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One handed pram - pushing toddler and walking dog and 3yr old
Now that I've learnt to drive I rarely take my MB duet out. But I have a new puppy and will be taking him on walks soon. Dd usually walks with my and ds is in a pram. He is 15months so will be in a pram for some time.
The pram needs to be really easy to steer - I have a dodgy wrist - and be able to manoeuvre one handed. It also needs to be small ish (I'll need to put it between the kids in the car as the dog takes up the boot in his crate) and not break the bank expensive. Im not buying a Stokke again!
Finally it needs to cope with hills and a degree of off-roading as we will be walking in the parks off path for dog walks.
Any ideas? I've been looking at the new Mountsin Buggy Nano which I like the look of!
I have a Mountain Buggy Swift which is easy to steer one handed, but is absolutely massive and would take up your whole boot. Maybe a light umbrella stroller might do the job? We used to have a maclaren of some sort and while it had two handles instead of one, it was remarkably easy to steer one handed.
Sorry, I should have given more information in my OP.
DS is 12kg. I'd love to do a backpack but just can't manage it for any length of time.
I do have a maclaren but my dodgy wrist can't cope with the one handed push. It can on my MBduet but not the Maclaren. It's one of the swish top of the range Maclarens (it was a gift) so not sure if another model would be easier to push.
ok slightly different scenario but...I have ds and two dogs. I have a baby jogger versa and find that when I'm out and about I can steer ome handed, hold one lead and have other lead looped around my wrist holding onto pushchair. dead easy to push and steer and I've found it find in parks, over muddy fields. It is a bit big though.
Could u put pushchair in boot and harness on dog and clip him into the rear or front car seat using dog seat belts? Baby jogger City mini GT may also be good and fit in a foot well? I have found small and good push and off road don't happen in one pushchair so I got an all round compromise that has been working for me every day for nearly a year. Not the same circumstances but may be a help?
I don't remember nipper folding much smaller than mountain buggy swift. I have had both and other prams. Mb swift is by far my fave ever and so easy to push... I push a lot one handed although in my case it is usually to carry my coffee!
What car have you got? I think the swift might fit in the front sort of on seat but fitting in between 2 back seats sounds a bit stressful to me.
Third for the nipper, I think it's comparable to a city mini with the wheels popped off. Admittedly it isn't as flat as the city mini, but it's not a beast of a thing. Why not go into a shop and ask to see them folded?
I would also go for something that can go over all terain. I have a Phil and Teds sport. I can fit it in the boot along side the dog crate. Will you eventually be doing off lead walks in woods etc? If so then get something that can handle the mud etc!
We live in Sydney so for half the year mud won't be an issue and for the rest of the year it will be but unlikely to be in epic British proportions.
I have a Mercedes Benz 200. The dog is currently in a crate but won't be long term as he will out grow the crate. - I'll clip him in in the boot and he'll just have to fit around a pram. I don't think he would fit between the kids car seats and wouldn't want him there if he is muddy anyway tbh. I could put a pram in the front seat though, thanks for the suggestion.
I love my Mountain Buggy duet so I'm keen to look at another smaller one. I'm also back in the UK in March and happy to wait until then to check out prams (much better range than aus and half the price).
Sweep I hadn't thought of clipping the dog on, that's a great suggestion, thanks.
So I'm looking at Phil and Teds spot, Nipper 360, MB Swift, Macralite and Buggerboo Bee. Afraid I won't look at BJs again - the bloody BJCS is why my wrist is fucked.