Friday 13 October 2017

More-2-Explore Adventure Belt - Review

If you are a parent to a toddler, you'll know that they can sometimes be a bit of a flight risk. In saying that, my eldest child C (now 5) was, and still is, a little clingy and fearful so would always hold my hand tightly when we went out walking. His little sister, on the other hand, has no fear of anything and does a mad dash any time Chris or myself happen to let go of her hand for even a millisecond. 

We have tried the usual techniques of hand holding, a wrist strap or harness but none have really felt 100% comfortable - until we tried the More-2-Explore Adventure Belt
Wrist straps and harnesses required the parent to keep a hold of one end, either in their hand or round their wrist. As I have two children, going to the shop with them both by myself could be a bit stressful. I'd be holding C's hand then have a hold of E's harness with my other hand, all the while trying to choose what to buy, carry a basket and try to keep E on the right side so that I don't get tangled in harness! 
I didn't realise that a solution to that problem even existed until I was offered the chance to review a More-2-Explore Adventure Belt. These are actual belts that go around the parents waist and child's waist, with a strap connecting them, meaning that you are completely hands free to do what you need whilst also ensuring that your child is kept safe and close by. 

The belt comes in a range of different colours and patterns and E was so happy with her Panda belt. I'm not the thinnest of people but the adult belt fits a waist of 75-100cm so it was comfortable for me to wear. The child's pouch is recommended for children aged 2-5 but can be used up until the age of 8.

E loved the feeling of independence that the Adventure Belt gave her. Although she was still attached to me, walking without holding my hand and being able to walk freely made her feel a bit grown up. The elasticated bungee between the adult belt and child's pouch can be adjusted from 40-80cm and it can be removed completely, leaving the child just wearing the pouch when out of dangerous areas. Everything is attached using buckles so there's no risk of a child being able to undo them themselves.

I've been calling the child's part a pouch rather than a belt because that's exactly what it is! E is able to carry small toys inside the 10.5x10cm pouch which is a bonus for her. She is always wanting to bring a toy everywhere. I've loved being able to go shopping easily and carry my bags home with ease.

The More-2-Explore Adventure Belt retails at £14.99 and is available to buy from the More-2-Explore website. You can also keep up to date on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

(We received the Adventure Belt for this purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 
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