As Caleb has grown up there are many things he’s outgrown or we’ve had to change along the way. One thing I didn’t really take into consideration was our travel system.
Obviously we started out with a pram which then became a buggy. But I chose it based on what looked great. Terrible parenting I know!! It was bulky and not made for being outdoors. I loved it but it just wasn’t practical!
When Mountain Buggy reached out to collaborate I instantly said yes because we’d heard loads about them and had already been looking into a more robust and sturdy pram for being out and about. We like to go on walks and wanted something that would be suitable for that as well as walking into town.
The travel system we were gifted was the MB mini which is ultra light and tailored for the city. I really wanted to test it out before reviewing it so we’ve had a few days out in various places to see what it’s like.
It’s a three wheel stroller but the weight distribution is perfect - we can go up and down curbs with ease, over bumps and it even did well on sand! The front wheel is lockable too, so it gives you the option to change it if you prefer stability or alternatively if you would rather have the manoeuvrability.
The stroller fully reclines which is ideal for naps and sits upright. Caleb tends to lean forward in other strollers but he’s been really comfortable in this one.
There are also various options for the stroller which make it an option from birth. It’s possible to attach a car seat, cocoon, lie-flat or carry cot. This is really worth thinking about if you want it to last into through each transition and into toddlerhood.
One thing that I’ve found really handy with this stroller is the 5 point harness. How many times do you strap your child in and then think, actually they need their coat off/coat on. With this you don’t have to take them out but just unclip the parts you need access too with them still being securely strapped in. Small wins for mummy and daddy!
I love how much space Caleb has inside the buggy and it feels really sheltered from the elements because it’s quite deep on the inside with a good sized protector. You can also shelter them further with the sun and storm cover.
The MB mini folds up compactly and is easy to do so using the one hand fold. It has an automatic frame lock which means the fabric will stay off the ground (something I’ve found to be a flaw with strollers in the past). The handle bar is also adjustable and I’ve really found that as one of my positives with the stroller. Sometimes it’s the simple things but I find it hard when the handle bar is static and I have to stay in that position the whole time, this just allows for more comfort.
I’ll keep using and reviewing the product and let you guys know how I’m getting on. So far I’m just really impressed with the ease and convenience for both me and Caleb. I even managed to put the buggy together all by myself. Even Tom was impressed by that!
I’ve not been asked to blog about the buggy but I just thought this might be helpful if your researching travel systems.