Monday, 11 January 2016

Summer Infant Ume One Stroller Review

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.



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27 comments:

  1. Ah I miss the days when I used to be able to get excited over strollers and spend hours poring over new models! Sadly with a 10 and 8 year old, those days are long gone!

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  2. Love the stroller! I had lots of different fancy pushchairs with my first.. and honestly with my 2nd i went straight for a basic stroller.. its perfect for absolutely everything! she's now out of it though :(

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  3. Looks fab, I don't think I realised that strollers could be used from newborn! You definitely want something light weight, easy to put up and down and moveable when you've got a toddler in tow as well :)

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  4. Looks like a greas stroller x

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  5. I also wish I didn't invest in a massive pram, although being able to attach the car seat is useful. I'm pregnant with baby number 2 and won't be buying a travel system, we will most likely use our Baby Jogger City Mini with a car seat xx

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  6. Haha isn't that the truth - I think things have changed over time though and you couldn't used to get strollers you could lie them back to sleep in the garden like you could a pram. I will have to wait until grandkids before I have to think about it but this does sound good.

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  7. This looks and sounds great, I think it's so important that strollers have a big basket so that I can keep all the million things I need in them. It great that you can use this from newborn too!

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  8. I never knew strollers were suitable for a newborn. I always thought they had to lie completely flat? This looks like an awesome stroller.

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  9. I do not have any kids yet but this looks like a really nice stroller and can not wait to see more pictures and the video once you return back to th UK.

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  10. This looks like a great stroller - I have had several pushchairs for Pickle - I got a bit addicted to new ones!! Kaz x

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  11. This is such a great stroller. My friend also tested this out and it was absolutely brilliant. :)

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  12. I really can't stand these types of strollers but it sounds lovely. They don't adjust the handles so I can't use them.

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  13. I'm happy we are nearing the end of stroller time. I've starting walking with my children more, but have a little stroller in the back of the jeep. I'm trying to get rid of my worst double buggy purchase ever right now, its a nightmare. My advice to new mothers is practicality over fashion for strollers and baby bags.

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  14. I always thought a newborn had to lie flat and that strollers were of no use until they were much older x

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  15. This sounds great. Handy that not too big and that a newborn can use it x

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  16. We ended up with a lot of Summer Infant products when my daughter was younger. They were always really good. This looks like a lovely stroller.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  17. Looks like a great stroller. Can't believe I will be looking at strollers again at the end of the year!

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  18. It's a great stroller. It definitely ticks all my boxes if it's easy to use and has a good basket

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  19. This looks like a lovely stroller. It is so important that they are easy to manoeuvre and put up and down. I adore the pictures if your little one in the stroller. So cute. And it is perfect that you can use it for your newborn. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  20. Nice stroller. It looks very solid, safe and portable when folding! Thank's for sharing with us.

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  21. This sounds like a perfect option for those who want something lightweight and easy to use (which is all of us) I cannot stand complicate stollers and this one looks comfy as well

    Laura x

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  22. This looks a great lightweight but sturdy option for a stroller. Interesting that it is suitable for new borns too as a lot of strollers aren't.

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  23. Aw, she looks so tiny in it! Great that it is so lightweight but sturdy too. Not easy lugging a pushchair about when you also have a toddler too. xx

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  24. This looks great. We are at the stage where I think a decent stroller would do tell job. I like the little extra features on his too. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. This looks great. We are at the stage where I think a decent stroller would do tell job. I like the little extra features on his too. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. What a pleasant stroller! this is often nice for brand new oldsters. i will have to be compelled to suggest this product to my friend.

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  27. This stroller really looks great for me. We use a stroller to easy to transport the kids and push them around which I usually do when were going to church together with my family. Thanks, I really enjoy reading this one.

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