Product Type: Mamas and Papas prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Mamas and Papas Pramette- Commitment issues!
Mamas & Papas Pliko Pramette
Member Name: elmo1
Mamas & Papas Pliko Pramette
Advantages: Fab for newborn as rear facing and full recline,basket, fold in 1peice
Disadvantages: 2handed and bulky fold,heavy to push steer with big baby or toddler,no rear face past 6months
I got this buggy when daughter was nearly 6months old as I wanted pushchair that folded in one peice.
I used in prammete mode a couple of times and thourght it was lovley and comfortable and really easy to use.
It was lovley and cosy as I brought matching luxury footmuff too.
I like the recline on it as had button at back to put back up just push fowards so did not disturb sleeping baby.
The basket was ok size but sometimes difficult to access when in recline.
The raincover seemed quite good quality but only covers part of buggy would have prefered an all over so hood did not get wet.
The handles are quite low which is ok for but the pramette is adjustable so hopefully that wont pose a problem for very tall people.
The wheels can be changed from fixed to swivel at click of switch near the wheels.
The hood was good as quite wide giving coverage and had a veiwing window which is great feature on foward facing buggies so you can easily check on them without stopping.
The harness is usual free floating m&p harness which some people hate but I liked as daughter likes to move I just made sure harness was adjusted to right setting.
Right the fold is what they call teloscopic umbrella fold its quite simple to do however requires 2hands.
Once folded its feels quite bulky and heavy to carry as its a pushchair not a stroller.
One advantage is its free standing once folded so good for storing away in house.
One of main reasons I sold this was the fold as was very awquard,bulky and heavy for bus travel.
I once helped a new mum fold it at bus stop as she couldent remember how to fold and was struggling and its takes much longer than a strollers.
However be fine if you drove no probem as fitted in boot ok although smaller boots you would need to check as was too long for mums ford ka.
Its travel system compatible but only with Mamas and Papas primo viaggio seat.
Comes in range or colourways which get updated every year usually around feb/march so if you expecting and considering p3 you may be better off waiting.
Although cityscape and famiglia been going for years.
Full range of accesories to match luxury footmuff, change bag and parasol but warning they dont come cheap!
Another reason finally decided to sell was once they past baby stage into toddler and I had largish baby too it became very heavy to push and although m&p state birth to 3 its becomes just too heavy past age of 18months-2 to push buts its fab buy for smaller baby definatly.
I also tried the A3 pramette which I prefered as had single handle and huge basket but sadly now discontinued although you can find bargains on ebay and peg perego european mamas and papas still make them.
There are quite a few similar prams on market copying the pramette however I find its easiest to change covers with m&p version and often changed when I got bored to give me new look.
Also I think the m&p is one of the lighter versions although since 2007 its got slighly heavier as its weighted at back due to toddler step which is handy if you have baby and toddler.
So due to bus and daughter getting older just could not commit to keeping it.
Also I got bored of it and search for perfect pushchair goes on.
They must be good as they popular sometimes too popular I sold my polka because got sick of everyone else having same buggy so be cautious in mums group unless you take wrong baby!
Also I think to buy new without special offers quite expensive as include no extras like bags or footmuff which silvercross 3d does and only remains rear facing for short time 4-6months depending on size of baby which Is why I prefer the cheaper Loola as rear facing continually by hey thats a story for another day!
My final gripe is its travel sytem compatible but we had maxi cosi cabrio and only mamaas and papas primo viaggio seat is compatible with mamas and papas pushchairs and I spoke to their customer services and they refuse to make it suitable with other brands which is bit arrogant in my opinion.
Summary: Good buggy for car or walkng especially with newborn/small baby, not great for public transport
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