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maclarens techno pushchair - do they go completely flat?

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ipanemagirl Mon 21-Jul-08 18:06:05

relatives are kindly offering to buy one of these for us, but I want to know if they go completely flat or not? Are they really completely fine from birth?

misdee Mon 21-Jul-08 18:08:16

they do go almost completly flat. not quite 180 degrees but they are the flattest lying stroller available.

i am a big advocate of babies lying flat, and hate to see babies in strollers that are unsitable. but the maclaren techno gets my vote as ok from birth. i would pad it out a bit with a sheepskin though.

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Mon 21-Jul-08 18:09:10

They do go totally flat yes. I have one.

differentID Mon 21-Jul-08 18:09:34

I second misdee- it's almost completely flat and the straps can be set at a lower position for a newborn

CoolYourJets Mon 21-Jul-08 18:10:17

They are nice but I prefer my chicco for (4) me as it folds smaller and you can have it rear facing.

ipanemagirl Mon 21-Jul-08 18:14:17

Many thanks all!
Coolyourjets... which chicco is that? Just so I can compare and contrast?

So I really really really don't need a pram do I???

I know if I had an enormous house and staff I would, of course, have a silver cross Heritage special to leave in my capacious entrance hall near my Bernini statue. But I just don't have that much space!! (or money for that matter!!)

goingfor3 Mon 21-Jul-08 18:16:30

DS was quite a big baby but he didn't look comfortable in the maclaren xt until he was about 6 weeks old even with a sheepskin.

ipanemagirl Mon 21-Jul-08 18:19:32

goingfor3 did you have a pram?? Do I need a pram????!!!!!

(anxious antenatal expression emoticon)!!!

misdee Mon 21-Jul-08 18:20:35

if u don want to spend loads on a pram if u dont thinjk you'd use it much beyond a couple of months then look on ebay for one

goingfor3 Mon 21-Jul-08 18:22:47

I do have a pram so am comparing my pram to the buggy which doesn't look as comfortable. You don't need a pram if you have a maclaren techno as they are suitable from birth.

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Mon 21-Jul-08 18:25:40

I wish I hadn't bothered buying a pram.
Such a waste of money.

I'm very happy with techno. Wheels are bigger than a normal stroller, and it's a bit better than a normal stroller. A really good buggy. I like the 'window' in the hood so you can just lean forward and see if your child is asleep.

CoolYourJets Mon 21-Jul-08 18:26:33

I have had a number of prams and I would have had one if I had had this one first.


My older one stands on the step on the back and she is very comfy leaning back against the handle. NOt in your way like a buggy board either.

CoolYourJets Mon 21-Jul-08 18:28:16

You can get a soft cradle too if you want lovely for teeny ones


MrsTittleMouse Mon 21-Jul-08 18:39:28

I had a Techno and DD went into it from birth. It's much more cosy than a regular Maclaren buggy and it does go completely flat. We had the cosy-toes thing and even though DD was born in October I never worried about her getting cold.

We just didn't have room for a bulky pram, and I couldn't face buying something that she would only be in for a few months.

CoolYourJets Mon 21-Jul-08 18:55:53

<blush Techno was my fav until I got a chicco.

MrsJamin Mon 21-Jul-08 19:09:02

I have a techno and love it, lots of other mums who bought hefty travel systems are now asking themselves why they didn't just buy a techno to begin with. It's very light and easy to put up and down. The only downside is that I feel that I missed out on seeing him as it's not rear-facing. But you can't have everything!

beckmo Mon 21-Jul-08 19:59:05

Wish I'd bought a techno from the start...I got a bugaboo and ended up getting a techno when DD was 6 months and never use the bugaboo now.Techno sooo much easier and DD loves it. With a sheepskin she would have been fine from birth and I used the sling mostly when she was tiny anyway. If I could do it again I'd get a techno XLR...they are fantastic and more padded.

elkiedee Mon 21-Jul-08 20:13:11

I think you could manage without a pram, I don't have a Techno but would like one for DC2 due in the New Year. If you decide that you should try and get a pram for a short space of time at the beginning, you could try your local Freecycle, and pass it on again as soon as you've finished with it. I appreciate space constraints though, as I don't want to be trying to get around with a double buggy when I've only got one child with me (I will briefly have 2 under 2).

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