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Graco Sky Pushchair Review


We have now been using the Graco Sky over the last month and have fallen in love! I can now share with you our thoughts on the pushchair and let you know how we got on with it. I had heard a lot about the Graco range before however never used any of their products other than the baby swing which had been a lifesaver when Amelia was younger, so I was looking forward to try out the pushchair.

You may remember my unboxing post here which included a short video which proved it really doesn't take long to put together at all. I found it pretty easy to do so, once I had figured out I needed to insert the split pins into the wheel after wondering why they kept falling off wouldn't stay on! Woops! Once we got over that learning curve I couldn't wait to take it out for a spin. From the moment Amelia first sat in the pushchair she immediately looked comfortable which is always something I look for right away when getting a new pushchair.


My first impressions of the Graco sky were that it was pretty lightweight compared to other pushchairs and was easy to manoeuvre. I also thought it was very modern and stylish. We chose the pushchair in Black Night as I prefer to keep our baby items neutral although I am loving the other colours too and slightly envious of the purple shadow!


Amelia loves to sit up in the pushchair and holds onto the bar in front when in world facing mode. Which is why she isn't buckled in, in any of these images. I can assure you she is strapped in usually, she was just being fussy this day as she wanted to run about like she had been earlier on that afternoon. 

Features

✓ Protective, parent facing baby nest for newborns
✓ Fully reversible seat unit
✓ 4 Position recline, including lie-flat for newborns
✓ Deluxe padded seat for extra comfort
✓ All-round spring suspension for a comfy ride
✓ Convenient one-hand fold
✓ Parent tray, to store all essentials
✓ Free-standing when folded
✓ Large, easy-access shopping basket
✓ Footmuff to keep baby snug and warm
✓ Raincover to keep little one dry and comfortable
✓ Stroller weight 10.5Kg

Forward facing 



I now have Amelia forward facing as she is older, however we have only recently switched over as she likes to be nosey and watch the world go by. The seat is very sturdy and comfortable. Amelia likes resting her feet on the foot rest which is why we have it up, however you can also have it dropped down for bigger babies/toddlers as they grow to allow room for their legs. The hood is amazingly large and shelters well from the rain which is great! I like the fact that you can fold it down with the seat still attached in forward facing as some pushchairs don't have the ability to do this. 

Parent facing 

With the seat in the upright position
With the seat in the recline position

The seat also can be used in a nesting position which is great for younger babies or if your prefer to have your little one laid down flat for napping. You can recline the seat right down and also have the foot rest folded up which is great to turn it into more of a cary cot. It had four positions to choose  from including lie-flat to suit your little one.

Opening & Closing



The Sky is easy to open with the pull of a lever on the left hand side of the frame and it releases and opens up within seconds. To close, you simply push a button on the handle and it folds down itself, you can do this one handed its so simple! You can then store it away very compact as it stands upright on it's own. Which is great for storing in small places. It also fits in our boot with the seat still attached, we have a ford fiesta but this is standing upright with the top of the boot taken out as it's not the smallest of pushchairs. The frame itself fits great in the back which would be good for use with the car seat instead of the seat. 

Basket


The basket is one of my favourite features of the Sky as it is so big! There's plenty of room for a changing bag and mine is pretty big, plus some shopping and coats. We recently went on a family outing to a local petting zoo and had plenty of room for the bag, all of our coats and even a picnic bag too, along with Amelia's doll too of course. 

Wheels


The front wheels of the Sky are 360 swivel and I found were really sturdy when in use. All wheels are made out of rubber so this took a bit of getting used to going up and down pavements  as I am used to the big chunky bouncy wheels on my Quinny. However there were no problems with this and I found them really reliable. 

Parent Tray 



Another favourite feature of the pushchair is the parent tray, this is situated by the handlebars with two drink holders and a middle tub which is great for keeping snacks at bay for peckish tots or even yourself when on the go. This is a lovely feature as most pushchairs don't offer this and I'm always routing through my bag looking for drink, so it was great to have it in front of me at all times. 

Car seat 

The Graco Sky is a 3 in 1 travel system which comes with a car seat to use from birth right up till 1 year of age. Unfortunately Amelia is too big for the car seat now but we did test it out! To use the car seat on the pushchair and turn it into a travel system all you need to do is attach the square base and the car seat on top of that, it's vey easy to switch over. I wish Amelia was younger so we could have got some use out of it as it seems like a very good car seat.


