If The Only Way Is Essex is your favourite programme, then it is time to listen up!
Billie Faiers, mum to baby Nelly, is an Exclusive Product Designer on the online baby product website My Babiie and this lightweight stroller is her latest range.
The reality star has put her name to a pushchair for the brand, costing £139.99.
Squarely in the middle of the stroller market when it comes to price, Billie’s range goes up against some well-known competition, such as the Maclaren Triumph, Mountain Buggy Nano and Obaby Atlas.
Kent-based My Babiie was founded in 2012 and offers a range of pushchairs, highchairs, nappies, wipes, furniture and other nursery items.
As well as exclusively designing pushchairs for the brand Billie is also in the process of developing a baby clothes range, so watch this space.
What’s in the box?
- MB51 Stroller
- Cup Holder
- Rain cover
- Instruction Manual and My Babiie Guarantee
- Shopping Basket
Any additional extras?
How is assembling the Billie pushchair?
It was exceptionally easy to assemble from the box, the picture instructions were clear to follow and it was up and running within about five minutes.
How does it push when out and about?
It is very manoeuvrable with a lockable front wheel and individual front wheel suspension.
I was happy to take it over uneven terrain in the muddy park without my daughter being bounced around too much and the parking brakes are operated at the back and were simple to use.
While a removable front bar and a five-point safety harness keeps your little one safe when you are out and about.
Finally, the handles are fixed and felt quite high. I’m 5ft 7’’, so this was comfortable for me to use, but for others it might feel a bit too high.
Find out how Billie chose her three buggies for baby Nelly
Is it comfortable for your little one?
Yes and no, my daughter is two and a bit too tall for this stroller – she was reaching the floor with her feet, which is not something you want with a pushchair.
I also found the harness a bit fiddly the first few times I used it, so it takes longer than needed to secure a squirming little one into the seat.
On the plus side there is a large and extendable sun canopy to protect babies from the sun and it has a large vision panels in the hood, so you can see what your child is up to.
Tell us about the pushchair fold.
It actually has a really neat and compact fold. And because it is lightweight it is ideal when putting in the car or travelling on public transport. It’s also a great alternative to other bigger, brand name buggies that can be difficult to fold up and down.
What do you think of the additional accessories?
I really like them; there are plenty of little extras on this stroller, there is a cup holder for when you need that caffeine boost to keep you going!
Also included is a free footmuff for your little one’s added comfort and rain cover for when the great British weather is at its worse.
Is the pushchair suitable for newborns?
The stroller is designed to be used from birth as it has a lie-flat mode.
But for me, it doesn’t recline back as far or as flat as I’d like, so in my opinion, the best age for this piece of equipment is from about ten months to two years.
Also as a lightweight stroller that doesn’t have a carrycot and is not travel system compatible it wouldn’t be my first choice for a newborn.
What do you think of the style?
The My Babiie range offers a number of different colour variations, including black and red and a number of other models, including ones with spotty and stripy canopies at a slightly lower price point.
The stroller I reviewed was cream, which is certainly a colour you either love or hate when you’re a parent.
I found it was an impractical choice for my two-year-old, who is always muddy or eating raisins that end up getting squashed down the side of the seat – I would always advise parents pick a darker colour.
One thing I don’t like is the embossed ‘B’ on the side, because for me it feels a bit too much.
However, for TOWIE-lovers, or people who will be sticking to urban areas and keeping their stroller pristine, then this is very much a stylish choice.
So is it easy to clean?
Yes, there is a soft, wipe-clean seat (great for those little spills),
Tell us about the basket.
The basket underneath is a great size to store your little one’s things and some shopping.
Is it value for money?
Yes, one of the best things about this stroller is the price. At £139.99 this stroller is significantly cheaper than some of the better-known brands, from the likes of Maclaren, Silver Cross and Mamas and Papas.
Lightweight with a quick and easy folding mechanism, this stroller is compact, portable and manoeuvrable.
Great accessories and room for shopping but the cream colour is impractical and only for people who value style over functionality.
Overall, despite these negatives, this is a strong and durable piece of equipment and a great addition to any household with toddlers.