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REVIEW: MINENE PUSHCHAIR LINER

Review: Minene Pushchair Liner

Don’t you just hate when you end up with a collection of crumbs and fluff in your child’s pushchair or car seat? If you’re lucky, it’ll look something like this:

Crumbs in pushchair

At worst, you won’t want to touch that stuff without a pair of gloves. This is where the Minene pushchair liner comes in!

I recently procured the opportunity to try one for Autumn. I’m so excited that I won’t have to spend ages trying to scrub bits of biscuit off of her pushchair anymore, or have to work out how to get those little crumbs out of that crevice.

I’ll discuss designs a little further later, but as it’s October I’m getting very excited about Halloween! As such, I chose the black and grey ghost patterned liner:

Halloween ghost Minene pushchair liner

Autumn’s pushchair is red and grey, so I thought it’d match well with it too.

UNIVERSAL

These pushchair liners are designed to be universal, allowing them to fit most pushchairs. They can also be used in car seats! As you can see from the picture below, they have plenty of slits in them to allow the harnesses of a variety of pushchairs and car seats to be pulled through.

Top of Minene pushchair liner

It fitted my Quinny Zapp Xtra 2 very well, using the bottom slit and the second slits from the top.

Minene pushchair liner on Quinny Zapp Xtra 2

As you can see from the back of the liner, there is also an elasticated band at the back:

Back of Minene pushchair liner

MATERIAL

The pushchair liners are made of 100% cotton and feel fantastic quality. I thought it was going to be soft, but I didn’t realise quite how soft! The amount of padding feels as though it’ll make Autumn’s pushchair much more comfortable for her.

Perhaps best of all, it’s machine washable! Woohoo, no more scrubbing stubborn pieces of biscuit off (except for on the straps)!

Minene grey ghost pushchair liner

The packaging also says that it’s azo free. I didn’t know what that meant, so I googled it. In a nutshell, it means that the dyes used are free of carcinogens (nasty potentially cancer causing chemicals). Well, that reassurance is what’s really the best thing about this product to me. I always worry about what my baby is exposed to.

NO MESS

As previously mentioned, I am pleased that I won’t have to worry about crumbs and scrubbing when it comes to the pushchair liner. If it’s just crumbs, I should be able to just brush them off. If it’s anything more, I can whip it off fairly quickly and pop it in the washing machine.

DESIGNS

One of the best things about pushchair liners is that they give your pushchair a new look! I took a photo of my daughter and shared it with a friend the other day and she actually thought I had a new pushchair! They’re pretty affordable too, so if you were that way inclined, you could get a couple and change them around.

At the time of writing, there are several patterned designs available on Minene’s website, some of which are reversible!

Patterned Minene pushchair liners

As much as I love my pushchair, I have been known to look longingly at patterned ones from time to time. However, this liner makes ours more interesting and I’m not so bothered anymore. By the way, if patterns aren’t your thing or you DO have a patterned pushchair and think the above liners would be a little too much, there are plain liners available too!

TEST DRIVE

We’ve been on a couple of test drives with our pushchair liner. You can see that with the design of my pushchair, it flares out a little but still looks great and very comfortable!

Quinny Zapp Xtra 2 with Minene ghost liner

It looks like both of us are happy with it!

Minene grey pushchair liner - happy customer

You can take a better look at it in this short video review I recorded:

Disclosure: I received a Minene pushchair liner in exchange for this review. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.

Monochrome Nursery Accessories with Minene

Monochrome Nursery Accessories with Minene

Anyone walking into my home, looking at my Instagram or even this blog can instantly tell I have a huge love for anything monochrome. I think it’s stylish, bold and just makes a room look clean and bright. I love a white background, bold blacks and with this in mind, I was absolutely thrilled when the lovely team at Minene offered me some of their monochrome range to review.

I was instantly drawn to this gorgeous rug. A lovely white rug with the alphabet embossed as the main feature- it really is perfect. It’s becoming a regular feature in all my posed photo’s of the kids as it embodies everything I love about the monochrome style.

It’s the perfect style for most rooms and is currently residing in our play area in the living room. Isla and Archer both have space to lay and play or sit together, it has helped encourage Isla to keep all her toys in one place and she loves looking at the letters and trying to learn what each of them is.

