This product us to be known as "Valco Zee Spark"
The pram is not level, one front wheel does not make contact with the ground so spins around and if you are going to fast (me I like to run to keep fit) the pram gets the speed wobbles from the front wheel.
The shade cover detaches from the side of the pram every time to try to pull it open or push it closed.
The customer service is absolutely appalling. Tried numerous times to get it fixed whilst in warranty. Was advise to go to some random repair person in a suburb hours from my house.
For the price you get for it, it’s terrible. Back there keeps going low even after repairing it. The pram itself is flimsy and wobbles over little bumps where is feels like the handles going to break off. Bassinet is slanted so babies head creeps up to the top part. When storing items it may have multiple openings but the bar in the storage pouch gets in the way and you can’t store much.
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Perfect Stroller for Infant to Toddler
I bought a Valco Spark when my child was born. This is a very convenient stroller and can be converted into a bassinet. The bassinet cover does shrink after a wash, however is still usable with some effort. Very comfortable that my bub would sleep in it at times instead of his bed. Great product, have been using for 3 years and is always helpful to get around if you don't have a car. Is comfortable to use when running or jogging.
Great versatile pram
Love this pram even more now I have 2! I bought it because it had the features we wanted (incorporated bassinet, adjustable height handle as I'm short and my husband is tall, and reversible seat).
It is easy to use and reasonably quick and easy to convert between bassinet and pram mode, which I've done a few times while out.
The basket is a little harder to get into than some other brands but I can fit all I need inside, including the bassinet insert now.
We found our pneumatic wheels great until after one plane ride where they were damaged. We have now changed to hard wheels - a bit bumpier but no more flat tyres.
Purchased in August 2015.
Very easy to use and especially for traveling
very comfortable for newborns because it can be used as a cot really grat product
I really recommend this product...perfect!
Thank you so much
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Not the worst, but not the best..
The bassinet part looked great and cosy until my bub arrived and put him in the bassinet. the foot end of the bassinet slants up which pushes the baby's head right to the top of it, I had to put something under the top (head area) of the foam base to stop my baby from hitting his head.
The hood is great, pulls all the way down
Basket is quite small compared to other prams, and awkward to put bulkier items inside and pull out due to the bars and wires that go across it.
An annoying feature for me is if you want the baby to lean back a bit (...
Back tyre always gets punctured :(
Was happy with the pram until we noticed how easily the tyres get punctured. Have patch it a few times already and it just keeps happening again. Altho, the other tyre is extremely fine, NEVER HAD AN ISSUE. Paid so much for it :/ really frustrating and annoying. Hope they give out free replacement as the pram hasnt even been a year old.
The reasons we bought this pram were the small turning circle / ease of turning, the included bassinet attachment, sturdy looking wheels. It is really great on perfectly flat surfaces like in a mall. The storage spaces are excellent. Unfortunately, any sort of uneveness (even just walking around the block) and the front wheels have a tendency to lose traction and spin around, which is very irritating. Additionally, the back tyres puncture extremely easily. Almost every time we go out we end up with a punctured tyre just from little thorns or anything that might be on the road. Not hard wearing at all. Baby also often ends up sloped to one side.
Its just a slow ride downhill for us
This pram started out great and met all our expectations. We didn’t end up using it much for our newborn but once he was sitting up we used it frequently. In terms of steering it’s great.
The top handle though the rubber is coming off which isn’t ideal.
The other issue we find is that the seat has clip buttons and they always come undone. Either at the feet area or at the back of the hood. Everytime without fail. Its rather disappointing that the seat doesn’t seem to fit the frame.
It’s only 2 years old but for the money we paid I expected to get more out of it.
I tried communicating our first issue with the handle to Valco but they weren’t really interested in assisting.
Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
At the time of buying, six months before the baby, I thought the price for this pusher was expensive but now two and a half years later I can see it was worth it. We're still using it. It was okay as a pram but we didn't use it _that_ much but the longevity kicked in once we got up to pusher stage -- when the basket could be turned around and tilted down. The basket thing underneath is great for carrying groceries and the air-filled tyres on the back make longer walks much more doable. (although the valve stems were a bit difficult to get at wh...en the tyres needed reinflating.) I can compare the Spark to a $40 cheapy pusher I also ended up getting. I like that one because I can just throw it in the back of the car. The Spark is much bigger and has to be separated into 2 parts. But the Spark is much better for longer walks. I got the dark beige brown coloured one - it has faded a bit in the sun -- that's understandable.
