Golly… I can’t quite believe that we’ve had our Giggle for over a year now! It seems like only yesterday that Busby and I were excitedly unpacking the box; me building the Giggle with a kind of anticipation similar to that of Christmas Eve, and Busby enjoying all the fun of a new cardboard box.
I wanted to write this post for a number of reasons:
- I’m always curious as to how a pushchair/travel system lasts beyond the review, and thought that you, my wonderful readers, might be too.
- We’ve now used the Giggle to its full potential as a travel system, so I feel like this review can be more rounded.
As regular readers will know, I gave birth to a gorgeous little boy in June this year. His alias is “Indy” and he’s quite the character. He’s been our chief tester for the baby aspects of the Giggle travel system.
We were kindly sent the Hold carseat to complete our travel system just before he arrived. The Hold Group 0+ carseat doesn’t come with a base as standard, but you can choose between an universal or ISO-fix base to buy separately. The carseat does fit in the car without a base – which makes it ideal if you use public transport a lot and are picked up/use taxis from the station to your final destination. We were sent the universal base, which was very easy to fix in the car.
The carseat seems very comfy, and comes with an adjustable head hugger.
The carseat comes with its own raincover, which is fits splendidly.
I love that the carseat fits onto the chassis; this is something we never had when Busby was a baby and it makes such a difference to be able to go straight from car to pushchair without having to disturb baby, especially if they’re asleep.
As a reflux baby, Indy hates lying on his back, so we have only used this once and never shall that experience be repeated… The carrycot could do with a little more padding or cushioning inside to make it more comfortable. When we did use the carrycot, Indy was sliding all over the place when we were moving as there was lots of empty space around him.
It’s such a shame we haven’t been able to use this more, as the chassis looks so swish with the carrycot attached… perhaps we’ll have more luck with baby number three?
How has it lasted?
- Well! Really well! Busby (at almost three) still fits in the main seat comfortably and it’s my default pushchair if Indy is in the sling and we’re going to be walking for a while.
- People still comment every time I’m out and about. We have lots of “what a colourful pushchair!” and “isn’t it fabulous?” and “oh wow! I’ve never seen a pushchair like that before – isn’t it wonderful?”
- The chassis is still going strong! It hasn’t become rickety or stiff to use as a couple of other pushchairs we own have done.
- Out of all the pushchairs we’ve reviewed so far, the Giggle is Nick’s favourite pushchair. He finds it very easy to use, as it folds up well, and doesn’t require a knack or complicated process to fold down. The travel system ‘just works’, without any faff – it’s very convenient to use.
We love our Giggle and I would wholeheartedly recommend it as a travel system for anyone looking to buy a colourful system jam-packed full of personality. It’s a system that really works, and one that grows with your family.
The Giggle Travel System costs £470, which includes carrycot, cosy toes and changing bag (plus the Cosatto 4 year guarantee). The co-ordinating Hold carseat costs £140, and the universal base costs £110. All of the above items can be found on the Cosatto website.
On a very quick, final note, Cosatto have recently released the Woop Travel System, which I’m eager to take for a test drive because the seat converts into a kind-of carrycot; it looks as though this could be tilted which would be absolutely ideal for reflux babies!