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I bought this buggy when I knew I was expecting a boy and I already had a little girl. There are 2 years between my children so I thought that this would be ideal until my eldest could walk everywhere. It is a great buggy and always raises a smile or a compliment in the street. I don't think I've ever gone out without someone commenting on the design.
It is suitable from birth to 4 years of age but this really does depend on the size of the child I would say.
It comes with lovely accessories that match the overall design. The bottle carriers on each sign are perfect at keeping either my son's bottle warm or my daughter's juice cool. There is a drawstring on each one so that they couldn't fall out and be lost.
Each seat reclines individually making it easy for the child to sleep. It has 3 position so they can be fully upright, slightly leaned back or laid down completely. There are matching pink and blue head huggers that can be used for small babies.
It also comes with matching black footmuffs with the 'bro' and 'sis' logos on. They are very snuggly and warm and have a full zip that goes round it so you can place your child in and then zip it round. The harness holds them in place.I did find that the footmuff isn't designed for taller children though ~ My daughter was quite tall for 2 and we could no longer use this. I found also that when you try and take a sleeping baby out of it, because the black material has a slight sheen to it, the whole thing can slp down leaving the bottom of the foot muff to hit the floor. Not such a problem most times, but can get frustrating.
I had no problems pushing the buggy on a smooth path or even pulling it over gravel. The front wheels can lock or swivel with a simple click down latch on each wheel. I did find the buggy to be quite heavy, even without any children in it but this makes it a strong buggy in my opinion. When both children were in it, particularly as they got older, I had to do a quick 'jolty' push to get the momentum going.
The buggy is a great size width ways for getting in and out of doorways even though this does reduce the size for the child to sit in. My daughter has never expressed a problem with this though and loves riding in it.
Very easy folding mechanism like most buggies these days with a lever you press with your foot on the side and then a simple 'pull-up' motion to collapse it in one go. It easily fits in the boot of our cars. (a golf and a vectra) I imagine you would have trouble fitting it in a smaller hatchback though so do test this out before parting with a penny if you can.
As will all things 'child related', it does get messy at times. I have found that using a damp sponge removes mud, juice and biscuit mess with ease.
Just to add that one of the harness clasps broke, (I accidentally hit it against something else heavy in the boot of the car) and the Cosatto team easily supply spares. I had to buy the whole harness at £11.25 when I only needed a clip. Easy enough to repair myself though once the part arrived.
Overall a fantastic buggy and I wouldn't hesitate at buying one again. I did buy mine second hand for £100. It had only been used once so still in perfect condition. Brand new they are over £220 but if my buggy hadn't been for sale, I would have purchased it at the full price and still been very happy.
**Just had the transparent cover out as the weather has turned quite drizzly. Very quick and easy to put on and covers the whole front and also back of the buggy. Very impressive! **
All in all, a great buggy and an ideal investment.
I've read through the good reviews this pram has recieved and I felt I should put my tuppence worth in.
The very minute I saw someone pushing this gorgeous double pushchair around town I had to have it! I had a 1 year old daughter and was expecting a little boy - so the design of this pram was perfect. It was simply the novelty of having a pink and a blue side that attracted me, which I'm sure is the reason why everyone who buys this pram, wants it.
To be honest, the price is quite expensive for what it is - it's a very basic double pushchair - you are simply paying for the design.
2 storage baskets
3 handles (good for shopping bags, and baby changing bag)
Matching accessories come as standard (footmuffs, headrests, bottle bags)
This pushchair is really heavy, I know you'd expect a double pushchair to be heavier than normal, but it is heavier than normal double pushchairs - once folded it's really heavy to lift and carry, for example to put into a boot.
The inside of the hoods are light colours, which get easily stained. For example, when you fold up the pram - if the wheels are muddy/dirty, this will transfer directly onto the hood and is really hard to wash off.
The wheels are really basic, the rubber is thin - and they don't swivel, which makes manoeurving nigh on impossible. For example, when you cross the road and clamber up the kerb and onto the pavement, it is difficult to change direction, you have to practically physically lift the pram on narrow pavements.
Also, it comes with two footmuffs, and unless you have a twin girl and boy baby, you will be requiring this pushchair for a baby and an older child. Well, the footmuffs are deep/long enough for a baby but not really for older children, so one will be all snug and warm and the other will have to go without!
Last bad point, and the most important for me....each pram seat compartment is too narrow, my daughter is now 2years old and is a petite girl and she just looks squished up in the pram, I've since heard a lot of other mums complain about the same thing.
