One of the highest rated and most expensive pushchair travel system currently available, the Cosatta Ooba has definitely got a lot of Mums and Dads talking. Is there really enough that is special about this latest in high end baby transportation to make it worth paying out for?
Well hopefully by the end of our indepth look at this latest must-have you’ll have a better idea of that… and more importantly if it really is the answer to all of your problems in getting baby from A to B and back again!
What Exactly is the Cosatto Ooba?
The Cosatto Ooba is a 3-in-1 stroller designed for use for birth and to be able to provide functionality in three main ways, which are as a
- Travel System (though you will need to also purchase the Cosatto Hold 0+ car seat in use it in this way).
Designed to be used with the carrycot (included) to form a pram from birth, the Ooba has been designed to ensure your baby is able to rest in the lie-flat position. so important to newborns.
As important as it is comfy for them, there’s been equally a lot of thought by Cosatto to make the Ooba as easy as possible to use for you. This is very clearly seen by wonderful touches like the integrated carry handle which makes lifting your baby from the chassis of the pushchair without disturbing them. easy.
The Ooba then grews with baby. Once they hit about 6 months and can sit and hold their own heads up then the seat unit can change from pram to pushchair mode… but don’t worry with it’s multi position recline it’s still easy for baby to nod off! comfortably.
What’s in the Box?
- 1 x 3in1 Chassis
- 1 x Stroller Seat
- 1 x Carrycot
- 1 x Footmuff
- 2 x Raincover
- 1 x Changing Bag
- 1 x Headhugger
- 2 x Adaptors for Hold 0+ Car Seat
How Long Will The Ooba Last You?
The Ooba is far from the cheapest pushchair on the market, so you’re going to want to make sure that you’re not going to have to buy a whole new stroller once your child is a little older.
The good news is with this designer Cosatto model you won’t have to. Designed to be used from birth in carrycot mode, this travel system has been designed to take your child all the way up to the age of 3 (approx 15kg) meaning once you’ve bought this you’re not going to need to buy another pushchair (well that is unless another baby pops up along the way!)
Is The Ooba All Looks And No Functionality?
We’re sure from the number of pushchairs that you’ve looked at that there are pretty pricey options which looks amazing, but when it comes down to it… well they’re just not that hot at actually being very useful. Does the Ooba end up being another example of this?
The good news is no! This is actually a product that has been designed to be as functional as it is stylish.
The main frame of the pushchair is a great place to start on proving this. Styled out of a lightweight aluminium chassis that ensures that you’re not going to have to go to the gym for three months just to be able to lift it out of the car boot, it’s very easy to move about. In addition the compact fold mechanism and quick release removable wheels might sound all a little dull, but believe us when your baby is screaming in the back of the car and you’re having to waste precious minutes trying to get your pushchair folded up and actually fitting in the car these things are real lifesavers!
The quick-release removable wheels are a great feature, but this isn’t all this stroller has to offer. A lockable swivel front wheel might sound like another add-on that no-one really needs, but if you’re a family who likes to go jogging (or just move at speed through a busy town centre) then this really makes a difference. If you don’t have the ability to stabilise the front wheel when jogging you’ll find that it can offer wobble about a lot which not only makes for an uncomfortable ride for baby, but also makes it unstable to the point that the stroller can easily tip over.
The action of being able to lock it into place allows for you to provide a much smoother ride for your offspring and also keep you both a lot safer. Add onto this the big wheel design that does a great job of smoothing out the bumps, even on the roughest terrain and it gets a big thumbs up from us.
Oh, and did we mention it also has all round suspension!
Why on earth do we have a section on handles in a pushchair review? Surely one handle is very much like another, right? Well in most cases,… yes. However the Ooba has a couple of impressive tricks up it’s sleeve.
The first is the multi-angle design, which allows for duo-directionality on the go. The clever styling also means it’s actually safe to use in a pull along mode and perhaps the simplest, but more important of all is the fact it’s adjustable. In other words, no-one gets out of having to be in control of the pushchair because it’s not quite right for their height!
We also can’t leave out the handle mounted brake designed to make stopping in your tracks a squeeze of the hand away.
So far it’s all been about the looks and basic structure of the pushchair, but what is probably the most important to you is how your baby is going to feel in it. Is it actually designed to be comfortable?
The simple answer is yes, and that really comes down to the fact that it’s been designed to be so adaptable that even if your baby isn’t happy in one position there’s another half a dozen to try – whether that be facing the seat in or out or merely adjusting the recline of the seat.
It doesn’t stop with the seat positions though.With multi position adjustable calf support your baby’s legs are always going to be held in the best position and the removable bumper bar helps protect from any potential bumps. Obviously there’s also the 5 point safety harness which adds the ultimate in safety.
Any Other Bonuses?
Actually yes! As well as the frame and setting, this pushchair comes with a number of additional elements to provide the ultimate in comfort for baby, which include:
- Cosy Toes with zip off reversible liner
- Integrated carrycot carry handle
- Removable washable carrycot liner
- FREE changing bag, changing mat and messy bag
Does It Come With Any Guarantees?
Good question .. and we think you’ll like the answer. It comes with a FREE 4 year guarantee (UK & Ireland only), which means that the guarantee should outlive your use of the pushchair (which is up till three). Hopefully this should help you feel very secure if you choose to invest that Cosatto are going to make sure you’re well looked after.
You should also be aware it complies with EN 1888:2012 & BS EN 1466:2004 + A1:2007 so is one of the safest on the market.