Chicco CT 0.6
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The Chicco CT 0.6 isn’t packed with flashy features, but it handles well, looks good and is affordable.
The CT 0.6 is one of the cheaper Chicco strollers, and is at the more basic end of their range. This is reflected in the price – it’s recommended retail is £69.99 but you can get it online for under £50. It doesn’t have any fancy extras (it comes with a raincover, but no footmuff) but it’s a good-looking, functional stroller, which would be perfect as a holiday buggy or an extra to have at a childminder’s or grandparent’s house.
What we love
It’s incredibly light, only 5.5kg, and comes with a great carry bag that makes it ideal for taking on holiday. It also includes a raincover.
Although the seat doesn’t recline very far, I really like the fact that there are zips down the sides to recline it a little way, as they’re easy to use.
Although it doesn’t look fancy, it’s still stylish looking, and comes in really bright colourways – the ‘topazio’ is a funky turquoise, and the ‘glossy’ is a really bright pink with green trim, while ‘fuego’ is a classic red and navy, so you’ve got plenty of choice.
The brake is easy to use and works well, unlike the breaks I’ve experienced on some other lightweight buggy brands. It’s quick and easy to fold, and you can do it with one hand, and there’s a sturdy clip to keep it folded.
The thing that really surprised me about this stroller is the size of the wheels. They’re pretty big for such a lightweight buggy, which means that it handles much better than I expected on bumpy ground or grass. This is a huge bonus – even if you live in a city, you’ll still be visiting parks and playgrounds, and tiny little wheels just make a buggy so tricky to manoeuvre.
It also has a nice, deep hood, which attaches to the back of the seat with poppers, which means your baby’s shaded (and protected from wind and rain) from behind as well as from above.
What to watch out for
Its lightness makes it feel a bit flimsy, and it rattles a bit when you walk fast: it doesn’t feel as if it’s the buggy to go for if you’re looking for one to last through two or more children.
The seat is quite short, so you’ll find an older child’s legs dangle, although there is a footrest. The seat isn’t padded, either, so it’s not ideal for very long outings, and it only has one recline position. It also has a very small shopping basket so it’s not ideal for retail outings!
Who is the Chicco CT 0.6 best for?
Families who like heading off on holidays or daytrips without a bulky buggy.
A basic, good-value choice, with no fancy extras but no major downsides. Ideal as an extra buggy to have at a childminder’s, Grandma’s or to take on holiday. For these purposes it’s really not worth spending a lot of money on a buggy with loads of fancy features, but you have to weigh up what is important. This stroller ticks a lot of boxes: it’s light, it’s manoeuvrable, it comes in nice bright colours, and has a raincover included in the price.