If there was one piece of advice I was given when I was pregnant with my first child that I wish we'd listened to, it was to invest in a decent stroller not a pram. We didn't listen and of course brought a pram and then a stroller. I had no idea that strollers could be used from newborn. We did use our pram but only for the car seat attachment. In fact I don't think we ever used it as an actual pram. The stroller we brought wasn't cheap by any means and I can't say it was anything special.
I was asked if I would like to review the Summer Infant UME One Stroller. I jumped at the chance as I had just had my 2nd child, Ophelia and it said that it was suitable for newborns. I was very curious to see how much I would use one in the winter.
I was over excited when it arrived. My husband and I unboxed it together. I have got a video of this but i'm currently in Australia and the video is on my computer back home in the UK, so i'll add it to this post as soon as i'm back. The stroller was very well packaged and compact. It comes with 4 pieces overall which are the 2 wheels, the main body of the stroller and the canopy. We attached the 2 front wheels which was easy as they just push on and lock in place. The canopy then just slides onto the 2 slots on either side of the stroller. This is all it takes to set it up and it's ready to go.
The first thing I noticed was how lightweight the stroller was. I can quite easily lift it one handed. This is a huge bonus in my opinion as my previous one was heavy and bulky. I've got 2 children now, one of which is a toddler who never stands still, so the fact that I can lift this stroller one handed is extremely helpful.
I really like the style and pattern of the stroller. It's modern and stylish but isn't too girly. As much as i'd love a very girly looking stroller, I know my hubby wouldn't.
The stroller is quite possibly one of the easiest i've ever used when it comes to putting it up and collapsing it down. To open it up you unclip the side bar and just use your foot to push down at the back and hey presto it's up. To collapse to you pull a lever at your arm level and it goes down. It's honestly so much easier than I'm describing it.
The stroller has a very good size basket. When I first looked at it, I thought it was quite small but I can actually fit a lot in there. There is also a very handy pocket on the back of the stroller near the height of the handles which fits all of your essentials such as car keys, purse etc. It even has a zip feature inside to secure your valuables.
One of my favourite features is how easily you can move the seating area up and down. It moves in one easy gesture. This is far simpler than my own stroller which is great for if you have your child sat up but want to lie them down without them noticing.
I love how the pushchair handles. I sound like i'm talking about a car but I suppose in theory it is for your little one. It pushes easily, it's a very smooth ride. It turns corners easily. It makes my older stroller feel like i'm pushing a tank or a huge 4 by 4 if you want to compare it to a car.
The canopy is also great as it can expand and therefore can be used as a bigger sunshade or a windbreaker.
I used the stroller a few times whilst at home in the UK and simply put Ophelia in a snowsuit and wrapped a blanket around her. She seemed warm, cosy and happy. Again those pictures are all at home so you will have to wait for those.
Overall, both hubby and I love the stroller. We've been using it for 6 weeks now. It was so simple to assemble and even more simple to put up and down. It's honestly much better than our old one which was from a leading UK mother and baby brand. I've also brought the stroller with me to Australia so keep your eyes peeled in the next few days for my review of using it whilst travelling.
You can purchase the stroller on here on amazon, Summer Infant UME One Stroller and also get free delivery.