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I love our Trenton Deluxe, we bought it after a lot of research into the pram and pushchair market and wanted something that looked good, and was practical but for our family cost effectiveness was number one. I believe that we have found all of those things with this travel system.
The package comes with so much for a relatively small amount of money. In the box we got the pushchair itself, the car seat as well as a carry cot. All of the parts are solid and sturdy and the car seat is cosy and hugs our daughter making me as a parent feel safe that she isn't going to flop about.
The pram has an adjustable basket at the bottom to enable you to put items of various sizes in and there is also the clock and temperature gauge on the handle. The canopy has a small see through part to enable you to see little one while walking and not having to keep stopping to look round or moving the canopy back. There is also a small compartment on the handle which allows you to put small things in such as glasses, keys, loose change etc.
We never used the carry cot but use the car seat (for car travel only) and because of the range of seating positions are able to sit our daughter in the pushchair itself as she enjoys seeing the world go by
After lots of research into pushchairs we decided on the Mothercare Trenton Deluxe as we wanted a three in one travel system that was good value for money and easy to use and this fitted the bill.
The pushchair comes with a carrycot for newborns which means you can take your baby out of the pram without taking them out of the carry cot if they are sleeping which was really useful. The carry cot also faces you so you can easily monitor your baby.
When you progress to using the main pram on its own it has a number of different positions for the seat and also allows you to completely recline it. There is a newborn head hugger which is easily removed when your child no longer needs it.
The front of the pram contains a fold over tray which has a drinks holder and two extra sections for toys or other bits and pieces for your child. There is also a parent tray next to the handle with a drinks holder, as well as a digital clock with temperature reading in either centigrade or fahrenheit and two storage boxes - one large enough for storing my sunglasses in.
There is a very large shopping basket underneath the pram and this has a handle so that you can access the contents of the pram even when the seat is fully flat. My only criticism of the pram was that the handle on ours was quite difficult to use at times but I could get loads of shopping in the basket which came in really useful as it meant not having to hang bags off the back of the pram.
The pram also comes with a cosy toes for use in winter which is easy to attach. The pram does not come with a rain cover but this can be bought separately and had a zip so that you can keep it on the pram when not in use and keep it out of your child's way. There is also a canopy on the pram and on the car seat to protect your child from the elements.
The car seat that comes with it is a group 0 and comes with a newborn head hugger and cosy toes. We brought the Graco base that is fitted into the car so the car seat simply clicked into this, there was no fiddling about with the seat belt to get the car seat in correctly which gave us real peace of mind. The car seat also easily transferred into the pram which was useful when out and about.
The pram itself is easy to manoeuvre with the ability to have the front wheels locked in a forward facing position or swivelling and has a brake at the back that is easy to apply. The pram can be folded easily with one hand. When folded it does take up a lot of room and filled the boot of our Ford Focus but we got a lot of use out of ours and our son who is now 4 would still go in it given half the chance!
Having bought this for £280 nearly 5 years ago we definitely got our money's worth out of this and I would say that it is good value.
This was my husbands choice which to honest I wasn't as keen but I wanted him to feel involved and comfortable pushing our new baby around.
Mothercare Trenton deluxe pushchair is everything in one.
*Pushchair - You have the forward facing pushchair that has a parent tray in front off the handle that has 2 cup holders and a box that's great for sunglasses.
By that box is a clock and a temperature gage. Underneath the pushchair is a huge shopping basket that drops if baby is lying flat asleep so you are still able to pop shopping in basket without waking baby.
The child also gets a tray at the front off the pushchair this I put her drink in and some snacks. This tray also moves to the side so its easy to get child in and out of pushchair.
The pushchair has a large hood that can move either front or back so it keeps the sun out of the child's eyes.
A large cosy toe that goes from under the child's feet right up to child's face to keep them warm and seems to be extremely wind proof.
There are 4 wheels double at the front and single at the back. The front could lock if needed but I never did. The double wheels make the pushchair very easy to control and there is also breaks at the back.
*Carry cot - When Madeline arrived she was 5lb 4oz and seemed more like a doll in this pushchair than a baby. So it was very convenient to have a carry cot as she looked more snuggle in there! Also you can have this facing you or outwards and makes it easy to transfer them into the pushchair and out without disturbing them. There is also a foot support that adjusts as the baby grows. Suitable from birth.
