When I went through a phase of being in central London once or twice a week, I was amazed, not only at the number of these that I saw being pushed around, but also by the fact that many of them were being pushed onto buses!
The Silver Cross Sleepover comes in two versions: the classic (pictured left) which has got a very traditional chassis and comes in weighing a whopping 17.8kg or the linear (pictured below) which has a lighter chassis which clocks in at 13.6kg.
The concept of the sleepover is it’s a pram by day, a pull over dressing transforms it into a moses basket at night, and the carrycot eventually converts into a reversible pushchair seat.
What’s the difference between the two models besides a lot of weight? Well it’s amazing what a chassis can do because style wise, the classic comes off the far more traditional one because of the spokes and traditional basket. The trouble though with the very traditional and hefty classic is that it’s not very easy to manoeuvre even if you do feel a bit Mary Poppins strolling through the park with your pram. The deluxe loses the overall traditional effect with a more mainstream frame but you can move with a lot more ease.
As it is Silver Cross, the actual carrycot is very well made with detailed stitching and ventilated for overnight use. It comes with a handcrafted rocking stand, a deep padded footmuff, and a ventilated cover. You can also use it with the Ventura Car Seat. Silver Cross do luxury and quality very well, no matter which price point they work in.
I saw so many different RRP’s it was rather confusing so I phoned up Silver Cross who advise that it’s Â£530 without a car seat. The car seats RRP is Â£100.
Kiddicare sell a number of the range such as the Deluxe Marina Classic Chassis for Â£449.97.
Ideal for: Traditionalists. For the classic, people that aren’t reliant on public transport. Also someone who wants the posh brand sans the hefty price tag associated with their prams at the top of the range.
Bang for your style buck: This is good bang for your understated, classic style buck.
Weight range: Heavy.
Don’t forget that you can see other pushchairs and prams we’ve featured in our new feature The Pushchair Track.