I seem to be getting lots of people finding my little blog searching for ‘Britax Affinity‘ which I’ve been using as part of my role as a Britax Mumbassador. I’m pleased to say we’ve been using it everywhere and I absolutely love it! Although I find it a little large compared to our old pushchair it’s similar in style to our old Bugaboo Chameleon. Little Sis finds it very comfortable and its even made the toddler regress to wanting to sit in it!
After a couple of months of using it it seems that my initial thoughts have stayed pretty much the same. My favourite features are:
- the bumper bar which is hinged on both sides
- adjustable seat and recline options
- easy to adjust handle
- harness is not easy to slip out of!
The only thing I don’t like is that the fabric set moves around a lot. Perhaps I have a very wriggly child (more than likely) but I’m forever adjusting the fabric set! I do, however, get lots of lovely compliments when we’re out and about.
Whilst I have your attention I wanted to share some news about the new i-size car seat regulations which came into effect the other week.
i-Size regulations will run in parallel to the current regulation R44 in the next few years and aims to standardise the way families select and install car seats. The key changes are:
· i-Size will make reward facing travelling mandatory for children up to 15 months
· It will require ISOFIX only seats and the introduction of a side impact test
· i-Size will make it easier for parents to choose and install the right child seat and it will make travelling for children even safer
More information can be found on the Britax website.
I’m at war with my pram. I don’t understand it. It was expensive and the ‘must have’ accessory where we live but it’s by no means ideal.
At one point late last year we had 6 prams stuffed in every corner of the house and sheds (yes sheds, our house is overflowing!). We sold 2 and left one at my mum’s so now we have just 3. That leaves our Voyage which I love. I can’t bear to part with it and I live in hope that one day we will leave the house with BB walking and LS in this. In the last 8 weeks it’s been great to throw in the boot whilst I carry LS in the sling round the park.
The Bugaboo has been a lifesaver and to be honest I never thought we’d use it again. We bought a buggy board and BB has taken to it like a duck to water. At 22 months I thought he was too young to stand up but he’s not. LS fits snugly into her Maxi-Cosi car seat and off we go. At first we tried small trips to the local shops but the last few weeks we’ve been to nursery and Tumbletots too.
That just leaves our brand spanking new Phil & Ted’s. BB loves sitting in either position and LS loves snoozing in her snug bassinet. I just find it heavy to lift (not great after a csection!) and am yet to venture on public transport with it but it’s great for local trips to the shops.
The only problem with the buggy board is that it makes it difficult to walk properly behind it. I have to walk either side of the Bugaboo, pushing it with one hand, or end up kicking it with every step I take! Last week I found out I’ll be testing the new iCandy Strawberry with Little Sis. I can’t wait as I love my prams!
When we were preparing for the arrival of our new baby we shopped around for beautiful things that would keep him warm, comfortable and look good. We ended up with a selection of blankets, which all offered something a little bit different.
We were recently sent a blanket to review and we have been using it over the last week or two, we even took it on holiday with us. As you can see Edward loves it and has been carrying it around with him and snuggling up with it whenever he can. The blanket has been through the washing machine a couple of times and it washes well at a low temperature although it is starting to fray a little.
The unique blend of 70% Organic Bamboo and 30% Organic cotton offers a natural fibre-based alternative to conventional receiving blankets. Made by replicating traditional weaving techniques the blankets have a truly unique look, feel, texture and weight.
- 70% Organic Bamboo, 30% Organic Cotton
- Naturally hypoallergenic
- Naturally antibacterial
- 3 x more absorbent than cotton
- Environmentally friendly
- Available in blue, pink or white
- Size: 90cm x 75cm