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Can anyone tell me more about the Baby Jogger Versa?

(9 Posts)
SomethingLovely Sat 01-Feb-14 16:13:21

Hi - does anyone have one of these? Can you tell me if the folding and unfolding is properly possible while holding baby with one arm?

I think it's the only parent-facing one-headed fold pushchair that could work for us, but I'm keen to know if it'll do what need! I had a play around with one in John Lewis today, but it seemed pretty tricky to unfold it without it sliding everywhere using just one hand!

And any other pros/cons? Need something I can fold and lock up at the bottom of the stairwell before carrying baby up to our flat on 3rd floor, plus lots of public transport journeys...


SomethingLovely Sat 01-Feb-14 16:16:46

*one handed! Not one headed...

Ihateparties Sat 01-Feb-14 17:56:38

Don't remember being able to unfold it whilst holding a baby... carrycot irrelevant anyway as you just remove it from the chassis with the baby in. After that... hmm maybe it's possible. It isn't what i'd choose for a lot of public transport, too big and heavy, particularly if it will involved folding and carrying it much.

simplynails Sat 01-Feb-14 21:15:04

Hi somethinglovely.

I have a versa. Been using it for about 9 months, since DD was 6 months old.

I have loved this pushchair, but am looking to sell and buy something else now.

Folding is possible whilst holding baby (not a newborn though) I have only done this once or twice and only at home.

I have found it just a bit too heavy for hauling about to be honest. I'm in and out of the car a lot and I just don't find it practical. I don't think I'm particularly weak either.

I would definitely struggle to unfold holding a baby. I use both hands and usually start off by crouching on the floor to undo the catch.

I bought it as I wanted something that parent faced. I haven't used it forward facing and DD is 16 months now. I just like her facing me :-)

Also I wanted something that would cope well around town but also for countryside walks and I have to say I have been very pleased. It offers a smooth and comfy ride. DD doesn't seem to be jiggled about like a previous pram we owned.

If I were you I'd play around with it a bit more instore and see what you can do.

Anything else, just ask.

SomethingLovely Sat 01-Feb-14 22:01:23

Thanks ladies - ok, so it's heavy! Thing is, what other parent-facing, one-handed fold options are there? And any that don't weigh loads! Seems to be very few - I've heard the icandy strawberry does that, but it looks pretty bulky when folded down...

Ihateparties Sat 01-Feb-14 22:27:47

Do you want it to be parent facing fold and one handed fold?
I'd get a sling and widen the search cos there's almost nothing parent facing with a useable one handed fold.

SomethingLovely Sun 02-Feb-14 07:48:20

Yeah I've kind of come to that conclusion! DD is nearly five months, so I'm going to test her out facing outwards in our current (2 hand fold) buggy & see how she gets on, have a feeling the parent facing bit is more for me than her! She's v interested in what's going on generally so if it works we can widen the search... One hand fold & lightweight I think are more important to us.

CharleyFarnsbarns Sun 02-Feb-14 23:07:03

I have a versa and the only thing I don't like about it is the fold and moving it when folded. I also have a city mini which has a brilliant fold and is really light to lift. Maybe something like that would be better? My DS faced me for a bit but then at about 9 months much preferred facing out as if he saw me he wanted to get out of the pushchair and be carried!
The city mini is great for public transport. I prefer the city mini 4 for steering though.

Tiggywunkle Mon 10-Feb-14 10:49:06

Get a Babyzen YoYo. Believe me, it should suit what you need down to the ground especially if you have another pushchair as back up. It is a one handed fold and open too. Absolutely bliss to use. With a 5 month old, I would get the 6+ - the seat has a good recline and I would certainly use it for a 5 month old.
The Versa is a one handed fold, but a 2 handed open. I agree, that its heavy too.

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