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So are there any pushchairs out there that are as easy to push as bee+?

(18 Posts)
PetiteMum Thu 02-Jun-11 07:24:00

I am having a hard time finding something with bigger wheels that turns on a dime!

mamaesi Thu 02-Jun-11 07:32:05

no bee is the best! sorry but i love mine and think its the best baby purchase

FriggFRIGG Thu 02-Jun-11 08:31:19

hmmmmm,try :

britax vigour 3
mountain buggy (any)
baby jogger city mini / elite

all have a great push and IMHO are as closeas you'll get to a bee push wize.

Guildfordnanny Thu 02-Jun-11 09:29:25

Agreed with FriggFRIGG.

suzie38 Thu 02-Jun-11 13:24:30

I agree with the Vigours...I've got 3 in my possession at the moment and i feel pushing wise, they are almost on par with Bugaboos.

MonkeysPunk Thu 02-Jun-11 15:03:13

I'm hoping the mountain buggy swift is. It certainly looks like it in the videos on youtube.
I loved the manouverability of the bee, but found pushing it empty if going quickly a struggle due to the front wheels wobbling.
I'll comment further after it arrives.

suzie38 Thu 02-Jun-11 15:04:42

When is it suppose to arrive???

MonkeysPunk Thu 02-Jun-11 16:06:35

well - I paid for next day delivery - so that's tomorrow between 8am and 9pm... - no despatch note yet - although order confirmation has come through.

I really hope it does arrive tomorrow... Not much point them offering next day delivery if they don't actually do it is there. hmm

suzie38 Thu 02-Jun-11 16:19:40

Well crossing my fingers it arrives for you...I'll arrange to collect mine from a store if i go through with my filled in order...I'm out a lot and get fed up of delivery people...Most stuff goes to my parents but buggies are a no no, as my mum rolls her eyes at me!!!

MonkeysPunk Thu 02-Jun-11 17:27:58

Just rang boots to enquire - as order not marked as despatched yet...their customer care assistant said not to worry - some items are sent really late at night and not despatched until then.....although he did waver a bit and say he knew certain buggies were not available for next day delivery - although if checkout let me tick that box for this one - it must be available on the next day service and not to worry..... hmm
If it doesn't come I expect I'll be able to get the next day delivery cost back - but that's not really the point is it.
Maybe I'll just get an "out for delivery" note tomorrow or something.....

MonkeysPunk Thu 02-Jun-11 17:41:08

When does that BOOTS10 code end? I just tried putting the swift in my basket again (without rain/sun covers) to see what delivery options came up (still said "next day" delivery was an option with the buggy on it's own - phew! (unless this is a website error and infact they won't do next day on it)..

But, I tried the code again - and this time it would not accept it - possibly because I've used it already and maybe it's once per person - or did it end 3rd June (I thought it did!)....

MonkeysPunk Thu 02-Jun-11 17:43:06

Not that it matters to me now - I've placed my order, but just see if it'll still work for you.
I bet it's only one use per customer.
I'm sure if not - there'll be another code or promotion soon.
Or - there's always www.practicalpushchairs.co.uk for a low price. smile

Guildfordnanny Thu 02-Jun-11 22:43:34

Monkeys, I would give Boots a call. Theclast time they had a promo like that, it wouldn't accept a code twice online, soI phoned up,and apparently you could have the discount twice and I was refunded the difference.

MonkeysPunk Fri 03-Jun-11 09:13:44

good tip - not actually needing anything from boots right now - but that is a good thing to know for future reference! grin

MonkeysPunk Fri 03-Jun-11 09:15:55

Just to clarify - I did use the code and it worked for me on my actual order - I was just surprised to see it not work - when testing the checkout options post-order to doubly make sure the swift was available for next day delivery...I obviously have too much time on my hands! blush

PetiteMum Fri 03-Jun-11 22:31:39

Interesting..... Now I've had a swift (just sold it) and found it terrible to push! It was v heavy. Heavier than a P&T explorer even!....

MonkeysPunk Sun 05-Jun-11 03:47:08

Mine felt a bit stiff at first, particularly the front swivel mechanism, however plenty of wd40 over the front wheel swivel from underneath has worked a treat. Is lovely to push now. I don't think they're well. Lubricated fresh from the factory.

MonkeysPunk Sun 05-Jun-11 03:47:09

Mine felt a bit stiff at first, particularly the front swivel mechanism, however plenty of wd40 over the front wheel swivel from underneath has worked a treat. Is lovely to push now. I don't think they're well. Lubricated fresh from the factory.

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