Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Silver Cross Sleepover - Baby can use from Day to Night - well worth the price tag
Silver Cross Sleepover
Member Name: juleshoney
Silver Cross Sleepover
Date: 22/08/10, updated on 23/08/10 (213 review reads)
Advantages: Baby can fully recline and has the carrycot option - which saves buying a moses basket.
Disadvantages: Of course it's price is a little high - however what you get for your money makes it worthwhile
After many months of research over all the leading brands for prams, plus testing them out at the Baby Show - I decided to purchase the Linear Sleepover in Ebony RRP £595
Information from Silver Cross:
The Silver Cross Sleepover pram offers the flexibility you need for a simple home from home. Perfect from birth to toddler, the Sleepover system offers an overnight carrycot, protective pram and fully reversible pushchair.
You have a choice of two chassis - a traditional classic chassis for all terrain (ideal for country life) or the more modern linear chassis - ideal for city life.
By adding a Ventura Plus car seat, it becomes a complete travel system.
The following are included in the price:-
* Handcrafted wooden rocking stand
* White pique Moses set
* Deep-padded foot muff and seat liner
* Ventilated Rain Cover
* Matching changing bag with mat and accessories
* An easy-fold chassis with auto-lock
* Four-way suspension
* Easy to Manoeuvre swivel wheels (Linear chassis) or Multi-terrain (Classic chassis)
* Step-on/off brake
* Large shopping tray
* Height adjustable multi-position handle
Overall Dimensions Internal Dimensions
Weight 5.9kg Width 33cm
Width 44cm Height 19cm
Height 60cm Length 75cm
Unfolded Dimensions Folded Dimensions
Weight 11.3kg Width 50cm
Width 60cm Height 46cm
Height 109cm Length 81cm
Unfolded Dimensions Folded Dimensions
Weight 6.0kg Width 32cm
Width 46cm Height 18cm
Height 60cm Length 72cm
Available in three colour ways.
Enough of the essential information about the product - what do I think after 8 months of use: I LOVE IT!!
Due to being in between houses after my Daughter was born prematurely, the carrycot with stand came in very handy as her cot/bed had not yet arrived. I was lucky that the pram arrived one week prior to her arrival on Xmas eve!!
I had wanted her furniture to be delivered to our new house, rather than having another set of furniture to move with us and I did not want the additional cost of a moses basket.
My Daughter slept in the carrycot every day and night for the first 4 months. Due to her becoming very long and looking cramped in there, I then transferred her into a crib that had been bought for her.
The only issue I had was having to take apart the pram everyday to then put it into the carrycot mode. However, to reduce this hassle I did not use the white pique moses set for the carrycot and left the outside cover on it.
I had spent ages deliberating as to whether to choose the Linear chassis or the classic chassis. I liked the large basket of the classic chassis and that it was easy to put shopping in. However, I thought that the linear basket was also of a good size. The main plus of the linear chassis was that the wheels at the front swivelled, making it far easy to manoeuvre, rather than having to lift the classic chassis wheels to turn the pram.
If you are lucky enough to have lots of money, you can also buy an extra chassis as a spare, so if you too have difficulty choosing you can pay £175 to have another chassis.
The height of the handle is easy to adjust, in order to suit the height and preference of the 'driver.' The body of the carrycot is also easy to put on the chassis and the moses wooden rocking stand. I wish I could say that it was as easy to take off.
It may just be my carrycot but on one side it is very stiff and even when you do press the two ends properly, they do not open wide enough straight away to allow one side to come off easily. I used WD40 on this and it eased it a little but is still temperamental at times, making the carrycot hard to get off the chassis.
I love that the carrycot/pram part can either sit up fully, half incline or recline fully. There is also a smooth transition between all three positions, so if your baby falls asleep sitting up, you can put it into the reclining position without disturbing their sleep.
It really feels like a luxury item and I love the padded footmuff that comes with it. This is ideal for winter or for colder days to protect Baby. It can also easily be removed via a zip or just taking the whole footliner off by undoing the harness.
The harness is very easy to do up and undo - I only wish all car seats had this method of harness!
The basket is of a good size but is difficult to get a whole shopping bag in there, due to the chassis and the body of the pram getting in the way. I have had to take items out of my bag and put them in the basket separately in order for them to be stored together.
The wheels have worn down quickly and a couple of them squeaked - which I also used WD40 on.
The pram with the linear chassis is easy to manoeuvre, easy on the eye with it's lovely design and is of a luxury design.
Despite the hefty price tag it is well worth the money, due to all the extras. You know with Silver Cross it will be built to last and will last years. I would recommend to anyone and would certainly buy again. There has not been another pram I have looked at and thought I wish I bought that instead. Silver Cross are also of a similar price to another leading Brand with similar designs but I think Silver Cross beats them hands down!
The fact that it has a carrycot, saves you having to bring a travel cot when going on holiday!
Summary: It has so many features, it's well worth the price tag & I would recommend & buy again!
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