Product Type: Mamas and Papas prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Mamas & Papas Pliko Pramette
Member Name: Samanthapom
Mamas & Papas Pliko Pramette
Advantages: From birth, padded, easy to fold
Disadvantages: No good off road
In my quest to find the perfect pushchair (my Daughter has had 10 so far & she's not even 2!!!) I decided to try the Pliko pramette. I have tried so many prams & there was always something that I didn't like. My friend was selling her immaculate Pliko so I decided to give it a go, I wasn't disappointed.
The Pliko Pramette is suitable from birth in either
1. Pramette mode - this is where you reverse the hood, lie the back rest flat & depending on the model you either add a pram liner or there is a flap that zips up to enclose the pram. I never used the Pramette mode as my Daughter was already 8 months when I bought it & the recommendation is 6 months max. I loved the look of this mode though I really regretted not having this Pushchair when she was a baby.
2. The back rest lies completely flat so you can also put a newborn straight into the pushchair this wasy round.
The harness on the Pliko is the Mamas & Papas "Freedom Harness" which is fab as it keeps baby safe but also allows them to feel un-restricted & they can sit up straight. My Daughter loved being able to sit up & hold the bumper bar.
The hood on the Pliko is huge, it can almost completely cover the pushchair so I never needed a parasol. Also great if you get caught out in the rain. The raincover is the kind that zips to the hood & is nice & thick although this does make it a bit of a pain to store when not in use. It won't fit in the shopping basket so I always used to end up leaving it in the car.
The Pliko comes in a variety of fabrics, all really classy. The seat fabric is quite heavily padded & comes right up around the sides so baby looks really snug.
I also had the apron which zips onto the pushchair but I never found that this came up high enough to offer any real protection so I preferred to use a footmuff instead.
The handles of the pliko are height adjustable also which is great as myself & my Husband vary in height & with just 2 button clicks he could raise the handle. The footrest is height adjustable too which i always prefer on a pushchair as I hate to see baby's little legs dangling.
The Pliko also had a built in toddler step which I never had use for but I would imagine it would be a godsend with tired brother or sister in tow & much easier than a buggy board.
Folding & unfolding the Pliko is really easy once you know how, although you do need 2 hands so not sure how you would fair on public transport. I have a car so never tested this. It folds umbrella style & once folded is not as small as lightweight buggy but then it wouldn't be as it's so much more padded so I felt is was worth the extra size & weight. In saying that it still fit in the back of my Mum's fairly small Peugeot 106 boot easily.
Now.... the only downside I found to the Pliko (I always find something!) is the off road capability. It really is an "about town" pushchair. We are a family of walkers & we do tend to go off road & the Pliko just couldn't cut it. Even with the wheels in the fixed mode it felt like they were going to snap off & the frame began to feel a bit rickety. I came to the conclusion that it just wasn't meant for this type of thing so in the end I bought an all terrain pushchair to use when we go walking & kept this for shopping.
Summary: Great about town, no good for off road walks