The Armadillo pushchair is one of Mamas and Papas famous strollers, and through my research, I have seen it been reviewed and praised by parents.
I have already done two reviews on other Mamas and Papas pushchairs before. The Flip XT2 and the Ocarro pushchairs. Popular like this one and also offers many beneficial features for families.
For this post, I will review the Mamas and Papas Pram and Pushchair Armadillo. Give you the ins and outs of it. Detailing the pros along the way, and also pointing out the cons later on.
I will also make a quick comparison between this stroller to the Ocarro pushchair, and another pushchair from another brand. To see if the Armadillo pushchair stands a chance.
- The Mamas and Papas Armadillo Pushchair.
- The Armadillo Pushchair vs Other Popular Pushchairs.
- It Does Stand a Chance.
- Suitable from birth up to 15kg.
- Reclining positions. (Recline straps).
- Magnetic peek a boo.
- Big hood. (UPF50+ protection).
- Big pushchair space.
- One-hand fold and extremely compact when folded.
- 5 point harness with chest pads. (3 height adjustable)
- Lockable front wheels.
- Adjustable footrest. (two positions).
- Travel System ready (Mamas and Papas at on or Maxi Cosi car seats).
The Mamas and Papas Armadillo Pushchair.
Product: Armadillo Pushchair.
Size of the Product: H: 99 x W: 55 x L: 95cm Approx.
The Place to Buy: Boots, Click here.
Delivery: Multiple options.
My Rating: 9/10.
What can better than having a pushchair that’s suitable from birth? Well, nothing. This Mamas and Papas pushchair is ideal for those families who want a simple and compact stroller.
Suitable from birth up to 15kg. Your baby will grow up with it, until the age of 3. This is the age usually many toddlers are sick of the stroller and want to start their journey instead.
The Armadillo comes in many colours not only this one, and the colours are bright and some are multicoloured. It can be suited for many parents. Choose from a variety of colours, which some strollers do not offer.
The seat offers reclining positions with the help of so-called “reclining straps”. These are pulled and then your baby’s or toddlers weight will enable the seat to recline.
It, of course, has a lie-flat position, which is the ideal position for newborns and babies up to 6 months. One thing I have come across many time and many love is the space.
The Armadillo pushchair offers a big roomy space on the seat. Excellent for a busy baby and toddler. They can jump or dance around all they want.
Giving them the fun and adventure kids love to do. Moving on to the hood which is also big and huge compared to many brands.
It has a magnetic peek and boo window. A good way to keep an eye on your busy little one, without needing to go to the front. Very helpful when in public.
The hood also has UPF50+ protection. Giving protection from the sun’s UV and other elements. The hood or canopy can also provide a cool and quiet environment for your child
Well, the features are not over yet, for this simple pushchair. You also have a reclining footrest, which offers 2 positions. Vertical and horizontal.
Let them rest after a long day of busy activities. Its ability to recline will accommodate many children’s height and size. Moving on to the 5 point harness.
A secure strap system for babies and toddlers. It has chest pads and the harness also offers 3 reclining height positions. Again, it’s to accommodate your child while they are growing.
When it comes to the fold the Armadillo certainly takes the cake compared to many other top brands. The fold is extremely lightweight and compact.
With just one hand you are good to go and it has a quick-lock mechanism. Locking when folded makes it faster. A good stroller to use when travelling indeed.
If you also live in a tiny space the pushchair can be ideal, and your first choice. You are provided with lockable front wheels making it easier to use them on rough grounds.
The front wheels are also good for the urban lifestyle. Easier to narrow through the streets. Only forward-facing, so rear-facing.
The one accessory that comes with this pushchair when bought through the link, it’s a cup holder for the parents. The cupholder as seen in the pictures is near and reachable.
Good for your afternoon teas. The Mamas and Papas pushchair is a travel system compatible. With adapters, you can use the stroller with the Aton car or Maxi-Cosi car seat. Click on the link to view my review of some of Maxi-Cosi best car seats.
Universal rain covers will also match with the Armadillo stroller, and I have selected some of these here. View and see if they will match the stroller.
A changing bag can also be something important to consider. I did a list of one of the fanciest changing bags. Click the link to view my review.
