Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot Review

Why should I buy the Silver Cross Wave?

Buy the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot if you want:

A one-off investment in a high quality pushchair for newborn up to 25kg. PLUS the option of adding on to give you an inline double pushchair in the future.

Reassurance of a durable pushchair that includes everything you need, from a carrycot, seat liner and even mosquito nets.

 Value for money and peace of mind that your child(ren) will be safe and secure in a stylish and comfortable pushchair.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair – Top Features

So, here are the main points that make the Wave stand out. The Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot is a top of the range, high quality pushchair, designed to meet your growing family’s travel needs. We found it to be the newest travel system to join the Silver Cross range. It includes everything you need to get moving, with one child or two – including twin babies.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

What arrives in the box?

When you open the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot box, here is what you will find:

  • Pushchair Chassis
  • Reversible Pushchair Seat 
  • Carrycot
  • 2 x Mosquito Nets
  • 2 x Raincovers
  • A pair of Simplicity Car Seat Adaptors
  • One pair of Tandem Pushchair Seat Adaptors (for use in the lower position)
  • 1 x Cup Holder
  • The jersey Seat Liner
Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Everything included with the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

What stands out about the Silver Cross Wave?

As family life moves on, your needs will change and here’s what we found about the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot. It can start life as a single pushchair and then be transformed into a double inline pushchair (one child sits in front of the other).  This is such good value for money because the Wave has 16 possible seating combinations.  Including 12 combinations suitable to carry two children, the arrangements use a mixture of Carrycots, Car Seats and the additional Wave Tandem Seat. Therefore, this pushchair is ideal for families with one child, or twins and for older siblings.  Click here to see configurations.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Straight out of the box – inline tandem mode

With the Wave, Silver Cross have used their unique ‘one plus one’ system to be able to carry two children straight away. You can, as soon as you’ve put the Wave together, use it as a buggy for one or two children. There are four combinations of Carrycot and Pushchair seat possible, straight out of the box: Carrycot, forward facing Pushchair Seat, rear facing Pushchair Seat and Carrycot and Pushchair Seat. When you compare the Wave to other pushchairs for quality, sturdiness and versatility, the Wave comes out on top. See below for more reasons why:

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Tandem seat adaptors used in the lowest position

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

In tandem mode

Possible ways you can use the Silver Cross Wave are with the:

  • Carrycot
  • Child Pushchair Seat (forward or rear facing)
  • Simplicity Car seat
  • Carrycot and Car Seat
  • Child Pushchair Seat and Car Seat
  • Child Pushchair Seat and Carrycot
  • Two Carrycots
  • Two child Pushchair Seats
  • Two Silver Cross Simplicity Car Seats

Available in a selection of classically elegant colours, the Silver Cross Wave gives you a choice of fabrics. These fabrics highlight the luxurious leatherette trims and chassis selection. Depending which colour you go for, the finer details match too, from the trim to the reflects.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

The finer details on the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Silver Cross Wave Carrycot

As well as a stylish Pushchair, the Carrycot is easily added or removed from the chassis without fuss or undue bending. The Carrycot can be used from birth to 9kg and is just the thing for a sleepover. We made note of the ventilated sides and waterproof base plus the beautifully fitting Apron and Hood. They mean the Carrycot is a comfy resting place and looks great for standalone use, keeping your nipper cosy and warm.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Silver Cross Wave with Carrycot in the secondary position

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

The carrycot with apron, hood and bumper bar

Not only are the Apron and Hood beautifully fitted, but the fabrics and linings are all really comfortable and high quality.  The bamboo fabric lining of the Carrycot has antibacterial properties that help keep it fresh yet cosy. The bumper bar matches the frame handle – adding to the stylish look of the Wave. Tucked away in the hood for sunnier days you’ll find a ventilated panel and a pop-out visor too, with UPF50+ protection, so your baby is kept cool out of the sun’s glare. 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

UPF50+ visor in the carrycot hood

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Hidden ventilated panel in the hood of the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

The Silver Cross Wave Pushchair Seat – in detail

After about 6 months, your little pickle can travel in the pushchair seat until they weight about 25kg. As the Pushchair Seat can easily be moved into three different recline positions which are  either forward or parent facing, it always suits however you prefer to travel.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Forward facing Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

With the seat parent facing

Also, the Pushchair Seat has a safe and secure 5-point harness with comfy padding and a removable bumper bar. With the height adjustable leg support thrown into the mix too, all these features come together to give your child the comfiest and smoothest of rides. We love Silver Cross’ attention to detail too, from the silent hood to the leatherette finishing.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

