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anyone got a mamas and papas zoom or obaby zezu?!

(10 Posts)
birdbrain17 Sat 29-Dec-12 22:43:07

There's so much choice online and in the shops that it took me a while but I think I'm down to 2.I have read good online reviews about both of these travel systems but not sure which one to get, I haven't actually tested the zezu yet as I'm trying to find someone who stocks it in store not just online!
My criteria is the seat should be able to face both ways, have a carrycot, easy to fold and quite sturdy as this is our first child so hopefully we'll have more and we want it to last. Our budget is £200-300 preferably the lower end smile
I can't really comment on the zezu as I haven't tried it but I'm not sure that the 'carrycot' bit is what I'm looking for, it's not a separate carrycot the seat lies flat and has a bit that fits on top, so is it actually suitable for leaving the baby in while it's sleeping or if we go away overnight?!
and about the zoom, it seems good and I like it but not sure how long it will last us, the shop assistant told us it is basically the same as the sola just a package deal, but read a few things on here about the sola that I wasn't happy with...

any advice and help would be really appreciated!!!!!!!!

Tiggywunkle Sun 30-Dec-12 00:35:17

I can't comment on the pushchair, but simply reading your description, the carrycot will not be suitable for overnight sleeping.

Have a look at the Mutsy Evo - you dont need a carrycot as the seat is suitable from birth, but you should get a better quality of pushchair.
O'Baby dont have the best reputation ever....
I can't see the similarities between the Sola and Zoom TBH but I am off to M&P tomorrow so will have a look if I remember. I really dont like the Sola.

birdbrain17 Sun 30-Dec-12 10:52:34

thanks tiggy all the pushchairs i looked at have seats suitable from birth but going by my sil and friends recommendations it's good to have a carrycot as well...

birdbrain17 Sun 30-Dec-12 11:34:00


Sshez Sun 30-Dec-12 13:29:49

I bought the zoom 2 months ago. it is a lovely pram, very light. but unfortunately my toddler is not too keen on walking so im looking to sell it, which im very dissapointed about sad but would reccomend it.

Tiggywunkle Mon 31-Dec-12 00:46:11

I am intrigued for the need for a carrycot TBH. I had carrycots, so dont get me wrong. But unless you have a carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping, then you may as well get a pushchair with a lie flat seat for the day time or use your moses basket. If you need to transfer the baby, you could consider buying a cocoon or baby nest or soft cot as appropriate. If you need the carrycot for overnight sleeping, then make sure it is approved for this purpose. I think TBH you are better putting the money into a better quality pushchair (thats not expensive BTW - simply one that wont fall apart or rust quickly!).

Tiggywunkle Mon 31-Dec-12 00:46:42

Especially as you wanted this pushchair to last through more children smile

LadyWidmerpool Wed 02-Jan-13 00:21:36

I have a Zoom and am very happy with it. It's pretty bulky when folded and I find it heavy to lift but we don't fold it all that often. We are still using it at 16 months. I haven't heard good things about M&P customer service but fortunately we haven't needed it.

dylsmimi Wed 02-Jan-13 00:40:53

We have the zezu. I really like it though like.most.people once Ds1 was about a yr old we a maclaren as it was easier folding and lightweight. But as the.zezu wasn't £££ it didn't matter. Have just blown up the tyres all.ready to use with Ds2
When it is in pram mode the seat has buckles which you undo so it drops flat and makes it like a carrycot iyswim. It's very deep unlike the.sola so baby is nice and.snug and can there quite happily. Only thing I would say is that it needs to stay.on the chassis as because of when u take it off it doesn't lie flat - we had a phase where Ds would only sleep after being rocked in the pram and ended up with the carrycot bit by the side of the bed but had to prop one end up with towels so it didn't tip.
The wheels are great and shock absorbant and it pushes well, basket is big underneath ans its a comfy pushchair when used as a seat. You can do this gradually so move it up a bit until its a fully upright chair either forward or parent facing.
It is fairly heavy when folded but that could be.cos I' used to a buggy!
We found one to test drive (& fit in the car) at an.independent shop
For more info they have videos on you tube - sad I know!! And you can see them through kiddicare it shows how to fold and convert it all. It's easy once you've once though.
Hope this helps - sorry its long

birdbrain17 Wed 02-Jan-13 18:58:18

Thanks everyone for all your advice, after going back to the shops to have another look I decided on the mamas and papas as I wanted something with a proper carrycot on

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