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specific requirements! impossible?

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JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 04-Jul-16 10:42:36

I'm after the perfect pushchair.
This is dd3 so I've gone through a fair number of pushchairs strollers etc. And I've never been able to find one that 'does it all' for me!

These are my requirements:
Big basket
Fold without taking bits apart
Stand when folded
Fully recline + sit up
Rain cover (fold small no hard bits)
Able to attach universal buggy board that doesn't mean my toes get squished.
Able to attach carseat
Not too heavy/bulky

adjustable handle length
Front and rear facing
Carry cot option

Is this an impossible ask?

InternationalHouseofToast Mon 04-Jul-16 10:48:12

I'm afraid it possibly is! If you want one that is rear and front facing, you'd need to accept that bits, such as the seat, are likely to need to come off before folding.

We had an iCandy Apple which meets all of your requirements except for the "folding without taking bits apart" criteria. Bulky is subjective so it may be too bulky for you.

achildsjoy Mon 04-Jul-16 10:48:30

Bugaboo bee?

achildsjoy Mon 04-Jul-16 10:49:03

The new bee 3 has a carrycot option.

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 04-Jul-16 10:55:51

I've seen pushchairs that fold as one but has an additional carry cot that goes on the top of the pushchair seat for when the baby is tiny and that faces the parent but the seat is forward facing

clarka Mon 04-Jul-16 11:00:35

M+P armadillo flip xt? I love ours and it meets all of your requirements I think.

purpleporpoise Mon 04-Jul-16 11:02:55

My silver cross pioneer does all that apart from the fold ones. It is in 2 pieces and doesn't stand up when folded.
Also have an armadillo xt which meets the fold standards. The flip xt would do the rest I think, although the basket isn't huge

Hufflepuffin Mon 04-Jul-16 14:15:56

on the face of it, the easywalker mosey ticks all your boxes! You can even fold in one piece with a carrycot on.

From the best buggy review:

^The Easywalker Mosey has the perfect combination of a small, neat, sturdy chassis; with decent sized wheels; a good basket; a compact fold which will freestand; a fantastic extending handlebar range; a large seat with lift up calf rest which is suitable from birth to a huge 20 kgs; a swing away bumper bar; all with the quality and style to match.

Someone on a recent thread on here bought one and didn't rate it, but definitely worth looking into for your listed requirements!

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 04-Jul-16 15:49:41

Thanks all, some good suggestions.
The baskets on some of them aren't quite big enough though. The graco ones tend to have v large baskets which I love. Obaby monty looks interesting too.

I wish you could start with components and build your own to suit!

spacefrog35 Mon 04-Jul-16 15:54:28

Have a look at the uppababy cruz &/or vista baskets are huge & does most of your list.

Fomalhaut Mon 04-Jul-16 20:25:42

Easywalker mosey ticks most of your boxes - unfortunately I don't think there is one perfect pushchair!

Also how about: the new Cybex balios? Or the new babyjogger premier? I have to say if I was buying now I'd get one of them

MelT1980 Mon 04-Jul-16 21:43:15

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MrsA2 Mon 04-Jul-16 21:47:01

Uppababy vista could suit you very well. I adore the massive basket. Not sure where I'll put the shopping once DD no longer wants to use it...!

Artandco Mon 04-Jul-16 21:48:11

Cybex Callisto.

ohidoliketobe Mon 04-Jul-16 21:48:21

Uppababy vista.

Artandco Mon 04-Jul-16 21:49:51

Sorry, Cybex balios

Gardencentregroupie Mon 04-Jul-16 21:50:51

You want the Uppababy Vista. Brilliant pram.

PopsicleBopsicle Mon 04-Jul-16 21:51:13

Another vote for armadillo flip xt. Meets all your requirements!

HelenaJustina Mon 04-Jul-16 21:52:16

I always recommend them because I love mine, Baby Jogger City Mini.

Has all of your must haves but only one of your preferences (carry cot available)

Artandco Mon 04-Jul-16 21:52:37

The uppababy vista is quite heavy at 12.5kg

Artandco Mon 04-Jul-16 21:53:05

Helena - the mini isn't parent facing is it?

DearTeddyRobinson Mon 04-Jul-16 21:54:16

Another vote for Uppababy, we have a Cruz and I think it matches all your requirements. It can be used from birth with a snug seat insert, front and rear facing, folds easily. I don't know if you can use a universal buggy board but we have the Uppababy Piggyback board which works well.
Also has an adjustable handle which is great as DH and I are tall whereas our old nanny was wee!

Artandco Mon 04-Jul-16 21:55:33

As above, the Cybex balios is def worth looking at:

These are my requirements:
Big basket -yes
Fold without taking bits apart - once piece fold in half like baby jogger style
Stand when folded - yes
Fully recline + sit up - yes
Rain cover (fold small no hard bits) - not sure but can check
Able to attach universal buggy board that doesn't mean my toes get squished. - yes, the bugaboo one also fits
Able to attach carseat - yes
Not too heavy/bulky - 10kg so pretty good

adjustable handle length - yes
Front and rear facing - yes
Carry cot option - yes can add

Starman16 Mon 04-Jul-16 21:57:32

Joolz Geo ticks a lot of those boxes. It has a huge basket - my main reason for choosing it! Adjustable handle and overall very good buggy if you/DP are tall. Rain cover is soft tent-type material and folds into a little pouch. Reclines fully both front and rear facing (although bucket seat so not lie flat unless carrycot)

Compromise is that it only folds in one piece when forward facing, not when rear facing or carrycot (although I'm not sure one that does all three exists tbh) and it is quite heavy, although I've found it easy to push and excellent steering

I can't comment on car seat adapt its or buggy board but I know they do make them for it.

KP86 Mon 04-Jul-16 21:57:55

I have a city mini as well.

It isn't parent facing (although carrycot is) and I wouldn't count the basket as being large or easily accessible. The GT model has an adjustable handle.

BJ have just released a new pram that has forward and parent facing options called the Premier/e. Haven't ever seen one in real life.

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