Anyway, my daughter is walking now, so we've ditched the double pushchair and have a single for my son with a buggy board for my daughter.
I'd consider wisely before purchasing this pram. Sure...it looks stylish, but it's not that practical, it's too heavy, too narrow and it's impossible to manoeurve.
I bought this pram 2 weeks ago.
My children are 10 months and 2 years old. I was going to ourchase a double pram before i had my second but I didnt and regretted that decision the second I had my second. My eldest does walk but if you want to go out anywhere she can get tired easily and wants to be carried which is fine when your with another person but aline is impossible.
I did alot of reading about on double prams and was going to purchase a 3 wheeler one until I read a few reviews on this one.
I have always loved there designs but I thought it would be heavy and hard to push-how wrong was I!!
It is actaully lighter to push with both my children in then it is to push my daughters old graco pram!
It is ok space wise not overly big for them but enough room to move.
The harness is a 5 point one but this is the one thing that has annoyed me. The problem I had was I needed to move the boys harness down so when attempting to take it out the back it wouldnt budge and kept getting stuck because the plastic bit on it(to alter the strap length) wouldnt fit through the hole-this was on both harnesses not just the one side. After alot of patience and strength I did manage to pull it through. Also the other thing is the foot muffs. I really wanted to use these as they look lovely in the pictures but they dont stay out. You slip the harness straps through the holes in the footmuffs and thats it theres no other attatchments to the frame of the pram so when my children sit down the foot mffs slide down too making the harness tight on their shoulders! So I now prefer to not use them.
There are 2 baskets one under each pram there not very big but today I did fit in one of them a 4 pack of wipes, a large bottle of detergent and a large milk but it does take a bit of wiggling.
There is also a raincover which I think could be made a bit better and bigger. The one that came with my pram didnt have a hole in for the 3rd handle I dont know if this is the actual raincover for the pram so it has had to have a hold out it so the 3rd handle can go through-does the job though!
There are 3 handles and 3 sets of wheels making it alot more sturdy. The 3rd handle is so useful not only can you use it to push the pram it makes a great bag, basket holder.
It folds down easily there are 3 things to pull up before collapsing then it pretty much does it on its own. Its also quite small when folded.
There are 2 brakes on either side so easy to reach.
The pram has to independent reclining positions-3. Bit awkward to lie down as you have to use plastic runners underneath but lies down great (and flat so great from birth)
It has 2 independent hoods that are a bt larger then hoods on other prams and they work on there own so you can have one up one down etc.
Alsohas a calf recline bit on the seat but I havent used this.
Also fits through most dorrways and doesnt feel like your pushing a bus!
Overall great pram 10 out of 10!
I purchased this pushchair shortly after the birth of my son. With their only being a year apart between my children, a double buggy was on my must have list. I also wanted something which was lightweight and not too bulky so when I spotted this pushchair being advertised on the Addition Direct website, it seemed to tick all the boxes.
Firstly the price is very reasonable, but can vary dramatically. I purchased this pram new off a business seller on Ebay for £99 which is amazing value for money as not only do you get the pushchair, but you also get all the accessories that you usually have to pay extra for. So for the price I got the pushchair, two footmuffs, the canopies and also two insulated bottle holders. It also comes with a three year manufacturers guarantee. There are numerous stockists of this pram now and since purchasing this at the beginning of 2008 I have seen the prices vary from £99 to £249 so it is definitely worth shopping around to get th best deal.
The chassis is very lightweight for a double pushchair and it is easy to collapse and set up. It is apparently one of the slimmer side by side pushchairs on the market, however, I did have a few problems in some stores and in addition it would not fit through any of the doors at our local doctors surgery which caused problems on a few occasions when I needed to take them for check ups and vaccinations. The wheels on this pushchair are made from hard wearing plastic, preventing the need to go out armed with a bicycle pump and puncture repair kit, they are swivable and easy to push on both grass and pavements.
The chair is reclinable into four different positions making it great if your children fall asleep whilst being pushed around. It also helped a lot when my son was born as it meant that we could keep his side in the reclined position since he slept most of the day when born, whilst my daughters side could still stay upright. The only disadvantage of this, is that there are shopping baskets located under the seats, and once the backs are reclined it is impossible to access these baskets.
