Can anyone recommend a really good, sturdy, lightweight pushcair for my 8 month old? I don't drive, so easy folding, width, weight and also a good shopping basket are essential. I got it soooo wrong with the travel system I have now, I don't want to mess it up this time!
I've recently purchased a mamas and papas "Pulse" lightweight stroller... I love it! and so does dd2 (now 20 months)... It's not massively expensive either. Not sure how to do links, but look on the mamas and papas website or john lewis do them I think too.
FlonceyFlossam, I've got a Maclaren Volo which is extremely lightweight with good suspension and very easy to open and close. The only problem is that IMO the seat doesn't give baby/child enough back support so isn't suitable for long trips.
There is another similar pricier Maclaren which seems very popular (almost every other person round here seems to have it)and it has rain cover, adjustable seat. I would guess that the suspension is probably good. I wish I had got this one instead of the Volo.
i can vouch for the pulse too, i have it for my ds and i was gutted when the hire car we had last weekend had a boot that was too short for the pulse(because of all the other luggage we had to take). the car was a renault modus. and like a fool i brought a quinny zapp from ebay as it would fit in the boot of any car, and although i have to say it was small and light weight, i found it much more tricky to fold than the pulse and it didn't recline and it had no basket, so nowhere to store the raincover!
which is why i am now selling it on ebay again, but if anyone is inteerested in a nearly new quinny zapp that cost me £120 you can cat me.
anyway on aless cheeky note pulse pulse pulse!
floss, its fine, i take it on the bus with dd1 and dd2. to fold you need to put your foot on one bit and to use your hand, but i find it ok holding dd2 with the other hand, folding it and carrying it onto the bus.
and its very slim, but dd2 has loads of room.
doesnt lie back fully though, but almost. she has a good sleep in it occasionally.
dont find it heavy, and i have a buggy board on it too
Another vote for the Pulse. Has larger wheels that the MacLarens so easier to push and a bit more comfortable I believe - being a tad too heavt however I can't vouch for that and DD2 (aged 1) doesn't quite have the verbal skills yet.
i have a mothercare strollers it xcomes in 3 designes pink/camo/and blue its light enough for me to pick it up easily with ds in it to get up the staris to my flatt, it folds up small enoguh to get in our nissa micra (thats small) and its sturdy and stylish and only £30!