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Hi all, after some advice - I have a Jane Slalom Pro travel system but 12 week old isnt far off being out of the Strata car seat so looking at changing over to separate car seat with a stroller for easy travelling and local runs to the shops as the Slalom Pro is too big and bulky when travelling with a full car load (dog, 2 kids etc). I have decided on the Cybex Sirona 360 iSize Car seat but am stuck on which stroller to go for. It must be umbrella folding, have full lie-flat or be very close to and be suitable for a 12 week old baby, ideally something that will last into toddler years. I'd like the 4 x double wheels as live out in the sticks so these seem a bit more heavy duty. What does everyone recommend? Initially from looking at other reviews I'm think Maclaren Techno XT or Jane Nanuq XL but ive not used either and am miles from any decent town to go and test drive anything so will be buying unseen, so to speak. Thanks in advance for your help!
BTW we got a Mclaren Quest for DS when he was about 5 months old. It was a great lightweight pushchair. It's lighter than the techno so might be worth waiting a month or so and going for that instead ( it doesn't quite lie flat hence the recommendation for older babies)
Darcourse, length wise he is fine but he is very squashed in width wise! (Mine is the 2009 model Strata, not the more spacious later design) - my daughter only lasted until 4 months in it when seat was at its deepest most spacious setting!
So I've been looking at the Baby jogger Vue. I love the fact it is both parent and outward facing but very mixed reviews - it seems it is very much a love or hate...
Are there any other umbrella style two-way facing strollers out there? I'm not fussed if a bit heavy - sturdy and safe is more of a priority. As he's still so young id much rather have something that can face both ways without having to rely on my trusty travel system!
The Maclaren Quest has been suitable from birth since they changed it slightly in 2012.
Apart from the smaller wheels and non-extending hood I think it's actually better than the Techno XT for a tiny baby as there is a head guard that you fold up and popper together around the top end of the seat and a piece of mesh tucked away under the seat that you pull 'up and over' and attach to the sides of the pram. Useful for making a baby more secure and keeping blankets on!