Silver Cross Wave pushchair review

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    Pros

    • A premium, chic travel system designed to grow with your family

    Cons

    • A higher price - but an investment buy

    The Silver Cross Wave pushchair is one of the best prams you can buy for a newborn. Johanna Hewitson and her three-month-old daughter put it to the test.

    If you’re looking for a highly robust but seriously luxurious pram that can cope with not one but two newborn babies, look no further.

    Credit: Silver Cross

    Design

    Weighs: 17.7kg | Suitable for: birth – 25kg (approx. 6 years)

    The Silver Wave is in a league of its own. Every detail is beautiful and luxurious and although it’s expensive, you really feel that you’re buying the very best quality for your baby. The Wave is thoughtfully designed with stylish attention to detail. The patented seat elevation brings your baby that little bit closer to you, and the huge number of possible seating configurations makes this impressively versatile, whether you’re planning to use it for siblings, twins, or just one little bundle of joy. We particularly like the naturally anti-bacterial bamboo fabrics inside the carrycot and on the reversible seat line

    Features

    Prams don’t get more versatile than this. The carrycot is suitable for overnight sleeping and comes with a carrycot stand, so it’s perfect for overnight trips away from home. The pram is compatible with the Silver Cross Simplicity or Dream car sears, and the seat unit has multiple recline positions and can be rearward-facing or parent-facing, The handlebar is height adjustable – brilliant if you and your partner aren’t the same height – and the adjustable leg rest makes this extra comfy for naps on the go. The lockable front swivel wheels and dual wheel suspension make light work of any terrain.

    Value for money

    The price of the Silver Cross Wave reflects the craftsmanship and quality of the material used. Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s a true investment.

    “As a mum to a toddler and a baby, this pram certainly ticks all the best for me,” says Johanna Hewitson, mum to Georgia, three months. “The fact you can use the stroller seat and carrycot together gives this the edge over other prams. It is such good quality and the finishing touches are very impressive.”

    Verdict

    "This pram feels light and it's wonderful to push," says Johanna. "I found it particularly easy to get it up kerbs – something I normally struggle with. And the multi-height handle with five different positions makes it easy for someone as short as me to find a comfortable position for steering. The hood also has a pop-out visor which is handy for keeping the sun out of my daughter's eyes without the need for an extra sunshade, and the hood comes forward so far that I didn't need to put the rain cover on during a light shower."

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