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Lightweight, compact lie flat buggy that fits car seat?!

(18 Posts)
shouldIbecrossaboutthis Fri 04-Jan-13 09:00:54

Hey everyone, I'm wondering if anyone knows of a buggy that meets my requirements.

I want it to be lightweight (ideally 5kg ish, but 7 max), compact enough to fit in over head locker on a plane (so not umbrella fold?), lies flat for sleeping, folds in one piece and also can have a car seat attached. I'd also like a shoulder strap smile

It's impossible isn't it?!

tiffinbaker Fri 04-Jan-13 09:14:11

Not sure it does exist. Quinny zap takes a car seat and fits but is too heavy for your specs. Takeoff buggy fits and is lightweight but doesn't appear to take a car seat. Unless someone else knows of a magic solution you probably need to prioritise your wishlist.

peanutMD Fri 04-Jan-13 09:26:37

I don't think such a pushchair exists.

The Quinny Zapp is the only one noted to fit in baggage spaces but it is 8kg and doesn't lie flat, it does take a Maxi Cosi car seat though.

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Fri 04-Jan-13 09:39:42

I think I could handle the extra weight of a zapp if it lay flat sad

I'm going to have to buy a buggy now and a different buggy in 9 months he is out of his car seat aren't I?

So the zapp now and sleep in car seat then takeoff buggy / quinny yezz / that back pack folding one when he is out of his car seat.

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Fri 04-Jan-13 09:40:40

Would something like a city micro/mini get abused at an airport?

peanutMD Fri 04-Jan-13 09:49:11

How about a Zia 4? It is similar to the Zapp but has a slightly larger fold, lays flat and takes the Petite Star car seat.

You could always get a travel bag to protect your pushchair to stop it getting bashed about.

Tiggywunkle Fri 04-Jan-13 11:27:10

It is near impossible but the Babyzen YoYo will do everything but take a car seat. It is one absolutely awesome pushchair. It lies pretty flat for sleeping but its not suitable from birth - only 6 months.
The Petite Star Zia (or Zia Evolve if you have a newborn) or Quinny Zapp Xtra are probably the next nearest to your description but they aren't as small. Both take a car seat and both are suitable from birth.
The Takeoff officially isn't allowed in an overhead locker but its a fab little pushchair.
The Mutsy Spider and TFK Dot could be worth a look too.

The biggest issues really with flying are that it is exceedingly rare to get your pushchair back at the end of your flight. You can almost always take it to the gate with you (except at certain flights at Gatwick where a weight limit has been placed on the pushchair you can take to the gate with you). Believe me, trying to carry a 10-15 month old non walking baby for the distance from the plane, through passport control and on to waiting in baggage reclaim with moving belts and filthy floors and no seats is NO fun at all. If you fly regularly the YoYo would be worth its weight in gold. For a one off flight, I would be looking for something sturdy rather than lightweight to go into a travel bag for the flight. My choice would probably be something like a City Mini that is flat, pretty robust and doesn't have bits that could fall off, get caught or trapped etc.

forevergreek Tue 08-Jan-13 16:03:43

I would get a sling for young baby, then the yoyo from 6months +

Ameybee Tue 08-Jan-13 16:05:07

Zapp xtra lays flat - have a look on Quinny website xx

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Tue 08-Jan-13 22:45:31

But the zapp folds in 2 pieces not one so won't gomin hand luggage sad

Ive decided on the yoyo and my ergo smile thanks everyone!

barleysugar Wed 09-Jan-13 12:08:28

The yoyo looks a,axing, but where can you buy them from?

barleysugar Wed 09-Jan-13 12:08:46

*amazing

Tiggywunkle Wed 09-Jan-13 12:55:28

Theres a number of french retailers who will ship to the UK. Mine came from www.ebaby.co.uk/babyzen-1/babyzen-yoyo-pushchair.html and I had no problems.

cheapandchic Wed 09-Jan-13 15:15:57

has anyone actually been on the plane with this yoyo yet?

I definitely want one for travel as I am on planes a lot....but I just have this uneasy feeling that I will get there and they will say "sorry it can't go in the overhead"
despite me saying it fits...

anyone with plane experience?

Tiggywunkle Thu 10-Jan-13 01:15:24

There's a review here which may be useful. It sounds like the writer got documentation / clearance beforehand. I can't wait to take the YoYo on the plane. The best thing is, its so tiny that you could still take a full size pushchair if you wanted to in the hold!!

barleysugar Thu 10-Jan-13 13:11:05

Its so tempting, but I think the cost is putting me off. I wonder if any come up second hand or is it too early for that?

Tiggywunkle Fri 11-Jan-13 01:45:43

Too early I would think..and the YoYo is so fab I may keep mine for the grandchildren!!

ryangork Sat 16-Mar-13 20:31:11

Thanks for the ideas you guys, its gives me and my wife a really good idea of what we need to get because we're having our first child in less than a month. my wife really wants a diaper bag that's pretty trendy, and obviously we're pretty new to the parenting accessories buying world so we need a little advice. we found this site, www.squidoo.com/best-cool-baby-diaper-bag-for-dad-and-mom and she really likes the jj cole one she found on that site. we're just curious if any of you moms like the jj cole brand and if we should go with a different brand what we should go with? any help would be appreciated!

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