Product Type: Quinny prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Quinny Zapp Jogger
Member Name: wazza115
Quinny Zapp Jogger
Date: 11/03/12, updated on 11/03/12 (61 review reads)
Advantages: small, light weight and easy to use
Disadvantages: Does not recline, and too big for my 9month old
When I was pregnant with my first child, one of the first things we purchased was a pushchair and travel system, this was duly left at my mums house until the little one arrived.
When she finally did, it was taken out of 'storage' and during the first two weeks on my partners paternity leave, it was great. It was only when he went back to work that I realised that the Graco pushchair I had with the travel system, did not fit into the boot of my Corsa! This was January time and as I did not fancy walking everywhere, I quickly set about looking for something a little smaller which is when I came across the Quinny Zapp.
We purchased ours from Boots and cost £129.99, the RRP now is around £140.
When it arrived I was quite excited, it has a sleek design, and I found it really easy to fold up. The folded dimensions are around 70cm x 25cm x 29cm which was perfect for my car, it also made it sense to use this pushchair if we went away for the weekend.
It also comes complete with its own little carry bag, again, ideal when travelling on holiday.
I used the pushchair with the Cabriofix infant car seat (this was purchased separately and cost around £120), the good news was that the car seat adapters were included with the Quinny Zapp.
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 have to by one specifically for the Quinny which cost me £25.
For the first 8months, the Quinny was perfect, easy to push, its from wheel swivels 360 degrees so the slightest touch and you could maneuver it. If also comes complete with a sun canopy, rain cover and a small shopping basket at the bottom (by small I mean that a pack of baby wipes would fill it up so I would not really class it as a shopping basket!)
It wasn't until Lauren came to about 9months and we needed to upgrade the car seat that we encountered another problem. The product in stated as being suitable from 6 months old, despite this, although Lauren was quite large for her age, but she looked tiny in the Quinny and very un-secure. The straps cannot be lowered, meaning that when they came out the pushchair was just near her ears. She also look very uncomfortable as the Quinny does not recline. I only made one journey which lasted for about 20minutes and that was the last time I used it.
I decided to change this for a Petite Star Zia which is almost identical in functionality and price however at least you could recline this pushchair and seemed to be loads more comfortable.
As with most of my baby products, it then went on EBay and I managed to get nearly £100, bearing this in mind, I cannot really grumble as it had quite a lot of use (nearly 6 months worth and it only cost me £30).
Summary: Buy a Petite Star instead - does everything else but reclines
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