Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Mummy Must Have Review | Ola Baby Boutique designer pram liner

I remember one of the first things I noticed when I started going to mothers group was that we all had different prams. I honestly can't remember all the types, I think there was a city select and a peg perego and then a couple of others, as well as my bugaboo. It was like a baby shop showroom of prams when we met up, except most of them all had something in common. All of them had custom pram liners except little old me who had the boring plain bugaboo liner. I remember thinking there must've been some secret online club where they all found out about them because I didn't even know designer pram liners existed before then.

Well fast forward over a year {yea it took me a while to catch up} and I finally have my own custom pram liner too. It turns out the bugaboo model I have doesn't have a 5 point harness so I can't use universal liners with it, but luckily I also have the wanderer pram so now I can rock a designer pram liner like everyone else {finally}. Not only do I now have a custom pram liner, its a reversible one, so I have two for the price of one!

Being stuck with a boring plain liner for the bugaboo and a relatively plain one that came with the wanderer, I chose a pram liner that has prints on both sides for a change. I tend to be quite conservative in my dress, decorating etc because I find its more practical, so getting a pram liner with two different prints is a big step outside of the norm for me, but I love it. It really brightens up the pram and gives bub something interesting to look at when we're out and about.

Although I've stepped outside of my comfort zone a bit, I stayed quite practical with my reasoning behind the prints I chose {of course}. I chose two prints with a combination of quite neutral colours so they can be used for either a girl or boy {incase we have a boy in the future}. Although one is definitely a little more girly and one is a little more boyish.


UNIVERSAL REVERSIBLE PRAM LINER


The first fabric I chose is a woodland theme featuring owls, squirrels, deer, rabbits, leaves, trees and flowers. I chose this one because of the owls, obviously. We're still firmly obsessed with owls in this household and I don't see that changing any time soon, so I figured it'd be pretty cool for her to have owls on her pram too. I also really like the yellow owl with the crazy crossed eyes because that's how I feel most mornings.


The second fabric is to balance things out and bring a little more masculinity in the hopes that we eventually get at least one boy {just so daddy's happy}, but I still went with quite neutral colours incase we don't. I love a good chevron pattern and this one had all the right colours. I also like that it has thicker stripes so it doesn't play tricks and make my eyes go crazy when I look at it like thinner ones do.


The pram liner is made from 100% designer cotton fabric and is padded with 100% Australian grown cotton certified by oeko. Its been tested as safe against newborn skin and sensitive skin which is great for us with bub's allergies and sensitive skin. It's also machine washable which is a must for me {although I haven't needed to wash it yet}. We also got matching reversible strap protectors which are machine washable too.

The pram liner fits the pram well and has 3 different shoulder height slots so the straps can be adjusted as bub grows. It's a bit thinner than the Bugaboo and Wanderer ones I have, but it doesn't bother bub. To be honest she has enough padding on her bum and legs I don't think she needs anything to cushion them. For me a pram liner is more about protecting the actual pram which this one does just as good as the other ones we have {and it looks cute at the same time}.

OLA BABY BOUTIQUE


The pram liner is from Ola Baby Boutique which I found on facebook. Ola is run by a lovely lady named Olga and she makes all the pram covers herself in her Perth studio. She specialises is making universal pram liners {which are suitable for any 5 point harness prams}, and can also do custom covers for a range of specific pram models. She has a number of universal pram liners available on her website or you can choose to make your own design from any of the fabrics she has available. She also makes pram covers and sunshades, nursery bedding and decor, shopping trolley liners, burp clothes and nappy wallets.

The reversible pram liners are $87 {which I think is reasonable because I paid $79.95 for my standard bugaboo liner}, but there's also some on sale for just $43.50. Olga has also been generous enough to offer 30% off any item on http://olababy.com.au for the first 30 customers* who use the code YOUNG30. If you're looking for a designer pram liner, now's definitely the time to get one.

Do/did you have a custom pram liner?

Toni x

*30% discount code is valid until June 30th 2015.

Disclosure - I was provided a pram liner and matching strap protectors in the fabric of my choice for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are based on my experience with the product as per my disclosure statement. I did not receive payment for this review.

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14 comments:

  1. I like the first one - very pretty indeed!

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    1. I am a bit biased towards the first one too ;)

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  2. I had one for my first child, at our first Mothers group meeting, I loved one that was on one of the other prams, that had sugar skulls all over it (gift giver had originally thought they were owls). I ordered one from the same stoore (can't remember where) but it had guitars all over it (my partner is a muso). I really should order new ones for my double Phil and Ted's, as kids really are a bit gross in their habits, and pram liners are much easier to clean. I will check these guys out.

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    1. Haha sugar skulls instead of owls that's hilarious and unfortunate. Olga has a huge range of fabrics available I'm sure you could find some cute ones :) I would never use the pram without a liner because she gets stuff all over it especially when eating snacks while we're out.

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  3. I've had three prams and never had a designer pram liner. I did buy the standard pram liners for our Bugaboo and then for the mountain buggy duet and have only ever washed them a handful of times over the past three years. I love the designs you've chosen, the chevron is my favourite.

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    1. I love the chevron too :) If the mums in my mothers group never had custom pram liners I probably still wouldn't know what they were!

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    1. They're cute hey, better than the boring grey and brown ones I had before.

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  5. Ahh very cool! We had a boring old sheepskin one. One of these would be much nicer! #teamIBOT

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    1. I love the sheepskin ones but I was too paranoid she'd try and eat it! Knowing my luck she would've.

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  6. Pram liners were not a thing when my kids were little. My last one had a soft head thing, because her pram had NO comfort features at all, but that was about it.
    These are lovely, but I don't know that I would have bothered with them myself. Bunny rugs are pretty functional for many things. :)

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    1. Bub uses hers as her "blankie" so there's no way I could get her to sit on it.
      So many things change between the generations, I'm sure there was nothing like this when I was a kid either. In fact I don't even remember ever seeing a photo of my pram come to think of it *must go dig out old photo albums and investigate*.

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  7. I have the same design as #1, and also from http://olababy.com.au - and I love it!!! Had been using it for 2 years now and it keeps putting a smile on my face still!

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  8. Wow!, I got what you have which design I really love for my 3-year-old baby. I got it here from Vanchi in afffordable price.

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