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(7 Posts)
NEEDABUGGYNOW Tue 25-Sep-12 13:15:41

I have to buy a buggy without the chance to go and look and test drive. Left it very late and baby is coming in a week. I was keen on the new out n about single nipper (used to have a double many years ago) but have read lots of bad things about he brakes. I walk everywhere, have older children and will be stuck if buggy breaks.

We don't have alot of storage space so buggy needs to fold reasonable small, Ideally the buggy will last until child is around 4 and will be compact enough for around town but also reasonable off road on gravel/rougher footpaths and in parks.

The baby jogger mini city gt looks like it may fit the bill but was wondering how well it actually does off road. Also for a small new born is it flat enough as the baby will spend alot of time in the buggy or would it need a carrycot.

Any other suggestions gratefully received.

Ihateparties Tue 25-Sep-12 20:23:52

Far as I know the BJCMGT is newborn suitable, you'd just need a footmuff. The normal city mini I used from birth, was fine. When I had a nipper it was nice to push but chunky folded, the gt would be flatter. You could probably consider the Elite and other one I have forgotten the name of as I think it's only the wheels that change the folded size. The Elite is wide though, perhaps too much for shops. Maybe it depends how much off road you need, suspect the nipper is more off road than the gt. Also thinking Mountain Buggy Swift but it's pricier.

Tiggywunkle Wed 26-Sep-12 00:15:01

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT would be fine on gravel and in parks....perfect. The Summit is the big wheeled one. The Elite is excellent too. All can be used from birth with the child on the seat or you can add a carrycot or car seat.
The main issue I have with the Nipper is not the brakes but the enormous harnesses. They are really not safe for a child.

surfingluby Thu 27-Sep-12 10:45:17

I'm looking at buying the nipper too but can't seem to get any response from people who own you I had the double yrs ago and loved it. I posted on here asking about the single, someone said they had problems with the handlebar being so narrow but didn't say why.......I would have thought that was a plus! I viewed one a couple of months ago and loved it! It was light, easy to push and folded super quick! I live by the beach and suffer with a bad back, I will be parking it in a small hallway so it ticked all the boxs for me but I have to say I didn't play with the brakes or even look at the harness when I viewed it, I do love the idea of a carrycot too! If you get one please let me know how you get on as I've still got a couple of months to decide?
Good luck with your birth x

surfingluby Thu 27-Sep-12 11:06:25

Just found this review:

misdee Thu 27-Sep-12 17:29:24

i have had the v1 and v2 nipper.

the handle of the v2 nipper is too small. where you place your hands when pushing is vital. the v2 nipper forces your hands closer together and makes your arms ache as its not ergonomic.

surfingluby Thu 27-Sep-12 20:11:20

I have two dogs so will be pushing one handed most of the time :-)

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