About the product
The Cosatto Giggle 2 is a three wheeled travel system which can be purchased in a number of unusual designs and bright colours.
The standard package includes the following:
- One three wheeled pram chassis with two large solid removable back wheels, one swivel front wheel which can be locked into place, one mid sized shopping basket, and a height adjustable handle.
- One good sized carry cot with bumper bar, rain hood, quilted cot cover and mattress.
- One pram seat which can be attached either forward or backward facing at a variety of inclines. The pram seat has a 5 point harness, reversible liner and foot muff, rain hood and bumper bar.
- One plastic rain cover, suitable for use with both the carry cot and seat attachment.
- One nappy bag with matching changing mat and mess bag.
In addition to the standard package many packages include a matching Cosatto Hold 0+ car seat complete with newborn insert, rain hood, plastic rain cover and pram adapters.
Why did I choose this travel system
While I was pregnant with Grumpy Baby, I spent months looking at travel systems and prams. I had no idea before I need one just how complicated a task this would be. Buying the right pram for your baby is now as involved (if not more so) than purchasing a car and with many travel systems costing £1k+, it can be just as expensive!
My requirements were simple. I wanted a system which had a full carry cot, not one which used the seat attachment as a makeshift carry cot. I also wanted one with large wheels, which would be stable on uneven ground. Finally, I wanted something which wouldn’t break the bank as having a baby is expensive enough without spending ££££ on a pram.
After spending weeks looking at reviews, trying prams in shops and working out what we could afford I settled on the Cosatto Giggle 2 for its fantastic value for money, sturdiness, reliability and funky design.
When I received the Cosatto Giggle 2 I have to admit to being like a kid in a candy shop, I was so excited! It was my first big baby purchase and I couldn’t wait to get it out of the box and put it together. I threw myself into building it, which was a slightly more difficult job than expected at 5 months pregnant. The instructions which are provided entirely in picture form, were a little confusing at times but I got there in the end and was over the moon with how eye-catching the pram is.
I used the carry cot attachment for around the first 3 months of Baby’s life, and I couldn’t have been happier with it. The carry cot is very well made and sturdy and the patterns on the lining had the unexpected advantage of providing sensory stimulation to Baby. The little flower designs were the first thing that Baby ever noticeably reached for and even now at 20 weeks she still becomes fascinated by them every time we put the rain hood up.
As a pram the Giggle 2 really did exceed expectations. It was very light and easy to steer, the height adjustable handle made it comfortable to use, the large wheel base made it very stable and despite the solid wheels the shock absorption was excellent, meaning that Baby was able to sleep peacefully while I went about my business. The pram does have a mid sized shopping basket that easily fits one or two shopping bags, but as an added bonus I discovered that I could hang additional shopping bags off of the bumper bar sockets without moving the prams center of gravity. This meant that I could hang several additional bags off of the pram without any risk of it becoming unstable or toppling over, which was very handy around Christmas time. I did find that the bumper bar clips themselves are very stiff, which made it difficult to undo the bar one handed if I was holding Baby, but this was a small niggle which was rarely a problem.
Baby did eventually outgrow the carry cot width wise, rather than length wise. So I moved her across to the seat attachment in a fully reclined position. If anything this is even more comfortable for baby, to the point where I often pop her into her pram if I’m struggling to get her to take a nap!
The seat attachment has a 5 point harness which can easily be moved to allow for growth. The harness also has thick padding across the shoulders with soft fleece on one side and a thick hard wearing fabric on the other to provide the perfect mix of comfort on the shoulders and the durability to deal with nibbly teething babies. The seat is lined with a removable, reversible liner which can either be turned to a soft brush cotton like fabric or a warm cozy fleece. Either feel lovely and soft to the touch and attach to the foot muff which can also be reversed depending on your mood. The liner has the added bonus of making it very easy to keep the seat clean, as it’s a five minute job to remove the liner and pop it in the wash.
The only slight niggles I have with the seat attachment are that the release button to remove the seat from the chassis is the same button you use to pivot the the chair. As a result, you can sometimes misalign the brackets when removing the seat which makes it difficult to put the seat it back on. This is something that you get used to with experience, but I would have liked there to be two separate buttons. Also, you can only leave the seat on the chassis when folding it if the seat is facing forward. It would have been nice to be able to fold the pram with the seat in place when it’s in the backwards position too.
When I chose the Giggle 2 I did so with the stable wheel base on my wish list, as I wanted it to be suitable for use on walks and at festivals. It really is brilliant at this and has never given me trouble either with instability or getting stuck on any of the muddy paths or grassy fields I’ve taken it on. However, the down side is that it is a little cumbersome when used in cramped shops, where the protruding back wheels catch on shelving stands and the odd passer by! The size can also be a problem if you have a small car, as although Cosatto have done brilliantly at making the travel system tuck away as small as possible, with the front wheel and handle tucking away and the large back wheels popping off with the quick release buttons, there is only so much you can do to make the pram compact without losing the stability and durability.
All in all this is a brilliant travel system which gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Cosatto has chosen not to follow the herd of designer prams with their slimline frames and muted colours, and have instead cut their own path with outrageous prints and sturdy build. They have also gone against the grain of their competitors by giving you everything you might need (rain covers, foot muffs etc.) with the travel system as part of the package, meaning there are no hidden costs to worry about. When you purchase this travel system, you really will have everything you might need, all in the one box.
Where can I buy it
You can visit the Cosatto website HERE for a list of current stockists or purchase from Amazon via the link below.