Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Cosatto Yo! Ahoy Review and Giveaway!




It will come as no surprise to any of you to know that I love my role as a Cosatto Brand Buddy.

Cosatto truly are a brand that I whole heartily adore, from their cheeky designs to the bright colours, they have the power to brighten the dullest English day! 

In my latest mission set by Cosatto, I have been tasked to trial the new limited edition Yo! Ahoy There! Of course this is a task I didn't have to question and welcomed with open arms.

I am no stranger to the Yo! after putting the Pear Drop through it's paces in summer 2012 I was very excited to try out the latest model. The highlights for me have to be the ease of use and the overall simplicity the Yo! and not to mention that it always seems to turn heads while we are out and about.

The Yo! Ahoy There Specification - 
The Techy bit...Before the exciting bit!

- Weight: 7kg
- Size: L: 72cm W: 44cm H: 98cm
- Folded size: L: 116cm W: 30cm H: 34cm
- Handle height: 100cm
- Suitable from birth
- Suitable for children up to 15kg



What's in the box?

Cosatto are so very generous with the accessories that come with their strollers and the Yo! Ahoy There is no exception. 

In the box you will find:

- Footmuff.
- Changing Bag (All Limited Editions come with this)
- Raincover.
- Shopping basket.
- Detachable hood.
- Chest pads.
- Head hugger.
- Aluminium chassis.

Putting together the Yo! Ahoy There is really easy, and I am not just saying that because I have had practice!

Before you can take your new wheels out for a stroll around the town you just need to pop each of the wheels onto the chassis and attach the hood. And that was that, Leo’s fancy new pirate pushchair was all ready to hit the 7 seas with, or…the flooded river Avon as it was at that point!

The Yo! has many different designs but I have to say out of all of them this is my favourite. In traditional Cosatto style this stroller is cheeky and ready to turn heads. Set on an aluminium silver frame with white and navy stripes and a vibrant red skull and cross bone in patent, passers by can really see that trouble is coming their way, and then they see Leo…boy they know he means business!

The inside of the hood boasts more skull and crossbones on the navy back drop in flashy white. The outside of the hood is again donned with the navy and white stripes completing the daring attire. The one thing I am missing from the Ahoy There that was featured on the Pear Drop is the peek a boo window. I liked being able to see what Leo was up to when the hood was up, but that aside I have noticed that the hood sits better without this window.

The Yo! is an umbrella fold stroller and is one of the simplest pushchairs that I have ever had the pleasure of putting up and down. It takes seconds to set the Yo! up and get it ready for action, and it takes seconds to put it back down again. But when you have your Ahoy There all ready for a trip you can rest assured that it is more than fit for the task in hand, it is such a sturdy stroller and from my personal experiences it has served me well. I have to admit I have hung many a shopping bags on the back of the Yo! and it has stood strong, serving me and Leo proudly.

When the Yo! is collapsed it is quite long lengthways but I can fit it in the boot of my 206. It just about goes in lenthways, but I do still have plenty of room for other bits and pieces. My sister in law also has a Yo! which she is using with her 12 week old son, and we have managed to fit both of our Yo’s in the boot of my car! So that just gives you an idea of space.

If you do require more space you can easily take off the front wheels to give you the extra room.

The Yo! allows Leo to sit completely upright and take in everything around him, he loves to be nosey when we are out and about so this suits him down to the ground. He sits contently in his seat while we feed the ducks together, not that he throws the bread for the ducks to eat, he is happiest when eating it himself. Leo loves watching the ducks milling around to get the bread and is completely safe in the fantastic Yo! seat unit that features a chunky 5 point harness.

The harness can be adjusted ever so easily to one of three different height settings as I have discovered since using the Yo! with Leo. The buckles can be a little stiff when they are straight out of the box but they loosen up over time.

The back of the seat unit can be reclined by using the straps that can be tightened and released by a simple clip. By tightening the straps the seat will incline and by pulling the strap loose it will recline. Once you have found the desired position you simply snap the clip back down to hold it in place.

The Yo! Ahoy There has a fully lined hood with a UPF factor of 50+, this is great for the summer months (if indeed we get some sunshine!) The hood is sturdy and casts Leo welcomed shade, but with this winter sunshine it can sometimes go right into his eyes and the hood cannot be adjusted to accommodate for this, but Leo doesn’t seem to mind too much and it is not long before we change direction and it is no longer an issue.

