Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Best Pram/Pushchair Ever!
Silver Cross Linear Freeway
Member Name: cemma15
Silver Cross Linear Freeway
Advantages: Very easy to use, lovely smooth feel when pushing, great features
Disadvantages: Tray could be bigger, a big system so may not suit people with little storage space
Buying a pram is one of the most mind- boggling experiences for a parent, whether you are having your first baby, or your sixth! there are so many different types; travel systems; prams; pushchairs and so on. I knew I wanted a system in which started off as a pram and turned into a pushchair for an older child. I also knew I didn't need for it to be car seat compatible.
I had a look at many different types that fitted my needs and specifications and came across this beautiful pram/pushchair. I 'test run' it (using my daughter's Baby Annabel doll!) around the store, and decided this was the pram/pushchair for me.
It comes in two parts; the frame and the carry cot. This makes for a much bigger chair than an umbrella fold system does.
When in pram mode, there is a white insert with very soft straps if you need them, to lay your precious bundle onto. This insert is very soft and very easy to clean- you can wipe it clean or stick it in the washing machine. The insert is elasticated at the bottom and is fixed using the hood poppers at the top. If you wish, you can then fasten the cosy toes over it too.
You can have the carry cot facing outwards or inwards.
This is the carry cot without the white insert. Again, you can have it facing outwards or inwards. There is an adjustable footrest and the cosy toes fits over this snugly. The straps are easy to use, and can be detached to make fastening easier. They wash up well, either by hand or buy washing machine.
The hood is extendible in both modes by using the poppers and zip; you can have your baby completely covered to block out the sun if you wish.
The push handle has lots of different settings for ease of pushing; my husband has it on the lowest and I have it on the highest!
As said before, this system comes in two parts. It sounds complicated, but it's really not. The levers and buttons to work the frame are really easy to push; not stiff at all. And clocking the base on just takes two clicks and you're done.
There is a tray underneath made from fabric with a hard base. The tray is quite deep and very strong.
This system comes complete with a Silver Cross changing bag, cosy toes and pram insert.
I found this system the most sturdy out of all the ones I tried. I wiggled it from side to side and the carry cot barely moved like it did on other systems. It is near impossible to tip over, and I have had bags on the handlebar and it hasn't tipped backwards as other systems do.
There are a few different designs and colours on the market too.
Highly recommended product.
Summary: An excellent travel system with great features, and very attractive too!