Phil and Teds Vibe Baby Pushchair Buggy Review

i444magesThe Phil & Teds Vibe is a baby stroller and is also a convertible 3 wheeler Tandem Buggy suitable for kids up to 5 years of age. If you’d been thinking of buying this particular baby stroller, read my review first and see if it’s indeed the right one for your needs.

The Pros:

With the Vibe pushchair, you will have access to the storage basket even if the back is reclined at its lowest position – a big advantage that many pushchairs lack.

There are many thing to praise about the Vibe. It looks smart, it’s ergonomic, functional, and practical. It’s sturdy and feels solid. It’s got an easily removable bumper bar with padded cover, is comfortable to push, and easy to clean. Many users expressed that the unique hand-controlled brakes are quite simple and easy to use, too.

Phil and Teds is one of the most comfortable push chair because the soft padded seats makes the ride very comfortable for your baby. Since the pushchair’s seat is roomier than most pushchairs, the Vibe can actually seat kids up to 25kg or up to 5 years of age. This makes it the perfect buy for those who have bigger/older toddlers.

If you buy the Phil & Teds “double kit” you can convert the baby stroller into a tandem buggy. It’s great for couples with a toddler and is expecting another baby. Good news too you don’t even have to remove the seat when you want to fold the pushchair, making it even more convenient.

Phil & Teds Vibe: The Cons

The pushchair may be easy to fold and unfold, but will require both hands. There are also several steps that one will be required to follow to fold the pushchair properly.

The views of parents vary in terms of the pushchair’s maneuverability. While I agree that it is a dream to push, it can still be tricky when you need to steer it in confined spaces.

The brake is quiet tricky as well. Since the controls are in the middle of the handlebars, there may be times when the user can unintentionally set it off. But others have reported that it is quite manageable to use. Really depends on one’s preference.

The Vibe is quite bulky and heavy, but you can take off the wheels when folding it and actually it can still fit in the boot of a medium sized car although there won’t leave much room for anything else.

What To Consider When Buying Canopy Baby Cribs

imkagesBaby cribs come in different sizes, styles and shapes. What baby cribs you
choose for your baby will ultimately depend on your budget, your way of life
and what you find most comfortable and functional for your child.

One kind of baby crib that parents look for is the canopy baby crib, which
has four posts that can hold fabric canopies above your baby. Structured
more for the elegance that it provides to a room than its functionality,
most parents do not opt for canopy baby cribs. Some parents, in fact, who
are considering buying canopy baby cribs decide against buying as they are
not comfortable placing cloths above the crib as it may fall off any time
and suffocate the baby.

Still, there are some who are really attracted to the canopy baby crib’s
elegant lines and its “royalty” feel. True enough, having a curtain-like
cloth surrounding the canopy baby crib gives a more medieval palace look
reminiscent of the baby cribs used in past centuries.

Parents who do decide to go for the canopy baby crib’s elegant line are just
advised to be really cautious with using cloths and to make sure that they
are fastened securely. Take your time in constructing the canopy baby crib
and be certain that the posts are secure and sturdy. It is a good idea to
test the sturdiness of the canopy baby crib that you are buying when you are
still inside the store as you can compare different models and styles.

When you have already constructed the canopy baby crib that you bought,
check for the sturdiness of the crib again. It is also a good idea to check
the metal frames and the posts for signs of vulnerability such as broken
edges, cuts and bents in the metals. Parent should also examine broken,
loose and missing screws and report any problem immediate to the store. Even
the smallest thing that you have missed can result into an accident that can
cause your baby his life if you do not take heed.

Remember though that canopy cloths are often sold separately. Make sure that
when you do buy one, you have already consulted with people as to what kind
is best for your baby, taking into consideration the temperature in the room
as well as the weather outside. While canopy baby cribs are just like any
other baby cribs, it is still important that you be cautious and thorough
with your inspection, construction and use of the baby crib.

If you feel that canopy baby cribs is not something that you want for your
baby, there are other types of baby cribs available in the market. Standard
baby cribs are those that have classic rectangular designs that are
practical, safe and comfortable. These types have either one or two
drop sides depending on the design. Baby cribs with two drop sides are more
expensive as they allow for more flexibility.

Being simple does not of course mean that standard baby cribs are not
decorative. Some standard baby cribs in fact have sleigh styles, which have
taller and curved head and foot boards. Convertible baby cribs, on the other
hand, are specially designed to be used from babyhood to toddler hood.
Definitely more expensive than the standard design, convertible baby cribs
can be converted from a standard baby crib into a bed that your baby can
sleep into when he grows up.