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I bought this exact pushchair for my baby girl when she was about 6 months old.i bought the main pushchair.the matrix car seat/carrycot, the cosy toes,rain cover for both carrycot and pushchair and changing bag.
I think all in all it cost near on £700!! and was assured it would last until no longer needed and that i could use the matrix till my daughter was around 18 months old.
The chassi was pretty good actually strong and sturdy,swivel wheels,adjustable height handle and easy to fold.even good enough for the bus!
I liked the fact that you completely remove the seat unit from the chassi when using the matrix carrycot.car seat as it looks so much better.
Th pushchair seat was easy to put on and take off of the chassi too which was excellent. would have been better if it was forward or rear facing but you cant have everything i suppose, the sides of the seat unit were deep and well padded so my little one always looked comfy. The straps were easy to adjust and the leg rest made nap times comfy too.
The matrix car seat was the best part of this system. lie flat,very comfy,able to use both on the pushchair and in the car and a dream to use it was so easy.
comes with it own hood and apron, plus you can buy a cosy toes to fit too( i just used the pushchair one on it) so lovely and cosy for the little ones.
The raincovers were pretty expensive around £30 each i think but were well made and fitted really well.
The cosy toes was sooo thick and so soft it was just beautiful.fixes to the back of the seat unit so no more pulling it up everytime you little one is put in the pram.
can be used as a liner if the front is zipped off too.
this system last us ages, granted i do swap and change my prams as you can tell from my reviews but it really would last you a long time if you stuck with it. im just so picky and like a change
This buggy was my worst purchase when I was pregnant with my first daughter, and after my experience I would never buy a Jane product again, neither could I in good faith recommend them. I bought this model but in a different colour - they seem to have changed the upholstery but the buggy looks identical in my opinion.
On paper this 200 quid odd buggy looked like the travel system I needed. I bought a matrix car seat to attach to it and the fittings. It was compact and light and fitted into my small boot (ford ka). It seemed easy to wheel and the height adjustable handle was a nice touch, and I thought the shopping basket looked good.
Here are the features (from mothercare website)
"Suitable from birth
Oval aluminium frame
Unique continuous handle for easy maneouvrability
Patented twin-link cable brake so there's no brake bar between the rear wheels to get in your way
Suspension on all wheels, adjustable on the rear wheels
Large, deep shopping basket
Lockable front swivel wheels
Compact umbrella fold
Fully reclining, multi-position seat suits baby awake or asleep
Covered bumper bar for child's safety
3 position foot rest for added comfort
12 month guarantee
Folded: 91 x 36 x 39cm
Unfolded: 91 x 55 x 101cm
Handle height: 91-110cm
Weight: 8.5kg "
So what were the problems? There were a catalogue of them.
- on first use the foot muff broke, was replaced, the same happened and the shop I bought it from then gave me a non- Jane footmuff which was fine.
- on second (careful) use of the rain cover it tore, very poor quality
- after 5 months of use the buggy collapsed totally - with my baby in it - a bolt had come out of the back. It was repaired under warranty, had I been less sleep deprived at this point I think I would have been calling trading standards and asking if they thought it was fit for purpose.
- after another 6 months (so out of warranty) the same happened to the bolt on the other side of the pushchair - I had it repaired at my own cost, about £30.
- The headcover fitting popped off when I was folding it shortly after this.
I then didn't use the puschair for about a year, when I next used it the bolt popped again and I consigned the buggy to the skip.
In the meantime I used a maclaren quest (bought for £64.99), and actually am still using it every day and it was and is far far better than this buggy.
In my opinon this buggy was poorly constructed.
It did have some good points - it was easy to recline the buggy if your baby was asleep, it did wheel well (when it wasn't collapsing).
I did wonder if my buggy was a one off but I did know someone else who had the same problem with the bolt going on the buggy.
This is a good looking buggy but I would think really carefully before buying one and speak to anyone who has a buggy already/read as many reviews as you can. Don't go for design or think that expensive = good - my mother bought this for me and I feel terrible that it was such a bad buy.
The Hauck Speed Sun - Hide N Seek Pooh is a Single Seat Umbrella.