Have you found it difficult to travel with bubs because lugging your big pram seems like a nightmare? With today’s technology and everyday gadgets, it seems like its all getting smaller. Big nokia mobiles and floppy disks are a thing of the past, and so is travelling heavy with a baby.
Built for children from six months to about four years old, the GB Pockit is an awesome and adaptable travel option that will grow with your child.
With its lightweight and compact fold, travelling with a baby/toddler has never been such a breeze. It will easily fit into overhead compartment on the plane or under the seat in front of you on the plane as it can be taken as a carry on, as it fits into a tote bag when folded
At home I live in a small two bedroom apartment, so space is limited. When folded i can easily pop the pram into the linen cupboard or store away under the bed. Its also a great space saver in the car, you can easily fit under car seat feet area.
Since I am big on travel, I promised myself this would not change after having a baby. I would take my baby wherever possible (and safe). Read about my experiences travelling solo with an infant and what I take with me.
Having lived in North Queensland this past year and my son being born so far from family, we would take a flight each month to see them. We received a Gb Pockit to test out for ourselves, and though we had to wait til bubs was old enough (minimum six months due to no recline), we have since moved back to Sydney. But our travelling isn’t stopping. We have so much to explore!
The worlds smallest and lightest fold
Folding the Pockit stroller is so easy. Press the buttons on the handle bars, push down and the stroller collapses. Then fold the wheels inwards and secure the clip that keeps the stroller closed. When folded it is the smallest (back wheels tucked inside) the GB Pockit stroller is 30 x 18 x 35 cm and only weighs 4.3kg. It can be put inside an enviro bag or a large handbag.
My boy was 3 months old in the photo below, and as you can see it folds up smaller than him.
We love the outdoors and so does my boy. When he was yonger he loved hanging out on the grass. Now he loves running around, finding things he shouldnt be putting in his mouth, and playing on the swings. If we are in the mood for a quick trip to the park down the road, I love that I dont have to carry my big pram for a short trip. Especially since we he would be out and about playing.
Babies naturally love the water, after all they were swimming around for 9 months. So many new textures, smells, sounds, even tastes (if your baby is like mine). Taking a baby/toddler to the beach is not an easy task. What seems like a very simple outing can turn into extra bags, gear, sand in the mouth and in food. Our first time out with my son att the beach was when he was just 10 weeks old. At the time I didn’t know just how much was needed for a small baby. Taking your baby to the beach doesn’t have to be a stressful. It can be very easy, lots of fun, adventures and new discoveries for both you and your baby. I recently moved to the beach, and one thing I dont worry about taking these days is a big pram. I found it very hard trying to drag the pram on two wheels across the sand. The GB Pockit makes trips to the beach easy. I only take a small bag with me now that he’s older, as well as a beach umbrella and then fold up the pram before going down to the sand.
Picture this; you want to go out for lunch with the family. But so does everyone else and that cafe you love so much is so packed that the thought of taking a big pram inside makes you turn around. With the compact pram, you can either have it beside you as its so small or easily fold away and store under table if baby would prefer to sit in high chair.
Grocery & Shopping trips
I cant tell you enough how much i love the Pockit pram for quick grocery trips especially if you have a car with a smaller boot size. so quick and easy, allowing you to fit so much more into the car, and you can put the pram folded up under the car seat. Its small enough to fit into a shopping trolley as well if you are shopping alone. Its also a great pram for places like IKEA where its already so hard to move around.
A trip was planned to see some family interstate but unfortunately had to cancel twice, but keep a look out on instagram because once I do a trip on the plane, I will update here to show you how easy it can be for travels.
From top to bottom;
Canopy, Handles, Seat and Harness
The small sunshade can flip back when not needed. At first I was worried about it being so small. This is because it needs to fold into a compact way. Seeing as though this pram would be used for quick trips its not too much of a worry.
The seat is very comfortable and has plenty of room. Because there is no recline, you can use the seat from 6 months and up to 55 lbs (roughly 4 years). My little boy falls asleep when on walks back home, and if he can fall asleep then it must be comfortable!
There is an adjustable padded 5 point harness with a center release buckle in the middle and a crotch padding. It did take some practice to clip in, but once you get the hang of it, it is quiet easy and much safer than a normal clip.
Basket, Wheels and brake
The basket size is pretty great for a compact pram. I do bring my detachable pram organizer sometimes to clip on bar handles so I dont need to put a big diaper bag at the bottom. Enough for a medium size bag, blanket and toys. There is a one-step brake located on the right rear wheel that will lock both of the rear wheels in place.The front wheels swivel and can be locked straight. These wheels are designed for flat surfaces and not going to handle rough terrain.
My only con is SOMETIMES unlocking and locking the pram into position can prove to be a bit annoying, but once you get the right technique it gets easier. Overall the GB Pockit Pram has been a saviour in times of need. Its ride on smooth surfaces enables it as an everyday stroller as well as for travel. With more travels and adventures with my bubs, the stroller will be used well into his toddler years. If you travel alot, need something compact for quick and easy trips, the Pockit is your go to pram.
The GB Pockit is sold in Australia at Toys R Us, David Jones and Baby Kingdom. It retails for $329.99.
**This GB Pockit stroller was gifted to us in exchange for this review. As always, all reviews are 100% my honest opinion.