Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Silver Cross Pioneer in Pushchair Mode | Review ♥

As a family we absolutely love the Silver Cross brand. Not only are their products practical and easy to use, but they're super stylish too and I love using them with our children.

A few months ago we were sent the wonderful Silver Cross Pioneer, with vintage silver colourway, to use with our newest addition, Beau. I loved pushing Beau around in his beautiful pram and I reviewed the Pioneer in carry cot mode back in October - which you can read all about here.

Beau is now six months old and we've transitioned him to the pushchair stage of the Pioneer. It was a bittersweet moment for me when I decided to move him out of the carry cot. It was a reminder for me that my baby is growing far too quickly for my liking and also that that last walk with him in the carrycot might be it's last use by us ever as he may be our last child - all the sadness!

He is now in his pushchair seat and I'm happy to say he still loves being in his pram. The pushchair seat of the Pioneer can be positioned in three ways - upright, semi or flat and it's so easy to transition the seat setting too, you simply pull on the handle at the back of the seat and it moves very easily. I've only had Beau in the flat position so far as he's not able to sit up by himself yet, but he genuinely looks so comfy and happy laying down in the pushchair seat.

The seat attaches to the chassis very easily by slotting it into the adapter slots - the same ones that are used for the carry cot so they don't even have to be changed. The seat can be used in a forward facing and parent facing mode, with us preferring the parent facing mode as Beau is still so young.

The seat of the pushchair is very spacious and I believe that this will be Beau's one and only pushchair, lasting him from three months to whenever he gets to walking age, and I think that's a great aspect when it comes to buying a pram for your baby, you want to get longevity for the price you're paying and Silver Cross most definitely offer this.

There's an adjustable footrest on the pushchair seat, which is a great feature as it can be moved to suit your child's age and needs, also giving calf support for taller children. There's also a non-slip footrest on the front of the chassis, which is ideal for helping older children to get into their pushchair with ease.

One of the things which bothered me when using the Pioneer in carry cot mode was that the carry cot blocked access to the huge basket underneath, thankfully, when being used in pushchair mode, the basket is fully accessible and is perfect for popping everything into when we're out and about - and believe me when I say it can hold a lot!

Silver Cross Pioneer in Pushchair Mode Features - 
✓ Swivel front wheels for easy maneuverability
✓ Interchangeable colour ways for customisation
✓ Large and spacious pushchair seat
✓ Three seat positions
✓ Large basket
✓ Quick-click fold for putting the chassis up and down
✓ Bumper bar.
✓ Extendable handle for taller users
✓ Easy to assemble
✓ Can fit in a small car boot

Pros -
Lightweight and easy to push
Front swivel wheels for easy maneuverability
Very comfy for baby and children
Extendable handle
Can fit in the boot of my car with ease
Very easy to use and assemble
It's a good price point for the quality and the longevity it offers

Cons -
For me there are none, this pushchair is an absolute dream to use and I love pushing Beau around in it

I really do love the Silver Cross Pioneer, it's been so easy and a joy to use in both carry cot and pushchair mode and I really like the fact that this will be the only pushchair Beau will ever need. In pushchair mode the Pioneer still fits easily into my small car boot and attaching the pushchair onto the chassis can be done in about two seconds - ideal for someone like me who hates faffing about with these kind of things. The Pioneer is a great pram/pushchair option and I'd highly recommend it for anyone who's looking for something stylish, comfortable for their child and which is super simple to use too.

The Silver Cross Pioneer is €879, which I think it quite reasonable for what it includes and the longevity it offers.

*We were sent the Silver Cross Pioneer for the purposes of this review, however, as always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


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