When I first fell pregnant with Jasper I was adamant that our lives would be a stylish montage of neutral tones and The White Company inspired settings. I said from the get go if I had a girl there would be no pink and if I had a boy – no blue. I didn’t want all of the bright plastic toys; I wanted my baby in whites and greys, playing with light wooden toys – who the heck did I think I was?
Yes that does sound like the perfect Instagrammable life but lets be practical here, kids love colour. Shaking a white rattle at a baby and shaking a rainbow patterned one at them would bare no competition. Kids are stimulated and inspired by the colours of the world and that’s why I was really excited to be able to work with well known colourful baby brand, Cosatto.
Cosatto are all about the bright and vibrant patterns that do nothing but make kids smile. Yes I love the sleek and stylish look of my Bugaboo Donkey Duo, which I’ll be reviewing soon but I just know that if given the choice the boys would always be drawn to the bold patterns of a Cosatto pushchair.
As a mother (and step mother) of two toddler boys, a double pushchair is a necessity, especially one that can be used for mixed ages and from birth up to toddler years so this Cosatto To and Fro Duo was the perfect choice for us to try.
Rather than giving a hefty description of facts and figures that you could find on the product website, I thought I’d give a list of likes and dislikes … and of course a whole heap of pictures!
Umbrella fold – As much as I love the sturdiness of other pushchairs the umbrella fold in this is not only compact but easy to store. As we’re using the stroller seats you don’t need to remove the seats first so it literally folds into one piece – a far cry from my one seat, frame and side basket fiasco with the Bugaboo Donkey.
Pattern (for the boys) – The boys absolutely love the colours and print of this pushchair. Jasper kept shouting ‘yellow, yellow’ and Rhys was running his hands around the rain drop style patterns.
From birth to toddler years – Knowing that you can buy this one pushchair to do you right from start to beginning is wonderful.
Ease of use – The seats reclines with a simple pull of a lever and acts separately meaning if one of your littles ones isn’t ready to sleep they can stay sat up right.
The break is also really simple with a push of a level with your foot.
Versatile – Being able to have one baby seat and one toddler seat at the same time makes this the perfect style for a muma of mixed ages. Many doubles are simply two toddler seats only benefitting twins or older kiddies.
Price – Retailing at £500 (£450 in some stores) it’s a fab price for a double pushchair that grows from birth to toddler.
Double handle bars – I prefer to use a pushchair with one handle bar going vertically across the top of the pushchair so that I can push single handedly with ease. I did find this one difficult to push with one hand if I needed to use my phone or get something out of my bag while walking.
I’d also prefer handlebars that adjust as I have a bad lower back and like to be as upright as possible.
5 point harness – This is purely a lazy one but as a mum on the run I don’t like fiddling about with 5 point harnesses; especially with wriggly toddlers. A 3 point harness would make strapping little ones in a lot easier.
Doesn’t convert to single – Now this is simply something that would benefit my situation as a mother and step mum. As Rhys is only with us at weekends I only need a double for that time; for during the week a single pushchair is perfect. This doesn’t convert meaning I’d either need to buy a single as well or would have to walk around with an empty seat 5 days a week.
Pattern (for me) – As much as I know the pattern is wonderful boy the boys, I still love a plain pushchair to go with my clothing and handbags (sorry boys!)
Overall I really like this pushchair. It’s a bargain for what you get and really easy to pop in the car for long walks and family time. The boys found it comfortable and fun and aside from the few dislikes I’d recommend this to mothers of multiples!
Have you used this pushchair? What are your thoughts, I’d love to know!
Thanks for reading,