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Posted on July 10, 2012

Tippitoes Fuse Pushchair Review

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My lovely Cybher sponsor Tippitoes sent me one of their brand new Fuse pushchairs to review recently. I’d been looking for a good quality buggy to use with Bugs that is really easy to steer/push because the one that I did have was actually quite hard and used to make my arms ache; it was like it wanted to go in two directions at the same time and I was having to force against it all the time… anyway that one is long gone now and I have had the pleasure of the Fuse for the last few weeks! The Fuse is really really easy to steer – HURRAH!! I was so pleased about that!

The pushchair was easy enough to set up; just attached the wheels, the hood and the bumper bar and you’re good to go! Bugs was so impressed with his new pushchair that he wanted to get in it straight away and there he stayed for the next 40 minutes with a book! That was the only time he did that though, I haven’t had much luck getting him to stay in it since when I want him to be still while I take a shower or something 😉 So yes the Fuse is easy to push and is extremely comfy too… I think it is maybe a little too deep & reclined as Bugs never really seems to be sat up – I have to have the straps a little loose so he can sit forward.

I love the fact that it has a drinks holder but it does make it that extra bit wider so I am always knocking it against things as I forget it is there. Maybe I will get used to that but anything that adds to the width of a pushchair for me is a no no. At the back of the hood are two INVALUBLE pockets! Every pushchair should have pockets!! I’m often nipping out on the school run or to the shop and don’t need to take a bag with me so these are perfect for popping your keys, purse, baby snacks etc in. The shopping basket underneath is a decent size and easy enough to get to; I wouldn’t recommend putting a lot of heavy shopping in there as it is only net but perfectly adequate otherwise. The hood is surprisingly sturdy and I love the window so you can see what your child is doing!

I’m not too keen on the positioning of the handles; it makes it quite difficult to tilt backwards when you need to go up a kerb and I feel the need to get in closer to the pushchair to be able to push comfortably which means that I am always kicking the wheels. The handles don’t have any cushioning either they are just made from hard plastic which I find quite uncomfortable.

A raincover is provided with the Fuse; it is one as seen in the photo above that just attaches to the edge of the hood and Velcro to the bars. It’s a raincover; it keeps Bugs dry whilst out in the rain but it has breath holes in it at the sides… holes that are perfect for little fingers – those holes are now after two uses a LOT bigger than they were! 😉 Bugs is quite a tall boy and his feet stick out of the bottom of the raincover  & he likes to kick and protest so now after two uses the plastic has started to tear! I think if the Summer continues as it is I’ll be buying a new raincover every week!  Anyway at least it comes with one which is more than I can say for some pushchairs and it would be perfect for a smaller baby 😉

The Fuse is easy to fold and put up and has a handy carry handle too which is great for getting in and out of the car. It also has a fantastic bumper bar which can be opened like a gate to the left or right, or can be pushed upwards so you can slip baby in and out! Bugs loves to sit up and hold onto this, his previous pushchair didn’t have one so I think it’s a novelty but I love the extra layer of safety that they provide.

I think overall the Fuse is a great pushchair; Bugs is 23 months now but is a big boy so he probably is too big for it. The Fuse is suitable from birth; I personally would never use a pushchair such as this from birth as I am a carrycot/pram lover but I would definately use from around 6 months!

Key features

• Multi position recline

• Soft and comfortable seat with adjustable calf support

• Front swivel wheels with all round suspension

• Folds flat for storage and carry handle for easy transportation

• Detachable bumper bar with gate opening for easy access

• Viewing window on the hood

• Bottle holder

• Storage pockets on the hood

• Five point safety harness with chest pads for added comfort

• Footrest for added support

The Fuse is available in black or grey/silver for just £129 which I feel is great value for money.


Posted on June 20, 2012

Striped Knitted Blanket Review

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The lovely people at Tippitoes recently sent me a Striped Knitted Blanket (£19.99) made by Baroo to review. I adore brightly coloured funky blankets so I was over the moon when this one arrived 🙂

What the website says –

This striped knitted blanket will keep your little one wrapped up warm and snug. Fun bright colours suit either boy or girl and make an ideal gift for newborns. Designed to fit pushchairs, Moses baskets or crib, its every parent’s must have item.

100% cotton
Soft striped knitted blanket
Designed to fit all Tippitoes pushchairs, Moses baskets and cribs
Machine washable at 30°C
Dimensions: W: 75 x L: 100cm approx.
Composition: 100% Cotton

As you can see from these photo’s Bugs absolutely loves his new blanket – especially to play peepo with! My kids (and me) love blankets; you can usually find us snuggled up watching films with lots of them on rainy days so we are very pleased to have this new addition! Bugs takes it to bed with him for his afternoon nap; it really is lovely, soft and snuggly!



