I am honoured to be working with BRITAX this year as one of their Mumbassadors. It means I get to share amazing competitions with you, ask your opinions and of course, review their fantastic products!
My first task as a Mumbassador has been to review their newest pushchair- The BRITAX SMILE. The name is the first thing you notice about a product and they have picked a winner here. Just saying the name makes you smile- try it!
I am very fussy, it takes me a long time to find products to suit my tastes and so I was a bit nervous to review the SMILE in case I didn’t like it. I needn’t have worried though as I absolutely love everything about it! BRITAX have thought about every last detail and everything feels as though it has been designed by a parent- exactly what you want from a product!
What do you get?
Something I really like about the BRITAX SMILE is that it includes the carrycot, there is nothing worse than having to buy everything separately is there? The carrycot means it is suitable from birth, with the seat being suitable from 6 months. They also include a raincover, so as soon as you get it home you know you have everything you’ll need to start using it immediately! Fab!
There is not much assembly required, the wheels click into place (and are easy to remove again if necessary) and then the chassis is ready to go. The seat just needs the hood and the front bar clicking into place and then you are ready to use it! Easy!
Isn’t it stylish? Ours is black which is my favourite colour for pushchairs but it is also available in other colours; red, navy and silver. Each colour looks great so whichever takes your fancy, you will be sure to turn heads as you walk along. I certainly felt like a yummy mummy pushing mine through town! Something I really like is the fact they have included safety within the design of the fabric. There are reflective strips sewn into the basket so you will be visible to traffic if you should find yourself out after dark.
Ease of Use
All of the different mechanisms are easy to use.- there are no fiddly clips, just simple to use latches. I have seen so many parents struggle with their buggies- my friend has to lean over her child to adjust the seat whereas the SMILE has a one handed mechanism right at the top of the seat.
The seat can be parent facing or forward facing and with the inbuilt CLICK & GO© receivers it is easy to make the switch. The receivers are also compatible with the BRITAX Baby Safe Plus SHR II car seat which would complete the travel system. Folding it down is easy too, I have had pushchairs which have a 5-step system of closing the frame! Imagine having to do that in the rain!!! The SMILE has a 2-step process and it is quick and easy. It also folds down to a compact size, perfect for fitting into the boot of your car. If you have an especially small boot you would be able to remove the wheels easily if needs be.
My favourite feature is the telescopic handle- I am very tall and so often find myself stooping to reach handles- not with the SMILE, I am able to adjust it with the click of a button! Simple!
The Shopping Basket
I don’t know about you but the size of the shopping basket is one of the most important things for me. With a baby and a toddler I need plenty of room for bags and toys. I also need room for any shopping I pick up in town as I do not have a car during the week. The SMILE has an enormous basket, I don’t even think you can appreciate the size unless you see it in person!
Our overall impression
As you can probably tell, I am a little bit in love with the BRITAX SMILE. It is easy to use and looks great- what more could you want? The only problem I can see is that I want another baby so I can have a try of the carrycot!!
If you want to have a look at the BRITAX SMILE in action and all of the great features it has, take a look at the little video we made when we took it for a stroll. Enjoy!
We were sent the Smile as part of our Mumbassadorship. All thoughts and words are my own.