So if you have been following me for a while, you will know I love my Redsbaby Jive pram. I’ve had it since Hunter. But lets take a walk down memory lane, so I can really share with you why I think it is so great and how it has become part of our story.
In the beginning: Pregnant with Hunter…
When I was shopping around for a pram, I was only looking for two things – how good it looked and how easy it would be to pack away by myself (boy have I learnt a lot since becoming a Mama of two). I really wanted a tan/leather handle. I wanted navy too. There was a brand I was eyeing off but it was really expensive (that wasn’t really the problem, it was more the fact, I knew I would get sick of things easily and would want another pram when I had my second child). I went to a baby expo and ran into Redsbaby (this is where our love affair began!) Spotted: Navy with tan handles – I was in love and half the price of the other brand I was going to purchase. Funnily enough, the pram which I was going to get, parked right up next to the Redsbaby (another customer) so I could easily compare. One movement and it closes/opens. I was sold! My mindset was, if I didn’t like it, I would just get another one for baby number two!
When Hunter came along…
Hunter was a terrible sleeper. He would never sleep for me during the day and very little at night. He hated the car so that old myth “put them in the car and they will fall right off to sleep” – nope not this kid! The only way I could get him to sleep was in the pram! He loved to be rocked vigorously and we both looked forward to our daily walks (at one stage I was walking 2-3hours a day, just so he would sleep). He was so calm in the pram. But why Redsbaby? Any pram could do it right?. Yep that is what I thought! But read on a little further and I will explain how this wasn’t the case 🙈
I started to realise that my pram was the perfect size. I would look at other people’s prams and they were so much bulkier. This pram was so streamlined and sooooo easy to pack away (as an avid shopper, I needed as much boot space as I could get 😉). Plus everyone would ask me where my pram was from, I would get stopped at least once a day (because it looks so bloody good!).
So being pregnant, the last thing you want is a heavy pram to fold up and put in the boot. The Jive is so light, it was perfect. But people started to tell me, Hunter will hate going in the bottom of the pram when Archie comes along (Redsbaby only has tandem prams not side by side). So I listened to other people. I went out and got a side by side pram whilst I was pregnant. Guess what?! Hunter HATED it! Now this pram, is top of the range (in terms of cost too), and he absolutely hated it. He would scream every time we would go for our walks or to the shops (I relied on my pram). He just couldn’t get comfortable. Plus the side by side pram made me realise just how difficult it was to get around. Did you know you can’t fit in aisles at Kmart with a side by side pram? And it is a very tight squeeze on the escalators (I know you aren’t meant to use prams on there, but the lifts take forever!). Plus he wasn’t even sharing the pram with his little brother yet and he was already screaming. We had to go back to the Redsbaby. This time we got the Jive tandem in grey (and of course with the gorgeous tan handles). As soon as we put him back in it, he loved it! But the biggest question was, how would he go with Archie being in it and him being on the bottom?
Once again I get stopped and asked all the time, where is my pram from. It is so good and the best part, we fit in all the aisles, and it’s still so easy to assemble (the side by side one was a nightmare and took up my whole boot and I have an SUV)!
Archie loves it and so does Hunter. He has no problem being under his brother and loves getting in there. Yes there is no room for groceries but I just put a clip on the handle and hang my bags on there. And if I really need to do a big shop, I put Archie in the carrier and just use it for Hunter.
I love this pram! When we had the other pram briefly, hubby would always say can we just get another Redsbaby again. Even down to the accessories. The organiser is the best out of any pram I have seen. It has been designed for mums and dads. Perfect amount of space for two drink bottles, 2 phones, a wallet and keys (and you don’t have to take it off when putting it in the car). I use the sun shade all the time especially as we do a lot of walking. It is so lightweight and streamline. Very easy to pack away. The design is one of the best on the market with their tan details + colour palette. They have a gorgeous new range out (I think I need to get the white one for Baby number 3 when it comes along 😉). Oh and the best part, so reasonably priced. You aren’t just buying a pram with Redsbaby, you are buying into a family. The team at Redsbaby is so helpful, they get back to your emails so quickly and are generally interested in you and your family. Their customer service is second to none! You can get a 30 day trial plus 24months warranty (check their website for more details).
The Redsbaby jive and metro got voted by parents as the 2017 highest rated pram!! It was their second consecutive win, as they were the 2016 winners too!
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