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My youngest is four now, he starts school in September and has obviously been out of a pram or pushchair for a long time. It's quite a sad time really as since I started having my children in 1996 I've developed a bit of an obsession with pushchairs, over the course of four children I guesstimate I've owned at least 100 pushchairs, prams and strollers - with the last few being taken out of the loft yesterday to be cleaned up and sold on Gumtree over the coming days.
I purchased my Mickey Mouse buggy in August 2011, when my son was eight months old - he was a chunky baby and went into stroller style pushchairs early, however he was still so young that I wanted one with enough protection to keep him safe and comfortable. The buggy at the time was more built up on the sides than the one pictured by Dooyoo although the rest of the styling was very similar (if not exactly the same), I do think Disney make a consistently good basic stroller and had no issues with this one. The only thing missing was a shopping basket, but Disney have added this to later strollers and it looks like it comes as standard even on smaller models now.
The buggy folds much smaller than expected when you see it unfolded, it's not a complicated fold system but you do need two hands so if you have a toddler who can't be put down while you deal with folding it up you might be in trouble. It's an umbrella style fold but with added steps as the mechanism attached to the frame to fold it is a little awkward, it doesn't take up much room in the boot which is always an advantage to strollers over full pushchairs.
Pushing the buggy is fine, it's not the nicest to push as you need to have both hands on the handles for it to steer in a straight line - this wasn't ideal as at the time I had a three year old with me as well as David in the buggy and not being able to hold her hand as we were crossing the road and things like that was a little irritating.
I never feel confident in the brakes of buggies and this was no exception, I used it but as always kept hold of the handle as no way would I trust my baby's safety to a thin metal lifting bar! A safety feature I did appreciate was the five point harness, which was always easy and smooth to operate but kept David exactly where I put him no matter how much he wriggled!
Includes comfortable shoulder pads. Easy & compact umbrella fold. Pushchair specifications: Weight 6.5kg. Suitable for ages 6 months and over. Suitable for children up to 15kg. Folding specifications: Foot operated umbrella fold. Folded size L107, W26, D25cm. Carry strap. General information: Multi recline positions. 5 point harness. Swivel and lock wheels. Handle height 100cm. Front wheel suspension. Linked brakes. Pushchair accessories included: Raincover. Shopping basket. Detachable hood. By Disney.