Category: Op stap

Fresh buggy for the summer

recaro easylife buggyAre you going for a day out or are you leaving on holiday with your child, then a buggy is always good friend to take with you. Of course we prefer one that is looking good, such as the Recaro Easylife in fresh colors: gray, yellow, lime, pink and blue! The Easy Life buggy can be folded up with one hand and belongs with its 5.7 kg to one of the lightest of its kind. The stroller has a closed push bar for easy steering with one hand. So always one hand free to hold an older child, to grab something or to make a call. Very useful are the accessories including a mosquito net, bumper bar, carrying case and adapters for Privia 0+ car seat. Actually, all that is needed when you go on holiday!

Work out with Bugaboo Runner

bugaboo runner 2 babytrendwatcherStop with the gym, yoga and swimming, expectant mothers want action! We see more and more organizations developing work outs for pregnant and young mothers. Did you used to hear to take it a little bit easy once you’re pregnant, now is the message: keep fit because it can help you with a smooth delivery and you’re in shape a lot faster. No more excuses for that belly blubber and flabby abs after childbirth. Training is the message, of course under expert supervision, because you have to know which exercises you can and can’t do and know when to stop.
We were already familiar with the sports program of Mom in Balance, original from the United States and further developed here in The Netherlands. In various cities you can train your muscle groups and keep in shape. New is the 2B Mommy Boot Camp Club during pregnancy and Mommy Boot Camp for mums who just gave birth. A smart move is to organize a Runner Boot Camp, powered by Bugaboo. This month, Bugaboo will launch  the Bugaboo Runner specially developed for parents who wish to sport with their baby. It is not a completely new pram but a chassis that is suitable for the seat of the Bugaboo Cameleon, Bee, Donkey version 1.1 and Buffalo. The seat on the chassis is still reversible and adjustable in sitting or lying position. With the 16 “rear wheels and 14” inch front wheel a smooth ride is guaranteed. The front wheel is adjustable and the chassis has a good suspension. Ready to go?

Bugaboo Runner babytrendwatcher


Solution for heavy carseats: Cocobelt!

Cocobelt baby trendwatcherEvery parent is familiar with the problem: you need to transport your baby in a car seat in the car, but you also use it to bring your baby to and from the car, to your babysitter or for a quick visit to a store. Especially for mothers the combination baby + carseat is heavy and causes pain and cramping when wearing. I know all about it. I went to a friend once with my baby in a car seat and we went by train. I didn’t have a buggy that you could lay flat and thought a stroller was too much fuss in the train. I still see myself walking kilometers lugging my son to and from the train with two forearms like raw steaks. Terrible! That was also the experience of Manon Corts, founder of Cocobelt when she had to make a long walk after a flight to the airport baggage belt. She searched on internet but could not find a solution, so she developed a lanyard herself.
Coco Belt is a belt to wear over the shoulder with the car seat resting on the hip. This ensures a significantly reduced burden and as a parent you have both hands free. It works quite safely; the buckle with three teeth was especially developed for Cocobelt and the strap is tested and certified. In my opinion it’s a functional product but looks beautiful as well. Available in fashionably black, fresh mint or hip Aztec print for Ibiza style!

So stylish with Mima Sicilian Red

mima xari sicilian red babytrendwatcherWhat a classy appearance, the new color Sicilian Red of Mima Xari with Rose Gold frame and red lining. The nice thing is that as a mother to be, you can select your own Mima Xari and personalize it. Therefore you can choose from three color frames, seven colors lining and nine colors as starterpack! So stylish! By the way, this Mima Xari is also available in British Green and from late summer in the new color Cool Grey. Something less striking, but just as chic.

Doona: carseat and buggy in one

babytrendwatcher doona simple parentingDoona is quite a revolution in mobility; it is an infant car seat and stroller in one! With just one movement you transform the carseat into a buggy. This means no more carrying your baby in a car seat! You don’t have to take a buggy anymore, so there is much more room in the car for other things.
Doona has been tested as car seat and buggy according European standards and meets the most stringent safety standards, it is even approved for use in a plane. All fabrics and materials are tested and certified. The insert of the car seat is made of bamboo, this material is extremely soft, breathable, antibacterial and hypoallergenic. It’s no surprise that Doona won the Baby Innovation Award in Cologne.
Doona can be used in a car with belt or on an ISOFIX base and is available from January 2015 in black, turquoise, red, beige and gray. The only criticism I have is that the Doona invites you to leave your child in the car seat too long, so in my opinion the manufacturer Simple Parenting should warn parents for that!