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So, which pram do you have your eye on?...

(70 Posts)
SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 24-Aug-13 00:49:51

I spotted a Stokke Crusi today. I think I might be in love. I've got older kids and prams have changed so much in the intervening years! The Crusi is the first one Ive spotted that got the old pramaholic juices flowing...

TobyLerone Sat 24-Aug-13 05:45:47

We're going for the Stokke Xplory. Ridiculously expensive, especially as it'll only be used for one child, but we just can't find one we like more. We spent ages in Kiddicare trying to force ourselves to like the Jané Trider, but to no avail.

Carole803 Sat 24-Aug-13 06:01:16

We have fallen for the uppababy vista. Looking foreard to testing it with the little one when he arrives.

Never thought I could fall in love with a pram.

We have bought preloved, but very near new. Waiting for arrival of said super baby chariot.

Razzdazz Sat 24-Aug-13 07:13:18

We have brought a bugaboo donkey in duo for a 17 month gap between dc. Was an easy choice as already had a bugaboo cam and loved it!!!

Seff Sat 24-Aug-13 07:26:43

My DD is now 3 so we won't be buying a new pram. We have an obaby zezu as the main thing I wanted was for it to be parent facing for more than a few months. The only other ones (at the time) that did that were stupidly expensive and I wanted to spend the extra on other things. I have slings too.

FraggleRock77 Sat 24-Aug-13 07:45:44

Uppababy Cruz. Can't wait to buy it xgrin

PhantomMenace Sat 24-Aug-13 07:49:25

Silver Cross Surf for me grin

Alexandra6 Sat 24-Aug-13 07:55:17

We need a small pram for our car boot so am thinking if the bugaboo boo. Off to John Lewis again today to test it and a couple of others in our boot!

Alexandra6 Sat 24-Aug-13 07:55:55

Sorry Bee not Boo! grin

Cannotbelieveit Sat 24-Aug-13 08:31:54

Baby style oyster max as there will be a 12month gap. Thought about bugaboo donkey, do any car seats fit in it?

Hopelass Sat 24-Aug-13 08:32:26

Alexandra try the baby style oyster if you're looking for fitting in a small boot. We have a mazda 2 and the oyster fits well in that. Can't wait to use it now! smile

FobblyWoof Sat 24-Aug-13 08:34:14

We have a mamas and papas zoom for dd which we love but we're having to get a double as they'll be a 22 month age gap and dd is a menace when it comes to walking around nicely

Currently looking at icandy peach, bjcs or the mountain buggy duet- depends which one we can pick up second hand locally for the right price

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 24-Aug-13 09:18:27

Never thought I could fall in love with a pram.
grin give it time! I have had EIGHT! grin
I finally managed to track down the Crusi in Mothercare yesterday! Suffice it to say at £1300 I wont be buying one of those!! shock confused
I do like the Explory though. I'm going to look on EBay and grab a bargain!

TobyLerone Sat 24-Aug-13 09:29:12

shock I thought the Crusi was cheaper than the Xplory. That's about the same price!

Crazy money, isn't it?

RedRobin1 Sat 24-Aug-13 09:47:55

We've gone for the stokke xplory too.
Expensive but there was nothing else that matched the xplorys features and we love love love it.

Excited2meetmyprincess Sat 24-Aug-13 09:56:02

We got the emmaljunga mondial in leatherette. Rather expensive but I fell in love with it the minute I saw it x

SaucyJack Sat 24-Aug-13 10:00:05

Obaby Zezu in purple with black polka dots.

PistachioTruffle Sat 24-Aug-13 10:04:03

We've ordered the new bugaboo buffalo (a very generous gift from parents and PIL) grin

Pascha Sat 24-Aug-13 10:11:06

Just got rid of the bastard BJCity Select in favour of the Micralite Twofold which is my current obsession with nearly 3yr old and a 7mth old. I still hanker after a Nuna Pepp, maybe I will get one when DS1 no longer needs a board.

Pascha Sat 24-Aug-13 10:11:50

(not pregnant, BTW, just like pushchairs)

TobyLerone Sat 24-Aug-13 10:20:02

But...but... isn't the BJCS the MNers' pushchair of choice? My faith has been shaken.

