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Combining the traditional pram with the pushchair, the Pliko looks great and is very easy to use and manoeuvre. However, this lightweight manoeuvrability results in the pramette being slightly flimsy.

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      02.01.2014 15:55
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      Highly recommended

      When I found out that we were expecting our first child the search begun for that perfect set of wheels. We looked at many went round all the shops and just couldn't decide. So decided to look at reviews on here and other places and found people loving the Pliko.. We had not actually seen this one in the shop as at the time our mama and papa's was having a refurbishment. When we eventually saw it in 'real life' we instantly fell in love. Still going strong 6 years later used with our second son too and saving for if we have another child in the future. ** My Description ** Ours is a denim effect/look with hood and easily apply able rain cover which just sits on the end of the hood then over the baby. Which has air holes. its interior is lovely and soft and feels very comfortable and looks it too. Also very spacious so baby is not cramped even with toys/blankets etc inside. When baby is little this pram allows baby to face their mummy and daddy. It then when baby is older turns in to a forward facing buggy which again is very comfortable but I do believe myself anyway that you do loose some of the space you had when baby was little (not just because they have grown) because when it's pushed up the sides sort of fold inwards to give a chair feel/look. It's wheels are amazing in mud or on the beach on the sand. Easy to use and push anywhere. We took it when my son was younger to a fireworks display on a muddy field that was lumpy mud and we got to the top fine whereas others were struggling with other prams. ** Summary ** Would I recommend this pram? Yes completely and in fact I have and friends have also bought it. I have saved it for future and it is in like new condition. ** Price ranges ** Depending where you look £100-£250. Ebay and gumtree are good places to look as I believe these may of been discontinued (if anyone knows please let me know and I'll remove this last comment). Thanks for reading :) Also posted on Ciao under MrsUtd

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      19.11.2013 14:56
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      Do not buy!! I would give it 0 stars if possible!

      We we've given the Mama's & Papa's Pilko Pramette as a spare pushchair from a friend. As it had also been a spare for her it was like brand new, and she offered it us free as she said if we could work it, it was ours. She had spent nearly £200 on the Pilko with a matching car seat/baby carrier and due to the awkwardness of the Pilko always used her other travel system, and we could see why. The Pilko is designed to moved from a pram setting to a number of different pushchair settings. It is advertised as a system that can combine the pram with a lightweight pushchair. We gladly accepted the Pilko from our friend thinking we could use it at the grandparents house, and it was ideal as it folded up small. The Pilko is an umbrella style pushchair, which folds in on itself. It has 4 swivel wheels, a shopping tray and grey fabric design. It comes with a hood, rain cover and an option of a car seat in the same fabric and design. It has a standard 5 point harness, as does the car seat with adjustable straps. However, after just 4 attempts at using it, it went in the bin! The Pilko is supposed to easy to assemble and use...its not. Its a struggle to open, even more of a struggle to close where you end up trapping fingers and pinching skin. To change the seat setting is just as bad, with what supposed to be a simply mechanism getting stuck. The seat covers are cheap and ill fitting, in a horrible scratchy fabric, and attach via zips, of which one came away with our first use and couldnt be fixed. The hood is large and not well made and kept falling down. The four wheels are a very flimsy plastic that look cheap and don't swivel easily. It is difficult to push, and our son looked uncomfortable in it from the off! The whole pramette seems to be cheap and badly put together and you would expect alot more for your money. The Mama's and Papa's brand is renowned for, shall we say, slightly higher quality and price tags to match so you expect more! We couldn't find one thing we liked about it and would have returned it to Mama's and Papa's if we had bought it ourselves. Our friend had said she disliked it when she gave it us and had therefore given it us free to see if we could get along better with it...we couldn't!

