We are lucky enough to brand rep for baby store Global Baby and we got to choose a new stroller for Marlo out of their amazing range of stylish strollers/prams. It was so hard to choose!
The lovely Anita (owner of Global Baby) gave me her recommendation so I went with what she suggested as I wasn’t able to go and have a look for myself… She suggested the Mutsy Igo stroller which comes with a carry cot, perfect for a wee newborn! I then was left to choose the colour. I’m sure I’m not the only one that is super indecisive with things like this? Between the husband and I, we eventually decided on the colour ‘fog’ with a black frame. It has tan leather features too!
It arrived a few days later and holy moly, I’ve never been so excited over a stroller in my life. I threw the baby in the bouncer (okay, slight exaggeration but I’m trying to paint a picture of my excitement so just roll with it), bribed Brooklyn into sitting down to watch surprise egg un-boxing review thingy-ma-jigs on the iPad (lies… he doesn’t need bribes to do that) and started ripping into the boxes. B-E-A-UTIFUL! Seriously, it is. I’ve never seen/owned/pushed such a sexy stroller.
Anyway, we’ve been test driving this baby for about a month and a half now so I think it’s fair to say I can give it bit of a review. I love it, that’s pretty obvious. But I’ll go into a bit more detail…
THE FRAME: The frame is easy to put up and down, down in three swift actions and up the same way . It’s not the lightest of things, but I’m also not very strong so it could possibly be light and I just don’t know it 😉 It takes up a heck of a lot less room in our boot than our other huge beast of a buggy, that’s for sure!
CARRY COT: You do have to take the carry cot off to collapse it down, but I’m pretty sure that’s the case with most strollers so no biggy – it’s not hard to get on and off. I don’t really have much to say about the carry cot, it’s functional and looks pretty. One thing I do specifically like about it is the magnetic closures around the edges where the fabric sits over the baby, no annoying snaps or zips! Good one, Mutsy!
FOOT BOARD: This is an additional accessory but for a toddler/newborn combo, in my opinion – it’s a must have. Brooklyn is a normal 3 year old boy who likes to zoom around on his bike, or be Mr Independent and walk… but sometimes I don’t have time to walk 2kms per/hour while he picks up stones and puts them in his pocket, or talks to every dog we walk past. So that’s when I suggest he hops on the foot board and away we go! I like the width of it, it’s nice and stable and I can comfortably walk behind it – I just have to walk slightly off to the side, but this doesn’t take long to get used to (video on Instagram of this).
REVERSIBLE SEAT: Marlo is only 2.5 months old but we’re going to Whangarei in a couple of weeks and we won’t be able to take the carry cot on the flight with us, so I’ve been testing the seat out the past week. I absolutely LOVE that it rear faces! There’s nothing worse than your baby growing out of the likes of a carry cot and then having to face them outwards and not be able to see their cute, squishy face at all times. Am I right? So having her facing me is just the best thing since sliced bread. The recline on the seat is amazing, it pretty much goes right flat when facing forwards or backwards which means they can snooze until their heart is content. It comes with a squishy foam liner which must be comfy because Marlo goes to sleep within minutes of being in it, yay! The hood has a zip which you can un-do to make it extend even more that normal, I basically leave it extended this amount 24/7. My one and only miff with the reversible seat, is that you can’t collapse the frame with the seat facing backwards. Darn it! But really it’s not the end of the world, it’s just as easy to get on and off (or switch to forward facing) as the carry cot.
All in all, I think it’s a fab stroller. It’s definitely on the higher end of prices for a stroller, but when you see all the bits and bobs it has and can do – you can see why. Highly recommend popping into Global Baby if you can and having a look for yourself!
I’m going to test out the Mimbie bottle next week and will pop up a review on that and how Marlo’s first try of the bottle goes! Wish me luck! If there’s anything else you’d like to hear my somewhat rambling thoughts on, let me know on Instagram or flick me an email.