PRODUCT REVIEW: Mamas & Papas 2005 Pliko Pramette – Polka
- Practical, with it being a all in one pram, pushchair and travelsystem with no need to purchase anything else.
- Large seating area with lots of backrest positions, which is easily done by one handle.
- The canopy is large and acts as a pull over canopy to keep sun off little one.
- Padded fabrics to keep little ones warm and comfy.
- Rubberised bumper bar, so little one can’t bite chunks out of.
- Fits comfortably in a Renault Megane 2004 Carboot.
- All fabrics are removable and just unclip/pop off so you can keep your pram spotless without much effort.
- It does feel a little heavy to push and does feel like its abit loose, flimsy and wobbly.
- It is hard to push with one hand, it just seems to go all over the place if you try to do one hand pushing.
- The real downside is that you cant have baby face you if there want to sit up, as the Pram mode only allows a lay flat position. When baby can sit up unaided, then there need to be moved into the forward facing pushchair. But usually that happens around 6-8months and you still want your baby to face you for aslong as possible. But this is just not possible.
PRAMETTE MODE: Heres the pram with its snug footmuff on and hood right over. Nice and snug for a newborn.
PRAMETTE: The footmuff just pops over the end of the pram and poppers on down the sides, making the pram very snug and warm.
PRAMETTE: Heres the inside of the Pram which looks very snug indeed
PRAMETTE: The Pram and pushchair can be determined by which way you move the seat fabrics. To Obtain the pram, you simply unzip the seat cover from the headrest area and fold that over the bumper bar and zip this onto the footrest area, then you pop out the footend. You then put the hood onto the pram over where the footrest was.
PUSHCHAIR: To obtain the pushchair, you simply unzip the seatcover from the footrest, unfold from the bumper bar and re-zip it at the headrest area. Then attach the hood over the headrest area.
PUSCHAIR MODE: This is the pushchair mode which offers a forward facing pushchair which can be used for a newborn till about 3 years old. It has various sitting up positions and a harness to keep little one safe. The zip on footmuff can be used on both modes. Making it a lovely snug pushchair for colder days.
PUSHCHAIR: You can use the pushchair with or without the footmuff, you can even remove the hood and add a sun parasol for those really warm days.
HOOD: This can actually act as a sunshade, it can come right over so you can protect your child from the suns uv rays.
HOOD: large netted viewing panel, there is soft plastic inside so the wind and rain doesn’t get little one, but does allow you to keep a very close eye on your baby.
HARNESS The pliko uses a freedom harness, which basically means the child has a fully 5-point safety harness, but its not stuck to the back of the seat, so the child is effectively secured with reins, so there have movement but are still secure.
CARSEAT ANCHOR POINTS: This is a very handy feature, which you don’t tend to see on most other compact prams/pushchairs so not only is this a pram and a pushchair its also a travelsystem. It has built in Carseat anchor points, which are in the seat base and there just simply flip up and come through a slot in the seat fabric. When not in use there simply pop back down out of the way. These accept the Primo Viaggio Carseat great so you don’t have to carry around extra adaptors or shell out more money!
FOOTREST: This is the footrest down
FOOTREST: This is it up.
BUMPER: to adjust the bumper there is a little button under the armrest.
BUMPER: Gate style opening bumper bar, makes getting little one in and out easier, especially when there can climb in themselves. I do like this bumper as its solid rubber/p.v.c type and not that horrible foam stuff that kids tend to bite and take chunks out of.
HANDLES: These are adjustable by simply pressing in the long buttons and either moving them in or out. this is the highest position.
HANDLES: This is the lowest position
WHEELS: The rear wheels are doubled up so have a lot more surface area to tackle rough terrain. The breaks are also linked so when you press down one side there both engage/disengage.
WHEELS: Front wheels are lockable so you can have them swivel and turn when in shops etc and fixed straight when going over rough terrain.
STORAGE: The shopping basket is deceiving in size, you can get a lot in this basket! and its quite accessible via the sides. Only problem with this basket is, putting anything heavy in it, allows the basket to sag and so going over kerbs etc catches and puts holes in.
TODDLER STEP: this is a cool feature which you don’t see on other prams… its more suitable for the pushchair mode and when sat up, but a older child can hop onto the toddler step and catch a ride.
RAINCOVER: It can also be used on the Pram, it just simply zips onto the hood
RAINCOVER: the raincover can be used in both pram and pushchair modes, it just simply zips onto the hood.
FOLDED: The pliko is very compact when folded up and it does actually stand up by itself. It also stays closed with 2 clips that engages when you fold, so you don’t have to mess around looking for them.
FOLDED: You can fold the Pliko in either Pram mode or Pushchair mode, which is a godsend!! and it folds up exactly the same size in either mode. To fold you simply pull up on the clips near the handles then there is a handle at the back of the pushchair near to the toddler step that you pull upwards and the pushchair will fold.
OVERALL: It is a good Package, you really don’t need to purchase anything other than a carseat. But you can even buy a package from Mamas & Papas with a carseat included. I do like it, but it does feel heavy, abit clunky/wobbly… so its not the most easiest pushchair to push, and even harder over rough ground!. It does have some cool features and the fabrics are soft and padded so little one looks snug. Ive used a Pliko Pramette on both my boys, and at different stages of there pushchair years, its not too bad when there young as there light, but when you try to push a 2 year old its very hard! if not almost impossible. So for me, more suitable for babies/young children.