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Joie Baby Tourist Review

RRP:
£250.00
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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2020 Shortlisted Best Lightweight Buggy or Stroller

At a glance:

The Joie Tourist Stroller is a quality, lightweight stroller which you can pack away in a quick one-hand fast fold action, making any trip out with your little one effortless.  

How did this product make your life easier?

Natalie: This buggy is so easy to put up and fold down when having a child you don't want to buy a product that is going to take time to put up as we all know children are not patient! It also is of a compact size so folds down easily when putting into cars as some buggies are so chunky and may not fit into car boots or take up a lot of room. 

Hayley: This product is genius and makes my life so much easier as a mum. It's so easy to use I didn't even need the instructions to put it up. It's far from complicated to use like some strollers on the market. And for the first time, it makes sense to even keep the box it slides back nicely and doesn't take up to much space if you need to store it at any time. When the stroller is folded it's got a strap so it makes it much easier to carry. I love the way your baby can lay right back and it seems very comfortable. It's so easy to push too which is great.

Jade: The Tourist buggy/stroller makes life easier as a mum because it's so easy to put up and down and once folded it's quite small and compact so would easily fit in most car boots (unlike some which take up so much room you can't get anything else in). You can also fit a carrycot or car seat to the stroller and the relevant adaptors come with the buggy. You can lay the buggy right-back also so baby can sleep comfortably. It's also perfect for travel because it's so lightweight.

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Jo: I would recommend this product to a mum who was looking to spend much of their time around town. I didn't feel it was suitable to a more rural lifestyle, I believe this is due to the wheels being very small which means they get caught in any nook or crack in the pavement and certainly don't work well over rough ground or grass.

Kim: I would recommend this product to a fellow mum as I love the way it folds down so compactly and it is very easy to fold both up and down with one hand. Also, it is easy to push with one hand and looks comfy for the baby to sit in. It’s particularly easy to use, every button/catch is easy to push and doesn’t take a lot of effort.

Charley: I would recommend this to a friend because it’s lightweight and really easy to manoeuvre even though it can hold up to a larger weight! You’ll really get the use out of it over the years. It’s also very stylish and neutral, making it more appealing and attractive. Therefore I think it’ll be very popular. 

Would you choose this product to win?

Chloe: The buggy looks stylish and is very convenient for travelling or city living. The price makes it accessible as a second option stroller to compliment a larger everyday travel system. The stroller folds very easily into a compact square shape and the integrated carry handle means you can carry the collapsed buggy on one shoulder strap. I am also really impressed with the rain cover that is included.

Lauren: I would not choose this product over all others in the market. Unfortunately, it has a major flaw - it does not sit upright! Its most upright setting is still significantly reclined. My son spent the first few minutes trying to pull himself upright using the bar, and the rest of the journey looking upset as he realised he could not. In the end, we had to take him out and carry him.

Charlotte: I'm afraid I wouldn't choose this product above all others, mainly due to it not being suitable for any kind of rural or even suburban living. Though the main feature of this stroller seems to be its ability to fold into a compact shape and to keep it lightweight, however, the practicality of only needing to use the product in smooth-surfaced areas is a significant drawback.

What changes would you make to this product?

Katherine: A better shade. I could have improvised with the balance and had my bag on my back and been careful with drop curbs if needed but the shade let it down completely. On a sunny day, I understand the need for an extra muslin or shade cover but the inbuilt one did absolutely nothing. My little one was desperately trying to sit up and get away from the glare of the sun but its too reclined for the length of shade and it was entirely ineffective.

Roxy: There is a Velcro peep flap on the sunshade, which is great for checking on your little one as this is a forward-facing stroller. However, I would have much preferred this to be magnetic, as the sound of Velcro opening wakes up a napping baby. I would have loved for there to be a parent-facing positional option for the seat, especially if intending to use for a child under the age of one.

Jennie: The front wheel size needs to be very closely tested. It's the only pushchair I've ever used where the front wheels kept getting caught in cracks or on stones on the pavement. This for me is a safety hazard and the reason why I used the product once and then passed on. Other similar products with small front wheels have not had this issue, so it can be done!

While training as a journalist at the University of Gloucestershire for 3 years, she was nominated for the Best Feature Category at the Midlands Student’s Media Awards this year, and Head of News and Social Media for the university’s radio station, Tone Radio. Ellie has been published by the likes of Heatworld, Heart, Gloucestershire Live, and ITV West Country. 

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