We take the Yo! on many of our adventures as it is such a easy to transport stroller, Leo can nap soundly in it and he sits comfortably watching the world go by. The Ahoy There has been to the park and down by the river, it has seen many a shop and even endeavoured further to help me with my purchases. When Leo no longer needs a stroller I am going to miss the big welcoming shopping basket and handy handle bars to hang my bags. It begs belief, but one day I may actually have to carry my own shopping! Or arrange for baby number two to arrive around that time!?

The shopping basket is readily accessible and is a really generous size. I can take out everything I need in the basket alone so on occasion I don’t even need to take a changing bag!

Being winter we are currently sporting the included cosy toes, and it is doing a mighty fine job of keeping Leo nice and snug on our travels in the frost. The cosy toes is soft and fleecy on the inside and waterproof on the outside, as we discovered when we got caught in a torrential down pour!

The cosy toes can be completely un-zipped and the bottom section can be used as a reversible seat liner. The seat liner provides an extra layer of padding to your little one should you choose to install it. It can be used throughout the summer so that those sneaky naps in the Yo! are even more comfortable.

With the summer and winter we have had on the rain front you will be very glad to hear all about the very handy rain cover that is included with the Yo! Cosatto have obviously been vigilantly watching the weather forecasts and seeing a familiar pattern of ‘rain, rain and more rain’ popping up. So to compensate for the rainy forecasts Cosatto have developed the rain cover a nifty little bag that attaches to the frame of your stroller. This means that it is always within easy reach for when the sky’s open and the heavens fall.

The bag is in the colour coded with navy and white stripes to in-keep with the pirate design.


What do Leo and I think over all?

I have thoroughly loved the Cosatto Yo! Ahoy There, and it is no surprise as I love my Pear Drop equally. Leo goes around in style even when he is with his Granny as she now uses the Pear Drop for Leo while I am at work. As for the Ahoy There I adore the cheeky new design that has been applied to the stroller.

Leo has a comfortable ride and demonstrates this by having a snooze when ever he feels like it, and I find it a joy to push around. The padded handles make it easy to grip and the entire manoeuvrability factor of the Ahoy There is second to none, I find it so easy to navigate and I know I have the front swivel wheels to thank for that!

The Yo! Ahoy There is priced between £220.00 - £250.00 depending upon where you buy it.

All of Cosatto’s products come with a standard 4 year guarantee so it is very worth registering your product with them via the form enclosed in the box.

For a full list of stockists please visit the Cosatto website.


GIVEAWAY!

I am very pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win their very own Cosatto Yo! Ahoy There! 

All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter options below for your chance to win this cheeky stroller for your little one!

Terms and Conditions:
Please only enter this giveaway if you live within the United Kingdom. A winner willl be chosen at random on the condition they have completed the entry form honestly.Once a winner had been chosen you will be contacted via email, if you do not respond within 48 hours another winner will be picked at random and the original winner's notification will not be valid. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I was sent the Cosatto Yo! Ahoy There for the purpose of this review, however all views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.
ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions

258 comments:

  1. Michaela britton miccisy1@hotmail.co.uk

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  2. I love the design. Most prams are plain and boring but this has it's own style

    http://adventuresofayorkshiremummy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I just love that cosatto have carried on with their funky designs x

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  4. Following with GFC
    lisa@lisasworld.co.uk

    Love the style of these. So different and unique which is what i like

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  5. Kim Carberry // hunnypie27@gmail.com

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  6. its a divine colour and soo funky x

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  7. I love the design! Very fun and funky!

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  8. I love the funky design! It's a stand out pushchair :-)

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  9. following with gfc kellyinnes@hotmail.co.uk

    I like that you can take the wheels off to make the pushchair slimmer when fitting in the car

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  10. I love that it looks very warm and cosy! Xx

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  11. It's funky, cool and different to all the boring one-colour buggies out there.

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  12. LOVE this - just about to decorate my sons bedroom in pirate theme so I reckon i NEED to get an Ahoy there to match right ;-)

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  13. I love the colours and the designs - they are far from plain and boring!

