Written on: 08/03/2008 by JMS3 (2 reviews written)
It sounded like a great idea and a perfect solution to using my double pushchair to do the school run, just one street away!
It was impossible to keep even a remotely normal, upright position with your back and reach the pushchair handles, even with the seat at the closest setting to the pushchair. I kept banging my shins against the lower (step) part of the seat as I walked. I usually walk quite quickly, but to avoid bruising my shins on just a short walk, I had to either walk to the side of the pushchair or take very small, short, steps, which slowed me down significantly.
I only used the seat on one short journey which was the school run to the road parallel to where we live. It took me longer than usual to get there and just a few paces down the road, I could tell my upper back was really feeling the strain of bending forward so much to reach the pushchair handles. I must have looked rather odd to the passing traffic too as I was in such a bent over position! I didn't have time to go home and revert to my double pushchair (which I also have a problem with and which was my reason for buying this in the first place!!) so I persevered. It was clear that the seat was totally incompatible with my McLaren buggy, although my 2 year old daughter did think the ride was great fun! I returned it to Tescos, successfully, eventually, after quite a battle. Tescos were initially refusing to give me a refund as I was unable to completely disassemble it and put it back in its box. I had taken it apart as much as possible and put everything back in the box very neatly, but once you put the wheels on, they won't come off again which means you can't also remove the lower step. Also, once the "bracing" bar has been put on, it is very difficult, if not impossible to take off again. They only agreed to a refund once I started quoting the phrase "... not suitable for purpose...". I definitely would not recommend this to anyone unless you have adjustable handles and unless you can afford to pay out for something for which you may be unable to get a refund.