It is no secret that I am a bit of a pram addict, so when Mothercare offered me the chance to review their new Movix, I was very excited!
The Mothercare Movix Pram and pushchair system is different to most other systems available in the UK. For starters, you can choose from a Black carrycot and seat unit (Mothercare call it Dark Clay) or you can choose Vanilla coloured seat units. The chassis, carrycot and seat unit make up the Base Pack. The base packs cost £410 each.
The hood, seat pad, carry cot apron, harness pads and weather shield are all interchangeable. When you get bored of your current pram colour, you can just buy another colour pack for £85 – much cheaper than buying a whole new pram! (These items are known as the necessity pack).
There are currently 5 different colours to choose from: Cherry Pop (Red), Citrus Punch (Bright Yellowy-Green), Ebony (Black), Hazelnut (Cream) and Pebble (Grey). The Footmuff and Changing bag can also be bought in the same colours – £75 for both. This is known as the comfort pack.
We were sent the Dark Clay base pack, the Citrus Punch essentials pack and the Pebble comfort pack. Here are a couple of photos of the Movix set up in pram mode (for 0-6 Months) and of it in toddler mode (6+ Months).
The Movix was easy to set up. It feels sturdy, and looks great. You can mix up the essential and comfort packs to create some funky looks, and the fact you can change your entire pram’s colour to match your outfit is perfect for yummy mummies!
I personally would get a black comfort back (Bag and footmuff) then buy a new essentials pack, when I wanted a change.
The Mothercare Movix packs can be bought separately, or you can get a base pack, an essential pack and a comfort back for the total cost of £570. Check the Mothercare Website, though – there are usually discounts and deals available. At the time of writing, (10th July 2012) you can get 20% off a £100+ spend, so your Movix would cost £456! (That’s a saving of £114)!
You can turn the Movix into a travel system by purchasing a Maxi Cosi car seat, too. (I don’t have one of these, so won’t be able to comment on the Movix as a travel system).
I will be putting the Movix through it’s paces over the coming weeks, so stay tuned to find out how it performs!
This is not a sponsored post – I was sent the Mothercare Movix to review, but all words and opinions are my own.