I am pregnant with baby number two and all the buzz on social media has been about Redsbaby prams. I had never heard of them last time I was pregnant back in 2013 so I decided to investigate.
Redsbaby was founded by the Redelmans back in 2013. They only sell their prams online which keeps the costs down, these prams start at an excellent price point of $649. If you want to try the pram out they have demo days in the major cities. I decided to go along to one to see what all the fuss is about.
Redsbaby Demo Days
Demo days are held frequently throughout the year in major cities. You will need to reserve your spots (they book out quickly!). www.redsbaby.com.au/find-a-demo-day-near-you/
At the demo there is a brief presentation about the two models of Redsbaby prams, the Jive (which converts to a double) and the Metro. The presenter demonstrates how they both work. Then everyone is given the opportunity to try out the different models. There are staff members there to assist and answer any questions you have.
The best thing about going to a demo day (besides getting to try out the prams of course!) is that if you order there on the day you are given discount codes and free accessories!
The Redsbaby Metro
Redsbaby have sent us a pram to review and give away! I decided on the Metro as I was totally in love with the giant basket! It holds 10kg and you can access it easily from the front and back. The frame is quite lightweight at only 7kg.
The bassinet is an optional extra. The pram comes with adapters and is easy to click in and out. It has a canopy that you can unzip and let extra airflow through to keep baby cool in summer. The canopy also has a ‘peek hole’ so that you can check on baby whilst sleeping. My favourite thing about this is that it uses a magnet rather than Velcro so that it is silent. There is nothing worse than that loud ripping sound when you are trying to check on a sleeping bub! The bassinet also has a super comfy mattress. You can also easily click out the bassinet and place it on the floor for bubs to sleep in when visiting friends.
I love the seat on the Metro! You can face it forwards or backwards and it comes out with a simple one handed movement. It has three settings, upright, recline or lay flat. It is really easy to adjust the position of the seat with no jerky movements that would wake bub if they fell asleep sitting up and you wanted to recline them. You can also adjust the footrest for bub if they are awake or asleep to support their legs. The seat canopy has the same features as the bassinet.
On the back of the seat is a convenient pocket where you can keep your phone and keys etc. for easy access if you are just popping out for a quick walk. The one feature I don’t love is the five-point harness. Although yes, it is very safe, I found it far too fiddly. You need to join the top and bottom sections together before clipping them in. This is fine with a baby but I can imagine it would get quite tricky with a wriggly toddler!
Redsbaby Folding and Braking
One of the best features of the Redsbaby is its folding mechanism. Although you do need two hands it is a simple click and pull. The pram folds down with the seat attached! This is one of the top things on my list when looking for a pram. I can’t imagine how irritating it would be having to deconstruct your entire pram every time you wanted to fold it down. You are also able to unfold the pram with one hand which is a bonus. I was also presently surprised how little space it took up in the boot of the car whilst folded.
The brake is a foot brake which is easy to use when wearing enclosed footwear but come summer and my love of thongs I know it will be tricky to manoeuvre and will probably entail me bending down and having to do it with my hand. I much prefer a hand brake on a pram, much more practical for us thong wearing Aussies!
Redsbaby Metro Handling and Appearance
The Redsbaby Metro is a four-wheeled pram. The back two wheels are air pumped and the smaller front ones are plastic. This pram is really easy to manoeuvre! It goes up and down kerbs easily, has a great turning circle, can go on footpaths and grass without an issue. The handle bar is also adjustable which is an advantage if you are not the ‘average’ height.
The chassis on its own weighs 6.3kg, the seat is 3.3kg and the bassinet adds 4.5kg to the chassis weight. Folded down it measures 85cm x 27cm, while unfolded it is 71cm x 108 (before adjusting the handle height)
The Redsbaby Metro is an absolutely beautiful pram! The handlebars are covered in a beautiful tan leatherette which goes beautifully with the three colour options, Mist, Onyx and Indigo. I decided on the Mist to road test and give away and I wasn’t disappointed! The material is good quality and easy to wipe down.
Extra accessories that you can purchase with the Redsbaby Metro include:
Maxi-Cosi Capsule adapters
UPF 50+ Sun & Sleep Shade
No Slip Contoured Seat Liner
Winter Foot Cover
Overall this is an affordable, stylish and practical pram that is easy to use. I would happily recommend this pram and now I finally know why everyone is raving about it on social media!
Vist www.redsbaby.com.au to pre order your pram now.
Win a Redsbaby Metro
If you would like to win the pram featured in this review please like this post and comment below telling us the feature you love the most about the Redsbaby Metro!
(Prize includes the Redsbaby Metro in Mist, Bassinet in Mist, the Mist Pram Organiser, Cup Holder and Buggyboard. Competition ends 28th August at 11 pm. Open to Australian residents over 18 only. Please note this pram has been open and assembled for review purposes).