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I was very pleased with our choice of the Silver Cross Linear Freeway. It was used on a daily basis for 2 years and still looks as good as new!
In terms of spec, the model is made up of a chassis with a seat which fixes on top which makes it easier for fitting in the car boot. It is not a small pram by any means so you do need a sizeable boot but anything you feel you might loose in bulk and weight, you definitely gain in durability and sturdiness!
We used this pram from when our little boy was a newborn right through to about the 2 year old mark. At this point he was too long for the cosy toes / footmuff but we could still have used it as a pushchair and just added a blanket for warmth.
I loved the variety of settings this pram offered. For little newborns the pram section lies completely flat and has a lovely white, padded lining. Our little boy quite quickly outgrew this but the other lining is just as nice. When they are older and you want them to sit up, the pram can be set to face you which is nicer (and according to recent articles much better for baby's development) for a tiny one. There is a 3 point harness which I've always found reliable. When your little one gets older and nosier about the world around them, the seat section can easily be turned to face away from you so they can see a bit of the world. At all of these settings I found it really easy to adjust the back rest from lying down to sitting at various angles.
When we bought this it came with the newborn liner, cosy toes / footmuff and a raincover. This was great as with many other models/ brands these were expensive extras so definitely a bonus.
The basket underneath is a good size unlike many others I looked at when researching our options. The front wheels also lock on straight forward or can be set to a swivel setting which personally I found much easier when out and about.
This was a great pram for us though we did buy a cheap umbrella buggy one our son was 1.5 years as this was easier and quicker and smaller for being in a city or running round the shops. The Silver Cross though did a great job when at home in our town where it's been expected to tackle pavements, bridges and grassy hilled parks!
At a Glance The Silver Cross Linear Freeway offers you the choice of pram or pushchair mode, all on one lightweight chassis. Features and benefits for Silver Cross Linear Freeway Pram and Pushchair - Silver Reversible pushchair (forward or backward facing) Converts to travel system with Ventura infant car seat (sold separately) Multi-position recline seat (including lie-flat) One-step brake Ventilated hood Large shopping basket Lockable self-centering swivel heels Easy-folding chassis Folded dimensions: W60 X D104 X H103cm Weight: 12.6kg Suitable from birth to toddler Maximum child weight: 15kg Free 2 year guarantee Mothercare Loves...??that this pushchair can adapt to meet your growing baby's needs. Use it as a pram for your newborn baby and then convert it to pushchair mode allowing baby to face towards you or look out at their surroundings.Want To Know More?Suitable from birth until your child reaches 15kg in weight, the Silver Cross Linear Freeway Pram and Pushchair offers a simple but versatile way of travelling with your child. The Silver Cross Linear Freeway has 3 different ways to use the seat unit. Use it in pram mode for a newborn having them facing towards you, creating the look and feel of a carrycot. Then as your little one grows, the pram mode can be converted to the pushchair mode ? this can be used facing you, giving you eye contact and allowing you to chat and play. It can also be used facing away from you when your little one wants to take in their surroundings and see where you are going. The pushchair seat can recline in several positions, including lie-flat, allowing your little one to sit more upright when they are awake or recline back into a more relaxed position when it's time for a nap. Lockable swivel wheels make this pram/pushchair easy manoeuvre, and the height of the handles can be adjusted for your comfort. The included pram liner, padded cosytoe and mattress will ensure baby is comfy and snug, whilst the apron and raincover will protect your little one from the elements.The Silver Cross Linear Freeway also has the potential to become a travel system when paired with the Ventura infant car seat (sold separately).Don't Forget...Mothercare stocks a matching change bag and universal parasols that will complete your pushchair. Care Instructions: Wipe clean only What's in the box: 1 x Footmuff 1 x Apron 1 x Ventilated Rain Cover 1 x Mattress 1 x Shopping basket 1 x Washable Pram Liner