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Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend Tailormade: A lightweight stroller compatible with a Maxi-Cosi car seat - WITH a peek-a-boo window?

Dashi77 • 12 Aug 2021

Hi Eli, I’ve just purchased a Valco Snap 4 Trend Tailormade pram but didn’t realise it doesn’t have a peek-a-boo window!?! I had a snap4 which I liked and thought I’d get “the top model”.
Is there another model I needed to get instead? Do I sell and buy again?

I was between Ultra and Trend 4 but decided for 4 due to the size and weight and more compact fold, and the seat also folds down. Have a Maxi Cosi capsule also, which I love - I can keep the pram seat still attached.

Any other prams I should consider?

Must have:
Lying completely flat
Clean fold with a seat attached
LIGHTWEIGHT
Easy to manoeuvre
4 wheels
Maxi Cosi compatible
Large/extendable canopy
Large basket
Compact
Newborn to the oldest child as possible :)
Peek-a-boo window
No need to remove the seat to attach a capsule

Advantage:
Sun protection
A reversible seat would be amazing if one with the above requirements exists?
Other than black - like the light grey/denim style

Thank you so much for any ideas!

Eli • 15 Aug 2021

Hey, Dashi,

A good question, actually, as many struggle with similar requirements. Firstly I would like to say that the Trend KIND OF does have a window - when you extend the canopy, only the mesh part, you CAN see through it to your baby, so they took it that's a ✅ I know, you would probably love something else, but yeah, no stroller has it all and the priorities have to be picked while choosing.

From what you say, I would most certainly go for an Oyster Zero by
. Super light, very wide seat, similar even though outward fold, compatible with an MC capsule the same way. There's even a new Oyster Zero Gravity out now but unsure if already available where you are, so really worth checking out!

A Joie Litetrax 4 would also work, but it's heavier and less spacious than a Trend or an Oyster Zero. So it wouldn't be my choice here.

I would most certainly not go for a reversible seat - just read about it some more in our article, it will ALWAYS be less spacious and a more bulky, heavier stroller (not talking about more expensive]]. And you almost never use a car seat in the way you describe with a reversible-seater.

Hope I helped! Good luck 😊

Your -very berry- Eli.

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