Monday, 25 February 2013

The Chicco Liteway Review & Giveaway


Back in November I was invited along to the Chicco 2013 launch where the extensive new product range was being unveiled. 

This season Chicco have added lots of colour to their ranges from their baby swings and toys through to their pushchair collection. 

There is a pushchair to suit every budget from modest to the more flamboyant, which opens Chicco up to many parent's and parent's to be. 

Following on from the Chicco Launch I have been sent the Liteway Stroller to trial out with Leo. Leo is at an age where he still needs stroller as although he is a pro at walking, he can’t keep up with me, he gets tired and there is also the issue of him running off whenever he gets the chance.

The Liteway is a clever play on words, a light and easy to manouever stroller that gets baby around comfortably and safely. I have been sent the Liteway in Passion Red, a very visually pleasing colour that makes it look really smart.

What’s in the box?


In the box you will find:

- Chassis
- Rain Cover
- Foot Muff
- Hood

Putting the Liteway together is a walk in the park, it is such a simple assembly process and took mere minutes. All that you need to do with this stroller is add the wheels by clicking them into place, attach the hood to the frame with the appropriate grips and viola, a complete Chicco Liteway is ready to go!

My first impressions are just how light the stroller is, it’s easy to navigate and that makes all the difference while nipping to the shops. Especially with my pushchair driving ability. Even now after almost 20 months experience pushing Leo around, I am informed that I need ‘L’ plates…

We have been testing the Liteway out over the past few months now and it is incredibly handy to just pull out as and when you need it. When folded it takes up minimal space so even if you don't have much room to store it, you will be able to sneak it away somewhere or even just leave it in the boot of your car. 

Having a growing toddler in the driving seat it is important to me to find a pushchair that is easy to navigate with this additional weight, and I have found pushing this stroller just that. Easy. It steers well and is great at going up and down curbs.

The brakes are easy to kick on and off with your foot and have been great when I have taken Leo to feed the ducks, obviously I don't want him to spontaneously take a splash! 

Being a light weight stroller it is not the most sturdy pushchair I have ever come across, but to keep it light certain aspects do need to be taken into consideration and allowances need to be made in account for this. So if you are going to be wanting to pile bags of shopping onto the handle bars, you will most likely tip the stroller...But on a brighter note there is a reasonably sized basket that will allow you to pick up bits and pieces on your travels. 

There is a very simple recline feature on the back of the stroller tucked away behind the hood cape, it reclines nice and flat giving your little one the chance for a proper cat nap. The mechanism that induces the recline and incline is a lever that you grip and push either backwards or forwards into the position you desire.

The seat chassis has a foot rest that you can alter with two buttons on either side, should you want more of a seat for an older child or a more flat surface for a younger baby. 

The Liteway comes with it's very own footmuff which is always a bonus, I love it when a company thinks of everything and provides it in the one package. Buying a bundle saves you money in the long run and saves you the time and effort hunting down the correct accessories. 

The footmuff is fleecy on the inside and covered in a outer waterproof layer. With the cold weather we have been making use of the footmuff and honestly I have struggled with it. I have to take into account that Leo is a growing boy, he is not the little baby that he once was, but he does not fit inside the footmuff. The zip will only come up so far and does not do up enough for me to keep him out of the cold. 

I think for a younger child then the footmuff will be great, it is thick and cosy and if Leo was that little bit smaller then I would be able to tuck him up.

The rain cover is great to store away in the basket of this stroller and just whip out at the first sign of rain. Which of course happens rather a lot here in the sunny UK! 

Over all I think this is a handy little stroller for the money and the accessories that come included are a real bonus. It would make a great pushchair for a holiday abroad or even an extra to keep at Nanny's house, but as I have already said, it is perfect to keep in the boot of your car for when you are running about the town. 

The Liteway retails at £139.94 currently at Tesco.


COMPETITION TIME!

Now who would like to win this Chicco Liteway!?

It has only been used for the purpose of this review and is in perfect condition, Leo and I like to look after our test subjects!

