As with lots of small children, my girls’ favourite game to play is mums and dads. P was given a dolls buggy and baby for her second Christmas when she was eighteen months old, and over the years we have built up a sizeable collection of babies and associated paraphernalia. Essentially the more life like the toy, and more it resembles something we actually own and use for real the better.
When we were offered the opportunity to review the gorgeous Armadillo dolls buggy by Mamas & Papas the girls were over joyed. We have a Bugaboo for Freddy, and the design of the Armadillo is very similar with two small wheels at the front and two larger wheels at the back. All three kids instantly loved it, and I knew the only problem we’d have was arguments over who was going to play with it!
The buggy arrived flat packed, but was super easy to assemble. I’m not very DIY minded at all, so if I could put it together trust me, it must have been super easy! Between Polly (6) and myself we had it assembled within a few minutes.
The buggy is an absolute dream to push, and I have found myself thinking a few times since we’ve had it that it would make a fabulous real life baby buggy.
It’s a spacious toy buggy, with enough room in the seat for two babies to fit in. The shopping basket is massive, and the bonus is that it comes with a change bag! P was truly thrilled to discover this (even though we have a good twenty bags and backpacks already in the house).
When we took delivery of the buggy it felt like Christmas had come early, which was lovely but also felt a bit greedy, so we did two things to offset that. Firstly we gave one of our old buggies to our neighbour who collects for a local women’s refuge; and I also made it clear that it was an early Christmas pressie. They understood, and I felt better about accepting such a lovely gift so close to the 25th December.
“For children that want to be just like their parents, HTI has the answer. The new Mamas & Papas Armadillo Dolls Pushchair demonstrates the role-play fun to be had pretending to be just like Mummy or Daddy. The distinctive dolls pram is based on the contemporary Armadillo model available in the ‘real life’ Mamas & Papas range. With a bold ‘Lemon Drop’ yellow colour-way and matching shoulder bag, a reclining seat, a handy under-seat shopping basket and clever folding mechanism, HTI provides little ones with the ultimate accessory to ensure their dolls travel in style.
The Mamas & Papas Armadillo Dolls Pushchair is available from Amazon, Argos, Asda, Toys R Us, The Entertainer, Very, Littlewoods and Tesco Direct priced at RRP £49.99.”
**Disclaimer: we were sent this lovely toy in exchange for this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. See here for my full disclosure policy**