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The Stokke Xplory Onyx Black Winter Kit Review

In my opinion the Stokke Xplory is the most unique looking Pushchair on the market and stands out from the crowd. I often get comments about how modern it looks from other Mum’s and it’s defiantly  a much more trendier and fashionable pushchair. So when we were sent the Stokke Xplory Onyx Black Winter Kit I was very excited!

You will have seen in the Summer I jazzed up my sleek black Xplory with the blue Stokke summer kit and now with Winter well and truly here my Stokke is now wearing its Winter kit in Onyx Black. To be honest I hate the cold and Winter is just not for me but with the gorgeous sheepskin fur, the Stokke Onyx Black Winter Kit has certainly given me something to smile about.

As well as looking great it keeps little Archie lovely and warm and the pop on front storm cover keeps him shielded from the cold weather. His little cheeks go so red and sore in the Winter and having the storm cover protecting him from the wind when we are out and about makes it so much better!

Doesn’t Archie Look Cosy?!

Inside the Winter Kit box which as an RRP of £255.00 and comes in three lovely different colours; the Onyx Black, Bronze Brown and Pearl White is the sheepskin fur insulated hood which is just gorgeous, the seat rear textile cover, the sheepskin care brush, the storm cover and a pair of sheepskin lined mittens that attach easily to the handlebar and keeps my hands lovely and warm!

Being able to switch up the look and style of my Stokke Xplory is great fun and with so many kits and colours to choose from there is a style for everyone. I’m always excited to see Stokke’s new style when the new season comes around.

I absolutely love our Stokke Winter kit and the material is so durable and easy to wipe down which means keeping my Xplory clean and looking great is super easy! Especially in the Winter when it’s in my car boot sometimes mud gets on the fabric but as it’s wipeable I use a baby wipe and it looks as good as new!

Having a gorgeous pushchair to look at everyday has certainly made this cold Winter a bit more bearable! Take a look at the Stokke website to see for yourself!


Disclaimer: We were sent the Winter Kit for the purpose of this review. However all opinions are honest and my own and I absolutely love my Xplory and the Stokke Xplory Onyx Black Winter Kit.

Graco Modes 3 Lite Trio Travel System Review

As you will have seen before for the last few months we have been a Generation Graco Ambassador. Within this time we have reviewed the Nimble Nook Travel Cot and the Milestone car seat. When we were at the Generation Graco event at London Zoo in September we were given a glimpse of the Modes 3 Lite and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!

The Modes 3 Lite is a new travel system from Graco that is suitable from birth to 15kg and has seven ways to ride. When it arrived I couldn’t believe how much was in the box, inside there is the main chassis, the Graco SnugRide first stage infant car seat, baby carry cot, toddler seat, rain cover and foot muff. Literally everything you will need from birth until three or 15kg is in the box. I love that just like the Milestone car seat the stroller will last for the whole time you will need a pushchair and grow with your child.

As I mentioned there are seven ways to ride in the Modes 3 Lite using the ClickConnect technology which is absolutely fantastic and makes it so easy and quick to use the travel system. You can attach the infant car seat which can face you or face away from you, or attach the carry cot which again can face you or away from you, attach the infant car seat whilst the toddler seat is on which is great for when your little one is to big for the carrycot but can still fit in the car seat, or the toddler seat can face you or away from you. There are so many possibilities to suit everyone!

Obviously Archie was to big to try out the SnugRide first stage infant car seat and the carry cot as he is now almost two but our closest friends are having a baby next year so I will do another review next year on those. Although I can say that the SnugRide first stage infant car seat is without a doubt the lightest infant car seat I have come across. I wish I had one after I had both of the boys as I had a caesarean with both and carrying the car seat afterwards was quite difficult to start with. It also has a Sun shade hood that can be attached to the carry handle. It is attached into your car using a seat belt and has a three point harness. The carrycot is also really light and has a carry handle conveniently placed on the hood making it easy to carry around. Archie actually climbed into the carrycot and it is massive.

Setting the travel system up was fairly easy and the instructions were clear and easy to follow.

Once I had put the Modes 3 Lite together the first thing I noticed was just how massive the basket underneath is. It is absolutely huge which is great for me as I have Oscar’s school bag, handbag and shopping which fits under easily. It’s that big I am pretty sure I could fit in it! 🙂 I also noticed how sturdy the system is it feels well made and I like that the handle is slightly higher up as I found it comfortable to push and with Greg being 6ft it was high enough for him too. The only thing that would be better was if it was adjustable but it wasn’t a problem for us.

The toddler seat is lovely and wide and Archie looks lovely and comfortable in it. It has a five point harness. The fabrics are luxurious and plush and can easily be moved and are machine washable which is great as I love to keep my pushchair nice and clean. The footplate is also nice and big on the toddler seat and can just be wiped over to clean off the muddy footprints.

