Ickle Bubba Solar Car Seat Review

Ickle Bubba is a brand I’m not familiar with so far, so when we were asked if we wanted to test out the Ickle Bubba Solar car seat we agreed! It’s a Group 1-2-3 seat, which makes it suitable from 9 months to around 12 years – height dependant – they need to reach 135cms. It can attach with an Isofix fitting or a three point seatbelt and is a forward facing only seat with a recline feature. Arlo is just under 15kg so is a group 1 still but no for much longer, so we decided to let this be ‘his’ seat, and until he reaches 15kg we’ll be using it with the harness rather than the 3-point ‘adult’ belt, though this easily used. The Ickle Bubba Solar car seat…

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Koochi Motohero Carseat review

The Motohero cat seat from Koochi is a group 1/2/3 seat meaning it can be used from around 9 months of age up to 12 years, when your child no longer needs a booster seat. There are a few designs available, two of which are new this season; pink hued Havana which is what Athena chose or turquoise and mint Bali, which I actually prefer but seeing as I’m not the one who’ll be sitting in it I went with her choice! It arrived in one box containing two parts, to assemble you just need to click the back of the seat into the bottom part. The harness is already attached to the seat, but you of course might need to re-thread the shoulder straps into the correct height of the three…

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The Buggy Chronicles: Lascal Buggyboard Maxi Plus with Saddle

We are already firm fans of the Lascal Buggy Board and used it on our single buggy instead of bothering with an unwieldy double buggy. I found that even though Athena wasn’t two when Arlo arrived with the buggy board, sling and pushchair I could manage every situation, even if they both wanted a nap as one could sleep in the sling! Athena very rarely uses the buggy now as she’s normally scooting, but I can see her getting really tired after a full day at preschool when she starts in September and wanting to go in the buggy! She does sometimes demand to go in when tired even if Arlo is already in it however she is over the maximum weight limit for most pushchairs now and is also…

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#SmartDiscoveries with the SmarTrike Infinity 5-in1 trike

Arlo has a new set of wheels; he’s been test driving the brand new SmarTrike 5-in-1 infinity trike. Designed to take a child from 10 months to 3 years and through a variety of stages: Stage 1: Sleep mode – the seat reclines back for comfy naps and has a high back so plenty of head support Stage 2: 10 months upwards baby can chill in the seat using the footrests provided and is secured with the safety bar Stage 3: 18 months upwards your toddler can ditch the safety bar and get more involved, learning extra balance and mum or dad can  continue to push and control the trike. Stage 4: From 24 months it becomes a training trike, so the pedals can be in use but someone a bit…

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The Buggy Chronicles: Koochi 

Koochi isn’t a brand I was too familiar with but have recently been introduced to them as sister company to Cosatto, a brand I do know and love having used a travel system, car seat and highchair from them. Koochi is designed to appeal to a slightly different market, the products have a lower price point but all still come with that fantastic four year guarantee that Cosatto is so famous for and plenty of eye catching designs and stand-out colours too!

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The Buggy Chronicles: Little Tikes Stroll n Go

Little Tikes have made the leap from toys to travel, and we were lucky enough to be sent their Stroll n Go stroller to put to the test. I’ll admit that i’m not a huge fan of strollers, much preferring the sturdiness and adaptability of a bigger pushchair so I was keen to put it through its paces.

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The Buggy Chronicles: 2016 Wishlist

Since having babies I have become somewhat addicted to keeping up with the latest trends in baby-transportation, both with wheels and of the carrier variety! I am actually really happy with our main buggy (the Silver Cross Pioneer) and will probably use it till Arlo no longer needs it but that doesn’t stop me from looking at what else is out there every so often (okay, quite often, on nightfeeds when I can’t sleep!) 

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