I’m a week over my due date so I have time to blog… These were my chosen baby travel essentials and with any luck, they’ll be getting some use in a few days!
Pushchair – Strawberry Quinny Buzz 2007
There are a lot of things to like about this pushchair, despite the fact that it was a little heavier than others on the market. But after looking at more pushchairs than I care to remember, this won hands down with it’s great design, ergonomic seat, funky colours, integration with the Dreami carricot and Maxi Cosi car seat (below) for a travel system, and maneuverability. The seat can face me or outwards and there are 5 different seat positions in total.
I got mine for Â£269.96 from Babyworld. It normally retails for Â£335.
Quinny Dreami Carrycot
I actually tried to get the pushchair in sulphur but I couldn’t find anywhere that was selling it for the same price so I had to reverse my colour choice. It slots on and off the pushchair frame surprisingly easy and comes with a raincover, mosquito net, and even includes a fleece blanket.
I brought mine on eBay for Â£120 including postage from a store in Germany (I wouldn’t have done this for the pushchair) and it retails for Â£135.
Maxi Cosi Car Seat and Easy Base
Not only can I convert the pushchair into a travel system with this car seat but they are highly rated on various tests so I feel comfortable knowing that I’ve chosen a car seat of a high standard. And of course I love the colours! I decided to get the Easy Base because I was just too nervous of not putting in the car seat correctly with just the seat belt. Apparently the majority of car seats aren’t installed correctly and the Easy Base ensures that it is every single time.
These seats retail for Â£99.99 and they’re not the easiest to find at reduced prices. I got ours for Â£87.99 from Groovystyle. The Easy Base wasÂ£59.99 and it normally retails forÂ£66.99, which I also got from Groovystyle.
Baby Bjorn Active Carrier
There are so many baby carriers to choose from and some very unusual and beautiful slings, but I can barely carry those satchel type bags so I’m not a good candidate for a sling. I like the support that these carriers give with their sliding lumbar supports which protect your back and shoulders and the front clips off easily so it doesn’t disrupt the baby when they’re asleep. But most importantly, should I ever have to do a spot of sly breastfeeding when I’m out, you can do it discreetly with these carriers.
I got mine for Â£60 at Two Left Feet and it retails for Â£72.99.