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Which pram with travel system is ideal?

(23 Posts)
Sweet211 Mon 15-May-17 09:17:57

Hi ladies which travel system is ideal for small cars like ford fiesta. I've seen oyster 2 but it's expensive. Budget is £200 to £300. I'm stuck what to buy

Sunshinegirl82 Mon 15-May-17 09:27:06

You could look at getting a reconditioned Armadillo Flip from mamas and papas. I think it folds up quite small and I think you'd pick one up in your budget in the reconditioned section.

NameChange30 Mon 15-May-17 09:27:44

Presumably you want something reasonably small and light so you can get it in and out of the boot of your car? What are your other criteria? Will you be using it mostly around town, on pavements and in cafes and shops, or doing lots of country walks? Do you have space to store it in your hallway or do you need it to be freestanding when folded so you can fold and stand it in a corner of the hall?

When I was researching travel systems I found the buying guides and reviews on Made For Mums very helpful. Eg www.madeformums.com/reviews-and-shopping/shopping-guides/travel-system-buyers-guide/8296.html

I ended up getting a Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip XT, which is fantastic but slightly above your budget if you want the carrycot as well as the pushchair. (I think you would be unlikely to get the car seat as well for your budget although there are offers, Mothercare sometimes includes a car seat in the package.)

Have you been to Mothercare / John Lewis / etc yet to look at the options?

Sunshinegirl82 Mon 15-May-17 09:27:49

www.mamasandpapas.com/en-gb/reconditioned

NameChange30 Mon 15-May-17 09:30:05

Cross post Sunshine, great minds! wink

www.mamasandpapas.com/en-gb/reconditioned

JohnLapsleyParlabane Mon 15-May-17 09:30:06

We have an Armadillo Flip and got the cocoon instead of the carrycot - it worked well for us

NameChange30 Mon 15-May-17 09:30:31

LOL, identical cross post this time grin

Sweet211 Mon 15-May-17 09:37:11

Name change il be using it for going town to appointments parks and for walks and need something that can fit in boot I was going to get the graco travel system it's cheap on asdas website

Sunshinegirl82 Mon 15-May-17 09:38:27

Haha! It's obviously a popular suggestion!

confusedat23 Mon 15-May-17 09:40:50

OP I have a new shape Ford Fiesta and we are getting the Cosatto Giggle 2

Sparklyuggs Mon 15-May-17 09:58:35

I'd seriously consider a secondhand​ good quality one like the armadillo than a cheap one, but not everyone likes secondhand.

KnockedOutByMyNungaNungas Mon 15-May-17 10:03:41

We got the Cosatto Giggle 2 from Winstanley's Pramworld, Bit more expensive than what you're after but comes with everything including things like footmuff and changing bag, £385 but they did us a deal with the carseat thrown in for free. Worth having a look there as the staff are very friendly and they do great deals!

WonderLime Mon 15-May-17 10:08:46

I know absolutely nothing about travel systems themselves, but have you considered looking for baby groups on Facebook and getting a 2nd hand one? It might give you a lot more flexibility with your budget.

chunk14 Mon 15-May-17 10:32:06

I have the cosatto giggle 2 it fits in our car which is smaller than a fiesta and is great. Mothercare do a deal every now and then on the toodle pip colour (exclusive to them) for £350 where you get a free car seat.

confusedat23 Mon 15-May-17 10:37:10

OP my SIL had the Graco and it was good but so very heavy and hard to manouver! She switched to a Maclaren at 6 Months it was so bad.

arbrighton Mon 15-May-17 10:40:24

Mothercare journey folds up very compact- fits in OH kia rio,
300 all in, new, including car seat (not isofix but really, putting the belt on is NOT that hard)

We couldn't believe prices of other brands/ models when we started looking and this seems perfectly good enough

NameChange30 Mon 15-May-17 10:42:30

I agree with Sparkly, I think a good quality reconditioned or second hand pushchair is better than a cheap new one.

M&P have "as new" and "loved" and they come with a guarantee.

kel1493 Mon 15-May-17 10:47:22

I agree with the post about going to try a few out and see which you like best, and which is most suitable for you. Always a good idea I believe

SnapAttack Mon 15-May-17 10:58:00

Love my out n about and it has adaptorsyou can get to fit with maxi cosI pebble . Isn't the smallest thing but is amazing and best pushchair I have ever used

Nottsangel2015 Mon 15-May-17 11:02:49

We got the joie chrome from mothercare on a deal which included pushchair, carrycot and car seat for £299 it was a bargain. Nearly two years on and still going strong, it is quite big but I love a big basket and it's super comfortable. It is quite large tho when folded, id never manage to fold on the bus. And we have an insignia and it literally takes up the whole boot. My mum has a Punto and the chassis only just fits. Which was fine when she was in the car seat but now I have to take the umbrella fold out with us. So not ideal for smaller cars but just such a good price and lovely to manoeuvre. We had dd 10 weeks early so had to buy one before we had saved enough for anything else x

raviolidreaming Mon 15-May-17 17:27:02

Cosatto Giggle 2 here too, which fits in our VW polo with one of the wheels popped off smile

Sunshinegirl82 Thu 18-May-17 15:13:46

Might be worth a look OP www.argos.co.uk/product/5549384?cmpid=AR768BDY11062T2&_$ja=tsid:11693%7Cprd:%7Ccat:AR768&utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=AR768&utm_medium=Targeted&utm_term=AR768BDY11062T2&utm_content=NURSERY+TOYS+ENTERTAINMENT&2500067841=&25041900739=&TD_mid=2500067841&TD_rid=25041900739

SarahS2404 Sat 20-May-17 18:06:32

They have one in mothercare for £190 ish. Lots of good reviews and a few people I know have had it and no complaints. It's the mothercare roam travel system. smile

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