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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2013
This was a gift for my one and a half year old daughter from Santa. A lot of research went into this decision, but apparently not enough. At first I couldn't decide between a doll stroller and a shopping cart. I originally wanted the Melissa and Doug metal shopping cart but was concerned about it damaging the walls and furniture. I wasn't a big fan of any of the major brands of plastic shopping carts. I decided to go with this one because I saw a picture online of Sarah Jessica Parker's three year old twins pushing their baby dolls in one. So I figured, cool this stroller will last my daughter a couple of years. Well.... After seeing it assembled I can definitely say that it is small. It is lightweight which is good and bad because it makes it easy to push and maneuver but it is easy to tip also. I was worried because most reviews of the previous version said that the wheels fall over after a bit of use. I haven't had an issue with that yet. MY MAJOR COMPLAINT is the craftsmanship of it. The pink push bar on ours is uneven. It doesn't make the stroller sit unleveled when not being used (although it visually looks like it does) but when being pushed it does make it a bit awkward causing it to lean. My daughter just looks funny pushing it. You can't fix it because the push bar was already connected to the side bars and it looks glued in. Just seems like that would have been caught in the inspection process. The canopy on it is pretty much not functional. It won't stay in the open position, which my daughter continues to try to do and will stop while pushing it to open it again and again. Overall, I wish I had chosen something else especially for the price of it. It is cute and my daughter can fit her 12 inch Corolle Calin dolls in it as well as some mini dolls that she got for Christmas.