I first discovered Graco as a brand when I gave birth to my daughter 14.5 years ago, her pushchair was a top of the line travel system and from that point forward Graco have featured in our lives with each baby and it I have no doubt this baby will be no different.
Recently bump and I were invited on an amazing trip to Cologne in Germany to the nursery product trade fair Kind + Jugend to discover what innovative and creative products Graco will be unveiling in the coming year and with this years offerings it really will mean that travelling the world will be no problem!
First of the bat has to be the innovative new Milestone car seat which is set for launch in early 2016 and has been designed from birth to 12 years, effectively meaning that you don’t need to ever buy another car seat for your child!
The Milestone car seat is rear facing from birth and includes and internal padding to ensure baby is not flopping round in the seat, this can be removed once baby is big enough. When baby is ready for the next stage of car seats you can turn the car seat round forward facing and the headrest and harness is adjustable as your child grows, I am looking forward to seeing more of this when it’s released in the coming months!
Next on the list is the ingenious Swivi Booster Seat, it’s currently available in Key Lime and Pink and I spotted this on first sight as this is something we looked for on the market when Joshua was little and yet never found … Well it certainly made it to market now! Or it will be in a few months!
For us family dining means including all members of the family and this seat can be used from birth, swivels 180 degrees for easy access, reclines and also fits to a standard dining chair and to top it off it then transforms into a booster seat for older babies and children.
For us this is totally ideal with limited kitchen space, no storage for bulky highchairs and the fact we can even bring baby to the table while we eat and then wean baby in it …. For me this it totally on my must haves for bump when he arrives!
The FastAction Sport LX is a super nippy 3-wheel style pushchair that has a super one-handed fold action that means not only can you fold with one hand it also folds compactly too and with the added bonus of the Graco Click Connect compatibility it means you can turn this nippy 3 wheeler into around travel solution.
The FastAction Fold DLX has bonus of one hand fold and compact fold like its lightweight sibling but this is the slightly more meaty 4 wheel version with added extras like parent tray on the handle bars and child tray that makes for a great all-rounder with its substantial shopping basket and large hood.
Another of Graco’s new products that is totally on my hit list for my new baby essentials along with the already mentioned Swivi Booster Seat is the Move With Me Swing/rocker. Not only is it super striking and looks extremely comfortable and well padded it’s also portable and the icing on the cake for me is … not only does it run on batteries it also has a cable (Thank you Graco as it will save a small fortune on batteries!) it folds down smaller for storage and even has a carry handle on there too!
Thank you Graco for allowing me to come and view your new products and for me to fall in love with some for my new baby in the new year! Its be a totally pleasure to see how much the Brand has grown since buying my first product 14 years ago and thank you for showing me just how much the Brand is a contender with reasonable pricing and sturdy and ingenious product!