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        15.10.2013 13:28
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        Durable, simple, everything you want in a travel system

        I had 2 models of this pram for 2 of my sons - one boston check, one polka dot. (Only reason bought again was because baby was a surprise just after I'd got rid of all my baby equipment) So I can speak from experience of using this model for around 7-8 years and have not a single complaint about it! The folding down of this pram is very basic, fits in all boots, is no big deal to collapse on trains or buses which is quite unusal with a large travel system, it is lightweight enough to carry collapsed too. Had matching parts you can add on such as footmuffs and car seats if you want a complete set. And is compatable with universal rain covers, parasols and buggy boards. The shopping basket underneath is the biggest I have known, you can fit so much under there! As previously said I've had versions of this pram used daily for years and never had a rip or tear in the basket and believe me there's times it has been fit to bursting! All the fabrics strip off easily to wash or wipe down. The handles are extremely durable and unlike more modern brands with foam handles, these won't rip or tear in any way, are easy to grip and steer and are also adjustable which we found very handy with my partner being well over 6 foot and me barely 5! We could both push it with ease. When baby is newborn until sitting (or until you wish) you have this in pram mode where it's basinette style and facing you and then as baby grows you can very simply strip the fabric, tilt up the back and move the hood to the other side and you have a push chair where toddler can see around, the hood also has a flap which you can lift to see baby this I loved. For my latest addition I opted for a more modern pram, a bugaboo, and really regret this decision as the pliko pramette was in a different league, it ticked every single box where as I'm finding my bugaboo is no where near as durable, handles and bar are made of foam and are quickly becomming unrepareable, the wheels have punctured at least twice, it folds into 2 parts so takes up much more boot space as well as being a complete nightmare on public transport if you need to collapse it. If I could go back in time I would 100% purchase another mamas and papas pliko pramette.

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        05.10.2013 19:42

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        Not as long lasting for toddlers due to the size and weight of the pramette

        I found on the new design (city scape, 2012) only half of the pram base is padded - the other half has a hard plastic base that would not be comfortable at all. Due to this the padded pram sheets are a requirement, but at £30 for 2, they do not come cheaply. Once in pram mode (with the sheets) the pramette provides a warm, snug and comfortable space for baby although the separate handles mean 2 hands are needed at all times to steer the pram. The pram is also heavy despite its compact size, and doesn't have particularly good suspension. When in pushchair mode, and particularly with the cosy toes liner in (further expenditure), there is little room for the child to move. The harness is not attached to the back of the pram and doesn't therefore feel as secure as those which are attached. Again, the pramette feels very heavy in this mode and I found it didnt feel quite a sturdy (i.e. it wobbled) as my child grew. I wouldn't recommend the pramette to others.

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        15.09.2013 13:56

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        Okay for a 1 child family.

        Hello, this is the worst pram i've come across (kept less than a week) I urge you not to buy this for the following reasons. It really is very bulky when folded, acceptable yes if the product excels in other criteria unfortunately it really does not and is top of my worst buys ever. The handles don't fill the main frame slots -shoddy workmanship and as a result the handles rattle about it feels rickety as the handles wobble making you have to use more gripping power than you really should have to on a pricey pram. The buggy board style step is not practical for use with a newborn as the toddler cannot stand anywhere near straight, nor can you steer the pram. It is is infuriating and misleading. It is to narrow for feet also - our eldest's feet are size 8, he couldn't keep them on there without his feet slipping off touching wheels acting as brakes. It would possibly work in the scenario of the younger of the 2 being in the next seat stage mode of facing forwards but, come on, this product claims to be extremely versatile yet in reality falls short. If eldest stood on 'buggy board' he'd end up pushing newborn almost out of the other end of the hood you are unable to see their face and they are smothered in hood fabric. The steering is generally poor on this product and you will fumble around with this 24/7 it is most definitely not a glider that's for sure! The handlebars are adjustable with 3 settings. Tyres are all fixable or able to rotate freely, though it doesn't handle different terrain well, i'm talking little stones not Mount Everest here. I won't advertise other products on this review but air tyres are the better solution for baby comfort and ease of use for the person pushing. My newborn at the time fitted awfully in there with no security or padding, just slipping about. What i found absolutely horrific from a safety point of view is that the babies head is protected from the end by a thin slice of material, nothing more nothing less. Comsetically it's really pretty though! We had the dotty polka dot grey model. The materials are of nice quality. The hood is nice and large also. Raincover attaches via a zip - best way in my personal experience, and it has a soft removable bumper bar. A large basket, fairly akward to access though. I would not recommend this to a friend.

