Wednesday 24 January 2018

The iCandy Strawberry Travel System

Choosing a pushchair when you have a baby is one of the biggest and most expensive decisions you'll make. There is so much to think about and it can be incredibly confusing. We didn't realise just how hard it could be. We had to think about storage, ease of movement and we wanted something that would last way past the carrycot stage. When we first found out I was pregnant, people watching turned to pushchair watching and one brand kept coming up for us, iCandy

After going back and forth to different websites, top ten pushchair charts and friends recommendations we knew that iCandy were the brand for us. We love their vision, the collections and how well each design fitted our style. We didn't want anything over the top or colourful, we wanted something perfectly functional for us that would be great for county walks, park strolls and hitting the city centre for shopping. 

After many discussions over colour and collections, we finally chose the iCandy Strawberry Slate Black Pushchair. I loved the black chassis, different from their original chrome and we both felt the slate flavour set was more us. The lightweight aluminium chassis makes pushing effortless as a heavy pushchair would just be no good and the leatherette handle has varied heights meaning no back ache for either of us which was a pleasant surprise as it was one thing that we never thought of. The all round suspension makes manoeuvring your new set of wheels up and down pavements a breeze too!

We keep our pushchair, folded up and freestanding in our hallway for ease. Collapsing is super easy and takes a matter of seconds to put together when we're ready to leave the house. As Joshua is still so small, we just use the carrycot for the moment, I can't wait to use the pushchair seat. The pushchair seat is fully reclining with three adjustable positions and you don't need to remove it when folding flat.

We've used the Strawberry so much since Joshua was born and it's worn really well, especially the wheels. I was a little worried about wear but I needn't have and as they're durable with no puncture cushioned rear tyres, it's something we won't have to worry about either. It would take a lot to damage them!

We left the pushchair to build until the very end but there really wasn't much building involved, the frame was folded neatly, exactly how you would keep it freestanding and it was just a case of unfolding the carrycot. It was so simple and as a couple who argues when they DIY together, we were very thankful for the ease.

The Strawberry comes with everything you need to take you from birth to 25kgs with the whole package including a carrycot, seat liner, car seat adaptors, harness pads, carrycot apron, canopy, bumper bar, rain covers, clamp and cup holder. The easy access basket holds up to 5kgs with plenty of room for shopping and the unit also enables the seat to be parent and world facing. The frame, when using the car seat adaptors is also compatible with a range of car seats, we chose the Maxi-Cosi Cabrio Fix. There's a handy compatibility guide on the iCandy website which shows which car seats work best with what pushchair.

We're so happy with our choice, the quality is incredible and we've found the service from iCandy to be fabulous too. They helped make our biggest decision, one of our easiest with absolutely zero regrets.

The iCandy Strawberry was kindly gifted to us - see disclaimer for more information.
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