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Dreamy Day Tripper

2 Oct

Hi folks,

So… the countdown is on until Little T joins us at the end of the month! Eeeeeeck… we’ll have a new baby THIS MONTH! We just cannot wait. We’ve been very busy getting everything ready for his arrival!

We received the most stunning delivery from Joie a few weeks ago in the shape of the new iLevel Infant Carrier/Car Seat.

I absolutely LOVE this car seat & cannot wait to bring Little T home from the hospital in it… so get ready to be inundated with lots of cute adorable newborn baby pics of him all snuggly in it.

So… what’s so fabulous about this particular car seat!? Well… as well as many other things, it comes complete with ISOFIX & it fully reclines!

With the full recline feature, it essentially converts from an infant carrier to a carry cot when strolling out & about.

Everything you need to know:

  • Meets the new i-Size ECE R129/00 standard
  • Suitable rearward facing from birth to 85cm, and less than 13kg
  • Converts to a flat reclining seat usable in the vehicle or on a pushchair
  • Features patented Intelli-Fit™ foam for ultimate side impact protection
  • Exclusive Tri-Protect™ headrest offers 3 layers of security
  • Grow Together™ multi-height headrest and harness system adjusts simultaneously and requires no rethreading of harness
  • Multi-position, ergonomic carry handle with leather look grip
  • Removable full body insert
  • Retractable, removable sun canopy features a zip-open panel
  • Comes complete with an ISOFIX base
  • Easy buckling 3-point harness with padded covers
  • Compatible with most Joie pushchairs and with other pushchairs using Maxi-Cosi® style car seat adapters

Watch the full promotional video here

We do love our Joie products. Everything is so well made, safe, comfortable & easy to use.  Planning for a new addition can be so expensive… so you don’t want to be spending & wasting money on products that you have no confidence in. I can honestly say that every Joie product we have has been well used & stood the test of time.

You can find a list of stockists here so you can go & see for yourself just how lovely this infant carrier is. It’s good to go see for yourself just how sturdy something is & how comfy it’ll feel for your precious little one. You’ll definitely see just how good the quality really is.

I’ll be writing another post all this infant carrier once Little T arrives, to give you more on an insight once I’ve fully tested it etc…

Thank you so much as always for reading & keep those peepers peeled for some adorable coming home pics of Little T in his comfy carrier.

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Foodie Fun with the Must-Have Highchair!

31 Jul

Hi folks,

So… you know what it’s like when you get too giddy & throw yourself into impulse buys without thinking first. Well… that’s what we did with our high chair purchase. Not long after Seth was born… so waaaaay before he was ready for weaning, we immediately went out to buy a highchair. I think we were just too giddy about being new parents & couldn’t help but have this need to buy then & there. The highchair we bought was the Cosatto Noodle Supa in the C Rex design. Now… this wasn’t a really bad highchair… but… we didn’t really do our research. We went for pretty & funky over function & usability. Once Seth was at weaning age… I did start to pick quite a few holes in the functionality of this highchair & there was lots I would’ve changed about it. Always always always do your research! I wish I’d had our new highchair from the beginning…

We’ve been having lots of fun with our new highchair from Joie. We have the new Multiply 6in1 Highchair. This highchair is the only thing you’ll need for weaning/meal times… here’s why…

  • 6 modes including baby mode highchair, traditional highchair, booster, portable booster, toddler chair and play table
  • 5 height adjustments
  • Seat and frame fold compactly and stand when folded
  • Extra large tray with one-hand release
  • 4 position adjustable tray with cupholder
  • Full coverage dishwasher safe tray insert doubles as a placemat
  • Clever tray storage on back legs
  • 3 position seat recline
  • Removable, washable, soft infant insert
  • Removable, wipeable seat pad
  • 3 position height adjustable footrest
  • Integrated wheels on front legs
  • SoftTouch, 5-point harness

The removable tray is a Godsend. Seth is 16 month & we’re trying very hard now with plates, bowls & cutlery… but sometimes the plates end up on the floor. So the removable tray is ideal for when they’re still not fully using a bowl or a plate. The fact it is dishwasher safe too is just fantastic.

The straps also remove really easy for cleaning & soaking. A high chair that is easy to clean is an absolute must. I’ve found this chair extremely user friendly. I use the chair in our dining room & our lounge, which means I am moving it around the house a lot – it’s really light & easy to move. Even with my back problem, I have found it super easy to lift & manouvre. The wheels on the front are fab!