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        13.09.2013 17:00

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        Wasnt very practical

        I used this pram from birth with my child, It was ok to push, but a bit tricky every time you get to a curb and have to stop to try and get it up, I think this was due to the weight of the pramette, but it is a pram and pushchair so i expected it to be a little heavier than the normal pushchair. Its folds up but i had a bit of trouble getting use to how hard you had to pull the leaver at first, but I did get use to it. I also got the hang of changing it from pram to pushchair, from reading the instructions very easily, so that wasnt a problem. I did find that when in the pram mode it didnt feel very comfy and felt all the plastic underneath, so I had to put some blankets underneath my baby to make it more comfy as it was like there was no padding built in and I found it would tip my babys head downwards so it wasnt very flat so all I could do was use blankets and a pillow to support, although it does have some padding but only when its in the pushchair mode it felt comfy, but when my child got to about 1 she started to look squashed, so I decided to buy another pushchair. after about a years use I also found I had to oil the wheels as it started to make a loud squeak which really annoyed me. It has a large basket undernether which was very useful. It takes alot of room up in the boot of the car, so not very practical when doing a big shop.

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        17.04.2013 00:16
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        Still on sale, but really outdated by today's standards

        Around 6 years ago, 'pramettes' - or 2-in-1 pram/pushchairs - were all the rage. The Mamas and Papas Pliko pramette and the Silver Cross 3d were best sellers, and it was near impossible to walk up the high street of any place in the UK without bumping into several of them. So why was the pramette so popular? The idea of essentially a "lightweight" buggy/pushchair, with the ability to be a rear facing pram for the first 6 months - being an "all you will ever need until they are out of pushchairs" package - was certainly appealing. In reality though, the pram first of all never lasts 6 months, and the "lightweight" stroller isn't nearly so lightweight once the baby gets bigger! It's all very well for me to say this now, 6 years later - but the truth is I have had both and was sucked in to the hype as much as the next mum who follows the latest trend. The Pliko itself is an umbrella folding pushchair, but unlike the standard buggy that folds in half, it sort of slides into itself to fold. It's a fairly compact size as far as the previous eras travel system went - you can see why everyone was so excited by it compared to the Graco or similar type travel system, which at one point was virtually all you could get, as they were much bulkier and not parent facing (unless using the car seat which isn't recommended for long periods). The Pliko could also be used as a travel system when bought with the matching car seat. To use it as a pram, you unzip the top of the seat unit, recline the seat and fold the whole fabric forwards over the bumper bar, to create a flat carrycot-like area. The hood is then taken off the frame and clipped back on in reverse. There is an apron which pops on and it makes a lovely looking little pram. It's a really simple and quick method to change between forward facing and pram modes - far less of a faff than the Silver Cross 3D with the separate liner. The downside to using it as a pram, is that the fabric really isn't padded enough, and you can feel all the bumps of the frame through it. Because of this I wouldn't want to put a baby directly on to it without padding it with a folded blanket or something first - but then this makes the pram area shallower, and less secure. To change back to a stroller, you simply fold the seat fabric back and zip it back up, and swap the hood back around. The size of the seat is reasonable, but I wouldn't like to push a child much older than a year in it because the frame flexes quite a lot and can feel unwieldy to push. It's a fairly heavy pushchair considering it only has thin "buggy-style" handles, and to add the further weight of a child just means that the handles flex instead of steer - making it difficult to push two handed, and impossible to push single handedly. The handles are height adjustable but only have 2 settings with about an inch difference - so a bit pointless really, and the adjustment makes the handles wobbly on top of the flexing bars. The hood is a good size and can be pulled over quite far to provide protection from the elements - it's also waterproof/resistant, and the raincover zips inside the hood rim which looks really neat and is less bulky to store than a full raincover. The downside to the hod is that - like so many other aspects to this pram - it's flimsy, doesn't stay in position and blows backwards in the wind etc. Also when rear facing, the peekaboo window in the hood flaps around in the breeze. It's pretty infuriating. The basket is a fair size, and the wheels seem sturdy and wear well, has reasonable suspension, and yes the fabric designs are pretty (I had the cute polka dot design) - but in all honesty they are the ONLY plus points to the Pliko Pramette. Given that they are still sold to this day, at a fairly high price of £349 (with less sturdy looking single wheels I might add) - I would say there are many more prams and pushchairs on the market far better than this for a similar, or better price. I personally would always go for one with a single bar handle, as they are so much sturdier and easier to steer one-handed.

