Tuesday, 28 January 2014

CityHooks and CityGrips A Review and GIVEAWAY!

I am a real fan of Mum designed products. When it comes to knowing exactly what we need and want, I believe it's best to stick with the experience of those in our industry who have been there before us. So many things available to help Mums go about their day that don't come under this criteria can be mega-failures and a complete waste of time and money. Cheap knock-offs just won't do! I am a Mum business supporter at every opportunity when it comes to this business of Motherhood!
When I was contacted by Choopie to provide this review, naturally I agreed. Especially as their products are of such relevance to my blog. I got an even bigger buzz when I realised that Choopie is a business that is founded on the inventions and innovations of a fellow Mum.
Who better is there to provide us with those things that we need that actually work and work well?!

CityHook and CityGrips are two such Mummy-must-haves invented by a New York Mum.
Camie Gontier was frustrated at the sweltering heat and resulting sweat and dirt that accumulated on her hands that made pushing her pram in the city's Summer temperatures an unpleasant experience. She set about finding a solution that worked for her and so, CityGrips were conceived.

CityGrips are designer-inspired grip covers which attach to the handlebars of your pram. Their aim is to keep the grips of your pram in pristine condition and at the same time provide your hands with an extra comfort level when pushing your stroller. They work to absorb the sweat and grime from your hands, keeping you comfortable as you navigate your pusher. They are easy to attach, fully washable and come in a range of up to the minute designs that are just adorable.

The newest 2014 designs or choose from the CityGrips Classics range
 - image sourced from Choopie's website
The fabrication is similar to wet-suit material only lighter. They fasten easily to pram handles with durable Velcro. 
The CityGrips really do add a great deal of comfort to the handlebars! I have often developed cramps in my hands from tightly gripping my pram as I push. The incidence of this was noticeably lessened when I began using these. I love the way the grips look too! There are so many designs to choose from. I decided on the pink chevrons which are very fashionable at present. My pram definitely looks more lush with the addition of these!

Baby goods are so hideously expensive, especially prams, which can easily set you back up to $1500. The CityGrips are an excellent way to protect your precious investment over the years, through several children and maintain its resale value.
I have had several prams over the years; eight to be exact! I remember one of my most expensive ones being damaged by two of my boys when they were very little. They used to take nibbles out of the foam handlebars and at other times they would actually lick it when my back was turned! (A great game of theirs in the supermarket, was to see my reaction when I unwittingly put my hands on the bar and experienced the wet!) Had I had the CityGrips at that stage, my pram would have been kept lovely, longer.

Pictured here on my latest Bootiq stroller. No longer licked but definitely still attracting kid-grub!
CityGrips are available for double handled and single bar strollers and are universal too.

CityHook is another of Choopie's innovations. These are the ultimate hooks for attaching to your pram. Perfect for safely lugging your nappy bag, handbag and even lightweight shopping at an appropriate height. Again these attach with Velcro and are universal to all handlebar widths. The brilliant thing about these grips compared to others is their ability to rotate 360 degrees for complete maneuverability.

I like that this brand is clipless. I have had hooks in the past with clips and find them annoying to use in situations when I am flustered and in a rush. These are so multipurpose and can be safely used in so many places: change tables, car seats, cribs and even wheelchairs.

CityGrips are well priced at a reasonable $12.95(USD) and CityHook is $9.99(USD). Both items are available on the Choopie websiteChoopie ships internationally. Subscribe to their newsletter on their website and get 25% off your first order.

***GIVEAWAY***    ***GIVEAWAY***    ***GIVEAWAY***

Would you like to win your very own set of Choopie's CityHook and CityGrips?
Choopie have very generously offered a set of each in a style of your choosing to one lucky Six Little Hearts follower.
Please share this competition with your Mummy friends!
To enter, simply follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter App below. (App may take a few seconds to load.)
Entry is open to Australian residents only.
Winner will be notified by email and given 48 hours to respond.
If no response in this time, a new winner will be drawn.
Winner's name and address will be forwarded to Choopie for prize distribution purposes.
Judge's decision is final.
Good luck!
Please note: Your entry is only valid if you complete the mandatory requirements of this competition. (There are two of them.) If you do not complete these mandatory entry requirements then all your subsequent entries will be invalid and removed. Please play fair as others do take the time to complete their entries!
All entries will be screened to ensure they conform to these requirements.
Thank you for your understanding and good luck!
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*Choopie provided me with my own set of CityHook and CityGrips for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed herein are my own.



  1. Wow they are a good idea and cute too!

  2. These are great little gadgets to have and I can see them being used quite a bit. A great present for a baby shower.

  3. My pram would look fantastic with the grey elephants on it

  4. they are all gorgeous

  5. Those grips would be perfect for me when I go walking with both girls in the pram, I hate the way my hands get all gross. What a great idea! Those hooks would also come in real handy as when we have the second seat attached the pram there isn't a lot of room to put stuff in the bottom, and it's harder to get to the stuff, so being able to hang my bag on the side of the pram would be so much more convenient! Great giveaway! #teamIBOT

    1. P.S. I would totally choose the pink chevrons too, spice up my all black pram a bit!

  6. Pink Chevrons :-)

  7. I love the ice of the hooks. Thankfully I don't need these things any more!! But typically all the awesome things come out after you have had babies :)

  8. What cool ideas. I really like the hooks.
    Shame I'm past the pram days - I miss the pram, it could carry everything - and the child. The hooks would have made it even better.

    PS: love the colours on your site.

    1. You could use these babies anywhere - think car!!!! They're really handy anywhere - even the laundry or pantry. I love my pram for carrying stuff too.

  9. What a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing x

  10. Love the pink ones and the hooks would be so handy!

  11. i swear so much awesomeness came about long after i left the baby and toddler stage (and prices came down lol) - love the grip covers!!

  12. I love the chevron navy print. What a great product!

  13. I am past the pram stage but man I wish these babies were around when I was using my pram. I walked everywhere when Mr 4 was a baby (at least 20km a week) and where I live is stinking hot most of the year. I would often push it with my wrists because my hands were so sweaty! I won't enter this competition but will share on my FB page as I know lots of mums who would love this!

  14. Whoop whoop - I'm so glad you are doing this, I was sent an email also but I don't use my stroller anymore, sadly and gladly. I agree they are great products! :)

  15. The stroller cover thingies look like the pram equivalent of the suck pads I use on my baby carrier to stop dino baby chewing on the (very expensive) fabric. Great idea!

  16. I would probably choose the whales ... With a hot as it is here stroller handles have a tendency to melt ....

  17. I love the elephants- so cute! :)

  18. Polka dot black is our favourite! I haven't seen this product before, thanks for sharing.

  19. I love the look of the red, white and blue chevron. So retro! And I like the fact that the hooks are open but generously sized, I feel the same annoyance having to unbuckle and rebuckle clips each time I want to attach something. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  20. These are so awesome, they look so funky! I wish I needed to use a pram more now!

  21. Wos, these are neat! I want! :)

  22. love them all but the whales suits us


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