Brrrr. It really is starting to get cold here, and I have had to admit defeat and put the footmuff on the pushchair. Seems it really is time to say goodbye to summer…
It got me thinking about the many footmuffs and cosytoes I have tried over the years – I have had almost as many as I have had pushchairs. A lot. So I thought I would share my favourites with you.
The Buggysnuggle is one of my favourites. Made from the snuggliest, super-soft fleece material, it fits pretty much every pram you care to mention. There are fun, funky and bright designs to suit everyone. Fitting is easy – just slide the pouch over the top of the seat, or attach with the ties at the top. You can unzip the bottom of the footmuff so if your little one has muddy feet they can stick them out the bottom – meaning your cosytoes stays clean and dry inside. Genius.
3. Betty Bramble
This is a company I have only just come across, but I was immediately impressed. A range of cosytoes made from lovely thick wadding with a corduroy cover designed to keep your little one cosy whatever the weather. Longer than standard footmuffs, they should last a growing toddler well, and made to fit 3 and 5 point harnesses for ultimate flexibility. With the option to unzip the top layer to make a pushchair liner, and the gorgeously eye catching designs this is a sure-fire winner for me!
4. Bundlebean Go!
Now this is not strictly classed as a cosytoes, but certainly deserves a mention as it is so clever. Designed as an alternative to cosytoes, the Bundlebean Go! is a waterproof that fits snugly onto pushchairs, car seats, slings and bike seats. It is lined with ever such soft fleece for that extra layer of warmth, and can be opened out flat for use as a play mat/picnic rug/emergency changing mat. The waterproof layer means you can skip
using a raincover in a light shower, and it fits all ages from birth – 4 years.
I think a cosytoes is an essential piece of your pram kit. Blankets are all well and good, and work beautifully in carrycots, but with older babies they just get kicked off. Then you have to scoop them out the muddy puddle they invariably fall in and try and keep your small person warm until you can get home and wash the blanket. Anyone else ever done the coat-over-the-baby move? Means you freeze too!
So invest in a good footmuff this winter. They get a lot of use in our cold British climate, and they look so warm and snuggly. Now who wants to make me an adult sized one…?Author:- Kate Fever from Family Fever