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Before Jayden was born we had a look around for a suitable pushchair/ travel system, we ended up purchasing an O Baby Travel system for him, when it came to the pushchair part we were very pleased with it apart from one thing, when Jayden was laying down flat in the pushchair if he was tired or asleep we noticed that the buckles which attached the straps to the pushchair would dig into the back of his head, I decided to buy some sort of liner to protect his head from rubbing on the straps. I came across the O Baby Footmuff which was ideal as we had the O Baby pushchair, it doubled up as a liner for the pushchair as well as a cosy footmuff to keep Jayden warm when out during the colder weather.
The O Baby Footmuff didn't come in any fancy packaging, it was simply wrapped in a large clear polythene bag which was then in turn wrapped in a thick black plastic bag which it was posted in, there was no information written on these from what I can remember and they were disposed of straight away.
The footmuff is basically like a warm cosy bag that your baby sits in when in their pushchair, it is made up of two parts, the first is a liner which basically sits in the seat of your pushchair where your baby sits or lays, it has various slits in it towards the top which can be velcroed together, these are for the straps to be threaded through, the velcro simply folds back around the straps to hold them in place and cover the buckles on the straps, there is also a slit towards the bottom of the footmuff liner which allows you to thread the strap through which goes between your baby's legs, this does not velcro in place and is simply a slit in the middle of the liner that the strap is pushed through.
The footmuff has rounded edges so that it fits nicely into your pushchair and the length of the footmuff literally goes from the top of your push chair to the bottom so that the base of the chair is fully covered.
The second part of the O Baby Footmuff is the top section which changes the liner into the actual footmuff, this basically zips onto the liner with a black zip which goes around the whole length of the liner and the top section of the footmuff. The top section is shorter than the liner and when your baby is in the pushchair this top section comes up to about your baby's armpits depending on their size. At the top of this upper section is a stretchy elasticised strip which makes the footmuff fit snugly around your baby, the section above this elasticised part can be pulled up over your baby to shield them from the cold or the wind or folded down so that the footmuff does not come too high up on your baby.
The O Baby Footmuff is just plain black, there is a small label on one edge with O Baby written on it and the words O Baby are written on the black tag of the zip in white. Whilst we purchased the footmuff in black it also comes in other colours including
The footmuff is made from two different fabrics, the outer layer is made from a tough waterproof material which if caught out in the rain would not cause your baby to get wet, there is nothing to say this is actually a waterproof material however speaking from experience if you do happen to get caught out in the rain the fabric does not soak up the water and seep through to your baby. There inner part of the footmuff is made from a black fleece fabric, both parts of the footmuff are also lightly padded so this combined with the fleece material will keep your baby snug and warm inside the footmuff.
There are no actual washing instructions with the O Baby Footmuff so I'm not too sure if you can put it in the washing machine, however I did have a look on the website where I purchased it from and it stated that the material is wipe clean, this is all I have done to clean the base of the footmuff just in case it is not suitable for the washing machine, I simply use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe it down with and allow it to dry thoroughly before putting it back inside Jayden's pushchair.
The O Baby footmuff is available from variety of websites, I purchased mine online from Kiddiecare, the footmuff cost £19.96, personally I feel this is a good price for this item and well worth the money. The footmuff is extremely well made and of a high quality, it is tough and hardwearing to withstand constant use and the hard life this sort of item can get with a baby.
I have had a lot of use out of the O Baby Footmuff, the liner part has been used every time Jayden has been in his pushchair, it has solved the problem we purchased it for and has padded the bottom of his pushchair out meaning that the buckles do not now press into his head. The top part of the footmuff is an added bonus and we have also used this part of it on chilly days, when Jayden has been out, inside the footmuff he is lovely and warm when you take him out, the top part is ideal if it is a bit windy as you can fold it up to protect him or have it folded down if you do not want your baby to be fully covered, the elastic section keeps the footmuff tightly fitted around your baby's body preventing the wind and cold air from getting inside the footmuff. The outer fabric is ideal for keeping your baby dry should you get caught out without a plastic rain cover to put over the pushchair, it is also easy to keep clean despite not being able to put it into the washing machine (or at least I don't think your can)
Personally I would say this is fairly priced as it is such a good quality item and well made and hardwearing, this is definitely a product I would recommend to anyone, I have been extremely pleased with ours and so glad that we purchased it.