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I have always been rather indifferent about prams, but now...

(7 Posts)
PacificDogwood Sun 23-Oct-11 21:50:14

... I find myself wondering whether we should get a new one.

DS4 is 19 months old. The MacLaren XLR which was bought for DS3 about 3 years ago is a bit... well, knackered (suspension ruined due to chronic overloading with shopping etc blush).

DS3 is 3 1/2 years and really, really does not need any kind of pram at all any more, but likes to sneak into the 'available' side of our Out'n'About DoubleNipper which I still sometimes use for shopping or to transport DS1's and 2's scooters back home from school.

So, MN pram gurus, should I look into getting another buggy-type thing? Pushable and foldable with one hand, turns on a sixpence, room for some shopping? Any suggestions? Anything good that might be available second hand (hey, my wedding dress was 'pre-loved' - I am not precious grin)?

Or should I just use the tired XLR to death??

Gawn, make the decision for me.

Tiggywunkle Sun 23-Oct-11 22:28:40

If you like the XLR why not get another? Equally if the Nipper suits you then try out a single one? If you want something totally different then the Baby Jogger City Mini and Elite are both worth a look. The latter have lifetime warranties on the chassis & wheels so shouldn't die on you!! The Elite may well have enough room for DS3 to sneak a ride home on the footplate!

MonkeyJuice Mon 24-Oct-11 00:10:16

The baby jogger city elite is lovely! A really god choice for you. Also cosy for winter and wheels that'll get you anywhere.

PacificDogwood Mon 24-Oct-11 13:21:04

Thank you, both smile!

I stupidly posted this and then promptly went to bed, so was not around for answers.

As it happens, I had a push of a CJCE today and it was indeed lovely. But waaaaay outwith the price range I was thinking.

I gather the City Mini does not have air-filled wheels? Is it still comfy?

I am grateful for any other ideas.

PacificDogwood Mon 24-Oct-11 13:22:27

And what is 'Mamakiddies' all about? Are they some kind of knock-off of City Joggers?? Anybody in the know? Ta.

MonkeyJuice Mon 24-Oct-11 13:58:51

Easylife sport off ebay. A lot like a mountain buggy but less well known, so often sell for low prices.

Tiggywunkle Mon 24-Oct-11 15:37:03

The Ciry Mini is still comfy - it has less padded seats, non adjustable handlebar, footbrake, no chunky footplate or lift up leg rest as well as small wheels. It's more buggy like when you push it.

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