Tigerlilly Quinn: Cosatto Ooba - A Review

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Cosatto Ooba - A Review


You may have noticed that Wilf has a new ride lately. we've been using the Cosatto Ooba for a little over a month now so I thought it would be a good time to write about how we are finding it. I actually really loved our old pushchair when Wilf younger (we got it when he was just over a year) but unfortunatly as he got older he stopped being able to fit in it parent facing which is something which was quite important to me.

The Ooba comes in two colours, 'marzipan' and 'duck egg', I actually think both are quite neutral for either sex. I have a real thing for yellow at the moment so I almost went for that one but then realised I have one too many yellow dresses so could lead to rather embarrassing matching your pushchair moments. I also really loved the geometric print running through the duck egg chair (bang on trend Cosatto!), it really is a rather stylish design.


I've always wanted to have a chair with a foot muff like this one and had previously been annoyed at myself for not getting one when he was little. Although the weather is much too nice to be using it over the past two weeks we did manage to sneak some use out of it in early April .Doesn't he look cosy?

The Ooba is a really clever design which allows for forward facing and parent facing adjustments. What I love it that if you did want to to suddenly change which way your child faced you just need to press a button and flip the handle all the way over. We've used this a couple of times when going to feed the ducks, it's such a simple but effective way of combating this issue I can't believe more pushchairs don't do this!



The pushchair itself it very light weight but sturdy and it really simple to fold down if needs be (we don't drive but occasionally I've done this on the train or bus). By taking the seat of and twisting the handle below the entire chair can be folded down in minutes. The brake for the chair is situated on the handle which I think it a neat idea, it took me a little while to remember it was there instead of down on the wheels like previous pushchairs I have owned but once you get used to it it's actually a lot easier being right by your hand as you stroll along.

The only slight issue we have found it that it doesn't seem to mount curbs as easily as our previous chair and does require that extra push which sometimes means we run into a standstill when going over bumps. I think this might be down to the compactness and isn't really a big issue once you've remembered to push that little bit harder in preparation for the side of the pavement etc.

The basket underneath the chair is a great size and we use it for the change bag and panda whenever we are off on adventures. I actually love the bag that comes with it and even use it when I'm not doing mum things as it doubles as the perfect laptop bag too!

The Ooba is actually a travel system so comes with a pram attachment also, clearly we have no use for this currently but it comes in the same stylish design and is a good size. It doesn't come with a carseat but this wouldn't have been an issue for us being that neither of us drive and we travel in a car around twice a year! You can buy a car seat separately though (compatible with the ‘Hold Isofix’ base and ‘Hold’ base if you are after one).

I am really impressed with how well the Ooba seats Wilf at two and a half as lots of pushchairs I have seen really don't seem big enough. Clearly a two and a half year old can walk but not a great distance so if we still do always take the pushchair on our trips out.

We took the Ooba to the seaside over the weekend and made this little video, enjoy!



The Ooba is available to buy from all good retailers

We were sent the Cosatto Ooba to review but all words and thoughts are my own

I use *RadLab to edit all my photographs

23 comments:

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Love the video and the song! Cherry is asking if we can watch it again and Tiger found Wilf's running hilarious! The fact you can just switch the handlebar is an awesome feature, we quite frequently switch ours as it has to be outward facing to collapse but we usually have it parent facing so he can see Cherry on the buggy board. The brake on the handlebar sounds amazing too! x

Twinsplustwo said...

Love the video! It looks too small to last through toddlerhood though? I have thought that about a lot of the new generation of buggies. Not much headroom - esp. if they have a coat/hat on and need the hood up?

laura redburn said...

love the print on the chair, and loving your coat(s) too!

Kelly Rae said...

The Cosatto is a really beautiful stroller. We looked at one in a pram store. They have such beautiful designs and colors.

KeepUpJonesFamily said...

I try not to look at new strollers with baby number three arriving shortly, but this one is gorgeous! Now I feel the need to get out and test drive it!

Suzanne Whitton said...

I definitely think you made a good choice on the colour and it compliments all your yellow accessories beautifully! Isn't it funny how pushchairs have now become an accessory! Looks fab :)

Polly Davies said...

Love the colour, this looks like a fab pushchair... on my wishlist ;)

sonya said...

Gorgeous looking pushchair, love that you can use it parent facing for longer. Shame my littlest is too old to justify the expense!

Michelle Ashmore said...

I love that handle bar! I so wish I'd had a pushchair like when mine were little. Great video :)

Sarah Ebner said...

Too old for these now, but the pushchair looks great and the pics are lovely!

Bex Smith said...

Keep seeing lots of buzz about this pushchair and it does look good - better tell the OH that's what we're having for the next one haha x

You Baby Me Mummy said...

That looks great, we need a new pushchair. I love that way it can face either way and be changed really quickly. Hope you both enjoy it x

Michelle Ordever said...

It's been many years since I've need to worry about a pushchair! this one looks super funky!

Fiona Peacock said...

I love the colour and pattern, they always have such beautiful designs. x

Debbie Johnson said...

I love the colour!! Fab idea for making it parent facing and outward facing- you're right- so simple an idea that it is great to see it works in action.

abigail said...

I love the look of this pushchair, I had a little go of one not to long ago and loved the feel of it, especially being able to change the handle position. I definitely didn't do enough research first time around!

Healthier Mummy said...

Think you made the right choice on the colour. It looks really lovely. And useful to have it facing forwards as well as outwards.

Globalmouse said...

That is one stylish pushchair. I love the colours and the design and think it's brilliant you can easily change it to forward facing if you want to. Love it!

Happy Homebird said...

Trendy pushchair for a trendy mummy. Love the video :)

Rachel / The Little Pip said...

It's a nice colour. Looks quite a lot like it wants to be a Bugaboo though :)

Kerry Louise said...

Fantastic review! I agree, it's great that they can still fit in it as some pushchairs i find now Amelia is too big for. x

Kara said...

I love the look of the Ooba and its just my colours too. I am not allowed a new pushchair sadly as we have too many

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

This will have to wait for Baby no.2 (if and when) as J is too old now!

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