Mamas & Papas Ocarro Review

from Mamas & Papas
RRP £799
Mamas & Papas Ocarro
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by Ellie Kirwin-Jones |

Mamas & Papas Ocarro at a glance:

Mamas & Papas Ocarro - Robust comfort with the compact one hand fold. Ideal for rural & suburban living. The Mamas & Papas Ocarro has a large, robust design perfect for all-terrain journeys. The dual suspension can handle the ups and downs of off-roading while baby stays snug and cosy in the large, padded seat. And with the iconic one-hand fold, the Ocarro stores away easily, ready for the next adventure. The Adventurers love to go further. Whether it’s a country walk or hefty hike, they need a pushchair built to join them. They need the Mamas & Papas Ocarro.

We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review...

How did this product make your life easier?

Amy: I must admit I do love this pram! I love the fact that you can put it up and down using just one hand which did make my life easier (especially when caught in the rain)! I like the face the hood comes down quite far but there’s a zip to let some air in and a flap to check on your baby as you’re pushing (my previous pushchair didn’t have this) which does put your mind at ease, especially the first time you put your baby forward facing! Also, the fact that you can fold the pushchair down with the stroller seat on, and it folds down just as neat as it would without the seat is an added bonus as it saves time when out and about in the car! All in all these little features do make a huge difference!

Kirsty: This pushchair has absolutely everything a mum needs to see the baby through. This pushchair definitely made my life easier by enabling me to get out and about whilst still remaining stylish and having everything I needed with me. It came with everything right down to car seat adaptors and a handy cup holder which was great!

Jodie: Firstly, this pushchair makes my life easier as a mum as it collapses in one, there is no need to detach the seat or the basket. Any reduction in steps when packing away the car is a HUGE advantage. I don't need to worry either about which way the seat is facing either, as it collapses both ways. Secondly, the basket is ENORMOUS. This is definitely a must for any mum as to when travelling out with any child you need everything bar the kitchen sink! I love that I can comfortably fit in my handbag and baby bag, and more. What's more, is that my baby bag can stand upright. Now that my little one is drinking out of beakers they can easily leak when lay flat, so this basket has prevented spillages that I previously had encountered! In addition to this, there is no need to suspend bags from the handlebars... massive pet hate of mine! Thirdly the seat fully reclines. I hate seeing children/babies sleeping in an upright position. If this seat didn't recline I wouldn't have used this model. I love that Occaro has thought about and are promoting healthy sleeping.

Would you recommend this to other parents?

Shama: I would recommend this pram because of the size it goes to when you fold it away I think it's so good to put in the boot even if you have a smallish boot it would fit and for people with more than 1 child I would be very helpful. For me, it was just a bit of a pain to fold down the getting it up wasn't so bad. But my daughter fell asleep in it straight away so it must have been comfy for her.

Michelle: I would recommend this product as it has a beautiful design and offers many different colours. The build of this product is great, it feels smooth to push around and I feel my baby is comfy while in the pushchair. The carry cot is nice a snug for my baby and cushioned well, I do feel this could be small if someone was to have a big baby and they wouldn't be able to get much use out of it. Being able to fold the pushchair down with the seat part attached makes it very compact and allows you to free space up in the boot and also when in storage.

Sadie-Jade: It’s beautiful, it’s so easy to use and it looks so smart. The navy is very neutral, and the tan finishes off the look! The basket is massive compared to those on your standard prams and even with this, it’s not much bigger at all. We didn’t use the carrycot as I never have for my children I prefer the safety of knowing they are strapped in securely, and it has a lovely strap for you to hold when going down hills to ensure the pram doesn’t go too fast.

Would you choose this product above all others on the market?

Paula: 100% yes, I am won over. I love everything about this pram, the frame is sturdy and solid, the leatherette handle and bumper bar look and feel nice. The memory foam padding in the seat makes it comfy for baby to relax, and the fabrics and chrome-look is beautiful. It has loops to connect toys which is a bonus and saves having to constantly keep picking them up off the floor. The kerbs are easy and motionless to the baby. Overall, a brilliant pram!

Mark: Yes, I would. I really rate this pushchair. I loved the overall experience with this pushchair, it really has it all; looks, foldability, transportability, comfort and it's so easy to wipe clean after I’ve fed my little one. They really put a lot of thought into the design with little extras all over. The attention to detail was great.

Sarah: I wish I had tested this pushchair in the shop because I would have bought it straight away for my little one. It is a stunning piece of design and every little detail has been thought through. It is super easy to use, very foldable, pushes like a dream and has plenty of storage space underneath for shopping trips.

What changes would you make to this product?

Lucy: I would include the footmuff as part and parcel of the package to complete the unit and make it a true starter bundle. I also found the basket a little difficult to get into easily with my substantial changing bag! Having a slightly different access area for this to make that a little easier would be great.

Paula: I am not a fan of the design of the clips at the side to extend the handlebars. I love the size of the shopping basket but I don’t find it easy to put my shopping in. I would love if my baby was a little higher as I feel they are quite low down, this would also make the shopping basket easier to get to. Elevators would be good to raise the seat unit slightly but then I am not sure if it would fold down with the seat still attached. I also found the bassinet was very small and I don’t think it would be used for long. It doesn’t stand that easy as the front wheels spin in the opposite directions making it hard to stand, I had to move the wheels into position to make the pram stand up when folded. I think its because the back wheels are so large it makes it harder.

Mark: The only thing I felt didn’t quite seem right was the wheels. They were a bit off compared to the rest of the design. They didn’t fit the aesthetics and although the rode ok, they could easily be improved. It was the only thing and quite minor of the whole pushchair. Other than that I loved it. Top marks.

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