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        19.03.2012 01:13
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        Good value for money overall

        I had this pramette for my first son when he was born back in 2008 and continued using it as a buggy until he was 17 months and my second son was born, then I obviously had to move over to a double buggy but there was still plenty of life left in this and I sold it on to another mum. I had bought it secondhand myself, so as you can see the pramette lasted well with a lot of use. It was still in great condition by the time I finished with it, despite using it every day. The reason I initially chose this pushchair was because of the lie flat newborn pram mode which it has. This appealed to me much more than just having a pushchair that lies flat, in which you can place the baby facing away from the parent and not able to see them fully while you are pushing them along. I also felt that this pram was much more padded and comfy than those type of pushchairs, even though some of them do say suitable from newborn. I always felt my baby was quite cosy and comfy in this pram, in the newborn mode and he lasted in this until around 4 months old when he started to look a bit squashed, so at that point i turned it into the forward facing lie flat mode which gave slightly more room. However I was less keen on that mode than the newborn one, it just didn't seem quite so cosy for him. In the parent facing pram mode you can keep the pram hood either up or down (I mainly liked it up) and there is a pram apron over the top of the pram area, to give extra warmth and protection from the elements. There are no fastenings for the baby in the pram mode, so that is something to be aware about if you were going to lift the buggy up the stairs or anything like that. My son used to love to sleep in this pram, even in the house, so he must have been comfortable. Once your baby is about 6 months it can be used as a normal forward facing upright buggy, so that the baby can look at what is going on in the world around them while out and about. By that age I found my son was really happy to be able to see and watch everything from his place in the buggy, and was very happy in that position. There is a foot muff which can be added or removed from the front of the buggy, depending whether the child needs extra warmth or not. This was very handy for Autumn and winter and looked very comfy, it comes in a matching fabric pattern to the buggy so matches in well. (Ours was the grey polka dot one) As a buggy it is quite a bit heavier than some of the other single buggies on the market, but not excessively heavy. I admit sometimes I did feel envious that my friends buggies were so light to lift up while mine was not so easy, but it was not so heavy that I felt I had to go and change it for another one. The lighter ones are mainly the pushchairs suitable from 6 months+ so those friends of mine had swapped their original prams in for a lighter one as the baby grew older. The wheels of this buggy are a medium size, they are okay for going up curbs but not as good as pneumatic tyre wheels for bumping down stairs so I would say it is better to pick up and carry this buggy if you want to go up or down stairs. The good side of having these wheels instead of tyres is no punctures, but it is not as easy and comfy to push as a buggy with tyres. However the wheels are not so rickety and horrible as some of the cheap buggies that you can get! This pushchair has 2 handles so you can not easily push it one handed, eg while holding another child's hand or talking on the phone, as it becomes quite hard to steer, but the handles are good for hanging shopping bags on. The shopping basket underneath is of an okay size, about average to good size I would say. Overall I liked this the most in its newborn mode and was definitely glad I got a lie flat pram like this so my baby could sleep comfortably while out and about. I got value for money as it adapted and I used it for so long although later on it was quite heavy compared to other buggies for the toddler age group. It is a very reliable buggy and a reasonable price so not a bad choice.

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        10.02.2012 00:20
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        Waste of money, there are much better M&P prams

        I fell in love with the mamas and papas pliko when I was expecting my first child. After looking up some reviews and taking it for a test drive around the shop. I bought it. For personal reasons I ended up giving this pram to my mother to use as a spare for my second child. I have used it a quite a few times and I must say it did not live up to its expectations. We actually ended up buying an autocruise car bed to place on top as I don't feel the pliko was at all suitable for a newborn baby. The autocruise is a hardbodied carrycot that can be used as a carseat. The basic premise of a pliko is that it can be turned into a pram just with the clever use of zips. While yes it does lie flat and face you , this is actually in no way a pram and I cannot fathom how it would be comfortable for a newborn to lie on, hence our autocruise purchase. The zips lie under where the baby lies and there's no sign of a mattress so the baby would be lying directly on the zips with only a thin cover. As a buggy it was just too bulky to be practical, it took up far too much room in the boot and was heavy and unwieldy despite it's claims of being compact and lightweight. My parents have a Picasso so in no way a small car and this easily took up 3 quarters of the boot. While in buggy mode the pram feels very plastic and not very sturdy. It feels very cheap which considering the price, I expected better. The buggy lies flat with a lever on the back. After 3 months use this actually broke, rendering the whole thing useless as it was completely lopsided. My parents gave up after this and bought a lightweight stroller. Which they are delighted with. There are some good points about this pram, the shopping basket is a decent size and it is easy to fold and unfold. I would not recommend this pram, I expected more from a mamas and papas product and for the price I paid I was very disappointed

