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OK 'fess up - how many have you been through?

(72 Posts)
MiaowTheCat Thu 18-Apr-13 09:38:30

Interested to see how bad I am in comparison - how many pushchairs have you been through?

I've had -

A horrible Hauck I hated (fobbed it off onto grandparents)
iCandy Cherry - I loved it... it was red - I'm easily pleased. Bought it second hand and sold it on for just a tenner or so less than I paid for it -but I miss its lovely big snuggly cuddleable basket...
Cheapo Koochi umbrella fold with one asbo wheel - wrecked it using it to lean on when I couldn't use crutches for my SPD carrying baby number 2 (shoved in shed for the miracle day DD1 decides to become a walker).

Currently have -
B-dual - it's red so I like it - although the big wheels are irritating me a bit... ongoing theme here?
Cosatto double that gets left in the car that I got cheap off Gumtree... it's pink which I hate, it's got one of the twee slogans on which I hate (sugar and spice - had to look for ages for one suitable for two girls to come up) but it pushes OK and fits in the rear seat footwells easily enough plus is lie-flat (we can't always have a pushchair in the boot of our car with having two dogs to transport - so this gets abused for dog walking days out)

Plus there's a M+P double umbrella fold that does lie-flat at my mum's house to save us taking a buggy up there with us.

Hubby thinks this is excessive - moi?!

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 17:35:56

Fenton, you can come and sit in my pushchair graveyard room if you like. Anytime smile

whitewineforme Thu 18-Apr-13 19:47:52

Only 3 so far but DS is only 10 months, so there's time!

Quinny Buzz - liked it until I kept getting punctures and a wheel became irreparable. Luckily the lovely John Lewis gave me a refund and I then bought...

Icandy strawberry - still have and love it, especially the one piece fold!

Bugaboo Bee - have just ordered this as a smaller lighter weight pushchair.

Also have my eye on a Nuna Pepp and for next baby (whenever that is) I would really like a Bugaboo Cameleon or Bugaboo Buffalo!

I can easily see how people get addicted to buying pushchairs...

Rhubarb78 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:24:46

hiccup what did you hate about the dot? I am not worried about small seats because ds is small and this one prob will be too. I haven't tried the vibe but can't find it on sale anywhere anyway

mummysmellsofsick Thu 18-Apr-13 21:32:38

I love you all, you make me feel noooorrrmal grin

I've only had three in real life so far but I've had turbulent relationships with many others in my head before deciding not to buy them

Daisybell1 Thu 18-Apr-13 21:46:10

I've got:

A silver cross style thingy which I'm only hanging on to as it will make an awesome gokart one day

The umbrella fold of death which needs to go to the tip

A cosatto umbrella fold as my mother doesn't like my baby joggers angry

Herqules raptor 3 which was lovely from the seat upwards but the wheels were crap - sold it for £20 more than I paid for it

Urban detour - nice enough but it was very vintage

Bjcm 3

BJ summit, which I will be taking to my grave with me.

HiccupHaddockHorrendous Thu 18-Apr-13 21:54:09

The biggest downside for me was that it didn't fit in my boot any better than the dash or sport and the compromise of having a smaller main seat has been a compromise too far grin. I look after a 14 month old who (imo) is average size and she looks huge in it. However, the doubles kit is pretty much the same as the sport doubles kit (which I'm assuming is what you'll be using for your older dc) and the recline feature on it is fab.

Other little niggles - whilst the new fold feature is good, it causes the handle bar to drop to the floor and scuffed the foam within a couple of days of using it. Also, I'm not keen on the recline of the main seat. It's more fiddly than on other models. Neither are a big deal though, I'm just fussy!

I got my vibe secondhand so not sure if they're still available to buy new.

I'm now trying to get my hands on a P&T verve blush

thenightsky Thu 18-Apr-13 21:55:45

Just one buggy for two kids who are five years apart. I got it reconned for the 2nd one with a new seat and wheels. It was a Silvercross Wayfarer.

melliebobs Thu 18-Apr-13 21:57:08

Dd is 13 months. Still with iCandy peach jogger. In no rush to get anything else smile

Tiggywunkle Thu 18-Apr-13 21:58:17

fingers in ears la laa laa tra laa la laa
confused

HRMumness Thu 18-Apr-13 22:14:47

Had a Hauck which I stupidly bought because we were really skint at the time (We bought a fixer upper house, fell pregnant straightaway and then had to spend a fortune making it habitable). The chassis broke after 7 months. They replaced it after much grumbling. A month later, chassis broke again. Convinced them to give me my money back thankfully.

Just brought a brand new Bugaboo Bee with all the gubbins, so will be used for 9 month old DD and number 2 when they come along.

Floweryhat Thu 18-Apr-13 22:19:47

7, I think over 4 DCs

A travel system (mamas and papas)
A frame for pushing the car seat round (cos the travel system car seat didn't fit our car hmm
A Maclaren lightweight when I got pg with dc2 and lifting the pushchair in and out of the car was too heavy
A second hand phil and teds
A second hand bugaboo frog
A replacement Maclaren, when the old one died of mould and damage
A second hand quinny frame for the current car seat

I have also owned at least 8 different slings/carriers <hangs head>

MiaowTheCat Fri 19-Apr-13 08:15:15

I deliberately avoided asking about carriers and slings! SPD (and being shit at back carries) put paid to my carrying DD1 who loved being slung and DD2 so far HATES them!