The best feature without a doubt is the fast action fold. I actually couldn’t believe just how fast the travel system folded when we were given a demo at the event. It literally takes a second to fold and you can even fold it with the toddler seat still attached. Once folded the travel system is so flat and would fit in any boot, big or small.
I also liked the cup holder so Archie can put his bottle or beaker in whilst were out and about, he also stuffs his dummy and comforter in there too just like he does on the Milestone car seat. It would have been great to have one on the handle too for my drink.

The Graco Modes 3 Lite Trio Travel System is without a shadow of a doubt absolutely amazing value. The complete package has an RRP of £389.99!! Yes only £389.99 you did read that right! Considering everything that is included it is incredible. I know that with other brands you would have to purchase the infant car seat separately, the car seat adaptors, drink holder, footmuff and sometimes the carrycot separately too. Sometimes this can cost in the thousands!

I really think the Graco Modes 3 Lite Trio Travel System is as great as I expected from when I saw the demo. If you are looking for a complete travel system with all the extras that is sturdy and well made, easy and quick to use and won’t break the bank then this really is the one for you! I love it!

Disclaimer: We were sent the Graco Modes 3 Lite Trio Travel System for the purpose of this review however all opinions are honest and my own.


Our Stokke Xplory Review Vlog

A couple of weeks ago I posted my first thoughts on our gorgeous new Stokke Xplory. I have a lovely friend called Rachel who is a super talented film maker and she kindly filmed me using our Xplory so you can see first hand just how great it is and what I love about it! I hope you like it!

Review: The New Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip XT

We have been sent the Mamas and Papas New Armadillo Flip XT pushchair to review. It is the revolutionary big (little) stroller. We received it in a gorgeous teal tide colour which I absolutely love and it really makes it stand out in the crowd! Archie is fascinated by the colour of the hood when he is in the pushchair, staring and smiling at it for ages. The Armadillo Flip XT was designed for parent’s whose little ones still need a pushchair but you don’t want to lug around a heavy and huge travel system and is will be the only travel system you ever need.

When it came I was excited to put it together and see what Archie was like when I put him in it. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to put together and only took ten minutes, then I put Archie in it to adjust the straps for him and he fell to sleep in it. The Armadillo Flip XT is suitable from birth to approximately 4 years old and is a really great pushchair that would be perfect for the city or someone who needs a quick and convenient pushchair to use. It has a quick and easy fold which you only need one hand to do and fits easily in the boot of the car. It would also be the perfect pushchair to travel abroad with as its ultra compact and only weighs 8kg and has a easy carry handle and I found it really light to carry which was really handy as I am not meant to be carrying anything to heavy as I had a caesarean. It fully reclines flat and the adjustable foot rest comes out for extra comfort and to put shopping into the large storage basket. I was really impressed at the size of the shopping basket underneath which easily fits my changing bag and shopping bags in it too. It has an extra extra large (it really is massive) hood which is 50 upf for maximum protection from UV rays with a peek a boo window so you can check your baby easily on the go and the hood also unzips to have a mesh material so you can let a breeze through to your baby on a warm day.

The pushchair seat is really big and spacious with lot’s of room for your baby to move around and sit or nap comfortably, it is really well padded and looks really comfortable. I like that your child is really secure with the five point harness and it opens up wide when undone so not to wake your sleeping baby when getting them out of the pushchair which is a nightmare when you have only just pushed them off to sleep. You can use the seat in two ways, facing you or facing away which I love as I always like to have Archie facing me until he is a bit older. 

The Flip XT also features chunkier wheels in black and silver to give you extra grip and baby extra comfort when out and about. I loved the thick leather effect handle. Overall I love the look of this pushchair and the extra features like the handles and the wheels make it really stand out. 

There are extras available to buy to add to your Flip XT a carrycot if you want to use one, a deluxe parasol, cold weather plus footmuff and a Cybex Aton Q car seat all in the matching teal tide colour. I think the Armadillo Flip XT is great and so reasonably priced at £479 for a pushchair that will last for as long as your baby needs it. We have used it in the shops and it is easy to manoeuvre and fit in small aisles and at the park it is great on all different terrains.

If you are looking for a high quality pushchair with tons of extras at a fantastic price, the Armadillo Flip XT is for you. Mamas and Papas also have an amazing competition running at the moment to win a Armadillo stroller and a holiday to match. To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize you can enter online (www.mamasandpapas.com) or in any Mamas and Papas store. The competition is running from the 20th February until midnight on the 22nd March 2015. The winners will be drawn on Monday 13th April, 2015 and will be announced later that week. 

Disclaimer: We were sent the Armadillo Flip XT for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.

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