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I'm a big fan of quinny pushchairs and whilst there are a few niggles with the current zapp xtra, I love the accessories you can purchase to use with them. This footmuff has been a dream to use and we often get comments about how snug our little one looks.
We bought our zapp second hand and purchased a new zapp xtra seat so we have the smaller version for holiday and the recliner version for every day use. The second hand zapp came with the footmuff in a little carry bag and still looked like new despite the owner saying they'd used it for their two little girls for the previous 3 years - what an advantage! This shows the quality of the footmuff right from the beginning and it still looks amazing now.
I'd seen a few people say how fiddly the footmuff was to attach to the buggy but we had no such problems. Remove the shoulder strap pads, thread it through, popper on and away you go. I've had a variety of pushchairs over the years and I have to say this is the best footmuff in terms of staying in position. Various others have slipped down, straps have come out and my daughters have simply caused havoc with but I haven't experienced any of this with the quinny.
The footmuff itself looks more like a sleeping bag though if I'm perfectly honest with the usual cosytoes bit at the bottom and a nice big hood over the top that protects them from the wind and really does keep them very warm. I live in the North of Scotland so this is a big advantage for us as the winds are bitter and the weather can be atrocious and other cosytoes just don't seem to protect their heads or upper body at all. It zips down at both sides and the top of the cosytoes can be easily folded down for smaller babies. It also has toggles around the hooded part so you can pull it closer round their heads or loosen it off if needed.
One of the problems I've had with the zapp xtra is with the raincover blowing off very easily in the wind so I've now stopped using it for the most part in windy conditions as the cosytoes seems to be completely waterproof and dries very quickly afterwards. You can't say this for many others!
It is very pricey and I've seen it retail for anywhere between £40 and £60 but it's definitely worth every penny. Ours came with the pushchair at a bargain price so it's always worth looking around for second hand ones.
Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone and everyone. It's quite a universal fit on it and I know it's compatible with the zapp, zapp xtra and the quinny buzz so I'm sure it would fit other pushchairs too. It takes the worry away from me wondering if my lo is too cold when it's -6C outside and I can't complain about that.
The joy of parenthood not only what name shall we call our new child but what pushchair shall we push our little Angel around in and trust me the choice is seriously mind boggling from strollers to off road pushchairs there is as many features as when buying a car seriously there is a pushchair for every parent out there!
I had seen a friends Quinny Zapp and really liked that this pushchair can lie flat swivel to face you our as your child gets older away from you, I also liked that the Zapp folded up into a very compact size perfect for travelling and was easy to manage for one, I had defiantly decided to buy this pushchair until I saw the price!
Luckily my friend had finished with hers and so she gave it to me so I had the stroller I wanted but I found that with blankets wrapped around her my daughter still got cold and so I decided that I needed to get a cosy toes for her of course you have to get the Zapp version which costs a eye watering £55.00 from mother care however this is a cocoon for the Zapp.
What is it?
A cocoon which is padded and fleece lined, it also has a drawstring hood which allows you to alter the size and keep baby snug it also has zip opening so it is easy to get a sleeping baby out of without waking! Most importantly it is machine washable
Cost and stockist
The foot muff is available from all major baby retailers or Amazon and costs around £55.00 it is also available in different colours however I opted for the black one as this was the colour of my pushchair.
Obvious really to keep you precious child warm and snug and unlike blankets they cannot get unravelled and of course really cold My daughter was born in November and it really was a cold winter but I still needed to go and take the older one to Playgroup so we couldn't stay in the warm but had to go out once I had purchased this she was snug as a bug in a rug and far happier when we went out which allowed us to get out of the house far more!
I also found that this washed well and even when I accidentally washed on 60 in error didn't shrink and even in winter this dried quickly which of course is very important.
I also mentioned that the Quinny is expensive however having used one I would not hesitate to recommend it the quality of the product is excellent I have just passed mine on to my sister-in-law after 4 years of use and obviously my friend had the pushchair before me so they are built to last the muff is faded after being washed but still very useable and over the four years I would estimate I used it until my daughter was about 1 so for about 8 months going out every day at least twice a day costing about a 11p a day not bad!
I really am impressed by this product it kept my child warm and comfortable and was easy to use much better that the previous product I had for my eldest a really good carry cot for on the move.
The Quinny Footmuff is ideal for keeping baby snug while in a Buzz/Zapp/ZappXtra stroller in all weather. The footmuff was designed to be used in conjunction with a Quinny Buzz Stroller, but the universal design means it can be used with the majority of pushchairs. The cosy cocoon-like footmuff is padded with a snug fleece interior, and thanks to the pull-tie in the hood it snuggles around baby's head to prevent draughts. The front unzips making it easy to get baby in and out, as well as creating a liner for the warmer weather. The Quinny Footmuff comes in its own bag making it easy to store.