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After trailing near on every pushchair on the market, including doubles. We decided that after using a tandem pushchair we'd need to go for a pushchair plus buggy board. Our children are only 17 months apart, and when our oldest turned 2 years old, he decided that he no longer needed to be in a pushchair. The Babystyle oyster fit our needs perfectly.
We paid roughly £300 for the pushchair, footmuff, black colour pack (a hood and seat liner) raincover and also the matching oyster buggy board. The colour packs are available in an array of colours, we chose black as it would not clash with our own footmuffs. The chassis is a silver chrome, and has oyster written up the side. We found it very simple to fold, it also folds with the seat in either front or backwards position, which was a huge must for us! The basket underneath is spacious and easily accessible. The rain cover covers the whole pushchair and clips underneath with poppers, we found this to be great as our daughter would just pull up the covers in the rain!
The buggy board clips onto the back bar and trails behind the pushchair as you walk, we found it to be excellent although made the pushchair quite back heavy. When not in use, the board clips up in front of the shopping basket. It occasionally fell down whilst mounting a curb, but I found this an excellent feature!
The up sides - a good sturdy pushchair that is easy to push, great if you want to push it and hold your older child's hand. Not overly expensive compared to some on the market. Well made.
The downsides - we found this pushchair made our daughter slump a little and there was no option to sit the seat any more upright. The frame scratches very easily!
All in all, I'd definitely recommend this pushchair - despite it's downers it's a brilliant pushchair.
This was the second pram we purchased for our first son. My partner has a buggy obsession and likes to have a few on the go at the same time (no idea why)
When we first opened the box we were very happy with it, it looked lovely and was easy to build - the wheels just need to be pushed into the slots til you hear a click the frame and the seat unit clips straight onto the chassis. very easy. One thing i did notice was that the colour lime was slightly different to in the pictures but nothing drastic.
over the next few months we came across quite a few negative points about this pram. the chassis seems to creak a lot and one of the front wheels looked wonky when they were turning round. the bar that goes across the front of the seat unit is made by a cheapy foam that my son was able to bite through, as were the handle bars which soon ripped. over all the buggy felt quite rattly and not very sturdle and definetly not very smooth to push like our previous pram.
The seat unit when in a sitting position was not cmfortable for my son as he would have to sit in a very sloughed position if he laid his back against it. The handle bar can be adjusted but again it felt very wobbly which made turning the pram a bit hard work
overall i would not rate this pram very high at all. Its definetly not worth the price tag and we have since had some 'lower end' prams that have been far better
I ordered this pushchair in June 2011 when I was 4 months pregnant with my second child. I still had my eldest child's travel system, but after 3 years of use it had seen better days and I wanted my new baby to have something a bit more lightweight and compact. I randomly visited a shop in Leicester called Baby Planet. They had a wide selection of prams and pushchairs and I was debating over the usual Pliko Pramette, or a Hauck travel system as this was the only one left and was a reduced package price. Then, I spotted this lovely little silver shiny thing in the corner. There were 2 displayed, one with the carry cot and one without. I fell in love with it straight away. The staff did a good demonstration, I pushed it around the shop for a while, and I was smitten!
The puschair itself comes in black, but you can then choose your "colour pack" which consists of a hood and pushchair inlay, apron (if you choose the carrycot) and a nice bag to carry them all in. There is a choice of 12 Colours: Apple, Avocado, Claret, Dolphin Grey, Electric Blue, Grape, Lime, Ocean, Orange, Rose, Tomato and Yellow. Trying to choose a neutral colour, we went for Tomato (which is basically red) and we went for the car seat option rather than the carry cot option as we thought this was more practical, and didn't really see the necessity for a carry cot. This is of course personal choice and circumstances. The pushchair looks lovely with the carry cot or the car seat attached. For the bargain price of £319 we got the pushchair, car seat, raincover, 3 footmuffs (1 for car seat, 1 winter one for the pushchair, and a more lghtweight one for the pushchair also), our selected colour pack and car seat adaptors. We were very impressed with the orice considering everything we were getting, especially as at the moment Mothercare have it for £569!
The car seat is very light and has a retractable hood. It is extremely easy to attach and detach to the pushchair frame, you simply unclip the adaptors from each side and it lifts off. The car seat does only come in one colour option of black, which at the time I was a little disappointed about, but now I can't really imagine it in any other colour, it would be a bit "too much".
The pushchair itself is fab! It lifts on and off the frame in the same way as the car seat, and has many reclining positions. It can be forward or rearward facing which is exactly what I was looking for. I love being able to see my daughter, and especially when my son is on his buggy board, they can see and interact with each other which they both love. We did not realise until when we got the pushchair home that it also has a fantastic hidden accessory. On the underside of the pushchair, pretty much underneath where Baby's feet sit, there is a zipped pocket. Hidden inside is a fantastic UV protection sun net. You can pull it out, and stretch it completely over the pushchair hood so it completely protects Baby from the sun. As it is mesh the baby can still everything and everyone. It is attached at the bottom inside the zip pocket so you don't have to worry about it coming off or pulling it too much, It always covers baby. This was particularly useful on a recent holiday to Florida where it was sunny and 30 degree heat. Baby could enjoy the sunshine but still stay protected. My daughter did not burn at all. It was also a huge talking point for Americans as they had never seen anything like it before and I had many people stop and ask me about it. However, we did also buy the Oyster parasol which kind of became a bit redundant then as the net provides better coverage and protection for baby. The hood is very easy to attach and detach,and also has a zipped section which makes the hood come over that little bit more. This is great when Baby is sleeping as they are nearly completely covered.
The chassis is also great, and comes in a choice of black or silver. I find myself that it is a little awkward to fold down, but I think I just don't have the right knack as my husband can do it with no problems. It folds up very compact and takes up very little space in the car boot. We have found that it is easier to detach the pushchair from the chassis and fold up separately as it doesn't quite fold up as compactly with the pushchair still attached. It is possible to do though. The shopping basket on the bottom is the perfect size. At first sight it can appear a little small, but it is quite deep so is deceptive. All of the wheels are detachable at a simple push of a button, so if you are struggling to fit it in the boot of the car, it can be even more compact. To attach, you simply slot them back into the holes until you hear it click, and that's it, it takes seconds! The chassis is a joy to push, with either car seat or pushchair attached. It is so lightweight and smooth for Baby. The handle is also adjustable, with 3 different height settings, so if you or your partner are on the taller side it can be pushed at a comfortable position.
This is an absolutely brilliant pushchair. I love it and am so pleased we bought it. Baby loves it too as she always seems very comfortable and never gets fed up after being in it for a while. It is also quite a head turner as they are not that common at the moment. In my opinion, it is as good, if not better than the Quinny or Bugaboo. On the rare occasion that you do pass somebody on the street with a Babystyle Oyster, you do find yourselves giving each other a little smile that says "We have great pushchairs!"
The Babystyle Oyster Pushchair on a Silver Chassis in Apple gives you a whole world of choice, a huge range of colours to chose form and many adjustment settings to provide you and your child with the best comfort possible. The Oyster is lightweight and compact, however this does not mean it has had to make any compromises. It is an excellent pushchair with an intelligent design. The Baby Style Oyster Pushchair in Apple provides you with great maneuverability, with it's narrow, lightweight chassis and lockable swivel wheels. It has an adjustable footrest for your little one and adjustable handles for you so that you get more comfort as you push. It is travel system ready and takes 3 different car seats with adapters. None of these car seats are included.