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Whilst I was pregnant I walked around baby shop after baby shop looking for the perfect pram/travel system. I have an estate car but also have two dogs so I needed something which was quite compact but also fitted in with our active lifestyle. Most of the compact prams/pushchairs were very compact but the wheels were all plastic and small. They wouldn't stand up to the rough terrain of The Lakes and beaches.
I wanted a pram that would take my baby through to toddler so I was prepared to spend the money. I finally decided on the Quinny Buzz 3. It was one of the most stylish and it seemed comfortable enough for a newborn baby, allowing baby to lie almost flat.
The pram comes with a Maxi Cosi car seat which takes baby up to about 9 months. The seat can be attached onto the frame with some simple adapters that come with the Quinny. It can be quite difficult to attach at first on your own but becomes easier with a little practise.
The frame is a little stiff to collapse at first but it extremely easy compared to other frames. The wheels can be removed which makes it easier to store.
Since using my Quinny I have watched other mothers pushing other prams around Boots etc whilst trying to hold a shopping basket. They struggle with their four wheels and trying to push it with one hand. The Quinny is so easy to handle. It can turn on a coin and can easily be pushed using one hand, leaving the other hand to hold the basket.
The rain cover is so easy to fit as they are no clip and press studs. The cover simply fits over the pram and is secured with the elastic. There is also a zip around the hood so that once indoors fresh air can be let into baby.
The handle can easily be lifted to the correct height with one hand so that Dad can take over.
The seat can face both ways so that baby can develop into toddler and look out onto the world.
All in all, fantastic pram and I won't be changing mine for the world.
I originally bought numerous packs of Huggies Newborn and Pampers Newborn prior to the birth of my daughter. Neither had been recommended to me so I thought I'd try both. I found Huggies to be great.
My baby produces lots of wet nappies throughout the day and when I removed them her bottom was dry. I later tried Pampers but found that they left her bottom wet once removed. She has not develped nappy rash from either but her bottom is slightly more red from the Pampers. The quality of the Huggies is also a lot better and I know that it doesn't really matter but the Huggies are also nicer to look at due to the cute Disney pictures on the front. The pictures make it easy to change nappies in the night as when the lights are low it can still be put on the correct way. This also makes it easier for Grandparents to do some of the changing.
Once my Pampers have run out I will return to buying Huggies.
My daughter is six weeks old and from birth she has a vibrating sling type chair. She quickly discovered that she liked to be moved around a lot to keep her entertained. I decided to replace the vibrating chair for a swinging one. I shopped around and this chair seemed to be the most compact and appealing to the eye. My daughter likes being in the chair but doesn't tend to sleep very well in it. A little extra padding in the seat would be nice. The swing has numerous settings on. The swing level can be altered to suit baby's mood, there are a few song choices and there is also an automatic timer which switches the swing off after 5, 10 and 15 minutes. The automatic timer is not always a good thing. If you're busy doing something else and have put baby in the swing whilst you get on with things you find that the timer switches the swing off before you realise and there is no way of overiding this. I also don't tend to put the music on due to the poor sound quality. There is a LED light display in a canopy above the chair which keeps baby entertained for a while, especially when the room lights are lowered. Overall I would be likely to buy this product again because it does what it says on the tin and it serves its purpose.
Following the birth of my daughter I was given Cow and Gate First milk whilst still in hospital. The milk seemed very watery and my daughter didn't take to it. I reviewed baby formula and decided to give my daughter Aptamil First. It's a lot thicker that other formulas and most reviews state that it's the closest to breast milk. My daughter immediately began draining her bottles and didn't lose any of her birth weight. She has continued to put on weight and is now a healthy 12lb at six weeks. She did suffer with colic in the first few weeks and I did swap her onto Aptamil Comfort. This is a little thicker and it helped with the colic. Aptamil state that if the colic eases then baby can be reintroduced to Aptamil First. I will continue using this product when I put her onto the Follow On Milk.