Cosatto Spring/Summer 2015 PreviewOne of the advantages I sometimes have as a blogger is the opportunity to get a sneak peek at new products before anyone else and, when it's one of my favourite brands giving me the chance, it's even more exciting! I've been privileged to visit Cosatto's wonderful showroom a few times now and it's always a treat to see just what they have come up with to help 'save the world from boring baby stuff' each time.
A couple of weeks ago I headed over to Cosatto HQ to see what will be on offer from them next year. The Spring/Summer preview showcases the products that will be on offer in the coming six months or so. There are some amazing new prints and patterns, and a few exciting new products to display them.
First up, the Giggle has been new and improved and is now the Giggle 2. The Giggle 2 has an improved system for attaching the car seat, carrycot and seat, four recline positions and compatibility with the Hold car seat. Stability has been improved and the front housing is now steel reinforced. The Hold car seat also includes it's own raincover too. There are four new designs for the Giggle 2, bringing the choice up to eleven in total. The new designs are: Flamingo Fling, Firebird, Hipstar and Pitter Patter.
Flamingo Fling is a gorgeous new girly print with pink flamingos on a dark background with mint green accents. I'm not the biggest pink fan but the green really adds something extra. I can see this being extremely popular with little girls and their mummies next year. You can see this print on the Supa, Moova, Zoomi and Hootle car seats and the Noodle Supa Highchair.
Pitter Patter can also be seen across the range and this features brightly coloured rain drops on a navy blue background, with yellow/green chassis on the Giggle. I think Pitter Patter will brighten up even the rainiest of British weather. This print also features on the Hootle Car Seat and Waffle Highchair (more on that later).
The third new Giggle 2 (and matching Hold car seat of course, this is available for all of the Giggle 2 travel systems) is Hipstar. Hipstar is an updated version of the All Star with a cooler, more urban palette featuring charcoal grey and bright red, with graffiti-style stars all over it. This wasn't a favourite of mine but some of me fellow bloggers, like Mrs Shilts, were very taken with it. Hiipstar can be seen on the Supa and the Hug car seat too.
Finally Firebird. This reminded me a little of the Treet design from previous seasons but it's been updated with a new muted colour palette of grey, green and turquoise. Printed with trees it's the perfect design for those wanting a more nature-themed colour scheme. Firebird can also be seen on the Supa and the Moova.
There's a brand new Supa which replaces the oh-so-popular Foxtrot. Raccoon Riot is the supa (sorry!) cute character who I'm sure will be incredibly popular on this fantastic pushchair that was recently awarded the Mother and Baby Gold Award.
Next up is a brand new Ooba. I love this elegant and stylish travel system and the new design - Charleston - sees a departure from the leatherette finish of the Kimono and Duck Egg. Charleston is a striking black and white design with black and white chassis and black wheels. It's going to be a show stopper I think.
We were introduced to a brand new highchair which was one of my favourite products of the day. The Waffle is suitable for children from six months up to age 11 and it folds! It's a wooden highchair with a metal leg which allows it to be folded and tucked away in your kitchen. It adjusts as your child grows and allows them to sit with the family at the table. I think this will be a real competitor in the highchair market and very popular with parents. It will be available in Pitter Patter and Strudel.
I think my favourite of the day may have been the brand new Story cot bed. I fell in love with the Babushka design when I saw it last year but the brand new owl design is truly beautiful. LM has a mint green and pink nursery and this would match it perfectly. This beautiful mint green design would work well for boys or girls and is perfect for parents looking for a more muted colour palette in the nursery.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Cosatto, as always. It's great to see the new designs and chat to the staff behind them.
Cosatto have an exciting new website at www.cosatto.com which will feature a social hub, their blog and all of their exciting news. One lucky person who orders through the website before 1st January will win the cost of their order back so it's definitely time to look if you're planning a new purchase (terms and conditions apply, see website for details). You can, of course, keep up to date with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you're out and about with your little ones in their Cosatto, post photos using #MyCosatto, the team love seeing them!