On a tight budget and want lightness and manoeuvrability? Then consider the Tate Pramette. Getting about by public transport is a breeze, and it’s compact when folded. The seat is easy to convert from lie-flat to sit-up, plus it has a good-sized, easily accessible basket with a handy zip-closure. It’s stylish, but lacks finesse compared to others. It’s also trickier to fold up for transport and storage, so check you can manage this without hassle.
The Tate 2 in 1 Pushchair by Kiddicare is great value for money – it converts without difficulty from pram to pushchair and the Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix car seat can be used on the base without needing any adapters. The extended hood is great for sunny days; the chassis is compact when folded, and light too.
The enclosed zip-basket is a nice touch but it can be a little awkward getting things in quickly – a larger and sturdier basket (for mum’s sake!) would be appreciated. The adjustment feature on the pushchair handle could also do with some tweaking; it is in the unfortunate habit of unlocking itself and back sliding out of position. So, a couple of little niggles but overall, a fantastic product.
Vicky Parker, 38, from Leicestershire, is mum to Sofia, eight weeks. She said: ‘Easy to steer with a bump-free, even ride. The lie-back feature is great, but the finish is just a bit too ‘budget’ overall for me.’
Caroline MacPherson, 33, from Buckinghamshire, is mum to Delphi, six months. She said: ‘Light, compact and steers well. Incredibly easy to fold. But it feels cheap and flimsy. It’s not robust enough for rigorous daily use.’
Charlott Kewley, 32, M&B’s fashion editor, from London, is mum to Isabella, nine months. She said: ‘Well-designed and stylish for the low purchase price, but the folding mechanism and general manoeuvrability are more awkward than the other models.’
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