The Graco Sky - A Guest Post Review

08:00 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

I love to write about prams here at Red Rose Mummy and have featured Graco quite often, especially in my time reviewing the Graco Evo. Five testers are currently reviewing the Graco Sky and I'm so pleased to bring you a guest post from Donna who blogs over at Redhead Babyled with her findings on Graco's brand new travel system.

I've been testing the Graco Sky for 3 weeks now and I have honestly loved using it!

For those of you that aren't familiar with my situation, I have a 2 year old, a 3 month old and a huge bus of a double buggy. Getting out of the house and anywhere with toddler, baby and unruly travel system was a nightmare and I knew that a change had to happen - I needed an easier way of getting us all from A to B and it no longer involved that humongous tandem pushchair.

It was at this time that I was given the opportunity to review the new Graco Sky travel system! Graco heard my plea for help and I found myself a finalist in Graco's search for their next ambassador which involved testing the Graco Sky over the coming weeks.

The Sky is Graco's newest Travel System. It comes in three colours: Black, Sea Pine or Purple Shadow and comes complete with the pushchair base, the pushchair seat and the car seat with attaching bracket. Also included is a raincover and footmuff - everything you could need! This sounds like any other travel system really doesn't it? Well, it's different. The Graco Sky pushchair seat converts into a 'Babynest'. It lies flat from newborn and, with the help of a couple of flaps and velcro tabs, converts into a carrycot style attachment that will cocoon your baby until it's ready to go in the main pushchair seat.

Graco Sky Travel System Sea Pine Pram Travel System Pushchair Stroller Carseat Baby nest

Having all these options was amazing for us. I am a huge babywearing fan and decided that life would probably be easier if I used a combination of the pushchair and sling.

LP, my Daughter - Little Pickle, has just turned two and is starting to walk more. The times when she's happy to walk, Little Man has been using the baby nest of the travel system - and he loves it! It's well padded and he's free to kick about and chat away while still being secure. When LP gets tired I put Little Man into the sling and put LP back in the pushchair. She's used to forward facing since being in the double buggy but occasionally I've been putting the Sky in parent facing mode and it's been lovely to to be able to see her, chat to her and even occasionally 'row the boat' whilst we've been out and about!

Whenever we go out in the car, Little Man uses the Graco Sky Car Seat and often I use the car seat on the pushchair base rather than getting the whole pushchair out of the boot - especially if we're not staying out long.

Overall, we have found this to be a really versatile travel system which is also lightweight and compact - only taking up half my Ford Focus boot, folding with the seat attached and doesn't need the extra space/cost of a carrycot attachment. It also folds within seconds, has a huge shopping basket and has a handy parent tray with drinks holders and easily accessibly storage.

I cannot find fault with this travel system. If I were to have to think of some criticism I would say that parts of the pushchair feel plasticky such as the parent tray. However, this is a really great travel system for under £400. If you want a more expensive, heavier travel system with all metal parts then there are plenty on the market to choose from!

If you want a reliable, affordable travel system then the Graco Sky should definitely be a contender! With the Graco Sky you have the proven Graco quality and a travel system that is hard to fault.

I'd like to thank Donna for her post, head over to her blog to find out more about the Graco Sky!