Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair review
In a nutshell
A lightweight, easy-fold pushchair and travel system perfect for urban families, with a large basket for storage, but the seat feels a little on the small side
What we tested
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- Comfort for child
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- Worth the money
3.8A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.
- Lightweight, affordable, easy to fold, compact, substantial basket storage
- Thin wheels, not particularly robust, hood a bit flimsy, struggles on rough terrain
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Didofy is a relatively new to market British pushchair brand that offers a great combination of style and functionality – ideal for the city dweller.
The Cosmos Bloom was voted joint bronze in the MFM Best Newborn Pushchair Awards 2021 and as a travel system, includes a carrycot, toddler seat and car seat which can either be purchased as sets or individually as required.
Its stand out features include a gravity-assisted one-handed compact fold. In terms of price, at around £425 for the pushchair and an additional £125 for the carrycot, (the full travel system comes in at £750) it sits in the middle of the market, similar in price to the Micralite GetGo pushchair, £495 plus £150 for the carrycot. It's certainly more affordable than premium options like the BabyStyle Egg2, £1,108 for the pushchair and carrycot, but if you're looking for a budget newborn pushchair something like the Graco Transform, £220, is more affordable.
Miranda is a first time mum to a 10-week-old (12 lb) baby and tested the Didofy Cosmos Bloom based in a town on the edge of countryside and parkland. She tested the Cosmos Bloom on pavements, paths and woodlands.
What were your first impressions of the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair?
Taking it out of the cardboard box was easy and straightforward, with no unnecessary plastic packaging. The pushchair came mostly assembled, with the smaller parts packed in bags and it was obvious straight away what each part was. The design met my expectations – the black with rose gold trim looked attractive and stylish and the chassis felt solid and robust.
How easy was the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair to assemble?
Very quick and easy. There were no fussy small parts to contend with and no tools required. As a new mum who has never put together a pushchair before, I was delighted by how quick it was – around 20 minutes.
The instructions were very clear with helpful illustrations, the only confusion being that some instructions described doing things that had already been done, such as doing up a zip. Once I realised this, I was able to sail through the rest. The only significant assembly was attaching the wheels to the frame.
How does the Cosmos Bloom compare to the previous model, the Didofy Cosmos?
The Cosmos Bloom is described as the ‘more stylish sister’ to the Didofy Cosmos – the previous version of this pushchair/ travel system. The Cosmos Bloom set is said to be more premium and, comparing it to the original, you can see that it does look much more luxurious in a range of colours and details. The changes between models seem to be more aesthetic rather than any features or functionality, as even the accessories look the same.
The original Cosmos came in a choice of three colours – navy blue or green – whereas the Cosmos Bloom comes in khaki, black and rose gold details or grey with silver details. The set I tested was black with rose gold, and while I liked the rose gold colour, I did feel that black can seem a little dated, with many brands offering more modern creams, browns and neutral colours which I would have preferred.
You can read the MadeForMums Didofy Cosmos review here.
What age is the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair suitable for?
When used with the carrycot – which you can buy separately for £125, or as part of the £750 travel system – the Cosmos Bloom is suitable for newborns, whereas the toddler seat is designed for kids up to 22kg (which is approximately 4 years of age).
That said, when MFM parent reviewer Madeleine tested the Cosmos she found her 3-year-old son only just fitted in, so I would definitely go by your baby’s weight rather than their age.
What is the carrycot like on the Didofy Cosmos Bloom?
The carrycot is light to carry (approximately 3kg in weight) and the mattress is firm and spongey. It has a removable breathable cover which is helpful if it gets marked or stained, but it's worth bearing in mind that this is handwash only.
I found the carrycot was fairly comfortable for my 10-week-old baby, being spacious with a shape that still felt cosy and adequate padding around the sides. I felt the carrycot was long (82cm) and there was certainly enough room for another few months’ growth.
Other MFM parent reviewers with older babies, however, felt that the carrycot could be bigger.
Sinead felt that the carrycot was “on the small side and wouldn’t last a lot of babies very long”, already feeling small for her 6kg daughter. It appears the older version of the Cosmos had a similar issue, with MFM parent reviewer Madeleine noting that she “didn't feel confident her 4 month old had enough space”
How easy is the carrycot to add on/take off the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair?
