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"Wouldn't be without…"
Both my husband and I are tall so wanted tall pushchair, also have back problem so wanted a pram I didn't have to 'stoop' over constantly. Also being in a wheelchair couple of years back (snappy cruciate ligament in knee - not back related) was very aware of what world looks like from children's point of view from pushchairs and it's horrendous. Exhaust fumes, cigarettes, bags in face etc - no wonder so many unhappy children in buggies! After lots of looking and testing, we went with the Crusi and full system of carrycot/izisleep car seat and the push chair as baby would be 1 ft higher than other brands for DS arrival in October 2014. Carrycot we used more as moses basket/travel cot so for the first 2 months used this really well then DS didn't like as he wanted to sit up all the time. Izisleep car seat - used all the time straight from birth (used mostly instead of pushchair seat) and still using and clips straight on - although it is heavy and you need muscles - now that DS is almost 7 months old - tending to keep car seat in car and lift him in and out and we now use the pushchair option by far good favourite. Good viewpoint for DS and he's very alert. Really like the ventilated hood and the plastic cover very good. The frame is very sturdy and basket underneath really good size for shopping and his changing bag and my handbag (which is normally a backpack!). Folding is good but only downsize is the frame is slightly wider than most small car boots so quite often have to remove the back wheels to put in friends cars. I have estate so it's just slung in the boot wheels and all. Will go into large rooftop box (remove wheels) if making long journeys with lots of luggage. Removing and putting on wheels very easy - even my mum (60+) got hang of it after just once showing. Could also do with another inch on the handle adjustment (we're both about 6ft) but not a problem. Mum who's 5ft4 found the lowest setting perfectly fine for her. Liked that we can and do use as high-chair in restaurants. Would be nice if Stokke did a 'tray' you could clip on instead of the bar for DS to use but not essential. DS really happy even in crowds - he's above the handbag bashing and encroaching bums also when walking in street he's way above exhaust fumes of London taxis/buses. He's more communicative with anybody he sees as he's nearer their eye levels. Mum lives in Scottish Highlands so have also used off-road and we've had no problems - even in snow and sand (although better to pull buggy than push in the last two instances). DS loves a bumpy ride - sends him to sleep so we've never been bothered by 'suspension' issues. Only the width (1" is all that prevents us getting buggys into toilet cubicles!) and the extra 1" for handle as we're tall and would be nice for 'toy tray' instead of bar prevents me from giving this 5 stars.Read moreLess
"Super Set of Baby Wheels…"
It seems that, having read the reviews here, we've been very lucky. We love our pram! I originally ordered a Bugaboo but when I took a friend's baby for a stroll in one, I found it was so low that it became quite difficult to lift a heavy baby in and out. It was then that I began researching a higher pram. The Crusi is perfect and the parent facing element was essential for us. There is plenty of room below for bags etc. and the pram is very easy to collapse (in 2 quick and simple steps). I am easily baffled by gadgetry but I had no problem with this. The pram steers smoothly and with little effort, something I was concerned about, given that it's pretty large! We have found all the parts to be in excellent working order and all the components are built to a high specification. We try to take baby for a walk everyday and we've both gained a great deal of pleasure from the pram so far. The only negatives I have are that the accessories are expensive and the suspension is not great 'off road' but we rarely stray from paths without a baby carrier so it's not really a problem. Overall we are pleased to have chosen the Crusi and view our purchase as an investment.Read moreLess
"Rubbish pram, riddled with manufacturers faults…"
This pram fell to bits when my newborn was 3 weeks old, the hood broke and despite parts and a replacement carrycot sent from Stokke they do not have a fix for this. The chassis broke. Display models in all stores have same faults as mine did so seems to be manufacturer fault. I now have a bugaboo and love it!Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.
We HAD the stokke Crusi, the hood broke. We discovered fault across the Crusi range via Stokke Customer care, Mothercare and other stockist not informed so unaware of the mass fault. Crusi sent us two parts which were being sent to customers who called in to report. They were the same and did not fix the fault.
Sadly though we loved the look of the pram but we could not trust stokke on this one. We were lied to in what seems like a bit of a panicked cover up. The words of the customer service, "we don't know what the problem is yet". I don't understand how they could then offer a resolve or part to remedy the problem. Regardless we went with it in the hope the new part would work. We now own a bugaboo!!! and have left behind a very poorly designed defective product that could have been so good. Plus a very blindly flailing customer service panicked over what is going to be a massive product recall.Read moreLess
4 people found this review helpful.