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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?!

Rhubarb78 Thu 18-Apr-13 10:03:03

I have a graco symbio b that I actually really like, it pushes nice and ds has always been very comfy in it. A silver cross zest which is ok but a squash in my tiny car boot so I got a maxi cosi noa instead, which I love. I also have a phil and teds dot on order for ds and baby number 2 (due in July) not too excited about the dot but it was the only tandem to fit in my car. I don't think that's too bad but then ds is only 13 months old and with a dd on the way I am not done yet smile

Rhubarb78 Thu 18-Apr-13 10:06:15

I might add that when pg I did naively think that the graco would do from birth to 3! Ha ha

Panzee Thu 18-Apr-13 10:12:28

I have a 3 year old and an 8 week old.
I have a Mamas and Papas Pliko Switch that I have used with both children. I thought that it was heavy and cumbersome but I'm finding it ok second time round, I'm probably a bit braver throwing it around this time!
I also have a Chicco pushchair that I never really liked, and a BJCM that I cannot wait for tiny one to grow in to, it's by far my favourite one. smile

youmaycallmeSSP Thu 18-Apr-13 10:17:03

I started off with an O'Baby Zezu that I didn't use after DS started walking and sold on for a decent price.

I got a Bugaboo Bee for DD, which was great but got stolen angry

So now I'm borrowing the GPs' Silver Cross pop sport for a few weeks until we can get a new Bee.

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 10:17:52

65. ish.

Signet2012 Thu 18-Apr-13 10:20:55

I had the ultima 9 in 1. For the first three months.

I sold that for more than I paid for it and bought a sola. Wheel fell off the other day but they fixed it quickly without hassle. I love it. and it fits in my stupid car

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 11:30:49

Panzee, I think the BJCM is suitable from birth? Not sure but mine goes completely flat.

I had a Pliko once. It was dreadful - very heavy, and not very stable in itself... it used to feel like it went up the kerb in two sections sometimes.

My guess is that it feel fine with a baby in it but anything over 1yo and you'll realise that it was heavy and cumbersome!! smile

Big air wheels work very well with an older or heavier child.

HiccupHaddockHorrendous Thu 18-Apr-13 16:10:12

My list is pretty long and spread over nearly 11 years so I might forget one or two blush.

Started off with a secondhand M&P MPX chassis with full carrycot/seat unit. I loved it and used it a lot for walking. Also had a maclaren techno xt to use on public transport. Next, I bought a really basic three wheeler from Asda that was super-cheap but was really good. Last single buggy I used for DS was a Micralite fastfold (had two of them).

I used to look after another baby when DS was young and had an urban detour double - fab buggy. For a very short time, I had a kidzkargo inline three only lasted about two weeks before I sold it on because it was rubbish then replaced it with another Urban Detour blush.

Next was a P&T E3 and a Jane powertwin which I had for a couple of years until I relocated and sold them both (not quite sure what I was thinking).

When I moved, DS was 5 so my pushchairs were used solely for CMing.
In the last five years, I've had:
MB double
P&T sport
Emmaljunga something or other double
Maclaren techno xt (not as good as my original
ABC single with two additional seats
Bugaboo gecko x2
Bugaboo bee
Bugaboo bee plus
P&T dash
P&T dot
P&T vibe
Maclaren quest
Maclaren triumph
Maclaren twin triumph

blush I have issues, don't I!

In my defence, almost all have been bought secondhand and at bargain prices so when I find out that they're not quite meeting my needs, I get back as much as I paid for them originally.

My biggest mistake has been the P&T dot and if it wasn't for the fact that I'll probably lose over £100 it'd be on eBay by now.

Rhubarb - have you tried to fit a vibe in your car? I bought the dot for the same reason and when I realised it didn't fit in any better than the dash that I'd just sold I decided the smaller seat size was too big a compromise so bought a vibe and then discovered it fits in my boot better than the dot and with the rear seat still attached (I might have waffled on about this on a different thread, sorry).

I currently have 6 buggies. Two are definitely on their way to eBay/gumtree and possibly another two if I'm sensible but I just can't bring myself to do it!

I blame the last few purchases on my ridiculously stupid carboot. It's so small that hardly anything fits my excuse and I'm sticking to it grin

HiccupHaddockHorrendous Thu 18-Apr-13 16:19:02

Oh my goodness, that was huge, sorry blush

tiredteddy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:39:58

He he I love this. I can't wait to admit to my pushchair addiction!

Ds1 (now 8.5)
Micralite fast fold- seat frayed so got rid
Cosatto stroller - striped with matching parasol- gave it to a friend
Mamas and papas umbrella fold stroller - turquoise and spotty-broke it!

I love colours and patterns!

Ds2 (now 5.5)
Mutsy 4rider with carrycot then seat unit-still have chassis and carrycot in immaculate condition if anyone wants it?
Mothercare stroller (igglepiggle design) x2 shock- broke on holiday
Cosatto orange umbrella fold stroller- broke at camp bestival
Very cheap Argos stroller- still got this

If I'd bought one MacLaren it probably would have out lasted all those cheaply strollers but they were so pretty!

Dd 3months old
Bugaboo bee+ with missoni hood

It's so unusual I love it! The best pram / buggy I convinced DH it was the right choice as it'd break my stroller habit and its all i will ever need for dd! Only time will tell wink

milk Thu 18-Apr-13 16:44:18

Mothercare Spin
Quinny Zapp (we only have a tiny car so used with car seat)
Chicco Liteway (for travel)

I now use my beautiful Baby Jogger City Select which I love grin

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 17:06:12

TiredTeddy, I might be interested in the Mutsy! What sort of wheels does it have - spokey ones or the single spoke?

Panzee Thu 18-Apr-13 17:06:22

mandragora mine is an older one that I don't think lies flat.

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 17:07:39

Btw never say 'it will break my addiction' because that doesn't work grin

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 17:08:42

Oh is it Panzee? Sorry. I haven't had mine for long and not tested it properly yet, it's in the boot - actually it seems a bit huge for a little baby atm! Mine's 14-15 weeks and still looks tiny in it smile

SweepTheHalls England Thu 18-Apr-13 17:10:50

Started with Pilko pramette, then mountain buggy, then maclaren xt (a friend is currently borrowing that),the a nipper 360( currently at the grandparents) a double nipper, a phil and teds e3 and a phil and teds vibe!

tiredteddy Thu 18-Apr-13 17:11:24

It's the 4rider I got it in 2007. The chassis is large back wheels and swivel front wheeld with spokes I think. It has an extra basket the clips on and off for shopping and the carrycot is beautiful I. Turquoise with sheets and raincover too. The underneath basket got chucked out but can get them online for about £15/20 iirc.

tiredteddy Thu 18-Apr-13 17:12:01

Also has a buggy board!

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 17:13:11

Ooh. It sounds nice, what would you be hoping to get for it? I'd not need the buggy board.

tiredteddy Thu 18-Apr-13 17:15:28

I've no idea! Pm me maybe with an offer, pretty happy to let the chassis go for free as its had more use so just something for the carrycot?

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 17:16:52

I'll PM you smile Thankyou

nowgotosleep Thu 18-Apr-13 17:25:17

Over a ten year period, 2 children, I've had:

Mothercare lie flat pram for walks
Mamas & Papas pliko for the car, hated it.
Maclaren Volo
Mothercare all terrain for off roading
Graco 3 wheeler, which was just awful.
Another Maclaren Volo, to replace previous one and I still have it 8 years later!
Britax B-smart 3
Cybex Callisto which I loved but it came to a messy end
Another B-smart 3 which was replacement for first under warranty
Quinny Zapp xtra, basket too small but handy for car
Maclaren quest
Brio Sing, it broke so bought a
Baby Jogger City Elite
Bugaboo Bee.

Still have BJCE, the bee, quest and volo.

One thing I have learnt is that with cheaper options there is always a compromise and with hindsight I should've just bought the BJCE and bee to begin with!

Wishwehadgoneabroad Thu 18-Apr-13 17:29:37

One. An i-candy peach.

Seriously!? People have this many?! Where on earth do you keep them all, and why! grin

Fenton Bosnia-Herzegovina Thu 18-Apr-13 17:31:08

Oh gosh, I thought I had a pushchair problem shock

I had a M&P three wheeler system but it was before the swivel wheel so a bit heavy really

A chicco caddy buggy for holidays abroad etc

A graco pushchair we brought back from US because the chicco broke, - had drinks holders EVERYWHERE !

A Mirca-lite - LOVED it

A Phil and Ted's tandem - LOVED it

Another chicco caddy plus lascal buggy board

..that's it..

I MISS pushchairs sad

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

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...)

tethersend Sun 05-May-13 12:19:27

Over the course of two kids:

1. Silver cross 1970s coach built pram

2. Silver cross dazzle

3. Bugaboo Cameleon

4. Micralite Toro

5. Micralite fastfold superlite. This is the last buggy I will ever buy- its amazing.

chocolatemartini Sun 05-May-13 13:02:16

1 DS, 18 mo. errr, 5 buggies blush

1. Maclaren xlr. Hated it and had pram envy. Also got into baby wearing and never used it. Sold

2. Sola. Hated the shopping basket. Sold

3. iCandy cherry. Handlebar too low, seat too reclined in its most upright position. Sold

4. Cameleon. Love love love... Just wish it was narrow enough for bus travel which I do a lot.

5. Maclaren quest. Bought for buses. Hate the way DS sits slumped in it, hate the lack of suspension, like its width and that I can carry it up and down stairs with him in. Wish I could afford a bee+ instead though

MultipleMama Germany Sun 05-May-13 14:05:59

I've had;

Jane Twone - sold after a few months for baby space reasons.
Babyzen yoyo - was stolen!
Graco - first ever purchase lasted until twins arrived.

Currently have;

ABC Adventure Quad Buggy - expecting 2nd set of twins in Dec.
BJCM GT Double - to replace Jane Twone.
Cosatto Swift Lite Supa Stroller (Hello Dolly) 2nd hand - to replace stolen Babyzen.

Hoping to replace BJ when StrollAir my duo hits the UK.

I'm now a stroller convert haha.

MultipleMama Germany Sun 05-May-13 14:14:19

Oh and my DF has a simple single from asda and an obaby apollo - recently bought for when he all 4 dc.

tethersend Sun 05-May-13 14:18:13

Multiplemama, did you say a second set of twins?! I salute you grin

MirandaWest Sun 05-May-13 14:18:21

I had

Mamas and Papas grey umbrella fold travel system one
Phil and Teds
Maclaran Triumph

(These were all good although had I realised I would have two children within 2 years would have gone straight for Mamas and Papas)

Also had cheap Chicco and cheap Mothercsre ones. Holidays I think. This was not good.

Was for two children. Used to be able to identify buggies at 100 paces but haven't had one for 4.5 years now....

WeOnlyPlannedTheFirst Sun 05-May-13 16:44:19

Ds1 is 21 months and Ds2 & dd are 4 months and we've had:

Mothercare Curv travel system - I liked it and didn't realise how heavy it was until my back went which forced me to get a light stroller
Cosatto Swift Lite Supa - great little cheapy stroller and still in use after 15 months albeit in hubby's car so I don't use it anymore
Koochi cheap umbrella fold from Argos - at GP's who have ds1 2 days/week. He mostly walks now.
Petite Star Zia - bought as a tiny single for my car but didn't fit with my double so given to my mum. Paid £20 of eBay and it's pretty knackered but has never actually been used by us at all.
Mikado Duet pram for twins - too big so sold on ebay. It was too much of a faff separating seat unit, carrycots and chassis for loading in and out car
Nipper 360 double - love love love! Hoping to never need an alternative double
Kiddicare triple side by side - not yet used. Not sure I will as currently carry one twin when required when out with all 3 kids
On my shopping list - Babyzen Yoyo. For my car when I'm out with just ds1 or want to nip somewhere with twins and will carry one. Not ordered yet but not sure why not as hubby says I can! Somethings making me hold back!!

