We are currently using a graco citisport for ds2 and it's killing me pushing him on the school run as I am still recovering from spd. My mum also uses it and is having trouble too. I'm dreading just taking him anywhere now because it's hurting me but he only started walking at 17 months, just can't make it to the school or the local shops.
I just want something fairly compact as we have a double mountain buggy already for the dt's, relatively easy to fold & stick in the car to take to my mum's house and most of all easy to push so preferably bigger tyres than the citisport. Have looked at the graco Expedition but don't think I can manage with fixed wheel, would drive me crazy. I wanted to buy secondhand as we only need it for under a year really and have two double buggies already!
I used a Mothercare Citilite (essentially the same as a Citisport) with DS and had to stop using it before he was two. It's great for little ones but difficult to manage when they're older. I never did find a good lightweight buggy for an older child, I used a Maclaren Volo for DS but I wasn't ever truly happy with it. Perhaps the large wheeled Maclaren (the Techno I think) would suit you. There ought to be plenty available second-hand.
I'm drooling over the Mountain Buggy Swift for my next child, but obviously that isn't cheap nor available second-hand, and it's probably on compact in comparison to the full-size MB and not compared to a Citisport.
I have a baby jogger city mini double and it's great, but too expensive to buy 2nd hand I think. Can't find any nippers 2nd hand at all, otherwise a good option thanks cargirl. I don't want to spend much as it's only short-term & can't be used for the dt's for obvious reasons! I hadn't considered a techno, bran, will have a look, I had a quest years ago but only used it until ds1 was 1 I think.
Did consider a p&t which could also use for the twins, but they seem a bit bulky and heavy to fold?
I'm selling my BJ city mini, bought it & haven't used as dd now walks everywhere. No raincover I'm afraid. I was wanting £85 plus post, you could prob sell it on afterwards and get some money back or use it with a buggy board on for your dt?
did consider micralite but fastfold looks too small and toro too expensive.
would maclaren or baby jogger actually be easier to push, the wheels look no different to the graco I have already? Tempted by baby jogger, car girl but was thinking of £60 tops really, dp will kill me for buying another buggy I think, just told me we're meant to be saving not spending but then he doesn't do the school run does he?
I think the urbans are too big really for what I'm looking for Elmo, thanks, quite heavy to shift into the car. I am thinking about the city mini, car girl but Argo is doing them new for £95 I noticed & I have £30 to spend there so could fudge it with dp. You're prob.right about 3 wheels being easier, I find the turning the hardest, can feel my hips aching with the citisport.
Micralite FF seat is actually fine for a big child, they just push the fabric aside, but not as would cause discomfort. So worth checking out as it feels weightless with my 3.5 year old in compared to even big 3 wheelers, let only when compared to a buggy of its weight and size.
They all seem to have pretty small wheels and don't think they'd push any better on bumpy pavement than my graco tbh, but thanks NA. I saw a microlite today and the seat seemed absolutely tiny, not quite sure what you mean about the fabric AM? It did seem great in every other respect though, loved the look of it and really compact to fold I think?