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Stokke Xplory with a buggy board vs P&T....advice needed please!

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dal21 Mon 19-Oct-09 08:01:52

Hi - I know this topic keeps coming up but I have been unable to find any posts where someone who has owned a stokke has experience of what a stokke is like with a buggy board fitted.

I love love love my stokke, however with baby number 2 on the way, am seriously wondering whether I have to sell the Stokke and invest in a P&T.

DS will be 2.4 when the baby comes; and although he walks the majority of the time, there are occasional times that he does still want to sit in his pushchair.

I refuse to hold onto the stokke and buy a P&T aswell. The stokke is in mint condition and reckon will be able to get £400 for it...but I dont want to regret getting rid of a travel system that i adore for a p&t that may rarely get used!

Please help! Oh, and have to use one of these. grin

whyme2 Mon 19-Oct-09 08:17:47

I think you would not get much use from a P&t by the sound of it. However if your baby is due soon ie as winter sets in there is definately an advantage to having both children tucked away from the weather if you are out a lot.
But at 2.4 I suspect your ds will be wanting to walk more than sit.
My ds was 22 months when dd was born so was younger but I sold my p&t when he was 2.8.
Sorry I don't have any experience of a Stokke.

roary Mon 19-Oct-09 10:50:24

Neither: sling! If you carry the baby for the first while, then the older child can ride when tired, and at 2.4 is not going to want to be in the pushchair for much longer anyway. Try the Ergo with infant insert or the Moby or Kari-Me wraps.

(we love our pushchair too and I refuse to get a double, so this is what we'll be doing - TBH, I had our daughter in the sling most of the time for the first months anyway). Also, for all the P&T lovers out there, there are haters: I know a few people with kids who HATED sitting in the bottom).

MrsBadger Mon 19-Oct-09 10:55:16

tbh I don;t think the Xplory is very good with a buggyboard - the fitfinder for the Lascal (ie most popular) one only gives it 5/10 for compatibility thus...

EffiePerine Mon 19-Oct-09 11:17:35

We had a similar age gap and went for the P&T: I love it and it was esp good when DS2 was a newborn. But then I walk a lot (2+ miles to playgroup, a mile into town) so needed a good double option. DS2 now walks a fair amount but still needs to use the buggy after a while.

mistletoekisses Mon 19-Oct-09 13:21:04

Thanks everyone for the replies. (Am the OP Btw - name changed this morning)

I too was thinking about the sling/ buggy combo and may well give that a go. The simple fact is that DS simply doesnt stay in his buggy for more than 10 mins already. Plus, DS will still be going to nursery 3 days a week, so there will only be 2 days where I will have baby and DS to contend with. I may well just bite the bullet and see how DS gets on.
We are also planning on getting DS a balance bike for Christmas, so it may be that when we are out and about, he prefers to be on his bike!

FlightAttendant Mon 19-Oct-09 13:24:25

I wouldn't do Stokke/board. It's like buying a million quid mansion in Highgate and sticking an Argos conservatory on the front.

Get the P&T, there are times however good a walker your toddler is, when you just need to bung them both in a get a move on.


Megglevache Mon 19-Oct-09 13:25:35

Dal- Stokke's arn't going for as much as they used to. I used a BB on mine and it was a disaster- sorry.

I bought a P&T's which was pretty crap after a Xplory but it did the job.

The P&T really came into it's own when my baby was bigger and it definitely was worth the money.

MrsBadger Mon 19-Oct-09 13:26:12

rofl at conservatory grin - the pics on the Buggyboard site do look a bit like that

tbh I am a bit surprised Stokke havent; brought out their own fiendishly expensive one specially designed for the Xplory

Megglevache Mon 19-Oct-09 13:26:14

LOL at Highgate mansion, Xplorys aren't that poshe! grin

FlightAttendant Mon 19-Oct-09 13:35:37

You take my point though, it's a work of art - it can't be diminished by any sort of 'added thing'

mistletoekisses Mon 19-Oct-09 18:00:40

LOL at flightattendant - I do completely see what you mean. Very good analogy.grin

I am wondering where the p&t haters are. is there an underground movement? All I have come across are rave reviews for the p&t. Come out come out whereever you all are, would love to hear all the feedback!

My only reticence about the p&t is that I really feel sorry for the baby stuck in the back. They get to see the back of the toddler. Lucky them!

Megglevache - thanks for the feedback. What do you mean by BB on yours? do you mean buyback? I looked on ebay yesterday and there are a few going for the £400 mark and I have the baby bag on top of those ones going.

<<Mistletoekisses wanders off in sombre mood as she contemplates parting with her beloved stokke>>

FlightAttendant Mon 19-Oct-09 18:03:15

Meg means a buggy board I fink grin

mistletoekisses Mon 19-Oct-09 18:10:50

Good god. Tis official. This pregnancy has turned me into a total dunce. Thanks FA!

FlightAttendant Mon 19-Oct-09 18:13:12

LOL grin it gets us all that way...

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