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  • InBrand Collaborations, Hugo

    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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  • InBrand Collaborations, Hugo

    First Impressions Of The Babystyle Hybrid Edge

    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!

    Harriet XO

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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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