“ Brand: OBaby / Seat Number: Single Seats / Type: Footmuff „
Recently on a trip back from the park the stroller I'd been using on and off for almost 2 years gave up on me! Something snapped and although I could push it without my son Tyler in it when he got in it was impossible. Luckily I had a friend with me so she could push it and I could carry Tyler or it would of just had to have been dumped in the street! I'd gone through a couple of puschairs but always ended up selling them on, preferring my stroller. Luckily when my mother in law heard she came to the rescue and gave me hers (she's a pram-o-holic so it gave her an excuse to buy another one!). I wasn't too enthusiastic, I liked my stroller, I'd got used to it but this one didn't dissapoint.
Visually it looks nice. Mine is a red and black colour (although you can get other colours) with a lightweight frame. It's not as wide as some puschairs are so easy enough to manovere around the shops. The handles are also a great height, I'm 5'10 and my mother in law is 5'6 and the handles are a suitable height for both of us. The handles are foam and very comfortable to handle.
It folds down very easily once you know how- there are plenty of instructional videos on youtube if your unsure- I'm somebody who prefers to be shown so this was handy for me as I'd completly forgotten when it was time to use it!
It has a small basket at the bottom but I wouldnt advise putting much in it- I just use it to store the raincover,a changing bag is better put onto the handles.
The puschair goes from birth to 3 years and has adjustable strapes. It can also lay back into lying position although I haven't had to adjust it as my little one is now over 2 years he doesn't often fall asleep in the puschair.
One downside for me would be the hood. As far as I'm concerned the point of the hood on the puschair would be to shelter your child from the sun. This puschairs hood fails to do this, as far down as it'll go and Tyler still has sun in his eyes! I have since bought an extended sun shade to add onto the hood but would of preffered if the original hood went just a tiny bit lower!
The puschair comes with a raincover which is simple to put on and remove and covers the entire puschair. It also comes with a foot muff, I havent had to use mine yet as we had a strange occurence- summer was actually hot! I'm sure we'll be using it soon but its very easy to attach and just zips on.
The brakes are easily put on and off with one foot and are definitly secure.
It is very compact folded down which is ideal if you have a small car you are planning to keep it in. We keep ours in the hallway but it takes up very little room!
It's also quite a light puschair, I live in a basement flat so face a set of stairs to take the puschair up and down but this is very easy whether I've folded it or not as its so light. The only downside of this is if you, like me, don't have a car and plan to hang your shopping bags on it! With a two stone toddler inside theres no problem but if you have a smaller baby you may face the risk of it tipping.
So far I've had no problems and apart from the hood lacking in length (which can be fixed by getting a sun shade) I cannot fault it.
If you're interested in one you can purchase them in many places online- most places seem to be selling them at 79.99 new.
We look after my niece some evenings and a couple of Saturdays every month, so we wanted a decent pushchair to take her for walks etc which would save her parents having to remember to put theirs in the car when they brought her up here. We wanted one with a raincover and a footmuff (it can get rather chilly in these hills of Mid Wales), and maybe a parasol too. However, we didn't want to be spending too much.
We were looking at the £50 - £65 price range and most of the pushchairs in that price range came with a raincover, but not a footmuff. My friend has an Obaby Atlas and said she would recommend that or something like it, so I kept looking. The Obaby Atlas pushchairs seemed to have a RRP of £74.99, but Kiddicare.com were selling them for around the £65 mark. However, they didn't have a footmuff with them and buying one separately would mean forking out at least £20 more.
I then decided to take a look at Mothercare.com, though I wasn't very optimistic as I've found them to be a bit more pricey. That was until I came across the OBaby Atlas Sport Stroller with Footmuff for just £65! It was a "website exclusive", but it had everything we were after in a pushchair. On the off-chance, I popped into our nearest Mothercare store in Shrewsbury and low & behold there was the pushchair with the footmuff for the exact same offer (so much for it being a "website exclusive"). A store assistant offered to give us a demonstration of the pushchair and that demonstration confirmed that this was the pushchair for us, so we paid the £65 and took it home (along with a parasol for an extra tenner or so).
