Prams and pushchairs are increasingly a fashion object as well as a functional necessity. And while the function is really important, the fashion is the fun bit and of course we all love it when we turn heads with our chosen mode of pushing power.
So when we were sent the Cosatto Yo! Golightly stroller to test drive – which on paper excels in both of the above! – we couldn’t wait to get it out on the street with 19 month old Fluxling #2 as chief tester for once.
We are unusually a ‘no car’ household! Neither of us has yet managed to pass our driving test, and with so long living in city centres it was never much of a priority. So with both Fluxlings, our motorless four wheels has been a real important piece of everyday equipment.
We’re more accustomed to heavy duty 3 in 1 prams rather than pushchairs and a lot of pushchairs I’ve looked at have felt a bit flimsy for our needs. So the first thing that hit me about the Cosatto Yo! is that it feels really sturdy as you push it around. For its sturdy feel, it’s not heavy, and the handles are angled with comfortable squidgy foam grips. The front wheels swivel making it an easy push, and lock meaning it copes quite well with terrain like canal tow paths and country lanes. You have an easy push down brake that operates from either back wheel and good sized basket – another essential for us!
The colourway of the limited edition Yo! Golightly is just wonderful, with geometric black and white stripes on the outside and spots on the inside giving a real standout feel. And then it goes all retro fifties with the oversized red bow with central button on the hood. The motif is repeated on the accessories.
This pushchair is a real eyecatcher and we’ve had loads of compliments pushing it around Manchester city centre, much to the surprise of Fluxling #2 who is used to being the one cooed over in children’s stores! It’s a comfy ride for him with plenty of room even at his age, and he seemed perfectly happy to dose off in there, especially when we recline it back when we see his eyes going.
It folds up easily and compactly, and has a carry handle for loading into car boots. The seat reclines at any angle controlled easily by a simple but effective strap at the back of the seat. A great bonus over the usual fixed recline positions. There is a baby support and a more or less flat recline position, making it suitable from birth, although personally I’d always prefer to see newborns lying flat in a carry cot!
The pushchair comes with a comprehensive set of matching accessories included in the price – a rainhood in neat drawstring bag (that has its own handy hook on the chasis), changing bag complete with roll up changing mat, and a lovely cosy foot muff.
The attention to detail you get with this pushchair is great. It’s a really good looking design, with loads of practical considerations included. We’re certainly going to be giving it a lot of use!
The Cosatto Yo! Golightly comes with a 4 year guarantee. For more information see here