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Best Buggy/stroller/lightweight pushchair for someone who walks everywhere

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lilhills Tue 21-May-13 20:53:03

Hey, i wonder if anyone can help... i'm about to make my final (i think) pushchair purchase for my 13 month old boy, he's on the 97th centile for height and weight. I currently have an oyster which i'm really not getting on with (was perfect when he was a large newborn and wanted to face me) and the only reason i'm still using it is because the buggy board is so good on it. My daughter is walking/scooting more so i'd ideally like to get a nice lightweight buggy. I walk everywhere, neither husband or I drive and i only get public transport if i'm desperate and i'd also like my boy to be able to sit up straight (another thing i'm not liking about the oyster). He went to test drive some in mothercare today.....i like the zia/quinny zap type ones but was told (and even though i prefer them i had to agree with her) that with walking everywhere i'd probably be back within a year with worn down wheels and a maclaren was probably my best's where i get fussy....i've never been too keen on them, i had a second hand xlr and sold it almost straight away as it was near impossible to steer one handed.
I like the look of the BJCM but at that price i'd want to be sure it ticked all my boxes smile .... I'm trying to convince husband we have loads of money and i need loads of buggies for different circumstances lol

RandomMess Tue 21-May-13 20:58:03


lilhills Tue 21-May-13 21:02:52

should probably add i dont like pump up tyres... got a mountain buggy +one and already had to replace inner tube and tyres sad kinda put me off now x

Ihateparties Tue 21-May-13 21:10:55

If you don't mind wide pushchairs the city mini and city mini gt more particularly are great. 6cm wider than your oyster, they're very very good, i've never stuck with them because I hate wide grin

I would at least look at the britax b agile and b motion, very similar products with a slightly different slant.

Otherwise hum... what you want, i'm looking for it and as narrow as possible. I saw this the other day, which is actually a valco model rebranded. Dunno in reality if it would be robust enough though.

I'm hoping someone is going to pop up here with some great non maclaren and not a baby jogger ideas!

Lifesagame Tue 21-May-13 21:11:52

BJCM all the way. Had my 4-wheeler nearly 2 years and walked loads with it and still completely love it. Huge basket for carrying stuff, great hood, still loads of room for my 91st centile 2.5 year old and easy to push, even one handed with an umbrella in the other. Best of all after 2 years of constant use it's still rock solid, not a squeak or creak and will easily last a while yet. Best £200+ I've ever spent!

Lifesagame Tue 21-May-13 21:13:52

Oh and I had a maclaren xt before the BJCM - there really is no comparison, the maclaren was rubbish!

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 21-May-13 21:18:25

I've sold all my pushchairs in favour of the bjcm GT. I love it. Not the lightest of pushchairs to lift etc but lovely and light to push.

lilhills Tue 21-May-13 21:26:43

Anyone tried the joie litetrax? looks very similar to bg city mini but a lot cheaper x

BluesandClues Tue 21-May-13 22:29:05

<lusts after Mountain buggy>

I'd suggest a city mini gt as well. They're very solid pushchairs, I've had a city mini for two years now and it still looks great. Customer service from baby jogger is brilliant as well. Just can't fault them.

SilverSixpence Wed 22-May-13 12:03:48

I just got a Maxi Cosi Noa - it is fantastic so far! It folds up very small and can be folded and unfolded with one hand, it has a trolley handle thing like a suitcase for when your child wants to walk and feels quite sturdy. Its very light and good for public transport if you need to fold it eg on a bus if not enough space. Only negative so far is that the basket is quite small but the micralite I had before has a similar amount of space so not a problem for me.

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