Product Type: Chicco prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Chicco Lite Way Stroller Top
Member Name: GlasgowMum
Chicco Lite Way Stroller Top
Advantages: light, easy to fold, great stroller
Disadvantages: front wheels could be a bit better
I bought the Chicco Liteway about 2 years ago in Topazio (bright blue) I paid £110.00 in Mothercare and received a bag, footmuff and raincover with it. I bought this due to struggling with the mammoth travel system we had bought - I think many first time parents do similar lol - on the bus.
The stroller is very sturdy and my son (around 8 months at the time) seemed most comfortable in this than a few others we tried.
The stroller weighs 7kg, so pretty lightweight in my opinion, but feels strong. It has 'ergonomic' handles which are soft and spongy, comfortable to use.
The hood is excellent on this, it unzips at the back and we found by doing this we could alter the angle and therefore protect our son's eyes, similar to a parasol.
The pushchair lies fully flat and is extremely easy to do, with a onehanded operation. There are 5 positions available. We found this great when our son had a cold, as he would cough alot when lying flat, by having him at an angle he would still sleep.
The back of the seat is really quite high as well so this is suitable for toddlers, without their head peering over it.
There is a fairly decent sized 'basket' which is also a bag, with there being two separate handles though one can hang their shopping on them. As with most strollers though, please be careful not to overload as the stroller WILL tip.
The wheels at the front are single and can be locked so they do not swivel, or unlocked for easy manoeuvre. The front wheels are in my opinion where this buggy falls down. They don't seem very sturdy, not in keeping with the rest of the stroller. It would be much sturdier if there were two front wheels, but to be fair this is my only real gripe.
The fleecy footmuff you get with this, is excellent. It's warm, fluffy, looks very cosy and well constructed. It's rather big as well, so its excellent protection against the elements for young ones.
The rain-cover is fairly standard I would say, as rain-covers go! It works exactly as it should and is easily folded and stowed in the basket.
The stroller is a typical umbrella fold, fits neatly into most boots (we have used it in a few) and is great for when using buses.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this stroller, we got excellent use out of it and it has found a new home with a friend, who also loves it.
The only reason we stopped using it was due to my son outgrowing it.
Summary: Worth every penny