Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Silver Cross 3D
Author Name: wakefieldlea
Silver Cross 3D
Advantages: Sturdy and good on all terrains, comfort
Disadvantages: Stiff, discolouration of the hood, pointless storage basket and heavy .
A short review!
When you are pregnant you have a lot of hard choices to make, I found one of these was "which pram?". There are 100s out there, and its like looking for a needle in a haystack!
I was looking for a pram which would fit into the boot of my Vauxhall Corsa, which this pram does, just. Its a pain to get in, you have to get the angle of the pram EXACTLY right and its fits in perfectly. This can be quite time consuming.
I also find the storage basket of the pram virtually pointless, I have managed to get in an umbrella and a picnic rug, anything else you can get in but not out again because of the structure of the pram blocking its exit. It lies to close to the floor.
When my son was 8 months old (I have used the pram since his birth), already the hood has ripped, just from making the hood rigid when it was windy and trying to block the wind. The hood has also discoloured because of the rain. Silvercross are aware of this problem and it has affected a lot of other prams.
You can recline the pram in 3 positions which I find very helpful, my son does always look comfy in it. You can also buy a car seat which clips onto the pram, this is a bonus as if your baby fell asleep in the car, no need to wake them and just clip then on. This can be a little fiddly but once you have the knack, easy peasy! I also cannot imagine my son getting too big for the pram, there is plenty of room around the sides and for his legs.
When the pram is in buggy mode, you have to clip and lock the frame down and this can be very difficult to do as its stiff. And talking about stiff, it took me about 3 weeks to learn how to collapse and put the pram up due to the stiffness.
Now my son is 10 months old, the front wheel has bent, it looks like it will fall off any day now! No idea how this happened!
I would say plus points are the pram is very sturdy, it can cope with all terrains and my son does appear to be rather comfortable on most occasions, but knowing what I do now, I would not recommend this pram. People pay for a good brand, and Silvercross are taking advantage of this by putting stiff, bulky prams onto the market.
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Summary: Potential, if you have a big car, and strong arms, and live where it doesn't rain!