The carrycot comes off the frame by pressing a button on either side of the chassis as you pull the carrycot or chair out. I did, however, find it quite awkward to remove and caught my finger once doing it. To remove the carrycot (or car seat), you have to click one side, pull it out and then do the other. Fellow MFM awards judge Christy found that “the buttons are obvious although not memory buttons, so you have to hold the weight of the cot while leaning to unclick the other button”.
Whereas with other pushchairs, I would have kept my baby inside the carrycot during removal, I didn’t feel comfortable doing this with the Cosmos Bloom.
It’s also worth noting that the manufacturer states the carrycot should not be used for overnight sleeping.
How easy is it to fold the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair?
One of the standout features of the Cosmos Bloom is what the brand describes as a ‘gravity-assisted one-handed fold’ and I was keen to check this out.
The Cosmos Bloom is easy to fold and, unlike other pushchairs that I am familiar with, the chassis really does fold up in one movement rather than two – pushing the handle down pulls the wheels together as well as folding the frame at the same time.
That said, you do have to press two buttons at once on the handle in order to fold the frame, and if you have small hands this is a bit stiff and a two-hand job - I will be honest, it doesn't feel very intuitive, something which other MFM parent reviewers agreed upon.
MFM awards judge Christy didn’t find the fold smooth, describing it as having “two small fiddly buttons to find and press”, whilst parent tester Georgina found it “took some figuring out how to fold it with the seat in”.
Once folded, the Cosmos Bloom is self-standing, resting on two stoppers, something which MFM parent tester Sinead really rated – “the fact it could be stored upright in one piece was space saving in our hallway”. I personally found that whilst the handle is kept off the floor, it is only by about 1cm, so it can still get dirty.
How compact is the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair once folded?
Once folded, the frame of the Cosmos Bloom is compact (approximately 70cm high and 30cm wide at its widest) making it easy to carry and put in a car boot, cupboard or hallway.
At 7kg, it is easy enough to lift and put into the boot of my car, requiring a little effort but very doable by myself. Once self-standing in the boot, however, the frame and carry cot or chair do take up most of my boot, and I do have a fairly large boot.
How easy is Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair to push and steer?
The push and steer of the Cosmos Bloom was noticeably easier on pavement compared to muddy paths. It felt smooth and easy to push on pavements and level paths in the park, but was quite jolty and bumpy on muddy ground – navigating across tree roots for example was difficult. I have used other pushchairs which fair better on rougher terrain.
Being lightweight, I found it was easy to pivot and lift up kerbs on pavements, including deep ones, however, MFM awards judge Christy found steering or going up a kerb was “really hard work” – it may depend on the weight of your baby.
I found it virtually silent when pushing around and easy enough to manoeuvre in tight situations, with the front wheels turning easily.
How easy is it to use on public transport?
Taking the Cosmos Bloom onto a bus was fairly easy to do. It tilts back to allow you to push the front wheels up first and is lightweight enough to make lifting easy enough. With an older child, you could also fold it down and lift it onto a bus or train as required.
What’s the chassis like on the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair?
The frame on the Cosmos Bloom felt strong, especially considering it is so lightweight. The shiny rose-gold finish is attractive and it hasn’t scratched throughout its use. Sinead did find however that the “finish on the rose gold frame does mark easily”.
I like the overall design, except for the button details which stick out of the handle in a slightly awkward and unattractive finish. I have used pushchairs where the buttons are nicely integrated into the handle, on this pushchair they are square and awkward. MFM parent tester Georgina agreed, describing them as “weird plastic lumps that are not ergonomic!”
Is the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair’s handlebar adjustable?
Yes. The height of the handle is comfortable for me (I am 5’5) but it is also adjustable to suit various heights. It is comfortable to hold but I prefer a thicker handle. MFM awards judge Christy agreed saying “it is a bit thin and just about padded enough”
I was not that keen on the handlebar. While the stands for keeping the handle off the ground are useful for keeping the handle clean while folded, it does mean they are in the way slightly and if they are dirty, you are likely to get your hands dirty if you touch them by accident.
What do you think of the seat on the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair?
Whilst we preferred to use the carrycot with my 10-week old baby, the seat unit looked big and roomy and is recommended from newborn in lie-flat mode through to 22kg (which is around 4 years of age)
MFM parent tester Sinead has a 5-month-old baby, and said she “loved the recline feature on the seat unit”, reclining it as much or as little as she wanted. Many pushchairs are unsuitable for younger babies but the Cosmos Bloom has the option to lie flat. For older babies, the adjustable footrest can be extended as your baby grows.