Once Archer is bigger and able to play upstairs, we are going to incorporate it into his nursery which coincidentally is also black white and grey.

We were also sent a lovely monochrome storage basket for Archer, which is the perfect size to hold his small collection of toys. It’s nice to have a special place for his bits, as Isla has all her designated toy boxes across the rooms of the house she plays in. It’s also lovely and soft with a slight quilted texture meaning as he’s began to roll, he can actually grab at it himself to tip it over and get to his toys, and because it is soft I don’t have to worry about him being hurt in doing so.

Most nursery items seem to be either bright blue or bright pink these days, and I do have a lot of items which are nice and colourful, but my heart truly rests with monochrome so it’s been so refreshing having something fit so nicely in with the theme of my homes decor whilst still being aimed towards the children.

Minene have a whole monochrome range available, as well as so many other items for the little ones- I thoroughly recommend you give them a visit here.

You can use the voucher code BW30 for 30% off any of their monochrome range too!

What colour theme did you choose for your child’s play area? Do you love monochrome as much as me? Let me know!

Steph xo

I received both the storage basket and nursery rug in exchange for this post, in collaboration with Minene. All photos are my own, and all opinions expressed are my own honest thoughts.

New Bedroom Rug Range!

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Designed with kids in mind, our new Minene rug collection is full of colour and made of 100% soft cotton. At 140 x 80cm, they are ideal for kids to relax and play! Our impressive selection include themed designs and educational styles that can help them learn their ABC’s. A kid’s rug can really tie a room together.

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Shop our full range here x

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Nursery Storage Baskets From Minene

When I finished decorating Will’s bedroom this time last year, I made a mental note to keep an eye out for some toy storage. I wanted something big enough that it would fit any cuddly toys he would undoubtedly gather along the way, without looking too imposing. I did look at some wicker baskets but nothing seemed to fit in with the theme of the room.

A few weeks ago I had an email from the lovely people at Minene, a baby brand who produce the most gorgeous clothing and accessories. When I spotted the blue and grey star baskets I knew they were exactly the style I’d been looking for. Plus, being made out of material would mean they wouldn’t be such a harsh addition to the room.

I went for the 2 basket set as I wanted a little tub for him to have little bits and bobs in, things that he could sit and reach himself. The smaller basket is perfect for being used as a treasure basket – although I am yet to find the time to make one of those!

The bigger basket is just the right size for his toys – as predicted he has indeed collected quite a few already!

I love that they are soft, no hard edges for him to bang into but strong enough that they hold everything in nicely. His room is finally complete!

If you are looking for toy storage then the Minene website has loads of designs to choose from, all in the soft but study cotton.

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Minene Sample Sale!

Baby Sample Sale copy

Minene Sample Sale!

Our sample sale includes gorgeous Summer and Winter clothing – from newborn to age 2 plus accessories including footmuffs, liners, activity mats, storage and lots more!

Open House at 20 Wycombe Gardens, NW11 8AL
(5 mins from Golders Green station)

Wednesday 24th May from 10am till 3pm
(Restricted parking 11-12pm)

CASH only, starting from only £1!

All welcome!

Picnics with Minene!

I always dreamt of picnics in the park with my family, and luckily for me, we live in a city with an abundance of parks.
We’re also very much into getting outdoors at the moment and making the most of the beautiful weather we’re having recently.

So last weekend we decided to head out for the afternoon and have a little picnic in Palmerston Park in Southampton, one of our favourite spots at the moment. It’s filled with pretty flowers and plenty of shady trees, perfect for sitting under and letting Henry have a crawl around. After a quick stop in M&S for supplies we were ready for an afternoon in the sunshine.

 

We’ve also recently added to our picnic repertoire with this gorgeous activity mat* from Minene which combines style with functionality. The activity mat is perfect for setting up a picnic on, with a waterproof underside, and soft sensory toys attached to keep little hands entertained. It all comes in its own bag which fits perfectly over the handle bars of our pushchair.

 

 

 

Henry’s determined face in the above photo literally made my day when I was putting together this post so obviously I had to share it!

