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replacement pushchair for an 8 month old?

(12 Posts)
CremeDeCassis Tue 26-Jan-16 08:31:36

Hello! I am struggling a bit here.
I got my sister's pushchair for my first son and it was falling apart a little for No2 but I persevered. However, my husband was chasing after the 3y old and has knackered it good and proper, with a wheel coming off.

I am now using a McLaren's style cheapo buggy, but as it has 2 separate handles it is really hard to steer with one hand (whilst holding on to the 3y old).

I need to get a new pushchair as it is rotten trying to get out and about. Obv the car seat will only fit in the knackered pram etc etc.
I don't know whether to get the full set up (I think I'd aim for a No3) or whether there is something else suitable for an 8 month old? its a bit of an in-between age. Any help appreciated!!!

FretYeNot Tue 26-Jan-16 08:37:14

What about this? Cheap and cheerful but with a bar and one hand fold for less than £40 www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3096190.htm#pdpFullProductInformation

CremeDeCassis Tue 26-Jan-16 08:47:43

Thanks - that's def an option. It looks as though it's down to 35 quid, so not really much of an outlay!

RiverTam Tue 26-Jan-16 08:57:35

DD was regularly in her buggy until she was 3, we didn't get shot of it till she was 4. Whatever you get is going to be used for quite a while so personally I wouldn't scrimp if you don't have to.

GrouchyKiwi Tue 26-Jan-16 09:16:19

Do you have a very limited budget?

If not, we've just got a BabyJogger City GT Mini and I love it. It's easy to manoeuvre, easy to fold and easy to use. And if you decide to have another you can get a carrycot for it, and/or adapters for Maxi Cosi car seats.

If you use it a lot then spending a bit more is better, IMO. Cheaper ones tend not to be able to do things like shift handle height.

ShelaghTurner Tue 26-Jan-16 09:26:17

Baby jogger definitely. Second hand city minis are all over the place and generally in good condition. But if you can stretch to it I agree that the GT is amazing. If my four year old would still go in a pushchair I'd still have it!

Pootles2010 Tue 26-Jan-16 09:27:24

Yes agree re Babyjogger. Only thing is i didn't like it with the adaptors and carrycot/car seat - it sits very high up, and when its windy turns it into a bit of a sail! As a standalone buggy its great.

CremeDeCassis Tue 26-Jan-16 19:03:52

Thanks.
Budget isn't the biggest factor here - Not exactly limitless, but given that I got my pram, pushchair, car seats, etc from my careful older sister I haven't had a big outlay on baby equipment to say the least.
My toddler was happy to be out his pushchair from fairly early but I suppose the wee guy could be the exact opposite and I could be putting a fair few miles through it. I don't want something to
The babyjogger does look good. The GT version particularly so - a bit more solid. I didn't know of this brand, so thanks for that pointer!

moggle Tue 26-Jan-16 19:43:08

Also recommend the baby jogger city mini- we too have the GT and it's great. We had it from birth with a carrycot; you can pick up a carrycot second hand for pretty cheap, or the seat lays back flat too for a newborn. I personally loved that the carrycot was higher up than most buggies :-) now DD is 14m and there is still tons of room for her. Folds up brilliantly and drives like a dream.

GrouchyKiwi Tue 26-Jan-16 19:57:54

DD1 likes to go in the Baby Jogger when she can. She's nearly 4 and tall for her age.

PeaceLoveAndMincePies Tue 26-Jan-16 20:16:39

I've just replaced my pram with a M&P Armadillo XT and I like it a lot. It lays completely flat and has a nice big hood so suitable for wee ones to sleep in.

RedWineSmile Thu 28-Jan-16 23:34:35

I had read a review about this buggy - someone suggested that it was a bit unstable, and hard to get on and off the kerb with the position of the front wheel. Has anyone noticed this, or is it ok?

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