Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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A good but not great product
Silver Cross 3D
Member Name: paulie1975
Silver Cross 3D
Date: 22/05/11, updated on 02/07/11 (120 review reads)
Advantages: Good price, nice extras, feels secure
Disadvantages: Bulky, poor instructions, difficult to manouvre in tight spaces
We were influenced by both price and look in buying the Silver Cross 3D pram, it is a dual pram and push chair, so initially we decided we would use the pram to keep baby safe and secure in the carry cot which is easily attached to it.
We bought the item in Mothercare for £299.99 and got a car seat thrown in for £49.99, this was reduced and seemed like a great deal compared to some of the more expensive prams and push chairs on the market.
So far so good, in Mothercare the way the woman changed from a pram to a tripper and how quickly she collapsed it impressed us, unfortunately in the flesh this has proven somewhat more difficult and has taken a lot of practice, as the instruction booklet is fairly inadequate.
This is a bulky pushchair and we have occasionally had issues getting in and out of lifts with it or through narrow doorways, it feels secure due to its size and definitely keeps baby well protected but it does seem large when we compare it to others we see on the streets. It is black and looks fairly funky with a foot warmer, a hood to keep the cold off (if we have a winter this year), and nicely ergonomic handles and wheels, there is space underneath to keep a bag and you can also hang a changing bag from the handles.
We're not at a stage where we've needed to change it to tripper mode yet, but this does look as though it will require a few practice goes as the instructions are somewhat vague.
It is fairly mobile for such a big unit and it does feel easy to push, the only issue with it is the size which does mean that occasionally it makes pushing harder than it really need be.
Very competitive for what we got, including cover, foot muff and changing bag, as well as the car seat deal this was the cheapest option we could find, we checked lots of reviews which gave it a general 3 out of 5 for its general use, so far we've found this to be just right.
So far, so good, baby is happy with the comfort of the pram feature they sleep happily, we've found there hasn't been need for the foot muff so far but the hood has proven handy to keep the sun from babies face, we've also used a shade a babe with it, which fits perfectly offering baby protection from the sun at this particularly uncomfortable time of year.
We can't complain for the price, we have a 2 in 1 pram and pushchair, the pram is functional if not a tad bulky but has proven a hit with the baby, it seems secure, although I think the instruction booklet is awful and really does let the product down enormously, we're happy with the cover, changing bag and foot protector which came with the pushchair and we can also attach the car seat when we need to, although again this will take practice due to the fairly poor instruction booklet. I would recommend this if you have large doors in your home and plenty of space otherwise you will constantly be bashing into things, overall its good but in no ways a great product for the price.
Summary: A good but not great product
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