Pushchair accessories Mummy Mitts
Mummy Mitts shot to fame on Dragons' Den and now they're becoming widely available on major baby product websites. Which? tried out the gloves that stay fixed to your buggy handle to find out whether it's worth paying extra so you'll never lose your gloves again.
Mummy Mitts are thick gloves that stay put on your pushchair, thanks to a Velcro strip.
As with Cozypocket, they're designed to make life easier for parents whose hands are forever in and out of gloves as they wipe noses, drink coffee and answer their mobile while pushing the buggy.
Mummy Mitts featured on the BBC show Dragons' Den; although the dragons offered no funding, the company's profile was boosted and it went on to secure distribution through the likes of Mothercare.com (from February 2010) and Kiddicare.com, among others.
Mummy Mitts gloves attach to pushchair
We gave the gloves a try in the depths of winter, to find out whether they're worth the £17.99 (plus £2.95 postage) price tag - the price if you buy directly from Mummy Mitts. Here are our first impressions.
Mummy Mitts are incredibly simple to attach to your pushchair - fasten the strip around the handle until it's as tight as you need.
We found that they were slightly better than Cozypocket at keeping wintry draughts away from the back of the hand, thanks to a small gather in the glove just above the wrist.
The gloves are described as weatherproof, and water drops did run straight off them. The insides are fleecy and warm.
There are drawbacks, however. You have to not mind looking like you're about to take something out of the oven as you push your buggy along the street - these mitts are far bigger than your average woolly gloves.
Mummy Mitts colours
Mummy Mitts come in black with a choice of five different trim colours. They're not just for mummies, of course, but daddies may feel that the trim colours are aimed at the female market.
Our tester also found it hard to react to urgent toddler needs while remembering to remove her hands from the gloves first - it's easy to forget that you are pinned to the handle.
These drawbacks go for Cozypocket, too, which is about £10 more expensive than Mummy Mitts.
If you're the sort of parent who loses gloves while trying to juggle your child's needs with your own when you're out with the pushchair, Mummy Mitts may be worth a try.
Some parents swear by woolly 'flip-top' gloves that have removable tips, to give you quick access to your fingers. These will generally be a cheaper option than Mummy Mitts, but not as thick.
Mummy Mitts have to be hand washed in cool water, as machine washing will damage the weatherproofing.
Pros: Cheaper than Cozypocket, warm, seem weatherproof
Cons: More expensive than woolly gloves. If you don't lose gloves, Mummy Mitts solve a problem that you don't have. You may feel a bit self-conscious as they're quite large
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