The Chicco Urban is suitable from birth until approximately three years old and has a rear or facing seat which I always look for in a pushchair as it’s nice to have your baby facing you when out and about so you can talk to them then switch to forward facing at the park when you want to show them things, I would never buy a pushchair without this function. With a simple loosening of a few clips the seat unit turns into a spacious pram. The seat of the Urban stroller is designed with two ways of reclining: simply recline the backrest itself, or swing the whole seat unit into three different positions. With my previous travel system having a separate pram unit and seat unit can sometimes be hard to store or fit in the boot of a car, so with the Urban having one unit for both I think is a great idea. The travel system includes a chassis unit, seat/pram unit, hood, soft padded reducer, pram apron/leg cover, safety harness pads and colour pack. For the Winter you can also purchase two different coloured Winter Edition packs in Winter Sunset and Winter Night (electric pink and electric blue) for £59.99 which includes an extra padded reducer and pram apron and a hand muff that can be used on the handlebar for mum or dad or on the seat handle for your little one to keep warm. This was brilliant in January as my hands were kept nice and warm. We have it in electric blue and the colour really stands out. On a cold day at the park the hand muff was great instead of pulling my sleeves over my hands like I usually do I could simply slip them into the hand muff that was already attached. At the park a few Mum’s commented on what a great idea the hand muff is.
The spacious pram unit has a soft padded lining which means Archie gets a comfy ride when out and about. He falls asleep in the pram within seconds of going in it, he loves it. The handlebar adjusts to four different heights to make it comfortable to push and the lockable front wheels make it easy to manoeuvre. The basket is also really spacious and can fit all your shopping in it. I managed to fit my shopping and changing bag in it with ease.
The travel system folds quickly and easy and is super compact with a carry handle which has made it easy to get it in and out of my car boot which was great after my caesarean as it was easy for me to lift in and out. You can also purchase a car seat adaptor for £24.99 which is compatible with the Chicco Auto-Fix Fast car seat which is £119.99 to make it into the ultimate travel system.
I am really impressed with the quality and functionality of the Urban and think it is a great price for such a great travel system. It is really comfortable to push and the large wheels give it a really smooth ride and it is easy to steer.
When using it as a pushchair the seat padding is lovely and soft and there is also a footrest for extra comfort. When Archie is old enough to go into the pushchair seat I will write another review then to show you how easily the Urban changes as your baby grows.