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Because I Spoil My Niece Rotten!
Deluxe Combi Pram Pink Stripe
Member Name: beautybabiex
Deluxe Combi Pram Pink Stripe
Advantages: sturdy, lots of accessories, colour, height adjusting
My gorgeous little niece Evie recently turned 3, for her birthday she had been constantly pointing out this pram and telling me in her barely-talking voice that she needed it for dolly! I couldn't resist buying it for her despite it being more than I am used to spending as she wanted it so badly - nothing is better than seeing a little ones face light up!
I did buy it not knowing whether or not it would be too big or not, but luckily it was a little big for her so she has a couple of years growing room to play with it! (I had a pram from the age of 3-10 so I'm sure she will love it for a long time).
Being quite a girly girl, my niece loves pink. The pram is two/three different shades of pink which I thought may look tacky but actually it looks really nice. The material is quite thick and easy to wipe if it gets dirty. The wheels are plastic-y rubber and also easy to wipe if you take the pram out and want clean wheels for indoors.
The pram is a quite old fashioned shape but I think its more adorable than the newer ones you can buy. The handle is adjustable so it grows with the child and can go from being 58cms from the ground to 82cms. Evie has hers quite low at the moment still, hopefully she won't have it fully up for a year or two.
The pram can be a pram or pushchair and the main part comes out to be a carrier for dolly. Evie herself can't change the pram into a pushchair without help, but she rarely moves it because she gets irritated with the pushchair version - but this might just be her being fussy! There is a hood over the buggy too for when it rains or your child would just like baby to be covered. I quite like that it comes with a sort of blanket so dolly is covered whilst in the pram, but we brought Evie a new pink blanket too just in case she wanted a change.
Underneath the main part of the pram is a net which can be used to put things on. It makes it look quite realistic but in honesty a toddler will probably only use it for other toys and random things they pick up on their pram travels! There is also a rucksack which hangs on the front where dolly's clothes, bottle, bowl, spoon and nappies are kept (the things toys come with these days!)
I find that there is no problem when pushing the pram apart from the wheels can only go straight, we haven't had an issue with this yet!
As stated in the title, the pram comes from John Lewis and cost me £45. I brought it online so it did come with a postage charge which was approximately £3 and was quite cheap considering the size of the product - I'd expect postage to be a lot higher.
When I consider every aspect of this product, it really was worth the price I paid. It has lasted 7 months so far and I think it has a lot more life left in it - at least I hope so! Both my nieces love playing with it and it comes on regular walks with us.
The pram fits most dolls - we have tried with baby choochoo and baby annabell so far and both have lots of room left so a bigger doll will fit also (or lots of toys at once!)
Summary: well worth the buy!