Strolling for a new ride! Chicco Echo Stroller #review

A stroller is a Mom’s best friend! Having had 3 children, I have learned it is one of the most essential pieces of baby equipment on the market. It carriers your child when they are tired, it straps them in when they need to be confined and it doubles as a shopping cart! Choosing the right stroller is a very important decision. In some ways, you can think of a stroller as your child’s first ‘car’. The trouble is finding the stroller that works best for your family and meets your stroller needs. Although you may think you know what you want in a stroller (i.e. comfort, durability, and safety) there are many other features you may not have considered! I have had over 8 strollers throughout my journey of Motherhood. Some were bought out of necessity (i.e. a sit and stand), some were bought with extensive research and others were given to me as presents (i.e. baby shower).

I was curious to see which features were most sought after when purchasing a new strollers so I did a survey of 10 women to see what their top three stroller features were. Here are the results:

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From my survey, it appears that the top three features that Moms look for when choosing a stroller are as followed:

EASY to open and shut- If you are a mom, you know you are rarely doing one thing at a time. Usually you are balancing your child on your hip, opening the stroller while carrying a diaper bag, a purse, a snack and the baby’s bottle. A good stroller can be easily opened or shut with minimal steps and can be done quickly and efficiently.

Storage Area – Traveling with a baby is never a simple grab and go process. Let’s face it babies need a lot of stuff! A large storage area is essential to carry all things baby and whatever groceries or additional things (i.e. sand toys for the park) you may need to cart along!

Size  – When choosing the size of a stroller, Moms tend to focus on two elements: weight and the ability to easily store it in the trunk of their car.

Now that my youngest child is almost two, I don’t require a large stroller. What I do need is a stroller that is easy to transport, provides a seat when little legs get tired and a comfortable place for my DD to nap when we are on the go. When I was given the opportunity to review the Chicco Echo Stroller, I was interested to see if it would meet the expectations of myself and other Moms!

CHICCO

A Big Commitment to Little People

Intelligent, carefully thought-out multi-purpose design, superb Italian styling and the finest materials and fabrics – we bring them all to everything we manufacture. Chicco products, the best you can buy for you and your baby.

CHICCO Echo Stroller

 

The Echo is a lightweight, Italian style stroller that has more features than a traditional umbrella stroller. Whether its a trip to the grocery store, leisurely walk in the park or a place to rest, the Echo provides a padded, reclining seat with four positions. Additional features such as a cup holder, a full coverage canopy, a compact fold and carry handle makes it the ideal stroller to easy travel and storage. It would work well for your 20-month old and can accommodate my 4-year old too.

Product features:

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-Light weight and ultra-compact

-Embroidered, padded seat pad

-European wheel styling

-5 point safety harness with central buckle cover strap

-Adjustable, reclining backrest (4 position)

-Adjustable leg rest (2 positions)

-Swivel wheel option

-Large, removable storage basket

-Parent cup holder

-Removable canopy with summer option

-Locking mechanism on Closing feature

Pros: After having owned 8 strollers in the past 8 years, I must say this is one of my favourites. I loved that it was easy to put together, it was sturdy enough to withstand the weight of DS5, but is light enough for me to lug around. I love its compact size and handle that allows me to easily store it in the trunk of my car while leaving room for additional things like groceries, diaper bags etc.  I love that it functions like an umbrella stroller but maintains features of a larger stroller (i.e. padding for comfort, cup holder for the parents and a large storage bin). I found the stroller very easy to maneuver and recline with one hand (this comes in very handy when toting three kids around!). Opening and closing this stroller was a breeze! I love that there is a locking mechanism on the closing aspect of the stroller. I have had other umbrella strollers where curious siblings push buttons and they have collapsed the stroller with their other sibling inside. The 5 point harness is essential to prevent tipping of the stroller and allows you to use this with babies as soon as they are able to hold up their head on their own.

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Cons: Since this stroller is made for an older child, it does not provide you with the ability to attach an infant carrier.

Conclusion: I truly love my Chicco Echo Stroller and wish I had learned about it when I had my first child! I love the comfort and security it provides my child while providing a light weight, easy to use stroller for me! I’m also happy to report that it meets all of the expectations from my poll about what Mom’s look for when selecting a stroller.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for review purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services, I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. All opinions expressed are my own.

