One of the things I love most about being pregnant is all of the preparations that come with a new baby. I just love all of the excitement it brings. Deliberating over what to call them. Spending hours browsing all the adorable baby clothes online and swooning over beautiful nurseries on Pinterest. I get great pleasure from washing, ironing and folding all of the tiny baby clothes, imagining what my new baby will look like. And then of course there is the shopping. Which is in fact both my favourite and my least favourite part of baby preparations.
I love being organised and it feels very exciting ticking all of the purchases off of a list but it can also be super stressful! There is no denying that baby shopping is just a tad overwhelming. One of the biggest investments you make for your baby is usually a pushchair/pram/travel-system. There is SO much choice out there these days and it really is a total minefield. I’m indecisive enough normally, but when pregnant, I’m almost incapable of coming to a decision (my poor husband!).
Now I personally like to go for more of a travel system style. Something that ticks all the boxes from the get go. No messing about having to purchase a second stroller when your baby gets to a certain age. I like to have something that will last from the newborn stage right the way through to toddler-hood. This is where the Hybrid by Babystyle comes in. This beauty is an amazing three in one that certainly ticks all those boxes. With just one chassis you can use it as a compact city stroller, in single mode or in tandem. You also have the option to attach your car seat to all of those modes too!
We have the Hybrid Edge which is the single version. It came with both the carrycot and seat unit for it too. It arrived in just two boxes and my husband reports that it was super easy to put together. Not even convinced he looked at the instructions! There are seven different colour options which means there really is something for everyone. We opted for the Stonewash. Which is sort of a darker grey shade and oh my, it is so beautiful! The handlebar, zips and trim are in a lovely brown leather which not only compliments the grey beautifully but it also adds that touch of luxury to the pram I feel.
First impressions once it was assembled were that the pram seems to be extremely well made. It feels sturdy and pushes like a dream. One of my other first thoughts were that it is great value for money as you get so much included for the price. Both the carrycot and seat unit seem lovely and spacious – I have no doubt that our baby boy will very comfortable in it. The carrycot and seat unit both lift off the base really easily too which is always helpful. The whole thing is actually super easy to put up and collapse down compared to some others I have used previously.
We have taken it for a quick walk with Bella in the seat unit which just goes to show how spacious it is as she is now three and a half! Our walk ended up being a bit bumpier than expected but the Hybrid handled this very well! Overall we am super impressed so far and can’t wait to use it properly once our baby boy has arrived. I will be doing a full more detailed review of the Hybrid Edge in both carrycot mode and using the seat unit too once baby is a bit bigger, so do keep your eyes peeled for those!
*Babystyle very kindly sent me the Hybrid Pushchair mentioned in this post for a collaboration. All opinions are of course my own*