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Does anyone have the Graco Symbio B?

(23 Posts)
KatAndKit Wed 27-Feb-13 14:25:44

I have the symbio (not the B, but the chassis is the same) it is very comfortable to push but it is big, it takes up a lot of space in the car and it is heavy. DS is very comfy in it. The basket is very small (compared to the Oyster) but that doesn't bother me as I go most places in the car and there is a special bag that clips on the back of the buggy seat. But it doesn't fold up with the seat unit attached so it is no good at all for buses or if you are pushed for space in the car. The oyster would be better in that case.

Rhubarb78 Sat 23-Feb-13 17:30:18

I have had the symbio b for a year now and love it. ds has always slept like a dream in it and now its in the pushchair rather than carrycot mode he still can sleep in it for up to 2 hours (he is almost 1) so he must be very comfy in it. had no problems with it collapsing, the only negatives i can think of is the small shopping basket and the fact you have to take the seat off to fold. I have a small car and it fits in the boot fine

Heath12 Sat 23-Feb-13 15:49:02

I had the silver cross 3d and had problem after problem and after lots of searching I decided on the gracio symbio b and I've had no regrets the shopping basket is small but I hardly use it so doesn't bother me my lb would scream when I put him in the buggy ( he was only 4lbs 9oz and was only in the carry cot for 6 weeks) but him in the gracio and he loves it so comfy and happy we only have a peogeot 206 and we have no problems great value for money was going to get the mamas and papas sola would of cost 750 for everything and didn't move half as nicely as the gracio symbio but get what's best for you and your little one! smile

Rosie87 Wed 22-Feb-12 16:36:32

We did get the symbio b in the end and I love it. I haven't had any problems with it all, my daughter is comfortable in it and I think the carry cot is quite big. The only thing I have noticed is that it slants very slightly towards the head but other people can't see it. It's really easy to fold and fits in the boot great. Thanks for your help.

Cherr1e5 Wed 15-Feb-12 07:32:20

Flagnogbagnog... There good points which I havent noticed.... I hate Flat tyres... its a beautiful pram to look at but its not worth the money... I got it for £475 when it wasnt in the sale.... so so true... the pressure of the frame and the basket, cant put any thing in it... I also feel with the carrycot its not very stable on the suspension... I can see my babies head moving left to right... I would never ever recommend the Symbio B to anyone even to someone I dislike.

flagnogbagnog Mon 13-Feb-12 09:57:11

I have a graco Symbio and although I am overall fairly happy with it, I don't think I'd recommend it really. I agree with poster who says it doesn't come up very large. My son is 17months and really fills it up. Another problem I have with it (not sure if it's just mine?) is that if you have to go down steps or even just one high curb the frame can't take the pressure on the large back wheels and folds up! the net underneath is tiny. Put your raincover in it and there's no way you'll fit anything else in.

It's a lovely smooth pram to push though, very light to manoeuvre. Very easy to recline. The seat will face either way. But also you can move the handle to the front/back of the pram if you want to change the direction your child is facing in seconds (if there is a cold wind you want to get them out of for eg).

I'm pregnant now and even though I've only had the Symbio for less than six months im pretty sure I'll be swapping it when the new baby comes.

Cherr1e5 Mon 13-Feb-12 09:48:50

Thanks

StuckUpTheFezziwigTree Mon 13-Feb-12 09:40:58

I love my Oyster. It pushes like a dream and is so easy to open, close, recline, change the seat direction etc. highly recommend it.

Cherr1e5 Mon 13-Feb-12 09:35:36

Quality - The carrycot sinks down
By Never Again Toys R Us or Graco Product from Glasgow on 13/2/2012

Pros: AppallingCons: Poor DesignDescribe Yourself: First Time ParentBottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
The carrycot sinks down, my baby curls into a ball,stretch himself out of the ball position with great discomfort, he is clearly in pain. Toys R Us say its the design, since when putting a baby through pain is the design. I wouldnt recommend this Product to anyone and people who have it should check it out before it damages your childs back.

