In recent weeks I’ve decided I find our travel system a bit of a nuisance. It’s hard work manoeuvring it when you’re alone and although it fits comfortably in the back of our car it takes up the entire boot so food shopping is a no go area.
After shopping round and doing numerous comparisons online I decided to buy the Cosatto Supa Stroller C Rex which is an utterly fabulous dinosaur print (you see my hubby is a massive dinosaur fan, so there was less chance of a domestic when he found out I’d bought another).
The stroller weighs a very light 8 kg with a lightweight aluminium chassis which folds up quickly and easily with an umbrella style fold. It’s perfect for a car short on boot space. I drive a Mazda 3 with a huge boot and it takes up about a 3/rd of the space, so it’s the perfect size for trips and travel.
Despite the fact it isn’t parent facing, it’s suitable to be used from birth up until 15kg or 3 years. As you baby isn’t facing you, Cosatto have created a plastic viewing window so you can sneakily watch your little person to check everything is ok. I think the window is a clever and reassuring idea, but I wish the flap that covers it could be held up with magnets or velcro as it drives me made flopping down all the time. The viewing window is not only a safety extra it cam also be used as an ipad holder. I’m yet to use it for this but I think it’s a great idea for keeping older kids occupied while out and about.
The handle heights are adjustable meaning it’s suitable for even us short folk.
One of the smaller additions but an extremely helpful one is the removeable cup holder. It’s such a good idea. I often get a coffee from Starbucks when me and The Little Man are out on our travels and trying to steer a baby laden pram with one hand whilst necking your coffee while it’s still warm (Starbucks coffees are never hot are they? Always just warm) is hard work, so for me the cup holder is a simple yet extremely helpful invention.
The seat can be adjusted to four different reclining positions, including an almost completely flat option which is pefect for younger child or when it’s nap time.The recline mechanism can be used with one hand and is super easy to do even if you’re loaded with shopping or carrying a 16lb baby. It’s literally a simple upward lift of a lever which allows the back of the seat to recline.
One of my favourite features of the stroller is the integral hood with extendable sunshade. It’s an excellent idea. I’d recently bought a Snoozeshade to use with the Little Mans other mode of transport but it’s not necessary with the stroller as the hood comes down so far. It stops the suns harmful rays but is also a life saver when it rains and you’ve forgotten the rain cover, it completely covers the seat area, coming down and also covering well over half of the cosy toes.
The stroller has a fully removable seat unit which can aid with cleaning or storage. The material is easily washed in the washing machine and drives very quickly. It’s been washed numerous times by me and there’s been no fading or loss of shape.
The storage basket under the stroller is a reasonable size and easy to access unless the stroller is reclined into the lying down position.
The cosy toes is reversible and is a zip off design. There are two funky pattern to choose from. I absolutely adore the dinosaur print, it’s bright and so unique. I’ve never ever seen anyone with the same stroller as us and we regularly get comments from passers by.
It’s nice and easy to get your little person into and out of. I also really like the fact it has a little pouch for chilly little hands, It is quite short in length though so it won’t be too long until the little man is too long for it.
I love how eye catching Cosatto products are, there are so many beautiful designs to choose from. It took me ages to decide between the C Rex and Pow designs.
I’ve been pretty impressed with our stroller so far, it’s great to look at, light weight and easy to use, but I have found a couple of little niggles too.
Folds up neatly and goes into the boot easily
I love the stand facility so you don’t need to dirty your walls standing it against them
Easy to put up and collapse, even with a wriggling baby in your arms
The design is fab and so eye catching. I’m forever being told how great it is.
The inside is cozy and fleecy
The pocket at the back of the stroller is a good size and perfect for your mobile phone and purse.
All Cosatto products come with a fantastic 4 year guarantee which I think is amazing. Their claims procedure is really easy to complete too, with a quick online form to complete.
I don’t like the wheels. I think they cheapen what otherwise looks like a fab stroller.
I struggle a little sometimes unclipping the stroller when it’s been folded up in the car.
The cosy toes is quite short in length, I suspect a child would grow out of it. I’d like to see the availability of longer ones to buy for when your child gets older, and longer.