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Best easy up/down, everyday stroller

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gizmosmama Wed 17-Aug-16 15:16:03

I'm looking for a new stroller for my 12 mo, needs to have the option of a buggy board for my 2yo. It's for everyday use so I'd like something sturdy, comfy and easy to manouver i.e. 1 handed steer. I'd also like easy up/down, again preferably 1 handed.
So far I've come up with the Baby Jogger City Mini, the Recago Easylife, the Babyzen Yoyo+ 6+ and the Mountain Buggy Nano.
Somehow, my search for easy up/down seems to have led my into the lightweight, travel category (with the last 3) which isn't necessary for me although I'm not at all against it being lightweight or compact, just don't want to comprimise on sturdy/comfy and easy to manouver! They've all got a single bar handle rather than the 2 handle umbrella type buggy so they look like they should be ok for one handed steering.
Basically, I'd like to know if anyone has experience of these more compact strollers and if you think they're good for everyday use or more suited for occasional travel use.
Also, any recommendations for other strollers really appreciated.
Thank you!

moggle Thu 18-Aug-16 19:32:31

The city mini isn't good with a buggy board unfortunately; there isn't any space for their head to go when standing up (there's a metal bar at the top of the seat, about four inches in front of the handlebar.)

gizmosmama Thu 18-Aug-16 21:42:58

Thanks moggle, that's really helpful

MyOtherUsernameIs Sat 20-Aug-16 18:04:34

Having researched all the ones you've listed I ended up getting a Micralite Superlite when DD was about 14m. Very sturdy, easy to push, huge back wheels mean you can bump up and down stairs really easily (perfect for the tube) as well as going across rough ground. It's also about as light as those you've listed, and it folds to standing pretty much one handed. It's not perfect - the basket isn't huge, nor is the sun shade ( I used a sleep shade thing for naps) but you can use it with a Micralite rider board providing you get the handle extensions to create enough gap for the bigger child to go. You can pick them up quite cheap second hand. I'm not sure there's any perfect buggy out there but I've used ours for newly two years and it's pretty hassle free.

Artandco Sat 20-Aug-16 18:07:01

The babyzen yoyo isn't grey with a buggy board.

I recommend the bugaboo bee

gizmosmama Sat 20-Aug-16 18:40:23

Thanks myother and art, I'll check both those out

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