It’s fun getting out and about but not always so easy when you have 3 children to keep an eye on. I am one of those mums that is a little over protective of her young. I tend to like to hold their hands when we walk down the road although I know many others that are that bit more relaxed with their children allowing them to run along ahead and in some cases not being as watchful as you might expect. Maybe I’m over doing it or maybe I’m not but with the world nowadays I appreciate children need to be street savvy but also am aware that people are busier and in many cases more careless when they drive. I’ve seen cars swerve onto the road near children and noticed some drivers not paying attention as they drive, reverse etc. I have always use reigns on my little ones, I appreciate some parents like them and others are not such big fans but I think they are great to allow little ones to have that bit more freedom (and exercise) than having to sit in a pushchair or hold mummy’s hand all the time. Of course holding 3 hands doesn’t quite add up and so when I have all 3 with me I have mastered a way of making sure all are safe having mini man in the pushchair and the girls holding on to either side. Mr Squishy has now thrown a spanner in the works though and has been insisting on walking a lot more which is fine but not quite so easy with the length of my reigns. I had seen a few mums out and about with backpacks that had reigns on them and thought this to be a wonderful idea so when Babymel got in touch and asked if I wanted to review a backpack with reigns it was clearly meant to be!
Many of you will have heard of Babymel, they provide a whole range of kiddie related products from changing bags, lunch bags, bottles, backpacks and more. We were sent a backpack for Mr Squishy to review.
The bag we were sent was the;
Mini Dinosaur Backpack with Safety Harness Reins
This is super cute and the perfect size as Mr Squishy is 2.5 and so this isn’t too large for his back. This is suitable for ages 1 to 4 so he will get plenty of use out of it. He loved the backpack as he finally had one of his own and didn’t need to try and steal his sisters ones anymore by grabbing them when they weren’t looking and making a run for it. That would never turn out well for him so Mr Squishy is over the moon he now has one. As you might imagine he was extremely eager to use it so he packed his bag with all the essentials.
The backpack is covered with cute dinosaurs and has a detachable safety harness/ reins perfect to keep me happy in the knowledge I have a good hold of my little man. The harness is well made with a metal clip which I loved as my reigns have a plastic clip. There is a large zipped compartment for storing all sorts of goodies from packed lunches to fun stuff. There is an elasticated strap inside to help keep bottles secured which is handy. Inside there is also a section where you can write the owners name inside a monster! There is also a smaller pocket in the front of the bag perfect for tissues, hand wash and a few Wow Toys drivers. Mr Squishy loves helping mummy by packing his bag to go out. He is able to unzip and zip up the bag and even tries to put it on his back but still needs assistance with that but he is doing well.
Once the backpack is on he is ready to go out and can’t wait. Sometimes he will quickly sneak in an extra toy or ten whilst mummy locks up (before the bag is on him).
This little man loves going out and about with his new backpack and loves the extra freedom it gives him. Mummy is very pleased that it has padded straps and that they feel comfy for Squishy and also very secure so she doesn’t need to worry about the front clip or attachment to the bag opening on it’s own or breaking. Mr Squishy has yet to discover that the cute little PVC-free, BPA-free, Phthalate-free Zip & Zoe tag attached is musical although mummy has sneakily pressed it then flipped the bag over and pretended she doesn’t know where the music is coming from lol.
My little man couldn’t be happier with this fab new backpack and loves to grab it and prepare it to encourage mummy to go out for extra walks. It’s handy to know that when my little man is a bit older and I am somewhere I feel he will be safe I can unclip the harness and let him have a little roam around.
All purchases are covered by a 6 month warranty which is useful to be aware of and these guys have been awarded 5 stars for both their service and this product on Feefo. This product is a recent addition to their product range but I am sure it will do well it is a great little bag for boys and girls that love dinosaurs.
Would you use a backpack with reigns for your children?
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Disclaimer: A sample of the product was sent for my consideration.