Chicco Echo Stroller Review
Here’s our review of the Chicco Echo Stroller.
One of my favourite things to do is take Miss M out in the stroller. We chat along the way and get out of the house for some fresh air and exercise.
My mum also helps me out a few times a week with taking her out for the day or doing daycare drop offs so her having a stroller is an essential for her too.
I previously bought her the Chicco London Stroller which has done a brilliant job for us but after pounding the pavements for quite a while (my mum walks her a LOT) it was approaching retirement and we were looking for a replacement.
So say Hello to the Chicco Echo Stroller!
We were thrilled when Chicco kindly sent us the Echo and Miss M got to choose it in one her favourite colours – purple! The range of colours we could choose from are so vibrant – blue, red and green are options too. Our previous stroller was black so purple is a lovely change!
The stroller arrived super quickly and Mr M seemed to have it up and running in no time. Despite being a carpenter, he has had more than one disagreement with flat pack items so this was a good sign!
It’s very similar in style and size to the London stroller but the Chicco Echo Stroller seems more robust to me, which is what we were looking for.
The seat is padded and can be adjusted for a more comfortable fit depending on how old your child is. In fact the pushchair reclines flat so is suitable for newborns upwards. Personally, I have used strollers from 4 months old with Miss M and had her in a pram carry cot before then.
The 5 point harness is easy for us to open and close but secure enough that Miss M can’t ‘escape’ – despite her efforts sometimes :)
Above the seat is a pull-out sun canopy and a rain cover is included in the kit too.
I’m not sure if it’s just because it’s new but it seems easier to steer than the old stroller – probably because we’d worn that one out! Miss M is fairly heavy so it isn’t hugely easy to get her up curbs. It would be easier to do so if the stroller base was heavier but that would defeat the object of this stroller being a lightweight one so I wouldn’t change it.
It is really light to carry and very simple to pack down and put up with a clip on the side to keep it together when down and a handle to carry it.
As Miss M’s Nanny and Grandad take her out in the car, it was essential that we had a stroller that folded down neatly, was easy to put up and down and didn’t take up too much room in the car and the Chicco Echo Stroller fits those requirements perfectly. They also use the big basket underneath to store shopping, drinks etc so it’s really useful.
Miss M takes some encouragement to get into the stroller as she gets older – “I want to walk on my FEET, Mummy'” – but she’s thrilled with her new lovely, shiny, purple ‘wheels’ so thank you very much, Chicco! I often still take her for a walk in it at naptime and it’s so easy to recline when she’s dropping off.
Disclosure: I was sent this lovely Chicco Echo Stroller in exchange for my honest review. Affiliate links above.