Review // Cosatto Giggle 3-in-1 Travel System in New Wave

We’ve been the proud owners of the funky Cosatto Giggle 3-in-1 Travel System “New Wave” for just over two months now; through thunderstorms and heat waves, toddler tantrums and blissful naptimes, up steep hills and down onto the seafront, so I think it’s time to share our thoughts with you!

Vital Statistics 

Age group: From birth to 15kg
Weight (with seat): 8.5kg 
Facing: Both parent and front-facing
Wheels: Plastic
Raincover? Included
Harness: Five-point safety harness with padded straps.
Dimensions (when assembled)
Height: 100cm
Width: 60cm
Length: 100cm
Dimensions (when folded)
Height: 25cm
Width: 60cm
Length: 97cm
What’s included? Carrycot, Cosy Toes, rain cover, matching changing bag (with changing mat and wet bag) and a free four year guarantee.

First thoughts?
I’ve talked about our first thoughts on the Cosatto Giggle New Wave in this post here. To summarise: it was incredibly easy to assemble (15 minutes with toddler distractions), looks very comfortable, has a good size rain cover, is a smooth ride, and is easy to manoeuvre with one hand. So has anything changed? Are we still smitten by the Giggle New Wave?

The Good
Stylish and colourful. The first thing that strikes you about the Giggle New Wave is its beautiful chassis and design; it’s very aesthetically pleasing! We’ve had so many positive comments about the pushchair – everyone loves it! In fact, rarely a day goes by without someone remarking: “ooh what a lovely pushchair!” My favourite comment so far has been “She could rule the world in a pushchair like that!” (One for a future campaign Cosatto?)

Fold down is so smooth. Folding the Cosatto Giggle New Wave down is a pleasure! It’s super smooth and so easy to do with the touch of a button and two levers. There’s no faffing around in busy car parks with this steed.

Net pockets on back of chassis. This is one of those incredibly well thought-out, small touches that Cosatto do so well. These pockets are extremely useful – and I often wonder how I ever coped without them! Great for keeping your keys/phone/sunglasses in, and they’re not easily accessible to pick-pocketers, which makes them very handy indeed.

The Brake. Good, solid brake that works really well – especially useful on the hills of Lewes! Very easy to use, via foot pedal.

Great size extending canopy. The canopy has been fantastic over summer! The canopy extends so it completely covers Busby’s face, thus protecting her from the sun without the need of a muslin or cover over for further protection.

Cosy Toes. Talk about cosy! We cracked open (and zipped up) the cosy toes this week as it’s getting a little bit chilly now, and Busby is as snug as a bug. In fact, she’s been requesting to sit in the pushchair inside the house, knowing full well that we won’t be going anywhere! This just goes to show how comfortable it is in there.


Harness strap clips. The harness strap clips attach in two places. I wasn’t sure about this feature to begin with, as it seemed like a lot of effort to have to slot the harness back together every time we put Busby in the pushchair, but I’ve grown to like it – it means that Busby can slide herself out of the pram once I’ve unclipped the main harness button, and doesn’t result in a stuck toddler!

High seat. Busby loves being able to see the world – and she definitely can in the fantastic high seat of the Giggle New Wave.

Front and parent facing. This is always a feature I like to see in prams; it’s fantastic for parents of smaller children who don’t necessarily want their child to go forward facing yet.

Changing position. Press two buttons on either side et voila, your child is now lying back. There are three positions for the seat.

Busby always looks so cosy when she’s asleep in the Giggle New Wave – I love the shape of the pushchair when it’s lying down; it’s almost cot-esque.


Rain cover. A good size rain cover that fits over the pushchair frame without much faff. Attached via velcro straps, which hold tight.


The Basket. I like to shop – even just a nip into Waitrose usually turns into a couple of bags worth, so the Giggle New Wave basket has been put through its paces. The basket is a great size without the rain cover in, but once you add the rain cover then space starts to become limited… I’ve found that stacking bags in the basket has been successful, although the basket sides could do with being slightly higher to stop items falling out. I also love that the basket can be unhooked so it can be cleaned.

Changing bag. You know me, I’m a sucker for a changing bag, and I’ve been really impressed with the matching bag that comes with the Giggle New Wave; it’s a great size, it comes with a changing mat (which is also a great size – ideal for toddlers!), a wet bag and a matchy-matchy key ring. It’s also shower-proof, which has proved very useful.

The Bad (well, not really!)
Adjusting the straps. The strap-adjusters are behind a secret zipped up panel on the back of the chassis, and I’ve found adjusting the straps to be a little bit fiddly at times; definitely not a task for when you’re in a hurry.

Foam handle bar. When foam gets wet it’s not the nicest surface to touch – obviously this is not the end of the world, but perhaps foam could be substituted for a different fabric, such as leatherette. This would look rather fab with the chassis too.

The Canopy. I love the extending canopy, but I am missing a window to spy on Little Miss Busby when it’s fully extended… a quiet Toddler is a suspicious one after all! I do find myself putting the brake on and walking round the front to check on her.

The Ugly
There’s definitely nothing ugly about this noble chariot! It has been an absolute pleasure to drive and review!

Anything to add?
The Giggle New Wave is a pushchair that keeps on giving! It comes as standard with an attachable carrycot which matches (of course), as well as the changing bag and cosy toes. The chassis is also compatible with the matching Group 0 car seat, so your baby can always be the coolest, most co-ordinated baby from birth!

I thought I would really dislike having white wheels on a pushchair, but actually I think they’re a great idea; you can see exactly what’s on them, so no unfortunate stains will make it onto your carpet!

If you’re looking for a stylish, lightweight, and most importantly, safe pushchair then I would definitely recommend the Giggle New Wave from Cosatto! It’s ideal for an urban lifestyle, and as someone who doesn’t drive, it has been a pleasure to use on and off public transport. It’s definitely proved a hit in our household with both young and old!

The Giggle New Wave costs £450, which is fantastic value for money considering everything that is included (The carrycot is included with the Pushchair at the price of £450.The Cosatto Giggle is available with a Car Seat and choice of Isofix Base or Hold Base (Car Seat and Base sold separately)). It also comes with the Cosatto free four year guarantee! For more details on where to buy the Cosatto Giggle 3-in-1 Travel System in the New Wave print, please visit the Cosatto website.
Hannah


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*We were sent the Cosatto Giggle 3-in-1 Travel System in exchange for this review. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.*

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