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I bought this pushchair about 10 months after my daughter was 1 years old, because the pram that changed into a pushchair that I had was two big and heavy. I have found it very handy because its light weight and folds to half the size compared to my last pushchair I had, very practical for going on busses or to fit into a small car boot.
Its a lovely colour purple and easy to push. The hood can be easily attached or deattached, and stays up in the wind, it came with a raincover which does the job, and you fasten the raincover to the bottom of the legs with velcro fastening.
When folding you have to make sure you dont fold the plastic hook that keeps the pushchair folded together inwards or you have to open it up again which i have done a few times. It can be easily folded with the raincover inside the netted basket at the bottom of the pushchair, so you will never forget to bring the raincover. It didnt come with the footmuff, but I bought the tippitoes footmuff seperatly that fits very well for winter weather.
I think it comfy for short days out but not ideal, for your child to sleep in, as it has no padding.
Its a very useful pushchair and I havent had any problems, I would definately recommend.
Pushchairs, prams, car seats they can all be a boggle to the average person. There are so many on the market and the prices and what they do vary so much. I have to admit with my first son I was a bit of pram snob, only the best for my little prince or so I said. I chose the Bugaboo which I loved but had to part with to buy a double when eighteen months later my second son arrived. We ended up with a Phil and Ted Dash double which I liked at first but soon found faults one been the weight of the pram lifting it in and out of the car. My youngest son is now 3 years old and walks most places but from time to time we need a pushchair for him especially on the long school run. This time it had to be cheap (as I didn't see the point of paying a lot when he is getting a bit big for a pushchair) and fold quite small as I wanted to leave it at nursery.
The Tippitoes stroller wasn't my first choice but the price was right and it did just what I wanted. It isn't the strongest looking pushchair and has very few functions but it does the job for me. It is a basic stroller. As soon as the stroller arrived it had hit a positive for me it came already assembled something of a miracle these days! Along with the ready assembled pushchair came a set of brief instructions on using and care for the pushchair. I'm not one for instructions and to be honest it is a fairly simple pushchair so it doesn't take much to figure out what does what on it.
As the pushchair came pre assembled the first thing to do with it was put it up. Putting this pushchair up is as simple as the pushchair it basically just unfolds and push your foot down on the bar at the back of the pushchair and all is done! There is a black small clip on the side of the pushchair you can use to keep it in place when folded down so if you do use this you will need to unclip it before opening it up. To fold the pushchair down it is a little more difficult but after having a Bugaboo I found it very simple! It is in essence a push up and push down on two different levers at the same time. So I find the use of a foot on one and a hand on the other is enough. I have lent the pushchair out to friends since buying it and after giving them a quick demonstration they have found it very straightforward to use.
The Tippitoes stroller is suitable for babies from six months old. It comes with a five point harness, removable hood and rain cover. Now it does state itself it is suitable for age six months and up so it must have been tested for this age but me personally I would never had put my son in it at six months old. We have a dog and do a lot of walking and when we go shopping in town we spend a good few hours walking round I just don't feel my little one would be comfortable enough with near to none padding and limited reclining options. To recline the seat or put back up there is a clip and strap on the back you fasten and can loosen or pull tight dependent on the function you want it to do. I have used it for my nephew on the odd occasion I have looked after him and wasn't left a pushchair and he was under one. It was ok whilst he was awake but once he fell asleep I felt he didn't look comfortable enough and he never slept for long in it either. But then I am used to a pushchair with more functions and this stroller has never pretended to be more then the basic product it is that's why I bought it.
