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Cosatto Swift Lite Supa Pushchair
Member Name: MikeBorry
Cosatto Swift Lite Supa Pushchair
Date: 31/10/12, updated on 31/10/12 (116 review reads)
Advantages: It's adorable! Comes with what it needs.
Disadvantages: Nothing major. Basket is a little flimsy and hard to access when pram is reclined.
~*~*~ Cosatto Swift Lite Supa Pushchair ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is an adorable pushchair by the makers Cosatto, it is a nice lightweight pushchair that is suitable from birth.
~ The Look ~
This is why I ended up choosing this pram - the looks! It is a very cute and attractive pushchair. The main colour to this pushchair is a deep chocolate brown, the inside of the hood has a cream base and is covered in large colourful circles, on the outside of the hood you find bright colourful print saying 'you & me'.
The frame of the pram is coloured in a powdered silver and the wheels are even cute, the wheels have a little person making up the spokes!
The pram comes with a footmuff that in itself is adorable, it has such a cosy cute look about it. The front of the cover has a lovely yellow bear on the front and he is holding a little srtiped bear, it is very well made and nicely padded. The footmuff has a little uique kangaroo pouch in which your little one can place their hands to keep them warm.
~ Why I bought it? ~
I haven't had much luck with prams or pushchairs since having my son last year, my Silvercross popped apart on me, my KiddieCare pram snapped at the handle whilst I was out shopping, and even though I do have other buggies I wanted my son to have a nice sturdy pram that will last him. I have owned a different more basic Cosatto buggy since I had my third son and that is still going strong and looks quite good so I knew a Cosatto pram would be a good investment, but I purely chose this based on it's cute looks.
This is suitable from birth but my son is over a year now, 14 months to be exact so I wasn't worried about getting a suitable pram for his age, I just wanted to bring this to peoples attention as buggy style prams are usually suited to older babies. It has three recline positions which I did think was important as my son often drops off to sleep in his pram when we are out and about. It also has an adjustable calf rest, which can be either up or down, I like this too.
But as I have said I did buy this based on looks alone!
~ What is it like? ~
It's really nice. I really have no major complaints other than the fact the front wheels seem to have a life of their own whenever I enter Tesco or Asda, I think it's down to the very shiny flooring they have as I don't have this problem in any other shops! The wheels just seem to slide in and out and turn! But outside it is fanstastic.
It's really comfortable to push for both me and my hubby, I am 5ft and half an inch (yes I had to mention that!) and my hubby is 5ft 11", I find it comfy, I do have my hands raised up slightly more than I did with my Silvercross but my hubby likes this as he doesn't have to stoop down, so in all we have found it really nice to push.
I think the look of the pram makes it jolly and cheery looking without looking tacky and my little boy adores it, he rubs the little bear and chuckles away.
The footmuff has a zip to take the cover off but I haven't done that as it is too cold at the moment to need to do so. I don't however use the head hugger as my son doesn't require it. I love the little pouch on the footmuff I tuck my little ones hands inside it to keep them warm ... Not that he keeps them there though!
In all I really love this puchchair. And the wheels are very cute indeed. The wheels don't have a very thick 'tyre' part but it doesn't wear down quickly so apart from not being shiny anymore and having a few marks from stones etc. they still look the same in thickness.
It's also quite light so if we do need to put it down to get on the bus this doesn't cause too much a problem. It does however require two hands and a foot to fold it, you need to push in and lift a lever on the back, push down another lever with your foot and then it should start to fold in on itself, you have to bring the handles in together and then it is done. It has a handy carry handle on the side too.
It is easy to recline which I find is very handy when my little boy has fallen asleep, you just have to lift the sides and it lies back in a gentle manner.
~ Extras ~
When purchasing the pushchair it came with the following -
* Removable Washable Seat Cover
* Chest Pads
* Head Hugger
Checking the Argos website I can also see that they have listed the shopping basket and hood but I would assume that everybody assumes it would come with these anyway!
~ Folding Specifications ~
When folded the pushchair size has a length of 106cm, a width of 30cm and a depth of 32cm.
~ General Information ~
** Taken from the Argos website **
* 3 recline positions.
* 1 hand recline adjustment.
* Forward facing seat.
* 5 point harness.
* Swivel and lock wheels - front wheels only.
* Handle height 106cm.
* Linked brakes.
* Adjustable leg rest.
* Adjustable calf support.
* Aluminium chassis.
~ Price & Availabilty ~
My mum said she would go in halfs with me for this as she has seen how rubbish my other prams have treated us! I found it in Argos priced at around £160 so I purchased it there as my brother works there and gets a 10% discount and my mum had £25 in vouchers too, however online I have seen it being sold for as much as £300 in Mothercare so I would definately say it would be best to shop around for this. It is also available on Amazon for around the £150 mark.
~ Overall Opinion ~
Seeing as this is a pushchair that can be used from birth to around 3 years I find this really good value. It's adorable to look at, it is nice for a boy or girl and is really nice to push. The front wheels can swivel or be locked which is handy for us as my step-mum can't push swivel wheel prams! It's nice and cosy and comes with everything you need.
I really love this pushchair I love how cute and quirky it looks, I get lots of comments about it - Nice ones! People always say how nice it is not to see a black or pink pram! I think so too. It certainly stands out.
The raincover is just a small one that fits onto the hood but it does the job just fine. The basket is a little bit flimsy but big enough, harder to access when the pushchair is reclined but it is still adorable.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: It doesn't like supermarket flooring but I love it! Cosatto you certainly brighten up my day!