Lollipop Lane Have a Secret...
For the last couple of weeks I have been in on a secret and it is now time to let every one else know about it.
I am sure that most people who have been shopping for newborn bits and pieces have been heard of Lollipop Lane. If you haven't, they are one of the UK's leading independant nursery brands. They produce the most lovely nursery interiors and fabrics, and I remember looking at their bits and pieces when I was pregnant with Mads.
However now they aren't just doing nurseries- the big secret is that they are today launching into the UK stroller market with a range of stylish, practical and functional strollers. Mads and I have been trying one out the last couple of weeks and we have been looking forward to telling you all about it.
There are four colours and designs available, the Harbour, Mariposa, Domino and Carnaby- each with their own unique style to suit both boys, girls and unisex preferences. We have been trying out the Mariposa- the ultimate girly stroller.
The stroller is literally a hot pink colour which is the first thing I noticed when I got it out of the box. I am sure this will appeal to lots of people as it is really cute and comes with a really cute extra padded lining decorated with butterflies. Mads loved it and as soon as we got it out of the packaging she kept saying 'flutterbys'- this girl is definitely not going to be a tomboy- she loves anything pink.
I will be interested to see what the other colours are like as I am not usually an overly pink person but we have had two people ask us where we got it from because they loved the colour so I think it will be a popular choice. I do also love the padded lining with the butterflies- I think it just makes the stroller look a bit more different and unique to others out there on the market.
Getting the stroller out the box, I immediately noticed that it is sturdy and felt safe- we have had a couple of strollers in the past that don't feel very safe but we had no problems with the Lollipop stroller- it was sturdy, and you could tell it was made from high quality materials.
Another thing that I immediately was impressed was how it looked, it looked like it had been well made, and I loved the little extras that they had included in the box- including a sun canopy, a raincover and even a little drinks holder. A lot of other companies make it so you have to pay more for extras so this was a nice surprise. There is also a really large shopping basket at the bottom, which is amazing, it has more space than my travel system which I am really pleased about.
But obviously the most important things about a potential stroller are that they are comfy for your little one and that they 'drive' well. Did the Lollipop stroller live up to the test?
Most definitely. Mads was very comfy in the stroller, and as mentioned before, she loves climbing into it because she is obsessed with the colour and the butterflies. The seat reclines which is perfect for either a younger child or for nap time, and she quite happily sits in it while we are out and about.
As for the handling of it, I cannot fault it. For a lightweight stroller, it is very easy to push yet also felt sturdy at the same time. I found it very comfy to push and the handles were nice to grip too. The wheels manouvre easily which is very important. It is also relatively easy to get up and down- even for a weakling like me!
Here are my faithful assistants pushing it on a walk out to the park- Mr E also gave it the thumbs up and said it was nice to push as well.
Overall I would definitely give the Lollipop Lane stroller the thumbs up. The bright colours and lovely lining make it different to other strollers on the market, and make it look fashionable and stylish and I was really impressed with the quality of the materials- it was a pleasure to push and most importantly was comfy for Mads as well.
The stroller retails at £95 which I think is really good value for what you get straight in the box, and also for the fact it is of a really high quality. I haven't seen any other strollers quite like them before, and I think that the fact they are unique and stylish will appeal to lots of people. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a unique, lightweight and easy stroller to push around the shops or take away with them on trips.
Lollipop Lane and Loved By Parents have teamed up to offer a fantastic offer. If you order one of these fab new strollers by January 31st 2013, add a luxury Treacle and Bubble luxury fleece pram blanket to your basket (worth £14.99), enter the code LBPlolly and get it for free.
We received a Mariposa stroller free of charge for the purpose of this review but our opinions are completely our own.