Product Type: Tippitoes prams, pushchairs and strollers
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A cheap and cheerful stroller.
Tippitoes Move Stroller
Member Name: claireylulu
Tippitoes Move Stroller
Advantages: Cheap, easy to use, does it's job.
Disadvantages: Recommended for 6 months plus but I personally don't feel it is.
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.
Summary: A cheap and cheerful pushchair which I would recommend is suitable for children a year and above.
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