Tippitoes also sell a gorgeous Luxury Bubble Blanket for £19.99 in a few different colours which looks beautiful too!

I think blankets like this make wonderful gifts for people who have just had a baby, I know when I had my three children nice blankets were not a necessity so I made do with hand downs but it is lovely to have some that are a little more luxurious 🙂 See the Tippitoes or Baroo website for more information.

Posted on March 5, 2012

Tippitoes Extendable Non Trip Safety Gate Review

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My Cybher sponsor Tippietoes recently sent me one of their Extendable Non Trip Safety Gates to review so I could control my little man 😉
What the website says – 
Manufactured from Steel and in a white paint finish relieved by cool grey plastic accessories, the Tippitoes Extendable Non Trip Safety Gate was designed specifically on consumer and retailer feedback. Suitable for use for children up to the age of 24 months, the single panel fits sizes 62-68 cms with 5 adjustable positions allowing an extension from 68 cm to 102 cms. The gate opens both ways for ease of use.
Easy to install this gate requires fixing to a sound and rigid surface and has no need for extensions.What we think – 

The safety gate comes with very easy to follow instructions and is relatively simple to put together. James had a bit of a task trying to get ours to fit as we have a wonky door frame which is narrower at the bottom than the top! Luckily this safety gates works really well with that and you can adjust the top and bottom safety catches  to fit the two different widths. I would advice reading the instructions thoroughly so that you understand the gate and how the extensions work before installing or you may have to go back and start again! Not mentioning any names Cough *James* Cough!

Once installed it is easy to open (to someone who knows how), light and very sturdy! I love the fact that the WHOLE gate opens and not just a section – it means you can actually get things through the space without having to lift over or remove the gate. With the whole gate opening this means that their is no bar across the bottom to trip over which is just brilliant!

We have fitted this safety gate on the doorway to our hall/stairs as Bugs realised he could open the door and toddle off up stairs! (Little monkey) he isn’t particularly happy about being trapped but Mummy is very happy that he is safe! I would definitely recommend this safety gate if you need an extendable one! It is very good value for money at just £22.99 or if this isn’t for you then Tippitoes also sell a Swing Shut Safety Gate which has won a few awards, sadly this didn’t fit my dimensions. They also do a Narrow Swing Shut Safety Gate and a Extra Narrow Swing Shut Safety Gate.

Posted on November 28, 2011

Introducing My Cybher 2012 Sponsor Tippitoes…

I have been extremely lucky enough to find myself a sponsor to allow me to go to Cybher 2012. I am very pleased to annouce that my Cybher sponsor for 2012 is Tippitoes. I’m really looking forward to letting everyone know about this great company and working with them more closely! :O)
Tippitoes – Affordable Quality Every Step of the Way

As one of the UK’s leading nursery equipment companies; Tippitoes has been providing its customers with colourful, stimulating and practical baby products for many years. Tippitoes produces an extensive range specifically designed to cater for the essential needs of all families.
From a single product company distributing the highly regarded Doorway Bouncer, introduced as a market innovation in the 1960s, Tippitoes has undergone a startling transformation in recent years.
From the very beginning, Tippitoes’ intent was straightforward – to provide mother and baby with safe, simple and affordable nursery solutions and its product development strategy has been developed to ensure that the company continues to do just that. 
The success of the door bouncer provided the perfect stepping stone for further growth and the opportunity to create an extensive nationwide distribution network.  As Tippitoes has developed so has the demand from customers. Today Tippitoes produces products for ‘out and about’, ‘baby’s nursery’, ‘bath time’, ‘toilet training’, ‘home safety’, ‘activity and play’ and ‘highchairs’– all of which are easily and readily available from over 500 baby product specialists and major national retailers across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In 2009 the company expanded to include a sister brand called baroo, renowned for its wide range of luxury nursery and toddler bedroom solutions.  Baroo’s range includes luxury Moses baskets, cot quilts, bumpers, bedding bales and sleeping bags. 
2010 saw the launch of Tippitoes’ new e-commerce site.  Particular care and attention was taken to make it easy to navigate as well as a helpful source for parents – warm and friendly, the Tippitoes website also provides great family orientated features and parenting advice.
For further information about Tippitoes and to see the whole collection, visit or call 0845 600 8595 for a brochure.

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