Friday, 11 July 2014

Our Supa Dupa Stroller

When I was pregnant with E and looking for a pushchair, I didn’t have a clue what I was looking for. All I knew was that I wanted a three wheeler. My sister in law was also pregnant and as my mother in law was buying our pushchairs for us, I was very much guided by them and in the end, we chose an iCandy Apple Jogger. We liked the design, the brand and as it was an ex-demo*, we were happy with the price. We also liked the idea that it could be converted to a double when the time came for baby number 2. 

(*the iCandy was an ex-demo as a newer model was out. I’ve since been informed that the new models are much lighter and easier to manoeuvre).
What we didn’t realise however, was just how bulky and heavy it would be with the two of them in it. As part of the conversion we had to change it from a three wheeler to four wheels which meant I found it really hard to manoeuvre. It also took time to set up and take apart when I needed to use it (living in the countryside, we have to drive to get anywhere which means the pushchair is always kept in the car).

So, as much as I loved the iCandy, it wasn't practical and I set out looking for a new pushchair that was suitable for both of them and came across the Cosatto Supa Dupa and it ticked all the boxes so far as I was concerned. D wasn’t convinced until we went to look at it in our local Kiddicare (I say local – Peterborough!). The staff were brilliant and went through all the features and needless to say, we convinced D! So, because we’ve been so pleased with the Supa Dupa, I thought I’d share it with you.



The Features:

(This list has been copied, with permission, directly from the Cosatto website, so that I didn't miss anything - thanks guys!)
  • Suitable from birth
  • Lightweight aluminium chassis with carry handle
  • Compact umbrella fold with auto lock
  • Fits through a standard doorway
  • Adjustable handle height plus third handle for ease of use
  • Integral hood sunshade protection
  • Cup holder which can be used on either side of the frame
  • Includes soft insulated bottle carriers
  • Multimedia gadget pocket with speaker in the hood
  • One hand recline with 4 recline positions that work independently
  • Easy umbrella fold with auto lock
  • Adjustable calf supports
  • Spacious storage basket
  • Fully removable seat unit for easy cleaning
  • Lockable front swivel wheels
  • Free-standing feature when folded
  • Cosy toes with kangaroo pouch and reversible zip-off fleece liner
  • Raincover
  • FREE 4 year guarantee

Thoughts:
  • Its SO easy and quick to put up and down. This was the thing that worried me the most about getting a new pushchair – when we got the iCandy, I didn’t leave the house alone for the first few weeks as I couldn’t put it down. The only time I attempted to go out with it, I came home with the frame still up and wedged in the car boot (luckily we had a big car at the time). Enough said.
  • I really, really love the colour and design – kids stuff should be bright and fun! Every time I use it, I have people say they love the pushchair or we see/hear people pointing at it and commenting, saying how nice it is (not that I need other people's approval, just sharing!).
  • The price is excellent considering all of the accessories are included. We paid £288 at Kiddiecare. Other brands we were looking at were the same price just for the stroller, with footmuffs and other accessories having to be purchased separately.
  • Whilst we haven't used it yet, I like the multimedia features and suspect they will come in handy at some point. 
  • There are 2 shopping baskets underneath. HURRAY, somewhere to put my shopping! This was something we struggled with previously as the basket wasn’t easily accessible. We can also hook bags over the handles, which is always useful.
  • Often if I go out shopping, I come home thirsty as I’ve not taken a drink. The bottle holders on the side mean I have room to easily carry one.
  • Its very easy to steer, even when loaded up with shopping underneath and both the girls. It also goes through doorways easily – something I really struggled with before.
  • D thought that we might kick the back wheels when pushing it as the handles are shorter but this hasn’t been a problem.
  • It is suitable from newborn. We started using it when T was approximately 7-8 weeks old. The straps are fully adjustable and keep her nice and snug.
  • I really like the hoods which can be unzipped so that they properly block out the sun rather than partially. I’ve found these particularly useful in protecting T from the wind.
  • I like the 'windows' at the back. If either of the girls are asleep and are laying at an angle (or completely flat) I can glance down to check them easily. This leads me on to the positioning - either side can be adjusted independently to the other, meaning T can be asleep and laying flat whilst E is awake and sat upright.
Dislike:
In all honesty, there’s not a lot I dislike about the stroller but…
  • The raincover could do with being just a little longer at the front. E’s legs and feet hang out at the front and she is quite short. This could, perhaps be to do with how the calf supports are adjusted, but we keep them quite high as otherwise E hooks the back of her shoes on to the footrest to pull them off.
  • The chest pads can slip down a bit if the straps aren't quite tight enough.
  • The bottle/cup holders can sometimes catch on doorways but I think this is more of a problem if you go through at a slight angle.   


So, as you can see, we're really pleased with our choice! I was already a big fan of Cosatto having their 3Sixti highchair so its safe to say that if you're looking for a double pushchair, I'd definitely recommend it. Both E and T are happy to get in it and have fallen asleep in it so I think we can assume that they both find it comfortable!


Just to be clear - this is not a sponsored post. It is a review about a product that I have used, LOVED and wanted to share with you. Cosatto have kindly allowed me to use some product information and images to share with you. You can find out more about this product on their website.
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8 comments

  1. Its very colourful. I love it and know kids will love it too. #britsmum revew

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  2. It's a bit too bright for me if I am honest, but I love all the practical features and how easy it is to use. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  3. I love Cosatto designs. They make them so different from others but don't forget to keep the practicality points too!

    Great review! #TriedTested

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  4. Love this pushchair, so colourful and bright! x

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  5. I do love a nice bright pushchair (our is lime green!) and this print is great! Love Cosatto prints though #TriedTested

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    1. And me - I can't help but think that kids stuff should be fun, bright and cheerful!

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  6. Hi, I have just brought this in a single. I was wanting a raincover bag like the yo! Comes with, what sort of size bottle does the bottle bag hold? Wondering if I could get away with ordering a bottle bag instead :) (yo doesn't come in this colour) Thanks

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    1. Hello - I've used the Dr. Brown bottles and Nuby and they both fit in easily. It will also carry a 750ml mineral water bottle. Hope this helps :)

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