So Iíve now had the iCandy Peach Stroller in my possession for a couple of months and all I can say is ďWOWĒ. I know that may sound a bit over the top but seriously Iím in love.
I havenít used the iCandy Peach Stroller with the carrycot as my little girl is now in the seat unit so canít comment on that but I will share my experience so far.
I am testing the iCandy Peach Stroller in Tomato colour. The colours are so vibrant; definitely stand out from the crowd. The vibrant colours alongside the chrome chassis just looks amazing, looks very chic! I also love the material that is used for the seat unit and footmuff, itís hardwearing, durable and easy to wipe clean.
The iCandy Peach Stroller is a dream to push and Iíve had my fair share of other prams to compare it with. It actually glides! I find it incredibly easy to manage even with one hand. One of my favourite features of the iCandy Peach Stroller is the front wheels. I love that if you decide to go down a step or kerb with front wheels down first, that the wheels stay stable they donít buckle under like the other prams Iíve had. I have found this feature very useful getting off buses too. Whilst on the subject of wheels the iCandy Peach Strollerís wheels are cushioned tyres Ė no punctures and no keeping correct psi. Admittedly the ride isnít as smooth as air filled tyres but it definitely is smooth enough, my daughter in fact likes to feel the bumps Ė makes her fall asleep.
Moving on to the ingenious fold. I love how easy it is to fold down this pram. Even though to fold it you have to remove the seat unit itís not hard to do. Once youíve removed the seat unit by pushing in buttons on either side of seat and lifting all you have to do is pump the handle down which collapses the handlebar then pull the strap that sits in the basket. The base folds in half and you can put the strap over your shoulder and off you go. Love it!
If Iím honest I donít have any complaints just yet Ė maybe Iíve found ďthe oneĒ! There are however a few little things that Iíd like to tweak on the accessories. The first would be the rain cover. It is easy to attach but I would like a flap that I could open to access baby or to allow some air through. Secondly the footmuff is very snug and I fleece lining is lovely and soft but I personally would like the footmuff to come up higher and be able to fold over. I have to still use a blanket for my little girlís upper body. Lastly, as much as I adore my changing bag, it is rather on the large size for everyday use. Itís superb for long days out or even overnight stays. I believe the size of the bag is in case you upgrade your iCandy Peach Stroller to a double. I would like to be able to purchase a smaller bag for daily use maybe a smaller messenger type bag would do.
I have to say I think Iíve made it work hard over the last couple of months.
My daughter who just turned one loves this pram; she even has all her naps in it. She is a reflux baby so being upright prevents her being sick as much. She is able to sleep in the pram in the sitting up position without her head dropping forward. Unfortunately my little girl has been very poorly lately and as a result has been vomiting a lot Ė in turn my poor iCandy has been covered in vomit! YUK indeed! Thank goodness the cosytoes is washable. It has been in the wash at least 5 times in the last few weeks. Not only does it wash up nicely it also keeps its shape. Phew! I also had to use soapy water to clean the harness straps.
Before all the sickness we had our fair bit of snow. As soon as I woke up I knew I had to test my iCandy Peach Stroller in the snow. I wanted to try it in the thick snow that was untouched (yes Iím a big kid). So at 7:30am there we are playing in the snow. We even walked to the shop to test it. All I can say is WELL DONE ICANDY! I had no problems whatsoever; in fact it glided so easily that I had forgotten to even lock the front wheels. Maybe if the snow was a few inches thicker I may have needed to lock the wheels but for the 3 inches we had it passed the test with ease. I also have to mention that the Tomato colour stood out in the snow and looked stunning.
My new admiration for my iCandy Peach Stroller is how it copes with extra weight. My daughter is now a healthy 11.86kg and even though is she is quite heavy the iCandy Peach Stroller doesnít feel any different. It still glides and can turn 360 degrees with one hand. The only thing I have noticed is that the bigger my daughter gets it is harder for me to carry the chassis (or seat part) together with my daughter, but then I do live on the first floor with no lift so even carrying shopping can even be a nuisance.
All in all Iím very happy with my iCandy Peach Stroller the only thing I would change if I could right now would be to have a child tray instead of bumper bar but thatís only because my daughter is at the age where she likes to snack on the go.
So my iCandy Peach Stroller is going strong and with this unpredictable English weather I have been swapping and changing my accessories. In the very hot weather I got rid of the cosy toes and put the seat liner back on and used my parasol. I even used my iCandy Palm Sun Shade when my little one went asleep. She wouldnít keep it on when she was awake. Then just as I got excited about my summer accessories I had to swap and put back on the cosy toes and rain cover. Thank goodness my pram is versatile!
My only problems Iíve encountered so far is that my daughter likes to use the bumper bar to teeth on. Luckily itís not noticeable from the front but will be investing in replacing it via the iCandy iSpares shop for £20.
I have signed up for the Bliss Buggy Push on the 16th June, which is sponsored by iCandy. It is a 5k buggy push and I will be pushing my iCandy Peach Stroller. I canít wait! Am excited to see how my pram compares to the others!
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