We have a new buggy, yay! I’ve been using my ancient one that we have had for 10 years. It’s OK, but it’s bulky and won’t win any style awards any time soon. I was sent the City Tour Buggy by Baby Jogger to put through it’s paces. Your buggy and pram needs change as the baby gets bigger. When they’re small, you may go for a travel system or similar, so that you can clip the car seat on and change over to a carry cot and then pushchair element. After 6 months you often don’t need the carrycot part and the baby wants to see what’s going on. Once they start walking and getting more confident you might want one that folds down and saves space more. This is where we’re at now, Daniel loves to walk everywhere but he does get tired and sometimes (the school run) I need him contained for his safety. We need a pushchair that’s easy to put up and down and can be stored easily. We don’t need an all bells whistling buggy, so this one is perfect for us.
How to set your City Tour up
I made a video of me setting my pushchair up and I show you how it folds down and up again. It’s really simple and folds down nice and neatly and small. It’s a real space saver and you can take it on flights with you in the airplane overhead compartment.
Features of the City Tour Buggy
Suitable for children aged 6 months to approximately 3 years. It has a really large hood that has in built SPF 50, which is great for the summer months. If your baby naps in the pushchair it keeps the light out and hides them away a bit.
Underneath there’s a basket for shopping and you can store the carry bag in the pocket or your bits and pieces, nappies etc.
The handle is rubber with textured grips on and feels comfortable.
The wheels are not inflatable, so they won’t get a puncture. You can set the front wheels to lock or you can make them swivel. I prefer the swivel function myself. They also have suspension at the front wheels for a more comfortable ride.
The City Tour has a simple, sleek design that is easy to clean, in fact you can remove the cover totally and wash it down. It coped well going on grass and even through the leaves, although it’s not an off road buggy. As the name suggests, it’s meant for city life. Town life for me!
Using the City Tour Baby Jogger Pushchair
Daniel liked the fact he could climb in and out of it himself. I liked that he looked comfortable, his feet had a resting place on the foot plate. He could sit up and see what was going on and if he went to sleep I could recline it. It was super light to drive and easy to maneuver. He doesn’t look too impressed here because he was keen to get to the swings and didn’t understand why we had to stop and take pictures!
I had a little play around without the children around, I know I’m pushing an empty buggy but here is me in action with it, attempting to be a yummy mummy. My old pushchair is going back to Grandma’s house and this one is here to stay. I think the black compliments any outfit and I’m proud to push it along. You can also get it in Juniper (a kind of turquoise teal colour) and Violet. It retails at around £249.99 but shop around and you may get a bargain. You can get accessories such as a raincover and a cup holder for your City Tour as extras.
Disclosure: I received the buggy for free in return for my honest review and I have been compensated for my time. All opinions, as ever are my own.