 

 

 

These boys of mine love their food!

 

 

Of course no picnic would be complete without some baby throwing, and baby escaping!

 

 

And finally, total picnic abandonment!! Seriously though, this is one really great and versatile blanket. It’s such high quality, and although a little on the pricier side, I think it’s well worth the cost as it is so well made and looks like it can stand any amount of small person torture! It survived a rampant 10 month old, which is more than can be said about our jaffa cakes (yep, Henry got in them and we didn’t realise until there was chocolate on his foot!) It’s 100% coming with us on every trip out, and I’m really looking forward to taking it to the beach with us when we go out for our staycations this year! That waterproof bottom looks perfect for protecting against sand too!

New Minene Pyjamas!

There’s nothing nicer than brand new pyjamas, so when we were asked to review some Minene Pjs I was more than happy to say yes.
Most of Ru’s pjs are getting too small and more than half are hand me downs!
I was asked to pick which ones I wanted, so I went for;
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Ru loved both of the designs and was more than happy to jump into them as soon as he had, had his bath.
The first pair he picked out was the Summer Grey pjs.
The little monster on the t-shirt represents Ru right down to a T!
The material is nice and soft and the fit is perfect, not too tight not too baggy.

 

Each Pyjama set comes in a nice organza gift bag, so they’d make a perfect present.

 

It’s recommended that you wash them at 30 degrees.
They wash up well, we haven’t had any shrinkages yet and he’s worn them a few times since receiving them.
All of Minene Pjs are available from ages 2yrs right up to 8yrs!
Minene also have a sweet collection of baby clothes that go up to age 2.
Along with their range of clothes & Pjs, they have a beautiful range of storage for the home.
All at very reasonable prices.
If you haven’t checked out their website, I highly recommend having a look!

MINENE ACTIVITY BLANKET: BABY PLAY TO PICNIC DAY

I love a good picnic with the kids and have since they were babies. I was always looking for that perfect versatile blanket that was water proof on one side, soft and thick enough to be comfortable to crawl on for baby and your bum to sit on but then grow up with us for our picnic days out as a whole family. We love to do picnics while on holiday so we always need a convenient way to carry the picnic blanket and basket with our hands free to hold the kid’s hands to wherever we are exploring for the day.

This Easter, we went to Ireland, we got to take with us this Minene Activity blanket that met all our criteria for a fab picnic day out for my two toddlers. They may not be babies anymore but it was thicker and softer than the normal picnic blankets we have bought in the past. It also comes with a fab carrier that still had room for other items which really saved my back when we were walking further distances for our picnics than just from the car.

Our first picnic was on a bit chillier day while we were visiting Great-Grandma’s house. The kids wanted their lunch outside by the flowers so we thought we would see just how comfortable our new picnic blanket was. My kids absolutely love eating outside as much as we do! They are usually ones that see a great place to sit and eat and shout out, “let’s have a picnic”.

 

We had a variety of picnics with friends and family and just us throughout our entire trip which was fab. When we got home, we got invited on a sunny Saturday to go have a picnic at Trentham Gardens with friends so we jumped at the opportunity to bring along our new picnic blanket. It was great for the kids to share while over looking the lake and swans. I was amazed at how much stuff I could fit in the carry tote along with the activity blanket. I only wish I had this when my two were little it’s fab.

I can’t stand sitting on a picnic blanket and feeling the cold ground which is a bonus with this one especially if you have babies crawling around on it. It does have cute little soft toys attached for playtime, entertainment and my two just used them to mark their side of the blanket and called them seat markers. I loved the vibrant stripes of this one.

It’s perfect for winter or summer picnic with it’s wipe clean material and it’s thickness to keep the cold ground at bay. It’s the perfect square size for a family of four at 135 cm x 135cm square 3cm thick. It comes in six different patterns and colors with matching tote bags! Bonus! It’s easy to throw over your shoulder and take wherever you want to go.

So whether you have a baby or you have a growing family that love picnic days, it’s the perfect versatile outdoor blanket and this pattern is on sale at only £20 now. It’s picnic season, let’s get our baby play or picnic days on!

*We were sent this for the purpose of this review but all opinions are our own.