Reins . . . we’re huge fans of them and I’ve often said that I can’t understand why more people don’t use them. Ben and Chloe always had them on as toddlers and there was never any question that we would use them for Amy too.
Now Trunki have come up with the latest concept in reins . . . Introducing ToddlePak. Seriously – how gorgeous are they! I just love the range of cute characters and bright colours, a far cry from the boring navy blue bog standard reins Ben and Chloe always wore! And infinitely more comfortable with the padded chest pieces and shoulder straps! (Especially if your child has a tendency to behave like a puppet when you put reins on them – Ben and Chloe both liked a bit of a dangle at times *sigh*)
We’ve had our fabulous foxy reins sitting on the side in the kitchen since before Christmas and we’ve just been waiting for Amy to get her toddle on so we could really try them out! Of course if you’re going to learn to walk in January your opportunities for walking outside are limited so we’ve only tried the reins in the house at the moment – I will update the post with some more adventurous photos at a later date! The moment I put the reins on Amy she just forgot about them and carried on playing. They were attached and seconds and she was clearly not at all bothered by them.
|Amy’s models her foxy reins!|
What we love about them:
* The super cute fox design – obviously
* The padding – so much more comfortable than your standard reins
* The option for different “leads” – a training rein for those first precarious steps and then a leading rein for when the need to explore takes hold!
* They’re easily adjustable – so much quicker when you’re swapping in and out of coats etc
* You can leave them on and just reattach the reins when you need to – no messing
* The reflective detailing is a great addition (and something I know my Grandad would have loved!)
What we’re not so keen on:
* At £17.99 they’re around three times the price of the ones I used to by Ben and Chloe so you don’t want to be accidentally leaving them attached to a high chair in a cafe, not that I ever did that you understand? Ok I did it at least twice . . . Anyway, yes they’re expensive but I do think they’re worth the investment.
I can’t wait for the weather to improve so I can take Amy out and about exploring the big wide world with her fabulous new Toddlepak.
UPDATE – Now that Amy has her first shoes we’ve been using the Toddlepak loads over the last week and I really can’t fault it. In fact I’ve barely taken it off her all day today while we’ve been out at an event and then walking round Tesco. She’s never once complained about them.
*Disclaimer – We were sent the reins free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. This post contains affiliate links*