153 comments for “Strolling for a new ride! Chicco Echo Stroller #review

  1. June 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    What a great stroller! I love how it folds up like that. So compact!

  2. June 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    The stuff they make for kids just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it? Wish this had been around when my kids were young.

  3. Jonnie
    June 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  4. June 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    yes, they must do well as a grocery cart right?? that’s the sad part of growing out of the stroller stage, losing that storage!

  5. June 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    1958 :)

  6. June 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    1958 is a long time, no wonder it’s a trusted name. :)

  7. June 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I don’t have kids, but it’s weird, I’ve been noticing strollers around and wondering how people choose which ones they use…after all you have the “gourmet” strollers and the affordable ones….which are really what you should get? Your survey has definitely opened my eyes, thank you!

  8. June 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I love all the Chicco strollers! I was using one – when we lived in Europe- and could not find one- in USA (for a long time) so I am really happy to hear that is getting more popular now :) Really a great stroller.

  9. MadeInCanarias
    June 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Looks like a great and lightweight stroller. Do you know how much does it weight?

  10. June 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Wow, this would be perfect for the little one in Disney this year! Thanks for sharing.

  11. danielle t
    June 24, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    chicco was founded in 1958

  12. Teigh
    June 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    1958.

  13. June 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958. Not so surprising given it’s high level of quality and functionality.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  14. Emily Ploch
    June 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    My brother just had a baby and I will have to tell him about this. Thanks for the review!

  15. Maya Fitzpatrick
    June 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I love everything Chicco and this stroller doesn’t disappoint either. I believe that every family needs at least 1 good umbrella stroller and this one is it! Your daughter looks very happy in too!

    • Jenn
      June 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks She LOVED IT!!

  16. June 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    The most important feature to me is that it is lightweight enough and folds easily. Great review, this looks like a nice stroller.

  17. June 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    they were founded in 1958

  18. June 24, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    1958 is when Chicco Canada was founded.

  19. June 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    What a great looking stroller! My kids are older now but I had the most frustrating stroller when my youngest was a baby. Sure wish I had one of these with him!

  20. Robyn L
    June 24, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Founded in 1958

  21. June 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    1958

  22. June 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    It was founded in 1958 and this would be perfect for me to keep in my Trailblazer for my daycare kids. There is just no room in there for anything..

  23. June 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I think this is nice I wish I had a baby to put in one but no more babies around here. Good luck to all the entries

  24. Vonnie
    June 24, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Founded in 1958. Love the color of the stroller!

  25. Darwin
    June 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958

  26. Erica Ardali
    June 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    It’s been 13 years since I needed a stroller – my how things have changed! This looks cool. :)

  27. Dani @ lifeovereasy
    June 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Great review – I wish I had this info when the kids were younger!

  28. June 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I think Chico is the best stroller made in the whole wide word! :)

  29. June 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I could use a smaller one like this. I have a 2 seater, that I don’t always really need.

  30. June 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I love how compact it folds, yet it doesn’t look “flimsy”

  31. June 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Our stroller is on its last legs, so this is perfect timing for a review!

  32. June 24, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    8 strollers in 8 years?? You ARE an expert! Thanks!

    • Jenn
      June 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      ha ha…very picky is more like it!!

  33. June 25, 2013 at 5:46 am

    I love Chicco products, this is my son’s brand of stroller and we were able to use it for 5 years

  34. June 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

    1958

  35. paula huie
    June 25, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Chicco was founded in 1958! love the fuego line

  36. Sarah
    June 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    1958

  37. Sarah
    June 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Founded in 1958

  38. Olivia
    June 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    That could fit into a small car very easily

  39. Jessie
    June 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    1958!! This stroller looks awesome !

  40. Jodi
    June 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958. Wow over 50 years old and still going strong. I love how it was named after the founders son :)

  41. June 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    This would make a great item for me to have around since I do home childcare. I could use this when I have kids late in the evening and I want to go walking.

  42. June 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Wow can’t believe they were founded in 1958! I love my Chicco stroller, it’s held up so well for the last 5 yrs!

  43. Sharlene
    June 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    It was founded in 1958.

  44. Monique L. S.
    June 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    They were founded in 1958.

  45. Kristin Delahunty
    June 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Looks like a great stroller!! My son loves his Chicco car seat.

