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Designed with city dwellers in mind, the Nurse Urban pushchair is yet another option for parents seeking a good-value, compact, lightweight option.
New to the market, the Urban is aimed squarely at parents seeking a pushchair they can wheel around town, throw in the boot, leave at Grandma’s and generally just live with. The Urban is for when you realise that the big pushchair you bought when your baby was born is just a bit too, well, big and you want to streamline your baby paraphernalia.
Style-wise, the Urban suits its name, with its two-colour seat and Underground map-style fabric on the underside of the hood. This is a buggy that is very much at home on the street.
What we love
The seat offers five recline positions, so your baby can recline for a snooze or sit up and watch the world go by in comfort, and the adjustable leg rest also helps. It can be folded and opened one-handed and locks shut when folded.
The padded handles make pushing more comfortable, while the soft-feel tyres absorb the bumps from the road.
The raincover comes in its own carry bag, which can be easily attached to the chassis so you don’t forget it.
What to watch out for
What the Urban offers is a pretty standard umbrella-fold pushchair and, as you’d expect, it’s lightweight, compact and easy to use, although it probably wouldn’t be a winner in any of these categories.
There’s a shopping basket underneath, which is difficult to access with the seat reclined (as is typical of this type of pushchair). Also typical is the brake, which you push down with your foot, but to release you have to push it up with the top of your foot, which can be painful when wearing sandals.
The seat on the Urban is a little on the narrow side, and there’s no viewing window or pocket on the hood. The recline mechanism is easy to operate, but is covered with concertinaed plastic, which feels cheap and as if it may tear easily.
The handles are not height-adjustable, which may be essential if you or your partner is particularly tall or short.
There’s only one position for the shoulder straps and these are white, which doesn’t fit with the rest of the buggy and will get dirty very quickly. There is no carry handle so it’s not as portable as it could be.
While both the seat fabric and the print on the underside of the hood are nice, they don’t quite go together.
Who is the Nurse Urban pushchair best for?
Urban mums after a pushchair that doesn’t have to win trophies or stop traffic with whiz-bang features.
This is a perfectly acceptable lightweight pushchair that makes no claim to be the best on the market. If you were looking for something good and functional and like the style, you’d get your money’s worth from this. It’s better than some of the more basic models, but don’t expect miracles for the price. The market for umbrella-fold pushchairs is crowded, with a few truly outstanding brands. This is not a bad pushchair, but neither does it stand out from the crowd.