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"Faulty Safety Bar…"
I would love to give the Sky stoller 5* however after returning the first Sky in Sea Pine die to a lock in fault with the safety bar i am appalled to find that the replacement has the exact same fault.
I would urge everyone with the stroller to check the safety bar especially as many of you may have bought for newborns so will not necessarily see this fault until your babies are a little older.
When baby learns on the bar with their feet or hands the section that clicks into the stroller comes un clicked (if it ever clicked in at all)and comes away from the body of the stroller.
I have spoken with babies r us and graco who are going to investigate so please please please check your strollers carefully before venturing out with your little one.
On a more positive note, this is a very stylish stroller which is very lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. Its folds down with easy and has by far the largest basket of any other pram i have seen.
Like i say i would love to give this a 5* but unfortunately anything that comprimises the safety of my child has to get 1 or 0 *'sRead moreLess
"The NEW Graco Sky Pushchair review!…"
My first impressions of the Graco sky were that it was pretty lightweight compared to other pushchairs and was easy to manoeuvre. I also thought it was very modern and stylish. We chose the pushchair in Black Night as I prefer to keep our baby items neutral although I am loving the other colours too and slightly envious of the purple shadow!
Amelia loves to sit up in the pushchair and holds onto the bar in front when in world facing mode. Which is why she isn't buckled in, in any of these images. I can assure you she is strapped in usually, she was just being fussy this day as she wanted to run about like she had been earlier on that afternoon.
? Protective, parent facing baby nest for newborns
? Fully reversible seat unit
? 4 Position recline, including lie-flat for newborns
? Deluxe padded seat for extra comfort
? All-round spring suspension for a comfy ride
? Convenient one-hand fold
? Parent tray, to store all essentials
? Free-standing when folded
? Large, easy-access shopping basket
? Footmuff to keep baby snug and warm
? Raincover to keep little one dry and comfortable
? Stroller weight 10.5Kg
I now have Amelia forward facing as she is older, however we have only recently switched over as she likes to be nosey and watch the world go by. The seat is very sturdy and comfortable. Amelia likes resting her feet on the foot rest which is why we have it up, however you can also have it dropped down for bigger babies/toddlers as they grow to allow room for their legs. The hood is amazingly large and shelters well from the rain which is great! I like the fact that you can fold it down with the seat still attached in forward facing as some pushchairs don't have the ability to do this.
The seat also can be used in a nesting position which is great for younger babies or if your prefer to have your little one laid down flat for napping. You can recline the seat right down and also have the foot rest folded up which is great to turn it into more of a cary cot. It had four positions to choose from including lie-flat to suit your little one.
Opening & Closing
The Sky is easy to open with the pull of a lever on the left hand side of the frame and it releases and opens up within seconds. To close, you simply push a button on the handle and it folds down itself, you can do this one handed its so simple! You can then store it away very compact as it stands upright on it's own. Which is great for storing in small places. It also fits in our boot with the seat still attached, we have a ford fiesta but this is standing upright with the top of the boot taken out as it's not the smallest of pushchairs. The frame itself fits great in the back which would be good for use with the car seat instead of the seat.
The basket is one of my favourite features of the Sky as it is so big! There's plenty of room for a changing bag and mine is pretty big, plus some shopping and coats. We recently went on a family outing to a local petting zoo and had plenty of room for the bag, all of our coats and even a picnic bag too, along with Amelia's doll too of course.
The front wheels of the Sky are 360 swivel and I found were really sturdy when in use. All wheels are made out of rubber so this took a bit of getting used to going up and down pavements as I am used to the big chunky bouncy wheels on my Quinny. However there were no problems with this and I found them really reliable.
Another favourite feature of the pushchair is the parent tray, this is situated by the handlebars with two drink holders and a middle tub which is great for keeping snacks at bay for peckish tots or even yourself when on the go. This is a lovely feature as most pushchairs don't offer this and I'm always routing through my bag looking for drink, so it was great to have it in front of me at all times.
The Graco Sky is a 3 in 1 travel system which comes with a car seat to use from birth right up till 1 year of age. Unfortunately Amelia is too big for the car seat now but we did test it out! To use the car seat on the pushchair and turn it into a travel system all you need to do is attach the square base and the car seat on top of that, it's vey easy to switch over. I wish Amelia was younger so we could have got some use out of it as it seems like a very good car seat.
The only feature that I'm not too fond about the pushchair in my opinion would have to be the fact that it gives off a plasticky feel to it rather than a metal sturdy frame and also the same with the parent tray. However this isn't too bad to be honest, as it makes it so much lighter and easier to manoeuvre and for the price you are paying you are getting a bargain.
