Mummy reviewer Bev and her little girl Ellie have been helping us out by putting the Mountain Buggy mini travel system to the test!
We have used the Mountain Buggy mini from day one with our first baby. It has been so handy to have an all in one and take the hassle away from purchasing a separate car seat and pram. My husband was able to fit the car seat whilst I was still pregnant so we could have peace of mind it was all in correctly before baby Ellie arrived and we could make sure we were comfortable with how to use it - being first time parents it's all so alien to us! We were especially happy that we had an ISOfix base to use with it for the extra added safety and peace of mind, and knowing that the whole system can be used from newborn and should last us a few years.
My husband brought the car seat into hospital the day after Ellie was born and we were able to carry her easily in it from the hospital to the car. She loved it straight away and was happily snoozing! I did sit in the back with her on the first journey (new Mum paranoia!) but had no worries as it was fully supportive for her delicate newborn head.
Due to various complications with my health we didn't manage to get out and about for the first few months but the car seat proved a lifesaver with our many trips to and from hospital. When we did eventually start braving walks the car seat was very easy to attach to the frame and feels very secure. It has been so good for popping to the shops or short walks with friends. Ellie is still a little too young to use the main buggy without the car seat at the moment but we are really looking forward to trying it out. I love the three wheels, it proves a very smooth ride and easy to manoeuvre. It is small and lightweight, which has been perfect for me during my recovery from labour as I've been able to handle it without any help from my husband and fits perfectly in the boot of my Ford Focus.
All in all a great travel system that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an easy, compact lightweight ride!
I give it 4 out of 5 stars!
lightweight, great manoeuvrability, compact, all in one system
I wouldn't hang any heavy shopping bags from it with it being so light, small basket