“ Brand: Cuddles / Type: Footmuff „
I used the Cuddles Universal Pushchair Footmuff for my son. It comes in a variety of colours, namely blue/black, black/lime, black/light pink and black/red. My son had the blue/black version, which was black on the outside and a nice blue on the inside, which seemed fitting colours for a little boy. The Cuddles Universal Pushchair Footmuff currently costs £18.50 on Amazon, although I recently sold mine secondhand on Ebay for £7.00 and so it is worth checking around for a bargain.
The idea of this is that it sits within the buggy so that it provides like a sleeping bag feature for infants when they are in a buggy, but it can also be used just as a snuggly cuddly buggy liner. It is attached to the buggy through the shoulder securing straps, and it's really very easy to secure it into the seat. My son was able to use this until he was about 2 and a half years old because its length, width and depth is perfectly adequate and generous for a child throughout their baby and toddler years. My son fit into it easily and, more to the point, it seemed that his comfort was enhanced by this product.
The muff is nicely padded and so it provides comfort and warmth and certainly makes the base of the buggy softer. The inside part is quite fleecy and so this adds to the warmth and comfort, although when it is warm out, the cover can be removed and then there is just the padded buggy seat cover left in the pushchair. The cover rolls up small and to it's easy to just tuck it down the side of the buggy so that you can add it back on if it gets chilly again while you're out. To remove and apply the cover is really easy and it's just a matter of unzipping / zipping it and so it's very quick and non-problematic.
The whole product is machine washable - and I washed it every few months so that it stayed clean. It did wash well on a low heat, but I did tend to dry it naturally rather than putting it in the tumble dryer because I wasn't sure how it would have coped with that heat.
Overall, I think this is a decent product that appears to be at the cheaper end of the market. I would recommend it.
I have a quinny zapp xtra buggy for my little baby daughter, who has recently started to use the main body of the buggy rather than staying the carry cot that attached to the frame of the buggy. For this reason, and the fact that the weather is starting to get quite cool, I was very happy that I was given this Cuddles footmuff to line the body of the buggy and keep my little girl warm and cosy when out and about.
The Quinny Zapp have their own range of footmuffs but there is a bit of a difference in the price. A quinny branded footmuff costs over £50, whereas this Cuddles footmuff, which is a universal footmuff, which should therefore fit most pushchairs costs around £20 on the likes of amazon, but I was given it with my buggy.
This Cuddles Universal Pushchair Footmuff, as I said can be used with most buggies, although they must have a 5 point harness. This footmuff comes in a range of colours including the one shown in the picture above, which is the same as mine ie black and lime. You can also get it in the likes of blue and pink, if you wish, however I am pleased with the colour of mine, since if I were to have another baby in the future, I am not tied with a gender related colour.
One of the big advantages of this footmuff is that it has a 2 in 1 feature in that you can remove the front cover so in effect it becomes a buggy liner. This is therefore useful when the weather gets a bit better and you still want a bit of padding on the buggy but not the heat of the front cover muff.
The liner itself is made from soft fleecy material and therefore offers quilting and padding making it a snug seat for the baby.
The negatives however in my opinion are that, firstly it is difficult to get on to the buggy, however maybe this is the case with all footmuffs. I have had no experience of any other so I don't know if this is specifically related to this footmuff or is a general difficulty. The other snag is that it can cause difficulty getting the straps of the buggy lengthened or shortened easily.
All in all, this is a good, warm and snug footmuff for a very reasonable price, and despite there being a few negative points, I still think it is worth the money, and is certainly a lot cheaper than purchasing the branded quinny version.