After we put our twins to bed each night, my husband and I eat our dinner, sit on the couch, and check out our DVR. Lately, we have really enjoyed watching the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Earlier this summer, Jimmy got on a long-running tangent about pumpkin season coming up and how he wanted a truck to take his baby daughter to the pumpkin patch and pick some pumpkins.
Well, with the air getting crisp, pumpkin season isn’t just coming up… it’s here! For years, I dreamed about all of the outdoor activities I could do with my children: taking them to go apple picking, hiking, to the zoo, and (yes) a trip to the pumpkin patch. I was recently able to cross the first of many annual activities off of our list and take the twins to the pumpkin patch.
Because they are 10 months old, we kept them in their side-by-side BABY JOGGER CITY MINI DOUBLE. It was starting to get a little chilly, so they were able to stay warm inside the JJ COLE URBAN BUNDLEME
This was the first time that we were able to use them with the weather just starting to turn cool, but they were so easy to install into our stroller. We could pick the height of the shoulder straps and lap belt. We could also zip up the blanket enough to go up the twins’ chins or completely unzipped.
Last winter, Mr. David was our boy who hated being cold. He would protest, shiver, and cry when he wasn’t bundled u. It seemed like the Bundleme gave him the perfect amount o f warmth, as he kept happily waving to the camera.
We got rather brave and decided to go off roading and take the stroller right into the pumpkin patch, thanks to a well-walked path. As we were pushing Audrey and David among the vines, they were giggling the entire time.
After some more searching, we found a few other pumpkins: a Mommy and a Daddy pumpkin along with a couple other smaller ones for our dog and cat. Though it was a little breezy and cool out, the twins stayed so warm. Audrey loved being completely zipped up to her chin, while David was ok with it being zipped a littler further down (he wanted to keep playing with his hands and pushed the blanket down).
With most of the path in the shade, it was downright chilly in the maze, but I really didn’t worry about the twins getting too cold.
In fact, with the Bundleme’s, Audrey and David stayed toasty warm. We were thrilled that, when we got them into the car, they weren’t sweaty at all. While staying warm, they could still get enough airflow so as not to overheat. While we were at the farm, each person we met was so friendly and they all commented about how they would have loved to be cuddled up under a blanket like our twins. I have to agree that I was a little envious of them.
So after our first outing with our Bundleme’s, what do I think of them? I loved them! I think that they are so practical and versatile.
Lindsey reviewed the ORIGINAL and URBAN INFANT BUNDLEMEs last year, and she spoke about the safety issues, concerns, and JJ Cole’s response in her post. I would highly encourage you looking at it if you are concerned.
- Baby can’t kick off blankets
- Added warmth
- Can zip up to chin or zip lower to adjust temperature
- Top blanket zips off completely
- Machine washable
- Soft material
- Quilted outer fabric
- Adjusts to fit most strollers
- Unisex, but stylish color choices
- Long in the feet to accommodate for growing children
- Top elastic can pop off of stroller if it isn’t installed over the edge properly (see early pictures from our outing)
- No protection for the face/head
We don’t want our twins to be the only warm and cozy ones this fall/winter so we are giving away an infant sized BundleME in Stone Arbor along with a hat and mittens set – awesome, right? Here’s to a cozy fall/winter!
Thank you to JJ Cole for making our trip to the Lloyd Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch possible and providing samples of the BundleME’s for real mom testing for this review. We would never accept money for product reviews and all opinions expressed herein are 100% that of The Wise Baby.
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