Wednesday 31st October 2012.
Visitor today, we went to get the mini one weighed. I had lots of
comments about the pushchair when walking through the clinic and even had
someone ask me the kind of pushchair as she really liked it. I'm still
really impressed with the way the pushchair handles, however still a
little bit stiff on turning the front wheels as the newness is still in
we headed on a mini holiday to Scotland, so was a long drive. As we are
now parents it requires us to pack a lot more so I was worried how it
would all fit into the car, however we did really well. We took all the
wheels off the pushchair so it folded a lot smaller and was able to pack
the boot with still quite a bit of room left. Unfortunately we didn't
get to use the pushchair much today but I wanted to share how it fitted
within the boot.
we went Sight Seeing with our friends and heading out to Loch Lomand.
Today I had Jack parent facing, I love this option, and we had the
cosytoes all fastened up as it was a rather chilly morning. The
pushchair handled really well around the lake, and also well around the
shops. Jack had a small bit of a play within the activity centre so we
folded down the handles on the pushchair and it fitted nicely up the
corner of the room.
After a morning at Loch Lomand we headed to Glasgow
Transport Museum in the afternoon.
Within the museum was a cobbled
pavement so I tested out how the pushchair handled on the cobbles; in
which it handled really well. Jack didn't seem to feel the change in
surface and was happily sitting away watching what was going on. Also
from pushing there wasn't much of a change within the feel
of how it was handling. Within the museum there were also some old
prams so I thought we should see how they have changed over time.
Thursday 7th November 2012.
was just a short trip to Scotland so today we are back at home and
headed out "C' shopping. Jack got tired throughout the long shopping
trip, so I got to finally test out the recline position on the
pushchair. The button is slightly stiff, but maybe this is due to it not
being used before. I needed to use the palm of my hand to press it in.
Also one simple button and push the chair backwards and he was fully
reclined. He looked extremely comfortable and went to sleep within
minutes, which is unusual. Also, once he was awake it was easy to place
him back to sitting up just by bringing up the chair by pushing it.
Monday 12th November 2012.
out to Cosford Air Museum today, no cosytoes today as its mainly
Today Jack's Auntie had a go at pushing the pushchair for the
first time, and unfortunately she wasn't impressed; unlike me and my
partner. She didn't like the way it handled or the steering. Other than
this, she was impressed. When she was pushing it I did notice one of the
wheels wasn't turning as well so maybe this was the reason. However,
relating to handling when I was pushing it was perfect around the museam
and could easily tackle around the planes.
Friday 16th November 2012.
our local Christmas lights switch on, and although Jack probably
wouldn't understand we took him to view them as he enjoys lights. Jack
looked lovely and warm within his all-in-one and lined cosy toes. Also,
it started raining, typical light switch on, so we managed to use the raincover. It kept Jack dry which is always a good point, but I was also
easily able to get to Jack through the front opening, in which my
friend who I went with was extremely jealous. So this is a really good
point to this raincover, as it has a large opening where the child's
head is so you can easily get to them.
Sunday 18th November 2012.
shopping trip, nothing exciting happened, but we are still having
problems with the front turning
of the wheels, which I originally thought was the newness, I'm not sure
if it's how we put them on or the type of flooring. Just the turning of
them sometimes doesn't happen.
Unfortunately we have all been struck down
with a bug so been unable to take the pushchair on a spin; therefore I thought
I would update you all on the wonderful Cosytoes that was provided with the
4Rider. Unlike other cosytoes which we have had the Mutsy 4Rider doesn't move
around when you place your child within the pushchair. The cosytoes fits over
the top of the seat unit and then you place the straps through like you
normally would. This then stops the cosytoes from moving when placing your
child in. I find this a perfect accessory needed within the winter and even
better that it doesn't move when placing your child in.
Saturday 24th November 2012.
Still unwell here but we had a much needed
visit to the post office to make so the best opportunity we have had to take
the pushchair out. It is also still really cold here so again we made the most
of the cosytoes. Although it is only a short walk to the post office, by the
time we returned home, personally I was extremely cold. However, Jack was
really warm due to the fluffy lining within the cosytoes. Also with the hood
up, the wind couldn't get in from the sides.