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        17.01.2012 15:48
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        An average pram that turns into a pushchair, quite expensive & some downsides

        When we had out first baby, we chose this pramette because it turns from a flat pram into a pushchair, so I thought it was good value for money. I paid £250 for this pramette, which seemed quite reasonable. The first downside is that it doesn't come assembled, so it required a bit of effort trying to work out how to put it together. I suppose the upside of this is you can be sure everything is tightened and secure for putting your little darling in. I liked having baby face me when he was little, and was a bit annoyed that I couldn't continue that when he was able to sit up, because the pushchair part faces outwards. The basket underneath the pram is massive, so you can fit loads of shopping in there. However, many of the other accessories didn't come with my pram, I had to buy the cosy toes and a rain cover. I also didn't like how bulky the pram was when it was folded, it takes up almost all of the boot of my other halfs car and is quite bulky when getting on and off the bus. If I were to buy another pram I think I would choose one that I could fold up more easily and was lighter to handle, especially if I had to use the bus a lot. On the plus side the pram seems quite solid and I find it easy when walking up hills. The handles also extend, which is handy if you or your partner is tall. A final negative is the brakes don't seem to be as good as they really should be, once on the pram can still be moved, which is not something I am comfortable with. All in all if I were going to buy a pram again I would probably choose something else, that suits my lifestyle more, but this pram was good enough to see our little on through to the walking stage!

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        03.01.2012 00:38
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        has a lot of pros and cons, would opt for a more expensive and long term pram

        My daughter was born in summer of 2008 and probably 3 months prior to her birth my partner and I bought this pramette, with high hopes and little relevant experience as this was our first child...In light of this I probably wouldn't buy this one again :( It was on offer at the time for £250 which we thought was decent price for a long term pram for our little one that seemed to do everything....however in hindsight it wasn't as perfect as we once thought! Firstly, it comes in a box requiring a lot of assembly, and me being pregnant of course was not on hand to help and it took my partner a good 2 hours to put it together! To this day there was an additional part which we did not know where it went and has not been attached onto it! Secondly it is great when up and running for a new born as it is lovely for them to lie flat and face mother, feeling very snug and a lovely bonding feeling...however when baby gets older and can sit up the pram only faces outwards...this made me feel uneasy as I was used to facing my baby and was not prepared at 7-8 months for her to face outwards so I could not see! Very irritating! Also, when this pram is folded down, it is not particularly compact at all! My car at the time was a nissan micra and to be quite honest it took up 90% of boot space! not good when I wanted to go tesco and do my weekly shop! It does not have a chassis which can have a car seat in place of the base, only what it comes with... Taking on the bus occasionally was also a nightmare as it was quite huge, and sometimes had to be a burden and enter the bus on the back as the only way the pram was going to get on! A positive would definitely be that the basket underneath was huge and perfect for all mother's shopping, and the wheels were sturdy, could happily battle up hill walks (which I did frequently) and had excellent steering for wheels to go forward, back, left, right etc. 2 handle bars also meant a lot of shopping could go on there also, and handles were ideal height for me and my partner to push daughter with ease. Another negative though would be that the brakes were quite dodgy...would feel as though they were on and sturdy and the next second the pramette would be moving. Not helpful at all!

