When we started our journey as Graco Ambassadors Joseph was a tiny 7 weeks old, 2 years later he’s a walking, sort of talking little boy. Alas, it is now time to hang up the Graco hat 🙁 We’ve had lots of fun during our Graco journey and here are a few of the highlights.
We’re saying goodbye in style though with a fabulous giveaway as Graco are giving Me and My Kiddywinks the chance to win a Graco Sweetpeace.
The Sweetpeace uses innovative, patented motion technology to simulate a mother’s real soothing movements to help relax little ones. The motion moves little ones from side to side, as parents do, as opposed to just back and front making baby feel especially comforted. As well as featuring six speeds, the two speed vibrations tailor the movement to help with all moods over, from lively to sleepy.
Baby can be kept amused with an MP3 plug-in connection ready to play favourite songs, along with the pre-loaded high quality sounds, this unique audio experience promotes early learning, as well as a baby tray with mirror, teether and soft toy to help baby entertained.
The Sweetpeace is very flexible so can be used as a soother or standalone rocker. The stand can be used with Graco 0+ car seats (Logico S and Junior Baby) so parents can move baby easily without any hassle. It also features a handy timer to switch off the vibration and sounds so that’s one less thing to worry about during this busy period. The Sweetpeace has a comfortable fabric in relaxing colours with a removable, translucent canopy.
This competition has now closed. Our winner was drawn by Random.org and is….
Rachel McArthur. An Email is on it’s way Rachel. Congratulations!
As a Graco Ambassador I get the honor of trying out all of their latest products, the latest to arrive was the Graco Evo. The Evo is available in five fab colours Pitstop Black, Lime Green, Chilli Red and Sand.
I opted for the Lime Green and was thrilled with my choice when it arrived. The box contains Chassis, Seat Unit, Footmuff and Raincover and it comes pretty much ready assembled all you need to do is clips the back wheels on. My first thoughts when it was assembled were that it looked like a very much upgraded and modern version of the Fusio and not dissimilar in looks to the Babystyle Oyster.
The Evo is suitable from birth to a maximum of 15kg and weighs a meer 9.5kg, very light for a travel system.
The front wheels are lockable and offer suspension measuring 18cm and the back 23cm they are both plastic so there’s no need to worry about punctures. The brakes can be turned on or off on either the left or right hand side of the back wheels and whilst they’re not step on/off brakes they are easy to use and work well.
The seat unit can be easily turned to parent or world facing by simply squeezing in the grey clips at the side and turning. It comes with an easily removable seat liner and a cosy fleece lined footmuff. The seat can be reclined to three positions including lie flat for newborns by using the large easy to use handle at the back. There is also a 5 point safety harness which is easily adjustable by unzipping the back on the seat and re threading the straps and a foam covered safety bar.
The Graco Evo also has a one hand fold which has to be my favourite feature, great for when dealing with an unruly toddler! After removing the seat, simply slide the switch on top of the handle and press the button underneath and the handle drops toward the rear wheels, it’s very compact and fits nicely inside my small car boot.
We’ve been using the Evo for a good couple of months now and it’s by far my favourite of our Graco collection (my husband still prefers the Symbio). It’s been on and off road with us and has taken the different terrian well and ensuring Joseph a very comfy and stylish ride.
For more information on the Graco Evo please see the Graco website.
As Graco Ambassadors our latest choice of product from them was the Graco Nautilus, which is a 3 in 1 covering groups 1,2 and 3 a huge weight range of 9-36kg.
I’ve never had a group 1,2 and 3 car seat so was very curious to see if it really did cover all of the requirements of each different age and weight range.
The Nautilus does not come ready assembled but in three parts, it was simple enough to put together though and took a couple of minutes. It was easy to fit as well. We are using the Nautilus with Joseph who is 14 months old and weighs just under 9.5kg, so we are using it with the harness in place. To fit simply thread the seat belt through the seat fasten it, pull tightly on the seat belt (I normally put my knee into the seat whilst doing this) and then fasten with the red clip at the top of the seat.
Give the seat a good wiggle to make sure there is no movement and then you are ready to go!
The Nautilus features some lovely cubby hole storage compartments and a cup holder which Joseph just loves filling up with bits and bobs. The covers are machine washable which is a god send when clever Daddy gives him chocolate buttons in the car! It also has a five point safety harness with comfortable cushioned straps, these are height adjustable and have three positions.
One feature that I was amazed to see was that the Nautilus does recline, not a huge amount but enough to stop Joseph’s head from rolling when he does fall asleep. The deep side impact protection does help as well though.
The Nautilius can also be used without the saftey harness just as you would a high backed booster seat, with the seat belt, when your child reaches 18kg and the head rest of the seat is adjustable too. You can also use the Nautilus as a backless booster from 22 – 36kg.
I’ve been really impressed with the Graco Nautilus and am amazed at how well a car seat can reallt grow with your child.
The Graco Nautilus is available from Amazon currently priced at £109.94.
It was announced by Graco today that I am their newest ambassador!!!
Back at the end of February I was chosen as one of five lucky testers of their new pramette/stroller the Fusio. Prize enough in itself!! Our task, as testers, was to spread the word about the new Fusio in imaginative and creative ways, aswell as writing up reviews on it. We had such a blast thinking of crazy Youtube videos to shoot and writing little ditty’s and songs. It became such a huge part of my life and I truly have missed it. I still find myself trying to think words to our version of Old McDonald “Baby Joe Joe had a pram, Graco Fusio!”, our never made it time video.
I came first and my prize is £500 and the coveted title of Graco Ambassador. As part of the ambassador programme I will receive regular products from them to test and review.
The prize money will go towards getting Joseph’s room ready for him to move in and Imogen will benefit, probably in the form of Barbie dolls. If there is any left over, it will go into a saving account for Joe as he missed out on the trust fund scheme. They were the stars of the show after all.
Thank you Graco x