As you know our travel plans this summer were all about staying local and even though we don’t have to think about travelling to another country this year, with the amount of things you need to take on a day out with a toddler it almost feels like the same amount! One of the most essential things we’ve needed on our trips out is a pushchair we can fold up into the car but not compromise on space in the pushchair itself. Edith is big for her age so a pushchair that is still comfortable is still so important to us.
Baby Jogger have teamed up with travel expert and mother of two, Laura Hamilton to share top tips on travelling with little ones. We’ve got a trip to London this week so we will be taking these all on board! Laura is a huge fan of the Baby Jogger City Tour and so are we, she loves the fact the pushchair is so lightweight and nimble. And oh my is it nimble. We headed into the town over from ours to test it out and navigate the small cobbled streets. The pushchair was perfect for the shortcuts we made down pastel coloured through-ways, we definitely didn’t just do that for photos, and coped it brilliantly along the river too, the bumpy walkway was a piece of cake.
One of the things I loved about the pushchair is the the fact the hood, is not only SPF 50, but it can be folded back too, which is so important to me. It means I can see Edith as well as talk to her and knowing us have a sing song along the way too. Which Laura agrees, it is great for your toddlers language skills. Edith loves the fact that she can climb in and out of the pushchair herself, which is great as she becomes more and more independent.
The Baby Jogger City Tour folds so easily and it packs into it’s only little backpack which is perfect for taking on holiday or just to keep in the car as your “days out” pushchair. It’s what we’ve done. It’s takes up so little space that we can still fit shopping or any bags we might need around it. The pushchair weighs just 6.45kg which is amazing for when you need to fold it down and lift it in and out of the car. Laura recommends getting the cup holder that attaches to the pushchair, the perfect place to pop your coffee for those early starts.
Like I said we’re not flying anywhere this year but if you are Laura has some great tips for travelling with little ones we’re going to adapt a few of them for our long car journeys. She recommends taking a tablet loaded with books, educational games and movies. We will definitely be doing this to keep Edith happy in the car. Laura also says to take snacks and water to keep them hydrated. Again we’ll be following this advice. All in a bid to keep Edith as happy on the journey as possible.
We’re so grateful to have the Baby Jogger City Tour it’s going to be so handy for our trip to London this week and perfect for the trips out and any future holidays we have planned. We can’t wait for all the adventures that lay ahead.
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