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What pushchair would you avoid next time and why?

(52 Posts)
nappyaddict Thu 27-Jun-13 16:50:52

Cosatto Giggle - carry cot very wobbly, frame very wobbly, veered to the right, frame kept collapsing, then frame snapped, front wheel collapsed, back wheel buckled
Cosatto Supa - frame snapped, wheels wore down quickly
Cosatto Yo - wheels wore down quickly, brakes not very good, front wheels stick and kept spinning out, one not level to the ground, frame squeaked and rocked.
Cosatto Diablo - heavy to push, difficult to steer
Petite Star Zia 3 wheeler - heavy to push, veers to the side, hard to control and push
Cosatto Swift Lite - difficult to push, hard to get up and down kerbs, brakes don't always work, wheels stuck, frame twisted
Chicco For Me - heavy to push
Quinny Yezz - frame snapped
Bugaboo Bee (old one not Bugaboo Bee Plus) - Frame cracked, rivet snapped on frame so it broke, wheel fell apart and came off, handle started getting stiff to extend, then the clip completely stopped working so the handle kept sliding up and down, brakes didn't work well, raincover ripped after a few months.
Loola - heavy in rear facing mode, hard to steer, difficult to push up steps and kerbs
Silvercross 3d - heavy to push
M&P Aria - wonky wheels
Chicco Liteway - front wheels lock and bend
Graco Quattro - veers to one side when pushing one handed
Mothercare pick and mix - wheels buckle
Graco Mosaic - wheels lock
Ziko Herbie - heavy up kerbs and steps
Silvercross Dazzle - wonky wheels
Jane Energy - wheels lock and unlock randomly,
Silvercross Pop - wheels wear down and it becomes heavy to push
Bruin Zen - hard to steer and wheels buckle
Obaby Atlas Circles - heavy to push and hard to steer
Luna Mix - veers to the right
Pliko Switch - heavy and awkward to push
Pliko Pramette - heavy to push
Pliko P3 - heavy to push
Britax Zeta - heavy to push
Silvercross Linear - heavy to push
Silvercross 3D - heavy to push and awkward to steer

MrsHende Thu 27-Jun-13 16:53:33

Wow! Have you had 29 prams?

I would buy my Oyster again but DH wouldn't, he thinks it's not good enough going over bumps.

Caitycat Thu 27-Jun-13 16:54:06

Wow, how many dcs have you got to have tried so many? I don't know I have one bugaboo cameleon which has served dd very well and I intend to use it with any future offspring.

pizzaqueen Thu 27-Jun-13 16:57:38

Hauck Malibu.

Generally poor quality. Then the catch broke and it was permanently stuck on recline after less than 6 months of use.

I hadn't done enough research!

elQuintoConyo Thu 27-Jun-13 16:59:20

I got a cheap travel system, Jane for Nurse (am abroad, don't know if they're available in UK). €270, 18 months on and it's still perfect.
Those expensive ones sound like a pile of bollocks sad

Fleetwoodbigmac Thu 27-Jun-13 17:04:48

Silver cross halo, wheels kept buckling.
Quinny buzz- just too big!
Mothercare 3 wheeler, seat was designed so it was never completely upright- drove my dd nuts trying to haul herself up all the time, otherwise a nice pram.

chocolatemartini Thu 27-Jun-13 17:07:07

I'd avoid the maclaren quest it's soooo bumpy. Needs some suspension. Though I love it in every other way. Also the stokke scoot that I spent loads on and hated.

nappyaddict Thu 27-Jun-13 17:17:27

Bebe Confort Streety - wheels wear down quickly, screw came loose, bolt fell off handle, bumper bar broke, hood attachment has snapped, carry/folding handle snapped off

MolotovCocktail Thu 27-Jun-13 17:28:52

The Silver Cross Sleepover.

It was a super-comfortable pram for dd1 and looked lovely in the classic marina colour. However, it was an absolute tank, not easy to assemble/disassemble/store away and a nightmare going around tight spaces. I reused it for dd2 as a Moses basket only (serves her until she was 8mo as a Moses/crib downstairs!!)

