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pushchair - lightweight and from birth - ideas?

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motherpeculiar Mon 16-May-05 15:20:11

I know it's been asked before but I am totally confused as to what to get so wondered if any of you can help sort me out

Have two DDS - one almost 3yr and the second almost 6 weeks. I currently have a P&T E3 which is great for the park and when I've got both DDS together but I want something more lightweight and easy to fold to take on hols and use on public transport. It only needs to accomodate one of the DDs as I will use a sling for DD2 if DD1 is in there, or make DD1 walk if DD2 is in there (still with me?). But it does need to be versatile, i.e ok for a 3 year old and for a new born.

Did have an old McLaren Techno but it has bitten the dust. Hated the brakes but I think these have now changed. I couldn't stand trying to deal with those sideswipe brakes again so a definite requirement of this new buggy is that it has decent press down brakes. However, I think this rules out the cheaper McLArens - triumph, quest etc - anyone know if I am right?

So, anyone know of a decent quality lightweight buggy that
1. can lie flat
2. has different brakes to the old Techno
3. is easy to fold when dealing with two kids

going on hols early next month so need to sort something out PRONTO

thanks

MP

mummylonglegs Mon 16-May-05 15:28:23

I asked almost the same question a while ago and was encouraged to look at the Mamas and Papas Pulse, which I did, and I got one a few weeks ago and it's brilliant. It's suitable from birth, same dimensions folded as a MacLaren but with slightly larger wheels so not so bumpy, but best of all it's got proper brakes!!! I love it. It cost about £70.

flum Mon 16-May-05 15:30:15

maclaran - brakes still sh*te

motherpeculiar Mon 16-May-05 15:56:13

mummyLL - where did you get the Pulse? is it easy to fold? are the handles comfy? is it good quality - i.e. built to last - do you think?
feel kind of weird moving from McLaren as they are so popular and that's what I am used to but those brakes - no way! I thought the new techno had the press down ones but maybe not.

p.s. I did search for your thread but couldn't find - my searching skills obv not up to much!

motherpeculiar Mon 16-May-05 20:54:18

anyone else know anything about the M&P Pulse? kiddicare don't seem to do it and I can't find it anywhere else...

anyone else got any other ideas or thoughts on the techno vs. pulse? I did check out the new techno in mothercare today and they do seem to have changed the brakes after all - are they any better now does anyone know?

sweetkitty Mon 16-May-05 20:56:55

I love my techno XT never had a problem with the barkes, only gripe is it tips when you have 4 bags of heaving shopping on the handles

pootlepod Mon 16-May-05 21:02:38

how about this

hotmama Mon 16-May-05 21:04:29

I have got the M&P Pulse for holidays - fab. Got mine from John Lewis was £85 and is a stock item so no waiting for delivery. If you look on the M&P website it is detailed under travel products.

The Pulse does lie really flat (fab when dd goes to sleep), has a good size net basket underneath and comes with a rain cover. HTH

motherpeculiar Tue 17-May-05 12:28:37

thanks - will head off to John Lewis when DD2 wakes up and see what I think of the pulse in the flesh, so to speak

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