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I was gifted this pram when pregnant with my daughter and visually loved it from the beginning! Its a very pretty and 'vintage' looking pram that doubles up as a full travel system (hence the name Sleepover!).Thw
The quality of the Sleepover is just as you'd expect from Silver Cross, 100%. Coming in a range of fabrics, I was given the cream version which is lovely and feminine with stitched flower detail on the hooding.
The 'classic' chassis is sturdy with an adjustable handle which makes it perfect for short or tall parents, often something that isn't considered by pram manufacturers. So a nice bonus feature! The chassis features removable wheels and a large tray to store shopping. Again, a feature often missed.
The travel system converts from a carrycot (which can be lifted off the chassis with ease) into a moses basket, coming with a quality wooden stand and white cotton broiderie englais cover which is just stunning! When your baby gets older, the pram can convert into a pushchair by simply removing the Velcro end of the carrycot and adding the supplied footmuff.
The travel system is a classic, but isn't functional. Although I loved the design, I had a real problem dismantling the pram to fit inside my boot and removing the wheels each time became a task and a half! The wheels also don't turn, so I would advise against the classic chassis for this reason.
Its a pretty pram, but unfortunately I changed to a Silver Cross 3D quite quickly which was more functional (less pretty) which is a real shame. If you have the boot space and don't mind not having turning wheels, its a stunning pram to own!
I decided, after much deliberation to go ahead and buy the Silvercross sleepover last year. I was 20 weeks pregnant at the time and we had been searching for the perfect pram for a while. I like the old fashion looking prams with a modern twist, and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly. And it was made my silvercross, who with years and years of experience, is the gold standard of prams in my view. And although my boy never got the chance to try out his pram, I will do the review from my experience of the pram so far.
My pram is navy blue, and had the perfect combination of vintage and modern. It is plush, but practical and navy blue is perfect as it doesn't show the dirt as much.
I love how the pram can be changed to parent facing or rear facing for both the pushchair and the pram. And I also liked that the carseat is attachable to the base.
The pram feels sturdy and isn't really low down like some of the more modern prams, you actually feel at a good level with the baby and you have no sense that the pram is flimsy.
It came with a changing mat and bag and a parasol, foot muff etc, and if you get a good deal you can even get the carseat included in the price.
I love how it changes from pram to pushchair as the child gets older.
The base is huge, so big it doesn't actually fit in my car except at crazy angles. So I would have had to buy a new car suitable for prams and all other baby stuff had I actually used this pram.
The base is also rather heavy
You can't fit any old carseat to the base, only the silvercross base as far as I understand.
OK, as a first time parent I found it very complicated to put up and down, I'm sure given time I would have got better at it, but the last time I put it down to put into storage (for a better time) I spent ages trying to make it work.
Although, I haven't put this pram to use with a baby, I hope to be using it next time. And as testament to the pram, I've put it into storage rather than selling it, as I really do like it, and feel (if I get a bigger car) this pram will be perfect for my needs, even if it is a bit big and heavy, it's what you expect when you get a silvercross.
Given the choice I would certainly go for a silvercross pram again, if not this one then certainly one similar.
I was determined to have a pram which bounced and this was perfect as it folds into the car. I tried many different bouncing chassis' and this has by far the best bounce. I also like that the body is the pram and the pushchair so I didn't have to store one part of it, as we don't have much storage room in our house. When my daughter was little it was great to have the moses basket rocking stand with it too, as it meant we could have that up in the living room and put the pram top on so she could sleep in it during the day and didn't need to bring the moses basket from upstairs for her to sleep in. My daughter is now 8months old and we have changed it to a pushchair, which she sits in facing whoever is pushing her as we walk. This is a great advantage when out for the day as you can talk to your child, which has been proven to help with speach development. As the child gets older the body can be turned round so they can see where they are going too. Also,, you can fit the Ventura Plus car seat to the chassis, making it the ideal travel system too.
The only disadvantage with this is that it doesn't fold together, so you have to take the body off the chassis and fold that seperately, which makes it bulky when trying to pack into the boot of a car.
The Sleepover has been designed to be a protective carriage for those important first months and a great reversible stroller for children up to 45 pounds. Using a clever ventilation system, the Classic Sleepover's bedside stand transform the carriage into a carrycot. The ventilated mattress and base give important airflow around your baby, making it ideal for overnight sleeping.