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      28.02.2011 11:56
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      A well engineered and useful quality pushchair .

      I bought this pram as I wanted a proper strudy pram rather than a flimsy buggy - I wanted something that would deliver comfort and safety for my child. I originally wanted a silver cross as this was the brand that my Mum used for us and has a good reputation. After going to many a baby shop and looking at silver cross I found that the quality was not that good anymore. The shop workers informed my that silver cross was taken over by mothercare some time ago and if I wanted quality swedish was the way to go.
      I looked at an emmaljunga smart in the shops and fell in love with it, unfortunately at £400 it was out of my budget so I started searching the internet for something similar that was.

      The coronette I bought second hand for £60 has lovely strudy black air filled tyres (I believe this can vary depending on the model and year of purchase). These tyres made going up and down kerbs a breeze and I had no trouble pushing the pram with a toddler and loads of shopping under. My only criticism on this point is that you have to lift the front of the pram to do a turn in the other direction, but on the whole this wasn't a problem for me.

      The pushchair itself is fully reclineable and the footrest came all the way up to provide almost a pram, this was really useful when my little one fell asleep and I could convert the pushchair so they would have a much more comfortable (and longer!) sleep.

      Shopping - this pram is great for going shopping with because of the large shopping basket under - it is lke going out with your own shopping trolley. It is however, not as easy to manovere around shops than a buggy due to its larger size and fixed wheels.

      Out and about - The large wheels and great suspension make walking on pavements and up and down kerbs a comfortable ride for your baby with the suspension coping well with uneven slabs and bumps. I have taken this pram to many national trust gardens and it had no trouble being pushed on gravel, grass or muddy track. I have pushed it around a bluebell wood - it has even coped with exposed tree roots without much effort.

      Handle - the handle has adjustable height which is great for someone small like myself who found some pushchairs with fixed handles too high.

      Accessories

      I don't know if these came as standard or not, but my coronette came with a fantastic raincover that was nylon with relective strips on the side. It was great because is was elasticated so quickly and easily stretched over the pram with a gap at the front round the hood area. I have found this so much better than the see through plastic raincovers I have had for other prams - the kids tend not to like these and pull them off and I think they get way too hot in them. It was so good I ordered another one direct from emmaljunga for a double pram I bought when my second child arrived.

      Folding/Unfolding

      This pram is really easy to fold and unfold and has special safety clips to stop the pram collapsing if you don't put it up correctly. It is a little heavy, but fit comfortably into the boot of my PT cruiser- not sure if it would fit into a much smaller car boot though.

      All in all a great buy.

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      25.08.2010 21:22
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      A wonderful pushchair

      There was a time when any new mum who was looking for a suitable pram or pushchair would have been looking for a Silver Cross one. The iconic pram that daughters, mums and grandmas all over the UK would have cried tears of joy to own was 'the' pram to have.

      Of course time moves on as does fashion and the coveted Silver Cross brand is still desirable. As a family we have had our share of Silver Cross beauties as well as other brands, but when a friend of a friend was wanting to sell their Emmaljunga Coronette Pushchair, we jumped at the chance to go take a look.

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      The Emmaljunga range is not cheap and as I recall we went off to view the push chair almost hoping we wouldn't like it, let alone love it. The chunky styling of the range was something we had always admired and the ride the push chairs and prams offered seemed to be really good. Even secondhand these Emmaljunga Coronettes were not cheap as we soon found out, but they are what I would term a premium product so hold their value well.

      New I would estimate the cost of the Emmaljunga Coronette Pushchair to have been in the £339 to £439 range, which makes it a hefty investment. So when the owner wanted £199 for the immaculately beautiful Emmaljunga Coronette Pushchair that they had, we decided to bite the bullet and do the deal there and then.

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      What can I say about this yummy pushchair that you don't already know. Well firstly the piccy displayed here in no way does justice to the Emmaljunga Coronette Pushchair that we had. Ours was really lush from the tip of its ultra stylish padded hood to the bottom of its fantastic chunky wheels.

      The springy and comfortable ride style was enhanced, by the easy way in which we could steer the pushchair. The tyres were well formed and offered plenty of padding, they were made of a white rubberized material and we seemed to spend ages lovingly cleaning these in order to keep our king of pushchairs looking its best. The tyres were set off with a smart set of spoked wheels that matched the frame colour of the rest of the pushchair.

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      Our Emmaljunga Coronette Pushchair was in a mixed range of light green. A soft very pale pea green was combined with a pale off white with a touch of mint green. It may sound outdated now, but at the time this was so gorgeous and easy on the eye. The pushchair drew admiring glances where ever it went, we were very proud to be seen out with it.

