Recently we were sent the Britax B-LITE pushchair in Lagoon Green which is one of the new pushchairs available to purchase from the Britax Römer brand.
The Britax B-LITE pushchair is a single pushchair designed for everyday use without the bulk and we have been putting it through its paces now for a little while with Jacob (2 years). It is travel system compatible as you can add on a Britax Römer infant carrier and with the seat unit reclined you can use a soft carrycot to make it safe for use from birth.
When it arrived it was great that it was really simple to put together, with the hood zipping into place and the wheels popping on,its ready to roll. The B-LITE comes with contrasting materials as the frame and seat unit is black and the hood, harness pads and bumper bar come in a contrasting colourway and currently Britax have 4 colours available.
The hood on the pushchair is soft yet really user friendly and super large covering nearly all of its occupant! The 5 point harness is really easy to adjust and is super secure and the drawstring recline feature is easy to use and is almost totally flat so used with the adjustable foot rest up it creates a really great napping space while on the move.
Jacob is a fairly large 2 year old but the width of the seat unit is spacious enough that he had plenty of room round the sides so he was more than comfortable in the padded seat.
The B-LITE has the option of having fixed or swivel wheels which was great as the front wheels are fairly thin and to make for a smoother ride on some uneven surfaces it was better to fix the wheels.
Around town on pavements, the pushchair has handled really well, it doesn’t however do as well over grass or cobbles but personally I feel the design and function of the pushchair is for town and city use and would also make a great option for travelling with on public transport or even on holiday but an off roader it is not.
The fold of the pushchair is really nifty and can be done one handed which is great news when like me you need to keep one hand on your toddler that does a runner when he thinks he is free.
Underneath is a reasonable sized shopping basket that to start with I thought was not so great with the crossbar blocking some of the access, however Britax have found a way round this with elasticated sides on the shopping basket so you can easily put in there the bulky items like milk, bread or even nappy bags.
The Britax B-LITE can be found in the shops currently at around the £180ish mark. But bare in mind that this doesn’t include a rain cover so you will need around another £20 it.
Thanks Britax for allowing us to road test your newest pushchair.
Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed be members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.