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reversable umbrella fold buggy!

(8 Posts)
FloJo151 Thu 31-Jan-13 17:50:32

has any one got one of www.nurseryvalue.com/pushchairs/petite-star-njoyup-bubble-purpleblack.aspxthese
what do you think? It folds with the seat in reverse mode.
Anyone tried one?

Tiggywunkle Fri 01-Feb-13 00:59:41

Yes I have had one. The idea is great. However in reality most people use it in one or the other mode and don't generally switch between the two (although being able to switch is useful with siblings where one harness can be set up for each child). I have to say it looks odd when rear facing - you do a double take at the empty harness. It is fine to push. I think there are better rear facers but it depends if you need / want the umbrella fold.

FloJo151 Fri 01-Feb-13 08:01:29

thanks, i have got an old graco pramette that will be my 'walking' pushchair (only urban use for school run etc) but want something that folds up fairly small for putting in the car and taking on hols etc. Would prob use it in reverse mode for most of the time maybe switching to facing out ocaasionally.
Whats it like to fold? does it fold well both ways? Is it as compact as a normal umbella fold when folded?

Sorry for all the questions but am trying to do research before i buy as i want to make sure i buy the right thing!

Tiggywunkle Mon 04-Feb-13 00:23:36

There's lots of information, photos etc here if that helps.
I would say its a similar size to an umbrella fold when folded. It folds easily although it wasn't perfect - it would open sometimes in the opposite way to how it was folded IYKWIM.
But it was fine.

TheDetective Mon 04-Feb-13 01:10:40

Toys R Us had one out on display, and I tried it out. It was small like an umbrella fold, but I hated it. It looked odd, and there was velcro and bits of fabric going everywhere.

Too fussy for me.

Tiggywunkle Mon 04-Feb-13 01:40:37

Its not too bad once you use it. The way the hood flips over is neat, and TBH there aren't many people who will constantly convert it from one mode to the other, so once its set up, its no issue really. I find the hood fabric a little thin though.

MNPin2013 Mon 04-Feb-13 02:11:09

It reminds me of the train seats in Australia.

Vivienne52 Sun 10-Feb-13 17:32:19

I ordered it and hated it. Looks weird, felt fragile. Great idea but a lot of work required to perfect it.

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