The pushchair is exactly the same as the other OBaby Atlas Sport Strollers, the only exception is that it comes with a footmuff (and raincover, but that comes as standard on the OBaby pushchairs). The footmuff is lined and matches the black & red pushchair, it is also easy to fit and remove. The top half of the footmuff can be totally removed by unzipping it, leaving a nice, soft liner for the baby/toddler to sit on and to keep the pushchair seat clean. The footmuff itself can be wiped clean, so no need to worry if the baby/toddler drops something on it. It's also nice and cosy and keeps my niece snug while out on a cold day. The raincover is easy to attach and remove and covers the whole pushchair.
The OBaby Atlas Sport Stroller itself looks good (this particular one that comes with the footmuff is black with red trim, but you can buy the same buggy on its own in different colours). The pushchair is lightweight, but sturdy and easy to fold. I also find that it's easy to maneuver, especially compared to the pushchair travel system my brother & his wife have. This pushchair is suitable from birth, right up to the age of around 3 years old. Some OBaby pushchairs come with head huggers to support a young baby's head, this one doesn't, but they can be bought separately.
Another thing that was important to us when we were looking at buying a pushchair was the ability to move the seat to a lying position... The OBaby Atlas Sport Stroller has a multi position seat which can easily be positioned from anywhere between pretty much upright to lay down flat and this can easily be done even while the baby/toddler is in the seat (and without disturbing them). This is done using 2 clips at the back. The seat seems comfortable - I obviously haven't tried it myself, but my 7 month old niece has never complained about it and will easily drop off to sleep while out in this pushchair. The seat also has a footrest which can be adjusted - raised or lowered depending on whichever suits the baby/toddler. The harness is a 5 point harness and is easy to do up. It isn't padded, but again we haven't had any complaints from my niece when we secure her in the pushchair. The harness is adjustable in a couple of different ways and so grows with the baby/toddler. Just like the footmuff, the pushchair fabric can be wiped clean in case of any accidental spills.
The pushchair's hood doesn't come quite as forward as I would like it to, but it does provide adequate protection for my niece. It is detachable, but we prefer to keep it on as it can easily be pulled back anyway. The pushchair has a fair sized shopping basket beneath the seat, but I wouldn't want to put anything too heavy in it (however it's useful for keeping the raincover in). Also, it isn't easy to access the shopping basket when the seat is lay back.
The foam handles are comfortable and don't leave black marks on your hands (which I have found to happen when pushing friend's pushchairs). They are positioned at just the right height for me (at 5ft 6 inches). The handle height is 104cm. They aren't adjustable, but I still think they are fine for a taller person or even somebody a bit shorter than me.
The wheels cope fine with our rough country roads around here. The front wheels swivel, but are lockable should you need to do that (we lock the wheels when the pushchair is folded so it doesn't fall over). The back wheels have a double-lock system which is easily done with one foot.
The pushchair is easy to fold/unfold and has a clip on the side to hold it folded. There is also a convenient carry handle on the side of the pushchair, should you need to carry it anywhere. When folded, the pushchair is reasonably compact and will fit in most car boots, including my little Ka. It was also easy to unpack when we got it home and all we needed to do was put the hood on and put the front wheels on it (which simply slotted on), as well as put the footmuff on as it was rather cold outside!
Overall, I think this was a great buy for £65 (though the Mothercare website is currently listing it as £95 and out of stock, but you may still find it in store or maybe elsewhere). OBaby is a good pushchair brand and accessories are available if needed. As mentioned before, we bought a parasol to attach to the pushchair for sunny days, it simply clips onto the side of the buggy and this has been put to good use already. After several months of use in cold, wet weather as well as on sunny days, I can highly recommend the OBaby Atlas Sport Stroller with Footmuff.