I’m just bring over some pre-birth posts from an old site. Feel free to have a look at how we set everything up!
With baby Gracie getting ever closer, I thought it would be fun to go through our current Set-Ups. We will look at the Nursery, Travel System (pram), Cloth Nappies, Changing Bag, and Baby Toys. Once Gracie has arrived we’ll do a look back and see just how under-prepared we really were.
We had a good idea of what we were looking for when we started researching prams, pushchairs, and car seats. Preferably we wanted something that was an “all-in-one” system, that is to say something that we could use for a significant length of time, and something which was compatible with each other.
With that in mind we settled on the Cosatto Giggle 2 travel system. Firstly, we just love the Cosatto designs, they are brightly coloured and look good/sturdy. We decided on the Funfair colour scheme because we thought it looked bright, but gender neutral just in case we have another baby, and I am a sucker for greys and isometric patterns. I also quite liked the use of brushed metal, especially on the little cot as it gives the impression that it strong and protective.
The Cosatto offers an adjustable handle that means that it is comfortable for both Ruthie and I to push, effectively meaning that I won’t be bent over using the pram. When we’ve been practising using the Giggle 2 we’ve found it easy to use, it glides around without issue, and the option to lock the front wheel in place seems like a useful addition, although I couldn’t tell you when it would be useful…
So let’s talk about ease of use! Neither Ruthie or I currently drive, which means we needed something that was easy to put up and down for when we decide to brave public transport. Before settling on this, we had practised with another brand and it putting it up/down was a complicated affair. That ins’t the case with the Giggle 2, the pram pops off and then with a press of a button it collapses neatly down, perfect for busses and trains.
The final reason we got the Giggle 2 is because it came with a car seat as well (yes, we don’t drive at the moment but we are hoping to change that soon). That means it was a great price for everything we needed. It also came with a rather fetching changing bag (one of two that we’ve got prepped and ready go for when Gracie decides to arrive).