Our chad valley dolls pushchair is a slightly different design to the colour shown on here. Ours is a mixture of baby pink and fuchsia pink with polka dots on. The design changed recently.
For £4.99 I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pushchair. The pushchair we had previous to this cost double the amount, but was a lot less sturdy. It is 55cm high and is designed to take dolls which are up to 40cm in height. My daughters do use it with their normal sized baby Annabel, which is 46cm.
The chad valley dolls pushchair is for 3 years and upwards, but is actually the perfect height for my two year old, who is pretty short for her age. The pram folds away extremely compact, so it can be taken anywhere.
The chad valley pram has a removable cover so it can be washed-an added bonus as the colour is very light so it gets dirty quickly.
I can't see this pram lasting for years or anything, as the wheels are not very big and I think when the weather improves and it gets used outside the wheels will be easily worn. But for the price you pay, we can easily afford to, and would be happy to but a new one.
When my granddaughter turned two she received this Chad Valley Baby to Love Dolls Pushchair, if my memory serves me correctly it was bought from Woolworths and cost around £5. Of course, Woolworths is no more so Argos is your best bet for purchasing this particular dolls pushchair, at a cost of £5.99.
I have been extremely impressed with this cheap pushchair; not only does my granddaughter push it around the garden, but because of its compact size it is also suitable for playing with in the house.
It comes ready assembled and folded in a large box, the packaging was adequate although I remember thinking at the time that Chad Valley could easily have done away with the bulky box and provided this in a simple plastic sack. Being boxed, however, does make it seem more of a special present and considering the very cheap price I think the pushchair is very well presented.
The colourway is red, pink and blue. It looks very attractive and not dissimilar to the pushchair my granddaughter herself was ensconced in when she finally became too large for her travel system. Apparently there are several different designs, but personally I have only seen them in the same stripy floral design as the one my granddaughter owns.
The height to the handles is 55cm; to put this in 'real' terms, my granddaughter was rather dainty at two and had to reach up to use the handles. However, now she's three she pushes this without any stretching or problems at all and she's even begun hanging one of her mother's old handbags over the handles in true womanly style.
The pushchair is surprisingly sturdy, the steel frame has been well assembled so there is no rocking as it's being pushed. It feels very stable while in use, in fact the day before yesterday I spotted her sitting in it herself so I suggest it would comfortably hold a rather heavy doll if required. According to Chad Valley, the maximum sized doll you should be using this pushchair for is 40cm - to this I say tosh, nothing untoward is likely to occur should you put a taller doll in the seat and the worst that can happen is that a toddler might not be able to see so well over a tall doll's head.
The wheels on this pushchair are very smooth, they do not pivot as some dolls pushchair wheels do and personally I think this is an excellent development. My granddaughter owns several dolls pushchairs and it's this one she pushes most easily, due to the fact that it will go in an unadulterated straight line - no messing around with locking wheels or the pushchair suddenly spinning off at a tangent as one of the pivoting wheels touches a stone (or blade of grass in the case of a particularly flimsy pushchair she has).
The pushchair is very easy to fold, and once folded it is very slim so will slot into any space for storage. When my granddaughter brings this pushchair to my home I fold it and slide it underneath the sofa, which is surely testment to how slimline it is once folded - although admittedly I do have a rather high sofa!
This pushchair really has provided hours of fun for my granddaughter. She not only pushes her baby dolls around in it, but also teddies and just about every other toy in her toybox. I find it comical when she has a walk to the shop with me and brings the pushchair because she will always ask for one of my lighter shopping bags to put in the pushchair, evidently she remembers the occasions of being turfed out of her own buggy when my daughter tired of carrying all her shopping bags!
I absolutely recommend this Chad Valley pushchair for anyone with a toddler to keep entertained, the very low price will make it affordable for all and your child will have a huge amount of fun with this toy. Currently (as of today, 22nd June 2010) Argos have this pushchair on special promotion where you buy the pushchair and have the option to buy the Chad Valley Cuddly Chloe doll for half price. This equates to a pushchair and doll for less than £10, which I'm sure you'll agree is a bargain in these times of children's pushchairs costing a similar amount to 'real' buggies!
I decided to buy the Chad valley baby to love dolls pushchair while I was browsing through the new Argos catalogue as my daughter was in need of a pushchair for her dolls. The one is Argos cost only £5.99 so a real bargain.
The dolls pushchair is pink in colour with pink and sky blue wheels. The pushchair very much resembles a real baby pushchair and has a fairly strong tubular steel frame. The dolls pushchair is light and portable,fairly strong and easy to use. It is made to a good standard considering the price tag, but with it being from the popular Chad valley brand they noramlly make really nice toys anyway.
It is recommended that the pushchair is suitable for dolls up to 40cm. The product is of a good height for my daughter and she is able to push it with ease, with no problem what so ever. The handle is of a good height at 55cm. The fabric seems quite strong but only time will tell how long it can stay that way.
The dolls pushchair is recommended for ages 3 years and over. But I think it might be a bit to small for older children say from the ages of perhaps 7 years and over due to the restricted height.
Overall, I am very pleased with the dolls pushchair, it certainly is worth every penny and more. I have not had any complaints about it from my daughter who loves playing with it on a daily basis. It is now regarded as one of her favourite toys to play with. This is perfect for creative or imaginative play.