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The Baby Weavers Cloud 2-in-1 can give your the look of a pram without the fiddliness of a pushchair that comes with a separate carrycot – and without the huge price tag.
Baby Weavers is a range of equipment for babies and toddlers stocked exclusively by Kiddicare. The range covers everything from travel cots to travel systems, and the Cloud is its ‘2-in-1’ pushchair offering.
I’m not 100% sure what the “2” refers to – it may be the fact that you can flip up the footrest and slot on the apron, making the pushchair look like a pram, or alternatively it could be the fact that the seat is reversible, so you have a choice of two positions for your baby, forward or rear facing.
The Cloud has a very unusual folding system. One of the online Kiddicare reviews complains that it isn’t umbrella folding as claimed. However, this isn’t entirely true. It is like an umbrella fold, in that it folds both down and inwards so that you’re left with a long, thin folded pushchair. But it doesn’t do it in quite the same way as the standard buggy. It kind of telescopes in on itself, which is hard to describe, but easy to do. The bottom line is you’re left with a compact pushchair that’s easy to store and to get in and out of cars. It can also be done with one hand at a push – the instructions say you have to pull up the handle buttons on both sides, but mine folds down if you only pull up one. Another reviewer says that she hasn’t attempted to fold it, to which my advice would be: it’s only a pushchair, it won’t bite you, just give it a go!
The Cloud 2-in-1 Pram has an RRP of £349.99, but at the time of review, Kiddicare’s price was just £179.99.
What we love
At £179.99, the Cloud is very good value. And this includes an apron, footmuff, raincover and matching rucksack-style changing bag.
The seat is really nicely padded, so this is the perfect pushchair for winter. By the time your child is tucked into the footmuff, with the apron over the top, there’s no way that any cold chills will penetrate – particularly as the hood is so generously deep. The hood also has a great viewing window and a very generous back section so your baby is completely shielded from the back.
Reversing the seat from rear facing to forward facing is very easy and quick to do. The seat also lies entirely flat, so with it facing towards you, the footrest lifted up and the apron attached, it looks and feels very much like a carrycot or a traditional pram, and is perfect for a newborn who likes to sleep while out for a walk.
One thing that’s great is that the raincover zips onto the hood. It’s incredibly easy to do, and makes the whole pushchair look very neat and compact. It’s also very protective of your baby during a downpour.
What to watch out for
When I first unpacked the Baby Weavers Cloud 2-in-1 Pram , I spent about 20 minutes being baffled. This was partly because I wasn’t particularly bright when it came to interpreting the instructions. But I don’t think I’m any thicker than the average mum, so I think there’s a strong possibility that other people will struggle with them too. They’re just pictures, with no written instructions other than some safety warnings that come in about 50 languages. And because the Cloud comes in so many separate pieces, there’s quite a lot of deciphering to do before you can actually use it. That said, once I’d put it together, it wasn’t complicated to use.
The other slight disappointment is that the Cloud doesn’t have a travel system option. In the instructions, it shows a version with a car seat, so there must be a car seat that’s compatible with it available somewhere in the world. But Kiddicare don’t mention it or seem to stock it, so it would appear that for now the Cloud is only available as it comes.
Who is the Baby Weavers Cloud 2-in-1 Pram best for?
Mums who crave that pram look for their snoozy newborn, but don’t want to pay for one
This buggy is a versatile, good value product, with its pram-like set-up option and reversible seat direction. Kiddicare should consider stocking the compatible car seat so that mums can have a travel system option, too.
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|Model||Cloud 2-in-1 Pram|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 3 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:106cm W:54cm L:92cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:53cm W:29cm L:97cm|
|Travel system compatible||No|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|
|Accessories included||Cosytoes/footmuff, raincover, apron, rucksack|