B Loves: The sleek shape based on a bird’s egg that will turn heads; plus the striking fabric choices
From Babystyle, also known for the Oyster and Hybrid pushchairs as well as its smaller version of the Egg, the Quail, the company has placed its Egg as a premium travel system. It has become popular with those who love great design thanks to its striking egg-shaped seat unit. It is a slightly heavier pushchair than some but remember that this will be outweighed (pun intended) with it being able to last through several children!
Carrycot: For a from-birth option, add the carrycot with its cosy quilted fabric. It is suitable for occasional overnight sleeping and has its own mattress and padded liner for comfort,
Seat: The seat, which is suitable for babies over six months, can be reclined using just one hand through one of three position and the seat faces either way – towards you or facing the front. It is a fixed-position seat, which you can tip backwards for naps, so you should use the carrycot from birth, which allows your baby to lie flat. The hood is a great shape, plus it has a very positive open and close – no jerking or noises to wake your baby; plus, of course, the shape of it is the real selling point. The carrycot and seat unit are very easy to swap over. There is a storage pocket for wipes, or your keys and phone in the footrest and it’s not easy to spot, making it a bit more secure. The seat comes with an apron and seat liner in the colour of your choice, plus there’s a matching changing bag, insect net and a rain cover, so you get most of what you need in the box. The fabric feels soft and luxurious and has hand-stitched elements, making it a premium looking pushchair. There’s a five point harness to hold baby securely in the seat and it can be adjusted to fit your little one as they grow.
Single to double option: The Egg is great used as a single but if your family grows, you can simple add extra elements to make it into a handy double pushchair.
Chassis: The chassis is strong and sturdy; this means that what you lose in terms of portability, you gain back in having a pushchair that’s strong enough to take two children for several years and will still be good to go when you have another child. It’s really easy to push and to steer, thanks to its great build quality and its swivel front wheels. You do need to remove the seat unit to be able to fold the chassis, so that’s worth bearing in mind but if you usually just pop the pushchair into the car, you can just place the seat on top of the chassis in the boot. You can fold the chassis with just one hand and it locks together when folded. It folds to a compact size and you can also remove the wheels when you need to store it, which saves on space.
The curve of the handle bar echoes the curve of the hood and the chassis is very curvaceous overall! The handle is good to hold and is embellished with a leather cover, plus it can be extended for taller pushers. It comes in your choice of three colours; gun metal, mirror and black, so you can complement your fabric choice and also create a different look from other Mummies.
The brake is in the middle of the rear chassis bar and can be pushed down to engage the brakes, then up to release. The shopping basket has enough space for a day out and it’s quite easy to get into, even when using the seat reclined or with the carrycot on.
Wheels: The tyres have what Babystyle calls Tru-Ride Technology, designed for comfort and handling as well as being long-lasting. The rear wheels are a generous size and the front wheels, which are slightly smaller, can be locked in place or released to swivel through 360 degrees.
Extras: Carrycot (£179) Single to double kit, car seat adaptors (£34.95)
The small print:
Colours: There is a lot of choice when it comes to colours and fabrics, as you’re able to choose each element separately.