Product Type: Mothercare prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Jive, Stroll And Accessories!
Mothercare Jive Stroller Accessory Pack
Member Name: Candyperfumegirl
Mothercare Jive Stroller Accessory Pack
Advantages: Nice bundle at a good price
Disadvantages: No longer comes with the seat cover
Yesterday I wrote a review on the Jive stroller which can be bought from Mothercare, so I thought I would follow up with the matching accessory pack. I bought this pack at the same time as I bought the stroller on recommendation from a sales assistant in store.
The accessory pack is currently priced at £19.99 and comes in a variety of designs to coordinate with the Jive stroller. I bought the "Daisy" design to match mine, but it is also available in a blue robot theme. The pack is available in most Mothercare stores or on their website, although £2.95 delivey charge applies for the latter.
The accessory pack is presented in a reusable drawstring duffle bag. When I first bought it I wasn't too sure that the bag would get much use, but I actually ended up using it quite regularly. The shopping basket under the Jive stroller is very small, so I would use the bag for odds and ends, it is also the perfect place to store the accessories when they are not in use. The Mothercare website describes the bag as being "elegant" which in my opinion is a little over the top, whilst it is a nice handy bag it is nothing special and looks just like any other draw string style bag. It is waterproof and whilst using it I never experienced the contents getting wet, even during the wettest days.
Also included in the pack is a hood which can be attached to the handles of the stroller, the hood simply clips into place and it is very easy to add and remove. It can be opened or closed as needed. I found the hood to be invaluable whilst using the Jive stroller, on hotter days it kept the sun from my daughters head and it also helped keep my daughter dry when it rained. The hood is also waterproof.
A rain cover, or "weather sheild" as Mothercare call it, is also included. This is similar to most rain covers and it is made from clear plastic. The trim coordinates with the strollers design, the "Daisy" design has a simple bright pink trim which looks really tidy and stylish. The rain cover attaches to the hood with poppers and ties to the bottom of the stroller with velcro strips and it extremely easy to add/remove it when needed. The cover worked well at keeping my daughter dry but I do feel a couple of velcro straps could have been added to the sides just to keep it in place a little better. I also felt that the cover could have been a little longer as when my daughter was a little bigger her feet began poking out from the bottom. Rain covers have the tendancy to split especially at the bottom but this cover stayed strong throughout its use and was of an excellent quality.
I bought the pack a few years ago now and at the time it also contained a padded reversable seat cover which again coordinated with the stroller. Having a look on the Mothercare website I discovered the seat cover no longer comes with the pack, althought the price has remained the same. I find this disappointing and I see no reason why it has been removed. The seat cover made my daughter snug and comfortable and I wonder if the strollers seat would be a little hard without it.
For those considering buying the Jive Stroller from Mothercare I would say that the accessory pack is essential.
Overall I was happy with the accessory pack, I felt it coordinated very well with my stroller and made it look a little more expensive. For £19.99 I felt it was fair value and of a good quality, although I was disappointed to discover that the seat cover had been removed.
I would recommend this pack to anyone who has the Jive stroller.
Summary: Recommended to go with your Jive Stroller
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