Disclaimer: I was sent the pushchair/pram free of charge in return for an honest review. No content has been authorised, scripted or preagreed and is all my own opinion. I have also not been paid for this post.
This is it. The big one. The pushchair.
The one piece of baby equipment that can cost you more than a second hand car.
The one you will proudly push around to show off your brand new baby before succumbing to crumbs and all other manner of mess as they grow older and start to slowly and steadily ruin all your stuff.
I digress. I touched on it in my newborn essentials/big baby buys post but here is a much more detailed look at the BonAvi pram/pushchair for those who want it.
I decided on a My Bonavi 2 in 1 pushchair – as you can probably tell from the title of this post. I saw it being modelled by a few mums on Instagram that I follow and it had all the key elements I was looking for:
- A brown leather look handle
- A super adjustable handle
- A big basket underneath
I am a cliche and I’m ok with that.
We received our pushchair a good few months before we were even expecting the baby and so I have been staring longingly at it for a while before I finally got to put it to use.
Our second baby arrived a few weeks ago now and I haven’t really done much in the way of an announcement post here on the blog… But she is just scrummy.
As I type this, it’s 2am here and she is lying next to me in bed looking up at me with a little half smile. Mainly because she just vomited all over my sheets, but I’ll take it anyway.
So the pushchair itself was super easy to put together. You get a rain cover included as well as a cup holder (bonus points!). As you can see from the picture below, you also get a carry cot and a seated unit for when baby is a bit older.
There are a number of unboxing videos on youtube you can take a look at if you want to see how quick it is. Have a quick look here.
- The quality of the material is fantastic, much better than I expected. And due to the fact that the baby has reflux I can also confirm it wipes clean very well too.
- The rain cover is sturdy and works exactly as you would expect it to.
- The basket is a bit hard to access with the carry cot on it (much easier with a car seat or the seated unit on) though it is a decent size and has a velcro and toggle closing which I found to be quite useful and unique.
- The wheels turn beautifully, it can be pushed one handed and they are very sturdy and smooth.
One of my favourite features is the adjustable handle. Not only is it beautiful, but if I fold it all the way down the pushchair is small enough to fit underneath my stairs in the house, which is a bonus.
Everything is just so easy. You do need two hands to fold it down but it is ridiculously simple and takes no working out or remembering how to do. Which is usually one of the most frustrating things about most new prams, standing at your car boot trying to remember how to fold the damn thing down right? With this one it is just a case of holding a bit in each hand, pulling up and it all collapsing in half.
It fits nicely in my car boot too.
I regularly use it with my car seat clipped on for things like the school run so be sure to think about whether you think this would be a useful feature for you. You can purchase car seat adaptors for almost every type of car seat to turn the pram into a travel system.
One minor annoyance is that none of my travel mugs fit into the cup holder that comes as standard with the pram… but if that’s not a first world problem then I don’t know what is.
Once the baby is old enough and I end up putting the seated pushchair bit on to it instead of the carrycot, I will be sure to do another review of that and link to it here for you. But for now – top marks from me!