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Phil & Teds Wriggle Wrapper review

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
User rating
£32.95 RRP
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In a nutshell

A completely portable wrapper to help your child sit, feed and sleep when you’re out and about. It's like a travel highchair and travel cot in one!
Ease of use
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease of cleaning
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Comfort
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Lightweight, compact, easy to use, comfortable for baby, can be used for feeding from 6-24 months, can be used for sleeping when there's no cot from newborn to 24 months
Cons: Tricky to set up one-handed, not always enough restraint for a very wriggly toddler
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Phil and Teds Wriggle Wrapper is a very clever, multi-tasking product that’ll make eating out or sleeping away from home with your baby easier.

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The Wriggle Wrapper is an ingenious piece of kit from Phil and Teds, the name well known to fans of 3-wheeler buggies or inline tandems. The Wriggle Wrapper is a lightweight device that rolls up into something around the size of a compact umbrella when not in use, and it’s a brilliant addition to your baby bag.

The Wriggle Wrapper folds around your baby like a nappy. Then you can attach the straps to a chair or around your waist (for feeding), or to a bed (for sleeping). It’s easy to change the fastenings to fit your baby and whatever you’re attaching them to.

In sleep mode it can be used from when your baby’s a newborn up to 24 months. In the sit mode is suitable from 6-24 months.

What we love

There’s a lot to love about the Phil and Teds Wriggle Wrapper! It’s lightweight, portable, compact and machine washable.

Perhaps its most attractive quality is the freedom it offers. Stashing a Wriggle Wrapper in your bag means you never have to worry about whether there’ll be a highchair at your destination, or a spare cot for your baby to sleep in.

We started using it as a travel highchair when our daughter Eve was 7months old and it was a great success, partly because she enjoyed sitting up and being part of the action at the ‘big’ table, not marooned in a highchair.

What to watch out for

If you’re using it as a highchair, be prepared for lots of mess at feeding time. You might want to pack an extra-long bib!

The Wriggle Wrapper can be a bit tricky to set up if you’re on your own – trying to attach the straps to a chair while you’re wrestling with a restless baby or active toddler requires another pair of hands. Also bear in mind that some styles of chair are easier to attach it to than others. Either way, don’t leave your child unattended.

Sleep mode is only suited to babies who sleep on their backs, so while it is brilliant for newborns you might feel like you’re strapping your toddler into a straightjacket – and they might agree!

We’ve never attached the Wriggle Wrapper to ourselves – if you’re on your own it seems like too much bother to go to.

Who is the Phil and Teds Wriggle Wrapper best for?

Any mum and dad on the go.

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MadeForMums verdict

A truly inspired invention that makes going out into baby-unfriendly territory a breeze. The Phil and Teds Wriggle Wrapper performs well, and means you can minimise the amount of baby kit you cart around. Just don’t count on using it in sleep mode with a toddler!

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Phil & Teds
Model Wriggle Wrapper
Price £32.95

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 2 years

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (folded) H:15cm W:23cm D:6cm

Features

Made from Polyester
Features
  • Machine washable
  • Carry pouch
  • Light
  • Portable
  • Compact when folded
  • Works as a travel feeding solution or travel sleeping solution

Accessories

Accessories included 230cm strap for sleep use