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baby jogger city mini GT

(10 Posts)
CatEsco7 Sun 01-May-16 10:35:46

Hi

Anyone got one of these and can recommend? Or any others they prefer?

BunloafAndCrumpets Sun 01-May-16 10:46:24

Yes!

I have had it since dd (now 11mo) was born. We have a small house and car and wanted something that would fit both. We bought the bassinet (second hand plus new mattress) and car seat adaptors.

I used it pretty much every day for the first seven months (when I went back to work). I love it. It is nippy and doesn't take up much room. It's good value. The only down side is that it's not parent facing, so there's a time where your baby will have outgrown the bassinet but might feel too small to be in the forward facing seat (this was my individual pfb opinion thowink). I got around it by using the car seat adaptors and the car seat facing me. Now dd is a bit older she loves facing the world!

My tip: when we were only using the car seat & bassinet I took the seat fabric off the frame (it pops off). This made it even easier to fold, less bulky, and kept the fabric in better condition.

Good luck smile

Zaurak Sun 01-May-16 17:05:16

There's a new babyjogger (premiere?) that's forward and rear facing and golds the same way....

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sun 01-May-16 17:11:17

I love it - I am a nanny and have used several different prams over the years.

Its versatile - great for town or mucky country walks, great for babies upto pre-schoolers, we now have a buggyboard attached and it works as a great way to take 2 under 2's out for the day. It folds up well for the car but also fits on the bus etc etc

CatEsco7 Mon 02-May-16 10:36:18

Thanks very much! I will have a look into the premier smile

Shenanagins Mon 02-May-16 10:38:18

I had the double and it was fab, it was so easy to manoeuvre and put up and down.

ShelaghTurner Mon 02-May-16 10:41:17

Yes yes yes. Don't have it anymore as youngest is out of pushchairs but I adored the GT. It's a real workhorse of a pushchair and yet glides like it's on ice.

KP86 Mon 02-May-16 10:56:45

Looks like the premier doesn't lie flat, which was one of my key requirements for when we bought a new pram to replace the big travel system.

I have a regular city mini and it's pretty good. We are very happy with it.

CatEsco7 Mon 02-May-16 14:23:40

Yes I would like parent facing as well but seems quite difficult to get or the pram costs a lot more. I looked at some of the reviews so far for the premier and it doesn't have as good a review as the GT. Also not good if it doesn't lie flat. Currently I don't have a car so would be using public transport.

BunloafAndCrumpets Tue 03-May-16 09:00:41

Hmm. I don't know about general experiences, but in my opinion I only really missed the parent facing option until about 10mo, when DD was happy facing away from me and seeing the world anyway! She was in bassinet (parent facing) until about 5mo. So there's a five month window where it might be annoying. I guess it depends on how much you'll use the pram in those five months as to whether it's worth spending more on parent facing option.

If you don't have a car and won't use a car seat in a car, you could probably pick up a cabriofix on gumtree fairly cheaply and not need to worry about it being second hand as you won't be using it in a car anyway! Then you could use it parent facing. I did this and it's actually really handy on the bus etc to be able to fold the frame and have the baby in the seat next to or on you - they feel more protected and it leaves your hands free. I don't think they're meant to be in car seats for long journeys tho so guess it depends on that too!

It's so complicated isn't it. I really wish baby jogger would just make a frame seat that clipped onto the car seat adaptors and could parent face. Then it would be the absolute perfect buggy smile all the best

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