5-point harness with included seat liner and leatherette bumper bar

The hood provides your child with full protection from sun, rain and wind and the ventilated panel keeps them cool as well.  We think the ‘silent’ magnetic viewing window in the top is a great feature too, as when you want to check if your little ‘un is asleep, you can do so without them noticing. The extra UPF 50+ pop out sun visor is also a cleverly added feature as it makes for extra protection in all weathers.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Hidden ventilated panel

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Peek-a-boo window in the top of the canopy

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

UPF50+ sun visor

Riding in the Wave Pushchair

Cushioned by 4-way independent suspension, we find the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot to be easily manoeuvrable over all urban and even rougher terrains. Because of the sturdy magnesium frame, you get the feeling as you push it that this is a well-heeled, safe and secure Pushchair; this, combined with the fact that it has puncture-proof tyres and lockable front swivel wheels,  all adds up to make the Wave a pleasure to push and to ride in.

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

The front lockable swivel wheels

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Puncture proof tyres

The brake is easy to locate and use too.  You just have to press down on red brake pedal and listen for it to ‘click’.  Once you have done this, the green button will rise, ready for pressing when you want to take the brake off again.  Also, for ease of use, the handle-bar is height adjustable to suit you or whomever might be pushing.

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Rear wheels and easy to use brake

How easy is it to fold the Silver Cross Wave?

We love the fact that the Wave folds into a smaller space than some other double pushchairs which is great for car travel and storage. It is also so easy to operate the folding action without jarring, snagging or unnecessary bending or straining. In order to fold the Wave Pushchair & Carrycot, you just pull up on the clips on each side of the frame and click the little button above one. Down the pushchair folds, with or without the seat attached. Once it’s folded, an auto-lock clicks into place and the pushchair stays in the smallest folded position.

Folded dimensions stand at 94cm in length, 60cm wide and a 109cm high.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

The Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot folded

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Auto-lock on the side of the frame

Storage Space in the Wave Pushchair

The Wave’s shopping basket has a hard shell and a waterproof and ‘impact resistant’ base, which we found to be really sturdy and always in shape. Therefore, it is a very spacious under-seat shopping basket and it’s easy to put items in and retrieve them again from all sides of the Pushchair. Plus, there are draw string pockets at the front and back too, to keep your valuables safe.

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Under seat storage basket

There is also a cup holder included for you to keep a drink close to hand.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Included cup holder attached to the Wave

Using the Silver Cross Wave as a Travel System

By using the pairs of Car Seat adaptors (that were included in the box when you bought your Wave), you can also cahnge the Wave into a travel system for either one or two Car Seats. As set of Car Seat adaptors is included with the pushchair we found this really convenient and well thought through. Plus it saves the additional expense of buying these as an accessory.  The adaptors let you easily click your Silver Cross Simplicity Car Seat on and off the buggy, in one easy step. We love that this pushchair is also able to take two car seats.  It really is so versatile and practical for parents, especially for those with two newborns.

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot with the Simplicity Car Seat

Accessories for the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair

As your children grow, you will no doubt make the most of the Wave’s possible configurations too.  So, you will also need some extra bits and pieces to add a Tandem Seat or a Simplicity Car Seat. If you want another Carrycot you will also need to buy separate adaptors.  Depending on which of the 12 configurations you want to use, you might need the Carrycot Adaptors and Car Seat Tandem Adaptors. You will only need these for two Carrycots, two Car Seats or with the Carrycot in the top position or Car Seat in the lowest position. Buying the Silver Cross Wave Universal Car Seat Adaptors too, will enable you to fit most baby Car Seats to the Wave’s chassis.

 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

The Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot with the Simplicity Car Seat

Other accessories include a Silver Cross Parasol to keep your little one protected from the elements and Changing Bag for extra storage space. The cup holder and jersey, padded seat liner, mosquito nets and raincovers are included from the start.

In Summary

You will want to buy the Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot if you want:

A one-off investment in a high quality, top of the range pushchair for newborn up to 25kg PLUS the option of adding on to give you an inline double pushchair in the future.

A durable pushchair that includes everything you need to get going, from a carrycot, seat liner and even mosquito nets.

Value for money and peace of mind that your child (ren) will be safe and secure in a stylish and comfortable,  modern pushchair that’s easy to handle and store.

Where to buy

BuggyBaby.co.uk  – best price on enquiry 

Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot

 

 

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Silver Cross Wave Pushchair & Carrycot Review – Updated March 2018
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