Storage-wise this highchair is really good. The tray comes off with one hand release & clips straight on to the back via a cross bar on the legs. Then you can fold in the chair via two release buttons so it’s more slimline to either stand upright in a large cupboard, utility room or to either tuck to onesie in your dining room. It’s extremely easy to use. In fact… one thing that I did forget to mention is that I put the whole thing together when it first arrived. I literally took it out of the box… read the instructions… & popped it all together! I NEVER build anything. I’m just not good at it. But this is so user friendly – that even I could do it!

I’m going to be reviewing this item over & over again, as… it grows with Seth!!! So… when we start using it as a separate table & chair – expect another review! The amazing thing is that we’ll be able to use it for snacks, meals & activities too. It’s such a good investment! Especially when you take into consideration that you can take the seat part off the frame & use as a travel high chair. Amazing!!!

We can also safely say that the comfort aspect of this highchair is top notch… since Seth even likes to fall asleep in it.

Thank you so much for reading & I hope you’ve found this review useful!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Travelling with Mirus

26 Mar

Hi folks

As you all know – it was Seth’s first birthday last week. Eeeeeck! So, to make his birthday a little more special, we decided to take him away to Center Parcs for a little birthday holiday. We had such an amazing time.

Holidaying with babies is much different than when it’s just you & your partner. I mean… I thought I packed a lot of stuff before, but when you have kids its a whole new ball game! There’s just so much to pack! Since we don’t have a transit van, we have to neatly pack everything into our Hyundai i30… Clothing, Travel Cot, Buggy, Toys, Toiletries etc… I can’t tell you how nice it is to have a buggy that will fold (using only 1 hand) into a standing position that can sit in the footwell of the backseat leaving the whole boot free. Well… if you like the sound of that… buy the Joie Mirus. If you’re reading this having a bit of a Ground Hog day experience… yes…I have already reviewed the Mirus. But, I did promise you all that I’d continue to review the Mirus so I can cover every single little detail.

  • What did I love about Mirus whilst holidaying? 

The best thing about the Mirus is how light it is but how substantial it is. So, when you’re on holiday, you don’t have room for your big bulky travel system as well as everything else you need to bring along with you. Well, we don’t anyways. So this buggy will fold using one hand & will comfortably fit in the footwell of our back seat. But for all it’s super light & very user friendly, it actually looks quite big once it’s folded out & Seth is sat in it. He also finds it super comfortable. You can full recline the seat & also, on the side of the headrest there are padded flaps either side so if your little one falls asleep with their head to the side they have support. The hood is always great for those unexpected Sunny days too. No need to carry a buggy parasol around with you for that just in case sunshine moment… the hood on the Mirus is so big that it’ll curve right over & pull right down to keep the sun off your little one.

  • Are there any special benefits?

YES!!! We eat out a lot, not just on holiday. But obviously while we were away – we ate out every single day. In restaurants you’re always limited for space, & once you have a highchair at the table & your buggy & all the bags you have to lug around with you when you’re a Mammy… you just feel like you’re hogging the whole place. So… how fab would it be to have a lovely little buggy that you can easily fold in seconds & tuck away snuggly to free up some space? I can’t even count how many restaurant staff said to me how brilliant our buggy was. Literally… one hand, click… it’s folded! No fancy footwork needed to press peddles… no fumbling around pulling levels & pressing buttons. One Mammy actually came up to me in Hucks Diner & asked what make our buggy was… where could she buy a one & how much. She was mega excited to get home & order one lol.

  • Could we live without it?

NO! As most of you know – I’ve had numerous surgeries on my back & on my right leg. I can’t really manage anything too heavy & too clunky. Our little Mirus is superb on going up & down curbs. Pushing it through Sherwood Forest on grass, paths, gravel, wood chip… you name it… it was a doddle. The basket is super spacious too for a buggy. So I’m able to pop Seth’s back pack in there no problem along with rain cover & any shopping I’ve picked up along the way. I’ve also got myself a buggy buddy clip to hang my handbag on. The push bar is comfortable & just a nice width too. Also, don’t forget that you can move the push bar to switch between forward & rear facing. I use our Mirus forward facing purely because Seth is super nosey lol.

Let’s talk money… surely something so convenient & fantastical must cost a fortune? WRONG! The Mirus retails for around £120. You can buy from places such as: Boots, Babies R Us, Kiddicare, Mothercare etc… Right now Mothercare have the Mirus on offer for £80! I spotted that this weekend.

If you’re looking for an everyday buggy that’s affordable, great for holidays & isn’t too big & bulky… this is for you!

I hope you’ve found this review useful!

Thanks so much for reading,

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx