On Saturday 25th October I was lucky enough to attend the Baby Show at London Olympia.  I had been invited by Dorel UK (the makers of M...


On Saturday 25th October I was lucky enough to attend the Baby Show at London Olympia. 

I had been invited by Dorel UK (the makers of Maxi-Cosi and Quinny strollers) and given the opportunity to test the new Maxi-Cosi Loola while there.  
I took Bubba with me and CJ also came along to keep me company.  
Having never been to the Baby Show before I was excited to see what would be there. 

Once we arrived at the venue I collected the Loola from the Maxi-Cosi stand and was given a full demonstration on how to use it by one of their friendly members of staff. 

The Loola is suitable for babies from birth to approximately 3 years and can be used with any Maxi-Cosi baby car seats, the collapsible Carrycot or the pushchair seat. 
While at the Baby Show I used the pushchair seat, and Bubba loved it. He seemed really comfortable, and he was able to lay completely flat which was perfect for him as he was only 2 months old at the time. 

The Loola is extremely versatile and the seat can be used parent facing or facing away from you, and has 3 reclining positions to keep baby comfortable.

Having used several different pushchairs with my children I was shocked at how light and easy to manoeuvre the Loola is. It can easily be pushed and turned while only using one hand and is very easy to open and collapse. 

When it has been collapsed it is also very compact and stands up on its own, making it perfect if you have limited storage space.

The pushchair handle is adjustable so that you can have it at a height that suits you and the swivel wheels can be locked using 2 little switches on the sides of the pushchair so you don't have to stop pushing and walk around to the front to be able to do it.  

It also has an extendable hood so that you can choose just how much cover you want/need for your child at the time.  If it is a very sunny day, for example, then you just undo a zip on the hood and it will extend right over your child keeping them well protected.

Bubba really enjoyed being in the Loola at the Baby Show and it was no problem getting on and off of the trains on the way home (which I had been dreading), because it is so light and easy to use.

He loves it so much that I have even used it in the house when he has been unsettled, and once in it he has drifted straight off to sleep.

Since going to the Baby Show I have had the opportunity to test the Loola while out and about, and have also used it with my 18 month old and (almost) 3 year old.  Normally it is a struggle to push the 3 year old in a pushchair as he is quite a heavy little lump, (he normally walks everywhere now) but, even with him inside, the Loola feels really light and I am still able to manoeuvre it with one hand.

I was a little dubious about the way the rain cover attaches to the pushchair as it is only held around the seat using elastic, and I wasn't sure it would be big enough to cover my bigger children, but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised when it came to using it. 

We had taken the pushchair to Peppa Pig World for Little Man (my almost 3 year old) to use when he got tired.  
He fell asleep just as we got caught in a torrential rain storm and I was amazed with how quick and easy it was to attach the rain cover. 
Also, the reclining positions of the pushchair meant that once the cover was attached, and he was laying back, his feet stayed on the foot-rest keeping him nice and snug inside.

I am extremely impressed with the Loola and would definitely recommend it to others.  It is light, compact, easy to push, and comfortable for the little ones. It has fast become my favourite pushchair to use and I take it out at every given opportunity.

We are loopy about the Loola!

Missy x

Disclosure - For the purposes of this review I was provided with the Maxi-Cosi Loola pushchair and entrance in to the Baby Show.
All views and opinions are my own and my review (including images) has not been edited by Dorel UK in any way.