As I was going to use the stroller for my three year old son I was little concerned it wasn't going to be big enough for him, I took a risk buying this online hoping the measurements were correct! The height of the pushchair when open is 102cms which I found a decent height. It is plenty big enough for my three year old granted another year and he may be getting a little bit big for it but by then I am hoping he will cope with the school walk more easily. His feet fit nicely on the foot rest, obviously slightly bent but this seems comfortable for him. The Tippitoes Stroller is sold as an umbrella style folding stroller and that is what it does. It folds up into a long thin umbrella style. Once folded it measures 106cms in length by 30cms by 25cms. It easily fits in the boot of our Volvo V50 and when the dog is in the boot it nicely fits along the foot wells in the back of our car and my sister's new Vauxhall Astra hatchback. If the length of the product folded is a little bit of a problem the front wheels do easily unattach which will make it a good few centimetres shorter for you.
The look of the Tippitoes stroller is pretty much the same base as most cheap strollers on the market. Although this one does look like it has a bit wider seat then some others I have seen but this could just be a trick of the eye as I haven't measured any. It has a hood that comes over and I was quite impressed with how far it comes over as I know some of my friends have had ones that are rubbish. The hood slides up and down on the long handles meaning it can easily be altered depending on the size of the child you have in it. As like most strollers on the market it has two separate handles rather than just one handle bar across. As both my previous prams/pushchairs had the one I have found this a little difficult to get used too. I don't find it the easiest to push one handed whilst I hold my other son's hand. That said the actually handles are nice and chucky to hold onto and reasonably comfortable to hold. The stroller has a small netted basket underneath which is a decent size and as always home to the rain cover! You can find the Tippitoes Stroller in slightly different style and colours. To be honest they do have some rather wacky colours. I just opted for the basic style and basic colour charcoal though. Overall I feel the stroller looks ok but I didn't buy it for that I bought it for its practicality.
I have had the stroller for a good few months now and it is serving its purpose really well. It folds up well enough to stand up in the corner of the cloakroom at my son's nursery and they are happy to have it there for the time he is there. It works well and has good basic features. The brake is a foot brake and is easy enough to put on and off but tricky enough my oldest son can't quite do it! The five point harness is made up of adjustable straps which are simple enough to do which was handy when I have used it the couple of times for my nephew. Even the crotch strap adjusts on it. As I have mentioned it does come with a rain cover which is one of the reasons I opted for this against others. It isn't what I would call a full rain cover though it is just there to keep your child dry not the rest of the pushchair. It easily press studs onto the front of the hood and comes right down to the foot rest were at either side there is a bit of velcro you can wrap round either side bar to hold it in place. Enough said I am quite happy with this cheap and cheerful stroller it is serving its purpose which does me!
I purchased mine off Amazon for £35.99 and I'm very happy with the price I paid. I have since found out the Tippitoes stroller range can be bought from leading high street stores so keep your eyes open for it.
If I owned a monkey I would definitely let it sit on my shoulder during trips into town, but my own little monkey, Freddy, is just too heavy to sit on my shoulder, so he needs to use a stroller during those shopping trips. Our previous stroller, the Tesco Value, had served us well, but recently needed replacing after a year of service. Having had my belief that as far as strollers goes you don't need to spend a small fortune on designer names to get a decent product, I decided to look for some cheap wheels. This time round I decided that I'd like the stroller to have a lie back function as that had been the one thing I thought was missing from the Tesco Value Stroller. After spending a short while researching different strollers, I plumped for the Tippitoes Move Stroller in charcoal grey that I purchased from Amazon for the princely sum of £34.99 (including delivery).
Unlike many fancier (and more expensive) strollers the Move arrived fully assembled, only needing to be opened out to be ready to use. Opening the Move is as simple as shaking it out and then pushing the lock down with your foot, something that can easily be performed one handed while carrying a toddler in the other hand. Closing the Move is a little more difficult, there is a safety mechanism that must be engaged before pulling the stroller closed via a webbing handle. Although this is something that can technically be performed one-handed, it's not something I can normally manage while trying to hold onto a toddler's hand. Weighing in at 6kg (13.2lb) the Move is certainly not the lightest of strollers, but it is certainly still light enough for me to lift into car boots and folding down to just 108cm x 25cm x 14.5cm it is small enough to even fit in a hatchback. When folded it is also small enough to fit into a corner for storage and will stand almost upright leant against a wall with the brakes engaged.
