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Ladybird Zippa Stroller

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Brand: Ladybird / Number of Seats: Single Seat / Type: Standard

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      26.10.2010 19:35
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      nice light stroller, easy to pack down

      I bought the Ladybird Zippa Stroller in green because my previous stroller broke and i wanted something easier and smaller to pack away that wasnt too expensive.
      On first impressions it seemed alot smaller than what i was used to, but it has a great sized hood and a small wind/sun shade that is concealed underneath.
      The stroller is nice to look at, with an attractive design with little ladybird motifs on the corner of the footmuff and on the black section of the hood..It comes with the footmuff and raincover as standard.
      It is smooth and easy to push, and straight away i thought it was alot sturdier than what i was used to, which is great when your piling the shopping bags onto the handles!
      It does have a shopping basket underneath which is a good size but ive noticed the netting is a bit baggy and hangs over the bars of the strollers frame underneath, which can make it a bit awkward putting smaller or heavier items into the baskets, as they sag and fall through the bars.
      It has a 5 point harness and 2 padded handles which are comfortable to hold.The seat is really padded especially when the footmuff is on,and is comfortable for little one with pads on the straps aswell.
      The only other thing is, the footmuff is quite small, and barely covers my 20 month olds feet when zipped up, which he is isnt very keen on being squished into (and he isnt a big boy!)
      I think it is good value for money (i got it for £59.99) as a lightweight handy stroller.

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      30.06.2010 17:26
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      Cheap and cheerful, but not a great long term investment

      We got this stroller as a replacement for the starter pram we had when my son was first born because we wanted something lighter and easier to pack away. It certainly fulfills that criteria.

      However we noticed that it was no where near as easy to handle as our previous pram and as a result took some time getting used to. That's not to say it's particularly difficult, though you certainly can't use it one handed and requires a lot of effort getting up hill. It is also not particularly great at getting up kerbs, even minor ones, and you need to tip and put a lot of effort into them. The wheels just don't seem that strong.

      On the plus side though it is compact, meaning it fits into car boots easily and parks easily on the bus., though on the bus I've found that the break can be a bit iffy at times and has weakened in the three months or so we've had it.

      I've no complaints on the design, our model is green and it wipes clean easy enough. The rain cover has served us well so far, though this has been during the spring so I'm yet to find out how it will hold up in winter. Underneath the seat there is some basket space, handy for the shopping, as are the handle bars which can take a good few carrier bags. There is also a very hand pocket space in the back cover where you can put keys and wallet if you wish.

      As a cheap replacement model, or something for an older child that you won't be using for much longer this is fine and very reasonable priced, but if you're looking for something sturdier, durable and easier to manoeuvre, then I suggest you look elsewhere.

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