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When the timing came to buy our first pushchair we were quite overwhelmed with the variety of options on the market. Never having given these contraptions a seconds glance in the past, I was now having to contemplate quite a sizeable investment on a subject that I knew very little about. I have heard a good amount of feedback surrounding the versatility of three wheel pushchairs and so when I spotted the latest Quinny Moodd online I decided to test it out in our local Mothercare store. Being suitably impressed, we decided that this was the pram for us and for our soon to be bundle of joy.
Quinny are a brand that I know very little about however, I find their pushchair designs to be quite fashion forward and the Quinny Moodd is the latest example of this I believe. The design is quite futuristic in my opinion featuring a three legged frame which supports a padded egg shaped seat with which to seat your infant. The great thing about this pushchair is that you have the ability to house different attachments on top of it depending on your infant’s age including a carry basket and a Maxi Cosi car seat which makes the frame of this pushchair quite versatile.
In terms of the colour options for this pushchair you really do have quite a few to choose from with a bright pink and blue option should you want truly gender specific colours along with the less bright mushroom, black and teal options amongst others. In addition to choosing the colour of the seat the Quinny Moodd also comes with a white or a black frame and it was our choice to purchase the ‘Black Irony’ option which is a black seat on a white frame which I thought looked quite stylish and perfect for our soon to be baby son.
In my experience it is nearly always cheaper to buy large items online and this purchase was no exception to this rule. In our local Mothercare the price for the pushchair alone was £600 whilst I could buy the pram, carrycot and car seat from online retailer PreciousLittleOnes for just under £690. Although we were being given the pram as a gift I still felt that £600 was quite a sizeable investment although I have since realised that the amount that we use ours makes it a worthy purchase and one which I wouldn’t hesitate to pay again.
As soon as the courier dropped off our items I was keen to put them together to test out our new purchase. At the time I was heavily pregnant and so it was probably not wise to be carrying such large items around however I was too excited to wait for my husband to return home. Our Quinny Moodd came packaged in a large box with every section of the pram being dismantled in order that it would fit neatly inside. The frame of this pram is the heaviest component and it is onto this that each piece clicks neatly together. Using the instruction leaflet which came inside the box I found it quite simple to click the back wheels and front wheel into place with each piece making a resounding click as it went together. Every section of this buggy is quickly removable which is great in my experience as it means that we can remove sections to make it fit more easily into the boot of the car.
The size of this pram when folded down is quite big compared to some others I have seen with the frame alone measuring 81cm long by 66cm wide by 44cm high. It is the size of this pram which I have found to be one of its downfalls as it is quite tight in the boot of our car and hallway cupboard although this size does make the pram feel quiet sturdy when it is being pushed about. It is not a pushchair which will fit into the boot of a smaller car without removing all the wheels and it is quite wide meaning that it does struggle with narrow openings and this was just the first criticism I had of this pushchair with the second being that this pram is quite heavy and personally I do struggle with lifting it in and out of the car without my partner being there to help.
In terms of manoeuvrability I find this pushchair to be quite exceptional with the front wheel rotating a full 360° to ensure that you can turn the pram full circle in quite a confined space. When going over rougher surfaces such as gravel the front wheel can be locked and this means that it keeps to the direction of travel and does not spin around all over the place. The seat components (i.e. carry cot, standard seat and Maxi Cosi) slot easily onto the frame of the pram with the assistance of two black clip in adjustor components for the Maxi Cosi and carry cot and the grey buttons highlight where to press to remove each fixture making it very simple to use. In addition, the seat itself can be positioned facing outwards or inwards which is a great feature in my opinion as it ensures that my baby can currently face toward me but face outwards as he gets bigger. The egg shaped seat also houses a lever on the back which means my baby can be sat upwards when he is awake but leaned back when he is sleeping whilst the hood of the seat protects him from the sun.
This pushchair does come with a rain cover which slides easily over the egg shaped seat keeping my little one very dry inside and this is presented with a clear section allowing my baby to see out when he is being pushed. Other extras include a footmuff which is black to match the colour of my pram and a black basket which sits underneath the pram in which to store my shopping. The size of this basket is quite small and therefore I can only use it for smaller items of shopping with larger items such as the regular bottle of milk having to be carried separately.
The beauty of this pushchair in my opinion is its rather fashionable good looks and the way in which it can be used for my son right up until he is three years old. This is made possible with a t shaped bar which slots neatly inside the front of the egg seat allowing him to dangle his legs out and this feature does not restrict him as he grows taller in height. I like to maintain my pushchair as it was quite expensive and I do this by wiping the frame and wheels clean after a muddy walk and pumping up the tires using the hand pump provided.
There are various extras that you can buy with this pram including a parasol to shade your infant from the sun. Having purchased this mini umbrella I was unimpressed with the rather stiff way that it sat on the pram and found the clip on attachment quite stiff and difficult to attach and therefore have not used it since.
Overall I do enjoy being the owner of this rather nifty pram and like the way that its solid design means that it can adapt to my son and hopefully be recycled one day when we have another child. It is rather bulky to use and store and its looks may not appeal to all and for this factor I would have to mark it down one star.
Overall this pushchair scores a very deserving four stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
At a Glance With the Quinny Moodd you can take a stroll with your little one in a sleek and ultra-modern pushchair that's flexible and stylish, and unfolds at the push of a button. Features and benefits for Quinny Moodd Pushchair - Red Revolution Suitable from birth until your baby reaches 15kg The reversible padded seat includes multiplerecline positions including lie flat, so that your little one is always in a comfortable position whether they are wide awake or fast asleep The compact frame folds down easily and unfolds at the touch of a button The Quinny Moodd is compatible with the Maxi-Cosi baby car seat or Quinny Foldable Carrycot to create a perfect travel system (both sold separately) Comes complete with baby nest, sun canopy (UV50+ protection), raincover, shopping basket, parasol clip and carseat/carrycot adaptors Folded: 81x66x44cm Free 2 year guarantee Mothercare Loves...this versatile and stylish pushchair with a special unfolding mechanism, is designed in an eye-catching style that will truly make you stand out in the crowdWant to Know More?Use the Quinny Moodd to take your little one out and about in style and comfort. The Quinny Moodd is features a padded, reversible seat unit which is suitable from birth and can be adjusted to 3 different reclining positions so that your little one can always be comfortable whether they are wide awake or having a snooze, newborn can travel in the lie-flat position. The Quinny Moodd is really quick and easy to fold, and for convenience and swift use, it features a special button to automatically unfold your Quinny Moodd in seconds.The Quinny Moodd comes complete with an adjustable footrest to ensure you little one is always sitting comfortably as they grow, a height adjustable handle so parent of different heights can always push in comfort, a sun canopy with UV protection, a raincover to protect you little one from the elements, and a shopping basket for keeping all those little essentials close to handFor extra flexibility the Quinny Moodd can transform in to a pram using the Quinny foldable carry cot, or an travel system using a compatible Maxi Cosi Pebble baby car seat (both available separately). Both the carrycot and car seat will easily attached to the Quinny Moodd chassis using the adaptors that are included with your pushchairDon't Forget...Your co-ordinating footmuff for colder days Care Instructions: Wipe clean only Maximum child weight: 15 kg