Maclaren – Review Part 2

You may have seen the first Maclaren post introducing what items we were sent and our intial thoughts! So after a few days with our Maclaren bits, it is time to do a bit more reviewing and tell you about actually using the products!

Firstly we were sent the Maclaren Junior Techno xt pushchair and it was instantly a hit with Legs (our 2.5 year old).  As soon as it was up he was pushing it around with Loopy the rabbit in the seat and Sweetie Pie the bear in the ‘back seat’ (or basket to you and me!). I have never seen someone have so much fun walking up and down the living room before, and to be honest our living room isn’t that big! I think the only thing he didn’t like about it was Sharing!

Legs very quickly started role playing to how we use the ‘real’ pushchair, ‘Loopy is tired’ and he would lay the seat down into the recline position or ‘it’s so bright’ and he would pull the hood (lid to him) forward! He loves how realistic it is!

Mouse (8 Months old) was very intrigued with the pushchair too, she kept going over for a look and even pulled her self up to hold the handles (under close supervision obviously), although they were too high for her!

Mummy (me) and Daddy are very impressed with the pushchair, the design is lovely, it is very easy to put up and collapse for storing and it entertains the children for ages!

So onto our second item, the ‘Beginning…by Maclaren’ Travel Kit for Baby! The set includes Absorbing Dusting Powder, Massage Oil, Comforting Room Mist for Baby, Bath Milk, Nappy Change Balm, Soap and Celebration Candle, all in handy travel sizes with lavender essential oils. To be completely honest, I am not that keen on the smell of Lavender, if it is mild I can quite like it, but too strong and I can be turned off instantly! Well, when I first opened the box – it smelt lovely, I could smell the lavender, but it was not overpowering at all!

During the mouse’s bath time yesterday we used some of the products, testing each for smell and usage! The soap was great, the smell was fairly mild and the soap did it’s job great! After the bath we put on the absorbing dusting powder (talc to me) and it was lovely, it went on with ease, didn’t leave the skin white and it wasn’t at all chalky like I remember talc being, we actually used for Baby and Toddler! I didn’t use the nappy cream as that is one thing that smelt quite strong of lavender, will get hubby to try that out at some point! Finally we spritzed her (and the 2.5yr old’s) bedroom with the room mist!

All I can say is that mouse slept through for the first time in six months (8pm – 6am) and Legs had a lie in till 8am……..I think something worked, don’t you??!!



    • Louise strachan on December 19, 2010 at 22:11
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    Hi fellow #mackidtester – Are you having problems with Maclaren picking up your posts? They seem to disappear from their fb page and have not been retweeted at all so far….How bout you? x

    • Kelly on December 20, 2010 at 17:59
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    Hi Louise, I think I had a retweet of my first post (not 100%) but my post is still on their Facebook page (Although it defaults to their posts only, I had to click to show ‘others’ posts too!

    Hope you are enjoying your products!

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