I normally walk to school with DD and then home again in the afternoons. It's about a 2 mile trip each way, up and down a hill. There is no way DD can manage the walk in the afternoons, and TBH I prefer to have her in a buggy in the mornings because it's quicker!
We've worked our way through various prams etc and ended up with a cheapy 30 quid offering from Mothercare a few months ago. It is completely knackered and pushing 2.5 stone of DD uphills twicw a day everyday is doing even more damage to my seriously dodgy back and leg. Can anyone recommend a buggy big enough for a tall 2.8 year old that will stand up to serious battering and doesn't cost the earth? Are any of the new maclarens any good? Prior to mothercare c**p we had a daytripper and that did nearly 12 months before I wrecked it....
DD walking all that way, especially after a full day at school is not an option!
I;m on my second Mothercare Jive £35 one. I find them okay, but the first one wore out after about 8mths. I put it down to the fact that I overload it with shopping all the time. So we bought him another one as I assumed he wouldn't be in it for long. My ds is 2.4yrs but he isn't a big lad.
I was really surprised at the jump in price from the the £35 jive buggy..... the next lot seemed to be around the £70-£100 mark. I'm intersted to see the suggestion you get for when my Mothercare one gives in again.
M2T, Mumsnet may have been useless, but DH went and got a Mothercare Urban Detour all by himself (fall on floor in dead faint!) it's fantastic and as you're planning no.2 is fine from birth and has a sort of step that tired toddlers can sit on. It is quite bulky though so perhaps not great if you've only got a small car or use public transport a lot.
Actually M2T I'm getting suspicious, he bought me posh dress for a wedding we're going to in December (think it's in your neck of the woods, aren't you in Glasgow?) and now went to mothercare and got a buggy all on his own. Really out of character!! He's very proud because he got the ex-display model for half-price.
we have a maclaren techno xt from kiddicare £99.99 included delivery - £150.00 from mothercare - it is fab my DS is 20months but a very very tall one - helooks about 3 and it sit him very comfortably and it lies down to