Maxi-Cosi Zelia review

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RRP  £369.99
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by Catriona Watson |
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As featured in our list of the best travel systems!

At a glance:

This travel system features both a Maxi-Cosi Zelia stroller and a Cabriofix 0+ car seat. The Maxi-Cosi Zelia pushchair will give you and your baby the confidence to embrace the future and let you enjoy everything urban life has to offer. Zelia’s seat transforms into a bassinet so it is the perfect 2-in-1 pushchair for cool, relaxed city living. This 2-in-1 pushchair is perfect for you if you're looking for the best compact pushchair that will fit into a small apartment without compromising on baby’s comfort.

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Clare: This product is a good value for money as you are not charged extra for the bassinet as you are with some other brands. It was relatively easy to collapse, once you knew what you were doing (which is the same with all pushchairs). For the price it was reasonable. This would be an ideal pushchair for grandparents or other carers who are not using it all the time. It would be better as a city pram as it was not as robust as others.

Rebecca: I love the quality of the Zelia. It really is a beautiful material and quality. I like the design of the travel system. It seems very comfortable from birth with the infant supports, to pre-school age child and it still looks comfortable rather than 'basic' pushchairs that don't have a lot of support as they get bigger.

April: My daughter found the pushchair really comfortable and it seems cosy. It looks sleek and stylish and the leather handles make it just as comfortable to push.

How did this product make your life easier?

Gill: I really loved the Zelia Travel System. It was lovely to steer and push and easy to slot into place. I especially like that it is suitable for all ages. I like that I have the option to use it if I were to have another child with the Pebble Plus car seat. This is a bonus as it's so much easier to have it all as one rather than separate car seats and buggies.

Laura: Having the ability to change between a pram seat and carrycot is ideal. It means that the pram is suitable for a baby from birth until much older, as is quite roomy. Being able to change between pram and carry cot whilst out and about is great for nap time. It provides a comfortable place for baby to sleep. There is a roomy basket underneath the pram which is ideal for shopping.

Sara: The Maxi Cosi Zelia leaves me with mixed emotions. Although it is good in terms of some practical features like the way you can clip a Maxi-Cosi car seat straight onto the frame. You can also fold the pram as one and it is a fairly compact fold and lightweight. However, the design of the seat left a lot to be desired.

Would you choose this product to win?

Jennifer: Yes I would choose this product above all others on the market. It is a great price for the quality of it. Some strollers are very expensive. As a mum, you want great quality for a good price and for it to look good. This ticks all of those boxes.

Sarah: I would choose this product is for the following reasons. It is in the price bracket that I would be willing to pay. It is a well-known trusted brand name. There are lots of attachments available including being able to attach the car seat. The usability of the product is great. You can easily push it and fold it away. There is also a big shopper underneath the pram.

Ruth: If cost were a big factor then I would consider choosing it as it has a lot of good features. The seat quality and material are good. It has simple to master straps. The fold option is easy and a rain cover is included. Both bassinette and buggy seat come as one unit and it is easy to switch from one function to another. There is a well-sized basket. It is easy to use with the car seat attached. The lifetime warranty on the car seat is great.

What changes would you make to this product?

Rebecca: l would make the pushchair more stiff and sturdy. This would reassure me that it can withstand the pressure put on it by daily use. I would increase the size of the wheels so that it could handle different terrain. If these elements were changed then it would be an extremely competitive pushchair especially for the price which I think makes it a bargain.

Fiona: I would change the wheels. I would change the material, increase the size and make them thicker. The handle currently feels as if it is made of cheap material. I would also change the hood so that it is smoother to pull down and push back up, rather than it clicking slightly when it is used.

Julie: I would add different colours. Perhaps brighter colours such as pinks/purples/blues - rather than the 'basic' neutral colours Black/Sand. It would also be good if it came with a cup holder but I realise you can purchase these later. However, for the price, I would expect this to be included.

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