“ Brand: Silver Cross / Type: Prams / Number of Seats: Single Seat „
The following review is based on my experiences with this product so far, I will be updating and elaborating more on this product once I've had more use out of it (which should be in about three weeks time).
When I was half way through my pregnancy, like most women I decided it was time to start buying everything I needed for my little lady's arrival. I decided I needed to start with the "big" purchases, so naturally I started with the pram. As a first time mom I am an absolute novice, so I had no idea where to begin, or even what style I liked.
I decided Mothercare would be my best port of call, upon entering the store my eyes were met with at least 60 different types of pram and pushchair available. The newest prams and models were set up on their individual plinths to attract the attention of their customers, needless to say the Wayfarer caught my eye instantly.
The Wayfarer package that Mothercare were offering was for the seat, chassis and carrycot, plus a few extras such as cup holder, rain cover and Simplicity car seat adaptors. The lovely advisors were on hand to help me take down the pram from its plinth, although surprisingly it was very lightweight, I could have managed it single handedly! Everyone was just being a bit over cautious as most pregnant women will understand. After taking it from its plinth, the advisor stood back slightly and left me to familiarise myself with this new contraption. I managed to take off the breaks and adjust the height of the handle in 5 seconds flat, it was now perfectly adjusted to me and in that space of time I fell in love with it.
I was encouraged to push the pram about and take it for a test drive around the store. The pushchair is so lightweight it glided around the store as if we were on ice, the wheels are very durable, quick and easy to manoeuvre. It has a superb chrome finish which has a very durable feel to it, not at all plastic-y or flimsy, I think this is one of the main reasons I was so surprised at how light it actually is. There is a leaver to adjust the seat so its in a more of a reclining position which is very simple to grasp and move. Also you are able to adjust the seat to face you or face outward to the world and the entire system folds down fairly flat, well enough to get it in a decent sized car. The seat is lovely and well padded and the five point safety harness provides optimum protection for your child.
The Simplicity car seat is the only car seat that is compatible with this pram, turning it from pram to travel system with the aid of the car seat adjustors, which are included in the base package. At the time of the review Mothercare were not selling the Silver Cross colour packs and Simplicity car seat as part of the base package, so you will need to buy these separately, especially the car seat.
I paid £495 for the Wayfarer and Damson colour pack, and personally I thought this to be very reasonable considering the other prams I looked at seemed very plastic-y and not very well built compared to this. Also I purchased the Simplicity car seat separately for an additional cost of £130.
Overall I am pleased with this product so far and as previously mentioned I will be updating this review from time to time as I haven't had my little girl yet so had no out of store experience.