I replaced the Silver Cross with an iCandy Cherry, which I loved.

I now have a Silver Cross Jet Pramette for dd2 (now 14mo). Had to go for a cheap option as money was tiiiiiight last year. However, I really like it - I just wish it wasn't forward-facing only in pushchair mode.

If I could buy any pram/pushchair, I fancy trying the iCandy Peach. That'll only happen if we ever have a dc3!!

flootshoot Thu 27-Jun-13 17:47:57

Hauck citi 3 wheeler. It was nice enough but the hood was paper thin and the thing was light as a feather with a high centre of gravity. On windy days I had a job stopping it taking off like a kite.

Elkieb Thu 27-Jun-13 17:55:39

I had a loola up which was heavy, ugly and awkward. I resented every step!

dadinthehat Thu 27-Jun-13 18:36:35

The Phil & Ted Vibe. Bought it over the more basic models because you can fold it up with the second seat attached. I've probably done that 4 times in as many years.

Plus - the tyres are non- standard, expensive and rubbish. The very strong and a little trigger happy brake just gives you flat spots that wear through until you get burst inner tubes. Totally rubbish.

TeWiSavesTheDay Thu 27-Jun-13 18:50:12

Quinny buzz - madly tippy, tiny basket. Brakes come on if the back tyres hit a bump. Raincover crap.

Kiddicare imax adapt - just ridiculous. Huge, heavy, folded into a massive shape, brakes were crap. Over time became extremely difficult to push and veered constantly.

LillyofWinchester Thu 27-Jun-13 18:58:42

Have you really had 30 pushchairs?!

MortifiedAdams Thu 27-Jun-13 19:02:31

Preening at the fact that my Maclaren XLR (the one and only pushchair I ever own) is not on your extensive list.

98percentchocolate Thu 27-Jun-13 19:07:17

Mothercare Trenton Deluxe - sturdy but just too bloody big! Couldn't get in and out of shops with it. I did like the one handed fold on it though. Best I've come across.

I candy peach - flimsy, awkward to steer, and DD hated sitting in it. Wasn't comfy for her at all.

scottishmummy Thu 27-Jun-13 19:12:56

Quinny buzz wonky wheel shopping cart
Icandy heavy,cumbersome

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 27-Jun-13 19:17:10

Never mind what's wrong with the pushchairs, what the hell do you do to them? I've had a fair few and never had one break. To have had 30 broken pushchairs you've got to have been doing something wrong.

scottishmummy Thu 27-Jun-13 19:18:01

I've had bugaboo cameleon,great pram

WhirlyByrd Thu 27-Jun-13 19:20:16

Obaby - pile o shite buggy that broke the first time we used it!

HandMini Thu 27-Jun-13 19:22:10

Nowt wrong with the old Maclaren XT, I see!

Er, I had a Grace Mosaic for a bit and the wheels didn't lock, tho it was a bit stiff and cumbersome.

forevergreek Thu 27-Jun-13 19:24:40

Have cameleon -never broke

What are you doing to your prams???

Glimmerberry Thu 27-Jun-13 19:27:14

Can't think what you must be doing with these buggies! We've had an iCandy apple from birth to 2, no issues and the whole thing has been thrown on and off at least 20 flights. We have a second hand Quinny Zap which sits in the boot of the car for occasional use in town. No problems with either. In fact I've just bought a new flavour pack for the iCandy so that it feels new when, hopefully, one day we have another DC.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Thu 27-Jun-13 19:27:49

My Maclaren Quest - the breaks on it were shit and if I wasn't holding it it would fall over on the bus if it went round so much as a small corner even without shopping on the back. Also it eventually fell to bits, but that was after 3 years of heavy use. I've seen a fancy Silver Cross pram/pushchair, not sure what it's called, that I want for the next one.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Thu 27-Jun-13 19:29:27

Also I stubbed my toe on the bastard and broke it (my toe, not the pushchair!).

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