Written on: 18/09/2012 by Meila_16
I bought this pram 3 and a half years ago! I'm using now for my third child. I have three kids under 4 so there are times that three of them r on the pram!!! Youngest in his car seat , two daughters stepping on the side of the basket n holding the handle:) lovely pram! Looks good. (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2012
I've had this pushchair for quite some time now and I have loved it apart frm the from left wheel locking from time to time and the rain cover ripped very easily. Having said that, recently the front left wheel fell off in the middle of the road and I had to finish my journey with three wheels, I managed to fix it and a few weeks later it happened again whilst I was getting on the bus, I fixed it again and it fell off while shopping, I fixed it once again and it fell off after walking no... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2012
3 years ago me and my husband were shopping for a pram, looking at the different makes. Test driving some and even getting some feed back from some parents about ther buggies...So we had an idea of wat we wanted....Went to Dublin did some shopping for some buggies, went to mamas an papas....Liked some of the buggies....I was more going for the look then the function of it...That was more my husband, looking into the joints , material , etc . I fell in love with this brand in particular... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2011
I chose this pram (1st time mum)as i liked the design, & it was very smooth to monuver. I also purchased the car seat from Mamas&papas, which fits onto the frame, which comes in very handy when you have a sleeping newborn! At first i was very pleased with this pram. However, the frame really lets this pram down :( as one day (during the first few times of using the pram!) the frame collapsed as i went down a curb (with my newborn in it!!!) thankfully the road was clear and my baby was unhurt... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2011 by njbown
We have had this pram for a while now and it has been quite good. We used it from birth and, although the front wheel rotation lock levers do wander so one wheel locks at bad times and the back wheels have to be checked from time to time so they don't loosen, its quite a good pram. The real shocker for us was when we converted it to a push chair. A couple of weeks after we started using the pushchair seat, the harness clip snapped rendering the pushchair unusable. We called Mamas & Papas... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2011 by rugrat1980
Brought this for my 2nd child. I did get it from the factory outlet in stoke for £299 instead of £500... Bargain I thought! Plus side it is very easy to push and is very comfy for my son as a new born and now when he is 2. It is good on various terain also. The covers are easily removed and washed. On the negative side the lovely red, (I got the hot and bothered Herbie) cover and especially the hood has faded so badly it looks really awful. A year ago was crossing the road and it folded in... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2011 by staciebaby138 (1 review written)
i bought my herbie from a baby barging sale i have had it for 2 days now and yesterday i tested it out and thats when it folded on its own i thought it was because i didn't put it up right when i did fold it but i was out walking to day and went down a kerb and it collapsed on my again. the both times my son was in it (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2011 by Paradoxia (2 reviews written)
We bought this one for our son when he was first born and used it as a pram then converted it to the buggy set up. Whilst I give it 10 out of 10 for comfort (for the child), storage space and ease to fold, we have been dogged with problems from within 9 months. The issues have always related to the front wheels, either falling off or jamming. It was sent back to Mamas and Papas twice, but neither sorted the problem. The left wheel suffers with permanent 'shopping trolley' wobble and it is... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2011 by Shezza1709 (1 review written)
Mamas & Papas Herbie raincover is not fit for purpose. It ripped after about 5 uses but the company's view was that it was 'not a manufacturing fault' - how can this be? It ripped along the stitched edge and had not been subject to any rough handling. Dont buy this product - very poor! (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2011
Mine lost a wheel within 4 weeks of use, fabric began to fade within 6 weeks and finally it was only 5 months old whe is collapsed folding over with my son in side!!! also when i appraoched mamaps and papas about faults they would do nothing as it was over 6 months old at that stage ( i bought it 2 months before birth of my son ... in my opinion the biggest waste of £500 ever (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2011
I bought this from a friend who used it for her 2 children previously so its 3 years old and i love it! it is a tad bulky when in shops and the car but thats the only complaint i have. It is easy to steerand my son seems to find it very comftorable actually he sleps better in this than his bed!! (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2011
I have been using my herbie ziko for a year and a half now. I used it from birth and find the pram great i have bang it and crashed it enough times and never had it collapse on me. can steer it with one hand, light, big shopping basket my son allways seems comftable in it. Only faults are it's quit wide which is a problem in shops with norrow isle and to fit it in my boot you have to removed wheels but i find it very easy and quick to take apart and put back up. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2010
Absolutley terrible push chair. DO NOY BUY!!!!