Pascha Sat 24-Aug-13 10:28:15

grin Its a big heavy fucker. I hated it.

Tulipsandbuttercups Sat 24-Aug-13 10:36:49

we've bought the silvercross 3d in Pistachio. Mixed reviews on it, but I love it!

Sleepathon Sat 24-Aug-13 10:43:55

When I first started looking I was adamant on a Bugaboo Chameleon 3.

Then it was the Stokke Xplory and iCandy Peach.

However we then spotted the Uppababy Vista in John Lewis and although bulkier it seems to answer all our needs and seems amazing value compared to the others so I THINK that is what we are going to go for!

Going shopping shortly wish me luck. I'm terrible at changing my mind!! grin

Fairypants Sat 24-Aug-13 10:54:16

I really love the chameleon but DH is into the uppababy vista (also prompted by a visit to John Lewis!). We have a long wait though (only 6+5) so they could invent something else in that time.
DH actually fell in love with the origami at John Lewis but there is no way I'm lugging that weight up the stairs every day just so I can press a button for it to fold/unfold.

Makqueen Sat 24-Aug-13 11:40:57

Quinny buzz 3. Nice and compact.

Tea1Sugar Sat 24-Aug-13 11:51:58

Silver cross surf smile But only 5+2 so won't buy anything for a long time!

SaucyJack Sat 24-Aug-13 12:26:44

Actually, just googled the Zezu for another look after replying to this thread and I came across this

Has anybody seen one in the flesh? Are they any good? Seems like to much of a bargain tbh.

Holly94 Sat 24-Aug-13 12:32:10

Silver Cross Wayfarer. Fell in love the moment I saw it.

Nellysgirl Sat 24-Aug-13 12:54:23

Another one for the silver cross wayfarer. Ordered it in chilli with car seat etc. I can't wait for it to come smile
Tempted to take it out for a spin BEFORE baby arrives....
I do understand I will look slightly insane but I think I need to do it.

MissHC Sat 24-Aug-13 13:06:20

iCandy Peach for us. I really liked the Stokke Xplory but it has really bad suspension - no good for use on e.g. cobblestones. DP hated it.

Also liked the Crusi but extremely expensive and also seemed a bit wobbly. The Peach seems so well made and very sturdy. DP first noticed it in John Lewis but we bought from a small local shop that gave us a great price.

Uppababy Vista seemed half decent for the price but I prefer spending a bit more and getting something much more sturdy. We paid £905 including BeSafe Izi Go car seat so not bad I think.

I didn't get on with the Bugaboo ones; price was about the same (or more expensive for Donkey) as the iCandy Peach which felt much more sturdy to me.

I think overall we saw about 500 prams - I had no idea there was so much variety! It's totally overwhelming. Went to John Lewis, Mothercare, Kiddicare, Mamas&Papas, some local baby shops, etc. But the Peach stood out for us.

I'm quite happy we finally made the decision and yes it's not the cheapest pram but I think (hope) it will last us for a good 3 years.

princesscupcakemummyb Sat 24-Aug-13 13:13:27

i looked at the stokke crusi i loved it but was to expensive for us really i had a choice spend a lot on the pram or buy the dearer baby things so i went for the latter bought the obaby zezu red dotty which i love it faces mum for ages in carrycot mode and then still faces me when the carrycot mode gets outgrown it was one of my favs and at a bargain of £180 i was well pleased it ticked all the boxes im a pram holic so took ages to decide which one i really wanted lol

LabradorMama Sat 24-Aug-13 13:35:35

I've ordered an iCandy Peach Jogger (in Glacier) as we live in the countryside and I'll mostly be using it for rural walks so wanted 3 air tyres

Also it was the only one I liked the look of. Most prams I've seen are hideously ugly, all a matter of taste I suppose smile

PoppyAmex Sat 24-Aug-13 13:56:05

Razzdazz I'm in exactly the same situation; love my Bugaboo Cam but currently pregnant and will have a gap of 20 months, so looking at the Donkey.

How do you find it so far?

EsmereldaBelle Sat 24-Aug-13 14:00:00

I love the Silvercross Surf!! Went to Harrods yesterday and saw their Aston Martin edition but £2000 may be a little pricey for me!!!!!

sazzle82 Sat 24-Aug-13 14:00:18

Silver cross Wayfarer. It arrived yesterday and I love it. DH and I spent last night playing with it. Can't wait for dd to arrive now.

