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4 yo plus newborn travel system dilemma!

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SarahF77 Mon 30-Jun-14 22:06:06

My DS will be 4 when dc2 arrives. We have a (now slightly battered) cameleon. Am happy to treat dc2 (and me!) to a new pram though. Can anyone advise on best pram for newborn with buggy board suitable for 4yo?. Ds1 will walk a lot but want him to be able to hop on a board sometimes for speed or if tired. I fancy a stokke but not sure board will work for 4 yo. Is 4 too big for seat on bugaboo donkey? Suspect it is. Any tips from those with this age gap much appreciated.

lentilpot Tue 01-Jul-14 11:10:06

Do you still have the carrycot for your chameleon? I'd be tempted to use that plus buggy board for first 6 months (I can't imagine the carrycot is that beat up!) then re-assess- your older DC might not need a buggy board by then anyway!

Ihateparties Tue 01-Jul-14 12:28:08

Cam with board is a great combo imo, so I too would stick with it if it's all still fully functioning.

Livvylongpants Tue 01-Jul-14 12:31:12

My DD was 2 when DS was born and I have a cam and buggyboard combo and works great. You could always just get a new cam or spruce it up with new hoods and footmuffy etc?

SarahF77 Tue 01-Jul-14 14:01:24

Thanks - that's all much appreciated. Did you get the bugaboo board or the lascal one?

gotagoldtoof Tue 01-Jul-14 20:04:53

I just bought a donkey as am due dc 2 tomorrow. My ds is 2.9, he will probably get a year out of it size wize. He uses our cam every day, so I feel I do need a double. I would be annoyed taking a double out all the time if the older one rarely used it, though.

In your position i think i would do as lentil suggests. Or sell your current cam and buy a brand new one as the cam 3s are pretty nice...! The bugaboo board looks good, and would be easy to stash away in the basket, but lascal seems to get better reviews. Can you pop in to a john lewis to have a look?

ThedementedPenguin Tue 01-Jul-14 20:07:09

Have you thought about using a sling?

I have a caboo close for dd 11 weeks and a hop tye for her to go into next. They are both great.

SarahF77 Wed 02-Jul-14 20:49:42

Thanks. I think we've missed the boat on the donkey otherwise I'd get one of them. Good luck with dc2 gold toof!
I'll look at the sling idea - had a baby bjorn last time but a sling sounds cosier.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 03-Jul-14 07:33:02

I've got a Bee and we bought the Lascal board. It's a better shape than the Bugaboo one, less likely to kick it as you walk along.

SarahF77 Fri 04-Jul-14 21:31:44

Thanks pobble

cornflakegirl Fri 04-Jul-14 21:35:36

I had the same age gap. I'd recommend a Moby sling and a Mini micro scooter.

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