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As a busy mother of three under three we thought Hip Mum Shelley was a great candidate for being one of our first Hip Random Reviewers. Shelley spent some time with the Think King Soft Buggy Cup holder and told us her thoughts below!
As parents to three pre-school children we are always on the lookout for new products to make our lives easier, and we are definitely fans of widgets, gadgets and gizmos. We live in the tropics and are out and about with our pram and bike trailer taking advantage of this perfect weather every day.
The Think King Cup Holder promises and delivers a product that is easy to clean (just rinse and air dry), that can hold drinks, keys, snacks and more, with a drawstring closure to stop all those very important kids ‘bits and bobs’ falling out, easy to attach and detach, soft material that flattens when you fold the pram down, and it can also be used on bikes, scooters, and beds (and wheelchairs we are told but we didn’t have one to test it on!!)
We are a busy and sporty family so unfortunately found that the cup holder wasn’t quite deep enough to hold an adult-sized sports bottle without it looking like it is about to fall out, especially if running or cycling. We also found we had to be a bit creative when looking for places to attach it to our Phil and Teds pram and our Chariot bike trailer.
We ended up finding “the” place for it on the back of the driver’s headrest, which is perfect for both the big kids to reach. This product/spot is ideal for our kids as the backseat is lacking in extra space for bottle holders with the three car seats squished in.
We remember a few people interested in becoming testers for this product mentioned they would like it to put their cups of coffee in. It’s important to note that the manufacturer does not recommend this. We are not sure if this is because of the materials used to make the cup holder or the fact that it is a huge safety concern to have hot liquids sitting above a child’s head. Probably a combination of both.
In our opinion this product is perfect for the parent with one child who drinks out of a kid-sized sipper bottle/or standard water bottle.
Hip Melbourne Mum Tania was lucky enough to be one of our first Hip Mum Reviewers. As a mother of 3 (check out her BEAUTIFUL babes below) we thought Tania would probably give her pram a good run for it’s money and thus was a pretty good choice to review these great Think King Mighty Buggy Hooks.
I’m constantly overloading my pram. That’s no easy feat – it’s a Strider DLX with a fabulously deep basket and a nice, sturdy bar handle for slinging the nappy bag across. Many a trip to the supermarket with our now 3 month old baby, 3 ½ year old son and 5 year old daughter for ‘just a couple of things’ ended with me carrying far more than is safe for such a situation. With my arms completely full, many a thought would cross my mind – ‘what if my son bends down to look at something as we’re crossing the wetlands and slips in?’,‘What if one of them trips over and hurts themselves and I need to carry them?’And, ‘Why didn’t I drive?’. The Think King Buggy Hook is definitely one of those things that makes you think, ‘why didn’t I think of that?’.
The hooks are super lightweight aluminium and they attach to your pram with a velcro strap that doesn’t slide and won’t fall off. They sit in just the right position so that the hooks are close to the pram and angled inward, which means that your bags are less likely to tip the pram and nor do the bags bump your legs as you walk. The open shape of the hooks makes it especially easy to hang (and remove) your bags and not having to constantly bend down and shove yet another bag in the basket underneath is something you get used to very quickly.
To test just how much the hooks could handle, I loaded them with the nappy bag, my handbag (a chiropractor’s nightmare) and a few shopping bags. I was confident that my precious bundle (the baby, not the shopping!) was not going to be catapulted in to the air. For safety’s sake, I would be extra cautious not to let go of the pram if you were fully loaded, but it’s good to know the hooks can handle the pressure if needed. I put a bit of weight on the handles of the pram while it was loaded with all of the aforementioned bits and pieces, and it did tip slightly, so as with everything in life, do use common sense.
In terms of storing the hooks – they are so light that you don’t even notice them when the pram is collapsed and in the boot of the car.They become part of the pram itself. I haven’t even taken them off!
I would highly recommend these hooks. Especially if your pram or stroller does not come with a decent sized basket underneath. It is much safer than hanging things from the handles. If you have a bar handle, making it impossible to hang anything but a nappy bag with a long strap anyway, you need these hooks!
Now that I know Think King also make a cup holder – I am about to purchase that too. Thanks Hip Infant for the opportunity to try this wonderful product.
Right now I am loving the new Think King products! Ticking all my boxes of handy, stylish and functional these products are great accessories for any pram.
We have just graduated from a large pram to a stroller, soooo much easier lifting in and out of the car and as Goldilocks gets heavier our pram was becoming more and more work to push. However, I am desperately missing the big basket on the bottom where I shoved a mysterious collection of groceries, my handbag, suncream, hat, dog lead and whatever else we’d picked up on our travels! But these Think King mighty buggy hooks are hitting the spot and making the transition easier!
I have one for my handbag and one for whatever else we are lugging about at the time. The velcro strap means you can pop them on and off when need be and the lightweight aluminium hooks will hold even my heavy bag!!! At $19.95 for a set of two they are well worth it. They would also make a great practical baby shower gift…Mum’s would love it!
And as if they weren’t making life easy enough for us Think King are also making a soft buggy cup holder that also easily attaches with velcro and like a third hand will hold coffee, water, keys, snacks or your sunscreen!
Think King….think easy and convenient!!