Product Type: OBaby prams, pushchairs and strollers
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A great lightweight stroller
OBaby Atlas Stroller
Member Name: SamPerry
OBaby Atlas Stroller
Advantages: Easy to transport, lightweight
As we are going on holiday in 6 weeks I decided that it would be the right time to buy a stroller for my son to take away with us. The travel system I currently have is very big and bulky and would be no good for taking on a plane.
I looked around on various websites and read lots of reviews on different strollers to try and find out which one would be the best for Rhys. I made the mistake of not looking into the travel system I bought before Rhys was born and very much regret it, as it is such a pain to use, therefore I was determined not to make the same mistake with the stroller!
I looked on Kiddicare.com and found the OBaby atlas stroller, to be honest the first thing that attracted me was the look of it and the price! I didn't want to spend an extortionate amount on a stroller as it wouldn't be something that Rhys would be in for a big length of time, but I still wanted it to tick all the right boxes. They also did them in six different colours, which really caught my eye.
Before I decided to buy it I took a trip to Mothercare to see if they had one in stock so that I could see exactly what it looked like in the flesh, so to speak. They did have one on display and a lady showed me how to put it up and collapse it and how it all worked. I also noticed that in Mothercare the stroller cost £59.99 and on Kiddicare it only cost £53.97, so it was slightly cheaper on Kiddicare. After seeing how it worked and looked I was very pleased with it so decided to order it from Kiddicare, I ordered the Khaki circles design.
After three days my pushchair was delivered. I was amazed at how small the box looked compared to my last travel system, this really pleased me as it meant that it would not be taking up too much space in my house!! The stroller is nearly put together when you take it out of the box, the only thing you have to do is click the front wheels on, but this is very simple.
The stroller has a five point harness for additional safety when strapping in your baby, it has a compact umbrella fold and folds down really flat and small, it also have a carry handle, which I thought was very handy. It has a large, detachable hood, comfy foam handles and an adjustable leg rest, this moves up and down for when your child grows bigger. It has lockable front wheels, wipe clean fabric and a large shopping basket, which is always handy for shopping trips, it also comes with a rain cover. The part that was essential for me in a stroller was that it fully reclines, as you find some strollers do not. This is handy for when you are out and about, if your baby falls asleep then at least you know you can lay them down flat so they are comfortable. The stroller can also be used from birth
I am overly impressed with this stroller, it does everything that it says it does. It is very lightweight so will be ideal for taking on holiday, it folds down very small and the carry handle really helps to transport it. For one of the cheaper strollers it is also very comfy, the seat is quite padded and not as hard as some I have seen. My son loves it in this stroller as he can see more of what is going on around him than he can when he is enclosed in his big pushchair.
Summary: A bargain pushchair.