Once fully opened the Move stands far taller than most bargain basement strollers, with a handle height of 101cm, it is perhaps a little tall for those of the short persuasion (like me), but perfect for medium and taller operators. Daddy far prefers the handle height to other strollers we've owned, while it's taken me a while to get used to it. As seems to be standard with strollers nowadays the front wheels can be set to either swivel or fixed, and as always I prefer swivel which gives good manoeuvrability. I have no trouble negotiating tight spaces or sharp curves and have no trouble lifting the Move up and down curbs or on and off public transport. Although in reality not the lightest of strollers, the Move does feel very light in operation, even when loaded with a heavy toddler it is no chore to push, and I barely break a sweat even when pushing uphill. Rather than being coated with foam, the two handles have a plastic coating and while it's good that these don't absorb sweat and discolour, they do become slippery on warmer days. The rear brakes are operates via a lever at the bottom rear of the Move, are easy to engage with one foot and hold the stroller surprisingly firmly, even the sudden movements of a bus don't cause them to disengage. There is a small shopping basket under the seat, it's just large enough to hold four pints of milk, but bags can also be placed over the handles.
Being charcoal grey the Move is definitely unisex in design and I do like that the fabric doesn't show up every speck of dirt. Although the material cannot be removed from the frame for washing it can be wiped with a cloth, dries quickly and doesn't absorb liquids. The seat and backrest are lightly padded, which provides an amount of comfort for the rider and the backrest can also be adjusted from upright though to approximately three quarter lie back. I particularly like the way this stroller lies back, firstly because it goes fully upright (which a previous stroller didn't) and secondly because I can fully adjust the level of lie back. On first appearance the back rest does seem a little on the short side, but this is an optical illusion caused by the height of the handles. Freddy is a tall two year old and his head is fully supported when laying back. The seat is of a good depth, not so deep that Freddy is lost in it, but not so shallow that his bum hangs off. The foot rest is also perfectly positioned for two year old Freddy to rest his feet while travelling or step on to get into the seat. For extra security the Move comes complete with a fully adjustable five point harness and additional D-rings. The harness is easily adjusted at all five points, meaning that it can be adjusted to fit a six month old or large toddler and everything in between. I particularly like that the crotch strap is adjustable, as this is something that is often neglected and yet makes the fit that much better.
Surprisingly for such a cheap stroller, the Move comes complete with a hood and rain cover. The hood clips into place and when opened is of a reasonable size and reasonably good at keeping the sun out of Freddy's eyes. One slight problem with the hood is that it doesn't fit as securely on the frame as I would like, it does tend to pop off if leant on a little too heavily. The rain cover can only be utilised while the hood is opened and fits onto the hood via a pair of poppers and then to the bottom of the stroller frame via Velcro strips. The rain cover actually does a pretty good job, far better than I expected. It manages to cover most of Freddy, with only the tip of his toes poking out and the hood holds it a good distance from his face. It certainly managed to keep Freddy dry in a shower today.
Although we've not had the Move for very long (about a month), so far I'm very happy with it. I was immediately impressed when I received it that I didn't need to perform any assembly before first use and that it came complete with hood and rain cover. Although it took me a few journeys to get used to the extra handle height, it's no comfortable to push, highly manoeuvrable, and appears very durable. I won't say that Freddy is particularly happy to be put in this stroller, (he's a toddler, he'd far prefer to be running around), but he does seem comfortable and secure once strapped in. He is certainly comfortable enough to sleep, when in lay back position and he seems happy enough when upright.
If you're looking for a cheap, reasonably light, fairly compact, lie back stroller for a baby or toddler over the age of 6 months, then the Tippitoes Move is a pretty good option that I have no hesitation in recommending. In fact I would go as far as giving it five stars out of five and should I need to replace it before Freddy is completely ready to give up his wheels then I will be replacing like for like.