The Customer Service are not helpful at all in Helen Street, Glasgow.

Rosie87 Tue 07-Feb-12 19:27:45

Ahh yes we did look at that but my other half doesn't like the look of it. Think we're definitely going to go with the symbio b, it meets our needs and looks nice!!

Tiggywunkle Mon 06-Feb-12 22:22:43

Baby Jogger City Mini

Rosie87 Mon 06-Feb-12 22:08:32

Bjcm?

januaryjojo Sun 05-Feb-12 19:04:00

what about a bjcm and carrycot??

would have to pay a touch more though.

Rosie87 Sat 04-Feb-12 10:12:07

Ahh blimey, I swear it wasn't this hard to choose a pram with my first, there's far too many to choose from now and all so different, what a pain!!

georgesmummy11 Sat 04-Feb-12 09:04:33

If you struggle to fit the 3D in I don't think you will get the symbio in. Iv had the 3d in my car (my friend has one) and the symbio takes up loads more room.
If you think she's going to be tall I don't think it will last that long. smile

Rosie87 Fri 03-Feb-12 22:18:39

She is going to be tall I think, my first is very tall. Perhaps the symbio b is the way forward then, I will check the size when it's folded though, we have an Astra and an Alfa, the silvercross only just fits in the Alfa so if it's any wider we might struggle. It will be good to see both in real time as I've only looked at them online. I know the symbio is over 3kg lighter than the silvercross so that will be much better. Really regret getting the 3d now, never again, I can't wait to get rid of it next week!!!

georgesmummy11 Fri 03-Feb-12 20:29:42

I have the Graco symbio not the B. I love it BUT it's quite heavy with out DS in you need a big boot or cupboard to store as you have to dismantle it to collapse we have a toyota avensis the boot is huge But when the pram is in we struggle to fit the food shopping in. Also my DS is 13 months he's a big lad 2ft 8 and 26lb and he looks like his wearing it, im in the process of looking for a new pram.
It says up till 3 or 15kg but not a chance in hell. X

HypatiaTheProcrastinator Fri 03-Feb-12 13:05:26

The only negative about the Oyster is that the seat back isn't huge, so if you're daughter is likely to be very tall it probably won't last her past 2 and a half heightwise. Other than that, it's nice to push, compact, folds with the seat either way, very narrow, and you can change the colour easily. If you do get it, then I would definitely suggest you buy the air tyres for it. They cost about £25 and make a significant difference to the suspension. I don't think Babies R Us sell them though.

Rosie87 Fri 03-Feb-12 12:53:22

Yes a few of my friends have got them but then they haven't had them long so wouldn't know if hey are any good long term. Thanks for your help I really like the look of the oyster so will give it some thought!

HypatiaTheProcrastinator Fri 03-Feb-12 12:50:41

In that case I would be choosing between the BabyStyle Oyster and the Graco Symbio B. I would also suggest the Silver Cross Surf if it hadn't jumped in price so much! shock

Was it the OBaby ZeZu you wanted? If so, then it sounds as thought they're quite nice to push but not really built to last and the seat isn't very big.

Rosie87 Fri 03-Feb-12 12:35:02

Wish I had, we bought it when I was 18 weeks pregnant, my daughters now 5 weeks and I can't bear it! We bought it from babies r us. Really I would like a refund so I can go elsewhere and get the o baby but they won't do it!!

HypatiaTheProcrastinator Fri 03-Feb-12 12:31:37

If you'd come here we could have told you not to get the 3D!! grin I've heard good things about the Symbio and Symbio B too. There's a review on Pushchair Trader, although in all honesty, I think they can focus on the positive a bit too much sometimes, ignoring the negatives.

Which shop are you buying from? We could look through the options and see what looks best for you.

Rosie87 Fri 03-Feb-12 11:44:28

Hi I'm getting rid of my silver cross 3d system as its complete rubbish but I have to exchange for something that is in the shop I bought it from. I'm looking at the Graco Symbio B, the reviews are good but so were the ones for my current pram, so I thought I'd see if anyone on here has got it and what you think of it???

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