Cosatto Ooba Review


B Loves: Fab looks and value for money

With bright colours and fabulous retro styling, the Ooba certainly turns heads and comes in two colours – Duck Egg which is a pale blue with blue patterned interior or Marzipan, a feisty yellow with oranges and browns on the contrasting print fabric. If you like the 1950s look, it’s definitely for you but the pushchair goes beyond mere good looks. It comes with all you need, so although it’s on the upper end of the price bracket, there are no hidden costs for extras like footmuffs and rain covers, as you have with some brands – there’s even a matching changing bag. In fact, the only extra thing you might want to add is the matching car seat. With a sturdy chassis and all-round suspension, this is going to last through several babies. It has large rear wheels (and racy white wall tyres) for comfort over rough ground and smaller, fixed or swivelling front wheels that help you nip around the shops. The wheels can be removed quickly for storage. There’s a good, large shopping basket underneath which is great for doing the shopping with baby in tow, though as it’s mesh, don’t overload it or it might tear. The handle is adjustable for pushers of different heights and just pushing in a button on the leatherette covered handle moves it through four positions. The handle can also be moved up and over the other side, so you can push with the large wheels at the front, which might be useful if you are tackling a beach or forest. Best of all, the easy-to-use brake lever is on the handle, so you don’t have to fiddle around with your toe to push it on and off. For newborns and up to four or six months, there’s a good-sized carrycot, which will allow you to have your baby lying flat, the best position for spine development. It is suitable for overnight sleeping and has a nicely padded mattress and a SPF 50+ hood and apron to protect from the elements – there’s also a raincover. The hood is attached to the handle, which might make it difficult to put your arm through when lifting. The seat. It is easy to click the carrycot onto the chassis, though taking it off it not quite as easy, especially with a baby in it, as you need to be able to push the buttons simultaneously with lifting the carrycot. Once you move onto the seat, which s a good size, you can have your baby facing you or the front and it has three recline positions. The calf support can be adjusted for waking time or naps and there’s a padded five-point harness for safety. The bumper bar can be opened from one side or the other to make it easy to get baby in and out, or removed altogether. It has a hood with SPF50+ and a cosy toes, both made from luxurious leatherette – easy to wipe clean, and little pockets on the back of the seat for you to pop a few essential items into. There are even toy loops in the hood, so you can keep your baby amused.

The Small Print:

  • Weight: 11 kg
  • Used from: Birth to 15 kg
  • Seat reclines: three
  • Size when Folded: 61 x 71 x 73 cm

Car seat: Cosatto Hold