The footmuffs are padded with a warm fleece lining and are easily removable to ease of washing them. The canopies can also be removed for handwashing however they are attached in the middle and you cannot separate the bro from the sis side or vice versa. You footmuffs can be adjusted to three different lengths by adjusting the straps which go through the rear of the footmuff, and they also come with removable infant head supports.
The first thing that actually caught my attention with this pushchair was the design. I loved the Bro & Sis design and it looks absolutely lovely when set up with the hoods down and footmuffs on so that everything is matching. We often recieved comments from people when out and about who absolutely loved it.
This pushchair also comes with a 3 year guarantee. however you need to register this within 28 days of purchase. I didnt realise this so when part of the chassis snapped on mine 14 months after purchase, I was unable to get a replacement or repair free of charge. I dont know whether this was caused by a fault in the product or just from constant regular use.
Overall, I loved this pram, and it offers exceptional value for money. With my daughter now walking very well I didnt pay to get another one of these again and picked up a second hard double pushchair from a car boot instead for £25. This one was the kind where the children sit behind each other and compared to this Cosatto one its a nightmare and has made me realise just what a good pushchair the Bro Sis Cosatto pushchair really is.
I bought this buggy when i was pregnant with my third child. The 20 week scan had already bought my attention to the fact i was having a boy and my daughter (second child) was just 7mths when i fell pregnant with my third child. What attracted me to this buggy was not just the cute slogans of bro and sis but all the added extras too. I did look at the double's which are one behind the other but this design did not appeal to me and a side by side suited my lifestyle better.
Made by cossatto, the reputation was good and along wtih the main buggy frame you get a head hugger for each side (black with pink trim for girl side and blue trim for the boy side) which was great for my newborn son to suport his head.
The cosy toes (a thick blanket lined with pink or blue fleece and large enough for my two year old) are black with bro and sis written on it as the main buggy frame design. These have the spaces in them to thread the straps through to ensure babies are securely fastened in and there are three slots in the top for differing sizes of child.
Hanging on each side is a bottle holder in the co-ordinating colours, which is lined with silver material to keep bottle cool. I found this a godsend as i had a place to put my daughter's juice bottle and my bottle of water in the boy one (no bottle needed for son as breastfed.
Lastly you have the raincover which is also indcluded and very easy to use. It has poppers on the bottom which secure around the frame to keep toes warm and dry as well as head and body.
Underneath are 2 storage baskets. These are large and strong so that bottle of milk will not have the basket dragging along the floor. Also plenty of room for a nappy and wipes. The hoods are individually adjustable so girl one can be up while boy one is down! This is very handy. The main seats both lie flat or sitting up and there are 3 positions in total. The bottom leg bit also can fold down or lay up so a baby laying flat will be completely straight and you can have sitting up with the bottom up to ensure they don't slide down too far.
The front wheels can be free or locked so suitable for all surfaces although with 2 heavy children i wouldn't recommend an all-terrain trek! The size of this buggy is also excellent and i have had no problems fitting it through standard doorways. When folded flat it is large but slim and the boot of my escort is a perfect fit! The clasps on each side hold it closed and it is relatively light to remove and putting it up is easy. I manage it with baby in arms but it is a skill that needs practice.
The brakes are very good with 3 pedals along the back which really secures the buggy in place! Height wise i am 5'7 and find it perfect for me.
In summary i have found this buggy to be light and easy to push and up and down kerbs is easy too with minimum levarage needed on the frame at the back. It is dark colours so has kept clean and i leave it in my front garden with the rain cover on and so far is still in very good condition. The wheels are easy to align and the shopping baskets underneath are very spacious and all my shopping goes in there. The handles can hold shopping too and i have never had issue with the buggy tipping back as the weight of the children equals that of the shopping and extra items in the basket underneath stabilise it.
My son is now 15mths and daughter 2.5 and this still gets daily use. It is heavier now with the more weight but it is also easy to use with just my son in and daughter walking alongside.
This umbrella folding pushchair is suitable from birth 15kg 3 yrs approx each side, it has a 4 position reclining back and a 2 position calf support. The pushchair comes complete with 2 matching footmuffs, head supports and insulated bottle holders. Features- Four nifty independent recline positions Two position calf supports for little legs Includes 2 x head huggers, foot muffs and chest pads Two removable hoods with viewing window Easy umbrella folding Lockable swivel wheels and suspension 5 point harnesses for added security Two shopping baskets Two insulated bottle holders Rain cover included Wipe cleanable covers Suitable from birth 15kg