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Cosatto To & Fro Pushchair | Review

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Back in May I was contacted by the lovely people at Cosatto and asked if I wanted to review their brand new pushchair, the To & Fro. I practically jumped at the chance and was so excited when it arrived. We began using is with our toddler Indiana, but now our baby boy Parker has arrived we've been able to use it to the full. The To & Fro is a streamline pushchair that also doubles up as a travel system too - oh and it's also forward AND parent facing... amazing!

The To & Fro is suitable from birth by using either the seat in parent facing mode, or by using it as a travel system with the Cosatto Hold carseat (you do have to buy this separately). In parent facing mode the seat lays flat and with the head hugger and included foot muff, it creates a cosy and comfortable ride for any newborn. Then once you feel baby is ready to face the world you just flip the seat and hood over, and hey presto, it's back to a regular stroller! At first I did feel like I was going to break the hood when pulling it through, but it really was so simple, and doesn't take long at all. I will say though that without the footmuff there was a slight gap in the fabric when in parent facing mode.




This means there's no need to buy and transport extra bits and bobs as you really do have all you need in one unit! What I loved was that each side has it's own harness (although you do have to pull these through if you want to adjust the height of them - we had to do this when we used it for Parker in newborn mode, and Indiana in stroller mode.

Each way has it's own design too which I think is a brilliant touch. Cosatto's bright, vibrant and fun designs really are eye-catching and definitely make the pram stand out from the crowd. I chose the 'Pitter Patter' design as thought it was the most suitable for both genders, however there are others to choose from.



Using the pushchair with the car seat made a quick trip to town a lot easier. We managed to quickly pop on the car seat adaptors without even needing the instructions; although I will say getting the car seat onto these was a bit of a fiddle (it took both of us a number of attempts to get both sides on!). I will also say the one negative about this is that if you were using the pushchair is parent facing mode, and then wanted to use the car seat, you do have to flip it back - something that does slow down the process a little bit. The car seat itself was lovely and padded and Parker looked really comfortable in it. Jack also said the base was VERY easy to install into the car and made using the car seat a lot easier.



We did have a cheap umbrella stroller before but the added extras with this one just blew me away. Firstly the handles are height adjustable. This is a fab little extra, especially for us as I'm short and Jack's tall, so it caters to us both.

The pushchair also comes with a cup holder - essential for when out and about - and a raincover which is very easy to pop on and off. The foot muff is reversible so it matches the two designs and is fully lined and padded to create a comfortable ride for baby. The pushchair is easy to put up and down and when folded stands by itself too. Finally the hood has a panel to view your child through while on the go, a pocket for storing your essentials, and an extra flap so your child is completely shaded from the sun!

I must add a few negatives as it isn't 100% perfect, but these really haven't put us off using it at all. The pushchair is heavy. I love how sturdy and well-made the pushchair is, but this does mean that it it weightier than your cheaper umbrella-style pushchair. This doesn't affect how easy it is to push, but for people like us that have to carry it up and down stairs it is a bit annoying! The pushchair is also long when folded. This means it doesn't fit in the back of our Seat Ibiza unless the parcel shelf is off, or we have to put it on the back seats (something we now cannot do with two car seats in there)!


Overall we absolutely love the Cosatto To & Fro. We love that we can use it for both our toddler Indiana and our newborn baby boy Parker without having to make many changes. It's design means you only ever need to buy one pushchair; it really would last you from birth until they no longer need a pram. Also how can you not love that design and the fact it comes with a 4 year guarantee as standard!

Disclaimer - We were sent the Cosatto To & Fro Pushchair, Hold carseat and carseat base for the purpose of this review. However all opinions are honest, my own and we have not been paid for this review

19 comments :

  1. It looks amazing, I love the print :) xx

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  2. I love Cosatto pushchairs we have the double and I love the bright print and how easy it is to get around with as it is not to bulky. I have been thinking of getting a pushchair from them now that we rarely use the double anymore xx

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  3. I've been unsure about this design but I do understand it much more following your review. I think it would work well for infrequent travel system users but I think I'd prefer a little more protection for a newborn than the seat unit offers. It looks great for older children though!

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  4. This is really a wonderful post.

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  5. I really like the car seat, most of them are so plain and boring! We could really do with a stroller for the toddler, so this would be great, although ideally I am thinking of a double buggy. Great review though, I think you have covered everything x

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  6. I love this print! Sounds like a great option when you have a newborn and a toddler too xx

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  7. I love the idea of this, the ease of a stroller but the plus of a car seat too! I also LOVE that print!

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  8. What a great idea. I realllyyyy wanted a Cosatto before Twink was born but didn't get my own way with hubster. I think I may get on that campaign again soon though as this design just makes so much sense!

    Faye @talesandtea

    #TriedTested

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  9. That looks and sounds fantastic! I love the colour of it x

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  10. Lovely post glad i found your blog x

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  11. love the fun look of this pushchair! and it comes with a cupholder bonus! #triedandtested

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  12. I love the fun Cosatto designs, and I always think their pushchairs are well made and practical. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  13. I love love love that it can be rear facing! This was always of utmost importance for me when I was looking at pushchairs for my little ones.
    Thanks for sharing your post on #TriedTested this week x

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  14. It's great to finally see a parent facing umbrella style pushchair. And a bonus that it can be used from birth. And from what you've written in the review, it's a good purchase!!

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  15. wonderful stroller, thanks for such a wonderful baby stroller. I will also like to buy this design.

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  16. Thanks for your helpful review. Do you think it would be compatible with a buggy board? I'm interested in buying the To and Fro Duo for my twins, plus a board for my toddler.

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    1. Ive recently enquired about this to cosatto myself and they said they don't recommend buggy boards for any of their prams, as they're not weight tested for the extra load. I know the universal buggy boards do fit on them though, so it would be your decision to use one :)

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  17. Great article. I’m looking for double stroller and know that Uppababy will release a new one next month. Do you have any idea on it or general on uppababy, I’m so new with this branch.

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  18. Can anyone tell me the measurements of this stroller when folded please?

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