I’ll have to admit, I’ve been wanting to road test a Nuna pushchair for AGES. Nuna is a brand that always appears completely on-point with incredibly slick looking products. This week, I finally got my hands on the brand new Red Dot awarded Demi Grow, and I was excited to see if it lived up to expectations.
The Demi Grow is Nuna’s first ever double pushchair, ‘perfect for today, ready for tomorrow’. Nuna are a brand that clearly understand their audience, appreciating that situations change, and families can grow.
The Dutch design team have definitely done their homework on this one; this is a product determined to keep up. With a grand total of 23 possible configurations, the Demi Grow deserves its recently awarded Red Dot for ground breaking design. One of the key features of this pushchair is its complete versatility, with an ability to adapt effortlessly from a single pushchair into a double for siblings, or a double for twins.
Nuna’s Demi Grow has a solution for everything. The pushchair comes with fenders and built-in hub caps that protect the buggy from dirt and debris. The rear wheel braking system is a simple one-touch process, with its brake positioned neatly next to the back right wheel, away from walking feet.
The chassis is compatible with Nuna PIPA car seats, but is sold as standard with two car seat adaptors in the eventuality of twins. The chassis is simple to fold, and the seats are easily switched to carry cot or car seat modes. There’s a one-hand adjustable calf support with integrated footrest for maximum comfort. The Demi Grow’s main seat reclines to 3 positions and can be parent or world facing – with a ventilated peekaboo window so you can keep an eye on your little one.
The protective UPF 50+ canopy with flip-out eyeshade is both removable and extendable. The canopy is pretty large, perfect for shielding baby’s eyes, or providing a secluded environment during an on-the-go nap.
What’s included in your purchase
- Pushchair frame
- Main seat
- Car seat adaptors (2 sets)
- Rain cover
- Seat/carry cot post adaptors
From the basic package you can then decide which add-ons you’ll need. The bassinet and sibling seat add ons are identical to the original pushchair. It’s worth noting that the carrycot is suitable for babies from 0 – 6 months, and the pushchair seat from 6 months plus.
Robust and strong
The Demi Grow is a handsome and weighty piece of kit, ready for any terrain. Its tyres are foam filled, so you don’t have to worry about any pesky punctures. The front wheels are lockable for more control, and the buggy’s custom dual suspension makes for a comfortable, smooth ride. The pushchair tackles dropped kerbs with ease, but in the eventuality of steps or un-dropped kerbs, depending on what you’ve got in your basket, it can be a heavy frame to tilt.
The Demi Grow is fairly sizeable, and reminds me of the Stokke Trailz in appearance (although slightly smaller in size). Unfortunately this pushchair doesn’t fit in the boot of our Kia Ceed with the parcel shelf in place. We had to store the chassis in the back seat next to the baby, with the seat comfortably in the boot. This isn’t necessarily a criticism, I mean, who looks to start a family and buys a Ceed? I guess we did.
Hey, good looking
It’s easy to see why the likes of Beyonce, Serena Williams and Jessica Alba are fans. The Demi Grow is an extremely attractive looking travel system, ticking both boxes for brains and brawn. There are three colours available: caviar, frost and aspen – all of which make for a striking appearance. The cosy and comfy seat has every month of the year covered with its breathable fabrics. You’ll love the beautiful luxe leatherette handle bar and push bar, and the huge basket that could accommodate a small suitcase. There’s also a really cute removable market basket for those inevitable shopping trips.
I’d definitely recommend Nuna’s Demi Grow, it’s a fantastic investment, and a product that offers a great deal of longevity whatever life throws at you. I’m off to start trying for our second addition – but not before I’ve traded in the Kia!