Travel with the Mamas and Papas Armadillo

We love to travel, I say we, I really mean I love to travel. For as long as I can remember I’ve had fire in my soul for adventure, my other half calls me the sunset chaser. Now that I’m a Mum I get to share my passion with my family, we love to be outdoors, we love to discover new places.

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This March we ventured off to Indonesia to watch the Balinese sunsets and trek through the Ubud jungle. We also had some much needed family time by the pool, it was utterly amazing. When I discovered the Mamas and Papas Armadillo pushchair and the essential accessories that go with it, it ticked all the boxes for our trip. I couldn’t wait to introduce my little one to his new pushchair, what a treat.

Let me share with you our day with the Armadillo in Indonesia.

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7am – Breakfast

It’s an early start and we’re off to breakfast in the hotel. It’s already warm but thankfully the sun isn’t too blinding which is great for my little one who loves to sit upright and have a nosey around. The Armadillo pushchair allows numerous seating positions from upright to flat out. The seat is spacious and comfortable with an adjustable leg rest. We also have the travel themed “And the Adventure Begins” liner which compliments the sage green hood perfectly and protects the pushchair from those sandy toes and sticky fingers, because snacking by the pool is a given on holiday, right?

10am – Mid Morning Walk

We’ve had some fun in the pool, a run around the complex and now we’re off for a lovely walk around the hotel and surrounding area. Our hotel is right on the beach which has been lovely to stroll along when my little one is ready to relax. The Armadillo has a fully reclining seat and an extra large hood allowing my little one to relax comfortably, shading him from the direct sun whilst we walk. The pushchair is easy to manoeuvre and feels light when pushing, my little one is having a great time pushing around by the pool.

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11am – Nap Time

Napping before lunch, isn’t this the life. I don’t know about you Mama’s but I mustn’t make eye contact with my little one at any point whilst he’s falling asleep. If he catches my eye, it’s an opportunity to spring back to life and completely avoid napping. What I love most about the Armadillo (and wish I had in previous pushchairs), is the spy hole on the hood. I get to check in on him without him even noticing which is a game changer for me. The large hood covers him like a canopy and the window allows me to have a peek in without disturbing him, no eye contact teamed with this glorious heat has him dosing off in record breaking time.

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1pm- Lunch Time

It’s lunch time and we’re a quick ten minutes walk to our favourite spot for lunch. I pack up all that we need (which is a crazy amount for a ten minute journey), and store it in the generous size basket under pushchair. It’s also super handy that the Mama’s and Papa’s Backpack comes with its own cooler compartment and changing mat, perfect for on the go.

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3pm – Lets go to the Beach

We’re spending the rest of the afternoon on the beach. Now I’d love to tell you the Armadillo has special powers that make gliding along the sand a breeze but c’mon we’re keeping it real here. I’d also love to tell you the beach was so much fun but turns out my little one doesn’t like sand at all and we actually spent our time hiding from the afternoon sun under a palm tree.  The insect net is perfect for napping in the shade, I opened the hood to let in as much sea breeze as possible but I like to keep the net covering him from insects whilst he sleeps, now someone pass me my book.

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5pm – Dinner

We’re off to Seminyak for dinner which is around 40 minutes drive from our hotel. The Armadillo pushchair has a one hand easy fold system meaning “throwing” it in the boot of the car is fuss free, it’s also compact which saves space for other ‘out and about’ essentials. The streets of Seminyak are not pushchair friendly nor are they easy to wander around effortlessly. The Armadillo steered safely and seamlessly through the bumpy pathways allowing us to work up an appetite before dinner.

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7pm – Sunset

Now that we’re in Seminyak it would be crazy to not stay and watch the sunset, Balinese sunsets are the most magical I’ve ever seen. And I know I said the Armadillo doesn’t have super powers however the tide is now out so we decided to take a lovely evening stroll along the beach and actually I take that back, it glides smoothly along the sand making this walk the perfect way to end a lovely day.

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Why we Love the Mamas and Papas Armadillo Pushchair

When planning our trip to Indonesia, finding a practical and comfortable pushchair for my little one was my top priority. The Armadillo is just that with the added bonus of being super stylish.

The convenience of being compact and boasting an effortless one hand folding system worked perfectly for our trip. The large UPF50+ hood sheltered my baby from the direct sun rays and the lie-flat seat allowed him to sleep comfortably throughout the day. This is a well designed, high quality pushchair.

Having the Mamas and Papas Travel Bag was great for protecting the pushchair in transit.

We adore this pushchair and love that it made our time in Indonesia seamless.  I would highly recommend to anyone travelling with little ones this summer.

Now, where to next?

Emma x

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2 Comments

  1. Hi

    I am looking at the Acro or this model for holidays and ease of travelling round London on the tube when we visit. Does this stroller fold small enough to be taken as hand Luggage?

    Thanks
    Samantha

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    1. Hi Samantha,
      The Armadillo doesn’t fold small enough for hand luggage. It’s a fab pushchair for comfort and folds easily enough however I would say it’s a little heavy and bulky for use on tube.

      Have you considered the babyzen for hand luggage. I don’t have it but heard some amazing reviews of it.

      Emma xx

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