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Best pram for one handed parent -newborn

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ek1709 Mon 28-Oct-13 15:28:34

My husband and I are expecting out first baby at the end of january.
My husband has cerebral palsy effecting his right side primarily his right arm and hand. We need advice on a light weight pram that can be pushed, folded and strapped very easily ideally one handed so that he can use it independently . I have looked at the bugaboo but it seems quite difficult to assemble

Figgygal Sun 03-Nov-13 12:16:14

Another for baby jogger it was by the best thing we ever bought for DS

imofftolisdoonvarna Sun 03-Nov-13 12:12:53

Oh wow that 4moms pushchair really does charge your phone - that's bloody genius!

Tiggywunkle Fri 01-Nov-13 23:27:46

I agree with the BJCMGT and the Versa apart from the carrycot mode for the latter (I am not sure if you need both hands to remove the carrycot). I think though I would consider a wedge if this is the only barrier.
Trying to think of truly one handed pushchairs is really tricky though! I can think of some which have one handed carrycots, or pushchair seat removal or fold, but there's something with them all that would stop me recommending them.
The new Babyzen YoYo 0+ is suitable from birth but you need two hands to put the handle up!
The Micralite could well be an option - the AirFlo carrycot has a one handed release although attaching it could be a little tricky. But its worth a look.

havingawobble Fri 01-Nov-13 21:19:21

I was coming on to say we had an ICANDY APPLE and although it has a bar there is no way I could push it one handed - replaced it with a Mountain Buggy which is supremely awesome and just so incredibly easy to push - even with a weighty three year old (coincidentally has hemiplegic CP) it doesn't tip.

Only thing is the fold. Go try some out.

And congratulations!

Honsandrevels Fri 01-Nov-13 21:17:32

I'd second the micralite superlight. It is really easy to push, fold and carry. It isn't suitable from birth though.

Mummyoftheyear Fri 01-Nov-13 21:11:15

Mountain Buggy

wellieboots Fri 01-Nov-13 03:11:14

hi op. I have cp on my left side and a nearly 1 yr old. we have used baby jogger city mini since birth (although we bought a carrycot and strapped that in for first couple of months). DD had reflux and hated lying down so we didn't use carrycot beyond that. I find it very easy, to push, fold, unfold, and to lift DD in and out. All can be done one handed. HTH and best of luck, babies adapt easily and you are the only parents your DC will have, so they won't know if anything is "different", it will be normal for them.

bluemagpie Fri 01-Nov-13 02:44:07

I would definitely check out micralites. I have the super lite and it is very easy to push one handed - I have to do this up a steep narrow path next to a busy road, while holding my toddler's hand!

It has has the easiest one handed fold that I've seen and when folded it is freestanding so you don't have to try and juggle with it! You can get the airflo carrycot to use them from birth although I don't have experience of this.

rootypig Fri 01-Nov-13 02:30:12

BabyZen YoYo?

Only suitable from 6 months though.

Definitely not the Bee, you need both hands to fold.

MNPlovespumpkincarving Fri 01-Nov-13 02:10:13

New loola?

galwaygirl Wed 30-Oct-13 16:59:13

The Stokke Xplory is easy to push one handed as it has that central bar down from the handle. Once you get the hang of folding and unfolding it it'd be fine one handed I think as long as you can use another part of your body to lean.
You need two hands to lift off the seat unit though so maybe not suitable.
The Maclarens are easy to fold one handed and easy enough to push one handed with a small baby but harder as the weight of the child gets bigger!

absentmindeddooooodles Wed 30-Oct-13 16:54:44

I had the mamas and papas skate. Its quite big.....but I found it easy to push, fold and unfold using one hand. ( velcro baby so could never put him down)

I have no idea about any of the others but they seem to have such good recommendations. :-)

NoIHaventHadTheBabyYet Wed 30-Oct-13 16:51:12,d.ZGU

This might be good for folding and unfolding?

MiaowTheCat Wed 30-Oct-13 08:47:05

No way I could cope with a Phil and Teds one handed - while the woman in their videos can do it and walk off lifting it the same way you'd carry a carrier bag with like one apple in it - it was always a two handed swearing that the bloody fold down mechanism was broken and this is impossible damnit situation for DH.

Nipper would be an easy one-handed push (I can cope with pushing our double while holding a toddler's hand or carrying her) and I could see how you could possibly fold and unfold it if you were more adept at doing things one handed than I am - but the baby jogger fold is much nicer.

JuliaScurr Wed 30-Oct-13 07:16:30

dpn have all that kind of info

JuliaScurr Wed 30-Oct-13 07:15:38

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 30-Oct-13 07:10:52

Folded not Feds.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 30-Oct-13 07:10:34

Isn't one of the iCandys to be Feds single-handedly? Strawberry?

JellyTopicecreamisthebest Wed 30-Oct-13 04:39:37

Check you can recline and sit up the pushchair. Babyjogger versa might work once the baby is bigger as the recline is one handed. You could use a carrycot but I am not sure if you need to press buttons at the same time.
The nipper is also a good as well as the city mini the problem will be you will be able to recline it but may not be able to sit it up.
I would be tempted to go to a kiddicare or john lewis and have a play. You biggest problem may be carseat. I found most of them you needed two hands to move the handle.
Your baby will get used to how you hold her or him and may not wriggle as much when you dh carried him or her

VeloWoman Wed 30-Oct-13 04:22:01

I think the Quinn buzz has an automatic fold/unfold and one handed push.

Brugmansia Wed 30-Oct-13 03:51:22

Icandy strawberry could be an option. Very easy to push one handed. It's much easier than the baby jogger, which is good anyway. It's particularly easy to steer one handed. The fold is very easy once you've got the knack and can be done once handed. It's also stocked by John Lewis.

Artandco Mon 28-Oct-13 16:58:27

The bugaboo bee
The nipper v3. Super light weight to push although has large wheels so great over field/ gravel etc also

ek1709 Mon 28-Oct-13 16:56:21

Thank you all for your advice it seems the jogger or orgami are both options. Ive also been told good things about the phil and teds prams has anyone had any experience with these

NoIHaventHadTheBabyYet Mon 28-Oct-13 16:15:13

Defo baby jogger.

moonblues Mon 28-Oct-13 16:09:26

Also came on to post baby jogger city mini, but see others have beaten me to it! Very easy to fold one handed and easy to steer. It's suitable from birth, but the baby faces away from you. It does have a carrycot attachment, but in order to take it off you need to press a lever on both sides...
John Lewis stock them, so you could go and see how your husband finds it.

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