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want a rearfacing, single fold pushchair for holidays.

(14 Posts)
pizzaqueen Wed 03-Jul-13 17:04:50
girlywhirly Wed 03-Jul-13 15:52:41

Look at nurseryvalue.com. They sell reworked njoy bubbles very cheaply, so if you don't like it much you won't have wasted lots of money and can still sell it on.

pizzaqueen Wed 03-Jul-13 14:31:01

The loola up could be an option. It's heavy(ish) but folds quite small.

SilverSixpence Wed 03-Jul-13 14:22:27

if it doesn't have to be rear facing the Noa is a fantastic holiday buggy, very easy one handed fold and light and easy to steer.

Loola Up has a lot of reviews saying it is heavy so not sure if would be great for holidays. I have just bought one as a regular pushchair but not collected it yet.

HappyAsASandboy Fri 28-Jun-13 02:14:35

The BebeConfort Loola Up rear faces and single folds. Stands on its end when folded too, so good for stacking on buses/trains/corners of cafes. It folds with the seat unit attached and rear facing, though it is not as light as an umbrella fold when folded. The Up model has a bar and it easy to push one handed, the standard Loola has two handles and is hard to push one handed.

They're about £60 - £80 second hand on eBay.

Tiggywunkle Fri 28-Jun-13 02:01:05

I agree about the Joie Mirus - its horrible to push. The Bumbleride Flyer is lovely to push and use and has a big seat. The fold isn't that compact, but its probably easier to handle than the Oyster folded TBH. The Versa is another with a compact fold, although its fairly heavy to lift, its easy to fold one handed and is easy to then carry onto a train etc.
Its no problem to push the Njoy Bubble one handed - I had to do it with my toddler and its really not an issue.
The Bee and Stokke Scoot are really the only others I think that I would try to do what you want.

tapdancingelephant Thu 27-Jun-13 14:00:09

it was the difficulty to steer rear facing that put me off the joie mirus (have been lost in a whole new world of prams this last week!)

the on/off trains bit is eg the transport from carpark to park entrance at the beginning and end of the day, or on/off the monorail. so not exactly constantly, but I can't even begin to imagine it with a two-piece folding pram. there'll be one of us to hop on with all the children, and one to fold, so having hands free etc not a problem, and can lift up/down easily enough (did it before on a different holiday with sil's P&T - now sadly sold otherwise we would borrow again, even though not rear-facing).

will look up the bumbleride flyer (where do they get these names from?!), thanks, and see if we can find one or manage until we can buy one in the US - not really an option I think as airports etc will be difficult enough with ASD dd.

DeathMetalMum Thu 27-Jun-13 13:51:46

Not a pushchair I have any experience of at all but fits your criteria is the Joie Mirus. It's £100 in argos at the monent, though from a quick scan of reviews you might be better looking at something second hand.

Ihateparties Thu 27-Jun-13 13:51:35

Just for holiday what about a joie mirus? I'm not sure how the rear wheel steering will work though.It's the best I can think of. There was going to be a combi one very similar. If you can get one in the UK (or for that matter the US considering that's where you're going) then a bumbleride flyer would be the thing. I know people with them and they do come up second hand.

IMO an oyster will be hard to manage when folded parent facing, on and off trains etc it's pretty sizeable and not that easy to move around/carry.

tapdancingelephant Thu 27-Jun-13 13:38:28

it can't be bigger than a P&T sport when folded surely? from what I can gather it has a similar fold. we borrowed sil's P&T when the girls were little (as had similar issues with a two-part!) and managed ok with that. yes, it's big, but it's the one-piece fold that is needed really - not enough hands to juggle multiple bits of prams grin

hmm, rear-facing is a must, I'm afraid. ds is definitely plb (blush), and the parent facing is as much for us as him!

umbrella folds are out as they tend to have 2 separate handles, rather than a continuous one, and I need to be able to steer one handed so I can hang onto dd who has asd (sorry, drip-feed!). I might try to see an oyster in the flesh and see what I think - price wise they seem ok second hand, and seem to do everything I'm asking (if only they'd been around 9 years ago!)

Rockchick1984 Thu 27-Jun-13 12:21:39

I love my oyster but I honestly don't think it'll be any good for what you need - although its a one piece fold its massive when folded, I wouldn't want to be lugging it about in those circumstances. Could you get an njoy bubble, it is an umbrella fold that parent faces, think its around £200 new. Other than that, I'd say just go for a cheap umbrella stroller and accept that he won't be parent facing - my DS preferred it until he was around 2, but wasn't bothered about forward facing if there was something interesting to see smile

tapdancingelephant Thu 27-Jun-13 10:19:01

Thanks (and sorry for delay in replying!).

I've had a delve and worked out what a bee is (I really haven't looked at prams in years lol). Looks a bit flimsy, although seems to get good reviews.

There's an oyster on ebay in the next town to me going for under £100- are they any good? There seems to be a lot of them being sold....

chocolatemartini Tue 25-Jun-13 13:56:02

Hard to find anything cheap and parent facing, but with a one piece fold I don't think you'll have many choices. Would your budget stretch to a second hand bee? The pre 2009 ones go for a reasonable price I think. I'm sure others will think if some more options for you

tapdancingelephant Tue 25-Jun-13 12:06:29

baby is (or will be!) 15 months when we go on holiday. he still prefers rear facing (we have a two piece (ancient!) rear/forward facing pram for everyday use).

we are off to Florida, so a busy, in/out of buggy, on/off rides/monorail/transport where we will need to fold the buggy. thus a two piece is a bit of a bugger.

I have not looked at prams since his sisters were little (8 years ago), and so I have no idea what I should even be looking at, to get what I want.

so, what is on the market that is cheap-ish (happy to buy second hand), but comfortable and rear facing, and crucially will fold in one piece?

TIA

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