Balance bikes give kids confidence on two wheels, teach them to ride before the can pedal, and should eventually mean they don’t need stabilisers. But how do they actually work?
We’ve recruited a new gear tester! Intrepid explorer Amelia-Faie has put the warm and toasty Spotty Otter Drift Down II Gilet through its paces – and here’s what she thinks of it.
The only thing that annoys me about the Gruffalo Trunki is that it doesn’t come in adult sizes, because I’m bitterly jealous my infant son has a better suitcase than me.
The Gruffalo Poncho Towel does the awesome job of drying your toddler without you having to get your hands wet. All they need to do is run around!
As our son’s got bigger and crazier we’ve realised how unprepared we are for dealing with all his accidents, bumps and scrapes. But the LittleLife Family First Aid Kit has come to our rescue!
If you’re planning to hit the beach with your kids this year they’ll need footwear that can handle sand, salt water, sunshine and sweaty little toes – and the Keen Seacamp II CNX sandals are perfect.
With Sonny tipping the scales at 2 stone I’ve never needed a good rucksack carrier more, and the Deuter Kid Comfort II is right up there with the best. It’s lightweight, comfortable, easy to load, and easy to carry.
The insulated Primus Trailbottle Vacuum keeps your drinks hot or cold in any temperatures, making it the perfect piece of kit for thirsty little explorers.
Love paddling in rivers and lakes but don’t want the hassle of transporting a heavy canoe? Then the Sevylor Madison inflatable kayak is the boat for you.
I generally gauge the quality of baby outdoor gear by the amount of noise Sonny makes. If he’s loud and angry, it sucks. If he’s quiet and content, it’s a huge thumbs up. And happily the Isbjörn Cozy fits into the second category.