“ Brand: BabyStart / Type: Pushchair „
We have a more expensive pram, but with "more expensive" comes "fear of being stolen if I have to leave it". Also, it's basically a tank and that means heavy. This is my nice, light, spare pushchair.
You can easily pick these up for £50-60. Thanks to a combination of a voucher and a sale at Argos however I only paid £15. The colours change yearly - mine is maroon, the one in the picture is black, there are other colours available.
It has two positions - sitting up and lying down. This is great, because my little lad is still of an age where he quite often wants a nap while we're out. There's a nice roomy shelf underneath to put shopping in. This is needed because the pushchair is light enough that I wouldn't want to put shopping bags on the handles as it might tip over.
It does what it's designed to do well. It's a good town/city pushchair. It doesn't have a car-seat or convert to take one, as some systems do. The wheels do okay on grass and mud, but I wouldn't want to try it on any terrain rougher than that. However, unlike my giant tank of a pram, it actually handles in shops without struggling to squeeze through tiny aisles. I can get it in the car without pulling a muscle and it actually fits in my tiny (Suzuki Alto) boot while leaving room for shopping. Also, I can put it up without needing to practice for three days, or use three limbs to press down various levers. All of these things score a lot of points with me.
I noticed someone else said they struggled with this when their child reached toddler stage. I can't speak to that as my boy is only 5 months old. However, for the price I paid for it, I'm happy to use it for a year and then move on if need be.
I loved this stroller when I first got it.
The basket is huge, the seat is very wide and comfortable, the playtray is really handy and it folds/unfolds very easily.
But, and it is a very big BUT, once my baby became a toddler and was sitting up and playing, I found that the wide-set shoulder straps would no longer stay put. No matter how much they were tightened they just fell off his shoulders so he was not secured properly. As the seat is only tethered at the back by the back-adjusting strap, even when the shoulder straps are on properly he can still lean too far forward as the actual seat back moves with him. No big issue you may think, but if your toddler drops a toy over the side and leans to reach it, bam!!, the pushchair is over on it's side in a jiffy complete with your terrified and probably injured child.
It seems to me to be a major safety concern.
I returned it.
Pushchair specifications: Weight 7kg. Suitable from birth to 3 years. Suitable for children up to 15kg. Folding specifications: 2 hand flat fold. Free standing when folded. Folded size L68, W32, D46cm. General information: Multi recline positions. Fixed seat position. Forward facing seat. 5 point harness. 3 wheeler. Swivel and lock wheels - front wheels only. Handle height 96cm. Dual wheel suspension. Linked brakes. Adjustable leg rest. Steel chassis. Pushchair accessories included: Raincover. Shopping basket. Play tray. Chest pads.