Who ever wins this stroller, I will be personally sending this Chicco Liteway in Passion Red out to with absolutely everything that comes with it! Exactly as it is described above. The only thing I no longer have is the box it came in, so I will be getting another box suitable for shipment!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this stroller is to follow the Rafflecopter form below.

Terms & Conditions:
The giveaway is only open to residents of the United Kingdom. Once the giveaway has ended a winner will be chosen at random and contacted directly. If no response has been provided within 48 hours another winner will be chosen at random and the previous winner will be void.

Good Luck!
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Disclaimer: I was sent the Chicco Liteway for the purpose of this review, however all views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.







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234 comments:

  1. Laura, i'm beginning to think you have an OBSESSION with prams, pushchairs, strollers - the works! lol! What happened to a girl obsessing over shoes and handbags eh? hehe xxx

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    1. Hahaha :D
      I love Laura's pushchair reviews

      Lotte xo
      http://www.bericebaby.co.uk

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    2. looks practical and stylish....great prize

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  2. I love the colour and from your review it seems to be nice and light and easy to keep in the boot of the car for when it is needed

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  3. It looks so comfy and cosy. Being lightweight is always a plus too. Love the colour. x

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  4. light and easy to manouever is an essential.

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  5. i love everything about it, and being lightweight its a bonus

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  6. I like how easy its to fold and store.

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  7. Lightweight - Prefect for taking on holiday & fitting in my little 107 lol

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

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  8. I love the colour, its bright and fun and would hide any dirt well. I also love that it is lightweight xx

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  9. Light & in red = winning combo

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  10. I love how small it folds and how easily it would fit in the car!

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  11. What do I love? Be easy to say what I don't like - this is nothing. :) :D Great giveaway. Good luck to everyone x

    tracy@thanson.orangehome.co.uk

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  12. maneuverability, need a pushchair that is easy to push and change direction

    @littleboo_21

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  13. Love the colour,easy to fold and store, lightweight so easy to get in/out on/off transport.

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  14. Looks easy to assemble - really important when your shopping on your own with a little one!

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  15. Lightweight - so important!

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  16. Looks easy to navigate and move around

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  17. it looks light and i always wanted handles like that as you can put enormous amount of shopping bags on them

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  18. That it is lightweight and easy to push around

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  19. like that it is light and easy to use.

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  20. has to be how light it is. nothing worse than struggling to push a stroller when you are as little as me!

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  21. has to be the light weight, so much easier to use.

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  22. Lovely colour and being lightweight will make it easy to use on public transport.

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  23. I like how light weight and handy it looks. I have 2 buggies, one is a bulky double and the lightweight single one is rubbish so would love to replace that with a more useable one

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  24. Ah you do not know how well timed it would be if I win!x

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  25. It looks lovely and lightweight.Perfect for public transport x

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  26. I love the colours and the fact that it is lightweight and easy to fold!

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  27. i like how small it folds would be perfect for my boot :) fingers crossed x

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  28. The colour looks great and I like the weight!

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  29. Brilliant colour and so useful for public transport being lightweight and easy to fold/unfold

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  30. ideal for our needs very light and colourful

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  31. would be perfect for our new addition!

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  32. The pushchair is perfect as is lightweight which is a must for all mums! ;)

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  33. My friend is about to have her baby and would love a little buggy

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  34. Lightweight and a lovely colour.

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  35. I love the fact that it is so easy to lift onto buses as so many pushchairs are still quite cumbersome, this would make life a lot easier

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  36. I like that it takes up minimal space when folded

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  37. It sounds like a great package, love the colour. But lightweight easy pushchairs make life so much easier! @WrightyH

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  38. It has to be the lightness and easiness of use. A great price too!

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  39. I love a pushchair that is easy to navigate! It can be tricky when children get a little older and heavier! x

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  40. It looks really easy to use and is lightweght too!

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  41. love the ree colour, very unisex

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  42. I love that it is lightweight as my current pushchair is so heavy and cumbersome.x

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  43. Love thats its lightweight and the colour too!

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  44. Love this lightweight and simplicity of this pushchair

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  45. What's not to love- it's lightweight, colourful and easy to use. Great!

