Product Type: Petite Star prams, pushchairs and strollers
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The smallest there is!
Petite Star Zia
Member Name: wazza115
Petite Star Zia
Date: 19/03/12, updated on 10/06/13 (145 review reads)
Advantages: Small, lightweight, compact, reclines, easy to push
I purchased this for my first child when she was about 9months old. This was now my 3rd pushchair and my other half was starting to think I had a problem!
I will start at the beginning, originally I had a Graco, but when Lauren was two weeks old and the other half went back to work, I realised this would not fit into the back of my Corsa so we purchased a Quinny Zapp. When Lauren became big enough to come out of the Maxi Cosi car seat, I realised there was now a new problem, she was too small for the Quinny and as it didn't recline therefore quite uncomfortable.
I now needed a small pushchair that reclined and a friend recommended the Petite Star Zia, it does everything the Quinny did and more.
Only slightly bigger that the Quinny, it fits perfectly into my boot. As it was so small and compact, we began to use this as our main pushchair and sold the Graco travel system.
Folded size 75 x 36 x 34cms, there is only one smaller than this which is the Quinny Zapp which measures Folded: 70 x 25 x 29 cm.
It also comes with a shopping basket. This is quite small and you cannot get too much in before its full.
The pushchair is really easy to fold, and you can erect one handed with a kind of flicking motion.
The little ones can lie down flat in it by adjusting a strap at the rear of the seat, the only down side is it can be a little tricky putting the seat back into an upright position, especially if Lauren was sat in the seat.
Its worth noting that accessories can be expensive, the first time I went away I needed a Parasol, and whereas you can pick a universal Parasol up for about £8, due to the design of the frame you cannot buy a universal and it was £25. This is the same for the footmuff which again, cost me £25. The raincover is also a special shape however this is normally included in the package.
Also, I had a tendency to hang all the shopping on the handles, whilst this is great when Lauren was happy to sit in the pushchair, as she got toddling and wanted to get out, no matter how many times I did it I never learnt my lesson and every time she got out, the pushchair tipped up! Luckily it never happened while she was in it.
This retails for approximately £130, however deals are there to be had if you order online, you can also pick up a used one for around £50-£70 on EBay.
If you are looking for a lightweight and small pushchair, I would recommend this one over any other.
Thanks for reading
Summary: The best smallest pushchair on the market
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