I am so excited about this little baby! It's the limited edition Maclaren Cath Kidston Stroller in red with white polka dots! Aaahhh! Love love love!!!
We initially bought a Phil & Teds Dash while I was pregnant. We've had a few issues with it (ok, they had to send us a whole new one because ours was from a batch where they all had faulty front wheels) but on the whole it's been a pretty good pushchair. But while we were planning our trip away, I read as much info I could on traveling with a one year old and everyone said that an umbrella pushchair was the way to go for size and convenience. We bought a very cheap one to take away and it was great. I really appreciated the compactness of it. We never would have been able to maneuver the Phils & Teds around all the malls and shops the way we did with the umbrella stroller.
There were a few draw backs to said umbrella stroller:
- It didn't recline backwards so when poor Maddy tried to nod off her head kept rolling forward and waking her up.
- The bottom strap of the five point harness was too far down the seat so she kept slipping down and slouching forward which made her look incredibly uncomfortable - although she never moaned about it.
- The handles weren't padded so your hands got sore after a while.
I have literally taken it out of the box, read the essentials on opening and closing it and now am waiting for Maddy to wake up from her afternoon sleep so we can test drive it. It looks SO comfy. It even comes with a fleecy lined foot muff to keep her snuggley.
I'll be sure to post some photos of Maddy in her new stroller and let you know how the test drive goes xxx