Valco Rebel Q
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I am so frustrated with my Valvo pram I almost had a serious accident with my baby as I alighted from a train because this pram is poorly built and substandard.
I have contacted customer service to be sent a part that was already on my pram. That doesn't fix anything. When I try to call the company I just get voice mail.
I brought this pram because it was recommended by Choice magazine. I will be writing an honest review on that site as well.
I bought the Valco Rebel Q as it has four wheels, is suitable for a newborn as the seat lays back, you can turn the seat around so bub can face you when they're young and then look outwards when older, and one back brake. It also came with the added bonus of having an extendable handle which has become important because both my husband and I are above average height.
Our baby is now almost three months and this is a great pram for us:
- we have the extended hood version which is great at keeping sun/rain off of the baby
- it fits in the small boot of our car
- it comes in two separate pieces which is convenient when putting in our car
- it is fairly easy to collapse and put together
- can handle off the beaten track
- the extended handle is great
- small turning circle, is easy to get around most stores and shopping centres.
The only negatives are:
- the basket can be hard to get to when the seat is in the lay back position
- can be difficult sometimes to change the lay back position of the seat
- if you are interested in more than one baby, you can't add an additional seat.
I love love love this pram.
it is suitable from birth as it lays flat, right through to toddler. the seat can be forward or rear facing by just turnung it around. also compatable with select capsules.
adjustable handle which is handy as my husband is quite tall.
the extra large canopy is fantastic in summer - most other prams do not have this.
it has a very small turning circle which helps when shopping.
they also have a toddler seat attachment for when bubs number 2 comes along.
Initially the steering was not great but it seems this has 'worn in' somewhat. the front wheels had a tendency to have a mind of it's own and I was battling the pram to get it to go where I wanted, especially on slippery supermarket floors or bumpy paths. This seems to have settled down after a month of use and it is going well now & doesn't seem to be a problem at the moment. Probably a fraction
I got this pram online for about $500, the $800-odd retail price is totally overpriced and I would never pay this for it.