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Lightweight stroller for a 12 month old

(14 Posts)
cloutiedumpling Thu 07-Feb-13 20:46:35

I have had both a maclaren quest and a maclaren triumph. I preferred the triumph and used it until the wheels had worn down so much it had to go to the tip (it had been used by two DCs at that point though and I do a lot of walking). It was lighter than the quest and I found I could easily fold it and carry it on my back to go on a bus or up and down a flight of steps when the DCs were slightly older. The quest was quite a bit longer when folded and not as comfy to carry. I'm 5'4. DH is 6' and had no problems with either buggy. The triumph doesn't recline much though so not so good if you need it for naps.

sshi Thu 07-Feb-13 11:10:16

Thanks Tisl**
I've just bought it new from Asda for £33. Not a bad deal if it lasts just for few months smile

TisILeclerc Wed 06-Feb-13 14:56:08

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sshi Tue 05-Feb-13 06:45:27

Thanks aiming** I'll keep looking on eBay smile

sshi Mon 04-Feb-13 22:41:31

Thanks TinyDiamond I'll keep an eye on eBay for 'quest'. I don't want to spend too much as I want it just for school runs and short walks. Looked at Chicco London stroller on eBay for £60 including raincover and footmuff looks like a decent stroller for the price.

TinyDiamond Mon 04-Feb-13 07:56:40

I have a maclaren quest and I'm 5ft2, no problems at all. It is now 8 years old and still going strong! Very much recommend one.
Although mothercare did have a good sale on and there was an umbrella stroller in the sale for about £50-55 that came with loads of extras. Maybe a graco or something, it was a brand, plain black. Looked quite good

aimingtobeaperfectionist Mon 04-Feb-13 05:53:06

No experience of cosatto but I love my quest. Have flown just me and dd and managed her, buggy and weekend bag through airport by myself so it's pretty lightweight! You can get footmuffs online cheaper. Also, I got my quest on eBay, brand new, paid half price.

sshi Sun 03-Feb-13 23:33:36

Thanks all for your suggestions. Cosatto and Mutsy both look nice. I haven't seen Cosatto in flesh but l really loved the style its a cute little pushchair and price is reasonable as footmuff and raincover are included in the price. Not sure how wide is the seat though.
I've looked at McLaren Quest in Mothercare, it is very spacious considerig my LO is a big baby and the seat is wide enough. It doesn't include a footmuff so I have to buy it separately (assuming another £40??)
Confused between Cosatto and Maclaren????

Snusmumriken Sun 03-Feb-13 11:07:48

I have a Mutsy stroller. It is very compact and it looks great.

aimingtobeaperfectionist Sun 03-Feb-13 11:02:20

Maclaren quest is lovely. Lighten than the techno.

KumquatMae Sun 03-Feb-13 10:55:55

Cosatto swift lite supa. I've had one since dc2 was 7 months. Its brilliant - easy to fold and unfold, has a carrying handle for when its folded, dc is really comfy, lies all the way back for naps, comes with footmuff and raincover included. I love it to bits. Oh and I'm 5ft2, OH is 6ft2 and neither of us have any problems pushing it.

sshi Sun 03-Feb-13 10:41:59

Thanks ihearttc, I'm going to Mothercare to have a look at both McLaren Techno XT and Quest. It would be easier to decide then smile

ihearttc Sat 02-Feb-13 16:41:04

Ive got a Techno XT and Im only 4ft 10...the handles did seem a bit high at first but its now really comfy to use.

sshi Sat 02-Feb-13 14:23:26

I'm looking for a very lightweight and compact stroller for my 12 month old son. Currently have M&P's Sola its a lovely pushchair but I find it bit difficult for a school run and short/quick trips. Looked at Maclaren Techno XT (on website) although reviews are very nice but not very sure if it would be fine for my height (5')? Can anyone suggest?

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