Written on: 04/12/2012
THIS BUGGY IS DANGEROUS! If you are considering buying this buggy to push around 2 children, this is not the buggy to buy, it would be a good design if the developers had understood physics and put wider wheels on the front, as it stands, the buggy becomes too heavy and the wheels block, get stuck on slight uneven surfaces, this causes the spokes of the wheels to crack and bend the wheels to breaking point. The reason I say this is a dangerous buggy: I have already had quite a few tumbles... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2011
I have only used this pram a handful of times but is really good, very easy to push and looks very stylish, easy to convert from lie down to sit up.
The basket at the bottom is really useful and fits lots in. easy to fold down and fits into any car. My Daughter loves sleeping in it when out as it is really comfatable.
at first i thought is was unsteady but it is the suspension and it does help baby to rock to sleep, you can also use the carry cot as a moses basket if your sleeping out... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2011
We bought this pram in 2009 from the M & P outlet shop & our daughter loves it. There is plenty of room for her when she lies flat. She is nearly 2 now & we have never had any problems with it. I've been able to fit a large amount of shopping in the basket, its a dream to push. It fits perfectly in our Peugeot 206. My friend recently had a baby & also bought the Skate pram, she also only has positive reports about it. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2010
my daughter is only ten weeks but so far i have not had a problem with it.
i did find the skate very expensive but i loved the sturdy looking frame and deep comfy looking cot. the 'rain cover' doesnt actually cover the whole of the pram, and being a shower proof pram is not really enough when it rains as much as it does where i live! you can fit lots of things in the 'basket', plenty of room there.
i do find it a little wobbly though, the carry cot doesnt seem stable on the frame, and i... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2010 by 4blue1pink (1 review written)
I bought my Mamas & Papas Skate second hand and not long after, I had a problem reclining it. It just wouldn't recline, then I realised the pins in the seat unit kept coming out of the seat unit and sticking in the frame.
I rang Mamas & Papas, I have read they are unhelpful but I don't think so, a few months ago, they sent me replacement parts for a cot I've had 10 years!!
Anyway they sent new pins for the pushchair.
After a mission trying to work out how to get the old ones out (had to... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2010
This a awful buggy, one that im now having alot of problems replacing, first off the sticky brake!! very inconvenient as it seems to do it even though it could of just been working, now it seems the pin that is on the crib part that clicks into the frame has got stuck in the frame so i cant even connect the car seat, as i do not drive walking is my only means of travel..... im very disappointed with the skate (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2010
I love the Skate especially in pram mode. My daughter has always been very comfortable in it from birth to now(20 months old). Pros: no need for separate carrycot, front or rear facing, good suspension, stylish. Cons: Only compatible with mamas and papas car seat which I hated as they are so heavy, no viewing panel in hood and no parasol to fit only a big screen which I didn't want. I personally prefer the baby to lie flat so only used the car seat on it twice when literally popping in... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2010 by Zazz (1 review written)
I thought I would write a review on the Skate due to the negative comments it seems to be getting. I didn't read any review before I bought my Skate but have found that since looking for a pushchair I have relied on them.
Lovely to push, smooth ride, I have the original model so have air filled wheels at the back which made it a comfy ride for baby.
Basket at the bottom, you can fit a lot of things underneath the pram and you can leave them on when you fold the pram down if you do... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2010
My Daughter and Son-in-law purchased the Mama and Papas Skate Pram for their Baby earlier this year (2010) I had taken my Grandson out in it several times previously. I did not like the way it felt when pushed. It felt insecure and wobbly. I also found it almost impossible to lift up and down kerbs, its heavy and difficult to manouvre. However worse was to come, I was pushing the poor little lad down a ramp to cross the road, when the whole pram overbalanced. The reason for this was a, the... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2010
I bought the Skate last June, and had nightmare after nightmare with this pram. When we opened it all up to put it together we noticed all the hood was frayed around the edges took weeks to get another replacement. Then about a month into using the pram the lie down mechanism started to stick and then just fall backwards when it was in lie down position. To top it all off when my son was about 6 months old the handlebar come completely off the pram whilst I was crossing the road! making him... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2010
the newer ones may not have this problem but i have the skate in grape colour which is now a disconitnued fabric. i was off to a good start with it, easy to manouvre, cosy for my newborn, i can even fit my big for his age 2 year old in the seat unit so i thought i was definately going to get my moneys worth.
now i have a double which i use most of the time so pram has only really been used to sleep baby in in the day. problems that have arisen, frame is coming apart at join, front left... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2010
DO NOT BUY THIS PUSHCHAIR!
Mamas and Papas skate
I bought the skate for my daughter on the advice of the people in the Mamas and papas shop and thought it was great until m y daughter grew out of it aged 7months.
The head space for the baby is minimal meaning that once the child reaches about 7 months they can no longer sit comfortably in the chair. My daughters head sits at a strange angle so she is not able to sleep comfortably in the buggy.
For the amount of money it costs to buy this... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2009
We have been highly disapppointed with the Skate pushchair. It looks the part, very stylish and trendy, but thats where its good points stop.
In brief, we have found the following;
Your babies bottom sits on the straps when you place them in and handling a baby whilst trying to untangle and fasten straps at the same time is very difficult
The pushchair has almost tipped over a few times whilst crossing road kerbs etc
The raincover is very difficult to zip on and does not go over the... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2009
The Mamas & Papas Skate is lovely to push and very easy to manoveur around shops. It is also very cosy in Winter and the various recline positions and rearward or forward facing options are brilliant. However, the brake has a tendency to stick on ours but a good dose of WD40 has fixed that. It is also unbelievably frustrating that no parasols fit this pushchair, not even the universal ones you can buy as the frame is so thick. As my daughter has very fair colouring, a parasol is essential... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by judithhitchens (4 reviews written)
The Mamas & Papas Skate is a good, versatile pram
large shopping basket for carrying changing bag plus anything else you might need.
Converts to pushchair from carry cot without separate component.
Faces both forward & backwards
Useful cup holder (read more)