Overview of The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller is a three-in –one travel system designed to ease the task of transporting your infant. It is the latest released by the long trusted Chicco brand, unveiled early this year. The well-established brand (Chicco) also sells the Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System, Papyrus, which includes the stroller, a car seat and a car seat base.
The reasonably priced Chicco Bravo LE Stroller is a deluxe and modern three-in-one travel system designed with the needs of busy parents in mind. This system will comfortably and safely hold children from 5lbs to 50lbs; this factor extends the shell-life of the stroller to six years. The stroller is designed in the all-inclusive and conservative classic grey color which makes it suitable for parents with multiple children and for expecting parents who are unaware of the baby’s gender.
Good ratings (except for a few)
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller is relatively new to the market, and hence there are not many reviews yet. However, most of the available ratings are positive and unanimously endorse the product. It is no surprise since Chicco’s products are always receiving superb ratings. Here are some ratings:
- 7-star rating from 27 reviews on Google Shopping
- 8-star rating from 17 reviews on Toys R Us
- 0-star rating from 7 reviews on Target
- 5-star rating from 47 reviews on Diapers dot Com
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller has impeccable features and tons of advantages that make it a solution to problems and dilemmas faced by most parents. Here is why you should get one of this.
Easy Transportation of the Infant/Child
Suitable for 5lb to 50lb weights infants
Getting a stroller is always a go-to solution for parents during a child’s infancy, but what happens when the baby grows and inevitably gains weight? The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller is designed bearing this in mind. As mentioned earlier, the stroller is able to comfortably hold 5lbs to 50lbs; this means that until the child attains an age of 6years, wherein he/she can comfortably walk around, the parent’s transportation needs are well catered for.
Great comfort for the child and the parent throughout the journey
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller boasts of its three-level recline for your child’s comfort. Your child can lie down nearly flat, sit up at an angle, or sit up completely. This makes your child’s journey comfortable throughout as he/she does not get tired or strain his or her back. It does not recline all the way but that shouldn’t be a make or break feature when considering purchasing this awesome product.
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller has an adjustable handlebar. This feature makes it ideal since the height can be adjusted for the mom, dad, grandma or whoever is transporting the baby, for their own maximum comfort. Similar products like Jamboshop, sky.Garden and farfetch strollers among others, have fixed heights and this has been proven to lead to discomfort after the journey as it is highly unlikely that all the family members have the same height as the stroller. The stroller ranges from 37.1 inches to 42.2 inches and hence accommodates a variety of heights and multiple arm lengths. This feature therefore makes the Chicco Bravo LE Stroller a go-to solution for most families, the mother wants to transport the child, but the mother-in law wants the same thing. In any case, the short mother-in-law staying with the child should be able to transport the child to the hospital while the mother meets her there from work in case of a medical check-up or an emergency.
This stroller therefore provides a win-win situation by allowing the family members to take turns in pushing the stroller
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller is the company’s improved design on the line of strollers. The stroller is advertised as a three-in-one stroller as well as travel system, which it undoubtedly is. The stroller frame begins as a car seat carrier for the company’s signature Chicco Key Fit Line of infant car seats which are sold separately.
The stroller ages with your baby, and once they reach an age when they can sit up by them self, starting from 6 months, the stroller frame can convert into a regular seat for your assisted attached babysitter seat. This makes the Chicco Bravo LE Stroller a highly versatile option as it is multi-purpose.
Its ability to service moms with children aging from a newborn to a full-fledged toddler only depicts the stroller’s versatility.
Infant Seat Rear-Facing Only:
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller has a stroller frame that can be installed on the car seat with the child facing the mom. This averts the very tiresome act of hoisting around a heavy car seat with a heavy infant in your arms.
This feature also allows the child and mom to bond even during the travel and prevents the child from crying as evidenced in the converse strollers. No parent wants to be looked down upon because their child is crying in public out of fear, this stroller averts that crisis.
This feature has another subtle yet highly evasive advantage in ensuring the child’s safety. It would be easy to notice that your child is missing from the stroller if the two of you are facing each other. Additionally, this enhances the child’s sense of danger as he or she will instinctively identify an unfamiliar face and hence start crying.
Parent Friendly Features and Design
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller has a parent-friendly design that not only enhances the journey, but also makes the mom’s work easier.
The stroller has two snack trays, one for the child and the other for the mother. Both of them are removable, easy to clean also could be left on the stroller during storage. The parent tray has even 2 cup holders, however, you should be careful not to spill drinks on the child. The parent’s tray can be used to hold the phone, key or small purse; hence you can engage both hands on pushing the stroller. The child’s tray is spacious enough to hold a child’s drink bottle with their snack. This feature makes you worry less about where and how you will carry the food supplies while at the same time push the stroller.
A large retractable canopy
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller also has a retractable awning that comes in handy in the event of fierce sun and other weather conditions. This canopy has a mesh peakaboo opening that can be closed or opened to maintain a close eye on your baby. The canopy provides for overextension and features a flip-out visor extension for your child’s extra protection from the sun. The The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller not only provides a good transport solution but also ensures your child’s maximum comfort in the event of harsh and unexpected changes in the weather conditions during the journey. Be safe and get yourself one of this!