MFM awards judge Christy however wishes the seat could be more upright and found the “bum space very shallow”, something which MFM awards judge Jenny agreed upon. The size of the seat for older babies and toddlers therefore may be on the small side.
What’s the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair’s hood like?
The hood is sufficient, it is large and covers the whole chair. I did feel that the hood was a little flimsy but opens and closes easily and does stay in place once pulled out.
It has a helpful ventilation window/peephole at the back with a weighted flap that holds it open or closed. This is helpful so you can check on your baby when they are snoozing.
How robust are the wheels?
Didofy describes the wheels on the Cosmos Bloom as “all-terrain, puncture free wheels”.
The back wheels are approximately 25cm in diameter and the smaller wheels are approximately 17cm in diameter and are made from plastic, with the back two coated in rubber. They are quite narrow and while there is a bit of grip on the back wheels, they feel in general quite smooth and perhaps a bit too narrow to offer enough sturdy support for rough terrain like muddy or rocky paths.
Fellow MFM parent reviewer Sinead found the wheels a little on the rickety side and found they “quite obviously marked” even after just a few uses on pavements.
MFM parent reviewer Georgina felt that they could have been bigger with better grip – as the small front wheels were “easy to push but difficult to steer”.
The wheels are very easy to pull off and put back on. I have occasionally taken the wheels off to store the pushchair in an even smaller space and it is very easy to do, simply using a release button to click them out of place.
Are the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair’s brakes easy to use?
The flip-flop friendly brake is on the inside of the right-back wheel and you simply press it up or down to operate. It isn’t in the way and I found it easy to use, with the pushchair feeling solid, safe and still when the break was in place.
How big is the basket on the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair?
One of my favourite features of the Cosmos Bloom was the basket. It is roomy in size and deep, offering a good distance below the seat for easy access to even larger items underneath. I would rate it 8/10. MFM parent tester Sinead agreed, saying “the basket is huge!” – she was easily able to fit her changing bag and some shopping.
What’s in the box?
- Chassis frame
- Pushchair seat
- Travel changing mat
- Fabric bag
- Attachments to join a car seat to the frame
What are the additional accessories that you can buy?
- Cosmos Bloom car seat, £100
- Iso-fix car seat adapters, £30
Alternatively, you can buy the entire travel set as a whole for £750.
Can the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair be used with a car seat to create a travel system?
Yes, with the accessories above.
Now you’ve tested it, what would you have wanted to know before purchasing the Didofy Cosmos Bloom?
Having tested it, I would have wanted to know in advance that the pushchair is best suited for urban settings with smooth pavements due to the wheels being quite narrow and small.
Who would the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair be most useful for?
This pushchair is most suited for a city dweller with limited storage space.
Is the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair worth the money?
For the cost (£550 for the pushchair plus carrycot) the Didofy Cosmos Bloom delivers a decent set. It is however ambitious to claim it is luxury, as the design and materials feel a bit budget in texture and appearance and the wheels are not as big, wide or tyre-like to provide a smoother ride – so there is an element of getting what you pay for. If you are travelling on smooth pavements or within city settings and do not want to spend an absolute fortune, this is a good option.
How does it compare to other pushchairs on the market?
|Name||Weight (Kg)||Age suitability||RRP (£)||Carry cot cost|
|Didofy Cosmos Bloom||10.2kg||Birth - 22kg||£425||£125|
|Graco Transform||15kg||Birth - 15kg||£230||n/a|
|Joie Versatrax||11.7kg||Birth - 22kg||£340||£115|
|Bugaboo Bee 6||9.4kg||Birth - 22kg||£659||£180|
|Micralite GetGo||10.8 kg||Birth - 22kg||£395||£150|
Where can I buy the Didofy Cosmos Bloom pushchair?
The Didofy Cosmos Bloom is available at Didofy and Baby Planet Online.
It may not be quite as luxurious a pushchair as Didofy claims and the seat could be bigger, however the Cosmos Bloom still has a lot to offer for it's mid-range price tag. If you're after an affordable, lightweight, easy to fold and compact pushchair, that is ideal for nipping around town or the city, it ticks all the boxes.
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions||H:110cm W:57cm L:78cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:88cm W:57cm L:35cm|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 4 years|
|Child weight||Up to 22kg|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Compatible car seats|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|