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

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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.

About Author

Jenn VH

My name is Jennifer, I'm 31 years old, married to my University sweetheart and I'm a working mother of 3. 1 Heart, 1 Family was born of my love of sharing parenting advice to my mommy friends.

153 Comments

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

  2. 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

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  4. 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. 1958 is a long time, no wonder it’s a trusted name. :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. MadeInCanarias

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

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

  10. danielle t

    chicco was founded in 1958

  11. 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

  12. Emily Ploch

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

  13. Maya Fitzpatrick

    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!

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

  15. they were founded in 1958

  16. 1958 is when Chicco Canada was founded.

  17. 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!

  18. Robyn L

    Founded in 1958

  19. 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..

  20. 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

  21. Vonnie

    Founded in 1958. Love the color of the stroller!

  22. Darwin

    Chicco was founded in 1958

  23. Erica Ardali

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

  24. Dani @ lifeovereasy

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

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

  26. Jenn

    Thanks She LOVED IT!!

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

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

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

  30. 8 strollers in 8 years?? You ARE an expert! Thanks!

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

  32. paula huie

    Chicco was founded in 1958! love the fuego line

  33. Sarah

    Founded in 1958

  34. Olivia

    That could fit into a small car very easily

  35. Jessie

    1958!! This stroller looks awesome !

  36. Jodi

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. Jenn

    ha ha…very picky is more like it!!

  40. Sharlene

    It was founded in 1958.

  41. Monique L. S.

    They were founded in 1958.

  42. Kristin Delahunty

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

  43. Andrea

    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!!

  44. 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.

  45. Erin

    Wow, they were founded in ’58!

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

  47. Jennifer @ Money Aches

    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.

  48. Katherine

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

  49. angela m

    Chicco was founded in 1958

  50. Angela Mitchell

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

  51. SueSueper Sue

    Chicco was founded in 1958
    Whooo Hoooooooo

  52. Erin @ Lifes Little Detours

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

  53. Ellen Anderson

    It was founded in 1958!

  54. Amy Heffernan

    1958

  55. darci

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

  56. Rosa

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  57. Jessica Fortner

    1958…only great companies stick around that long.

  58. Chico was founded in 1958.

  59. Darlene Schuller

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

  60. Kristi Renout

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  61. Laurie P

    Chicco was founded in 1958!

  62. eleanor

    Chicco Canada was founded in 1958

  63. Beth Gallinger

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  64. Heidi C.

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  65. Olivia L

    Founded in 1958. :-)

  66. Camelia

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  67. chantal cooper

    I need to snag one of these!

  68. 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?

  69. Ondria Witt

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

  70. Jenn

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

  71. Viv Sluys

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

  72. Can Cunha

    Founded in 1958!

  73. Jenn

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

  74. michelle tremblett

    Chico was founded n 1958 :)

  75. Anne Taylor

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

    thanks

  76. Steph B

    I had no idea they were founded in 1958.

  77. Pamalot

    Chicco was founded in 1958!

  78. Valerie Theberge

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  79. natasha severson

    Chico was founded in 1958.

  80. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  81. charityk

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

  82. doreen lamoureux

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

  83. Maegan Morin

    1958!

  84. Jessica J

    founded in 1958

  85. patti lovecky

    in 1958…thanks

  86. Debbie Petch

    It was founded in 1958!

  87. Rebecca Peters

    Founded in 1958

  88. katie

    Founded in 1958

  89. 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

  90. joanne gentry

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  91. lisa bolduc

    before i was born in 1958

  92. Lindsay Cyr

    Chicco was founded in 1958!

  93. mzmmom@outlook.com

    1958

  94. Lori Bazan

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

  95. LindaL

    Founded in 1958

  96. Rachel S

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

  97. ameirah t

    1958,, thnx

  98. suzie M

    Chico was founded 1958

  99. rosie m

    founded 1958

  100. Alison K

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

  101. Elaine Buonsante

    Cicco was founded in 1958.

  102. Anastasia

    It was founded in 1958 :)

  103. julie_bolduc

    1958

  104. Charlene Centen

    I would LOVE this!

  105. lori butler

    wow 1958

  106. Michelle james

    Founded in 1958

  107. Cindy B.

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  108. Marianne

    1958, Long before I was born ;)

  109. Ariana

    Chico was founded in 1958 :-)

  110. Lisa Lam

    Chico was founded in 1958

  111. Marlene Unruh

    1958

  112. Britt

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

  113. Courtney D

    Chicco was founded in 1958

  114. Marcella

    Founded in 1958

  115. Lucy Nguyen

    It was founded in 1958

  116. Sarah Q

    Founded in 1958 – thanks for the giveaway!

  117. Cami

    1958 :) what a great giveaway

  118. Jenn

    Thanks and Good luck!

  119. Ana

    founded in 1958

  120. meegan whitford

    it was founded in 1958

  121. Liz Tetley

    1958

  122. Lissett

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

  123. Ruth chu

    it was founded in 1958

  124. Keitha

    Founded 1958! Thanks!!

  125. Kris W

    Chicco was founded in 1958.

  126. Jenn McClearn

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

  127. Amanda

    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!)

  128. Melissa Finn

    They were founded in 1958.

  129. 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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