*Car seat - Again this was great, a car seat that fits straight into the pushchair without disturbing baby. This clips into the pushchair so its extremely safe. Birth to 13kgs. It has a head support cushion and a cosy toe to keep them warm. A hood that again moves up or down to protect from sun or wind. The car seat is secured by an adult seat belt or a graco base.
You also get a matching changing bag which I thought was rather rubbish. It has no poppers or zips to keep everything in the bag. I found that it only carried a small amount of things any more and bag looks overloaded. I always like to take a change of clothes and at least 4 nappies in case there's accidents or just a lot of poohing! I would also take a changing mat/ wet wipes/ toy of some sort and her dummy. I had a separate bag for her feeding. The design was bad so that went straight into the back of the cupboard!
The pushchair folds down even with one hand but is child safe. It has a handle on the side to carry it easy whilst folded. It does fold down flat but still large. In my fiesta it took up the boot and had to go in on its side. In my other cars (bigger boots) it fitted in lying down.
We paid £289.99 at the time (5 years ago) considering how much you get with this system to me is rather reasonable and now its only £230 online at mothercare.
We chose the blue colour which looked like denim and on the inside was white and blue striped design. The material is lovely and soft and very easy to wash and clean. Being a dark blue also meant it never looked grubby. I am sure the colours are different now but I would recommend a dark one so its looks clean. It is very easy to take it all off to wash it. It washes well and then goes back on easy.
I'm sure ours came with a weathershield but if not its a standard travel system one for £9.99.
I did find this pushchair rather big and when we have another baby I would probably go for a different pushchair but definitely a travel system. I just didn't like the fact your baby doesn't face you.
The wheels do ware down a bit considering Maddie was walking at 10 months and wasn't using the pushchair much and didn't use it at all from 18 months.
This pushchair is worth 4 out of 5 because the bag wasn't usable and its only forward facing if crib or car seat is in the pushchair. However I cannot fault the pushchair!
Thank you for reading :-)
I absolutely loved my Trenton Deluxe - it really did have everything I needed. As a newborn my daughter was very cosy and secure in the carrycot and being able to easily clip the carseat onto the pram was a godsend when I didn't want her to wake up! The whole system was very sturdy but at the same time very easy to push - no problem pushing it one-handed around the supermarket whilst carrying a basket. Once she was old enough to sit upright in the pram there were several settings depending how "upright" she needed to be and a playtray for drinks, snacks, etc. If she (ever) fell asleep sitting up I could easily lay the pram back down flat without disturbing her. There was also a nice sized shopping basket underneath. If there is any downside I would say the pram is quite heavy - I wouldn't want to be lifting it on and off of buses but it was no problem getting it in and out of the boot. And, after all that use, it still had a great re-sale value!
Wow - what a travel system. The Trenton Deluxe is a very sturdy, comfortable, well built system that doesn't really have many flaws!
When you buy the system it comes with the pushchair, a cocoon for newborns, a raincover, a car seat, footmuff, bag - everything you could wish for.
We were bought this travel system for our first child and used it consistently until he went to nursery when we purchased a smaller, lightweight buggy. As a newborn he was cosy in the cocoon, which lays in the pushchair so that it turns into a pram. The pushchair has multiple reclining positions from sitting upright to laying flat. It is big enough to hold a 3 year old, but cosy enough for a baby.
The shopping basket underneath is huge - definitely big enough for a huge shop, plus the basket releases downwards so you can access it when the child is laying flat in the pushchair - ingenious.
It is very easy to push, even using just one hand and can be folded again with one hand. The only downside is the size once folded - it took up my whole car boot.
I would definitely recommend this travel system.
It felt like I spent a huge chunk of my maternity leave researching which pram to buy for my first child. There was so much choice and I wanted a travel system that had three wheels as I thought I would be off-roading with the dog (this never happened much!).
The Trenton Deluxe appealed because it came with a car seat that could be clipped on and off to the base so as not to disturb a sleeping babe, a lie-flat carry cot attachment when the baby was tiny (which we also used for her to sleep in for a few weeks) and the more traditional pram/buggy attachment which we still use now that our child is 13 months old. It came with a cosy toes and a rain cover.
One of the biggest attractions was that it was so competitively priced but we did not feel that it was lacking in quality. We paid approx £450 for the whole package with similar systems coming in at £750. We have used it on an almost daily basis from new and it has stood the test of time well, my husband is quite hashy with things and it has stood up to his rough treatment! I would happily recommend this product to other mums and babies.