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Twice a week I look after my Godson which is a joy but does involve having to collect older children from School which is on average a half an hour hanging around in the cold and windy weather and while he has a coat on he was still getting chilly and as he is a fidget was losing his blankets, I spotted the buggy snuggle on another mums pushchair and she raved about it.
What is it?
A Buggy snuggle is essentially a foot muff but unlike other foot muffs it is made from soft fleecy material and is more like a blanket , I think this is very soft , but also very warm as well and best of all doesn't matter how fidgety it stays in place . The buggysnuffle is designed to fit most pushchairs see website for full information wwwbuggysnuggle.com.
Cost and stockist
The buggysnuggle is available direct www.buggysnuggle.com as well as from Amazon www.amazon.co.uk and John Lewis www.johnlewis.com I have also seen it available in independent baby stores you can find full details of stockist on the website .
Cost varies depending on style but starts from £40.00 for stripes but patterned ones can go up to £59.95 but they really are awesome a particular favourite was the Russian dolls however we opted for a more unisex design of stripes.
I though these were rather expensive at first but having had a cosy toes for mine which always slipped down and wasn't really that great at keeping my daughter completely warm with the second child I just used lots of blankets which was not too bad as long as she didn't wiggle!
Having a third (borrowed) child and going into the cold and this one is a constant wiggler well as both myself and his mother are outdoor types keeping him warm was a problem now he is snug as a bug in a rug previously he would mither when doing the school run and miss his nap since having the buggysnuggle he sleeps and remains nice and cosy. It also washes well and is easy to remove and doesn't move when he is in it unlike the old cosy toes. You can really tell that it was designed by mums to fufill a need for their own children .
I cannot recommend this highly enough it is superb and while at first I thought was highly priced as it lasts until child is a toddler it is very little to pay I also like the fact that you can unzip the bottom to allow a space for dirty boots! For all of us this product is brilliant.
When my little girl was just a baby and I had a quinny zapp buggy, I have a universal footmuff that I presumed I could simply use withe the maclaren buggy that I now use for my toddler- this was not the case. I put it on and it started to drive me mad as I was constantly pulling it up, as once I put my little girl into the buggy, the muff slipped down, meaning it was difficult to get the straps to stretch around her. So, after talking to a friend about it she showed me her Buggysnuggle which looked so cute and cuddly and most importantly would fit any buggy without sliding down.
When I went to look for a buggysnuggle online, I got quite a shock at the price with many ranging from well over £30 to £60. I tried ebay but even the second hand ones were being bid up to ridiculous levels. So, I decided just to splash the cash, and I ended up paying £38 for my Buggysnuggle, and I actually got mine on play.com. Despite me having a little girl I didn't want to get something very girly, and wanted one that would do either boy or girl so if we had another child in the future it would be used as well, without looking too girly. THere is quite a wide range of colours and patterns when it comes to Buggysnuggle footmuffs and plainer ones may be marginally cheaper. I didn't want plain black, which was probably the best value, so I opted for a bright bubbles one that matches my maclaren perfectly.
This cosytoes Buggysnuggle is meant to be really warm and comfortable and is made of four layers of 'top quality polar fleece' to ensure your baby is warm during those cold winter months. I also like the fact that this isn't just restricted to use in the cold winter months, as the days warm up in Spring, you can take off the front of the muff and use the base as a liner to the buggy, thus ensuring baby is still comfortable but it is much cooler when the weather is better, so it can be used all year round.
I also like the fact that this Buggysnuggle can be used up to age 3 as it is a very good length with plenty of room. I was a little worried that it was going to trail on the ground when I first put it on the buggy, but it doesn't really do so when my daughter is actually in it and moving her feet around.
When I first got this Buggysnuggle it was very easy to attach to my maclaren. The material goes over the head of the seat meaning it won't slide down and you can also attach it to the metal sides of the buggy with the ties that comes with this muff meaning it will be held in place even more securely. On the front of the muff there is a little pocket, which my little girl likes to put her soft doll or teddy in whilst out and about, and I recently have been using it for her hat and glove to keep them safe when she isn't using them.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase. My daughter loves the cosiness of this muff and I know it keeps her cosy and warm, in fact on some slightly milder days if she has fallen asleep in the buggy she is toasty when she wakes up. IT fits my maclaren buggy like a glove and even thought it is quite pricey, for the length of time I expect her to get out of it, as well as it being useful all year round, I am very glad I purchased this, and I doubt you would find another footmuff as cute and cuddly as this.
I have a Silver Cross Pop buggy with a matching footmuff but wanted something lighter for the spring and autumn. I was also worried that the footmuff I have although nicely padded and water resistant it is quite short and I was concerned that it would not be big enough for the coming winter when my daughter would be eighteen months old.
