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Which pram/ pushchair would suit us best?

(10 Posts)
RickGhastley Thu 08-Sep-11 13:50:04

I'm hoping all you pram experts can help as I'm completely clueless about these things!

Am expecting DC2 and wondering if you can recommend a pram for it. Here's what I need:

Must lie flat and be parent facing for when baby is little
Must be fairly compact as I'll be getting on the bus (I've seen loads of lovely prams but they seem to have widely-spaced back wheels so would not fit down the bus aisle!)
Something that will last a few years, so can convert to a pushchair type arrangement when baby is older
I'll be using it a lot - long school run!
Must have adjustable handles or be OK for tall people (DP!) to push
No need for car seat compatibility as we don't have a car!
Happy to buy new or off eBay, don't really want to spend more than about £250-300

With DC1 we had a crappy M&P thing and switched to a McLaren buggy when he was 6 months old - the McLaren was fab.

Thanks for any advice!

Katiebeau Thu 08-Sep-11 13:55:11

Bugaboo Bee - does all the above re space on bus, facing Mum when little etc. Lie flat good with the Baby nest. We've had ours 3 years - love it, used it countless times,never needed anything else from DDs birth.

Katiebeau Thu 08-Sep-11 13:55:49

Forgot - 200/300 good for an ebay purchase too!

RickGhastley Thu 08-Sep-11 13:57:08

Thanks Katie, my neighbour has one of those and it looks great (and small!)

Will invite myself to neighbours' house and have a test drive of it!

pramsgalore Thu 08-Sep-11 14:02:42

or a bugaboo cameleon, can get them for £300 off ebay,i can get my phil and teds on the bus, so it should go on fine, micralite with carrycot [dp would have to use handle extenders though], maclaren xlr with carrycot,

RickGhastley Thu 08-Sep-11 14:05:18

Thanks pramsgalore I am going to make a list of all these and have a look.

My sister has a practically new XLR I could have, I had no idea you could get a carry cot to go on it. You may have saved me £££££££££!

pramsgalore Thu 08-Sep-11 14:12:33

boots sell them so you would get points aswell
www.boots.com/en/Maclaren-Soft-Carrycot-for-Techno-XLR-Grey_1037379/

pramsgalore Thu 08-Sep-11 14:16:44

as long as your sisters was made 2009 onwards :
NB: Maclaren Soft Carrycot for Techno XLR is only compatable with pushchairs made in 2009 and onwards

aswellasyou Thu 08-Sep-11 21:04:32

I think you'd be surprised how wide a pushchair can be to fit down the aisle of a bus. I've taken 60cm wide pushchairs on buses with plenty or room.
Some in your price range second hand and their widths are:
Stokke Xplory 57cm
Bugaboo Bee 52cm
Bugaboo Cameleon 60cm
iCandy Apple 59cm
iCandy Cherry 58cm
iCandy Peach 60cm
BabyStyle Oyster 56cm
OBaby ZeZu 60cm
Joolz Day/Mamas and Papas Joolz 60cm
Mamas and Papas Urbo 58cm
Mamas and Papas Sola 60cm
Norton Storm 60cm

RickGhastley Fri 09-Sep-11 20:43:28

Wow thanks for taking the time to post those measurements aswellasyou!

I will pop along to John Lewis and have a test drive. I do like the Bee though.

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