I bought one 6 years ago for our first child and used it for 6 years every day for child one then number 2 it lasted 6 whole years and unfortunately broke after 6 years but I love the pram that my that I just bought a new one 2 weeks ago. I can't recommend it enough. It is great how it converts from bassinet to toddler mode. It is narrower than alot of prams and ezy to push :) and their customer service are very helpful too if you have any problems. Best pram ever :)
I did an awful lot of research before buying my pram. I ended up with the Childcare Hola.
I'm up to baby no 2. and, 3 years on, the pram is still going strong. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it last another 3 easily.
The only minor fault is that one of the press studs that holds the sunshade on snapped off, but even that hasn't affected the function of the sunshade.
Easy to push one handed, tight turning circle. Only problem is that the front wheels sometimes buckle under when going down a step or off a gutter.
It goes off road really well too, on grass, gravel, dirt, even sand!
It is a little heavy when trying to collapse, but it helps that you can take the seat part off first. Having two parts makes it easier to fit in a boot, but it does take up a lot of space. I don't try to collapse the pram on public transport or on a daily basis at home. I imagine it wouldn't be very suitable, if that is what you are looking for.
It is on the heavy side, but no more than any other large style pram.
Suitable from Birth:
It converts very easily between a full bassinet (with added mattress) to an upright pram with infinate number of angles (but not fully reclined). The seat also comes off and can be turned to face you or away from you in both bassinet and upright modes. The only downside is you have to take the child out to turn it around.
Basket is big and easily accessed. Fits quite a bit of shopping under it (more than the weight recommendation!). No extra storage spaces or drink holders, though. The seat itself is quite wide, so there is always room to put drink bottle, book, toy or snack box tucked in next to your toddler for easy access.
I love that the raincover and suncover zip onto the sunshade directly and can be folded back and left there in between use (they also tuck away very easily in the basket.) The bootcover is more bulky but does also fit in the basket if taking it off while out and about.
The sunshade is big and sturdy but doesn't have a peep window.
I use a Lascal maxi toddler board with my Hola and it fits well and tucks up easily in bassinet mode. Haven't tried it in upright mode yet.
Value for money:
We paid $200 for it on sale 3 years ago, and has been worth every penny!!
This pram was very useful at first because of the bassinet feature. It was also easy to put in and out of the car after my c section as it comes apart but before I could even use it in its stroller position the wheels all fell off! I have a very handy tradesmen hubby who couldnt fix them either. No one else who reveiwed the product seems to have had similar problems so maybe it was just mine but I didnt get that much use out of it before I needed a new one. It was a good price for the features only problem was the wheels!
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