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What if I don't want a travel system. Just a pram. What would you buy?

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FussandMess Mon 17-Jun-13 19:35:13

I'm not bothered if the car seat fits on. I will just move baby from car seat to pram.

I will at some point buy a Maclaren Tech XT so I don't really need it to turn into a pushchair.

I just want a comfortable pram with a large carrycot so baby can stay lying flat for as long as possible.

What would you get?

FussandMess Tue 18-Jun-13 10:51:52

I've read a MN review for the emmaljunga and now I don't think it would fit in my boot - we have a standard hatchback.

Ihateparties Tue 18-Jun-13 10:55:20

Do you defo want a carrycot or would a lie flat seat also work? 1 of my 3 liked lying in her carrycot until over 6mths, the other 2... not so much, a lie flat seat would have been better for them in hindsight. Some carrycots have a rising backrest type thing though.. i'm trying to remember which ones.

Your original brief was hmmm not too big, light.. what else,i have forgotten. Lots of walking, what type of terrain? Like would air tyres be useful or a pita due to punctures etc.

Number6at40 Tue 18-Jun-13 11:01:32

What about a leebruss then ,
They are usually 3 in 1s they have 4 large wheels but the front swivels.

FussandMess Tue 18-Jun-13 11:06:18

I think a lie flat seat would actually be better now I've realised the difference, or a rising backrest on a carrycot.

Walking on normal paths, round the shops, school run etc.

EmmalJunga Nitro City or if you can get it a Herqules

I have the single and the double of the Herqules, have tried dozens of prams and this is by far, the best.

Very comfy, lies completely flat, adjustable leg/foot rest, swivel front wheels available in 3 and 4 wheeler, changing bag and bottle holders built into the hood, hood covers entire pram when upright and half the pram when laid flat, choice of soft or hard carry cot, folds very easy, massive shopping basket (can hold nearly a weeks worth of shopping or instead 2 boxes of nappies! And you can actually attach a car seat if you wanted.

And you can buy them very cheaply. I have raved about it, seriously. I've tried most of the more expensive prams but this is so much better.

And my first was a Leebruss, most uncomfy seat ever and really hard to steer, tyres had a tendency to deflate.

The Herqules/Emmaljunga tyres are also puncture proof. wink

Ihateparties Tue 18-Jun-13 11:48:52

I always fancied a nitro city but never actually got one, it's really compact. Suppose you could also consider a mutsy evo, it's bigger but has a good lie flat seat. You could do a lot worse than a Graco Evo also, I think it has been mentioned upthread somewhere. A Jane Muum may also work.

FussandMess Tue 18-Jun-13 13:20:42

That herqules is the only one on Ebay atm.

Just been looking at the reviews for the Graco Evo and reading some threads on MN about it. It seems everyone really likes it.

I can't find the review on the Nitro but the threads I've read are all positive.

FussandMess Tue 18-Jun-13 13:42:14

Although now I'm swaying towards an Emmaljunga Edge. Does anyone know how small they fold up?

Fuss I was in the Pram Centre today and found a new one I like, the EmmalJunga monkey, it was a lovely colour too and had a pretty lining.

Just had a look at the edge, it looks like it would fold the same as a Leebruss or similar.

For the Herqules, I got the double from Gumtree.

Hellonewworld Tue 18-Jun-13 20:19:34

What about a silver cross sleepover with the swivel wheeled chassis? That sounds perfect for what you want and you can pick them up quite cheaply second hand and still in good condition. smile

FussandMess Tue 18-Jun-13 21:23:39

The monkey looks fab but I doubt I'd be able to find one second hand. I couldn't see any on Ebay.

I had the silvercross 3D for dd2 and I wasn't impressed. Is the sleepover better?

we had an emmaljunga and it was brilliant - it was a proper pushchair that was robust and lasted (with the addition of the snap on toddlerseat) until my boys were old enough to walk - then I passed it on. I only had that and a cheapo stroller for occasional trips on the bus.

http://www.emmaljunga.com/english/Prams/Find_your_pram-312.html

princesssmartypantss Tue 18-Jun-13 21:30:28

Same as essex i have uppababy vista, good pram top, and when you turn into pushchair its great too. We never used car seat on it, but you can apparently. Folds up really well, light but sturdy and v easy to push. If you look on uppababy website they have list of stockists, but i think john lewis also stock them too now, so worth a look if you can get to see one!

gosh I only read the OP and didn't realise you were all talking about the emmaljungas....doh!

Aldwick Tue 18-Jun-13 21:37:22

My 18 month old can still sleep in his mothercare my4 which you can pick up fairly cheaply on e bay. When he was tiny and it was winter I had the p and t cocoon in there which fitted perfectly.

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