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        07.12.2011 15:45

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        One of the best on the market

        I bought this product online for £170, which I thought was a bargain as my friend paid over £250 for hers! Mine was in a sale though. This buggy is comfortable to use and I managed to grip my hands around it well without any trouble. It is quite lightweight compared to others that I tried before settling for this one. It also has different height settings, ideal if you have a babysitter or a friend that will also be using it. The settings are easy to choose from and I never had any trouble adjusting the height of the buggy. My daughter was always laughing and smiling when I put her in this. She's a little too big for it now but I decided to keep the buggy as we will hopefully be trying for another baby sometime in the near future. The great thing about this buggy is that it looks great and is really modern and stylish. It is grey and (very) dark blue in colour and is suitable for both boys and girls as it does look quite unisex. The buggy is comfortable to use and easy to use too. The wheels are really durable and they don't have any trouble turning corners. If you feel the need to lift the buggy (i.e up steps or stairs) then this is easy to do as the buggy doesn't weigh too much. You may need two people to lift it though as it is quite large in size when transporting it up a good set of stairs! A great buggy for the price!

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        03.12.2011 20:24
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        An acceptable travel system

        I bought a Pliko Pramette for my first baby in 2006. It cost approximately £350. I loved this travel system due to the fact that it is a pram that turns into a pushchair. The pram system is flat- laying, which is good for baby's posture and digestive system. The seat is a fair size, however I have gone for a different system second time around as I wanted one with a big seat. When in pushchair mode, the buggy is easy to use. It has a five point harness and a moderately padded seat. The handles of the system are adjustable; they go up and down, so if you have a tall husband, this is brilliant! The tray underneath is a good size and is quite strong so you can pile in your shopping! The wheels are OK; my husband had to tighten them up a few times which was a bit of a con for me. When I bought the system, it didn't come with any added extras, so I had to buy the cosy toes, raincover and umbrella separately. There is also no matching bags, and I think that would have been a great bonus. The buggy is umbrella fold, so you don't have to detach anything to fold it up. It is so easy to put up and take down, and is super- light. The only problem is that because it is so light, you do tend to chuck it about a bit, so it gets dented and scratched quickly. The system comes in lots of different colours and styles, so you are spoilt for choice! I would recommend this system; it is easy to use and folds up nice and small. I wouldn't call it a luxury system, though.

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        06.04.2011 13:52
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        Review on the pliko pramette, and what I felt it's good and bad points are.