Makqueen Sat 24-Aug-13 14:29:27

We are going to harrods next week (morning sickness permitting!) to have a laugh look at the pushchairs there. Porche and Aston Martin prams, anyone?

They have models for ten grand, ffs.

Ds has reflux so his always smelled faintly of sick ... Who in their right minds would pay thousands to have a pushchair that will in a few months be covered in goo and bits of chewed toast?

Will be fun to go and have a look though!

BigBongTheory Sat 24-Aug-13 15:07:21

Bj city mini gt. We bought it last week and the dc were delighted with it. They've had strict warnings it's for the baby!

comfyonesie2 Sat 24-Aug-13 18:20:54

I have indulged myself this time and bought a bugaboo cameleon...my excuses are that my older DCs are 11 and 8 so obviously we don't have a pram still and this was a bargain on eBay which cost me a quarter of what it would new! I'm over the moon with it, can't wait to use it now smile

CruCru Sat 24-Aug-13 18:31:03

Fairypants - you might like the Bugaboo Buffalo? Think it comes out next month.

I have never had the pram love.

Spent as little as possible on a double for our twins. Went for the boring but practical Silver Cross Duo, bought it on special and got TAMBA discount so paid 180. It does the job and didn't empty my wallet grin

MummyPig24 Sat 24-Aug-13 18:34:35

We went to Mothercare today to look around. I like the bugaboo chameleon but its too expensive for us, also love the look of the buffalo but waaaay too expensive!

So... We liked the mothercare orb a lot, really looke nice an comfy, not too heavy and had a nice push to it. Also like the graco evo. I'm only 10 weeks so we won't be buying anything for a long time yet!

BlackholesAndRevelations Sat 24-Aug-13 18:43:24

Just recently got an out n about 360 double and love it! So easy to steer with one hand.

Marie2810 Sat 24-Aug-13 19:10:42

We've bought the graco evo in

Marie2810 Sat 24-Aug-13 19:11:21

I'll start again! We have bought the Graco Evo in

Teaandflapjacks Sat 24-Aug-13 19:12:43

Baby City Jogger Mini Select - fabulous!

Marie2810 Sat 24-Aug-13 19:15:16

Ok, stupid iPhone! Couldn't find a delete button! So yeah, we have the above pram! It looks lovely and fell in love with it after reading good reviews and then again after asking a couple in the street how they got on with it (my DP thought I was mad!) even took friends, sister, in-laws to look in the shop and the woman working in there actually thought I was mad! So easy to use (well, it was in mothercare!) and really looking forward to using it when baby gets here in Feb :-)

AnythingNotEverything Sat 24-Aug-13 19:17:37

In a box, in my hall, I have an Uppababy Vista in Red.

I'm not due for 7 more weeks, but I'm desperate to build it (and take it for a walk).

I love it. Sturdy but not huge, hopefully suitable for the next baby too, and a huge basket.

I am in love. And it's cheaper than a second car, which was the alternative!

We got the uppababy vista in black and orange. V sturdy, practical and looks fab too. No air tyres to burst and so easy to collapse/push etc

CruCru Sat 24-Aug-13 19:45:26

I have the Uppababy Vista (from DS so a couple of years old). It is a good pushchair. Worth getting the buggyboard (think its called the Piggyback) for when they are a bit older - useful for the zoo when you don't want to schlep them in and out the buggy but they can't walk all round the place by themselves).

Razzdazz Sat 24-Aug-13 21:02:36

Hi poppy, not used my donkey as a duo yet as baby due next week but love it in mono, feels lighter than the cam to push, chassi is heavyish when putting in car but only to be expected with a double frame!!

TobyLerone Sat 24-Aug-13 21:07:31

Just FYI, we have just ordered our Stokke Xplory from here. The complete set with carrycot and pushchair was £789, which is about £200 cheaper than anywhere else. It seems like a really good site.

MrsHoratioNelson Sat 24-Aug-13 21:10:49

Slightly confused at the idea of the Uppababy vista being less sturdy than an icandy. It's made from aircraft aluminium!

