Written on: 19/06/2011 by Pickle08 (6 reviews written)
Starting at the top, with the carrycot, it is a good size and has lasted me for longer than any I've owned with my first child. My son is almost 5 months old now and still fits in it, which is good as the seat unit is from 6 months onwards.
The carrycot is a bit on the heavy side and I have some issues lifting it on & off the wheels and carrying it indoors but I manage and I'm not the strongest of people. It is however very sturdy and I get the feeling it would last for several more babies. I quite like the security of the high sides and how tough it seems.
Inside the mattress is a little on the hard side so I tend to cover it with a blanket for comfort but another thing I like is that baby can lay in there with no straps which must be more comfortable and it still safe because of the height of the sides.
The only other negative about the carrycot is that I find it hard to unclip from the wheels. I always get one side out and the other side stuck.
I've used the seat unit for my elder son and it seems very comfortable and well made. Again it's the quality which is really striking and it looks as though it is built to last.
On to the wheels and it is honestly the easiest push chair to push. I can easily push it one handed whilst trying to keep hold of a toddler with the other hand. It seems to give a good, smooth ride. It folds up and down very easily too once you have got the hang of it and the basket is the best I've seen. It's a really good size and easy to get into.
You can also buy clips to fit the maxi cosi car seat which is a very good idea if you do a lot of travelling by car. The car seat clips on and off very easily. The car seat can wobble a bit when clipped onto the wheels but I've had a good look and it's perfectly safe. The pram rocks about a bit too but it has a bar to stop that if you wish. Personally though I find it helps settle baby to sleep.
Over all it is expensive but worth the money. I think my Icandy cherry cost about £500 including the cot and car seat. I've bought prams for about £200 less but they've just not lasted. This is an investment but it can last for the next child too... if you plan on going there that is! It does have it's little niggles but nothing major and I don't think there is a pram out there that I'd rather have.