Mummy Takes The Reins

Last month I posted that little J had finally took his first steps. It's took a long time to get him up on his feet and now that he is he doesn't want to stop. He is walking everywhere and he is just so quick. When we are out and about he just wants to be out the pram all the time. When we try and get him in the pram he arches his back or goes as stiff as a board and its impossible to get him in. I can understand why he doesn't want to go in the pram now, he has this new skill and he just wants to show it off. I am so glad Trunki sent us a Toddlepak to review recently, it was perfect timing.
The Toddlepak has been just what we needed when out and about. We were sent the orange Toddlepak which has a cute monkey design. 
On a recent visit to very busy and crowded shopping centre we decided to try it out.
Its design fits from the front. Its very easy to adjust the shoulder and waist by using the clip. It fitted securely around little J both with and without his thick winter coat.


Once we were up and running we just grabbed on to the rein and let little J wander around. There are two adjustments on the reins. It can be used as a training rein or a leading rein. 
We went to try the training rein but decided not. As you can see from above you have more control but we just left it the way it was set up and it was fine as a leading rein. 
Little J always tries to let go of my hand when we are put and about so I think he just loved the independence the Toddlepak gave him. I obviously didn't need to hold his hand whilst he was wearing it so he had complete freedom - or so he thought!!!
There are a seven colours available in the Toddlepak range and each colour is represented by an different animal. To view the collection please visit Trunki 


*we were sent a trunk Toddlepak to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own*

16 comments

  1. Fortunately I haven't had to use reigns before, but when my youngest starts walking, I will definitely consider these if he decides wandering off is a fab idea! Thanks for sharing

    Laura x x x

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    1. Laura, I would highly recommend them. They give you that piece of mind that you are in charge even if they don't know it :)

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  2. We have reins for my toddler and he prefers to carry the handle so he's effectively walking himself hehe! xx

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  3. aw hes so cute in the first photo! i haven't seen parents use these in ages

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    1. I know, I didn't even think they existed anymore but I'm so glad they do

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  4. I wish my mum would have used these when I was younger! Getting lost in the supermarket was my forte! But then I would be petrified!

    Lilla @ http://www.lillaloves.com

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    1. Oh that's my worst nightmare. I would hate for my Monkey to get lost, anywhere

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  5. Reins used to be so valuable, especialy with my twins. These look good. Mich x

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    1. I love them and I love the designs too so cute

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  6. Looks very handy, I wish I knew about Toddlepak when little man was smaller! x

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  7. We have loved our ToddlePak too, it's been great for stashing in the changing bag when out and about! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. Yep, mine comes everywhere with is now. I love them

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  8. Amy's at much the same stage - she's just taking those first steps in the house. I've got a ToddlePak ready and waiting for when she gets going!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week and a very Happy New Year to you x

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  9. i see so many people complaining about people using these but i have to disagree with them , they gave me a sense of security when my toddlers were starting to walk on their own out of all 7 not one of them had a accident and they kept them safe and me rest assured
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