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  14. I love this design! REally nice to see a nice design for the little boys!

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  15. I like it cos it looks like it is lightweight yet still sturdy and good quality whereas the lightweight single buggy i have at the moment is rubbish! and the cool design is yet another bonus

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  16. it just looks very cool for a little boy i love everything stripy anyway!!

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  17. im a great lover of stripes this also looks very modern too x

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  18. I love the cheery design and that you get all those matching extras with it.

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  19. Following with GFC happyhomebird
    greendragonfly@hotmail.co.uk

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  20. I love the design, we are big pirate fans here. I also love that it can be used from birth and is easy to fold, important when juggling a toddler and a newborn!

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  21. I'm following via GFC (xxmermaid1@gmail.com)

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  22. I really like the design of it.

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  23. Fab brand, very funky designs :)

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  24. what a funky stroller - I'd be the envy of mums & tots wheeling my boy in with this xx

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  25. WOuld love to win this!

    foz_pot@hotmail.com

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  26. kathryn stannard13 January 2013 at 18:21

    The funky designs are lush!

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  27. Sonya Cisco fran_cisco@hotmail.co.uk

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  28. All the nice girls love a pirate!! ;)

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  29. I've wanted one of these for the longest time. The best thing about it is the colours and the design - I've never read a bad review x

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  30. Love the way this stands oyt from the crowd

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  31. Unique, love the bold colour :-)

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  32. This is such a bright and bold design, Cosatto pushchairs are fab and this is another great design.

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  33. I love the Pirate theme and colours, my son would adore it too x

    @v82chris

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  34. This is my absolte dream stroller I love the unique design and all the accessories that come with it, fingers crossed a lot! We are due a little boy on the 15th February, or anytime soon now according to my mw :)
    Following via GFC as bcd2009 and left my email in the Rafflecopter.
    Carolin x

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  35. I love this!!
    I am oliviamcc on GFC
    oliviakirby28@hotmail.co.uk

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  36. I love that it's a little bit different and a funky design for my little boy

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  37. I like how compact it is

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  38. The colours are great x

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  39. I love how stylish it looks.

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  40. I like the sound of the manoeuvrability of it, there is nothing worse than a pushchair that doesn't go the way you want it to, and this sounds like you wouldn't have that problem

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  41. The pure simplicity and easily steered :-)

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  42. Elizabeth Williams13 January 2013 at 23:40

    Maneuverability and its style.....so me, I will be dreaming of it tonight!

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  43. This is gorgeous! I love the look of it. I'm a huge Cosatto fan - this looks wonderful :)

    Jo Kelly

    sweetiepie1982.jk@gmail.com

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  44. Its bright, its bold, perfect for a boy or a girl!

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  45. I love the design. It is funky and also stylish! :)

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  46. how cute is that . we love the pirate theme

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  47. Love the nautical theme of the design

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  48. The theme is great if you have a boy

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  49. yay! a colourful bright pattern for my son!! there never seems to be many exciting boy patterns out there but this is perfect!!! having a 4 year guarantee is really reassuring too :)

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  50. Following via GFC mandijmorrison@aol.com xx

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  51. I love the bright colours, very eye catching

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  52. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this pram as it would be perfect for my little pirate Freddie to sail the 7 seas!

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  53. I love the stylish design and the extras that come with it.

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  54. I love this stroller because it stands out to all the other strollers. It’s bright and fun, and most of all I love pirates! The design is excellent and it has everything I’m looking for in a stroller. I love that you can use it from birth and how it comes with all the accessories you need. My son would love riding in this stroller as much I would pushing it :)

    hezbaker@hotmail.com

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  55. love this :)
    nicolabarter@live.co.uk
    GFC - nicola barter

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  56. I love that its lightweight and the design is fab

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  57. so trendy




    Kathy D

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  58. Great review thanks, really enjoyed reading it. Loving the looks of the Yo Ahoy There - so nice to see a brand thinking of cool and funky designs for boys as well as girls, SOOOO bored of blue and khaki ;-( Yay for Cosatto, keep up the good work! Nicki :-D aka Uniq Boutique

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  59. I love that its lightweight perfect for traveling around London & going abroad.
    bericebaby@hotmail.co.uk

    Lottexxoxo
    http://www.bericebaby.co.uk

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  60. I love the design! I really love the black, white & red colours together :) x
    Thanks for a fab competition xx

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  61. Love the fact that you get a changing bag! Also have an older cosatto and love it so would LOVE to upgrade :)

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  62. there funky designs!