The wheels have fallen off our pram twice now, front wheels lock and you literally have to drag the pram about. Now mamas and papas tell me we have to pay to get it fixed when it is 13 months old and cost the best part of £500. Terrible product and terrible service. Wish I had read these reviews before we bought. (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2010
I bought this pushchair over a year ago - from the factory outlet store in Huddersfield. I've found it to be really bulky, hard to steer, hard to use in shops, annoying to get in and out of car boot - as our car isn't that big. A few weeks ago, my husband was pushing my son and went down a curb - the pushchair collapsed beneath him & is now completely broken. I phoned the factory outlet store and they have been very helpful. I spoke to a lady called Janine, who has arranged a pickup from... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2010
I think this pushchair is great and my LO loves it. Pram was warm and cosy in the winter. And now in pushchair mode, my LO loves being out and about. We've taken it everywhere - on the beach, on bumpy paths, through mud, and its always worked really well. Like the fact that its different and not many people have it. (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2010
I wish I wud of read these reviews before purchasing the herbie. Mine lasted just short of 5 weeks! After 3 days the o/h was out pushing our son wen the front wheeled locked goin down a curb, pushchair including baby tip over with o/h landing on top... I thought he was been dramatic, he wasn't! Then the frame started wobbling an was v. Unstable and then the classic pushing along an the frame collapsed with baby inside an continued to do this everytime the handles were touched. I always... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2010
I've had this push chair for about six months now and had no problems, i live in a small village in Spain in the middle of the mountains with no car and this push chair has been a wonder.
Touch wood i won't have any of the problems mentioned here, but i think it's brilliant, i've left it out in the strong Spanish sunshine and the colour has only slightly faded (i have the herbie hot and bothered) the only problem i've had is with the front wheels locking slightly, but all you have to do is... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2010 by cowesboy (2 reviews written)
Basically Mamas and Papas believe they are above the sales of goods acts (they try to deny this saying that the product they return to you is mended to a BS standard. But do not give any indication what caused the fault, on asking for the broken parts back I was told this would not be possible, this again breaks the trading standards laws), I was horrified to read the review of the ladies pushchair who had collapsed beneath her with a child in it, did she make this up? No because the front... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2010
thank god I read these reviews. I nearly bought one of these prams. My daughter is far too precious to me to buy this. In fact I wouldnt even use it if it was gold plated and free. Thanks to everyone who took the time to review this system. (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010 by sshippers (1 review written)
A terrible pushchair with poor design and even worse customer service.
Having been pushed into buying the pushchair by Mamas and Papas staff over the Luna I'm devastated that we did not research it first.
The pushchair collapsed whilst crossing the road. Luckily my little boy was 13 months old and strapped into the seat unit-had he been in the carrycot I think a more serious injury would have been caused.
The Customer service is abysmal, with the Head Office and store debating who is in... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2010
I have also had nearly every problem listed on this page, the colour faded (we got the materials replaced but these have begun to fade as well), the rain cover ripped and is not fit for purpose and the front wheels keep locking. Today, as i crossed and today i caught the front wheel on the kerb and it snapped off, the pram is going to the tip tommorrow.
All in all a complete waste of money, we emailed mamas and papas about the earlier problems but as we are just out of guarantee they are not... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2010
i bought the herbie ziko pram/pushchair and mechanically its been fine, i was worried after reading these reviews after i bought it but ive had no major problems at all like some people seem to have had. The only thing i wasnt happy ith is that the black covers faded very quickly and i had to buy some new covers, i chose the red 'hot and bothered' range, which i paid £100 off ebay (there was only one set on ebay and if i hadnt bought them then it would have cost me almost £200 from Mamas &... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2010
LOVE LOVE LOVE my Herbie pram :) best pram i have ever had :) i have had no problems with this pram AT ALL!! Built in store for me and has never gone back (apart from when im shoppingt there). i do alot of walking and bus journeys as i don't have a car, so its folded up for bus, over lumps and bumps (live rural walk to town) daily. NEVER had a problem.
the only reason i write is beacuse a friend of mine said she was going to buy this pram and read reviews before hand which put her off, she... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2010
The worst pram I have ever bought ,I also had problems from day 1 ,the poppers by the bumper bar do not stay done ,the buggy has folded down on its own luckily my daughter wasnt in it at the time ,I have had the pram less than 2 months and already the colour has faded ,the wheel has come off and seem to have a mind of their own .