Tuesday 27th November 2012.
Today we took a trip to the Birmingham
Frankfurt Market, luckily at the time in which we went it wasn't overly crowded
however some parts of the market were. In return this made it slightly
difficult to maneuver the pushchair. My partner was in control of the pushchair
today. He still is amazed by the height in which the handle will go to. The
basket also came in really handy today too; fitting in the rain cover, a large
box of chocolate marshmallows we brought and also some last Christmas presents.
This evening we took Jack
to see the Coca-Cola truck, we used the Mutsy to get us around as we had to
park a distance away. Jack seemed really comfortable within the pushchair for
the amount of time he had to sit still; he also looked really warm. The only
downside is where the truck was we had to cross a little bridge and it was a
squeeze to get two pushchairs side by side when it came near the rear wheels.
Tuesday 4th December 2012.
December already! We went
and did our final Christmas shopping today, luckily it was in a shopping centre
so not much of the accessories were needed. The basket was great for storing
shopping in, but it isn't too big and its quite open so not too much can be
stored there. However, I am aware you are able to buy a larger shopping basket
attachment. Also, we found the wheels occasionally slipping as the floor was
Friday 7th December 2012
Today, we went for our weekly visit to my friends; her little boy and
Jack love to play. Normally I don't use the pushchair when I'm here but today
we went on a little walk to the local shop which is about a 10 miniute walk. Along
the way the pushchair handled really well apart from turning problems with the
front wheels still. On the wider pavements we were able to get our pushchairs
next to each other, but would have to move them as it got too tight on some
parts, she only has a narrow stroller. On the way back Jack got a little upset
as he was tired, but he did manage to settle himself to sleep. Adjusting the
pushchair to lay flat is really simple; you just press one button at the side
and push down the back and it simply goes.
A local Christmas craft fair was on around our community centre today so
I popped Jack within the pushchair; parent facing as this was easier and I like
to be able to see him and we went a walk around. It was lovely to push around
and easy to pop up and down the kerbs as there are no slopes. Also when in the
centre a lady asked us about the pushchair stating she thought it looked ‘quirky.'
Tuesday 11th December
Today we went to the Health
Visitor's to get weighed and also went to see the doctors as Jack is a little
unwell. Although our doctors surgery isn't too far away as there are so many
people out shopping we also had to park far away so used the Mutsy. Today the
Mutsy handled quite well, and even ended up over a bit of ice, which didn't go
to well with the wheels. However; Jack was unaffected by this and remained
comfortable throughout. We also had to go to fetch a parcel from the sorting
office, where there was again a long queue so we were waiting outside. Jack
remained warm within the pushchair though, and the wind was unable to get him
due to the large shaped sides on the hood.
Wednesday 12th December
As Jack is unwell we are
trying to stay in, however I needed to go over the post office to post some
final things. To keep Jack warm I wrapped him up and placed him under the
cosytoes (which is so snuggly). I placed our large parcel in the shopping
basket which fitted just nicely. As the parcel was quite large I did have
problems when it came to popping the brake on but I didn't need to do this
until I took the parcel out.
Today my partner had a job
interview which was an hours drive away. He didn't particularly want to go
alone so Jack and I went with him as there was a large supermarket near by. When
we got there we had a 4 minute walk around to the supermarket needing us to
cross busy roads, and not well surfaced paths. However; the Mutsy lived up to
its high standards we have had so far and handled the surfaces well, Jack didn't
seem to be bothered by the surfaces. Also the wheels didn't go into a spin when
we had a final dash across the last part of the road, which is always good.
We went to the shops today
to do our final shopping pieces before the shops got too busy. We didn't need
much so I used the buggy to get around the store with Jack. It handled really
well and the shopping basket lay nicely within the bottom basket of the
pushchair. This made life much easier.
Monday 24th December 2012.
I stored the pushchair away
for the festive period as I would need to be placing the presents in my boot as
designated driver. As we didn't need the pushchair I placed it standing up
within our shed. The pushchair stood up really well on the front part of the
base, with everything else in front of it. Neatly tucked away taking up not
much room. I found this perfect and would definitely be a plus side to people
with not much storage space. However, when I took the pushchair from out of my
boot, a washer fell off from within the front wheel cavity,
this is no way effected the use of how the wheels work or how they come off as
I tried it straight away.
