“ Brand: Cosatto / Type: Standard / Number of Seats: Single Seat „
Where did we buy it and for how much?
My beloved Ebay woo hooo! It was new from an online ebay business. Bargain price for £49.99 - fabulous price, especially as it had added extras with it!
Well firstly it's suitable from 6 months onwards, although my son is now 23 months, so it's great for all ages from 6 months to 3 years. After having had several strollers already, 4 weeks into having this one and So far...... so good! So what are the features? bouncy suspension for one! It also has a 5 point harness to keep bubs safe and an easy to use umbrella fold action with automatic locking clip. This makes it super easy to fold up. The hood folds out far with an extra attached sun visor that folds out, protecting baby from the eliments. In light rain this is fantastic as keeps the rain off your childs face without the need for digging out the raincover, and its also good when the suns out. Talking of the sun, we had a sun shade insect net free with this stroller which made for an extra great bargain! The wheels and tyres are doing well despite heavy usage already in this first month, and the swivel locked wheels make it easier to steer. We also received a free raincover and bottle warmer! there is a footrest which is a must for me, as my son likes to lie back and have a snooze. He also likes the footrest up sometimes so that he can cross his legs and rest a packet of crisps inbetween them! The design of the pram is quite funky with several motifs in different languages, saying hello. It looks especially cool when the hood is fully pulled over so that you can see more of the brightly coloured words.
Yes, but not major ones. I wasn't impressed that the back support isn't high enough for my toddlers head as I'd like. I would say, my 23 month old son is of an average weight and perhaps slightly taller than average, but his head only half rests on the back/head rest. He sleeps comfy enough if has a nap though so it's not a major problem. I didn't have that problem with other strollers we've had, so i'm not quite sure why the headrest is lower down on this stroller. It certainly doesn't mention it in it's write ups and the picture isn't entirely clear enough to see or judge. The multi recline can be a bit fiddly when trying to adjust the straps and get it into position, but it's not a major thing to get annoyed with or anything.
Im' not sure it's going to last forever, and as other writers have said, the wheels are already squeaking a bit. That's nothing a bit of oil won't fix though i'm sure. The wheels and tyres are doing ok, but again, I don't think it's built to last continuous use for months and years on end. We use it daily and walk pretty much everywhere, so its bearing up well. All in all, a good buy with its footrest and multi recline positions but probably not a pram built to last even a year.
I bought the Cosatto Hula to take my six month old to Rome for a long weekend recently, as I had heard to take something not too expensive in case it got ruined on the flight. I was very glad that we had bought it as it was lightweight and was easy to manage along with all the other cases that we had. My son sat in it in the airport and was quite happy to rest his head on the side and go to sleep straight away. As it was lightweight, it meant that my son did not sweat too much in the hot weather, is also has a bottle holder which I could put either his milk in or some water for us and it has a small basket underneath which we were able to keep the raincover in just in case. The only thing was that we had to buy a separate umbrella/parasol to keep the sun off him.
I bought this stroller to take on holiday with us because it folded up smaller than our other stroller. Unfortunately, it never made it to our holiday because the frame snapped after using it for only 3 weeks. I'm very unhappy with this product.
I like the look of this buggy, it is very funky and stands out from others! I bought this buggy to take on holiday for my son who was 2 years old at the time. He was quite comfortable in it and the hood and mosquito net that comes with it was very handy for if he wanted a nap while we were out and about on holiday.
However, we found that we had to put the hood into our suitcases when we was travelling as when the buggy has been folded, the hood seems to pop off and we was worried it would end up getting lost! We also found that the wheels started to squeak after it had been used for a while.
We used the buggy again when we went away for out next holiday which was around my sons 3rd birthday, we only took it for use at the airport and for going out for a walk in the evening after dinner. I wished we hadn't bothered to take it, the straps were too tight for son, so we had to just sit him in it, which was fine considering he is a very well behaved 3 year old who does not get out of the buggy without being told, but I can imagine with a child who does not want to be in the buggy, getting out and running off! We ended up just using it in the airport and that is it!
This buggy looks fantastic but unfortunately, for me, doesn't live up to expectations! One of six buggies that I and a group of young mums put on test earlier this year, the Cosatto Hula really does look funky standing next to the more traditional offerings. It looks well built, sturdy and comfortable. Unfortunately, probably only the latter quality is valid.