With all of these accessories, then you are set to go. Your travel system is complete.
- For a single stroller, people will think it’s still expensive. I bought my whole travel system just above this, and I am still using it.
- Only forward-facing and no rear-facing. Having newborns rear-facing is better in my humble opinion. This is important if you are in public when you should have them close and secure.
- No carrycot compatibility. Again, carrycots a much better for babies that are younger than 6 months. It’s because of many things. If you had kids before certain points will pop up.
- The handlebar’s not adjustable. This makes it harder for taller and short parents. It’s important to be able to adjust the handle.
- Wheels are basic and don’t offer punctured proof which doesn’t make them all-terrain.
- Straps can be harder to fold with.
- The basket is blocked in the front when a position in a sitting position, and it’s not that big either. Well, for some it’s not compared to other brands.
- Although it offers multiple colours, it’s still not all of them.
- The age suitability it’s 3 but it can be less depending on your child. (Bonus if it’s more).
Mamas and Papas Armadillo Pushchair vs Other Popular Pushchairs.
As stated above I will compare the stroller with another stroller from Mamas and Papas. The Ocarro Pushchair, and see which of these are better.
The Armadillo pushchair is often compared to the Britax Römer B-agile stroller, and the city mini stroller. For this review, I have chosen to compare it to another one.
Have a change I guess. To also give other options than these two above. I will therefore compare it to the Kinderkraft Grande pushchair.
Armadillo Pushchair vs Ocarro Pushchair.
These look different in their style of design and also colours. They do however like many strollers offer certain similarities and there are:
- Reclining positions.
- Compatible with a car seat.
- Big and roomy canopy.
- Easy fold and compact.
- Nicely designed fabrics.
- The same size on the basket.
- Lightweight frame.
These are the similarities between these two. What makes them different is that the Ocarro pushchair is compatible with a carrycot, forward and rear-facing, all-terrain wheels, puncture-proof tyres, offers breathable fabrics, extra and soft inlays, easily accessible basket, extended handlebar and mesh pockets.
The Armadillo, however, offers a more spacious canopy and seat, seat suitable from birth, variety of colours, lockable front wheels, a magnetic peek a boo, UPF50+ protection, adjustable footrest and it’s slimmer when folded.
Both of these offer tempting features many families will love, and the Ocarro it’s more expensive because of the features it has and it has better quality.
After analysing both the Ocarro seems more promising, but for certain parents, if not. For many, the Armadillo stroller can be their ideal one.
It’s also way cheaper and a full travel system of Armadillo stroller can even cost less than the Ocarro single stroller. That’s if you budget well.
Armadillo Pushchair vs Kinderkraft Grande Pushchair.
The Grande pushchair is designed just like the Ocarro pushchair, but they do differ, so it’s also nothing like the Armadillo stroller. However certain features they both offers are:
- Reclining seat with straps.
- Easy one-hand fold.
- Suitable up to 15kg.
- The same size in the basket.
- Only forward-facing.
- Offers many colours.
The Grande pushchair offers shock-absorbing foam tyres, footmuff, zip on the canopy to control the adjustment, removable bumper bar and swivel wheels.
The Armadillo Pushchair, however, has a bigger space, offers more protection from the elements. Has a more reclined position and most importantly it can be converted into a travel system.
Without a doubt the Armadillo stroller it’s better. It’s also more expensive which makes sense just like the one above. It offers more beneficial features and will provide a better journey for your little one.
However, some might still choose the Kinderkraft Grande pushchair. It depends on who you are buying it for and your lifestyle in general. The grande can be good for toddlers.
It’s simple and cheap.
It Does Stand a Chance!
The stroller has many faults and lacks things, but this Mamas and Papas Pram and Pushchair do have some benefits to many. It does stand a chance when compared to many other strollers.
Even, when compared to a well-praised stroller like the Ocarro. It has features the latter didn’t have. When compared to others I am sure It will still have certain things to compete with.
It’s a simple stroller, but at the same time, it can stay with you and your family for years. For many, this is the best stroller. The price and its features are perfect for their lifestyles.
What do you think? Does the Armadillo pushchair stand a chance?