Mamas and Papas refuse to take the pram back and either replace or refund so Im left with a pram I wont use for safety reasons ,the Customer services is abismal and... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2010 by tina1984 (1 review written)
i recently bought a skate pushchair from mamas and papas in speke. it was an absolutley gorgeous pram and the way the sale staff had dressed it up in the shop with teddys and blankets made it even more appealing. this is what made me buy it. in the past 2 weeks the frame has bent and the harness is that unsafe that my 6 month old daughter has hurt herself on numerous occassions. this pram says from birth??? surely the harness should be secure to the seat?? when i bought my pram i bought it... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2010
STAY AWAY FROMO THIS COMPANY, THEY USE CHEAP MATERIALS AND YOUR ITEM WILL BREAK WITHIN 6 MONTHS. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2010
I hope I had never put my eyes on such a beutiful and expensive piece of rubbish.
Problems started almost from day one as front right wheel kept blocking. After six months of use, the chassis decided to fold up, colapsing with our baby on it.
In my opinion, it is unsafe for the baby and should be put off the market as soon as possible. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2010
I bought the Herbie Ziko when it was on sale without looking at the reviews beforehand. It is a beautiful pram and my baby was very comfortable in it but unfortunately it did fold itself down with my 5 month old in it.
I returned it to Mamas & Papas where the staff were excellent and very apologetic. They exchanged it for a different model of pram within minutes. (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2010
absolutly awfull, i have the herbie, night night. been a problem from day one from minor issue to serious one.
doesnt stay black it fades to a red purply colour
wheels lock so u cant steer u are just dragging it
and also with the inspection report in front of me after receievin my pushchair... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2010
There are quite a few mentions of front wheels having a mind of their own on here - couldn't agree more - it was okay for about a year, then suddenly turned into the world's most annoying shopping trolley. I have persevered because I just can't bear to spend yet more money on a buggy, when this cost the best part of £500, but I am about to give in and chuck it in the loft to gather dust.
Raincover also keeps ripping and I was told it would cost £40 to replace, spokes come out of hood... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2010
We got the herbie in Dec 09 in the sale and its been a sound buy. Yes the basket isnt v accessible when using the pram option and the bag doesnt attach easy to the pram - but we just bought the luna one and its fine. I think there is a lot of negative reviews on the herbie here and it really worried me, but its been value for money and my wee one loves it, so we are very pleased with our buy. Speak as you find, dont be put off with the reviews here. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010
I have had no problems with this pushchair. I used it with my first child until he was 22 months and am now using it for my second child. It is a bulky pushchair but I have always found it easy to push and manouver. It is gorgeous and has the added bonus of being quite uncommon. I have had no problems with it collapsing as mentioned in previous reviews. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2010 by m8nt2be (1 review written)
omg wish i had read reviews before i bought this pram, it took me ages for my partner to let me have this pram cos i fell in love with it,And now he was right we should have kept our old one. From the fist day we used it it was rubbish when carry cot is on you cant get to basket, changing bag does not fit anywhere but i still liked the look of pram so put up with it but then on holiday going across a busy road it folded its self up with my baby inside now i am left with no safe pram. Thanks... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2010
I previously wrote a review on the ziko on the 6th April 2009. After constant problems from the moment we got the buggy home the last straw was when the pram collapsed on a busy road. I took the pram back to Mamas and Papas and was hurried away by the manager and told that the problem would be fixed. I refused a repair and demanded a full refund or a swap for something different. I was assured that this would take place. After a phone call from customer services a couple of weeks later... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2010
omg mammas & pappas wat a let down a compleeeeeete and utter nightmare frm day one !!!!!! long list of problems im sure this model will be out of next seasons cataloge (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2010 by verano (1 review written)
Loved the Herbie Ziko by Mams & Papas when we first bought it... it looked good, was v easy to steer, easy to fold.
