I wrote this post last year and although we now no longer use the pram or indeed any pram as Ailsa walks everywhere I still think this is a great pram and will be keeping ours for any future babies.
When I was around 6 or 7 Santa brought me a dolls pram- a beautiful Silver Cross Coachbuilt Twin Dolls pram. It was beautiful. From that moment on I knew that when I had a baby I just had to have a Silver Cross Pram. So when I became pregnant I started my research, I didn’t even look at other brands and I know there are some amazing brands and prams out there but I just didn’t want anything else.
So in our search, we came across the Wayfarer. A contemporary looking Silver Cross pram and pushchair suitable from birth to 15kg (around age 3). This would be perfect for us and would mean we wouldn’t need to buy another pushchair when Ailsa get’s bigger.
The pram itself comes with a carry cot for newborns and a seat unit to be used post 6 months. Both slot in and out of the frame easily whilst still being secure when they are attached making it easy to convert or fold up. The Hood and Apron can be purchased separately in an array of colours. We decided to go with the black to keep the pram neutral. We also decided to purchase the Silver Cross Simplicity car seat to complete the travel system- but you can also buy adaptors separately to attach a Maxi-Cosi car seat to the base.
The base of the carry cot has a lovely soft mattress which can be removed- we placed a Moses basket sheet over ours so that we could easily remove and wash if Ailsa was ever sick in the pram. We used the Carry Cot up to 5 1/2 months when Ailsa got quite snug in it but she always went to sleep on it so it must have been comfy enough for her.
The Seat unit has a 3 position recline and 5 point harness for safety. The seat unit can be parent facing or forward facing so you can choose which position suits you best. Even though Ailsa is quite small she still fits in the seat unit well and loves being able to see the world going by.
One of the main things we required from a pram is that it would be light enough for me to lift myself in and out of the car when needed ( I am only 4ft 11 and suffer from Arthritis) which the Wayfarer is. The frame also folds flat and is compact enough to fit into the boot of our car. We also needed a pram in which the handlebar is adjustable since I am short and my husband is an average height, making it more comfortable for him to push.
The Pram also comes with a basket underneath which is of good size. The only issue we have found is that it’s hard to access when the carry cot is attached so not suitable if you have a bag of shopping so I bought some bag clips to attached to the pram for shopping bags. Since changing to the seat unit the basket is easier to access so not such an issue anymore.
We have been using our Wayfarer for almost 17month now and I still adore it as much as the first time we took Ailsa out in it. It has really held up through almost a year and a half of pretty much daily use and Ailsa is still just as comfy as she was as a newborn. I would certainly highly recommend the pram.