I looked around online and in high street stores for a fleece footmuff as I could recall seeing something similar in Mothercare but as it was March all the footmuffs and cosytoes had been removed from stock and replaced by summer buggies and accessories. My daughter feels the cold and although I felt the weather was too warm for her Silver Cross Footmuff I still felt she needed something to keep the chill off and also for comfort when napping. I had also noticed with my previous buggy that without a liner of some sort your baby does tend to sweat quite a lot in the warmer weather which must be very uncomfortable.
I eventually found the Buggy Snuggle polar fleece cosytoes online at www.amazon.co.uk. The Buggy Snuggle is made of a light fleece fabric and comes in two pieces that zip together. There are holes in the back piece for your buggy harness to fit through and the top has ties on either side to secure to the uprights on the pushchair. Along the top there is also a folded over pieve like you would have on the opening of a pillow case that can be pulled over the end of your buggy to keep the Buggy Snuggle from slipping down. The front piece secures to the back with two zips that can be opened from the top or bottom. The bottom can be opened to allow dirty boots or shoes to stick out without making the Buggy Snuggle dirty but it is quite long so I think it would be easier just to remove the dirty footwear. On the front of the Buggy Snuggle is a small pocket which is designed for toys but I have never used it. The Buggy snuggle comes in lots of different patterns and colours and also different thickness' including some with an appliqué.
When I was looking in March 11 I found that the Buggy Snuggle was retailing online at around £30 to £60 new on www.Amazon.co.uk and www.kiddicare.co.uk which seemed a bit steep to me as there were out of season. I had a look at second hand ones on ebay but even these were selling at around £20 which still seemed a lot for a second hand item. I eventually found one in a pink and lilac stripe fleece for £35 and used £25 dooyoo vouchers on Amazon to buy the Buggy Snuggle.
The Buggy Snuggle is very easy to attach to your buggy and I would say it would fit pretty much any style of buggy or pushchair. It is very easy to keep clean as you can wipe it with a cloth or throw the whole thing in the washing machine. It isn't very think so I don't think it would be any good for winter unless you used another blanket as well. It stays in place pretty well and only needs hitching up after the buggy has been folded down. I find this the biggest bonus as I have spent years picking up blankets that have been thrown kicked or slid off the buggy. The fleece has started to look quite tired quite quickly really which I think is pretty standard for anything fleece. The fabric has sort of clumped but is still soft and I haven't noticed any piling or other signs of wear. During the really hot weather I unzipped the front and didn't use that part but just used the back as a buggy liner to improve the comfort of the buggy.
I would recommend the Buggy Snuggle but I do feel that they are vastly overpriced when you consider that you can buy a big padded footmuff for around £20.
I love this buggysnuggle!I had one for my son when he was a baby and I still use it on the pram now when I am working with the other children. I also bought one for my 5 month old niece recently ready for when the colder weather sets in. The price I paid was £31 and I haven't seen it cheaper anywhere else.
The buggysnuggle is made of 100% polyester fleece and is designed like a little sleeping bag. It is lovely and soft to the touch and is easy to attach. It secures onto any size pram with ties that get tied at the top and the back and once it is attached it doesn't move or slide.
There is space in the material to attach a 5 point harness so your baby is still attached in that way.
The length of the buggysnuggle is 100cm and it is 48cm wide so it will be suitable for pretty much any child. It has 2 uses:
You can use the buggysnuggle as a cover for your child when the weather is very cold. There are zips on either side so there is easy access and the top of it can be folded down so the baby has a better view or folded up once they are asleep so they are kept snug.
Or, the zips can take off the cover completely and you are left with a lining for your pram which is lovely and soft.
The good thing about this buggysnuggle is that unlike with using blankets the cover never falls off, or gets dragged along the floor. It stays in place constantly. It also has a small pocket on the front for your baby to keep their favourite toy in.
The snuggle comes in 40 different designs and fabrics so there is plenty of choice and they are easy to keep clean, they are machine washable at 40.
The buggysnuggle is so handy to have, especially in the winter months, the babies are all kept lovely and toasty and you don't have to worry about them kicking the blanket off. I would definately recommend it.
We have a foot muff already on our main pushchair but it wouldnt fit the lightweight stroller we also have and use for shopping so i looked around for one i could use and saw these buggy snuggles, I thought they looked great and i wasnt dissappointed! I bought the plain black fleece one as my buggy is black & blue and i want it to match. Its great my lil girl always feels nice and warm and an added bonus is that she cant pull off her socks as she is always doing that and losing them around various shops!
The buggy snuggle also has a little pocket on the front for storing anything in which she doesnt use yet as is only 10mths but since it goes up to age 3 im sure she will find some use for in future.
You can also zip the top part off so in warmer weather its a nice fleecy buggy lining which i will do, and it is easily washable at 40 degrees.
you can really go wrong and im very pleased with my purchase.
