There are many mums and dads out there that don’t really feel the need for a stroller with a toddler but I still use one and think they are handy, these babies can’t walk for miles even though they think they can sometimes. The most recent stroller added to my collection is the iCandy Raspberry, I have to admit I’ve always loved the look of iCandy prams and I very nearly bought one when I was buying Vinnys 1st ever pram and I’m quite sad I didn’t end up buying it. That being said I have now joined the iCandy family and I’m very happy with the Raspberry it’s a stroller that has been created for the urban mum on the go, it’s lightweight, compact and looks gorgeous too.
When the stroller arrived I quickly put it together and that was very simple although I did have trouble getting the stroller up and down for the first few attempts and I still struggle sometimes now, theres definitely a knack to this and I’m still working on it but I will say once you know how to it is pretty simple. I was instantly wowed by the appearance of the stroller, it reminds me of the Bugaboo Bee which is another stroller I loved the look of so I was really happy with this because the iCandy is actually cheaper and I love how you can buy different flavour packs to change the colour of the hood and accessories. There are 7 different flavour packs to choose from currently and we have the Atlantic which is a gorgeous blue/teal colour it’s really striking!
You can use this pushchair from birth which is a bonus, there are three different positions you can put the seat in including a lie-flat position and the pushchair can be used without the need to buy a carrycot so for those with limited space it’s a great alternative and all you need to do is buy a newborn pod which is super snug and cosy.
A few other accessories available for the Raspberry are; seat liner, foot muff, cup holder, parasol/cup holder clamp, and car seat adaptors most of these come in all of the flavour pack colours and really add to the comfort and style of the Raspberry I really love the foot muff although Vinny is too big for it now it would be perfect for a younger baby and would keep them very warm with the fleece lined interior and front lined pocket for little hands to stay warm too.
The Raspberry can be parent or world facing, we now let Vinny see the world because he is a nosy parker but he loves it and he also seems very comfy in the padded seat. As you can see Vinny is pretty big now so I was a little concerned this may be quite small for him but the openness of the pushchair is really nice for him. I really like the hood on this pushchair because it comes down really far so when the sun is shining you can easily protect your little ones eyes, Vinny usually hates hoods but he hasn’t tried to lift this one once which is amazing.
Lastly lets talk storage, I know it’s very important for us mums to have enough of that and the Raspberry doesn’t disappoint with a large storage basket that’s easy to access and holds up to 5kgs! I also really love the mini storage capsule that holds another 1kg, we use this to store the rain cover which is really ideal because I usually always forget the rain cover in the car and now I can always keep it with the pushchair and have it stored away for those horrible rainy days.
Overall we really love the iCandy Raspberry, it’s a really nice sturdy pushchair and perfect for those looking for something small, stylish and can be adapted to your needs easily. The one negative I have is the ease of putting the stroller up and down, it did take us a few YouTube videos to work out but as mentioned once you work that out the worlds your oyster.
Have you tried any of the iCandy prams before, what do you think of the Raspberry?
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