We were lucky enough to be invited to the SS15 Chicco Preview Event in London last month. We met some great people and were shown so many fab new products that Chicco are bringing out for SS15.
One of these fab products was the 1, 2, 3 Baby Walker and just in time for Christmas (only joking, we are actually buying our daughter gifts!!), the very lovely people at Chicco sent us one to review.
It comes in a very exciting, and very big, box which is lovely and colourful and very clearly explains the 3 different stages of the walker in clear pictures. The Chicco 1, 2, 3 Baby Walker retails for £79.99.
Whatever stage you have the walker set at, there are two different height levels to choose from for your child.
The first setting is the baby walker stage, that is suitable from 6 months+. It features a very comfy, soft, seat unit that easily attaches onto the base unit using the bars and the main handle section. Please see our video review at the bottom of this post for details how this is set up. The toy section clips on easily and can keep your baby entertained
The toy section does require 2x AA batteries which aren't provided with the walker.
The next stage is the first steps mode, which is suitable from 9 months+. All the extra bits get taken off and clipped away on the frame and it becomes a fun framework for your child to practice walking in.
The last stage is the ride on one, which is suitable from 18 months+. I can't show using pictures just how sturdy this walker is and how easy it is to change it from one stage to another. Hopefully our video does though! This mode is really fun and quite a unique one to baby walkers. You don't find many that can convert into something like this! I can't wait till Isla is old enough to try out this mode.
Key features: - 3 modes: Baby Walker, Ride On and First Steps - Suitable from 6 months to 3 years - 2 handlebar and height positions - Removable toy panel - 6 safety brakes which stop the walker when it reaches a step - Ergonomic, storable seat for the ride on mode Price: RRP £79.99. Available at major baby retailers. Pros: - Great value for money - Very strong, sturdy design - Fun and colourful - Great, interactive toy section - Grows with your child Cons: - The only thing I would say, and this might just be Isla, it seemed a little hard to get moving on carpeted floors. Obviously this is due to the added friction of the carpet compared to a wooden, tiled or lined floor. Isla might have just been being lazy too! Verdict:
We fell in love with his walker at the press event when Isla took her first (aided) steps in it. It is such great value for money, as are most of Chicco's products, and you can really feel the quality in it. Definitely worth it and we would very much recommend it as a fun way of encouraging your child to gain confidence with walking. Here is our video review showing the set up of the Chicco 1, 2, 3 Baby Walker.
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General: Ever since she hit 6 months, Isla has been so interactive and a proper little person. That sounds silly to say because she's always been a person but their personalities seem to grow from 6 months onwards. We've had lots of play dates and fun times with friends, a few bloggy/vloggy meet ups, visits to see friends and family in other cities. It's another month that has just vanished. One thing I will say though is how violent do babies get!! I know they don't know what they're doing but OWW. Enough with the face grabs, bites, scratchs, kicks and eye gouges please.
We decided to give making our own Christmas cards a go this year seen as it's Isla's first Christmas and I do love a bit of crafting! We bought the following supplies from The Range: - folded card and envelopes - paint - Red, Yellow, and Green - stick on gems - stick on embellishments - snowflakes and holly - Gold metallic pen
We picked two easy designs to do because I knew time would be of the essence with an 7 month old baby! The first one was a lights design and the other was a holly design. See how we got on in our video below...
I really think they are a special little touch for family and friends and we had lots of fun making them. Have you done anything crafty for Christmas this year?
I've always been keen to do my bit for the environment. When I was growing up in The Netherlands it was normal to recycle as much as you could and there were no plastic bags available at food shops. You just carried your own, large, reusable shopping bags. I think the UK still has a little way to go to catch up with some of it's European counterparts on the recycling front but it's good to hear that Scotland now charges 5p per plastic bag.
Another step in the right direction is the use of LED bulbs. LED bulbs are a win win situation really. They are the simplest and most cost effective way of saving energy and the environment and in doing so, saving yourself money too. LED bulbs can save up to 80% electrical power compared to a normal bulb. That's a pretty significant saving right there!
The initial investment of a slightly higher cost may put people off at first but LED bulbs need to be replaced a lot less regularly than normal bulbs so there's another reason they are better for your home and your wallet...