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Budget holiday buggy for tall (over 110cm) toddler

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maybeau Sat 20-Jun-15 00:13:33

My daughter is 3 and measures 110cm last time I checked (she wears around age 5 clothes depending on what it is). She hasn't used a pushchair since she was around 18 months/2 years, insisting on walking endlessly.

We're thinking of taking a last minute holiday at some point over the summer but there's no way we could travel without a buggy just in case.
I've seen there are a few threads (old now) of a similar subject, so sorry if you've seen all this before, but the buggys people were suggesting were £100's.
I'm looking for budget/second hand that she would fit in without legs dragging on the ground or head flopping off the top of the back rest (seriously, she looks like a drunk adult has passed out in a pushchair).

I'd really appreciate hearing from parents with kids over 110cm to hear how they get on with their buggys/stroller etc?

maybeau Sat 20-Jun-15 00:14:31

I'm sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place, I'm totally confused!

cakebaby Sun 21-Jun-15 22:41:24

Can't help with advice but I'd ask MNHQ to move this to chat or travel for traffic

3boys3dogshelp Sun 21-Jun-15 22:47:01

2nd hand baby jogger city mini? Brilliant for tall children as the back rest is long and the U.S. Weight limit is 20kg rather than 15kg, reclines and has a brilliant big hood for keeping the sun off your little one without a parasol while they sleep. I love ours and always take it on holidays now.

3boys3dogshelp Sun 21-Jun-15 22:48:58

My ds2 (5!) jumped in it for a rest when we were in London at Easter - he was 123cm when I last checked and is in age 7 clothes. He obviously looked too big in it but he did fit!

JassyRadlett Sun 21-Jun-15 22:49:16

I second the Baby Jogger - DS is a tall nearly 4 and still fits comfortably. We still use it for days out in London and similar days with lots of walking.

maybeau Mon 22-Jun-15 17:29:40

Thank you cakebaby, if i can figure out how I'll do that!
And thank you 3boys3dogshelp and jassyradlet. Another question: I've heard a lot of bad stuff about 3 wheelers and them tipping over. Do you think this could be an issue?

JassyRadlett Mon 22-Jun-15 17:32:00

Have had ours 3 years and it's never tipped over - it has quite a low centre of gravity I think.

JassyRadlett Mon 22-Jun-15 17:36:10

Also - the front wheel is a double so really two wheels together - which might make it more stable than one with a single front wheel?

The only thing I do differently with a 3-wheeler is going backwards off trains so the 2 back wheels hit the platform first.

cakebaby Mon 22-Jun-15 19:20:16

We have 3 wheeler & ive had no problems with it. If you report your own thread & ask it to be moved that should do it!

3boys3dogshelp Mon 22-Jun-15 20:38:45

I have had mine for 3 or 4 years and have never had a problem.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Jun-15 10:32:06

We will be moving this thread over to Travel Advice, shortly.

Thanks! flowers

maybeau Sun 28-Jun-15 01:12:33

Thank you everyone, this has all been very helpful, though a second hand baby jogger is still out of my price range unfortunately sad will keep looking!

Hersetta427 Fri 03-Jul-15 12:48:15

Any Maclaren will do the job nicely - my 3 yr old occasionally uses his if he is tired.

A quest or a techno XT - I would look to see if you can pick one up fairly cheaply.

caker Fri 03-Jul-15 12:54:31

Baby Jogger City mini GT is larger than the standard one. Maybe affordable on Gumtree etc?

Scotinoz Fri 03-Jul-15 13:46:39

Uppababy GLuxe. They're pretty tall.

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