  46. Andrea
    June 26, 2013 at 2:13 am

    founded in 1958 :) This looks like a great stroller, and I know I could sure use it! I’ve been through so many strollers in the years I have been a Mom its insane!!

  47. June 26, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Wonderful review and love the pictures! I haven’t gone through as many strollers as you, but very picky about when I spend money on them. If shopping I would keep Chicco in my mind as a place to start. My top would be price, gotta be in budget before I even look deeper at it.

  48. June 26, 2013 at 5:18 am

    1958 :)

  49. Erin
    June 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, they were founded in ’58!

  50. June 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    That is such a cute stroller! I love how many colors it comes in. Looks super comfy for baby too!

  51. Jennifer @ Money Aches
    June 26, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    My boys became a part of my family when they were 3 and 4 so I never had to purchase a stroller. Just watching others struggle with getting large strollers in and out of vehicles I would think a middle of the road size would be best. Based on your chart I wonder how many parents ever consider the comfort of a stroller for their child.

  52. Katherine
    June 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Looks like an amazing stroller! Wish I had one of these when my kids were littler

  53. angela m
    June 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Chicco was founded in 1958

  54. Angela Mitchell
    June 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    They were founded in 1958. I love Chicco. We have a Chicco highchair and it’s great — it’s really versatile.

  55. SueSueper Sue
    June 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958
    Whooo Hoooooooo

  56. June 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    They were founded in 1958 – amazingly I’ve never heard of them until now.

  57. Ellen Anderson
    June 29, 2013 at 2:47 am

    It was founded in 1958!

  58. Amy Heffernan
    June 29, 2013 at 8:54 am

    1958

  59. darci
    June 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    1958, good for them that is a great testament to their product line!

  60. Rosa
    June 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  61. Jessica Fortner
    June 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    1958…only great companies stick around that long.

  62. June 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  63. Jenny
    June 29, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    1958

  64. Darlene Schuller
    June 30, 2013 at 8:10 am

    wow 1958, I’ve had 5 children and can honestly say I’ve never heard of this company until now!

  65. Kristi Renout
    June 30, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  66. Laurie P
    June 30, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Chicco was founded in 1958!

  67. eleanor
    June 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Chicco Canada was founded in 1958

  68. Beth Gallinger
    June 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  69. Heidi C.
    June 30, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  70. Olivia L
    July 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Founded in 1958. :-)

  71. kathryn
    July 1, 2013 at 12:53 am

    1958

  72. Camelia
    July 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  73. chantal cooper
    July 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I need to snag one of these!

  74. July 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I love this stroller. Red is a great color too. We have a green Chicco stroller from 5 years ago but it is so beat up, a new one would be awesome! Thanks for hosting. Is this open to US residents?

    • Jenn
      July 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Unfortunately, only CANADIANS! I agree with you the red makes a great stroller!

  75. Ondria Witt
    July 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    We’ve looked at these in Target and have contemplated getting one! I’d love the blue one for my toddler!

    • Jenn
      July 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      They are awesome! Lightweight and easy to use! A MUST!

  76. Viv Sluys
    July 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Founded in 1958. I like a stroller that is easy to push and has good cargo space

  77. Can Cunha
    July 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Founded in 1958!

  78. MaryAnn
    July 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    1958

  79. michelle tremblett
    July 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Chico was founded n 1958 :)

  80. kristy
    July 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    1958 ;)

  81. Toby
    July 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    1958!

  82. Anne Taylor
    July 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    founded in 1958 which was a very good year.. My mom graduated and my husband was born in this year!

    thanks

  83. Steph B
    July 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I had no idea they were founded in 1958.

  84. Pamalot
    July 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Chicco was founded in 1958!

  85. Valerie Theberge
    July 2, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  86. natasha severson
    July 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  87. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    July 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  88. Lena N.
    July 2, 2013 at 10:57 am

    1958

  89. charityk
    July 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

    it was founded in 1958…..1958 was a good year

  90. doreen lamoureux
    July 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

    It said that it was founded in 1958. That is such a long time ago. :)

  91. Maegan Morin
    July 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    1958!

  92. Jessica J
    July 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    founded in 1958

  93. patti lovecky
    July 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    in 1958…thanks

  94. Debbie Petch
    July 2, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    It was founded in 1958!

  95. Rebecca Peters
    July 3, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Founded in 1958

  96. katie
    July 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Founded in 1958

  97. July 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

    i found 1958 i twitted followed liked shared i want this for my son i hate his wheelchair hate ppl look and stare like were diff

  98. KaraP
    July 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

    1958 :)

  99. joanne gentry
    July 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  100. lisa bolduc
    July 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    before i was born in 1958

  101. Lindsay Cyr
    July 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958!

  102. mzmmom@outlook.com
    July 5, 2013 at 1:17 am

    1958

  103. Lori Bazan
    July 5, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Chico was founded in 1958. I love the ease of this stroller and red is so cheery!