Ohhh I can't decide! I need a double, and DS's pram (Britax b-smart 4) is still completely usable, so I'm not sure if I can justify a new single too.

In an ideal world, I'd get a Silver Cross Balmoral. I adore them.

Oh just to echo Toby, we used Winstanley's pram world last time, got the travel system for a couple of hundred pounds cheaper than elsewhere and good service.

PoppyAmex Sun 25-Aug-13 16:03:11

Thanks, Razz - you got me worried now

Although I adore my Cam I already find the chassis a bit heavy to lift (high car boot), so if the Donkey is heavier I might struggle!

TobyLerone Sun 25-Aug-13 16:05:13

Isn't it great, little? Glad to hear the service is good too. I've also chosen a car seat and a few other things from there to buy soon. So much cheaper!

Yes! We went to the actual shop after looking online as it's only 45 minutes away. They were very knowledgable.

We're leaning towards the Uppababy Vista too. Glad to see so many others rate it.

We like the Cosatto Giggle in All Star design. So so so light! Only weighs about 7kg, and so preeeeeetty!

mrshorationelson I was a bit confused at that too

Naomilouise1992 Sun 25-Aug-13 21:43:35

I'm so confused!! I want a quinny moodd white and black one, ideally because we are not finding out the sex and because the car seat just clips into ur car easy with out having to strap it up everytime. But now Iv seen an orange cosetta giggle that I love! But the car seat doesn't have a base which is putting me off sad xxxx

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 25-Aug-13 21:47:40

I don't like any of the Quinnys. The seats seem to be really shallow. slightly older kids look really perched!

KittyKK Mon 26-Aug-13 08:09:59

Saggy - a topic after my own heart! I love the Stokke Crusi and last week announced my pram choice (in beautiful Navy) to DH.

Do you know that the inside of the carrycot is navy with tiny white spots....very cute! And the basket is really spacious!

Anyway, my BFF (experienced mother of 2 and owner of 5 different prams) took me to a baby shop to window shop for "baby equipment" and she dissuaded me from buying the Crusi! First of all she got me to collapse the pram and try to carry it....and then she got me to imagine the chassis and carrycot piled up in the boot of my car.

That pram is huge! And quite heavy.

I'm not a fan of Xplory design. However, I tried out the Scoot. But the hood on the Scoot looks all baggy and I don't like how it looks when it is in the "lie flat" position.

....so I'm probably going to end up with the Bugaboo Bee, which I don't like that much, but it is lighter and more compact to pick up and chuck in the car. Plus, I liked the ability to change the colour of the hood.

Please let me know if you find a smaller contender for the Crusi flowers

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 26-Aug-13 11:55:09

Ooh, I don't like the Bee much either! With the seat facing backwards, which is my preference, there is no foot rest, their little legs just dangle! I like the chameleon though.

CruCru Mon 26-Aug-13 13:41:13

The Bee is okay facing backwards when they are small as their legs aren't long enough to dangle (you can also extend the seat both ways). When they are a toddler they can face forwards.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 26-Aug-13 15:37:20

Nah! I like a backwards facing pram. You can talk to them and they are dryer when it rains!

Frizz1986 Mon 26-Aug-13 15:42:59

We have a graco quattro sport travel system. We havent looked at any prams and are quite thankful that we havent had to attempt that minefield. My amazing sister is loaning us hers. It is an uber tight fit in the boot of our small clio and we will have to put any luggage in footwells etc but we cant afford to buy a pram at the moment so are just thankful that we cant borrow one for free. My sister found it fine and as i will be mainly walking places with it, we wont need it in the car too much.
As soon as the baby is a bit older we will move onto a mclaren style buggy (prob second hand off ebay or something) so we wont need the pram for too long.

We've just bought the Graco Sky. Love it! Massive shopping basket, drinks holders, fold so so easily, stays standing up when folded & goes from newborn without a carrycot or anything. Think we got a bargain at Babies R Us too! smile

Just realised I sound great - shopping basket & drinks holders being the priority!!

Twiddlebum Tue 27-Aug-13 05:18:32

I'm another one for the baby jogger city mini GT. well worth paying the extra for the GT version especially if you plan to go off road/own a dog! If we didn't probably would have gone for the uppa baby vista

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