Hi tech baby mover
Great high quality transforming stroller, can be used as a bassinet or pusher, lots of cool accessories available.I have the cup holder as well as all the other storage compartments you will never run out of space. Great in all weather. Conditions great sturdy workmanship and materials. If you want a sweet ride for your little ones and also a comfortable stroller for toddlers you can't go wrong here. Price wise is a little expensive but it's what your getting in quality that makes up for the price..
Amazing and it does everything
I love this pram it is perfect for a newborn as it also turns into a bassinet that detaches if the baby is still asleep and I love how you can buy the extension to also turn it in to a car seat. I love the sun protector as it has 2 zipper extentions to make it longer for better protection from the weather and how it's water resistant. The only thing wrong with it is if you have a small car it's very bulky and the storage compartment underneath is useless cause you can't fit anything underneath cause the break system is under there as well
Perfect for newborn
This is a perfect pram for all age very comfortable for kids but only problem is if you go in small car it’s difficult to keep inside the car. Or else this is perfect for all weather. Baby can sleep nicely inside the pram. I really recommend this pram. I am using this pram from last one year it’s just a nice pram for my baby
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Very dangerous product - do not purchase under any circumstances
We purchased a Valco Spark as we wanted a compact stroller to fit into our small car. As an engineer the first thing I noticed when assembling the stroller was the poor fit and “sloppiness” at the folding points for the handle. Due to the lack of quality control and poor design it is possible for the handles to fold unexpectedly even when locked. If your baby is in the pram it will collapse onto the baby jambing him or her. We had this occur to us when disembarking from a train. If you are reading this take note of other reviews for the Valco S...park on Product Review as other people have experienced the pram collapsing as well. It is a very poorly designed and engineered product that should not be allowed on sale. I have lost trust in Valco Baby and will never purchase any of their products ever again - the safety of my children is too important.
My child loved this pram so did I
I bought this second hand and I must say that it was like brand new so convenient for my child so when he wanted to sleep it was just like a bassinet and I can continue to do the shopping etc while he is fast asleep. My son was a very tall baby but he had plenty of room to move around. I loved this brand so much I bought the matching bouncer aswel !
Just perfect for my baby..
This is the best pram for all age. Best for infant.. Baby sleeps nicely in the bassinet. Space is quiet comfortable for babies. I really recommend this pram. My baby is 10 month now. It really works like joggers pram now. It covers well from sun too. I'm in love with this one.
Very easy to pack away
Easy to manoeuvre around objects and through doorways. Good overall set up especially for older children. For children who are still lying down it seems to have a downward slant at the baby's head. I love how easy it is to fold up and pack away. Use every time I go to the shop.
We bought the Valco Spark from Baby Bunting after shopping around for 2-3 months - We identified this pram early on but kept circling back to it, so felt it was the right one for us - We have found the Valco Spark to be a really easy pram to use, folds down well and feels solid while pushing it around - Excellent value for money.
Purchased this last year for my 3rd child. I found its ease to come apart very simple. Can be wheeled folded. Locks closed while folded which other brands have not. Great room for baby. Comfortable and comes as a bassinet attachment for smaller baby. I found this the best stroller/pram for very small baby to toddler without having to purchase a different pram. Lightweight and simple. Good value for money.
Questions & Answers
Is the valco spark good to run with? Why/why not?
Valiant B.Valco Baby
Thanks for your question.
With safety as a primary concern, we do not endorse running with your Spark pram.
For a pram to be suitable for running, it should ideally have large wheels, be a 3 wheeler and the tyres should be pneumatic.
Hope this helps!
Hello, if the front tyres of my pram have no tred, how can I just buy the two instead of 4 new ones? Thanks, Claire
The only method I know of to get replacement parts is to contact valco baby support team. Link: https://www.valcobaby.com.au/contactus
They do sell replacement parts separately.
Valiant B.Valco Baby
Hi Claire and Thank you Aazim for your input.
Please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org - one of team will be happy to help sort you out.
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