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  46. can't work out how to leave my name apatt fromin the blog. I am the anonymous one aboe! mary heald

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  47. I love the designa nd the color! It seems that the child feels comfy in it, which is the most important thing for me.
    Love the fact that it is light weight, folds compactly and comes with a foot muff:)

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  48. I would have to say the colour range

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  49. Love the flexibility of how light in weight it is and also the positive feedback that it's very easy to navigate :)

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  50. i like the way it folds down perfect to fit into my small car

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  51. GFC - Rebecca Phillips
    r-phillips1@hotmail.co.uk

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  52. I like manoeuverability and how it's lightweight. I have a baby carrier by Chicco to match!

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  53. I love the vibrant colour!

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  54. I love how lightweight it is & when folded it takes up minimal space. having a footmuff is a bonus especially in this cold weather we have been getting.

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  55. I like it being lightweight

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  56. I like the fact it is light weight @astrongcoffee1

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  57. I like the fact its light weight, i have a double buggy for my 1 and 2 year old. but when we all go out for long walks my 3 year old gets tired. so if we won this my 1 yr old daughter could have it while my boys could both sit in the double buggy :)

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  58. I love that it is light as some prams can be so heavy and the colour is just fab! ruth@rushhourtechnology.co.uk

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  59. the easy steering..some of the pushchairs should be sold only with a license : )

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  60. Love the cheery colour and a lightweight stroller is a godsend :)

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  61. I love the colour it seems to be nice and light and easy to keep in the boot of the car

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  62. love the colours and that its lightweght

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  63. The fact that it is lightweight is a major bonus, nothing worse than dragging a bulky pushchair through the streets.

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  64. I like the colour, the fact that it is lightweight, easily folded and it seems big enough. Both mine are tall and I find that some buggies are not big.

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  65. makes walking easier with it being light weight x

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  66. Lightweight which is so important once your child starts to grow as it gets even more difficult to push, also it folds up neatly and will fit easily into my car.

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  67. it's practicability being lightweight and fold-able and also being gorgeous and fashionable, a mum can be stylish and practical at the same time with this stroller!

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  68. I like that it's red, it's my favourite colour!

    @yyesidolikecake

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  69. I love how lightweight it is, making it much more manageable than lots of other models

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  70. The adjustable foot rest is a good idea and definitely being lightweight is a bonus!

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  71. I love the colour and it being lightweight.

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  72. I like it being lightweight and compact. With more and more grandparents looking after the grandchildren it is helpful to have a second buggy onsite so you don't have to transport one all the time.

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  73. Laura Pritchard laurastewardcomp at hotmail.co.uk

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  74. I love the bright red colour - so cheerful!

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  75. I would love a lightweight stroller, I struggle wth mine up and down my flat stairs. Love the colour!

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  76. I love itslight weighness

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  77. The size which it folds down to - a definite bonus with the size of my boot!

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  78. The lightweight factor, we all know how much we end up hauling the buggies around!!

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  79. I love that it is lightweight my current pushchair is so heavy.

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  80. That it's so light. The colour is lovely too.

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  81. Its looks great and its so important to be light.

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  82. its looks very comfortable, i love the chicco range its always just what you need at a reasonable price. - Thanks

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  83. That it is light and easy to fold down.

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  84. I love that it's light in weight because although buses have room for a few buggies now they are often full when the bus comes so to be able to quickly fold down the buggy and not have to have a weightlifting degree would be brilliant :-)

    Chris Fliss (sparky61)

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  85. Another great giveaway. It looks like it's the next stage up for my Dexter. The travel system is getting on my nerves and I want a one-piece x

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  86. Defiantly how light it is but the footmuff is a fab bonus as my current pushchair didn't come with one.

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  87. its lightweight easy to work and i love the colour. looks overall a great pram

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  88. I like how easy its to fold and store.

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  89. I love the colour. I have a real thing about red prams and this one would fit right in!