Shopp around though as ive seen it for vasrious prices ranging from £29.99 - £50
When I was pregnant with my son, I had to buy all the necessary baby equipment as unfortunately I had given all my baby things away after storing them for years as I never thought I would be having more children. We all know it is an expensive time having a baby so I had to budget myself, I didn't need a pushchair immediately as I always carried my son this way he would keep warm from my body heat and I could wrap my coat around him if the weather turned bad. Since he outgrew his baby carrier the warmer months were here, we only had a basic pushchair nothing expensive as my budget was tight when I had to buy all the baby equipment, although my son is now 15 months old his pushchair is still in good condition so I haven't replaced it (even though I would like a nicer looking pushchair) I don't like to waste things. The pushchair that I have faces forwards and only came with a flimsy footmuff which only covers him to his lower chest and also doesn't seal around the sides.
As winter was fast approaching again (we never have much nice weather here in the UK) I was worried about my son being cold in his pushchair as I walk everywhere and don't drive. I myself am always cold and wrap my son up and put blankets under the pushchairs original footmuff, the problem I found with this was when out and about shopping I would have to unwrap my son and take off any additional blankets a lot while going in and out of shops, I would then have to find somewhere to put all of the blankets and with the pushchair being quite small if I put them inside the hood or on top of the pushchair hood they would usually fall on the floor and get mucky, so to avoid this I would have to try and fit them into his nappy bag or in my shopping bag. After walking home I would take my son out of his pushchair to find he was never that warm and sometimes his feet and legs would be slightly cold even though he was well wrapped up and was always happy while out. I still worried though and as the weather got much colder I thought I would find something else to use on my pushchair to keep him warm.
I was planning on just buying a better foot muff as some are padded, which I thought would be better than what he had already. I looked online on all the sites that stock baby gear to see what was available and to compare prices, I had a look to see if there was anything else that I could use on the pushchair. I then looked on Amazon as they tend to sell everything after searching through the baby section and having a look at the foot muffs I used the search box and that's when I came across the Buggysnuggle. I had never seen these before, or even heard of them. There was quite a few to choose from in different colours and patterns and the price ranging from £30 - £50. I thought this was pretty expensive. I added a couple to my wish list that I liked that were around the £30 mark, while I decided whether to buy or not as I thought they were over priced for what is essentially a fleece blanket with a zip around it.
After looking at all of the other options the next day I decided to order a Buggysnuggle as we had family coming over and we was planning on going shopping so I wanted something to keep him warm as I knew we would be out for a fair amount of time.
I couldn't wait to open it when it arrived to see what it was like, on first impressions I was really pleased with it. It was a lovely thick fleece that felt really soft to the touch. I wasted no time in putting on to my pushchair, it is really easy to attach it has strap holes in the back which will fit most pushchairs that have a 5 point harness. More detail It looked nice on the pushchair and fitted well, putting my baby boy in was easy the sides of the Buggysnuggle zip down and you put your child into the pushchair and the zip the sides back up so they are covered. I love the fact that I can pull the front right up to my son's neck! So he is completely covered and his hands are kept warm too. He was happy to have his hands inside and looked comfortable. We walked into town and after the 20 minute walk into town on a cold and frosty day I took my gloves off to check my son to see if he was still warm and he was lovely and warm all over including his hands. So it is great for keeping little ones warm as gloves and mittens are hard to get on and they usually get taken off or fall off and get lost. There is also a generous sized pocket on the front which could be handy for putting in a toy or a snack.
The Buggysnuggle measures 100cm long and 48cm wide so it is a good size and it states that it will be suitable for children up to the age of three. It fits my 15 month old comfortably and has plenty of growing space for him so it will last him a while. The particular one that I have is 100% polyester fleece, it is of a very good quality. As I already said it will cover your child up to the neck and keep them snug and warm. The front can be zipped off completely which makes it very easy to take off when needed, and once it is taken off it is not too big or bulky so it will fold up and go in to a bag or in to a pushchair basket. Leaving behind the liner on the pushchair, this is great for two reasons that I can think of firstly it keeps your pushchair clean when your child is having snacks and also when potty training it should help to absorb any little accidents that may occur. Not to mention that it will give a bit more comfort to the pushchair.
Another great thing about these is that they are zipped on so they you don't need to keep putting the blanket back on or worry about it falling off. I think they are better than the padded foot muffs that you can buy as they are not big bulky and heavy and wash and dry a lot faster which is always great for children's items. The Buggysnuggle can be machine washed at 40°C, it has washed well and it dries quickly so it is always ready for the next outing.
This is a great product that I wish I had known of sooner, I initially thought it was expensive but now I think it is excellent value for money. It is great quality and a good size it can be used all year round as a liner for the pushchair and it will keep your little one warm and cosy through the winter. This will get plenty of use out of it and should fit a child up to the age of three and even if your child outgrows it before this time you still have the use of the buggy liner. So you are definitely getting value for money.
I am so pleased that I decided to purchase this as it has already had a fair amount of use and now I know my baby will always be kept warm on those cold days.
I highly recommend these to anyone with a baby or toddler.
4 layers of cosy polar fleece designed to keep baby as snug as a bug. As with all of our Buggysnuggles, the top can be zipped off and the bottom used as a liner in warmer weather. 100 polyester Machine washable 40 degrees