Friday 18th January 2013
I wanted to try out the pushchair in the snow. Alongside all the
problems we have had I am pleased the the Mutsy handled really well in
the snow. I expected it to be hard to push and control, however it
wasn't. If the wheels were left on 'swivel' it did
want to go to one side. Once I fixed the wheels in 'forward only' mode
it was simple. I didn't have any problems with it sliding. I am pleased
with how it handled.
February the 12th 2013
The new frame handles
really well, much better than the old one. Today we took it out on our first
spin after receiving the new frame. I was a bit jubious when putting it all
together as I didn't want to experience similar problems. However I was so impressed,
the pushchair handled really well, we turned it a lot and the wheels also
turned with us. Mutsy customer service is great!
February the 13th 2013
Today we went to get some
photos taken of Jack and do a little bit of shopping. Jack has been a little
unwell so for a change I had him parent facing. Whilst we were out it started
to rain. I've now got used to placing the rain cover on so I found this easy
however I discovered the rain-cover doesn't fit as ‘snug' as it does when the
seat is world facing. It still kept Jack dry but it didn't look as nice.
February the 20th 2013
Today is Jack's first
birthday! We decided to spend the day as a family and headed off to the zoo. It
was freezing; luckily enough Jack was in his pushchair with his ever so cosy
footmuff and as the zoo is on a hill, we also placed the hood open so the side shields
would protect the wind from his face; this worked really well. Going around the
zoo the pushchair handled really well on the uneven surfaces and even on the
February the 22nd 2013
Today we went a walk to
feed the ducks, and to get some fresh air, Jack is having trouble with his day
times naps so I was hoping the pushchair walk would help with this. Yes it did,
the fresh air and comfy pushchair must have knocked him out. I was able to move
around easily at the pond with the pushchair and found it easy to push on the
pebbles with not too much disturbance for Jack.
February the 26th 2013
Another quick dash to the
shops today for some paint. Although I'm not a big fan of the basket upon the
4Rider as I find it too open and worry that things will drop out, I tied a knot in
my carrier bag and placed it within the basket. It was kept safe and didn't
actually move much whilst shopping.
Happy New Month! Today I
had the dentist and although I didn't expect to be in there long I also had no
childcare so had to take Jack with me. Normally I wouldn't use the pushchair
for this but thought it would be the best way to keep Jack still whilst I had
my check-up. I found it a little bit of a squeeze to get it through the narrow doors
of the dentist, and a little bit bulky within the consulting room however Jack
was happy in there watching as I'd attached a few toys for him to play with.
March the 2nd 2013
Whilst we were out
yesterday Jack had managed to get his Cosy Toes and pushchair a little dirty.
So today I took the pushchair apart gave it a wipe down and placed the cosy
toes and strap covers in the wash. They washed and dried really well which is
always a good point with pushchairs. I also discovered today how to get the
seat into a more upright position which I will hopefully test soon.
March the 6th 2013
I finally put to test the change in seat and leg position, however it
was easy to do with simple pushes of a button but Jack looked rather
uncomfortable so I placed it back. I think he is a little to small for
this at the moment. However I now know how to change when he gets a
little larger and is ready for this change.
March the 8th 2013
dentist trip for me today. Today I took my nan with me and we went a
wonder around the town. My Nanna loves Jack so really enjoyed pushing
him around. She found him easy to steer and light enough to lift up the
kerbs when there was no drop-kerbs in place. She had the pushchair on
the 2nd to lowest setting for handle height which was perfect for her as
she is small.
March the 12th 2013
we took a quick walk into town. No cosy toes, which was a bad mummy
moment as when we got to town it was cold. However Jack had a lovely
thick coat on, and I placed the hood up to protect him from the wind.
Since having the new frame I have found the pushchair a lot easier to
steer. The hood protected Jack from the wind, and I was easily able to
place my shopping in the small basket. I now tie knots within the bags
so nothing can escape, self conscious issue