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Hauck Roma Pushchair Review – Kiddies Kingdom

Excitingly, we were contacted by Kiddies Kingdom to ask if we would like to review a pushchair! How could we possibly say no?!

 

Obviously we already have a pram/pushchair that we bought just before Fraser was born, which we love but it is very bulky and heavy. The Hauck Roma that we have been asked to review is more of a stroller pushchair.

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The pushchair comes boxed complete apart from the 2 front wheels and hood that need attaching. Both are incredibly simple to do. The front wheel spools have protectors on which easily pop off and the wheels just push on and then click when secure.

My first impressions when the Roma was taken out of the box was an immediate love for the kiwi and midnight colours. A really lovely combination.

The frame is lightweight compared to the pram/pushchair that I already have. Even with the weight difference it is very sturdy. It is also really easy to push. The front wheels have the option of being set to just forward or swivel.

This buggy folds down to a nice compact size and even has a handle to make it easy to carry! It’s so handy and I’m sure would fit in the boot of most cars! When folded there is a clip that holds it together in this position.

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Fraser was very intrigued when I sat him in his new wheels for the first time! He was looking around!

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The 5 point harness is fab and the clip to undo it is really easy to open (also comparing to my pushchair) but not too easy. Plus padding on the straps so they don’t rub against little ones neck. All straps are very easy to adjust as well.

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Another handy feature of this pushchair is a nice sized, handy pocket on the back of the hood, great for chucking a spare dummy in or your purse for a walk to the shops.

brakes

The brakes on this buggy are so simple to use. You simply press down on the tab until it clicks against the wheels and this can be done from either side. Then reverse the process to release the brake.

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This tab that is central between the wheels at the back is a part of the folding down and opening process. So when you want to fold down the buggy you will lift this tab upwards, then there is a tab sticking out on the right hand side of the frame that you have to push down on and the whole thing will fold down. Then as before reverse the process when opening up the buggy and it will click into place when fully opened.

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handles

One of the things that did concern me was the handle height. Hubby is 6ft 4 and I am 5ft 11. I had visions of us being hunched over pushing this buggy but that is not the case at all. The handles are a perfect height. They are not adjustable but just perfect for us. They are foam covered so super comfortable to grip too.

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The toggle underneath the seat is how you adjust the seating position. Hold in the button in the toggle and pull down on the strap and push the toggle upwards for an upright seating position. Then you would need to press the button in and pull the toggle downwards to lay the seat flat. This is suitable from birth as it does lay completely flat. As you can also see from the picture that the shopping basket underneath is a fabulous size.

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Overall we really love this stroller. It is so handy, convenient, lightweight and looks great! The ONLY downside to it is that it doesn’t come with a rain cover which is a little annoying but they are cheap enough to buy.

 

Looking for some new wheels for your little one? There are great pushchairs for sale at Kiddies Kingdom!

 

We were sent this pushchair to review. All thoughts and opinion are honest and my own.

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Little Adventurous Type – Review and Giveaway!!!!

I have been so excited to share this with you all! We have been sent a personalised print for Fraser from Little Adventurous Type! It is such a stunning picture and can’t wait to get it up on the wall when he eventually moves into a room with his brother.

The beautiful prints comes framed in a choice of white or oak. They are mounted too which gives it a real professional finish. There are choices of prints too. There are animals which is what we chose, there are toys, balloons, princesses, and really really cool Star Wars Prints! You really need to check them out!! You can find them on Instagram.

The detail of the animal fur/skin on the letters is incredible, the fact that the letters are 3D makes it look so so eye catching.

Here is a bit of a closer look so you can see what I mean!!!

 

We are so very pleased with the quality, design and finish and will definitely go back for more prints in the future! Mike, the owner,  is incredibly friendly and the customer service is second to none.

 

Now the AWESOME thing about this is that Little Adventurous Type have offered to give away a free framed personalised print of choice to ONE lucky winner!! How cool is that! So if you would like to be involved and in with a chance please follow ALL steps in the widget below!! Entries will be checked and verified before a winner is announced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MyHummy – The Humming Bear Review

MyHummy is a God Send!! I’m sure that anyone who has one would agree!! A cute and cuddly teddy that actually sends your baby to sleep? Genius!

Now… as a rule Fraser is a pretty good sleeper but we are only human and have the odd wobbly bedtime, especially after injections and things like that. He has just started teething too so I’m sure there will be a few more wobbles coming up!

The MyHummy Snoozy is incredibly soft to the touch and super cuddly! Very very cute indeed! They come in 5 different colours. Our one is Slate Grey. The other choices are white, mint green, blue and pink.

