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Chicco Urban Plus Review

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  • 2017 Shortlisted Best Travel Systems
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What they say:

“The Chicco Urban Plus includes a pram and pushchair travel system, stylish colour pack, Autofix fast car seat and car seat adaptor. It can be easily transformed from pram to pushchair and the seat unit turns into a semi rigid carrycot with a padded internal lining, ensuring maximum comfort for your baby. The reversible seat ensures your baby can face both directions allowing you to keep visual contact or letting them discover their surroundings. A wide dual reclining seat ensures maximum comfort and its compact frame can be folded down with the seat unit attached for easy storage and transport. ”

Tested by mum Samantha Holliday for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

The Chicco Urban Plus really does come with everything! In the box I received a car seat including base, colour pack, chassis plus a bassinet that transforms into the toddler seat. The chassis was sturdy and you get a little frame which can be clipped on and means the car seat can clip straight on to the pram. It folds down quite neatly and has a large storage basket. 

How did this product make your life easier?     

Being able to clip the car seat right on to the frame is a massive help, especially if you have a sleeping baby. I like that this travel system truly is just that by including the car seat in the price, superb value for money. The colour packs are a great idea as you can change them whenever you want and also makes it more versatile for a second baby of a different gender. 

Would you choose this product to win?

I love that it comes with all the extras included in the price. The basket is HUGE so can easily fit all your shopping and bits in there without a worry. It collapses really easily and so compact, with a handle on the chassis for easy lifting. 

What changes would you make to this product?

I found it really tricky to remove the car seat from the pram attachment, it took me several attempts so I think this could be improved. The mechanisms in general are quite stiff however I would hope that with continued use this would loosen up. I'm not a fan of the base for the car seat so if I were to purchase this pram I'd want to upgrade to an ISOFIX base.

Tested by mum Abigail Doran for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

The Chicco Urban Plus comes with the full shebang. Within the box, there was: a car seat with base, colour pack, chassis and carrycot that also changes in to the toddler seat. This pram is very firm which I liked and also folds down very neatly. An alternative to this is that you can also get a smaller frame which can be clipped on and means the car seat can attach straight to the pram which I thought was a good little extra.

How did this product make your life easier?     

As an active mum who is in and out of the car a lot, I found that the car seat to frame feature was a real hit and also is a massive help if the baby is asleep - baby is none the wiser that there has been any transfer so less drama. The basket is huge so its very handy for shopping and days out. It collapses very easy and very compact so no issue in and out of the boot with a handy handle - no fuss trying to get a good hold to lift.

Would you choose this product to win?

The extras are brilliant and the fact is is a travel system always appeals to me. I also liked the idea of the colour packs as this means that if another baby comes along, it can be changed to fit if the baby is a different sex.

What changes would you make to this product?

The one feature I would change on this Chicco Urban Plus would just be the design of removing the car seat from the pram attachment. I found this quite challenging. I would hope that maybe with time and wear and tear it would get easier but I really struggled with this. If that was improved, i would really struggle to find a fault with this pram.

Tested by mum Stephanie Shaw for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

This is an very good system and is excellent value for money. I was surprised to see that the Chicco Urban Plus also comes with a car seat and base. The car seat can be attached to the chassis of the pram by attaching a pram, which is also supplied. The pram is easy to put up and fold back down and it has a great-sized shopping basket.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The fact that the car seat can be attached directly to the chassis is very convenient. It made short trips out so much easier than having to take my son our of his car seat and put him into the pram each time. The adjustable handle is also a great touch and not something you find on all travel systems. This is something I would look for when purchasing a new pram and it makes pushing the pram more comfortable for daddy!

Would you choose this product to win?

Whilst it is excellent value for money, I did find a few things that I didn't like about it. Compared to other travel systems, this wasn't the easiest to steer and it quite heavy for a compact pram. I also found the positioning of the brake quite cumbersome.

What changes would you make to this product?

Whilst it is a bonus having the car seat and base included as part of the package, I personally would prefer that the car seat have an ISOFIX mechanism. The car seat was fiddly to detach from the pram too, the fixings were quite stiff. This could have been down to the fact that it was new but if not these could certainly be improved.

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