I spent a lot of time researching primes before the little one came along because I wanted to make sure that I got a good one, but not one that was insanely expensive. I eventually bought this zoom one from Mamas and Papas that came as part of a set with the car seat for just £299. This price was the reason that I did so much comparing and contrasting because it seemed too good to be true. I'm pleased to say that it wasn't though and I would highly recommend it.
The pram is all black, but you can get various colour versions of it because you can change the hood and cover part of it. They have lots of colours including blue, red, pink and green. The pram looks good - nothing too fancy but not too dull either. I like that you have a pretty plain canvas with it that you can personalise with various accessories.
The pram is easy to use. One of the criteria my husband wanted was that he could work out how to collapse it and put it up without instructions, which he managed quite quickly. Everything clicks into place when you've done it right which is nice and reassuring!
Like I said the pram is comparatively cheap, but I think it is excellent value for money because it has a really good build quality. It obviously has been battered and bruised since I got it but it still looks as good as new. Even if something did go wrong, there is a two year warranty on the chassis and I have been told by many people that Mamas and Papas are excellent when it comes to giving replacements quickly if necessary, so you have that peace of mind. The only thing I can see being an issue is the wheels wearing out but it isn't a major concern because you can get replacement ones fairly cheaply.
The pram is lightweight, which means it is easy to push around and the breaks are easy to apply and release. There is a break on the front wheel too, which is actually very handy for rocking the pram backwards and forwards without it going all over the place. The handle also has various levels to make it comfortable and you can even push it all the way down, which is good for pushing the pram right up against a table in a restaurant.
Overall I would highly recommend this prams as an excellent choice, it is cheap, looks good and will last will. Recommended.
My parents kindly bought this for us when my daughter was born. My husband and I spent a (very!) long day in Kiddicare when I was pregnant having multiple arguments with travel systems and each other. Seriously...we spent a good 20 minutes trying to work out how to collapse a buggy down before we just walked away from it!
Eventually we went to Mamas and Papas and all of their travel systems seemed so much more straight forward and sleeker in appearance. By that point though I'd had enough and couldn't look at another buggy!
As it happened, our daughter was born 12 weeks early and we were horribly unprepared. My one day away from the alarms of NICU was spent in Mamas and Papas trying to buy a travel system. Ultimately, I had to make a snap decision because it wasn't my priority at that point BUT, I couldn't have made a better decision.
First of all, it's so easy to switch between the stroller seat and the carry cot. It's also very easy to collapse it down and you can do that with the stroller seat attached (but only when it's facing forwards). You can collapse the handle down too which saves space when you're on public transport or in a restaurant.
The carry cot is so well padded and looks really cosy. We used the carrycot in place of a Moses basket when our daughter first came out of hospital - we bought the recommended mattress for over night sleeping - and that made it even nicer.
The stroller seat is great and can fully recline which is really useful. I love the fact that you can have the seat rear facing or forward facing. The only thing with the stroller seat is that it's quite open on the sides - there's not really any protection from the wind. But the hood extends really far over so you can pull that over and it sort of does the job.
If you get the package with the car seat you also get adapters to fit the car seat to the frame and that's fantastic when you're just popping into the shops - saves so much hassle.
The steering is good on it which is more than can be said for the driver - I have managed to steer it into a wall when walking in a straight line!
I would highly recommend it. It's so reasonably priced compared to others and it's sturdy and stylish.
I had this pram bought for me when i had my daughter 5 months ago. I got a package which came with the carrycot, pushchair and car seat.
I have found the pram really good so far. I have used the pram everyday and covered quite a few miles and have had no problems.
The pram is very easy to push and has plenty of storage underneath.
It is very lightweight and easy to get in and out of the car. The car seat can be clipped onto the pram base which is great as it means if the baby is asleep in the car you dont have to wake her up to put her in the pram.
The cost of the adapters for this however are extra and have to be taken along with you as they are not part of the pram which is a bit of a hassle if you are forgetful.
The handle on the pram can be adjusted quite a bit so if you are tall or your husband wants to push the pram he can do so without breaking his back!!
Overall a great purchase that will last throughout the time your baby/toddler needs a pram
I was very lucky to be given this pram absolutely free, however I only got the stroller section. It is normally sold as a combination pram, now retailing at around £300 in the sales, including carrycot and raincover. You can buy a car seat which is compatible with it too, so if your child is asleep in the car, you do not have to wake them when you reach your destination-really handy!! If you are looking for the correct car seat you can either purchase the Primo Viaggio (£165) or the Aton (roughly £120). When buying from the Mamas and Papas website, you can buy the pushchair in two different colours- black or purple. Both look reaally stylish and modern- I think the purple looks gorgeous but I was given the black one.The Aton carseat comes in a few great colours too, and they currently have an offer in which you can buy the pram and car seat for £389 saving £30. You will also need car seat adapters which can be bought seperately for approximately £30.You may also want a footmuff which would also cost you around £30. There are cheaper ways of buying the additional parts eg.ebay or amazon which are always worth a try.
Setting the pushchair up was surprisingly simple. In fact, I had no instructions and managed to do it in 5 minutes. I had to attach the front wheel which was really simple, no screwdriver needed. Then I needed to unfold the chassis (unclip, pull out until it clicks.) Then you just put the stroller seat on top, it literally clips in! To then fold the pushchair down , it is just as simple- the stroller seat has bits you push in to pull it out, you then pull up the levers to fold the chassis. You cannot fold the pushchair as a whole, however neither part takes up too much room, easily fits into the boot of my Nissan Almera.
