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themumfairy Thu 11-Jun-15 18:37:15

so me and oh can't decide on a pram. I love the Bugaboo but can't justify spending that much when we have 2 other dc and other stuff to buy. what pram does everyone have and what do you like about it? already got a maxi cosi car seat so I'll just need to get the adaptors for chosen pram.

cathpip Thu 11-Jun-15 18:44:49

Am afraid my theory on pram buying is that the parent who will be using it most has the final decision on purchase!

buntingbingo Thu 11-Jun-15 18:47:38

Try ebay for 2nd had bugaboo. I just got a bee for £250.

nottheOP Thu 11-Jun-15 18:50:05

We used a baby jogger city mini from birth with a carrycot.

Only time I wasn't so keen is when it wasn't parent facing and ds wasn't so keen on the outside world but I'd still recommend it.

What do you need it for? Off road or cities? Do you have a car or public transport? Ideal budget?

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Thu 11-Jun-15 19:09:45

sometimes its best to buy the one you want and best suits your needs 1st rather than trying various cheaper alternatives. I decided on bugaboo bee with dd2 its perfect for me and haven't bought a stroller like many people do. shes 3 now and won't need a buggy much longer. been well worth the money and will get at least half what I paid back. the bugaboos also hold their value v well so can sell once you have finished using it.

themumfairy Thu 11-Jun-15 19:12:04

I drive so something that folds up into the boot. mainly shopping in town and school run. I love the icandy peach but wanted to know what others thought. I tend to go on looks and not the practicality of it so I'm hoping to get some ideas here. about 500 quid is most I think as I've got my heart set on others things that cost quite a lot like the baby swing and highchair. I had second hand prams with each of my ds' and this might be my last pregnancy and would love a brand new one. also the last two broke on me mid way through town shock wheels fell off shock

Topsy34 Thu 11-Jun-15 19:25:44

We had a mutsy with ds and we will be re using it this time round, it was easy to fold, you could attach the maxi cosi, carry cot or seat.

They come on ebay every now and then, new they are quite pricey

HelenF350 Thu 11-Jun-15 19:31:55

Joie chrome. Massive shopping basket, folds up tiny, reasonably priced.

GlitzAndGigglesx Thu 11-Jun-15 19:37:04

Cosatto have a nice range. I have my eye on the pixelated design

Paddingtonthebear Thu 11-Jun-15 19:38:40

Baby jogger city mini. Or if you can stretch your budget further, Uppababy vista

BreeVDKamp Thu 11-Jun-15 19:39:45

Oyster Max!! Love it! It can be made into a tandem too, I'm guessing the normal single Oyster would be the same quality. V sturdy, nice big wheels, looks good, big basket.

LumpyCustard69 Thu 11-Jun-15 19:46:13

I am a massive Maclaren xlr buggy fan!!!! No idea about any of the others.
It fits in most car boots. It's not too heavy. I love them!!!

Skiptonlass Thu 11-Jun-15 20:22:10

Team emmaljunga here!

Incredibly well built, last forever (our friends have had theirs through four kids and still going) and handles all weathers.

Not for anyone who needs a lightweight pram or needs to carry it up stairs, but if you have space it's great.

Looked at the bugaboos but they just look too flimsy to handle a Swedish winter. They do look nice though and I imagine they'd be city friendly.

Stinkylinky Thu 11-Jun-15 21:28:24

Love my Venicci Mini

Bluepetra Fri 12-Jun-15 01:01:49

Quinny Buzz Xtra ! Looks good too

SycamoreMum Fri 12-Jun-15 01:19:46

Im still raving about my Quinny Moodd a year later smile Best investment and will definitely last a few more years.

frangipani13 Fri 12-Jun-15 09:16:40

We just bought a cosatto giggle 2 which is super light and looks ace but you won't be able to use your car seat with it. Our second choice was the icandy strawberry 2 v similar to the bee and comes with the carry cot and older child's seat.

goodnessgraciousgouda Fri 12-Jun-15 11:18:12

Has anyone tried out, or know anyone who has tried out, the new "egg" pushchair?

It looks fantastic, and although pricey, it's still cheaper than bugaboo's or the uppababy vista range.

themumfairy Fri 12-Jun-15 18:29:05

I've just an advert for egg pushchair in m&b magazine and I love the look of it. reviews?

Cheshirehello79 Fri 12-Jun-15 19:32:22

I'm looking to get a bugaboo3 - they hold their value so you won't lose out - they are currently on offer kiddicare :-)

Matilda30 Fri 12-Jun-15 20:13:48

We spent ages on pram hunt and settled on an icandy strawberry 2 as it's parent or world facing, steers well, is relatively light, is maxi cosi compatible and fits in a small car

TheJunctionBaby Sat 13-Jun-15 02:42:03

I'm having DC #4 and I sprung for the uppababy vista. I obviously haven't used it with baby yet, but I LOVE it. With DC 1&2 I had a graco travel system ('twas way before pushchairs became so fancy and expensive!), and with dc3 I had a baby weaver travel system. A good budget buy that looked like the more expensive ones. With this my last, I wanted something practical and well made, but also stylish.

TheJunctionBaby Sat 13-Jun-15 02:44:37

Forgot to say that I also have a maxi cosi car seat and bought adapters to attach to vista frame

Ilovenannyplum Sat 13-Jun-15 04:29:13

I had a cosatto giggle which I had to return as it was a faulty collapsing one but they lied to me and said it was ok when they knew it wasn't. I do not trust Cosatto now and point blank refuse to buy any of their products even though they do look fab

We got a mothercare expedior, it was a bloody bargain and it's still going strong 10 months later

lastnightiwenttomanderley Sat 13-Jun-15 05:54:08

Another team Vista here! I found the reversible handle on the bugaboo Chameleon annoyed me, and we'd trash a Bee living where we do.

Junction did you get your vista 2nd hand? should already come with maxi cosi adaptors?

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