  104. LindaL
    July 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Founded in 1958

  105. Rachel S
    July 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    This would be a great next stroller for our family! :)

  106. ameirah t
    July 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    1958,, thnx

  107. suzie M
    July 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Chico was founded 1958

  108. rosie m
    July 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    founded 1958

  109. Alison K
    July 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Visited Chicco Canada’s Facebook page and Chicco was founded 1958

  110. Elaine Buonsante
    July 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Cicco was founded in 1958.

  111. Anastasia
    July 7, 2013 at 12:46 am

    It was founded in 1958 :)

  112. julie_bolduc
    July 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    1958

  113. Charlene Centen
    July 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I would LOVE this!

  114. lori butler
    July 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    wow 1958

  115. Michelle james
    July 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Founded in 1958

  116. Winnie B
    July 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    1958

  117. francine
    July 10, 2013 at 9:56 am

    1958

  118. Cindy B.
    July 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  119. Marianne
    July 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

    1958, Long before I was born ;)

  120. Ariana
    July 12, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Chico was founded in 1958 :-)

  121. Lisa Lam
    July 12, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Chico was founded in 1958

  122. Marlene Unruh
    July 12, 2013 at 11:33 am

    1958

  123. Sarah
    July 12, 2013 at 11:34 am

    1958!

  124. Sunshine G
    July 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

    1958

  125. Britt
    July 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I am looking for a new stroller for my son, I enjoyed your review and wish parent reviews were available for all strollers.

  126. Courtney D
    July 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958

  127. Amy Carbo
    July 12, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    1958. :)

  128. Marcella
    July 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Founded in 1958

  129. Lucy Nguyen
    July 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    It was founded in 1958

  130. Marla
    July 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    1958

  131. Sarah Q
    July 13, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Founded in 1958 – thanks for the giveaway!

  132. Cami
    July 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    1958 :) what a great giveaway

    • Jenn
      July 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks and Good luck!

  133. Ana
    July 14, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    founded in 1958

  134. meegan whitford
    July 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    it was founded in 1958

  135. July 15, 2013 at 12:58 am

    founded in 1958

  136. Liz Tetley
    July 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    1958

  137. Lissett
    July 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    love it!!! The company was
    founded in 1958 and is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. :)

  138. July 17, 2013 at 10:55 am

    founded in 1958

  139. July 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Founded in 1958!

  140. Nikki
    July 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    1958

  141. Ruth chu
    July 19, 2013 at 12:32 am

    it was founded in 1958

  142. Keitha
    July 21, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Founded 1958! Thanks!!

  143. Brandy
    July 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    1958!!!

  144. Kris W
    July 21, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  145. Jenn McClearn
    July 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    it was founded in 1958 , thanks for the giveaway :)

  146. Amanda
    July 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    My brother and his family just took a cross-country road trip and stopped to visit us, and I fell in love with their new Chicco Echo stroller!! So strong and compact and perfect! So I got on-line to look for one of my own, and came across this page- again, perfect! : ) I had never heard of Chicco before and assumed it was new, but apparently the company was established in 1958 and has been building its reputation for a while – I think I’m hooked! (Perhaps on Chicco, and your blog! Thanks for a fun give-away!)

  147. Melissa Finn
    July 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    They were founded in 1958.

  148. November 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Chicco strollers are known for making strolling convenient for parents and comfortable for babies. Artsana, the Company that makes Chicco strollers, was founded on the shores of legendary Lake Como in Italy in 1946, making the Company 67 years old. Its Founder was Pietro Catelli. Pietro’s son Enrico joined the Company when he came of age, and Enrico’s nickname was Chicco (pronounced Kee-ko).

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