When using the pushchair, firstly you can adjust the seat so it lays back, or sits straight up- whichever is more comfortable or age appropriate for your child. secondly, the seat can face forward or face the parent. I love this!!! My daughter is 6 months old and I currently have her facing me still, but when she gets to toddler age I will have her facing forward like any other stroller. The 3 wheels swivel all the way around so it is really easy to manoeuvere and although it looks fairly bulky it feels light to push. The shopping basket isn't as big as I would like, however holds a small amount of shopping. The hood can be pulled right forward if needed to block out the sun, and when folded back there is plenty of room and strength to hold, for example, a bottle of milk whilst walking around the shop. The handle is adjustable so even if you are really tall, it can be your ideal buggy. The seat itself looks really comfortable and can be made more cosy with a footmuff. My only downside is that the straps dont seem to loosen easily, especially with the footmuff attached.
I absolutely love this pram, it is perfect for what I need and suitable from birth-3 :-) highly recommended
I absolutely love this pram
Got the pram from an online sale so relatively cheaper than some reviews quoted here. It arrived in just under a week and with the flat pack i thought it might take at least a week to put together as my daughter had a good 1month to arrive. For my standard to finish putting this up in about 1hour was very good, everything just "clicks" and that is it. The basket is a great size and an equally great hood. I must confess i got a car seat from a different vendor(my preference) but still fitted in perfectly, will use basket when baby gets a bit older. The seat can be turned either way and the handle has a zoom for all heights and incredibly light. Real easy to fold into the car and easier to manouver compared to the 4 wheelers. If you want light, cute and just right prams then this is for you.
This review is of the mama and papas 'zoom' pram. I bought this pram as a package from the mama and papas shop for £436, in which I got the chassis, the carry cot, stroller and also a car seat, which I thought was quite a good deal for the price.
This pram comes in a range of colours, however I just chose black, as it was in black in the shop and it looked really nice, the other colours in the catalogue we were shown, I thought made the pram look a lot cheaper. The chassis is silver, with black wheels, black basket, and black handle.
This pram is so easy to set up. The chassis has a lever on the side by one of the wheels which you just lift up and pull the handles up to lift the chassis up. It folds in half really easy, by just lifting up two levers on the side and pushing it down. It is really easy to work out how to get this pram up and down without even reading the instructions, which is what I really like about it, even I can work it!
However this pram is not the lightest or smallest of prams, I do have a small boot and it does fit in stood up, not laid flat, but I cannot fit anything else in, such as the carry cot, there is not way it will fit in, and my boyfriend does have a massive boot and even in his, it takes up most of the room. So I would recommend you check it all fits in your boot before you buy, unless you can put the carry cot or stroller on the back seat, luckily I can as I don't usually have anyone in the back of my car, but if you have more kids then there's no way of fitting it in a small car!
The carry cot makes this pram look so cute, I loved the look of this pram with the carry cot on it, which is why I bought it, however my sons is now 17 weeks and outgrew the carry cot weeks ago! So it wasn't really worth buying the carry cot, which I think is around £120 separately, but ours just came in the package deal, I am glad I had it for the first few months as my son was premature and he would have been way too small for the stroller, but it only had a few months of use, and is now in the loft! It has a plastic lining inside which you can remove, and also you can remove this off the mattress which was brilliant as my son was always sick all the time, and it always went through the cot sheet onto the mattress, so its great it came off to wash so easily. The mattress feels really firm, and I left my son to sleep in here all the time during the day when he was first born, he slept really well in it. The carry cot hood is easy to have up or down, just two buttons on the side you press to move it. It also has a small bar at the top which I used to attach toys to dangle down to make it a bit more colourful, it looked a little plain all in black!
We have only just got the stroller part of this pram out of the loft to use, as now my son has outgrown the carry cot, he looks a little small for the stroller, but too big for the carry cot! I am sure he will grown into it soon though, this stroller lays flats by pulling a lever at the top underneath, which is quite hard to get the hang of at first, but I'm used to it now. It lies flat for newborns, so can be used from birth and you can sit it up once they are a bit older and want to see what's going on! It slots onto the pram chassis really easily and can be turned towards you or facing away from you.
The straps seem very secure at keeping my baby in place, but you need a foot muff for this stroller to keep baby warm, you cant tuck blankets in around baby very well the blankets just fall off all the time.
The basket on the bottom of this pram is massive, I can fit so much in it, I would definitely recommend this pram just for the huge basket! It is so handy, it takes a good weight too, I regularly put all my shopping in there.
The handle bars on this pram are a foam material which feels nice and comfortable to hold, and the handles move to different positions if you are tall or small pushing it, and also they fold right down so if your in a restaurant you can move the pram right up to your table so you can see your baby, with the handle bars right out the way.
I find this pram quite heavy to use, when I first had my son due to my c-section, I found it hard to lift the chassis and the carry cot as they are heavy separately, and when put together even feels slightly heavy to push, although it feels very sturdy and well made.
This pram is a three wheeler, and steers so easily around, I have never had a problem with it. The car seat also clips onto this chassis no problem, but you have to buy special adaptors which are £25, and are so handy, when just taking baby to nip in to Tesco etc, instead of waking your baby to put in the carry cot or stroller, you just simply, pick the car seat up out the car and slot onto the pram, making it so much quicker.
I would highly recommend this pram for the price, £436 for chassis, stroller, carry cot and car seat you cant go wrong! Its excellent quality my baby looks comfortable and safe in it, and I am overall pleased with it!
Thank you for reading my review x