Overall we are extremely pleased with the Graco Sky and would highly recommend it to any new parent looking to purchase an all round fantastic versitle product which will last from birth right up until they no longer need it. I love the 3 in 1 mode and the fact that it can be used from birth up until around 4 years of age and the fact that you don't need a carry cot which would take up more room.
The Graco Sky is available at an affordable price of just £249.99 at Babies R Us and £89.99 for the car seat which is pretty good in my opinion! The Sky also comes in two other colours other than the Black Night, which are Sea Pine & Purple Shadow which means you are spoilt for choice as all three are unisex colours.Read moreLess
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"Massive shopping basket, incredibly easy to fold! Amazing!…"
I've been testing out the Graco Sky travel system for the last few weeks and thought I'd share my review with you.
If you'd like to read more about my adventures with the Sky you can find it all here: Redhead Babyled | Redhead Mummy with Toddler & Baby leading a Babyled Lifestyle. Routine? What Routine?
The first thing I noticed about the Graco Sky is how light it is to push – this may be partly due to me being used to a double buggy, but it seems very light even compared to my old Graco Symbio travel system. The light weight is partly down to some parts of the travel system being plastic and so lighter than metal. The Graco Sky is also very easy to steer and steers one handed very well – having one solid handle is great for one handed steering and much easier than trying to steer a two handled buggy with one hand! It steers in a circle smoothly and has a smaller turning circle than standard 4 wheeled pushchairs as the Graco Sky front wheels are closer together – this also makes going round corners that little bit easier and smoother. The wheels on the Graco Sky are solid rather than having inflatable tyres and this means that maintenance on the Graco Sky should be less than other pushchairs with inflatable tyres. There might be the concern about suspension and having less ‘bounce’ in the wheels, but the Graco Sky has all round spring suspension which negates the need for inflatable tyres. The shopping basket on the Graco Sky is huge. It easily holds the rain cover – that comes with the travel system, and change bag and still has over half of the basket left – amazing! Previous pushchairs that we’ve had don’t even have room for the rain cover, so the shopping basket on the Graco Sky is definitely a massive plus point for me. The only downside to the shopping basket is that when the pushchair is in parent facing mode it’s very hard to get anything in/out of the basket without disturbing the child. The Graco Sky has the added benefit of a parent tray that clicks into place on the handle of the pushchair. This has two good size cup holders and a storage compartment. I to had look everywhere for something similar to add onto our old double buggy, so to see that this is something that comes with the travel system as standard was great – a handy compartment for your phone, keys and change – that keeps everything easily accessible but also out of sight. A really worthwhile addition! The only negative for me would be that the whole parent tray is very plasticky but this does make it lightweight and I would rather have a plasticky parent tray than not have one at all – as with most pushchairs! The Graco Sky folds within seconds by literally pressing a button and moving the handle down – all can be done one handed. It’s the easiest pushchair to fold that I have ever seen – and having a lot of friends with babies too I have seen a fair few pushchairs being folded! The pushchair also folds with the seat attached – in forward facing mode – which saves a lot of space when you’re putting the pushchair in the car or in storage. When storing the pushchair it stays in an upright position once folded and can be left free-standing – such a simple concept but so useful! The amount of times I’ve had to put a pushchair on the ground next to my car when it’s wet and raining or had to lay it flat in the shed to store it. I love the fact that this travel system won’t get as dirty or damaged purely because Graco have added a clever little support for it to stand up on – Great work Graco! The pushchair also has a huge hood that pulls down really far to completely shade the child. It also has a handy mesh window in the top so that you can see the child and interact with them whilst out and about. The pushchair seat is also really well padded and looks very comfortable. It’s also fairly deep so the child won’t be sliding out of it. The 5 point harness works well and is easy to adjust although does feel fairly flimsy. The pushchair seat also has 4 recline positions from laying flat through to vertical – there’s a recline to suit every situation.