A large basket for storage other of essentials during the journey
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller also has a palatial basket under the infant’s seat that can be used to hold a diaper bag and whatever other essential that could be needed during the journey. Since it can only be accessed from the back, it would be safer to put your phone and keys here. This storage feature once more serves to ensure that you as the mother are not holding any items in your hands and hence full control on the steering.
Ease of cleaning
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller has outstanding features that make it easy to clean, especially for busy parents. The stroller has a seat whose cushion is reversible, removable and washable in machine. It is unavoidable that the frequency of cleaning this cushion is much higher than cleaning any other part of the stroller, by virtue of how messy children are. Its ease of cleaning therefore makes this a preferable stroller as the cushion can be cleaned and dried up much faster.
As earlier mentioned, the trays are removable hence can be cleaned with much ease. This prevents wetting the stroller with water while cleaning the trays in the event of fixed trays.
Just like any other household item, stroller storage options are an important factor when deciding on which stroller to purchase.
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller makes this easy by providing accurate and easy instructions on how-to; simply pull up the handle located bellow the baby seat and the front wheels will pull themselves in with auto-positioning and stand right on their own. It locks and stores automatically in an upright placement.
The stroller can also unfolds with the one-hand system, so even if you’re holding your baby. The Bravo LE is the only stroller that allows any mother to use one hand to open and close it. Isn’t that just amazing!
A wholesome look at the Chicco Bravo LE Stroller
Design and Value
The very conservative and gender-neutral charcoal –grey color really thrills me. It enhances its versatility and can be used to gift a friend during a baby-shower even when you are unaware of the unborn baby’s gender. This might be a downside when it comes to parents who are looking to purchase gender specific items. It is of utmost importance to note, however, that this dark color helps to conceal dirt. This enlarges the window, within which the stroller can be used before a thorough cleaning exercise, it is therefore ideal for busy parents.
The three-in-one stroller has been designed in a more modern manner and hence makes it compliment parents with multi-variant styles.
Having mentioned all these amazing features, you could be wondering what the cost of this stroller is. Considering the features that come with it, the price is quite reasonable. The latest pricing for the Chicco Bravo LE is here. Any good item comes at a price, but your child’s comfort and overall safety during travels is in fact of utmost importance. Whereas most companies produce cheap strollers that do not always offer solutions to all the problems, Chicco has unveiled an answer to all the problems parents face when transporting their children; from the child’s safety and comfort, to the parent’s own comfort, to ease of handling ,cleaning and storage, and even the extras that just make your work easier. This is expected of a travel system of this magnitude.
Different Thoughts on Adjustability
The stroller scored low in some maneuverability tests due to minor difficulties in making turns as a result of its size volume. This is a clear drawback since the stroller is meant to move around with much ease. Nonetheless, this stroller is viewed differently by the researchers and my fellow consumers. Most consumers actually enjoyed the usage of the Chicco Bravo LE Stroller, a very minute population had minor complaints. I enjoyed this stroller and in my honest opinion, it is very fine and perfect at carrying out its task.
How The Converting Travel System Works
- The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller is highly versatile and flexible with the weights, it therefore provides a long-term transport solution as the baby grows with it.
- Ease of handling as it fold and unfolds easily with a mere push of a button.
- Ease of cleaning by virtue of most of the parts being removable and hence preferable for busy mothers.
- Many extra items that come in handy in ensuring the child’s ultimate comfort (the canopy, the child’s snack tray) and your own comfort and assurance during travel ( basket for storage of essentials like diapers and so on).
- Ease of storage as it has clearly outlined steps to follow.
- Continuous bonding time even during travel as the child is facing you; this also enhances your child’s safety.
- It is a bit heavier than other strollers.
- Due to its low score on maneuverability, it might be troublesome for other users.
- The stroller comes in a gender-neutral color only hence a limitation to parents in favor of gender-specific items
- The normal stroller is forward facing, and hence this stroller could be a little confusing for first time users as it is only rea-facing
- The stroller is a bit heavy. At 23 pounds, this stroller is a bit heavier than others on the market possibly making it hard to store and lift for some. However, this stroller is still considered to be light weight and at 23 pounds, it is manageable.
- The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller is made to handle a variety of terrain and therefore excellent for everyday use. However, the stroller won’t handle well on a rough and rocky terrain. The wheels are sturdy but the shocks are un-adjustable which is why mountainous terrains should be avoided
My Overall Recommendation
The Chicco Bravo LE Stroller is the best stroller to have in the long-run. Your baby will grow with it. It has been designed with the parents’ needs in mind which is very much appreciated. Sincerely speaking, the downsides of this stroller are not really downsides, the child facing the parent during the journey is not disadvantageous to anyone at all, the bin’s accessibility being restricted to behind is also not a problem per se. The advantages of this stroller far outweigh the demerits. Before purchasing, it is advisable to test it first for yourself in order to get a feel of it, the wheels, the maneuverability and the overall feel of the travel. Acquiring a Chicco Bravo LE Stroller would be a enjoyable, durable and wise buy for any parent!