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Buggy for a toddler - replacing Bugaboo Cam and Maclaren

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Hi ladies

I need some help please, I'm completely boggled by all the buggies I'm seeing!

Short story is I'm replacing my much loved Bugaboo Cam as it's now too bulky for my 2.2 yo ds. I do have a very broken Maclaren which is not collapsing properly so I need something to tide me over until ds is walking everywhere happily (probably another year).

I'm probably looking at second hand as I don't really want to spend too much over £100.

I'd like something that's easy to fold down, looks good and ideally does everything the Bugaboo Bee does without the price tag confused grin although I guess the reversible seat is not so much of a big deal anymore. I quite like the look of the M&P Sola, the Babystyle Oyster, the Bee and the Zia Petite Star.

Any ideas please? Pros and cons on the ones I like?

Many thanks smile

sleepdodger Mon 03-Sep-12 00:16:45

BJ city mini
Folds flat one handed
Huge hood
Basket
Light
Rugged
You'll wonder why you ever had anything else grin
225 new models bout 180 new but older model or 50-100 eBay - watch wheel wear

Tiggywunkle Mon 03-Sep-12 01:03:57

Baby Jogger City Mini or the Britax B-Agile - choose by your height! I am 5ft 6ins and the B-Agile is just a little too low, and the BJCM is just a tad high but I prefer high to low.
With an already 2 year old I wouldn't get an Oyster. The Sola is just horrible...really awful.

Brilliant thank you! The BJCM looks fab, would also be good for DH who's over 6ft. Off to eBay and local sites.... smile

HiccupHaddockHorrendous Mon 03-Sep-12 20:59:17

I changed ds' buggy when he was about that age and bought a Micralite fastfold. It was great for us. I did a lot of walking and a lot of bumping up and down steps at the tube station.

Tiggywunkle Mon 03-Sep-12 21:15:49

The Micralite is great smile

HiccupHaddockHorrendous Mon 03-Sep-12 21:20:19

...and quite underrated, I feel

Tiggywunkle Mon 03-Sep-12 21:27:44

It's really easy to use. I am not desperately keen on the recline but an older child won't need that. It's so light to carry, freestand, just enough basket space and so easy to put up and down one handed. I prefer the Toro but the Super-lite Fastfold (Classic) are just easy.

Thanks ladies! That's brilliant, the BJCM and Micralite are exactly what I'm looking for smile

Tiggywunkle Mon 03-Sep-12 23:19:40

If you can spot one, I liked my Leebruss TakeOff too. I like my Maxi Cosi Noa but the handles are low.

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