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  63. Following via GFC - helly.moulden@gmail.com (Helen Moulden)

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  64. I just love the overall cool design and how stylish it is!

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  65. The design is really eye catching and it looks like it gives a comfy ride ...

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  66. following G+ miriam krutska, mimkakr@googlemail.com

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  67. i love how versatile this is

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  68. I love how it is sleek, stylish and super easy for mums to push and handle. @xxfluffywhitexx

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  69. i love how cool it looks aswell as being practical , aishakeane@yahoo.co.uk

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  70. i absolutely love this. thanks for running it. keeping my fingers crossed!

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  71. Love the design and the quality - plus it's lightweight which is ideal for hols.

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  72. Love the pirate theme. My boy is soooo in need of a new pushchair and this looks fab x

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  73. Following as emymc... can contact me neverboredofbubbles@gmail.com xx

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  74. Love the sound of the spacious shopping basket... essential for all pirate & mummy adventures!!

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  75. I love the design and the portable size.

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  76. That it can be used from birth ;)

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  77. The design and colours

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  78. My hubby is in the Navy so I love the nautical theme!

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  79. I love the print on the inside of he hood.

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  80. It's different and not boring like some strollers

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  81. I have seen these out and about and love the design, it's nice to see something that's not just one plain colour. My little man loved a pirate bed recently so I'm sure he'd LOVE a Pirate buggy!

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  82. my daughter would be able to take this on the bus

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  83. I love the design of the buggy, very different!

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  84. I luuurve the stripes. Very on trend. I also love the practicality of it

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  85. I love the design and the lovely fabrics in which are used. Very Eye Catching!

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  86. I love the skull on it.!

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  87. its so nice to see some funky boy patterns - thank you cassato
    we have a boat theam in our sons room - he would love this :)
    and the fact its so light would mean i would be able to get it in and out of our car.

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  88. I love the design and it sure looks comfortable.

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  89. Anna Miz aniatools@gmail.com, I love Cassato and design x

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  90. I love the colours and the design.

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  91. I just love the pirate theme and cosattos are fab quality!

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  92. the colours and it looks nice and soft and comfy

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  93. Its functional yet stylish

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  94. I love how easy it is to move around and the design is fun.

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  95. I love the design of the fabric

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  96. I love the colours and the pattern- great for boys.

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  97. The design is great for boys. I first thought it was Yoho Ahoy (like the BBC kids show!!!)

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  98. I have followed via Google Friend Connect as Clare Webb, I filled my email address on the rafflecopter form as I am not comfortable having it show to everyone. I can be contacted on twitter @mrs_jacksparrow otherwise :)

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  99. Being big pirate fans in our house my son (3yrs) has already told me that his brother has to have a pirate pushchair. This is perfect! It'll go nicely with the pirate bodysuits we "had" to buy last week - bump isn't due until the end of March!

    I used a Cosatto pushchair on my son when he was a baby and I think they are the best, strongest pushchairs on the market at the moment. Definitely worth the money!

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  100. Love the simple design

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  101. Love the design, about time boys got something fun :)

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  102. the style is great, but the great big basket wins me over every time

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  103. This would come in rather handy at the moment, as both my daughter and sons wife are expecting...

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  104. i have followed using gfc as judith67(judith eddington)

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  105. its realy fun and colourful to look at

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  106. Bright cheerful colours, comes with great extras, a very desirable pushchair (and i want one!), thanks for comp

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  107. I love the design! would be perfect for my 11 week old son :) love the fact it is an umbrella fold stroller and seems very lightweight and simple. would be brilliant for the car as the pram i have now is very bulky.

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  108. love how it folds and the colour

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  109. would be a great present for my brother and his wife expecting.