The only feature that I'm not too fond about the pushchair in my opinion would have to be the fact that it gives off a plasticky feel to it rather than a metal sturdy frame and also the same with the parent tray. However this isn't too bad to be honest, as it makes it so much lighter and easier to manoeuvre and for the price you are paying you are getting a bargain.

Overall we are extremely pleased with the Graco Sky and would highly recommend it to any new parent looking to purchase an all round fantastic versitle product which will last from birth right up until they no longer need it. I love the 3 in 1 mode and the fact that it can be used from birth up until around 4 years of age and the fact that you don't need a carry cot which would take up more room.

The Graco Sky is available at an affordable price of just £249.99 at Babies R Us and £89.99 for the car seat which is pretty good in my opinion! The Sky also comes in two other colours other than the Black Night, which are Sea Pine & Purple Shadow which means you are spoilt for choice as all three are unisex colours. You can read more about the pushchair here and also follow Graco on Twitter and Facebook for their latest news and promotions.

What do you think of the Graco Sky travel system?

* We were sent the Graco Sky Pushchair for the purpose of the review as I was selected as a Graco Tester. All opinions are views are our own. 

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116 comments

  1. This looks great, love that it can face you! x

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  2. Love the look of the parent tray, would love this in purple!!! great review x

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  3. Ah, I could have done with one like that when mine were little. Love the tray for drinks, very handy!

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  4. amazing pram with amazing feature loving this pram xxx

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  5. Really informative review. Thank you. x

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  6. Wow, this pushchair sounds really good. I too have the quinny and so the two features of this one that make me like it are the snack holder and the massive basket! It frustrates me how small the quinny basket is!XX

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  7. The pushchair looks great and is reviewed so well! Will definitely consider for no2! :-)

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  8. Looks a great pushchair!

    @ashlallan

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  9. This looks like a really versatile pushchair. I love it.

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  10. Had a similar pram to this myself and it really was great and versitle- easily collapses to fit into car. great post

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  11. Id been told that Gracos do feel plasticy but are actually pretty sturdy, so hopefully it will last, and the plus is that it is light to use!

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  12. I want one of those, but I can't seem to find them anywhere in my area. We have a Graco double stroller, but with daughter off to school soon (hopefully), I don't want to be lugging it around when it's just me and my son on outings during the day.

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  13. Love the shopping basket, so important! Wish I knew that before my first pushchair purchase

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  14. The cup holder looks great - I need to add one to my icandy for the winter

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  15. Looks fab! I'm a little sad to be past the pushchair stage with my kids, but at least I have more space in the hallway now haha x

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  16. Very versatile, and love the huge basket, essential for all gubbins.

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  17. We have the previous version the graco evo and it is pretty good!

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  18. great pushchair looks comfortable and easy to use

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  19. Great pictures, and a really informative review!

    Laura Harris

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  20. Looks so easy to use and the basket is a good size

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  21. Looks bulky but sturdy, I love that you can have it forward facing and parent facing too,

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  22. Cute pics and the pushchair looks nice and sturdy too.

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  23. I love the look of this, especially in the Sea Pine colour.

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  24. looks great and folds down to a small size

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  25. So cute!

    And looks like a fab pram kerry xx

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  26. Looks great and very versatile - prams are becoming more advanced daily! :)

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  27. This looks really compact and stylish. I have a few Graco products and have been impressed by them all.x

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  28. Thanks for the review! Great post and very informative x

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  29. Looks a good pushchair

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  30. I think it sounds like one of the best pushchairs out there and at a great price too!

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  31. This looks fantastic, great value for money xx

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  32. I wished I had this kind of buggy when I was a young mum

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  33. This looks great, I love how it folds down. I have never used Graco products before either! Thanks for the review :)

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  34. looks comfortable and easy to use

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  35. Pam Francis Gregory29 September 2013 at 17:07

    This looks fantastic

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  36. This looks great, my brother was actually looking around for one, the parent tray stands out to me!

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  37. Graco Sky looks nice, seems sturdy and comfortable. Whilst being lightweight and practical. Some great features. Thanks for the review.

    Rachel Craig

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  38. great review, might get one myself

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  39. This looks like a great pushchair, I love the way Amelia is able to sit right up and look out and about. Looks like it folds up really well too.

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  40. Looks very sturdy but folds away well too... might consider it for the next one!