      The nice high seating position was great for when your baby wanted to sit up and see the world around them. However it was also great for nap times when out and about too. It could easily cope with having a larger baby or toddler stretched out asleep, as you could lift the foot rest up and in would become a nice flat and level place for a baby to rest their legs. The rear part was also able to be reclined easily and this made the whole pushchair almost as good as a pram.

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      The hood on the Emmaljunga Coronette Pushchair was lovely. It was really well padded out and covered baby beautifully well. We never worried that we would be caught out in a rain shower with this pushchair, as it was so well made. The hood didn't let in any leaks at all and was very secure and sturdy.

      The pushchair came with a lovely matching rain and wind cover, which was easily attached and set in place. It covered the entire length of the seating area and was able to keep babys legs lovely and dry and toasty in colder weather. The top of the pushchair cover came right up in a vertical manor, which stopped the wind blowing across a sleeping baby and kept out the rain too. We did also have a clear rain cover that we kept in case of very windy and rainy weather, but only used it during the heaviest of downpours.

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      The padding around the main seat and central bar that kept the baby firmly in place was really good. It meant that there was almost no chance of nasty knocks or bumps. Everything had been so well thought, out as even the pushchair handle had a lovely foamy padding piece, that went almost all the way around the top and down the sides. Nice and cosy for mummy and baby.

      Our Emmaljunga Coronette Pushchair had a wonderful suspension system on it, along with a nice sized wire storage tray underneath. This was very handy to have and meant that we could fit bits and pieces of shopping neatly on to it, without having to hang lots of bags on the pushchair handle. The only thing we had across the handle was a very nice baby bag.

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      The pushchair was rather bulky to fold and put into a car for travelling. It wasn't something you could fit into a very small boot, it did fit in with a relatively simple folding action, but you would only get a small amount of shopping in the boot if you also had the pushchair in there at the same time.

      A similar model that can be bought as a new pushchair now, would be the Emmaljunga Classic Stroller. It has very many similarities to the Coronette, but has a simplified folding handle system and yet still retains the ability for baby to either face mum or face forwards. It has a similar suspension system and looks like a slightly updated version of the Coronette. In terms of price you can expect to pay anything from £339 up to £499 for a new Classic Stroller.

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      To sum up the Emmaljunga Coronette Pushchair we had, I can only say it was fantastic. It did everything we wanted and provided a nice comfy ride for our child when out and about. The Emmaljunga range isn't overly cheap, but there are some great styles and ranges to choose from.

      The pushchair we had was very similar to the Classic Stroller which you can buy as a new item. If you want to purchase a Coronette second hand you will need to look around as they are few and far between, but the Classic should be more easily sourced.

      To rate the pushchair, I would have to give it 5 stars as it did what we wanted when we wanted and gave our child a very safe, comfy and stylish ride. What more can you ask for?

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        05.07.2010 09:54

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        If your after a head turner of a pram, then this is for you!!

        When my missus saw this pram while pregnant she was determined to have it for our little girl. Problem was finding one!! We had to travel from Birmingham to Essex to collect one from a small market shop.

        The journey and price was well worth it though, our daughter is 19 months we still use it today as a pushchair, we are expecting another child in 7 months time and we be using it again as a pram! the durability of this pram means it can be used for many many years, easy to clean leather and all parts can be replaced if need be.

        It comes in loads of different colours and finishes, we went with the cream leather and white padding inside.

        It is a little on the bulky side, would no way recommend for any parent to even think of trying to get this on a bus with out struggling.

        The pram can be attached and folded away really easily. Would fit in a boot of a saloon car. It also has a pushchair seat, so when your child is old enough you can simply swap from pram to pushchair. You really can get a few years out the it.

        The wheels are not made up of foam and require inflating to the correct PSI. This along with the adjustable suspension make pushing this pram smooth for you and your baby.

        The amount of comments you will get with this pram is untrue! Its a classic style with a nice modern feel about it. The price tag and the struggle finding the pram was well worth it.

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        30.08.2003 06:26
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        • "its heavy to push and wheels don't swivel"

        I have very recently joined the group of emmaljunga pram users. I have two children a 7 month old and a nearly 3 year old. When I was pregnant with my second child, I did a lot of research in to double pushchairs, buggy boards, toddler seats, but I was very confused. I couldn’t decide what would be best for our particular lifestyle. We didn’t have a car and used public transport very much. We used the bus a lot and we were concerned about whether the bus drivers would allow double pushchairs on, particularly in a busy city like London. Our first six months went by with me staying home most of the time, or them my husband and me would go out together both with a pushchair each. Then just recently I decided that I needed a double pushchair, I happened to be looking in the loot and saw a very good deal for an emmaljunga with a toddler seat, I went for it straight away. At the beginning I thought it was perfect. Living in a small city now I found that I could get it on to the bus, I didn’t have to worry about going out on my own because both kids would be in the pushchair. But slowly I realised that it wasn’t such a good idea after all, maybe a buggy board was a better option. When both kids are in the pushchair, it is very hard to push. I don’t know if this is because it might be an older model but turning is very difficult, you have to lift the pushchair to turn it. Both my husband and me find it hard to push and have to take it in turns. I haven’t tried any other double pushchairs so I don’t know if they are as heavy, a few people have recommended the lightweight graco side by side. But the other disadvantage is that my oldest can’t sleep in the toddler seat and she tends to have a nap in the afternoons, so that is a nuisance. I can manage if the younger one is awake because I put her in the toddler seat but they usually sleep at the same time. Overall, I am not that happy with it and I’m still looking for a
        better option.

