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Pram: Lightweight, adjustable handle, carry cot

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KatyS36 Mon 24-Aug-09 21:55:55

Hi all,

Can anyone suggest a pram that fits the above criteria as myself and my husband are really struggling.

I'm pregnant with my first child and we're having real problems finding a pram we want as the above criteria seem to be exclusive.

I have minor back problems, and really want a pram which is ergonomically right for me. i'm really sensitive to handle height so this has to be adjustable (especially as my husband is much taller). I want as little weight to put in and out of the car as possible and we both really want a carry cot for the first 6 months.

Price probably isn't an issue as we would happily buy second hand if one of the high end prams came out as most suitable for us.

Any suggestions welcome

Many thanks

differentID Mon 24-Aug-09 21:57:21

Bugaboo Cameleon

KatyS36 Mon 24-Aug-09 22:06:29

Ah, yes.

We had ruled that out on cost (we nearly had a fit last weekend) but now we've discovered how much the price comes down on ebay it might be a relistic possibility.


hf128219 Mon 24-Aug-09 22:07:46

Yep, definitely a Bugaboo Cameleon.

ErikaMaye Mon 24-Aug-09 22:10:58

If that's the one you want, check out the Friday Ad, too.

I've opted for the Urban Detour (second hand but lovely condition) - I have problems with my back and am physically disabled. Its 12kg I think, so not the lightest, but reasonably so. Very sturdy. I'm quite short and its a good height for me, and my Dad is very tall, and finds it good for him too

Good luck with your buggy search! (This is my first too, isn't it overwhelming how much you have to take into account???)

lucky1979 Mon 24-Aug-09 23:44:13

Mamas and Papas Ultima 8 in 1 with the MPX chassis. I have bad hips and am tiny so needed something light and easy to deal with and it has all the bits we could possibly need, but is fully adjustable so my gallumphing great DH can manage it as well. I found it much easier to assemble/dissemble than the bugaboo, its all just single clip together rather than mucking about with different attachments and so on.

Deemented Tue 25-Aug-09 07:16:31

What about a first wheels?

I've just bought a twin one(i have a toddler and am pregnant again) but have seen the single ones and they look lovely - fairly lightweight, adjustable handle, carrycot attchment, easy to fold down ect, and reasonably priced too, especially on ebay.

Deemented Tue 25-Aug-09 07:19:59

Oh and the first wheels, you can have child either facing you or facing away.

KatyS36 Tue 25-Aug-09 10:10:11

These are great ideas guys, please keep them coming if there are any other suggestions. I've realised this is a bit of a niche set of criteria.

I've got SPD at the moment and am on crutches, hence a shortlist to start looking at rather that lots of trawling round stores (which I probably can't do) is fantastic.

Hopefully using Google I can have a good look at them and then try and find the easiest access stores and stock them, then go onto EBay if it's one of the ultra expensive models that I'm after.

Thank you

MermaidSpam Tue 25-Aug-09 10:34:43

M&P Luna?

lucky1979 Tue 25-Aug-09 10:39:26

We went to John Lewis, Babies R Us and Mamas and Papas (I'm also on a crutch so understand how horrid it is) - both JL and M&P were really good about finding me somewhere to perch and helping me and my husband get the buggies off display, showing us how to do the assembly and then letting us have a go.

5inthebed Tue 25-Aug-09 10:50:06

Babystyle Oyster.Really light, both parent and forward facing, small to fold. It's just new out as well. The one I've linked comes with the carrycot as well. Really good deal. Comes in different colours.

Icandy Peach. Not sure on the price of this one though, but you can get the carrycot for it as well, and again comes in different colours. Can be both parent and forward facing.


KatyS36 Tue 25-Aug-09 12:06:30

I love the Babystyle Oyster!

The chassis weight is half that of some of the other prams we've looked at.

Thank you

wotmum Tue 25-Aug-09 12:10:08

I'd suggest the Britax Vigour, which comes in 3 or 4 wheeled versions.

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