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Fully equipped and colour-coordinated, the Neo Nato Synchro Sport travel system gives all your baby travel needs in one box, but it’s selling to a crowded market and needs to stand out for the right reasons.
With a carrycot pram body that can also be used in the car, a group 0+ car seat and a reversible seat unit, this travel system will accommodate your little one from birth to toddlerhood. Each element fits onto the chassis with relative ease and there are plenty of features to make life easier for parents. All in all, it’s a travel system with much to praise but plenty of niggles too.
As pram, the Neo Nato is 118cm high, 103cm long, 56cm wide. As a pushchair, it’s a touch smaller: 105cm high, 100cm long, 56cm wide.
What we love
Of all the parts of this travel system, the pram body is the easiest to attach, clicking simply in and out of place on the armrest. The car seat is easy once you realise you have to pull out two bars underneath, then hey presto it’s done.
The seat is the fiddliest, but once in it’s firmly in place, and as it’s reversible and wide enough for a tubby toddler, this minor shortcoming can be forgiven.The seat also lies very flat, so is fine for a newborn if you don’t want to take the carrycot along. The seat liner is removable and washable so should be easy to keep looking smart.
The car seat can be used on the pushchair with the seat unit in (forward facing) or out and comes with a padded headhugger and straps. It also offers three shoulder strap positions.
The carrycot has a ventilated base to prevent overheating, and the backrest is adjustable. When detached from the chassis, you can unfold the plastic rockers underneath and gently rock your baby into the land of nod.
A height-adjustable handle and adjustable footrest, plus a good-size basket make this user-friendly for parent and baby alike. It’s freestanding and locks shut when folded, and doesn’t take up too much space. The brakes are operated via on/off pedals so won’t wreck your shoes.
What to watch out for
The pushchair is quite heavy and awkward to carry, and while not particularly hard to fold, it’s no one-handed operation.
Looks-wise, it’s all a bit fussy: there’s silky piping that looks as if it might fray quite quickly, while the hood and apron have zip-off quilted sections with mesh fabric underneath – great for ventilation, but decidedly odd-looking.
While this is plenty big enough for a toddler, I would have doubts as to its durability – the footrest felt quite flimsy and the rubber trim on the handle and bumper bar get grubby quickly. As it’s not cheap, so I’d expect higher quality.
The footmuff on the seat unit doesn’t come up very high so in severe weather you’ll probably want to add a blanket for full protection.
The mattress on the carrycot felt very thin, certainly not as thick as the average Moses basket mattress, and the adjustment for the backrest works well for sitting up, but you couldn’t lay it back flat with your baby still in, as you need to delve under the mattress.
It matches is about the best you can say about the changing bag.
Who is the Neo Nato Synchro Sport best for?
Parents seeking an all-in-one option.
In terms of features, the Neo Nato Synchro Sport has a great deal to offer, and if you want everything to match, this is an option. However, there are better-looking, sturdier and cheaper models on the market that will do much the same thing, though you may have to buy your own changing bag.
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|Child age (approx)||From Birth|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:118cm W:56cm L:103cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:99cm W:56cm L:46cm|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Compatible car seats||Matching Group 0+ car seat included|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|
|Accessories included||Carrycot, car seat, hoods, apron, raincover, changing bag, shopping basket, headhugger on car seat|
|Optional extras||Auto Kit for pram body|