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        27.04.2001 18:35
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        I think this pram is really good. I had my second son when my first was only 14 months old and I needed a pram for both but which was n't too heavy or to wide. I found that the susspension for this pram made the pram seem less heavy when travelling with the two boys especially when crossing the roads. This pram lay flat for the newborn and a toddler sat just sat on the top for the elder child. The only problem with it that I had was if the elder child fell asleep he couldnt lie down but i was lucky and this rarely happened. This pram came with a an apron which i used instead of a footmuff so i saved the money on buying a seperate item and this was removable for washing or for the warmer days when not needed. This pram came with a 5 point harness to keep your child safe and also a removable bumper bar for easy access to your child. It also had a adjustable seat with many positions including lying flat and right up for an elder child. It came with a big shopping tray on the bottom which i got 4 shopping bags on including a 6pint of milk. Also the toddlerseat comes off and your left with a normal pram which is handy for when your child starts walking. I found that the pram came in a variety of colours and had lots of assesories you could buy seperatly. I would not recomend the changing bag though as it was expensive around £40 and for what it was it wasn't worth the money. This pram washed well and after taking the covers off and washing them on a 40 degree wash i found like they came up like new. The was one bad point though you can not take the fabric off the hood so i was unable to deep clean this. It is not one of the cheapest prams but Ive still got mine upstairs as it has lasted me. The covers where washable as well and the hood was detachable for the summer and the warmer days. I would really recomend this pram as I have not had any problems with this product an
        d mines now 4 yrs old. I also found that the seats were roomy and my 4 yr old can still fit in it now with room to spare.

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          28.07.2000 02:57
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          WHEN I HAD MY SECOND CHILD I BOUGHT A TANDAM PRAM THE TODDLER IN FRONT AND THE BABY BEHIND.I FOUND THIS WAS TOO HEAVY AND VERY CLUMSY I THEN TRIED A SIDE BY SIDE TADAM AGAIN A PAIN!! SO WHEN I GOT PREGNANT WITH MY 3RD CHILD MY FIRST BUY WAS AN EMMALJUNGER WITH A TODDLER SEAT.WHAT A DIFFERANCE.I HAVE THE CLASSIC WHEELS CHASIS WICH I BELIEVE ARE HAVE MORE SUSPENSION.IT IS LIKE AN ORDINARY PRAM SO BABY IS VERY COMFERTABLE AND THE TODDLER SITS ON TOP IN A REMOVABLE SEAT.THEY ARE ALOT LIGHTER THAN THE OTHER TANDAM PRAMSAND ARE EASILY PUSHED ONE HANDED(HANDY IF YOU HAVE 3UNDER 4 LIKE ME)THERE ARE LOTS OF OPPTIONAL EXTRAS AND THE PRICES ARE NO MORE EXPENSIVE THAN YOU WOULD PAY FOR THEM ON A NORMAL 2 IN 1 PRAM.I WOULD DEFFINATLY RECOMEND THIS TO ANYONE HAVING THERE ANOTHER BABY.

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          24.07.2000 22:31
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          I bought an Emmaljunga Coronette with a toddler seat just before I had my second child, when my oldest was 2 1/2years old. I had looked at other double pushchairs but much preferred the Emmaljunga, as it is no longer than an ordinary pram. It is very comfortable for the youngest child, is easy to get up kerbs as it has large wheels and it has a large shopping tray underneath. You can choose to have the children facing you or away from you, although it is very hard to steer with the oldest child at the front. The toddler seat is removable but takes a while to do. I just fold the seat down if I only have one child with me, or if my oldest walks. The only drawbacks are the very large raincover, the lack of room for the youngest child ( my one year old is getting too big to fit behind the toddler seat), and the cost. I bought mine second hand, and a year later it is still going strong. There are often Emmaljungas for sale in the Free Ads papers. It is heavy to push, especially when both children are in it, like all double pushchairs. It is very easy to fold and is no bigger than an ordinary pram when folded. The wheels are removable and so takes up less room when storing. All of the covers are also removable for washing.

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          Suitable from birth. Can be adjusted for use as a pram or a pushchair.