Rhubarb78 Fri 19-Apr-13 11:56:35

Thanks hiccup, those flaws dont bother me too much in advance. We will see when i get to use it full time! I am fully expecting to need or want something else as time goes on anyway. Something that has a good buggyboard option maybe (not obsessed with prams honest)

SupermarketSweep Sun 28-Apr-13 22:47:16

Just seen this thread so thought id add to it grin

Ive had:
Pilko pramette - liked it in pram mode butnot in pushchair
Cosatto golightly - lovely to push but wanted rear facing
Bebe confort loola - got it from ebay and it was knackered but allowed me to rear face until I could afford new one
Mamas and papas moove - got this one now and I think its great, nice big wheels, reversible seat, lovely to push but a bit too big for getting in and out car/bus so going to save that for walking and buy a small compact pushchair for that.
Also had a few slings/carriers too smile

MrsJaqenHgar Tue 30-Apr-13 11:23:41

Tiggy, would it be easier and quicker for you to list pushchairs that you haven't owned? grin

Just 2 here...iCandy Strawberry and BJCM GT. Of course, I only have one 10 month old baby so there's still time to acquire more...

not desperately coveting the Babyzen Yoyo and not trying to think of ways to justify buying it. Honest

MiaowTheCat Tue 30-Apr-13 12:19:06

I'm onto hubby's reckoning of number 6 or 7 now. Also fatally discovered the shop at the bottom of our hill that will sell them on for you and lists when they've got new shiny stuff in on facebook. Thankfully for hubby - needing a double means the new shiny factor is reduced - although I did catch myself having borderline pornographic thoughts after seeing the double Oyster in the flesh (fabric?) at the weekend. Double with shiny bits and a pretty colour... damn I'm such a sucker.

CruCru Tue 30-Apr-13 17:32:10

I have three:

Uppababy Vista (currently broken - waiting to hear back from the seller)
Maclaren XT (lives in the car usually)
Land rover (discontinued, three wheel, utilitarian thing that lives at this other place we visit)

Restraining myself from buying a Bee+.

Tiggywunkle Wed 01-May-13 01:17:37

Thanks for that JagenHgar....I am not that bad!!! wink

I've had a Quinny Buzz 3 which I hated and drove me insane. I then had McClaren and a Chicco which I pushed and then sold on in favour of a BCMJ. I couldn't love that pram more if it my own child.

I've then had an old Phil and Teds sport and have replaced that with a Dot. I love the Dot. But I'm now eyeing up a Bee.

Oh and I have a single nipper which I also love, may need to get that in double.

Right... In 5 years, 2 children;

iCandy Apple
Grey Mac Techno XT
Green Luna
Red Babywelt Moonkiss
Black Mac XT
Red Bee
Red Bee
Silver Cross Pop
Denim Bee+
Baby Jogger City Mini
Baby Jogger City Mini GT

Currently have the GT (new yesterday) which I'm keeping and the denim Bee and BJCM, both of which are for sale. Then for the first time since March 2008 I will have only 1 pushchair!

Steph1487 Sun 05-May-13 06:29:46

Wow I actually thought I had something wrong with me because I got through so many pushchairs with my ds 6yrs ago. Here's my list

Silver cross 3d system
Maclaren techno xt
M&p ziko
M&p pulse
M&p Luna
Chico London
Chico light way
Graco mirage
Graco mosaic
Silver cross fizz
Maclaren quest
Then bought back my maclaren techno xt (sold it to my friend she had then finished with it by the time I went through all these.) I would say that it was the very best out of all these pushchairs to have as the lightweight pushchair, it just doesn't look as nice as the others.

I'm now 4months pregnant and have ordered the britax affinity to have as my main one etc, but I'm having a toss up between the britax b agile or a maclaren techno xt as my second lightweight pushchair that I can also use for dog walking etc (only across grass n uneven ground, not proper offroading)
Does anyone have any opinions on these? I already know how good and reliable the xt is, the only thing is that it doesn't fold down as small, and I can use my car seat from affinity with the b agile. And the xt is more expensive. I really want to try and stck to just affinity and my second lightweight one whichever i chose!!!! Lol. Do you think it's possible after previously having such a strong addiction last time

Errr, this may be long! grin

Started off with the Leebruss Africa - Looked lovely but it was massive

Petite Star Zia - Got this in perfect condition at a car boot sale for £5! Loved it but ended up selling it (for a £35 profit)

Smart Trike Stroller - Had this for less than a week and got my money back from Tesco and a £50 gift card as it tipped while DS was in it at 6 months old, not safe!

Quinny Zapp - Hated it, hated that it didn't lay back.

Cosatto Mobi - Swapped my Leebruss for this, liked it to start but got bored quickly

Silvercross 3d system - Still have this at PILs but I hate it, very narrow.

Mothercare Carrier that turns into a stroller - Squeaky wheels! Still have it in the cupboard.

Cosatto Swift Lite - Very narrow and a crap stroller.

Quinny Buzz 3 - I liked this to start with but get annoyed with having to constantly clean the front wheel as it sticks a lot. I still have it in the cupboard.

Herqules Raptor Spin - By far the best pushchair I have ever tried, I freaking love it and will not get rid of it.

Kiddicare Stroller - Shite, got it for short journeys but the between the legs fastening is in a weird place (too far back) and almost unusable.

Now expecting number 2 and have the Herqules Twin Raptor - It looks bloody awesome and is massive, haven't used it yet and already love it!

I think there has been more but I can't remember

DS is only 19 months btw. blush

As of this morning, add a Maclaren Triumph to that list...

MissMummy1 Sun 05-May-13 12:10:41

DD is 5 months. We are on our third pushchair blush

We have a Mothercare My3. Fab for walking the dog. A bugger to lift in and out the car.

A M&P luna mix to use when flying back and forth to NI. It is currently at my parents house as it is light enough for my mum to use.

And finally I bought a second hand bugaboo frog off ebay a month ago. I LOVE it! Defs wish I had bought it first grin

(I know this list will multiply given time...)

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