MultipleMama Germany Sun 05-May-13 17:08:15

tether Yup 2nd set. 1st were MoMo boys, they're 7mo old. I'm now 9+5 weeks with fraternal. Madness.

tethersend Sun 05-May-13 17:32:46

<faints dead away>

Congratulations smile

<hands medal to multiple>


MultipleMama Germany Sun 05-May-13 19:37:08

Thank you smile

Twattybollocks Tue 07-May-13 06:07:40

Erm lots. And lots. My pram addiction is a standing joke in our family!
Ds1, graco Quattro, and urban detour.
Dd2 graco stadium duo, pliko, pliko switch, ultima, Luna, nuna, buzz, icoo, loola, loola up, cameleon, dazzle, cameleon, dazzle, cameleon, Macarena, frog, cameleon, bee, bee plus. Several dozen more that I can't recall, these are the ones I remember as being very good or spectacularly crap.
This baby is 3mo and so far I've had a joolz (broken and going back to shop) a cameleon 2, and a cameleon 3. I've just bought a stokke evo which may well cure me of my addiction. I've got my eye on a peach jogger for my walking pushchair, and a stokke scoot to throw in and out of the car for quick trips where I can't be arsed to set up the evo. My sister currently has my bee on long term loan.
I can't help myself, they are just so pretty and shiny blush

Twattybollocks Tue 07-May-13 06:08:23

Sorry, Macarena should read maclaren!

conorsrockers Tue 07-May-13 06:15:24

One single maclaren
One double maclaren.

3 kids over 7 years.


MummyPig24 Tue 07-May-13 13:27:45

2 kids, 5 years.

Luna- green, liked it.

Obaby Atlas -bought for holiday, hated it.

Phil & Teds sport- loved it, sold it after 2 years to downsize.

Quinny zapp- it was ok, mainly used with the car seat on.

BJCM - loved it but just sold it as dd is getting too old for buggies and I needed to sell one.

Maclaren Quest - it is ok. I don't find it very easy to push but its only a year old and dd does use it a fair bit so I've hung on to it.

TwitchyTail Thu 09-May-13 08:38:59

I am on my third and my DS (first child) is 10 weeks old.


I remember starting a thread here when I was pregnant, asking why people spent so much money on pushchairs, because I honestly couldn't see how one differed from another.

<hollow laugh>

<wipes egg from face>

Sheepasaurus Mon 13-May-13 23:35:42

Daughter is 13mo. So far we have/have had:

Silvercross 3D - bought from a friend including car seat for £50. Heavy and awkward to steer and a bugger to fold up/down. She outgrew the carrycot by 3 months. Gave it away to women's refuge after 6 months.

Huack sport stroller - got this on ebay for £27. Needed a buggy that would be easier for the bus and also fit in the back of my mums ford ka. Nice big shopping basket but a bit low for me to push for too long (5ft10) and husband struggles to push it at all (6ft1). It is also starting to feel a bit 'flimsy' now baby weighs about 28lbs.

Red kite basic stroller - non reclining lurid pink stroller that I hate. Was £7 on sainsbury's website on sale, normally about £25 I think. Bought it because it was £7! Currently lives at my mums house.

Graco 'travel system' - got this on ebay for £10:50. Came with a car seat and base. Base went straight to the tip and car seat was never used in the car (didn't trust it). Got this one because we wanted a sturdier pushchair with higher handles that my husband can push. Loved it at first but getting a bit heavy now and takes up most of the car boot so on Saturday will be picking up.....

Cosatto swift lite - £15 from local Facebook selling page. Don't know what it's like as haven't got it yet but if I like it I will be selling the Huack and graco.

I am still lusting after a BJCM though....

TwitchyTail Tue 14-May-13 08:23:44

Sheepasaurus, the BJCM was actually the pushchair I sold. I am officially the only person in the whole universe who didn't like it. Heresy I know.

fairimum Tue 14-May-13 12:04:47

Icandy Cherry - 2nd hand LOVED it, eventually the seat unit clips broke
urban detour for dog walks (too big)
Bugaboo Cameleon - just didn't like it
Nipper 360 double
Phil & teds Sport
Britax Vigour 3
Umbrella stroller for holidays
quinny zapp Xtra
Uppababy Vista (LOVE it!)
Quinny Zapp
Phil & Teds Dot

Sure there are more.... but my Vista is my favourite, have rumble seat and piggy back board, actually have just brought another one 2nd hand (bargain) to keep in the caravan - I LOVE it!! smile

fairimum Tue 14-May-13 12:07:34

ooo had a luna too

fairimum Tue 14-May-13 12:11:28

oo and a bjcm!

Suzieismyname Tue 14-May-13 12:30:31

2 DDs and 2 pushchairs...
How on earth can you afford the money and space for more?
We only bought a second one (silver cross pop) because the first (loola up)was so difficult to fold up and put in the car once DD1 had grown out of the infant carrier.

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