This month in the new adventures of the Quinny Zapp Xtra, we have been asked to capture a very rare event – the boy sleeping in his Quinny Zapp. This has been the toughest assignment yet for me since, when Theo’s out and about, he basically doesn’t sleep. If it was in the car seat….not a problem, but in the buggy – that’s a challenge.
I think it’s something to do with the lack of sides, and the better exposure to the world, but he’s really curious in the Zapp – always looking around him and taking everything in. As our de facto shopping buggy, mostly thanks to the aforementioned ultra-manoeuvrability, this probably means that he’ll be more au fait with famous brand names than the names of farmyard animals. I’m not sure I’ll be able to contain my embarrassment in the North London father’s playgroup if his first word is “Baby Gap”.
Anyway, we went to Brent Cross (my commercial nemesis) this weekend and found, much to our delight, that a sleepy Theo could quickly be coaxed into his nap by gradually reclining the Zapp, until it was completely supine. Basically…result:
This, I can assure you, is rare enough…but add to it the joy of his brother sleeping at the same time and it’s pretty much a cosmic event on the scale of which the LHC engineers would be interested to hear about: