August 19, 2012
As winter begins to come to a close and Spring is upon us, I wanted to get down to my favourite beach for a Sunday stroll in the winter sun. How I love this time of year!
I love my beach-side strolls even more when I have a pram that’s nice to push… Wasn’t I glad to have the Jane Rider with me! I’ve said it before and I will say it again – this pram is amazing! It simply glides over the paving, turns on a dime yet easily tackles rough grassy surfaces as well.
I hope everyone out there in Prammie-Land enjoyed their weekend
August 13, 2012
Ikea is one of my favourite places. I just love how it has everything. Good food, free coffee, free playroom for my children, great car parking, clean facilities. Yep, Ikea just seems to tick everything off the list of requirements when I’m out and about!
So it’s not surprising that I chose to take the Valco Zee Spark to Ikea for it’s maiden voyage!
Ok, so as my regular readers will know, I am a self confessed pram snob. I love designer strollers and really wasn’t looking forward to trialling the Zee Spark.
Wait, what was that?
There it is again?
*ba-ba-boom* *ba-ba-boom* *ba-ba-boom*
I know.. My heart just skipped a beat! This stroller is a dream to push! Wow. Just wow. The pmeumatic rear wheels got it across the car park smoothly, the swivel front wheels were responsive and an easy-one handed push. The canopy was generous and the brake, flip-flop-friendly. Yes, that is all the boxes ticked!
Keep tour eye out for the full Zee Spark review, coming soon!
July 29, 2012
Today my husband completed his very first full length marathon. 42km of blood, sweat and tears. Okay there wasn’t any blood, nor were there tears but there was plenty of sweat. The kids and I met him at the finish line, and I took the Jane Rider along for the trip. My baby rode in comfort and style, as the Jane Rider simply glided across the rough grass on the athletics field. As I handed my baby pieces of sausage sandwich the fabric was easy to wipe clean when she got tomato sauce everywhere (yes – wiped clean!) And finally she was seated beautifully high, so was able to see her Daddy thunder down the track towards the finish line.
Yes, my love for the Jane Rider was only instilled further as we shared this awesome occasion together as a family. My husband ticked an amazing achievement off his bucket list, and I discovered how versatile the Jane Rider is. Win-Win!
July 22, 2012
Its that time of night when I need to be completing the latest review – tonight the goal is to finalise the review of the most gorgeous Rozibaby pram. I like to have the pram beside me when I’m writing my reviews, I like to reminisce where we’ve been and what we’ve done.
Well of course tonight baby had different ideas on what I should be doing and decided she wanted to hang out for a few cuddles instead of sleeping. Finally I got out the Sleepywings and she fell asleep and of course I didn’t want to stray too far from the warmth of the heating in my lounge room so I laid baby down in the Rozibaby bassinette. Oh it looked so comfortable and seemed like SUCH a good idea at the time! It was right there beside me, baby was finally asleep and I just knew if I left the warm room she would wake up. Alas, now I cannot play with the pram and finalise the review! I guess there is always tomorrow right? And for now, baby sweetly sleeps in the Rozibaby… That’s a review enough, right??
(Please forgive the grainy photos – didn’t want to turn on the light and potentially wake up sleeping baby!)
July 21, 2012
Posted by Ally under Double Prams
, Mountain Buggy
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I managed to acquire a Mountain Buggy Duet this week for my own personal ‘collection’ of prams and couldn’t wait to trial it with the new Joey side-basket. Wow – how fantastic is this and WHY hasn’t anyone done it before?!
If you look a couple of pages back in the blog you’ll see where I took the Elea out grocery shopping. I thought having those nifty shopping bag hooks on the side of the stroller handles was fantastic. Now being able to grab a few groceries without even having to lug a shopping basket around is simply amazing.
The day after I took it out again and this time it was nap time. I had my trusty Outlook sleep pod in my handbag but the Duet is a side-by-side pram, originally designed for two children. Ahh – have no fear! The stretchy elastic of the sleep pod is here. Okay, okay it doesn’t LOOK the greatest and didn’t fit as well as it does on my single strollers – BUT the fact is, it still worked! Baby slept for about an hour and a half, I managed to squeeze in a bit of light retail therapy with a handy basket there to fill up (and save on plastic shopping bags with the inner basket).
Yes – the Duet + Joey is going to be a BIG favourite in this household!
July 19, 2012
The Peg Perego Viaggio has been getting a workout of late – what a plush capsule that one is! Yes, it’s heavy, yes, it’s chunky.. But wow does it feel safe! I love the way it looked on the Mima Xari when I had that here, and it looks fantastic on the PlikoSwitch as well.
Stay tuned for am in depth review of the Viaggio – coming soon!
July 9, 2012
Last week I received the One Safe Safety 1st capsule from IGC Dorel to road test as a travel system with the Maxi Cosi Elea stroller. This travel system is just fantastic! Not only do you get the capsule which was rated the BEST on the latest CREP report, but the stroller folds up easily and compactly.
The capsule is super lightweight – by far the lightest capsule that I have used so far. It clicks straight onto the Elea chassis too – no adaptors needed! I took the travel system to the shops for a quick spot of grocery shopping this morning and easily fit 4 bags of groceries in the basket, plus 1 on the hook. I could have easily got another bag or two in the basket and another couple of bags on the hooks! Plus, my baby was able to relax in the capsule – far more comfortable than any shopping trolley seat!
Keep watching for the full Maxi Cosi Elea review, as well as the Safety 1st One Safe capsule review.