Graco Symbio pushchair allows one-handed switchReversible handle makes switching positions easier

21 March 2010

Graco Symbio

Graco Symbio pushchair with reversible handle

Graco says its new Symbio pushchair lets you change your child’s position – from facing forward to facing you – with minimal effort.

Graco’s new Symbio pushchair, which costs around £300, features a reversible handle designed to allow you to change your child’s position using only one hand, without having to lift them out of the pushchair.

Graco says the Symbio’s front-swivel wheels provide optimal manoeuvrability, even in narrow shop aisles, and claims the shock-absorbing spring suspension and air-filled tyres provide a comfortable ride on any terrain.

Which? pushchair tests

Looking for a new pushchair? Which? has independently tested more than 140 pushchairs, including seven Graco pushchairs. We recommend 45 pushchairs as Which? Best Buy buggies.

We also reveal the car seats we recommend - plus the 12  child car seats we think you should avoid - in our review of nearly 80 child car seats. Which? also tests high chairs, stair gates and baby monitors.

Graco Symbio travel system

The Graco Symbio pushchair is compatible with the separate Graco Logico S child car seat, which has been tested extensively by Which?. To find out how we rated it for safety and comfort, check out the Which? child car seat reviews.

The Symbio pushchair is also compatible with the Symbio carrycot, which is suitable for babies up to 10 months old. Other available accessories include a baby bag and changing mat, a footmuff, raincovers and a parasol.

Read all our Graco pushchair reviews

Choosing a pushchair

Which? home editor Liz Edwards said: ‘This seems to be based on the same idea as the new Mothercare Spin pushchair, which allows you to spin the top half of the pushchair to reverse your child’s position.

‘Many parents want to have eye contact with their child as they push the buggy, but this also give the option of letting the child view the world go by - so it could be the best of both worlds for some parents. However, we haven’t tested either of these pushchairs yet, so keep checking the Which? pushchair reviews, as we’ll update them as soon as new results come in. Our results include our experts' verdict as well as views from our parents' panel.'

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