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  90. I love the fact it is lightweight :)

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  91. I love the fact it folds really small, our pushchair takes up the whole boot so shopping always goes on the back seat

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  92. Michael Rattray15 March 2013 at 23:26

    Quality and lightweight

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  93. I like that it's light and easy to fold

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  94. its great space saving aspects!! handy to be able to put up and down quickly for bus journeys etc x

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  95. lightweight and compact, perfect combination really.

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  96. it's neat & compact. My boot is tiny, so by the time I've got a buggy and changing bag in there's little room for shopping

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  97. looks fun and light. Would be great for my son to travel round in!

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  98. Its lightweight & I love the height and the shape of the handles!

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  99. its great thats its lightweight but sturdy too

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  100. the colour and looks so easy to use and comfortable for my niece

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  101. It is just so Easy and yet reliably sturdy too

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  102. The compact size easy to get on a bus

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  103. Looks modern and lightweight

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  104. following on GFC as tina edwards (tina9stan@gmail.com)

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  105. its lightweight and modern looking

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  106. i like the fact it is lightweight and will be very handy on all our travels

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  107. Lightweight and easy to fold sounds great x

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  108. There's nothing complicated, it looks simple and easy to use, saves space and easy tomcollaspe

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  109. Colour, weight and it looks very cozy!!!

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  110. I have 4 grandchildren, 5th on the way so would be a great addition to our family, looks easy to use (not tech minded lol)

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  111. I like the fact that it is really light!

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  112. love that it is light and easy to fold

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  113. they are easier to fold & lightweight

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  114. Its easy to use and the colours fab..nikki cook

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  115. This is exactly what i need the pushchair i have is too big and bulky and takes up all the boot space plus i always end up running peoples feet over. this looks more straight forward and is alot smaller.

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  116. I love that its so lightweight

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  117. It looks great!

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  118. I like the fact it is lightweight and can recline the seat for our little one.

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  119. being light and compact, it doesn't take up the entire boot so there's room for other things as well

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  120. Looks easy to use and i like the colour
    @jenlouisej

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  121. Absolutely love the colour and it being light weight is perfect for me as I have severe pain in my wrists/arms, due to disability, so anything to make my life easier is a bonus!

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  122. The colour is great and being lightweight is always helpful

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  123. Easy to put away and lightweight

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  124. I like the fact it's lightweight to get and off public transport :)

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  125. Lynn Savage
    amjadattieh at yahoo dot co dot uk

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  126. It's light weight and stylish

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  127. I love the styles, colours and they are so practical.

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  128. Love that it's lightweight :)

    Hele

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  129. It looks easy to fold but still comes with a good sized hood

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  130. Lightweight and easy to fold.

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  131. I would love to win the Chicco to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  132. The footmuff to keep my little man snug

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  133. Follow on GFC and networked blogs as Beky Austerberry

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  134. Love that's so light weight, and looks really cosy, such a vibrant colour as well!

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  135. appearance and compactness

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  136. It looks easy to fold up which is a massive bonus when you need to take a bus or train. I like that its lightweight too. @chrismse1

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  137. I LOVE THE COLOUR :)

    @LSULLYSULLIVAN

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  138. Having struggled with heavy, awkward buggies, I appreciate the light weight, easy to use design.
    And, red is my favourite colour, too!

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  139. I love the colour :)Red is awesome!

    @v82chris

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  140. Lightweight and really easy to use!

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  141. that its light weight would be fab to for my holiday

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  142. following on GFC - stephen holman spholman@hotmail.com :)

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  143. being light and easy to fold/store is a big plus :)

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  144. Lightweight and easy to handle.

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  145. I love how small it folds and fab colour

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  146. It looks so comfortable and easy to push. Very stylish

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  147. The fact that it's lightweight! The pram I am currently using is 16kg and I'm so sick of struggling up&down stairs with it! This one looks very comfy and love the colour.
    Lilla Craig

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  148. The recline flat feature. Some we have looked at just dont recline enough to look comfy!@fairyprincess31

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  149. I love the fact that it's lightweight, looks good & a really nice colour

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  150. LIGHT AND GREAT COLOUR

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  151. It looks lightweight yet practical

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  152. Great colour and looks very light

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