Choosing the right pram for your little one can be both challenging and time-consuming. With so many options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to determine which one is best suited for your family’s needs.
In this article, we will be comparing the Milo 2 pram by Milly and Coup and the Jive 5 pram by Redsbaby to help Australian parents make an informed decision.
Key takeaway: The Milo 2 is a more affordable, lightweight, and compact pram with larger under-seat storage capacity. It can also accommodate newborns without a bassinet. The Jive 5 might be better for parents who want a pram with the option to convert to a double pram with an additional seat.
Before diving into the details, we recommend you check out this helpful comparison table on the Redsbaby website to understand the basic differences between the Jive and the other Redsbaby prams.
Who is each pram suitable for?
Both prams are suitable for newborns with a near-flat seat recline (Milo 2) or included bassinet (Jive 5). The Milo 2 has an age range of birth to 22 kg, while the Jive 5 is suitable for children aged 0-4 years.
While the Milo 2 is not suitable for twins, it can be converted to accommodate two children with an optional toddler board. The Jive 5 is suitable for children of two different ages with an included optional second seat or buggy board.
Both prams have similar features such as a 5-point shoulder harness, adjustable handlebar, and extendable sun canopy. The Milo 2 and Jive 5 also both allow the seat to face you and face outwards.
However, the Jive 5 has a breathable mesh panel on the sun canopy and bassinet for added ventilation, while we couldn’t find any specific ventilation features for the Milo 2. Additionally, the Milo 2 has a machine-washable seat liner and newborn insert, while the Jive 5 requires sponge cleaning with a mild detergent.
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Size and weight
The Milo 2 pram is lighter than the Jive 5, weighing 10 kg compared to 11.4 kg with the seat attached. This may be an important factor for parents who will be lifting the pram in and out of the car boot or up and down stairs.
The Milo 2 also has a smaller folded size with a height of 36 cm, width of 59 cm, and length of 75 cm, while the Jive 5 has a folded height of 88 cm, width of 58.5 cm, and length of 40 cm. When unfolded, both prams have similar dimensions, although the Milo is a bit longer at 96 cm vs the Jive 5 at 73 cm.
Both prams have an adjustable handlebar, allowing parents of different heights to comfortably push the pram. The Milo 2 has a handlebar height range of 88 cm to 105 cm, while the Jive 5 has a handlebar height range of 96 cm to 106 cm.
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Capacity and storage
The Milly and Coup Milo 2 has a pram seat capacity of 22 kg and an under-seat basket capacity of 9 kg, while the Redsbaby pram seat capacity is 20 kg with an under-seat basket capacity of 10 kg. While both prams have ample storage space, the Milo 2 can hold a slightly heavier load overall.
Wheels and suspension
Both prams have 4-wheel suspension and similar front and rear wheel sizes, with the Milo 2 having slightly larger rear wheels at 25 cm compared to the Jive 5’s 24 cm. The wheels on both prams are suitable for use on various terrains but are suitable mainly for use as city prams.
The Milo 2 is compatible with Maxi-Cosi, Cybex, Nuna, Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna, and Joie capsules, while the Jive 5 is compatible with Britax Unity Neos, Maxi-Cosi, Joie, and Nuna capsules with the use of adaptors. It’s important to note that not all capsules are compatible with both prams, and parents should ensure compatibility before purchasing a capsule.
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Both prams have a 3-year warranty period, but the Jive 5 requires product registration for the extended warranty to be valid.
Choosing the right pram for your family can be overwhelming, but understanding the important features and differences between each pram can help make the decision easier.
While the Milo 2 might be the best option for parents looking for a more affordable lightweight and compact pram with a larger under-seat storage capacity, the Jive 5 might be better for parents who want a pram with the option to convert to a double pram with an additional seat.
Ultimately, the choice between these two prams will depend on individual family needs and preferences.