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Tiny boot, which pushchair?

(29 Posts)
anyname123 Sat 25-Jun-16 16:10:49

Hi all, first time mum here, completely clueless despite best efforts. I have a TINY car, Kia Picanto, not in a post on to change car, any advice on which pram / buggy / system thing may fit? My local Mothercare is in the middle of a shopping centre otherwise I'd love to park outside and try for myself. Thanks in advance

Serafinaaa Sat 25-Jun-16 16:36:40

I used to have a ford KA and I could fit an oyster 2 including either seat or carry cot too. It did involve removing the parcel shelf though. A bugaboo bee would also fit or an Armadillo of any kind.

Artandco Sat 25-Jun-16 19:50:02

Babyzen yoyo

SpunBodgeSquarepants Sat 25-Jun-16 20:07:09

I have a Citroen C1 with laughable boot, and I got a Hauck Condor. Not the most attractive travel system but it did fit.

anyname123 Sat 25-Jun-16 20:54:52

Thanks for the tips. For someone who hates shopping at the best of times this is all very stressful, and I can't even have a congratulate myself gin when it's all done blush

DarkDarkNight Thu 30-Jun-16 17:05:18

Something like the Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip if you need a travel system? Baby Jogger zip has a really neat fold if you just need a pushchair.

I just saw a Babystyle Oyster in my local nursery store today, I'm not sure if the model but it was really neat and compact.

milkyface Thu 30-Jun-16 17:07:31

I've got a joie chrome and a Citroen ds3. It only just fits though.

MelT1980 Thu 30-Jun-16 18:02:59

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eltsihT Thu 30-Jun-16 18:05:51

I have a Peugeot 107. My uppababy fitted with chair seat and rumble seat. But I did have to take the parcel shelf out.

When I moved onto a push chair I had to get a z fold rather than umbrella fold as the umbrella ones were too long

OhHolyFuck Thu 30-Jun-16 18:13:44

I had a silvercross halo that folded up very small/light

drinkyourmilk Thu 30-Jun-16 18:16:21

Petite star zia is tiny, but unhelpfully doesnt fold flat for newborns. You could sling for a few months?

Hufflepuffin Thu 30-Jun-16 19:55:45

There are definitely options! What else do you want out of your buggy? The baby jogger zip is compact but feels sturdy, the babyzen yoyo 0+ is dinky but someone said their toddler had tipped it a few times. I think parent facing would be hard to do - not sure if a bugaboo bee would fit?

Imavinoops Thu 30-Jun-16 20:00:13

I have a convertible Beetle so basically NO boot space. We have a toddler so have to put a stroller in the back under his legs. We are looking for a new car as are expecting baby number 2 and have an Oyster buggy so need way more space. If baby is little a stroller is pretty useless but if bigger then a stroller works pretty well in the back.

GashleyCrumbTiny Sat 02-Jul-16 15:58:24

Is there any way you can drive a bit further to somewhere you can actually try the pushchair in your boot? Dimensions make quite a difference. I did a lot of online research about what would fit in a "small" boot, but it mostly went out the window when we actually tried them. Unless someone has the same car as you, what fit their narrow boot might not work in your short/shallow one.

anyname123 Sun 03-Jul-16 14:02:10

Thanks for the tips! I went to an out of town Mothercare yesterday and the sales girl fitted an Oyster 2 chassis in the boot, phew! There is an independent retailer about an hour away who I think have a HUGE range in stock, so I'll plan a trip there. I've been quite stuck on the idea of a travel system, but having researched I think maybe separates will be more practical for my situation, and as soon as baby is old enough I can buy a fold away stroller. I thought travel systems may be better value, but the Oyster was pretty eye watering buy the time everything was factored in, so separates don't seem too bad now with something to compare to.

Artandco Sun 03-Jul-16 14:08:42

Consider getting an extended rear facing car seat. They stay in car and last newborn- 4/5 years.

That way you only need to look for a pram without car seat. ( they shouldn't stay in car seat more than 30 mins anyway)

Queensbelfastvcisasexistprat Sun 03-Jul-16 14:11:06

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Artandco Sun 03-Jul-16 14:13:43

Their oxygen levels get dangerously low after 20-30 mins. Hence 30 mins. Some choose to use for 2 hours, but that's up to them. Safely, 30 mins max

Queensbelfastvcisasexistprat Sun 03-Jul-16 14:16:24

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treehousethunderstorm Sun 03-Jul-16 14:26:57

I have an oyster lite which fits in my fiat 500 boot with the back wheels popped off. It was £139 basic from John Lewis plus £30 for colour pack and £6 for adaptors for car seat to fit onto chassis. The seat on the pushchair can lie flat and can be used from birth. Didn't bother with buying the carrycot as it seemed surplus to needs having a moses basket at home as well. Have been very pleased with it. On the 500 you can lie one half of the backseat flat so often don't need to take wheels of pram at all.

Artandco Sun 03-Jul-16 14:28:24

There are links at the bottom of that page to the lullaby trust, and other locations.

I was told 20 mins was the time most babies oxygen dropped below 92%. If in hospital they would be put on supplemental oxygen that that level. This was by someone who is one of the top pediatrians in London.

eatingforonemore Sun 03-Jul-16 15:03:16

Citroen C1 (new shape) originally had Uppababy vista and downgraded now to the Cruz after my vista was crushed by another car😭😭😭 I really love the prams due to the big baskets and with the cruz I have room for the pram and shopping with parcel shelf

TiggeryBear Sun 03-Jul-16 15:46:20

I can get the Mothercare Roam chassis & pram/pushchair part in the boot of my Mini, I just have to take the bumper bar off, turn it on it's side & push the front of the pram/pushchair part against the seat backs then fold the chassis & remove all four wheels turn that on its side with the release catch facing up and the underneath of the tray/basket facing out, place the wheels & bumper bar around the edges & it all fits without having to remove the parcel shelf. I'm pretty pleased with it really.

anyname123 Sun 03-Jul-16 16:39:24

Crikey Tigery, are you an engineer by trade!? That sounds like a Crypton Factor type task to me, good on you!

Hufflepuffin Sun 03-Jul-16 17:00:34

The baby jogger zip is a teeny foldaway stroller that's suitable from birth!

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