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Out of curiosity............. what pram is THE 1 for you??

(26 Posts)
Nicplus2 Sun 11-Sep-11 19:00:04

I have yet to find one that ticks all my boxes have yo lol

What would you reccomend to a novice smile

Purplebuns Sun 11-Sep-11 19:03:11

I have three... I don't need any more though if that helps? grin

musttidyupmusttidyup Sun 11-Sep-11 19:08:05

Bugaboo bee. Wished I'd bought mine for dc1 rather than dc3! Love it. Nimble, light, easy to fold, takes a buggy board, can push with one hand .... Only prob I think is it won't take a big toddler.

SurprisEs Sun 11-Sep-11 19:14:45

Bugaboo chameleon. But Stokke sits right next to it in my list of good prams. Chameleon wins though fir one reason only. The chameleon fully reclines facing reward or forward. Stokke doesn't recline fully if facing forward and I hate seeing floppy necks.

pramsgalore Sun 11-Sep-11 19:20:12

i have almost, i have got singles down to two perfect ones for me,
orbit - huge seat, which can be pf, ff or sideways, great panniers for shopping and great basket underneath and easy to push even one handed.
mima xari - looks great, not bad storage, pushes like a dream, marks just wipe off, love it
my all time fav double has to be phil and teds verve, its just a great all rounder

ExpensivePants Sun 11-Sep-11 19:21:01

Bee, just. Narrowly pips the Apple for me because it's small and light.

StellaAndFries Sun 11-Sep-11 19:24:09

I have two, bugaboo bee for when I only need a single, it's so lightweight and a dream to push, lovely fabrics and some lovely customs available for them, buggy board is easy to use, forward and rear facing and my 2y13mo dd4 still fits in it fine and it will last her until she doesn't need a pushchair anymore.

The other is a p&t sport for when I need a double, the easiest double I've used and I've had a lot due to having a 13 month gap between dd3 and dd4.

Purplebuns Sun 11-Sep-11 19:33:51

Ok I have the Bee+ which is great and my day to day around town, and if I go near a bus pushchair.
Mountain Buggy for our walks across muddy woods, which the Bee+ can't cope with and neither can my Cameleon.
My Bug Cameleon a bit heavy now DD is 2 1/4 but excellent for comfort and warmth or if I am out late and need her to sleep (rare) and perfect for little babies and until they get heavy.
I love all of them and they meet all my needs.

I have always fancied a Stokke Xplory though.

welliesandpyjamas Sun 11-Sep-11 19:37:58

Close call between the Babystyle Oyster and the Mutsy 4 Rider Light.......but will let the Oyster win because the angle of the handle at short setting meant I kept kicking the pushchair as I rushed strode along smile

Nicplus2 Sun 11-Sep-11 19:38:17

AAAh interesting, the bee always seems to come up trumps my dd2 is 6 weeks and i bought her pram a bit spur of the moment for some reason ( babystyle oyester plush ) and already i realise i dont feel the love for it grin

So the reason behind my thread is to suss out my next victim for it to be the 1...

So thanks for the replies so far... keep em coming.

Bee owners - would you put a small baby in the bee/ am i right n thinking they need a cocoon

welliesandpyjamas Sun 11-Sep-11 19:38:17

(on the mutsy handle)

StellaAndFries Sun 11-Sep-11 19:40:28

I personally would use a cocoon for a newborn as they seem a bit open without one.

pramsgalore Sun 11-Sep-11 19:47:40

get a mima xari they are lush and at the moment different to what everyone else has

Tiggywunkle Sun 11-Sep-11 19:49:08

The iCandy Peach for me. I love it. The Chameleon was good but the Peach is much better in so many ways. But my cheaper option is always the Baby Jogger City Mini. It takes some beating as an all rounder (apart from it doesn't parent face).

pramsgalore Sun 11-Sep-11 19:49:09

if i had a little baby that would be the one i would have for sure

ExpensivePants Sun 11-Sep-11 19:50:04

Yes definitely get the cocoon. Will be getting one when dd2 is born. I only got my Bee when dd1 was about 18 months old. A friend has been using hers for her d

ExpensivePants Sun 11-Sep-11 19:50:42

Bum

For her dd since birth and she's lovely and snug in the cocoon.

Grumpla Sun 11-Sep-11 19:51:00

My ancient Mountain Buggy. I paid peanuts for it on eBay and I love it so. I wish I could find am equally ancient carrycot for it for number 2 though...

musttidyupmusttidyup Sun 11-Sep-11 21:09:36

Yes def get a cocoon. My DD i nearly 7 months and still uses it. I would def have used it (with cocoon) when she was a newborn, You can buy them on Ebay in great condition for £25-£30 and they sell on afterwards too.
You WILL feel the love OP grin

suzie38 Sun 11-Sep-11 21:28:45

Bumbleride Flyer for me...Also loving my Donkey but still pondering on whether to sell it to get a Xari especially as i think it'll fit in my new car with wheels taken off and the split seat flipped down whereas the Donkey really is not going to fit...40th pushchair for my 40th Birthday!!!

2to3 Sun 11-Sep-11 21:31:06

Nipper 360 - it's an all round winner!

fairimum Mon 12-Sep-11 08:00:57

Uppababy vista hands down smile

LikeACandleButNotQuite Mon 12-Sep-11 09:39:07

I've got a Maclaren XLR with snuggly carrycot. I will NOT [keep strong emoticon] be buying another pram ever.

Lasts from birth to whenever, car seat clips in, easy fold, easy store, no way is it even remotely trendy (coveting the Bee in blue though).

The price was perfect for us, and everyone we know ends up with a Maclaren anyways, so I thought i'd just go straight to it.

MonkeysPunk Mon 12-Sep-11 10:18:34

Uppababy Vista without a doubt. Easy to use, a dream to push, huge basket can carry oodles of groceries, a family picnic, or several older siblings school bags.
An organically lined carry cot, which is suitable for overnight sleeping is included.
The pushchair seat is roomy, the hood has a breezy panel, for viewing baby if forward facing, or just ventilation in hot weather. It's very quick and easy to reverse the seat or recline it. The bumper bar opens either side gate style, ideal for letting toddlers in or out.
All components, fabric and build quality are excellent and the product is both comfortable and durable.
It is also easy to push on most terrains. Perhaps not extreme mountain, bog or swamp or pebble beach or loose sand. But park, woods, mulch, gravel, cobbles, kerbs, rough uneven pavements and tracks are all fine.

BuntyCollocks Tue 13-Sep-11 20:14:49

Stokke xplory. I love mine

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