Apparently babies love playing with ball-shaped objects and it would be perfectly safe for little ones to have a chomp on the paws. This can be washed at 40 degrees (obviously taking out the battery compartment first). The battery compartment is cleverly hidden behind an almost invisible zip at the top of Snoozys head. It takes 3 x AAA batteries.

This cute little bear can be attached to cot, car seat, pram etc and the sole purpose is to help baby to sleep by playing white noise. There are 5 different noises to choose from, which are: A hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, ocean waves, rainfall and amniotic fluid with heartbeat.

Ours lives in Frasers cot. We haven’t taken it out and about in pram or carseat as yet. Fraser loves him for bedtime.

There is a variable volume setting, plus its easy to switch off, you just press and hold for like 2 seconds and its off. It comes with an easy to follow instruction page. Such a great idea, such cute looking teddies, Fraser has no issues settling, even on a wobbly bedtime with his MyHummy Snoozy by his side! Wish they had these around when my older two were babies!

 

We love the MyHummy Snoozy! Thumbs up here!!

 

 

 

We were sent this item to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and our own.

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Bumbo Changing Pad Review

Bumbo got in touch with us to see if we wanted to do a review of their Changing Pad, obviously we were happy to oblige! These looked GREAT!

The Pad is comfortable and soft and it is contoured. The sides are raised too which helps when baby gets to that “I’m gonna roll over” stage! Another plus to help this stage is the strap to hold them in place which I think is a great idea! The strap is fully adjustable too!

The Changing Pad is also easy to clean which is always a bonus when it comes to Nappy changing time! Ha! The Joys of Boys…. I’ve been peed on many a time now! Compared to our normal plastic changing mat, when I laid Fraser down onto it, it wasn’t freezing cold. So he didn’t get grumpy!

He does love to wriggle about, does Fraser but I feel a lot more settled knowing he cannot go anywhere when on this pad! The higher sides and safety harness completely put my mind at ease. He isn’t quite at the rolling over stage just yet but we aren’t far off I’m sure!

 

This little boy hasn’t been a huge fan of Bum Change Time … (I’m not either particularly), but since we have been using the Bumbo Changing Pad it has been a tear free affair which is always a good thing!

 

 

I would say our thoughts on this product are a HUGE thumbs up!! Definitely recommended by us!

 

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We were sent this item to review. All opinions are honest and our own!

 

 

 

 

 

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Trolley Bags Review

How many of you are guilty of forgetting your bags when you go shopping? I am a nightmare for it. Did you know that from the 1st of October you will be charged for carrier bags in shops? I know some do it already but it will be all stores from this date!

I was approached and asked if I would like to review some Trolley Bags. After checking them out I would have been mad not to. Such a fantastic idea!

Whoever thought of this is a genius!! They hang on the back of the trolley whilst you fill it with your groceries. If you use the service they have in Tesco where you scan as you go round you can have the bags open in the trolley as you go. They come in 2 sizes. One is for the shallower trollies and then the regular deeper trollies.

I tested mine out when I went shopping the other day. I opted for the shallower trolly bags but when i got to Lidl they only had deep trollies available.

They are SO handy when packing your groceries up. Who needs carrier bags? 😉

They redeemer than you realise too. See with that little lot above I probably would have used at least 5 or 6 carrier bags. The different sections are connected together with velcro. Then when you want to put them in the boot of the car they come apart and have 2 handles to simply lift and place in the boot. The Trolley bags are incredibly well made and very sturdy.

Once you’re back home and all the shopping is unpacked they easily stick back together with the velcro and can be rolled back up and are an easily storable size. Ready to go for next time!! Just don’t forget to put them in the car!

 

We were sent these for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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Great Gizmos Friendship Bracelet Review

Izabel was very pleased when we received the Friendship Bracelet set from Great Gizmos to review! She has done a few similar reviews recently but loves trying out all the different types.

This style is very different! In fact I looked at the wheel you have to use with the threads and wondered how easy it would be but Izzy being Izzy picked it up straight away and made it look easy peasy!

In the box you get various coloured threads, instructions and the wheel. As shown in the picture, the heart pattern on the wheel is what you will get by following the coloured dot markers. The instructions tell you where to move the threads to in order to get the desired pattern and also in the box is a couple of stickers to fit on the wheel which give you different patterns to follow for different designs. It is such a simple and great idea.

Here is the finished product. It took Izzy no time at all to make this and she has made lots more since! She got on really well with the kit and didn’t need to ask me for any help whatsoever! Which is probably a good thing as I was confused just looking at it! 🙂

Izabel was very impressed with how easy the kit was to use and the lovely bright coloured selection of threads included.

We were sent this item in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.