I’m feeling a bit down today as I took Edward out in the new Quinny Zapp Xtra and it fell over with him in it. Quinny said we should be honest in our reviews so I’m going to let you know what happened.
I decided to test drive the Quinny on public transport and put our Maxi-Cosi car seat on the Quinny base. We got on the bus and I parked the Quinny in the pram area and put the brake on. Edward was asleep so I sat in the seat nearest to him. On the journey I noticed that the Quinny moved a bit when the bus braked even though the brake was on.
The bus wasn’t moving particularly quickly but when it pulled up at a bus stop the Quinny fell forward and over with Edward in it. Fortunately he was strapped in so didn’t fall out but it gave me a horrible shock! There were no bags hanging off the handles of the Quinny so I just assume it was bad luck.
I don’t drive so rely on London buses and the tube to get around so it’s essential I have a buggy that is safe and easy to use. The Quinny Zapp Xtra is very lightweight but also a little flimsy compared to my previous pram. I found that the added weight of the car seat doesn’t make the Quinny any more stable, and I think the 3 wheels are also a disadvantage in keeping it steady.
I don’t like writing a negative review but I wanted to be honest and I’m cross with the Quinny Zapp Xtra tonight!