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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.
At a Glance Co-ordinating with the Mothercare Jive Daisy Stroller, this Mothercare Jive Stroller Daisy Accessory Pack will make sure baby looks great in their stroller and help you to have everything to hand to protect baby from the elements. Features and benefits for Mothercare Jive Stroller Accessory Pack - Daisy These co-ordinating accessories are designed to match the Mothercare Daisy Jive Stroller (sold separately) The accessory pack includes a weathershield to keep baby warm, dry and snuggly while out in wind and rain A matching duffle bag provides and elegant way of storing and carrying the hood and weathershield when not in use The co-ordinating hood matches the Mothercare Jive Stroller (sold separately) and provides shade for baby on a sunny day Mothercare Loves...?? The cute design of this accessory pack.Want To Know More?The Mothercare Jive Stroller Accessory Pack is designed to match and fit the Mothercare Jive Daisy stroller. It includes a hood to keep baby shaded when out in the sunshine and a weathershield to protect them from the elements.The matching duffle bag can hang on the back of the buggy or be carried. It is the ideal way of storing or transporting the hood and weathershield when not in use and can be used to carry other baby essentials such as nappies, drink or toys.Don't Forget...?? For a very sunny day, make sure your little one is wearing sun cream (available separately). What's in the box: 1 x Hood 1 x Weathershield 1 x Duffle bag to hold accessories