Graco: Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System
The Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System is Graco's premium comfort pushchair. It's cocooning hoods and quick fold are appealing features but Sabrina Green gives us the low down on how it performs in real life...
I really loved the carrycot version of the travel system, Baby Bean always looked very comfortable in it and she seemed to love the windows in the hood as she could see the changes in light which used to catch her attention. We were able to use the carrycot until Baby Bean was about 3 months old. We also used the carrycot as a moses basket at home and bought a moses basket stand for it to go on. Baby Bean had all her daytime naps in there and if we had been out for a walk it was handy in that I didn’t need to wake her up to move her, I just lifted the carrycot out and placed it on the stand.
After using the carrycot system we then moved on to using the car seat on the top of the pushchair so that Baby Bean was facing me and we had lots of interraction which she loved. Again this was great if she fell asleep whilst out and about as I could pull both hoods together and she was “cocooned”.
We stopped using the car seat on top of the pushchair when she was six months old. I didn’t like that she was forward facing (didn’t think about this when we bought it!).
One of the really positive things about the travel system in this format was the hood, on a sunny day (yes we do get them!) if the sun is in Baby Beans eyes I would just pull the hood forwards and she could still see out but didn’t have to squint.
This is definitely NOT a pushchair for transporting in small cars! When it actually came to folding it I found this really easy as you can do it with one hand, it took a couple of practices to get it right but once I’d got the hang of it I was fine.
The “convenience” tray on the handles is fantastic, there are two large cup holders, one for you – one for baby. The centre section is great for storing mobile phone and car keys whilst out shopping and there is also a pull down section at the back of it which could be used to store your purse or sunglasses and on the top of the centre tray is a digital clock/thermometer which is a nice touch.
The shopping basket is the best thing ever, it’s easy access if Baby Bean is asleep and is also one of the biggest baskets I have seen on a pushchair. I could easily fit 2-3 carrier bags of groceries in it.
About our Road Tester: Sabina is a happily married stay at home Mummy to Little Bean, Stepmum to 8 year old Curly and has another baby on the way.