        I write this review a bit late, as I bought this pram years ago for my 4 year old daughter. However I do still sometimes use it for my 2 year old son. I'm not sure it would have lasted this long with every day use though. I had a bit of a thing about prams when I only had my daughter, that went out the window when I had to start using a double. So I used this pram alongside a few other ones. This was the original pram that I wanted and purchased for my daughter just before she was born. I had my eye on the massive ultima pram, but knew that I'd have needed something more practical for travelling. I couldn't afford to buy two prams at that point, so settled for the pramette instead. I managed to get a great deal on the Mamas & Papas website, and got the pramette, the car seat and the base for just under half price (think I payed around £250-£300). I bought it in the ice colourway, which was a sort of light silvery colour. I bought the matching accessory pack seperately with the footmuff, parasol and changing bag. The pram was delivered to my mum's house and my dad set it up. I wasn't there at the time, but assume that it was easy to do as he didn't tell me otherwise. I went to see it and really did love it, as he'd set it up in the pram mode. It is a lovely smart looking pram. It's not too big and bulky and really does look like a proper pram, not a space ship as some do. My first problem occured before my daughter was born. I decided to switch the pram into pushchair mode just to see what it would look like. Upon doing this I felt there was something not right with the harness. It wasn't attatched to the back of the pushchair, and in all the pictures I had looked at on the website it appeared that it was. So I threw a pregnant tantrum whilst my mum emailed Mamas & Papas to enquire about how the harness worked and to find out if mine was faulty. Over four years on and we're still waiting on a reply. This is ridiculous customer service and as some of the travel systems on their website can exceed a thousand pounds once accessories are added, you'd think they'd be able to answer a simple email. We eventually found our answer by googling other peoples reviews, but it has put me off ordering from them online. The harness is the one thing that I don't like about the buggy. I've never saw it on any other brand of pushchair which makes me think maybe they've patented this awful idea. They call it a free roaming harness, which they think will make it nicer for your baby to be able to sit forward and explore. In truth it means your baby can wriggle out of it in about 10 seconds flat. No matter how tight I made the straps my daughter could easily take them off, meaning she was only strapped in around the waist and on more than one occassion she managed to stand up in the buggy, which isn't at all safe. When I used it for my son he took to sitting right on the edge of the seat and hanging over the bar at the front of the pushchair. This made the pushchair difficult to get up kerbs etc. Also the footmuff, which cost a small fortune, doesn't sit properly at all because of this daft harness, it rolls down at the back which causes it to slide right down the pushchair. The footmuff was marketed to be sold alongside the pramette, as an accessory for it, but the footmuff is like that of any other buggy, where it is quite clearly designed for a five point harness. So I did feel a bit conned by it, but just had to persevere with it. That's the bad points out the way. Although these points were annoying I still really did enjoy using the pramette. It looked lovely as a pram and I got so many compliments on it. It's really lightweight and is easy to fold once you get the hang of it. I loved the raincover too. It zips on to the hood really quickly, instead of faffing about with velcro ties, etc. It's also quite small so easy to stick under the buggy. Unfortunately I have misplaced mine and Mamas & Papas want a small fortune to replace it. The basket underneath my buggy has now got a few holes in it, to be expected considering it's age and that it's really only made of a thin net like material, this can be replaced too from Mamas & Papas at a cost. I think if I was going to use the pram for another baby then I would replace both raincover and basket, as I am confident the pram would last another child. It still looks brand new. You can remove the covers for washing which I liked. You have to unscrew the harness first etc, but once you've done it a few times you get the hang of it. You obviously couldn't put the hood in the washing machine, but I used to just remove it and soak it in the bath with some soap powder in it. Even though it is such a light coloured material it comes up great every time. I also loved the cup holder, but that really is just a gimmick and could probably easily be added to any pushchair. As I previously mentioned, I bought the pram as part of a travel system. I only used it as a travel sytem a handful of times, as I preferred the kids to be laying flat when they were babies, instead of being upright squashed in a car seat for longer than neccessary. However it was useful on the odd occassion that I was going somewhere that I knew I would have to get a taxi back from. It slotted into the pushchair really easily, but did make the pram unbelievably heavy. The changing bag was ok, not much I can say about a changing bag. The parasol was a pain, but so has every parasol I've had to use. I think I would definitely buy this pram again, but I'd definitely make sure my point of sale was with somebody else and not mamas & papas as they don't seem to have any idea of what customer service entails. Hope my review has helped someone make their decision.

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        My wife had 2 favourite pushchairs when we were looking for our little one. The silver Cross and Mamma & Papa's Pilko pushchairs. As you can tell (as i'm reviewing it) the Mamma and Pappas one won in the end. We bought the gray and black model with the matching car seat in the sale for £300 total. The M&P pushchair fit all the needs we had. The wheels are big enough to grip well over most terrains, apart from off road. You can lock all 4 wheels for safety which is always a high priority. The chair is light for an all in one chair. The silver cross was much heavier which is not what you want when you are opening and closing the chair a good few time a day. The chair boasts a 1 hand close system. Unclick the handle locks and push up to release the lock. Once you have done that all you need to do is put the handle and the back of the chair and it folds up in 1. This was the winning point for us as we didn't want a 2 pair chair which took ages to put away when your little one is screaming in the car seat and its raining on you. The chair is an all in one model. You can connect your M&P car seat to it when the little one is just born. The chair then converts in to a pram so you can lay your baby down for a sleep in comfort and when they get older it converts to a pushchair. It can either be reclined for the smaller 4-5 month old. Or upright for the old baby. The one poor design feature is the straps on the buggy. When you are trying to strap your baby in, the straps do not stay in a high position, so trying to get them out of the way to place your baby in and then strap them in can be a pain. The chair comes with an easy to fit rain cover and a basket underneath for your baby's nappies, you shopping etc.... Very good pushchair. Recommended.

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      A unique revolutionary new concept, that combines the functionality of a traditional pram with the practicalities of a lightweight pushchair. Versatile and comfortable, the Pliko Pramette is suitable from birth and grows with your child into their toddler years. For added practicalities it easily transforms into a travel system with the addition of the Primo Viaggio Infant Carrier or Navetta Infant Carrier. Features: 5-Point Harness / Reclining Back (4 Positions) / Adjustable Handle Height