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My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 7 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Graco visits The Munchkin Patch ...

The Graco Evo Mini ...


Our first impressions!

Last week, I received a very exciting email. We have been selected by Graco to test their brand new pushchair, the Graco Evo Mini!


By the end of the week, we had a (very welcome!) courier knocking at the door, and I was accepting the delivery of our brand new Graco Evo Mini! Now, Beastie has been suffering with quite a nasty case of chicken pox, so the burning urge I had to break open the box immediately was put on hold for some time until I had settled her! However, she didn't delay the inevitable for too long and I was able to get my hands on this newly released pushchair for the first time!

Here I would like to share our very first impressions of the Graco Evo Mini with you all!


I was home alone with Beastie when our delivery arrived, but had no problem transporting the box into the lounge by myself as it wasn't as heavy as I expected it to be. On checking the box, I could see that we had been sent the Evo Mini in the Grenadine colour scheme, which I was extra excited about!

I opened the box and removed the contents ...


The pushchair comes in four parts. The pushchair frame (with seat fabrics and shopping basket already attached), the hood, the front wheel and the back wheels. The instruction leaflet clearly shows in diagrams exactly how the pushchair should be assembled, ready for use. No tools are needed. I carefully placed the frame upside down on the floor, and was able to 'click' the front wheel and back wheels in place really easily. As soon as they had snapped in, they felt extremely secure and sturdy. Next was the hood. This also clicked into place using clips that attached to the frame and the fabric is secured to the main fabric using popper buttons. 

That was it! Our Graco Evo Mini was ready to use!


Excuse the scantily dressed and rather spotty Beastie here! But the chicken pox wasn't about to stop my our play! 

I can safely say that our initial impressions of the Graco Evo Mini are very positive ones! It feels lovely, smooth and light to move around, and although the handlebar is not height adjustable, it is at a very good height for me and The Man to use (despite the hefty height difference between us!) 

The front wheel turns 360°, effortlessly, and has an easy to activate lock to stop it from turning, which of course is great for uneven terrain.

The seat is very well cushioned and Beastie looked extremely comfortable. In fact, she shouted at me when I tried to lift her out after 5 minutes. This resulted in her staying put for around 40 minutes! This did, however, provide me with the perfect opportunity to see how well the Evo Mini coped with her relentless kicking! She kicks constantly, and boisterously! This can often make her slip downwards in a pushchair which eventually gets her very fed up and uncomfortable! Not in this though. The 5-point harness kept her firmly and comfortably in place!

The shopping basket is huge! Another feature that is vital to us! There is enough space in there for us to carry all of the things we normally would, and more!

The Evo Mini also comes complete with a rain cover, which we are yet to try out, but it goes without saying that this will come in handy!

Most of our reviews at The Munchkin Patch will usually feature a product that is for Munchkin or for Beastie, however, it would seem that I have TWO perfect little testers for this one! The Evo Mini is suitable from birth to around 3 years (15kg) which means that both girls can use it safely and comfortably!


Finally, for now, this pushchair is so easy to fold and unfold! Slide one button and press another, both at the same time, and that is it. These buttons are conveniently placed on the handlebar. And when folded, the Evo Mini is very compact, which is great for us as storage space is not something we have very much of!

I am really looking forward to testing the Graco Evo Mini in as many situations as possible, and hope that you enjoy reading our thoughts. For now, Beastie is busy exploring deeper into our delivery ...


We have been sent the Graco Evo Mini for the purpose of an ongoing review and are competing for the title of 'Graco Ambassadors'!

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