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  41. Looks a good sturdy pushchair

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  42. Wish that was around when my littlun was younger

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  43. That looks fabulous! I would not be able to resist the purple one though!

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  44. this pushchair looks an absolute delight ,safe sturdy and comforable for your littleone

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  45. that basket looks amazing, so big!

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  46. Looks a great pushchair, much better than the one we have.

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  47. Love the look of this! Drink holders very handy too x

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  48. We love Graco - we were ambassadors a couple of years ago and loved it x

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  49. I love the look of this pushchair - not only looks great but has loads of essential and fabulous features too

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  50. Looks great - perfect and ideal all round!

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  51. I recognise that dolly :-)
    Dawn Wild x

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  52. I wish we had had a nice one like this for our son.

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  53. this pram look great & really big! i love a parent facing pram!

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  54. Love this - looks really good!

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  55. You have no idea how much this would come in handy! I love this stroller!

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  56. I really wish our pushchair had cup holders! I love grabbing a coffee whilst shopping and just makes life easier but we dont :(

    This pushchair looks amazing though!!

    xx

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  57. I like the fully reversible seat option

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  58. Great review and photos, Amelia looks very comfy in her pushchair.

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  59. Superb system and thorough review

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  60. I wish I had tiny ones again - there are so many great pushchairs out there!

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  61. Fab, detailed review. I love how you can have it parent or forward facing - my daughter hated the forward facing pushchair we had and it cost us a lot of money to change it! It would have been great to have this option.

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  62. I wish all pushchairs had always been this way!

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  63. well written review great storage space

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  64. looks a great pushchair just what l need for new grandchild to be born this week

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  65. This pram looks so spacious for little one and so comfy! And it looks like it has tonnes of storage which is something I've always had trouble with when buying new prams. I love this!!

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  66. Sadly in some ways I am past the pushchair stage but it looks great!
    Deb Alexander

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  67. lot of space in that. Wonder if any of the pushchairs have storage that you can use when it's folded up, so you don't need to divest of everything first.

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  68. Love it , the drinks holder and how it can face you so you can see your little ones happy face :-)

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  69. Fab looking pushchair and the cup holder is a perfect addition

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  70. Oh Kerry, I want another baby now just for this pushchair! Such a excellent and thorough review! Why was it not around 7 years ago when I had Spud! Love the fact you got the Dr Peppa in the pic too! My all time favourite drink in the world!! x

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  71. Its a great review, and shows things which can be perks when buying a push chair (still a few years wait for me to go though before I go through such a process)

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  72. wow, amelia looks comfy and happy, theres plenty of storage space underneath and drinks holders, plus it folds up nice and small. looks like a good all-rounder to me

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  73. I don't normally like the look of Graco pushchairs but this one looks ok!

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  74. Makes you wish you could remember being a baby!

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  75. nice and easy to use and plenty of room

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  76. Looks lovely! I have great affection for Graco as my first ever pushchair was one - and there has been a few lol
    Helen booth

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  77. Looks nice like that it folds down so flat makes it a lot easier to fit into cars

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  78. I had my eye on a graco when my twins were small, but i couldnt afford it :(

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  79. On my last pram I overlooked so many things like basket size thinking I would never need them, wish I looked at informative reviews likes this first
    Gemma m Williams

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  80. Thankyou for the great review we are about to buy this pram after several viewings at babies r us, it seems like such a bargain that I almost thought something must be wrong but your review says otherwise! We are having a girl but thinking of getting the sea pine it's such a lovely colour

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  81. Some Moms don’t know Graco’s history. Graco is more than 70 years old and began in 1942 when Russell Gray (“Gra”) and Robert Cone (“Co”) formed Graco Metal Products in Philadelphia to fabricate machine parts. In 1955, the partners split and Graco introduced the Swingomatic®, the world’s first windup infant swing. They followed it up with Pac N’ Play® portable playards, and the “Digital Baby Monitor.” All three of these Graco products are now among the best known baby products ever, and are coveted and trusted by Mothers the world over. Visit me at Stroller Reviews

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  83. baby seem to be alone, who else is with him, may be her mother is clicking her photo.

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  84. amazing stroller with all the qualities and easy to carry in every condition.

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  85. that you can include the whole family. That being said, pushing a stroller is hard work and sometimes your little passengers best electric can opener in the world

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  86. Really it is awesome stroller. I like this stroller because when came my baby in the world i bought this stroller for my little kids.

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