“ Chicco 2002 Basic has a fully reclining padded seat that can be removed for washing. The aluminium frame is easy to open and close with the sprung loaded open/close mechanism and pull action closing handle. Features include ergonomic adjustable twist handles that rotate to 8 different settings. Suitable for 0-36 months. „
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I bought this Chicco Stroller this year in January. My son was getting older and I thought it would be easier to have a stroller instead of his usual pushchair. Also my pushchair was starting to look quite old as it was the same one from my older daughter so roughly 5 years old.
I was lucky to get this stoller for only £40 reduced from £60 from Argos. However it was challenging to find a store where it was not sold out.
It comes in a strong blue shade so I would say it is more for boys then girls. I was thinking of a neutral colour to begin with but then decided on this stroller as it seemed very good value for the price. A very basic pushchair with no sun shade and reclining option would normally be for this price.
The stroller is very light weight, looks strong and good quality wise. It has a sun shade which is easy to put up and down. The seat belt is comfortable and easy to fit the child in with padded straps. I have seen some pushchairs and strollers with terrible seat belts but this particular one has well designed seat belts and it is not easy for the child to sqeeze his way out of the straps.
This stroller does have a reclining seat, but limited to only two positions. Also unlike my previous pushchair where I had to just push or pull a string with a button on to recline or bring the pushchair upright, this stroller takes more time to change seating positions. You will have to take the child out and unzip or zip up a section in order to change the position and take advantage of the reclining position. However for the price I got this stroller for it is still a bonus that I have the option to recline the seat if required.
I was very pleased to see that it came with a beautiful carry case, which is ideal for storage and keeping the stroller clean when not in use. Not only that it comes with a rain cover! (Not all strollers do and very few will for the price I paid.) I have found that it is very easy to fit the rain cover on and it much better then my last pushchairs raincover that I have to spend a small amount of time to fix.
I did find the stroller to be very long when folded, compared to my previous pushchair, it folded very slim but long. It was not a problem in my old car boot but with my new car I somtimes do have to spend some time squeezing it in.
The stroller folds and unfolds the normal standard stroller style. To unfold you will have to put the handles down and then stand on the function at the back that will straighten the stroller ready to be used. This was different to my previous buggy and did take me a while to get use to.
My child does look comfortable in the padded seat of the stroller but it does not have much of a leg rest area apart from the black strip at the button for the child to place his/her feet on if tall enough. This strip can break off easily as I have seen people push strollers around with this piece broken so I try my best that my son who is a toddler now does not stand on it to get into the stroller.
Pushing the stroller is relatively comfortable. The handles are just right for my height, (I am 5'5). The wheels can swirl but sometimes when I have shopping or on a steep footpath I do occasionally find it hard to control the direction of the stroller, for example finding it hard to keep it going straight. Nevertheless it does a great job and has very few disadvantages.
It does not look bad and I think it looks stylish, of course not the best of strollers but then again these strollers would be much more expensive then what I paid. Chicco is a brand I have heard of before so that also made me choose this product.
One last small disadvantage or maybe an advantage for some is that after I purchased this product I realised how common this stroller was. I saw many mothers and fathers pushing the same stroller which for me was a slight disadvantage but it does mean that it is popular.
When my son was getting a bit older my mother in law gave us this chicco stroller to use instead of using his big pram all the time and I am very grateful that she did. It has previously been used a few times by her granddaughter but was still in a great condition and we used it for about another year before we purchased another buggy. I am unsure the exact price in which she paid but after a quick look around on the internet it seems to be about £60 give or take a few pounds.
Ours in a navy blue colour but it also comes in a lot of other colours such as pink or red. It came with a rain cover which attaches at the top and bottom of the buggy using Velcro straps and also a foot muff which can be fully removed. The buggy can be used from birth but we started using it when my son was around 1 and it can be used up until 15kg. To start with the buggy can seem a bit difficult to fold down but after a few times it is easy. You need to push a small red lever like part at the side of the buggy and at the same time pull up a part at the back which then enables it to fold down.
The seat has 5 different reclining positions and is front facing with a 5 point safety harness which clips at the front and can be adjusted to make sure it is not to tight or loose. Below the seat is a basket which can be used to store the rain cover and when out shopping it can hold a few items but not a lot! The back set of wheels are fixed and the front swivel to make manoeuvring about easier but if you do not like the wheels doing this they can be locked into place which my partner always does but I prefer them to swivel. There is an adjusted leg rest and also a foot rest which stops children's feet from scraping on the ground. The chassis of the buggy is made from aluminium and the handle have an easy grip feature.
A good size buggy which is sturdy and folds down to be compact to fit into most car boots. Very reliable and safe.
A great peice of kit. It does everything you would want it to and packs down so easy and small for getting into th ecar boot, plus it will stand upright in the hall saving space. It's always very easy to push and has swivel handles to adjust to little me up to my tall husband. You can also get lots of matching accesories for it still from retailers. Very good product, first rate. Would definatly buy from this manufacturer again.
Because my husband and I are both quite tall, we spent a long time choosing a pushchair, and this model really was the most comfortable. It has adjustable handles and so is suitable for most heights. The colour of the stroller is a subtle blue and yellow check - it would be great if it came in a choice of colours. The canopy has a small window, so that you can keep an eye on baby, and it has a five point harness and large shopping basket. For an extra £15 you can buy the fixing kit, which allows you to attach the matching car seat to the pushchair. This is great if you have a baby like mine who wakes up easily. The stroller lies flat, and so is suitable for a newborn and should last until about 3 and a half. It umbrella folds, and fits easily into the boot of a small car.
Chicco 2002 Basic has a fully reclining padded seat that can be removed for washing. The aluminium frame is easy to open and close with the sprung loaded open/close mechanism and pull action closing handle. Features include ergonomic adjustable twist handles that rotate to 8 different settings. Suitable for 0-36 months.