Mamas & Papas Mylo

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In a nutshell

A versatile, super stylish buggy with a luxurious carrycot, a forward and rear facing seat unit and a huge range of accessories.

  • Pros

    Soft moulded seat unit, compact when folded, one-hand fold, rear and forward facing seat options, carrycot can be used for overnight sleeping, travel system compatible

  • Cons

    Not suitable for off road travel, carrycot is large to store

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Our review

The Mylo is the new signature pushchair from Mamas and Papas. It’s luxurious, clever and like all things fashionable, super slim. It’s a truly versatile high-end product with no end of accessories but its design may split opinion.

Designed by Amanda Scacchetti, daughter of Mamas & Papas founders David and Luisa Scacchetti, the Mylo is an attempt to redesign the humble pushchair and make a style statement.

Suitable from birth, the Mylo consists of a chassis, forward or rearward facing soft moulded seat unit, lie-flat hard-shell carrycot, carrycot apron and rain covers. The total bill for this little lot is £695. So, you're not talking cheap.

The Mylo is travel system compatible. You can choose from the Mamas and Papas Cybex Aton, £115; Mamas & Papas Primo Viaggio, £135; or the Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix, £115. You’ll also need to by a £20 car seat adaptor.

Key features include one touch brake, full suspension, one-hand fold with seat unit attached, extendable hood, front swivel wheels, leatherette hand grip and side access shopping basket. Additional options include a stand, £60, for use with the carrycot for overnight sleeping or with the seat unit to create a travel highchair – genius! There’s also a footmuff, £75, and parasol, £25.

The USP of the Mylo is that you get to design it yourself. Chose the colour of your seat padding, carrycot, and even your basket from a range of muted tones such as Dove Grey and Raspberry Ripple.

What we love

Minnie’s buggy doesn’t fold with the seat unit attached and over the last 11 months this has been a source of much unnecessary stress. So, I was impressed to learn that the Mylo folds down, one handed, with the seat unit attached.

The Mylo is designed around the central point of the chassis. Unlike most pushchairs, which attach to the chassis in two places, the seat unit, carrycot or car seat clicks down onto the base at this one point. As a result, it’s really easy to attach or remove using the two paddles either side of the base.

I totally adore the design of the Mylo’s seat. Minnie is mini and as a result, she rolls around like a pea in most pushchair seats. In the slim-line Mylo, she fitted perfectly. The adjustable footrest bent up to support her legs and the soft, molded seat enveloped her. Best of all, in her opinion, is the retractable hood, which allowed her to have a good old nose en route.

For our friend, baby Flo, 12 weeks, the carrycot was home from home. The thickness of the padding, magnetic apron cover and adjustable back and headrest add to the feeling of luxury. If you used it with the stand, the carrycot can gently rock or be used in stabiliser mode. Impressive.

A small but none-the-less great feature is the extendable handle. What’s different here is that you can set it to any height; most handles have a limited number of positions which is invariably too high or too low.

What to watch out for

It’s hard to critique the functionality of the Mylo. Put quite simply, it works. To the extent that you know it has been designed by a mum. The triangular design, however, has already caused a stir and is having a bit of a Marmite moment – you’ll either love it or hate it!

With all buggies that have a separate carrycot, there’s the issue of storage. The hard-based carrycot doesn’t fold down. The shopping basket is small and although it opens from the side (why has no one ever thought of this before?), the chassis design restricts the size.

To create a travel system (with the Mamas & Papas Cybex Aton, Mamas & Papas Primo Viaggio or Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix) a separate plate, which sits in the base, is required. This is very bulky.

This is a really a mum-about-town stroller. As with all tyre-less wheels going off road isn’t such a good idea, despite the full suspension. However, Gwen Stefani has been snapped pushing her Mylo across the park.

Who is the Mamas & Papas Mylo best for?

Urban dwelling parents who want to make a style statement with a versatile bit of kit.

MadeForMums Verdict

The much-anticipated Mylo delivers on form and function. It pushes like a dream and with an armory of well-designed features and stylish accessories it’s hard to find fault with this pushchair. With an elevated price tag however, it’s not in everyone’s budget.