Baby Number Two, Brand Collaborations

Babystyle Hybrid Edge Review {Carrycot Mode}

When you have a new baby, I always think one of the biggest and most important purchases you will make for them is a pushchair/buggy/pram/stroller/travel system or whatever else you wish to call it! You may remember a few months back, I shared my first impressions of the Hybrid Edge by Babystyle. I was really impressed with it then and after using it for five whole months, I am even more impressed with it now! So I thought I would share with you a bit more about how we’ve been getting on with using it in carrycot mode for Hugo.

I’ll start by saying that I absolutely LOVE the Hybrid. Aesthetically it matches my taste absolutely perfectly. The Stonewash colour is just so lovely and we have received lots of compliments on it! Not only does the Hybrid look great, it is also extremely user friendly. It pushes well, folds down easily and feels super well made. I said in my first post how I felt that the Hybrid was really good value for money and I stand by that comment, even more so now.

Hugo is Five months old now and we are currently still using the pushchair in carrycot mode. It is so spacious compared to other carrycots I have seen. Hugo is a pretty big baby, yet he still has plenty of room! He always seems very happy in his carrycot and often drops off to sleep when we are out and about. We have also used the carrycot overnight a couple of times when we have stayed at my in-laws and he slept fantastically in it then too. The carrycot has proper feet on it which makes it perfect for using overnight as it can stand alone. I also find this handy for when I am getting it in and out of the car as it means it wont get the fabrics dirty if I have to pop in on the floor.

We also regularly use the car seat mode on the pushchair too which is an absolute lifesaver when Hugo falls asleep in the car and I am just nipping into somewhere quickly. I tend to use it like this for Bella’s ballet class as its only half an hour long and it saves me both time and hassle. Sometimes I do find it a bit tricky clipping the car seat into the adaptors, it does seem to require a bit of a knack!

My only negative comment on the Hybrid would be that sadly the logo has started to rub off on one side of the chassis. Presumably from getting it in and out of the car so often. But I am a little disappointed about it as it instantly makes the Hybrid look a bit old and unloved, which it most certainly is not!

But apart from that, I honestly couldn’t be happier with it. Below is a few bullet points of the things I particularly like and the couple of things that I dislike.

Pros

  • Super spacious carrycot
  • Pushes like an absolute dream
  • Collapses down quickly and easily
  • Carrycot can be removed with just on hand
  • The wheels pop off if you need to give them a clean or if you’re pushed for space in the boot
  • Generous basket underneath which is easy to get to
  • Lovely to look at
  • Deals with multi terrain very well
  • Compatible with our Maxi Cosi car seat
  • Easy to use rain cover
  • Nice big sun visor on the hood
  • Adjustable handle
  • Bag clips to stop your bag sliding down the handle
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • Car seat can be tricky to clip into adaptors
  • Logo has already started to rub off

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*Babystyle very kindly sent me the Hybrid Pushchair mentioned in this post for a collaboration. All opinions are of course my own*

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