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  110. I love the fact that it is a boy stroller with a funky design. Besides, it comes with a lot of extras and you don't need to buy them separately. The footmuff is really cute and hubby would be proud to walk around with the Yo Ahoy changing bag (just like your partner) as it doesn't look like a changing bag. It's a cool design!
    @LilinhaAngel :) x

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  111. The colour, style and ease of use.

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  112. it's bright and fresh and suitable for boys and girls x

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  113. In love with the pirate design x
    Angelawright78@hotmail.com
    Www.mumofthreeboys.wordpress.con

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  114. I have a girl but still love it! The colours and shape are cool :)

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  115. Got to love pirates

    @littleboo_21

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  116. the design definetely

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  117. I love the bright and punky design, pushing this would definitely make us stand out and matches my dress style. Great for younger mums :)

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  118. I absolutely love that it isn't afraid to be bright and colourful - I feel the same myself!

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  119. Love the funky pirate design. My little boy is currently OBSESSED with pirates so he'd love it. X

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  120. Followed as Fiona Matters on GFC

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  122. The colours and the style. My family have a yacht! This would definitely fit in!

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  123. Following on GFC as laurastewardcomp

    Love the pirate design!

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  124. I like how it does everything a 'proper' heavy duty travel system does but it's as light & practical as a buggy.

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  125. nichola armstrong16 January 2013 at 20:32

    i love the design very ahoy matey looking. It also looks very stylish and would be great to walk around with little one in.

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  126. I love the design.
    The style looks comfortable for my son and easy for me to push and navigate.

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  127. I love the pirate theme, funky, very cool and def stand out in a crowd!

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  128. NOw that's a prize to win :0) Looks looks great

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  129. I love that it's a proper boys design, not neutral or plain & boring. My hubby would be sooooooo happy to push this!

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  130. The colour, the design, its fun and looks like children love it!

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  131. Love the design and the blog was packed full of useful advice :)

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  132. Following on GFC Erica Price epricetemp at gmail.com

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  134. I adore the design - I'd love to have this buggy for Harry Paye Day in Poole (we celebrate our local pirates!!)

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  135. love the design and colours

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  136. It has to be the moveability because I am only small and find it difficult to steer most buggies with easy! Yay fingers crossed!

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  137. Love the design! Hope to win, would really be a godsend at the moment for our little family! X (twitter Id@beachpebble)

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  138. Very nice design as with all Cosatto products!

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  139. I <3 the unique design and the brilliant idea to include all the accessories. But most of all, I love that my baby will look (and feel) like a true pirate!

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  140. The pirate themed- perfect for the boys fascination!

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  141. It stands out from the crowd, there is nothing boring or ordinary about this stroller

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  142. i love the style each buggy cossatto produce is like no other.... <3 :)

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  143. i love the design and how it would stand out in a crowd.

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  144. I love the style and how compact they are

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  145. I love the fact it's different :)

    lindyloves@hotmail.co.uk

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  146. It's funky and vibrant and will be mine! ;-)

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  147. following via GFC Kate Cunningham

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  148. Love the design and colours - FUN!

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  149. so cool !

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  150. ooh i love this design what little ones dislike pirates!! so fun and funky my little one would love it!!

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  151. I love that it is so compact and looks like it would be easy to get in and out of the car, and i love the trendy designs and colours! :)

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  152. such a lovely pushchair would love to win it.kellygregory5@live.co.uk

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  153. Has to be the funky designs and the individuality!!! @chrissy4116

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  154. This looks like a really nice pushchair with a funky design, I am currently 21 weeks pregnant and will begin to start looking at pushchairs in the next few weeks or so

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  155. Following on GFC - Lynn Savage
    Email - amjadattieh@yahoo.co.uk

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  156. I love the Yo-ahoy because it's stylish, lightweight and the big shopping basket would be oh so useful

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  157. love the skull and cross bones lol

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  158. Ive always loved Cosatto but this is by far my favourite colour way, I love the blue and white stripes it's fab!

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  159. GFC Kristy Brown
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  160. I love the colours and how fun it is!

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  161. Following on GFC
    hannahlucypickard at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  162. I love the design, it's really cute!

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  163. I love the fact that putting it together is so easy - I am a bit assembling challenged

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  164. The quirky design makes this likeable to me.

    jessupshelley@yahoo.com

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  165. love the design***

    sarkabaran49@aol.com

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