I cannot drive so our pushchairs get put through a lot as I walk miles. A mile to school and back. Three mile round trip to the doctors. Two miles into our nearest town. It all adds up!
In the seven years I have needed pushchairs I have been through more than a dozen and they’ve all had faults. Most niggly, annoying faults but when you’re using a pushchair that often it becomes inconvenient and a pain.
We were sent the Kiddicouture Citi Pushchair in Liquorice Lane to review and first impressions of it were very favourable.
The black and white striped design is very striking and has received lots of positive comments from Mums on the playground and even a few of the children!
The pushchair is very sturdy. In fact it’s the most solid buggy we’ve ever had. Hubby can be a little heavy handed when pushing buggies but with the Kiddicouture Citi I’m not panicky that he’ll damage it. It folds up umbrella style and takes up very little room.
It’s a finalist in the Lightweight Buggy Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine awards for 2011/2012 and I can see why. We have a high car boot but I have no problem lifting it in and out.
The handles are at a good height for us seeing as I’m a 5’3” shorty and hubby is a good six inches taller. It’s a pleasure to push and very easy to manoeuvre.
The brake works really well and is very simple to use. I’ve had many a buggy brake fail on me, particularly when we’re on the bus but the Citi brake has always clicked in straight away and stayed on.
It’s suitable from birth and has 4 recline positions. I’ve been able to lay Tidgy completely flat when he falls asleep and he looks so much more comfortable in that position. It’s easy to recline and when you want your child to sit up you simply push the back of the seat up and click it back into position.
The shopping basket is easy to access, when the seat is not fully reclined, and it’s a good size too. Being a Mum of three, a good-sized basket is very important for me.
I really like the size of the window on the hood. I get a great view of Tidgy while I push him along which is really handy as he’s regularly throwing things out of his buggy as we go!
When you buy the Citi you also get a raincover, footmuff and co-ordinating changing bag. All you could need without having to hunt down accessories.
We haven’t yet used the footmuff as it hasn’t been cold enough but it’ll soon be needed judging by the temperature drop over the last few days! It’s very well padded compared to footmuffs we’ve had in the past and will be ample to keep my son toasty in the winter, especially as he hates socks and shoes.
The changing bag is great looking with the same black and white striped design as the pushchair and very practical. Lots of pockets and compartments and ample space for everything you need when heading out with your baby. It’s perhaps a little large for us as we take less out with us as Tidgy is now 17 months, but when he was younger it would have been so much better than what we had.
It looks great, it handles well and it fits every requirement that I have for a buggy. I think it’s great value for the quality you get. I love it and out of the selection we’ve had over the years it is the best by far.