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:
A short post before bedtime. Time has been, naturally, pretty thin on the ground. The combination of a new baby and the sudden cold snap has not been good for getting out and about, but we did manage to get a quick trip to the local shopping centre a few days ago. The Zapp Xtra is really, really beginning to make itself invaluble now that we have two kids to shift around. My initial reservations have been largely surpassed by the sheer ease of getting it around the demanding environment of Brent Cross on a Saturday afternoon, 5 weeks before Christmas.
Theo is, basically, really, really happy in the Zapp…although it’s been kind of hard this month to get the requisite photographic evidence for this month’s task:
In the end, we had to resort to playing Theo’s favourite game….ESCAPE!
…thank the lord for the three point harness :o)
Andrew Dobson has been building websites and interactive applications since 1996 and is Technical Director at Grand Union.
Andy regularly lectures on creative technology and other geek matters and writes, records and performs as Digitonal
He lives in North London with his family, the world of cat, and a righteous collection of classic electronica records.
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