodles Canvas, £12.98

Patchwork Hearts Cushion (45cm x 45cm), £14.99

Mermaid - Lilac Wallpaper (10.05m x 0.53m), TBC
Fairytale Glitter Canvas (48cm x 48cm x 1.8cm), £10.99

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Arthouse’s ethos is to use their unique team spirit, technical expertise and industry-leading creative talent to enable consumers to easily create magnificent, personal and stylish interiors.
Based in a refurbished church in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England, Arthouse now have a broad spectrum of brands and design collections sold through a breadth of quality UK retailers, and exported to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Using their on-trend, future-forward design skills, originally with wallpaper  and now extended to wall art, screens, mirrors, bedding, textile products and much more  the Arthouse in-house team demonstrate the best of British talent, creating trend-led design collections for homes around the world.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Pink Lining child rucksack

If you're looking for a backpack for your child then you really need to take a look at the Pink Lining range. There's only a few designs available but they're all gorgeous. I found this Robot rucksack and fell in love with it. Thankfully I wasn't the only one and my son has claimed it straight away and has used it everyday at school since I bought it. It's the perfect size for a primary school child really. Not too big for my 5.5 year old but should be big enough for the next couple of years. I did worry about the light colour but so far it's been through a lot and still looks brand new :) I really like the different sections in the backpack. It's easy to find things and keep them tidy. There's 3 zipped pockets. Internal mesh pocket, pen holders and on the outside there's 2 pockets for bottles. The shoulder straps seem comfortable and are easy to adjust so I can carry the backpack with ease when needed. Quality is fantastic as always with Pink Lining. Definitely recommend to all the little adventurers.  

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Cosatto Yo 2

Here's a quick look at the gorgeous Cosatto Yo2.
This was my first Cosatto pushchair and I was super excited to try it out!

My list of pros and cons below :)

- the looks - people will stare, comment, ask about it, be warned! lol
- handles although separate are at a good height and comfortable to hold
- huge extendable canopy
- comfortable and good size seat
- all accessories included - footmuff (can also be used as a liner), bumper bar, raincover (with it's own pouch)
- easy to fold and a small folded size
- flat recline
- adjustable leg rest.

- small wheels make for a bumpy ride
- small basket, inaccessible when seat is reclined
- can't push it with one hand.

Overall I was very pleased with the Cosatto Yo2. It has all the features of a fantastic lightweight stroller and is a real head turner. Definitely one to consider for a young baby and a toddler.

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