Mothercare 4-wheel Journey
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Mothercare 4-wheel Journey Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.8 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
109 cm x 58 cm x 100 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
95 cm x 66 cm x 58 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
UK
Only available as a stroller system
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
15 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-24 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Yes
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated), Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
Yes
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Yes
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
Yes
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
No
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
No
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Foam
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
2 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
Yes,
Foldable carrycot
No,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
No
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Yes
Seat liner/insert included
Yes
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

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Parent reviews of the Mothercare 4-wheel Journey

3.5/5
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  • looks good
  • works OK
  • usable from birth
  • price was nice
  • the wheels rattle

The wheels are rather noisy. Other than that, I am happy with it.

Turning feels very hard

2
  • look
  • 2in1 solution with a travel system option
  • adjustable handle
  • frame scratches easily
  • driving& turning is hard
  • heavy weight
  • fiddly buckle

To me, turning feels very hard. The overall push is kind of cumbersome. Maybe it's because I am short, or maybe it just doesn't fit me, idk. But I feel like working out when pushing it. I can't wait for the time when we swap for a buggy.

It has done it's job

4
  • comfortable
  • sturdy
  • adjustable handle
  • a bit bulky
  • two-piece fold

A great pram, really! It has done it's job, even though there were a few things I would change about it.

  • The design
  • The steering
  • The room
  • The basket size
  • The weight
  • The folded size
  • The car seat is not comfortable

It's quite large, but that also means room. I like the style and the affordable price. I am also happy about the steering qualities.

A large pram, but it feels durable

4
  • Price
  • Performance
  • Large size

We love it. It's a large pram, but it feels durable.

Great value for money

3

A great value for money for those savvy moms. Sturdily bult, and nice-looking. Just the fold is a bit difficult, and yes, it is not the smallest pram.

  • carrycot space
  • practical features
  • price
  • two hand fold
  • not much suspension
  • bulky fold
  • foam handle
  • handle adjustment is not very smooth, like something is wrong inside
  • fabrics are not machine washable

I liked the sturdy chassis and a flip-flop friendly brake 👏 The ride is a bit stiff, however, and the fold is quite bulky, so that is good to know beforehand. The 2in1 pram/pushchair system is practical, even if maybe not the most long-lasting.

Your questions about the Mothercare 4-wheel Journey

1)

Hi.

Can I repair the foam handle bar? It has a few little rips on one side and I just wanted to know if I can fix it instead of replacement.

Hello,

Well, it kind of can be repaired - very similarly as bicycle handles are repaired, with a handlebar tape. It is not the prettiest solution - but it is the most effective one. So you will tear down the foam and tape the handle around with the tape (here's an eBay link for inspiration, but you only need to google 'handlebar tape' or ask in a bike repair shop to find it anywhere)...or only replace it.

My next advice would be a second step in this stroller maintenance/repair effort would be to get a cover, so the repaired - taped handle won't even be visible much. You can either have two pieces custom made by a tailor (it's not too expensive to have made), or get ones from Amazon, eBay or Aliexpress (here's a link to what you should be searching for in terms of stroller handle covers).

The covers you can also put over your damaged handlebar foam, btw 😊

Hope I helped! I tried to help as much as possible, and in return, I want to ask you to leave a short review of your Mothercare Journey here to help other parents making their stroller choices. Thank you, and good luck!

.eli - 24 Aug 2021
2)

How do I collapse and raise the chassis of the 4 wheeler journey?

Hey, Di,

I am attaching a Mothercarte 4-Wheel Journey assembly video, the folding (6:31) and unfolding (0:52) are well demonstrated in there. 😊 It's a special edition one, but that is only about the colorway, not the actual change of the chassis and its folding system.

Good luck!

.eli - 18 Aug 2021
3)

Please can you help? Trying to attach the carrycot to the pram chassis but when we do so it is at a 45degree angle and not flat. Cannot fathom out what we are doing wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hello, Sue,

You are probably doing nothing wrong - I mean, if the bassinet clicks onto the chassis and you cannot take it off without pushing the side buttons, it is attached RIGHT. The only thing that is "wrong" but easily fixable is the angle, because, since the carrycot will also serve as a seat unit, it is probably just inclined a bit at this moment.

Just recline it, so tilt the angle by first pulling the lever in the back part (behind the pram's canopy) and adjust it to the lie-flat position. And you're done!

I include a picture from the Mothercare Journey stroller manual:

Good luck!

.eli - 12 Jun 2021

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