My girls are at that age now where I treasure every minute of them still wanting to play with baby dolls. It won’t be long before I have grumpy teenagers on my hands so I make the most of them still playing so nicely with their babies! If you are a regular reader you will know that we are big fans of Baby Annabell and have reviewed quite a few of the dolls over the years here on my blog so we were over the moon to be sent this amazing new Evolve Travel System*. It is made for Baby Annabell and boasts 6 in 1 multi play modes.
It arrived in quite a compact box given the size of the set and I must admit that I thought it would take some serious building but I am pleased to say that I was wrong. It did require some adult assembly and there were parts to build and stickers to add etc but it was really straight forward and the instructions were really clear. It probably took me no more than fifteen minutes and we were off and playing. I must add as well that once it is built the travel system can switch between the various modes with ease, there is no ‘re-building’ as it were it changes from one mode to another with a click here and a twist there.
I’ve tried to include pictures of the Evolve Travel System in all the various play modes so you can get a good idea of just how fab it is. I love that it comes in the signature blue and pink style with the cute lamb motif. It fits our Baby Annabell dolls perfectly as you would expect but of course it would be fine for any standard size baby doll. So in the pram mode you can have the baby facing either way and the carrycot clicks straight on to the chassis. There is a handy shopping basket, an adjustable hood and even a cosy cover that can be removed. The pram has fixed wheels at the back and spinning wheels at the front with an adjustable handle so it is very much like a real pram. You can turn the pram into a pushchair by adjusting the straps and again it can face either way and twist to sit upright or lie flat (or somewhere in between!) It comes with a harness so your baby is kept in place while you push.
There is a newborn style car seat that can be carried with the handle just like a real baby seat. It can also be used on the go and clicks on to the pram chassis or it can be attached to the separate stand to make a swinging chair. It just clips on using press studs on the cross bar and is ready to go. Or you can even use the seat as a highchair to feed your baby. You just remove the crossbar from the stand and the seat clips into place. It comes with a little feeding tray that clips on to the front of the seat and the carry handle can be twisted back out of the way.
Because the travel system all clicks together, the carrycot can also be attached to the stand if you want. Even though this is billed as a 6 in 1 set we have found that you can do even more than six things with it if you take into account the different ways each mode can be adjusted. Obviously my daughter is that bit older but I must say that everything clicks together so easily that even much younger children could switch between modes with ease. I love watching how she switches from one mode to another so easily depending on what adventures her and Baby Annabell have planned.
This Baby Annabell Evolve Travel System is available in all good toy shops now priced at around £69.99 which I know isn’t the cheapest but this is so much more than just a pram. There are so many different ways to play and it comes with so many added extras to make it special and in my opinion, well worth the extra pennies. It looks great but more importantly it is really sturdy too. So many dolls prams we have had before have been flimsy and not stood the test of time but that won’t be the case with this one. It is a great size too which means that you will potentially get years of play from the set which is important when you are spending that much on a toy I think. We couldn’t love the Evolve Travel System more – it gets a huge thumbs up from us!
*For the purpose of this review we were very kindly sent this Baby Annabell Evolve Travel System made for Zapf Creation by HTI Toys but all words and opinions here are our own. We would never recommend a toy that we didn’t truly love (and we truly love this set!)