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cheapish rear facing buggy?

(23 Posts)
CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 24-Dec-10 10:18:16

right, I am so not a pushchair person, so need a few basic pointers.

dd1 was very happy in her maclaren xlr from birth. we've still got it, so i didn't bother getting anything new for dd2.

dd2 is 8 weeks, and hates the buggy. I think she might be a little better in something rear-facing, but don't really want to spend bugaboo money.

Doesn't need to look good, go off road, or have any bells and whistles. I'd be happy getting something designed from 3mth+ and sling her until then. any suggestions?

happyfairy Fri 24-Dec-10 10:21:58

how much do you want to spend roughly?

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 24-Dec-10 10:25:17

as little as possible grin

would £300 cover it? I really have no idea...

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 10:27:11

Second hand Loola Up was my first thought on reading the title, though for £300 you could probably get a better one. I'd look at the Loola Up and also the Britax Vigour.

FairyTaleOfNewYork Fri 24-Dec-10 10:39:15

check boots.com

britax smart rear faces and is £150

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 24-Dec-10 10:45:13

excellent - thanks for the pointers. will have a good look after Christmas.

happyfairy Fri 24-Dec-10 11:00:12

you can get quite a lot for 300!

i had a loola and i loved it!

also the my3/4 at mothercare? or the babystyle oyster?

also ebay is good bet you could get a bargain how about a bugaboo bee sure you could ge one for around that ?

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 24-Dec-10 11:42:02

just spotted a loola for £175 at mothercare, and i like that you can use it from birth without a carry cot.

might give it a whirl....

thanks

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 12:08:15

The Loola isn't as good as the Loola Up - beware! The Loola doesn't quite lie flat for example whereas the Loola Up does.

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 12:09:19

(I did use the Up from birth without a carrycot and it was lovely. Also love the reversible snuggly/breathable seat cover!)

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 12:12:40

shock wow, they've gone up in price! I bought a brand new one (ex display) for £218 2.5 years ago!

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 12:14:05

Ah - John Lewis have the Loola Up for £220.

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 12:16:10

Or amazon for £220 in 3 colours. (Sorry I'll stop now!)

One of my friends has a ZeZu, which seems OK.

I really like the purple one but somehow doubt that's reason enough to bring another child into the world grin

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 13:12:42

Wow Jenai, that looks good grin

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 24-Dec-10 15:31:21

ooh, thanks for all the links. I do like both the Loola Up (note taken wink) and the purple thingie. Will mull it over and probably decide on boxing day.

BTW - DH thinks I am mental, and that rear-facing will not make dd2 any happier in the buggy. I am prepared to wager the money as I am not as comfortable using the sling as he is. Does anyone have any experience of DCs being happier rear-facing <desperate>?

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 15:49:30

There's research which says it helps their speech development..? If you google parent facing speech development maybe that would help?

I'd also go into mothercare and try your DD out in the loola or the loola up if they have one in display.

Tabitha8 Fri 24-Dec-10 16:10:11

If you don't mind how it folds, there are lots of rearfacers. Eg: Check out the Mamas and Papas website:
The Sola gets good comments.
Not so the Urbo, because of the chassis, though I love the hood.

ICandy make rear facers.

DS is 18 mths and still rear-facing. I've tried him forward facing once or twice and he just keeps turning round to look at me.

ArthurPewty Fri 24-Dec-10 16:26:10

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CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 27-Dec-10 19:37:51

thanks everyone. i spotted a loola up for £165 at boots, so have ordered that.

i hope dd2 appreciates it!

fairimum Mon 27-Dec-10 20:02:22

loving my zapp Xtra £180

emmaand3 Tue 28-Dec-10 14:37:55

Hi just wanted to add that I too have and love the Quinny xtra and I have seen it on offer at a few places now for under £200. This is forward and rear facing, plus it dtrives really well.

Nicplus1and1baking Wed 29-Dec-10 20:40:54

fairmum where did you get the zapp for that price if you dont mind me asking, my friend is pregnant and fancying it smile

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