The ‘Baby nest’ is a great feature of this pushchair. With the help of a couple of flaps of material and some velcro tabs, you can convert the pushchair seat into a carry-cot type unit that a baby can go into from newborn. In other pushchairs you can usually buy a separate carry-cot attachment or a lot of basic strollers have a lay flat from newborn option which isn’t comfortable or practical with a tiny newborn baby. With the Graco Sky you have an integrated, cosy newborn option that isn’t going to cost you any more and will be safe and secure from birth. It also means that you don’t have to use up as much space at home or in the car with an extra carry-cot attachment – the one seat unit does it all!Using the main pushchair seat is straight forward too, you click it on to the pushchair base unit either forward or parent facing and off you go! Transferring between the modes – forward facing, parent facing, car seat – is very quick and easy – just push down two buttons to take the current unit off and click the new unit back in place. When using the pushchair with LP in it, I did notice that the seat isn’t massively bigger than she is. LP has just turned 2 but she is a very small 2 – very much still in 18 month clothing. The age range on the Graco Sky is ‘up to approx 3 years’ but I don’t think you would be able to fit a good sized 3 year old in the seat with the hood down – there was only an inch or so of room spare above LP’s head when in the seat. This isn’t a huge negative though – the travel system is great for babies and toddlers and even a bigger child would fit in the seat, they would just not be able to have the hood over them.The whole Graco Sky travel system is well thought out and easy to use. There’s nothing complicated about it and everything works well. I love the huge basket, the easy fold and how it stays free-standing when folded as well as the parents tray and easy steering. For a whole travel system at under 350 I think the Graco Sky is great value for money. It comes with everything you need including rain cover and foot muff. In all the other pushchairs I’ve owned there have been niggles that have grated on me when using it – The Graco Symbio took up my whole boot, our double buggy wouldn’t fit through our front door, both had way too small shopping baskets. I haven’t had any niggles with the Graco Sky.
This travel system has been a pleasure to use. Even whilst sharing it between two children it has been smooth and easy. I wish this travel system had of been around when we had LP, I definitely would have bought it!Read moreLess
"Easy to use, huge basket…"
As a parent blogger I have had my fair share of pushchairs and we are really impressed with this one. It converts easily from a cosy baby nest suitable for a newborn to a spacious travel system that still comfortably fits my large 2 year old.
The basket is huge and easily accessible and there is a parent tray too which is always a bonus. The buggy can be both world and parent facing and the car seat is easy to clip on and off.
The one hand fold is fab although the seat unit does have to be removed first. It is on the larger side for a buggy but it feels secure and cosy.
I wish that the seat unit was machine washable but the materials seem durable and easy enough to sponge clean.Read moreLess
"Sturdy, Lightweight, easy to assmble and fold…"
I am mummy blogger, and have been lucky enough to have been chosen to review the New Graco Sky Travel System.
I chose the Purple Shadow - there are 3 colours to choose from - Purple Shadow, Sea Pine and a Black.
First impressions were that it is very well built. It’s sturdy but also rather lightweight too which was a surprise.
Assembling was very easy and didn't take long to do. I was also very impressed with the one handed folding down of the buggy and it is relatively compact when it’s folded too. As we live in a flat, a pushchair that can be easily being put away is a must and the Sky definitely fits that description. You can view my video on how easy it is to assemble on You Tube and my blog page.
The Sky is a pushchair that can be used from birth to around 3 years of age. I have a 7 week old daughter and so I use the nesting part of the buggy more than having it upright. This is the seat reclined right down and the foot rest folded up. There are flaps that can be positioned onto the foot rest and seat area to make it more like a carry cot type, enabling the baby to be flat and safe in the buggy.
The shopping basket is fabulous; I never had one on my quinny as I had the first model that didn't come with it. Having this huge shopping basket is a blessing - and makes shopping so much easier, than having bags hanging around on the handle bar.
I totally love the colour too. It’s a dark mysterious purple (hence the name purple shadow). It really makes the buggy stand out and very attractive. The design of the buggy is gorgeous too with its big canopy hood, that actually shades the baby very well due to it’s over large size. I also found buggies hoods very short and so needed an extra sun shade on it.
The ride is lovely too. Very smooth and again it feels very well built and sturdy. Only thing I have trouble with is getting up kerbs as I am so used to the bouncy big wheels of the quinny. However, I am getting used to this now after using it for a week so far.
As we live in town we have used the stroller as it is mostly, than using it as a travel system with the car seat. The transition in making it a travel system is very simple and easy too. A square base is used for the stroller only enabling the car seat to sit on top, the frame can be folded down and stored in the boot with this too, so the car seat that simple clicks in when you take it out the car onto the frame – pretty much all done with just one hand.
The car seat I prefer to use the base with it as I found this a much more secure and again much easier to use with you just simply clicking the car seat in once the base is placed permanently in the car. This means you haven’t got to fiddle with securing it with the seat belt every time you want to take the baby out in the car.
We have a Ford Fiesta, and providing you place the frame in a certain way, the frame will fit and you can get a little shopping in with it too. We haven’t as yet tried putting the seat frame in yet as our baby is just 8 weeks old so we use the car seat in the frame when out and about away from home and using the car. You can see how it fits on my blog page.
Please feel free to come and see our adventures with the Sky and read more about our review at http://twokidsandthreeangels.blogspot.comRead moreLess