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icandy all terrain bugaboo buffalo or uppababy

(5 Posts)
beenaa Mon 27-Jun-16 11:25:52

What's everyone's views -

Icandy all terrain

Bugaboo buffalo

Uppababy vista

AuthorToBe Tue 28-Jun-16 14:01:50

Do not get the Uppababy!

The baby I care for occasionally has one and since they live in a basement flat getting it up the stairs is challenging due to the weight of it (that's without anything in it). Also it's next to impossible to manoeuvre it around the top corner step to get it out. Then when the baby is in it steering is fine but crossing streets requires your full weight to get it up and down a curb. Then if you have the second child seat attached (which is parent/carer facing, also needs the child to be lifted into) the weight of it is unbearable.
The one I use with the family is actually the second one they had since the first one's break broke, the wheel was locked, while mum was out for a walk and she had to carry it all the way home.

It's a good idea that you can use it for either the baby or child or both and not need to have both seats on it at the same time if you don't need to but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It would be cheaper to have three separate buggies for each situation. (I checked.)

Icandy seems to be the new celeb buggy to go for and it looks quite good too. I know there are a few good looking ones from a brand called Joie (saw it in argos), don't know if that's the kind you're looking for?

Luckystar1 Tue 28-Jun-16 14:13:12

I have a Buffalo. I would say the following:

Pros: looks lovely, very, very comfortable for baby and toddlers, lovely big hood and basket and the carrycot is HUGE. Runs over anything so good on all terrain.

Cons: very, very heavy. I find it almost exhausting to push and I can't say with confidence that I can steer it one handed (you have to hold it quite awkwardly unless you are on a flat, straight stretch), the basket is hard to reach while the carrycot is on, it's technically a single fold but it's bulky if you don't remove the seat/carrycot.

I have pushed a friend's Uppababy and if I was choosing again I'd probably get it. It's so light compared with the Buffalo, I pushed it one handed while carrying my 97th centile 20 month old son and 8 months pregnant. Easy peasy. It has a big basket too, but a small carrycot.

MelT1980 Wed 29-Jun-16 21:54:20

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SweepTheHalls Sat 02-Jul-16 08:29:12

I have the icandy apple which I love. I am a bit if a buggy a holic and this is for DC3!. It's a good compromise between a town and off road buggy, not as good as a mountain buggy or out n about (both of which I have had!) off road, but so much better in town. The parent facing is great, and the carrycot fitted her until at least 6 months. The option to turn it into a double is also helpful.

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