Then when my daughter was 5 months old the front wheel broke - my partner took the wheel off and found that the inside fixings had shattered (they were only made of plastic). M&P repaired the wheel. Since then it has been sent back to M&P again - due to front wheels constantly locking - making it impossible to steer; constantly having to stop and unlock the wheels; a real... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2010
We bought our herbie a few moths before our baby girl arived.thought it was amazing when we were putting it together in the sitting room.however since usiong it for 10 weeks since her birth i am very unimpressed and have completely changed my mind.the carry cot comes away from the frame every time i take it off to put it in the boot,and sometime just from bump on road or sidewalk,the seat is very uncomfortable for her,the front left wheel has a mind of its own dispite trying to fix it a... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2010
Have had this pram for 16 months and thought it was great, however it has just collapsed on me with my baby inside. Could have been very dangerous. Onto M&P to get it fixed but have lost faith in this now. Would not reccomend as looks like this is a common problem. I wish i'd read these reviews before I purchased. This cost me £500 so was not the cheapest option, but it turned out to be the most dangerous. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2010 by celestehunte (1 review written)
This pram is a deaf threat.The frame collapsed when i was crossing the road with my 18 month old son in it.The whole pram tipped over , luckily he escaped with minor bruising.Most recently the back wheel decided it wont click in anymore, ive had smaller issues aswell such as replacing the raincover, replacing the basket, replacing the front wheel.mamas and papas fail to realise the seriousness of these issues.As i have had my pram for two years , this seems to be used as an excuse for theses... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2010
This has been brilliant. Parent facing which seemed to be essential to my son. Fits in the back of my punto with the wheels popped off - very easy to do. Easy to bump up stairs to my flat. Light weight frame. Looks nice - lots of peope admire it. Sturdy on all terrain. Haven't had any problems at all. We bought it from M&P ex-display and it came with all the accessories which was ideal. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2010
We bought this a few months before our baby's birth, its been problematic ever since. The front wheels have had a mind of their own, its been back and forth to M&P twice, each time we have been without a pram for over a week. One wheel still isn't right and dances around all the time, but the warranty is out and they won't touch it. The raincover has disintergrated too. When working, it is a smooth ride. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2010
Herbie - Ziko
I think this pram is very attractive to look at, but it has many faults.
We had problems with material fading, raincovers had to be replaced numerous times, basket came away from chassis. We had a lot of help initially from m&p but after the same problems reoccured, they didn't want to know and suggested that we were the cause of the problems, which I found very insulting. I think this pram was totally over priced. Never again!!!! (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2010
THIS IS THE WORST THING EVER!
THERES NOTHING GOOD ABOUT THE PRAM.
I PURCHESED THIS A FEW MONTHS BACK WHEN EXPECTING MY FIRST I ALWAYS GOT TOLD M+PAPAS WERE THE BEST AND I FELL IN THE LOVE WITH THE PRAM. IT WAS A NIGHTMARE FROM THE START WITH THEM SAYING THEY HAD CHARGED ME WRONG PRICE AND WANTED SOME MORE MONEY FROM ME!
MY DAUGHTER ONLY A FEW WEEKS OLD WHEELS LOCKED! COULDNT MOVE THE PRAM SO SENT BACK TO M+PS. GOT IT BACK THEY WERE STILL LOCKED AND HADNT DONE ANYTHING. SO HAD TO RESEND! WHEN... (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2010
Bought for my daughter when she born, a waste of money.
Took too long to change from carrycot to buggy.
Nowhere to put bag.
Carrycot to low to get anything in basket
Wheels had a mind of their own.
Written on: 02/02/2010
I bought this pram when it was on sale in mamas and papas. I really like using it. It is simple to fold away and put in the car as it is so easy to fold down, i can get both parts in my Citroen C3 boot too. i can put the carrycot on the chassis by myself without any problems, but then again i am tall. I was scared by other reviews of it collapsing which i read after i bought it, but i can honestly say for the 4 months using it, it has been a dream, apart from the rain cover zip coming... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2010
Fantastic pram, lightweight and fits easily into my pug 206 with back wheels removed. (this takes about 10 seconds!!) i paid £500 for mine when they first came out and still think it was worth evry penny. I would say it is a very attractive pram and I always get people admiring it when i am out and about. shopping basket is plenty big enough for even the most dedicated shopper. very easy to push and manouvre, i have only had one problem in 14 months and that was due to grit in the wheels... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2010
Have had the Nicey for over 3 months now and also bought it in the sale for £275. ok its pretty heavy and the car seat weighs a ton but we knew this before we bought it and havent had any problems with it at all. We have the sleep pro car seat which is great if your just nipping out and dont want to take the carry cot too. Just to add to those complaining about the bag not fitting over the handle bar - this is for safety. Too often heavy bags are hung over the handle which when let go of... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2010
this pram was so difficult to close also the umberella did not fit but when the wheels started to deflate and the pump did not work that was the last straw totally unsuitable for a mother travelling alone as you need two people to fit the car seat into the frame ...totally disappointed. (read more)
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