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Review: GotchaKnot

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 02-07-2013

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Little Man is at the (mildly irritating) age where he no longer really wants to sit in his pushchair, but if you’re going to be out walking a long distance his little legs can’t really keep up. He’ll be in his pushchair, being carried, walking a bit, and then invariably wandering a little further away from the pushchair than I’d like. He’s pretty good most of the time but sometimes he gets a bit too confident and wanders ahead, or invariably gets distracted by something and ambles off. More often than not I don’t really use the pushchair anymore. He walks a good distance and I don’t mind carrying him a bit as he at least does hold on now. Saying that when I am out on my with him in the pushchair and he wants to walk I want him to stay close. He seems reluctant to hold the pushchair, and I cant push that and hold his hand, so I was very interested in testing out a GotchaKnot.

GotchaKnot Toddler Strap

The GotchaKnot is a soft knotted fabric strap which attaches to your pushchair frame. The other end has a toddler sized handle for them to hold on to, ensuring they are close to the pushchair whilst still feeling a degree of independence. I’ve used it a couple of times with Little Man and he’s fairly happy to hold this colourful strap more than the pushchair which is great. I think it would be really handy if you have a little baby in a pram and a toddler to take out somewhere and you want to keep control of them both. I also managed to attach it to the pushchair whilst Little Man was in it and put the toddler handle round one of his favourite toys arm so that they were securely attached. Losing Jessie Cat would be more than my life is worth, but her paw fit snuggly into the handle and made sure we didn’t lose her. The toddler handle isn’t adjustable, so using it to secure toys would only work with some.

I am generally very impressed with the GotchaKnot. I love the bright colours which instantly attracted Little Man’s attention, and the design makes it really strong  and more than capable of withstanding a toddler tugging on it. The handle is nice to grip and hold and Little Man seems comfortable. Mostly it gives me piece of mind that I know where he is at all times, and I like that it makes him feel independent and in control whilst keeping him safely next to me. I am also thrilled that it is machine washable – essential with sticky fingered toddlers!

The GotchaKnot is priced at £8.99 and comes in a range of colours and patterns from their online store.