It is a very lightweight buggy but that also seems to be its downfall. I found that it didn't feel very stable and you certainly can't hang any shopping on the back or it'll fall very easily. Even with a child in the buggy if you hang a bag of shopping from one handle the opposite front wheel will lift up off the ground making it very difficult to push and steer. It may be that the buggy weights that you can buy to go on the front wheels might help this but personally I like to think that a buggy is safe and sturdy without the use of other accessories.
Being light it's easy to push the unladen buggy with two hands but I found that the maneuverability suffered if I tried to push with one hand (because I had shopping in the other or perhaps might have been holding another child). On occasions the front wheels seemed to spin round independently (across the direction of travel). This just didnt give the impression that the buggy was built to last.
The front wheels lock for use over rough terrain and this does seem to address some of the stability issues of the buggy although clearly locking the front wheels and using the buggy on urban terrain restricts the ease with which one can go around corners.
It's meant to be a one-handed fold and release buggy. The release was no problem, mainly because the catch that's meant to hold the buggy together didn't seem to work and stay shut. This was annoying as the buggy would open as you went to put it away or get it out of the car. To fold the buggy I found that I couldn't use my foot to release it, I had to bend down and use my hand. I couldn't do this with my son in my arms and so it became an issue. Of all of the buggies I got to test the fold and release was by far the worst.
There is a carry strap on the side of the buggy but, as the buggy failed to stay shut it was of no use.
My son seemed to be comfortable in the seat and was certainly happy for a couple of hours round the shops. The harness was easy to adjust and sat well. The catch was such that a child would struggle to work out how it operated until they were old enough to not fall out unintentionally. The seat back is not very high and, at 11 months, my son's head was almost at the top. I'm not convinced that this would see him through. The seat depth seemed to be comfortable, not restricting the back of his legs but there was no leg rest to allow a slightly larger child to sleep with their legs up or to give extra support for a young baby. The seat does recline and the mechanism to do this is an easy strap adjust facility but as the seat back is not that tall it may not be ideal if you have a child that will sleep in a buggy as their head will have to loll somewhat.
The star point of this buggy for me is the hood. There is an additional pull down sun visor that actually works to shield the child from the sun. The hood itself is also SPF50 rated. Unfortunately though there's a snag here too - the canopy won't stay attached when you fold the buggy - it just pops off. There are some straps with poppers on but they too seem to come off.
The rain cover is adequate and covers the child well. Its relatively easy to fit on to the buggy although it leaves the hood uncovered and so you have a wet cover and buggy when you get home or to the car.
The shopping basket is tiny and virtually inaccessible - you can put the rain cover in it but little more. It will hold 4 pints of milk but getting the bottle in and out requires great manual dexterity.
The buggy does have a few extras in the form of a cup holder which attaches to the frame at the side of the buggy and a mosquito net. The cup holder isnt within reach of the child and so probably more of an asset for a parent rather than the child. I found that it was completely the wrong size for all of my bottles and cups being too small for all of them. It also tends to pop off when folding the buggy.
The mosquito net is a quirk. It fits the buggy in a rather similar fashion to a rain cover to enclose and protect baby. If youre going somewhere exotic it might just come in handy but I cant really see much use for it in the UK unless you were to use it like a cat net. I know that my son didnt like being behind it despite liking being under the rain cover.
After a few weeks use this buggy squeaks and rattles and just doesn't feel like it's going to last. Continued use sees wheels that get stuck (and still swivel freestyle in a carefree manner). Rather disappointing and surprising seeing that the buggy comes with a 4-year guarantee (as the buggy was on test I didnt get to use this).
The Hula is available in three colours, bright pink, khaki and a bright blue. They are all very attractive and certainly stand out from the crowd.
In our test the Hula did come out as being best value but this had more to do with the cost of the other buggies on test and the fact that what we were looking for was a basic buggy that was lightweight. If you live in sunny climes then the huge hood may just make this a real best buy, if you live in the UK and dont travel then youd be just as well placed with a cheap basic buggy.
The Hula is a fabulous super lightweight all in one holiday stroller - it's got all the kit you need for your first trips away. The Hula is an umbrella fold buggy with auto lock with carry handle and comes complete with sun visor, extra visor UPF50+, insect net and cup holder.