I have used the Mamas & Papas Moove Travel System for a while now so I thought I’d give it a review.
We went shopping for a pram two weeks before baby was born. We had to act fast. This made shopping quite a frustrating and daunting task. Pushchairs were either too expensive or did not include everything we needed or simply did not look nice.
Mamas & Papas is an expensive place to buy baby products, as nice as they are. So I never considered it an option. However on my last day at work before leaving on maternity, my wonderful work mates gave me a nice Mamas & Papas voucher as a gift. So it was spent accordingly and added up towards the pram price. The Moove Package which we ended up buying includes a pushchair, foot muff, changing bag, parasol and rain cover in a nice poppy red colour. It is travel system compatible with a matching car seat and adaptors which we also purchased.
The pushchair can be turned both ways, either to face the parent or face the world. This was a must for me and I do recommend for first time buyers – you need to be able to face your baby. Most cheap pushchairs we looked at did not have this facility unless used with a car seat, the pram only faces the world. The back can be positioned in multiple ways and the pushchair can also be arranged to a seating position. There is a removable seating mat for extra warmth and comfort during colder days which is machine washable. There is also a five point safety harness. So this pushchair covers all the basics. Quality wise it looks quite stable and can move around easily even on tough grounds. It is fairly light weight, (as much as a pushchair can be) so lifting is not hard.
The cons include the luggage area at the bottom which is quite shallow and does not have a cover. I have had my shopping fall off a number of times when getting off the bus. Also the changing bag looks cheap and does not have any convenient compartments inside to make packing easier. The car seat is also far from ideal but it sells separately anyway. Baby is never in a lying position in the car seat. The seat supports a slightly bended position which for babies over 2 months is fine but for a newborn can be very uncomfortable and unsettling. The space between the two back wheels is to wide and on some buses the pushchair cannot pass through if boarding in front at the driver’s door. You’d have to ask them to board from the back door.
Currently it sells for £449 however there are regular offers on this particular package and if you find an offer for about £300 then in my money it is a worthy investment.