**This blog is part of a gifted collaboration with Phil & Ted's, however all words and opinions are my own.
About six months ago, the very kind people over at 'Phil & Teds' asked me if I would like to give their fabulous new ‘Go Buggy’ a whirl. Given that I was in the market to downgrade our MASSIVE double pram, I was intrigued. So, I agreed to give it a go, in exchange for some honest feedback for them! It’s a win-win!
After years of having to load and unload a giant double pram in and out of cars, and push it up and down hills, going to something that was so small and compact was an absolute breath of fresh air! With Abbie starting school this year, I was finding myself using a pram multiple times a day, just for school drop off and pick up. Let alone the times in between!
It only weighs 5kg!
Yep, a measly 5kg. I can put more weight on than that after a family BBQ. So, lifting it in and out of the car has been a breeze. I’m not exaggerating when I say on multiple occasions, I’ve been able to fold and unfold it with one hand. Which is a huge benefit to any person that’s had to park on a busy road with multiple children in tow. The mechanism for folding the pram is a simple as pulling a small handle on the seat, and the pram folds in half. No need to use two hands! The width of the pram is also only 44cm. Which again makes it super compact for handling purposes. The 44cm width is still surprisingly wide, so I don’t find that Hannah is squashed in there at all.
One of the considerations for many (or any parents) when looking at buying cars is the amount of space that a pram will take up in the boot. Many a time have I had to stack up the back seat because there’s simply not enough room in the boot for the pram and the groceries! Which is fine in days gone by, but now I have three car seats taking up the entire back seat, so it’s not an option. But I can confidently say that the Go Buggy fits neatly in the footwell behind the passenger seat. Which is also much more convenient in many situations when unloading the tribe of kids!
There's room for your nappy bag!
Or at least for mine there is. I guess this one depends entirely on the type of nappy bag that you tote around with you EVERYWHERE. The parcel tray underneath the seat has the capacity to carry up to 5kg as well. Which is very convenient! I stash my nappy bag, drink bottles and a plethora of other things that I find myself carrying on a daily basis down there. Keeping in mind it is meant to be a compact stroller, you probably can’t carry everything down there, but in my opinion, it has a very decent amount of storage space, even in comparison to some of the full-sized prams out there on the market.
Other notable mentions...
It has a 5-point safety harness, with each individual strap able to clip in on its own. And what I mean by that is, I’ve had prams in the past, where you need to connect straps together before you can clip it into the main buckle. This has been a godsend while having to strap in a wriggly toddler.
The seat can fully recline, making it ideal from birth all the way through to 15kg. Which technically means my 4-year-old could still quite comfortably fit in there.
The Go Buggy is also travel system ready. Meaning it is compatible with other Phil and Teds products to help make life with a little person a little bit easier.
In all honesty, it was an adjustment going from a large bulky pram, to a lightweight umbrella stroller like this. I had to train myself to use this one with ease, not push it around like my old double pram monstrosity... But I'm almost certain that's more due to driver error than anything else!
Who is it suited to?
For more information...
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Behind the blog...
‘The Mummysomniac’ is a lifestyle, motherhood and most recently, pregnancy blog, founded in 2015 by Kirsty McKenzie. She’s a mum of three, blogging about the highs and lows of motherhood, with a straight forward and honest approach, as well as a little bit of humour. Kirsty is passionate about sharing the realities of #MumLife, not the cookie cutter, high gloss version