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Advice for new buggy

(9 Posts)
dldl Wed 18-Nov-15 13:29:16

We live somewhere different and our needs have therefore changed since we bought our first buggy 4 years ago. Our first buggy was a Baby Jogger City Elite, which I loved the huge seat, huge hood, big wheels, easy push. We had a car then and also did lots of walking.
I am now living somewhere with narrow shops and pavements, no car and therefore take buses frequently, do lots of walking generally paved areas but hilly, hot climate so need good hood or sun canopy. The BJCE is just too big at the moment and we need something with a more compact fold that I can leave at nursery.
The lack of storage really puts me off an umbrella style buggy. I tried a cheap argos Babystart three wheeler with a huge basket that we picked up a few years back and used for nursery then and it was good enough, but I find it hard to push with my current toddler and the hilly area.
Recommendations please and even better if it is something I am able to pick up second hand!
Thanks

SweetAdeline Wed 18-Nov-15 13:33:42

I have a bugaboo bee which we got second hand for €100. Maybe a baby jogger city mini would fold even smaller and be a bit lighter. Baby zen yoyo is another one I've seen recommended on here for city use.

I think you get what you pay for with pushchairs so would rather get a good secondhand one of the above rather than a cheap umbrella stroller that's hard to push

SplashingInPuddles Wed 18-Nov-15 15:21:31

A sling? I used a sling with my second child - I found we went to a lot more places and it was easier to be hands free.

dldl Wed 18-Nov-15 17:30:19

Thanks... I already do a lot of babywearing mostly in an SSC but the bags are becoming cumbersome on my way home from work straight to the kids with all the bags etc!

dldl Wed 18-Nov-15 17:30:44

Thanks for suggestions SweetAdeline

Isaiaheva Wed 18-Nov-15 17:36:41

A maclaren techno xlr? If I've read correctly and your child is four then I think you will struggle with finding a pushchair to accommodate the size and weight of a four year old.

Isaiaheva Wed 18-Nov-15 17:38:02

Or the mamas and papas armadillo have a large seat.

dldl Wed 18-Nov-15 17:56:34

Sorry wasn't clear...is for my little one, a small 18 month old

annaB1981 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:43:35

My iCandy Raspberry has a big seat and can take a 25kg child - isn't that about 6 years old?! shock

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