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Tall baby footmuff help?
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hufflepuffle · 16/11/2013 20:08

We have just bought a maclaren techno XT for v tall 13 mth old. He is 90cm. Got the maclaren footmuff as got so fed up with previous non branded one on other pram not quite fitting and thus slipping all the time.

Really it is not long enough for him. Have to bend legs up to fit in to it.

Has anyone with a tall toddler found a long footmuff? I've seem some Kaiser ones on amazon which open at bottom but I can't see any reviews from Maclaren owners, just Phil and Teds, maybe these are aimed at Phil and teds which I think are v different.

Oh and a blanket is a security disaster. Crossing busy crossroads we got blanket stuck in wheels. Panic!!!!

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Fairylea · 16/11/2013 20:10

No advice I'm afraid but watching hopefully as my ds is 18 months and we have the same problem (john lewis cosytoes).... ds is in age 2-3 clothes so I've even considered making my own version from a sleeping bag!

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bundaberg · 16/11/2013 20:13

the kaiser ones are great. we have the xl and my 4 yr old fits in it fine

apparently VIB and cosyosko are also very generous

the only thing i'd be wary of is whether your pushchair will be high enough to prevent it from dragging on the floor..

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hufflepuffle · 16/11/2013 21:23

Yes, bundaberg! Another reason why i got the maclaren one, and it is near the floor....... What sort of buggy have you got kaiser on?

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bundaberg · 16/11/2013 23:14

I've used it on a mountain buggy, Phil and Ted's and a Teutonia double. Don't think I've ever had it on an umbrella fold

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MiaowTheCat · 17/11/2013 10:41

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ihearttc · 18/11/2013 13:18

Ive got a small 3 year old...he is about 94cm and he still fits in the Buggy Snuggle in a Techno XT. He hardly ever uses the pushchair anymore but might use it more in the winter so wanted to check it fitted if we needed to.

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Abi88 · 21/11/2013 19:36

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GreggsOnLegs · 21/11/2013 19:54

We have the Kaiser xl, it's huge and so warm! We have it on a baby jogger city elite

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Tiggywunkle · 21/11/2013 23:07

My 91cms DC is in a Betty Bramble footmuff and has several inches to grow. I like that they are wide, so that there's no struggle to do the zip up. They are also shaped so that there is room for even size 10 shoes in there!

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Ihateparties · 21/11/2013 23:20

I'm waiting very patiently for my betty bramble to turn up.

Honest. So patient :-D

I was looking for something long enough for my 103cm 3yo to go in very occasionally that will also last her little sister through next winter and possibly the one after if she's still riding by then.

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hollowhallows · 23/11/2013 17:10

I just got my waterproof buggysnuggle delivered last week for my tall two year old DD and it is perfect. I was going to go for a kaiser but i have a baby jogger and a maclaren triumph and knew the Kaiser would drag when used with my maclaren. So i opted for the buggysnuggle as it is about 5cms shorter. The zip at the bottom means i can have her feet sticking out of the bottom when she is too tall for it in the future. It is very long though so that wont be an issue for a while yet. Another reason i opted for the buggysnuggle is that the Kaiser seemed too bulky and stiff to use with an umbrella stroller, especially when needing to fold the pushchair. The blanket style of the buggysnuggle means a softer more flexible fabric iyswim. All in all i am happy with my buggysnuggle and it is so warm DD actually loves sitting in it, whereas she used to feel restricted and kick off her old covering.

Typing on phone so excuse grammar etc...

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hufflepuffle · 17/12/2013 13:08

Thanks all. We ended up with kaiser Igloo XL. It is indeed far too long but several cable ties and a bit of jiggery pokery later and it fits well without dragging!! I tried a buggy snuggle before. Didn't like the lack of weather proofing. Shame I didn't look again and see waterproof one! But feel he likely too long anyhow.

Doesn't fold up that well in umbrella but we rarely fold this buggy. Still using uppababy vista from car.

This won't solve everyone's issue as getting it to fit in well and STAY there was not exactly easy. For other tall babies who not in maclaren style buggy I'd say it is excellent.

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