Showing posts with label double pushchair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label double pushchair. Show all posts

Monday, 6 February 2017

Introducing the iCandy Orange

Last week Cora and I attended the unveiling of iCandy's newest pushchair, the iCandy Orange.  Taking things to the next level, the Orange works as a travel system, a single or double pushchair and has a built in ride-on board. The innovative design has been years in the making and this iconic British brand seem to have thought of everything.

iCandy orange, new iCandy pushchair

As a parent who uses a double buggy, one of the biggest choices has been whether to go for an inline pushchair for convenience, or whether to choose a side by side so that I can keep my children parent facing.  The iCandy Orange offers the perfect middle ground thanks to its 'cinematic seating' as both children can be parent facing and in my eye line.  With other 30 combinations, this pushchair can work in so many different ways and for a young family like ours that is invaluable.

The built in ride-on step means never having to worry about attaching a board before you leave the house and knowing tired older siblings can just jump on.  I love the way that the iCandy Orange works with any combination of my children!  The handle height on the Orange is more adjustable than ever as well so you won't be bumping your shins on the board.

We are currently using the iCandy Peach and there are quite a few differences.  The carrycot on the orange is considerably bigger and Cora still had a lot of space in it at 7 months old.  The seat unit comes with a removable padded insert to make it more cosy for younger babies and the hood extends much further with the option to unzip a mesh panel at the back.  Both pushchairs are the same width, but the basket on the orange is bigger and more accessible.  I think the Orange is not going to be quite as lightweight to push as the peach, however the frame is still incredibly light.  Both pushchairs are freestanding when folded and both have carrycots suitable for overnight sleeping.

This pushchair will be released in March and I can't wait to see them out and about.  It will be retailing at £790 and that price will get you

*Carrycot (on its own frame)
*Sear unit (on its own frame)
*2 canopies(choice of 8 flavours)
*Luxury padded seat liner
*Carrycot apron, liner and mattress
*2 raincovers
*Car seat adaptors

 Here are some pictures from the launch .  .  .

iCandy orange, built in buggy board, icandy double pushchair

icandy orange

icandy orange

iCandy orange

iCandy orange

iCandy orange, built in ride-on, buggy board iCandy

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Monday, 8 August 2016

iCandy Peach Blossom

With two children that can't yet walk, a double buggy is a part of our everyday life and Finn and Cora have been enjoying their new set of wheels.  We bought our first iCandy pushchair when we were pregnant with Dylan over 5 years ago and they are a brand that we trust and love.  The iCandy Peach Blossom is a versatile double travel system which I have found comfortable for both children, easy to push and ideal for getting around.

This pushchair can be used for two newborns, two toddlers or a newborn and toddler.  Both positions can be used with a carrycot, car seat or child seat although so far we have only used it in the combo shown in these pictures.

Cora has a carrycot on the bottom and unlike the apple2pear this one is rigid.  It feels and looks secure and snug and is easy to attach and remove.  The carrycot, like with most double buggies, is relatively small but Cora fits perfectly and still has growing room in all directions.  It is suitable for overnight sleeping and we often use it for daytime naps if she lets me put her down.

Finn sits up top at the moment and as a large 17 month old he still has plenty of space.  The straps are easy to adjust and do up and he loves his new ride.  The seat can be reclined easily and Finn has no problem falling asleep in there.  In this mode, the seats both face outwards, but when we change to two seats we can have them both facing in, with the top seat closer to me.  I do miss having Finn facing me and that is one of the only changes I would make to the peach blossom.

The peach is easy to fold, but both seats and the adaptors need to be removed first.  It doesn't take long and everything slots back in to place very easily.  The chassis has a long strap so that it can be carried over one shoulder and that has been brilliant when taking it out and into the car.

The black chassis really stands out and I love the colours of this pushchair.  I chose it knowing I would be using it for both a boy and girl and I love pushing it.  We are finding that the black frame scratches more than our others but with four small children to hustle out the door each morning it may be the way we treat things.

This pushchair can also be used as a single and I have loved taking it out with just one baby in it as well.  In double mode with a carrycot the basket size is limited ( but still able to fit in two raincovers, two blankets and jumpers for all four children) but in single mode the basket is huge and perfect for shopping!

I love pushing the peach and can do so one handed with no problems.  Curbs are easy to manoever and it is much lighter than I expected considering there are two children in there.  We have the seat unit ready for when Cora is sitting up so I will update this post when we have given it a good go with two full size seats.

I love this pushchair and it fits our needs perfectly at the moment.  Both children are comfortable and secure and I love the way it feels to push.  This buggy looks great and we have so many compliments.  
The Peach Blossom is currently £955 for the main components, and then an extra £172.50 for the carrycot.  There are lots of other co-ordinated accessories you can buy from footmuffs to travel bags to cup holders.  

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The iCandy Apple2pear with a Newborn

We have had our iCandy apple2pear for about 2 years now and it is still our favourite double buggy.  It has carried all three of my babies at different times, and when Finn came along I knew that we would use it for him.

iCandy kindly sent us the newborn carrycot and for the past 6 months Finn has been testing it out.  The carrycot is soft, with no solid frame.  You have to remove the seat unit from the metal frame to attach it, and it hangs down from poppers and velcro at the top.  This makes it ideal or popping in the car boot as hard carrycots take up much more space.  It isn't easy to take off the seat fabrics, so this isn't something you can swap over daily, but once it is on it feels very secure.

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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Stokke Crusi

Having three children so close together means having a puschair with more than one seat is essential.  Whilst I tend to use a single for the majority of trips out, we use a double at least once a week and I was excited to be sent the Stokke Crusi to try out.

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