Why detailed Buggy Valeting?

In over 20 years surveying attics was never my favourite task when working for architects.  Coughing and itching the urge for a shower and a full rig out of fresh cloth and a new pair of lungs was immense.

Dust, mold particles and insulation fibre, that fly around the attic air when just taking down the Christmas tree or putting up the suitcases quickly covers stored items, even find its way into plastic wrap.  It hides in gaps and under upholstery.

And since heated and ventilated storage space is so limited or none existent, attics and sheds are the place where people can store baby gear in between their little users.

I may be corrected if I’m wrong, but we do have a very high childhood asthma rate.

See on the car seat images above how much dust can gather in 2 years in a car seat that was loosely in a black bag in the attic.

Since the devil is in the detail (in shape of tiny little dust monsters, gathering in gaps and folds) we dismantle all nursery items as far as possible, brush out fabrics, hoover them out, then wash, dry in the fresh country air and reassemble after all other parts were disinfected and cleaned.

For save use when re-suing.

Wishing all a very happy Easter 2017

all the best

Nina xx



…ooops! and the handle is in two halves..


annoying when this happens: you have a crying baby, a wild toddler and just want to trot down to the shop to pick up a can of milk for supper. On the wild rush over the road and up the kerb all of a sudden the “crrrrxxxxx!” and the handle is in two parts…

I’m actually a great fan of the iCandy peach blossom models: it is a well balanced buggy with good proportioned attachments and it can be used as a single and a double. You can even bring it to the beach with it’s broad wheels. A fantastic buggy for couples just starting a family.

The thing with the handle is a home-made-design-faul: the press button and the screws either side of it and sub structure require pretty large cavities in the material of the metal tubing of the handle frame. Now, to collapse this buggy, you have to press the button by squeezing it and then push the handle forward to trigger off the folding mechanism.  In the long run, this is quite hard on the 1.3mm aluminum tube and it tends to crack. (with a rate of 95% of the peaches arriving here this is quite high.)

Our tip today is to slowly push the handle into the frame. That might delay the need to get this fixed.

Find more information here: http://thepramdoctor.ie/price_iCandy.html

all the best and cuddles to the Babies xx

yours Nina

the pram doctor

Be careful when buying Second Hand Car Seats!

20161105_120656when parents to be brought a second hand car seat to us in November, I’ve pulled back the fabric to discover that the seller had “fixed” a previously broken polystyrene insert.

When buying a second hand car seat, please make sure that this is intact. If they are cracked, the child’s head will take the impact in a case of a crash.

Sticking them back together with sticky tape is not adequate. Replacing the car seat is the only thing to be done here.

have a safe journey in 2017!