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"Lightweight stroller travel system, suitable from newborn…"
We have been using the Reflex now for 8 weeks and are loving it.
It was recommended to us for our second child as a much easier 3 in 1 travel system that we could use the car seat on, have forward facing and then outward facing later on.
From experiencing first time round a heavy pushchair which was hard to put up and down this is a dream!
I needed a pram that was light weight but suitable for a newborn I could collect my toddler from nursery in as well as being out and about due to having a c-section. We chose purple as I wanted a colour and was keen for the black frame. I have had lots of comments when out at how smart the pram looks, if purple is not for you there are lots of other bright colours to choose from and black too.
I have now done a number of nursery runs, trips to the shops and park and am very pleased with our decision! Our little one fits snuggly in the newborn nest and it has been very easy to push. Due to our baby being on the small side at birth he was a little too small for the newborn cocoon at first, to help I rolled up a blanket but he has now grown into the nest nicely and looks very cozy.
It has been very sunny the last few weeks and the hood has sheltered him from the sun.
My partner is tall so the adjustable handles are a bonus and are comfortable to hold. I have tested out the forward facing mode too with my toddler and it is fantastic, the hood goes right over which compared to my McLaren gives a lot more shade. There is also a peep through window that you can open which was nice and will be very handy when I need to peek to see if my child is asleep. There is also a roomy back pocket that I put my keys/phone into which was convenient when my bag was in the basket underneath.
The Reflex comes with two flashing safety lights you affix to the sides so when it is dark it is safer to walk. As it is summer I haven't had the chance to test out the safety lights in the afternoons but come winter these will be on as soon as it is dark.
My only improvement would be for the hoods in both modes to be fully extendable as when in the newborn mode the hood does not go as far down.
Once I started driving I needed to be able to move the car seat from the car onto the chasis, this was simple to do with the adapters that fit the chasis (these come with the pram system and are not an extra) and he remains asleep.
In summary I highly recommend if you are looking for a light weight pram from birth that is not as pricey as some of the travel systems. I would advise though if your newborn is on the small side to use a blanket next to them for the first few weeks.Read moreLess
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