I thought that I had literally checked out every pushchair possible when I was pregnant, but the Red Castle Sports offerings certainly slipped under my radar.
Red Castle is a French company based in Provence and is the outdoor brand chosen by active parents. That in itself probably explains how I missed it as I don’t do ‘outdoors’ – read: things that remind me of Girl Guides and Brownies…
Anyway, I digress…
Despite being geared towards active parents, I like their pushchairs which seem very robust and they have won a host of awards from well known names like Prima Pregnancy and Baby, Practical Parenting and more.
The Shop n Jogg (left) is geared towards the long distance runners (basically very active) amongst us and the seat is suspended from the chassis which means that regardless of what terrain you’re running on, your baby is comfortable. As well as the usual features you get from your 3-wheeler, it’s nice to see that it has a really good sized shopping basket too. You can also put a carrycot on it or a lie flat car seat, however lie flat car seats aren’t recommended here in the UK, so go with a carrycot! It weighs 12kg so it is a bit on the heavier side although this isn’t unusual with a lot of 3-wheelers. The Whizz (right) is basically a more compact, slightly lighter version of The Shop n Jogg and it comes in at 10kg.
Both are available from Oliver’s Babycare. Shop n Jogg Â£279 and The Whizz is Â£230.
The Baby Nomade (middle) is a fleece wrap with a hood that can be used with a five point harness. It looks so snuggly I want to get into one myself but I’m about thirty years too old… It also comes in a summer fabric. You can control the temperature through opening the zips and it can even be used with front carriers as it fits over a jacket. Â£26.95 also from Olivers Baby Care. It’s available in a range of colours (generally grey plus another colour) and two sizes (0-4 and 4-9 months).
To view the full range of Red Castle products, check out Bettacare