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Need a "cheap" buggy for hols - 8 month baby

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usernoidea Mon 24-Apr-17 20:08:19

Any suggestions would be appreciated for us to buy for our first family holiday to menorca. Not keen to take our "real" pram as pretty bulky and don't want it wrecked in the hold
Thanks in advance x

AmieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Apr-17 13:56:51

Hi usernoidea,

If you're looking for a cheap travel option, Mumsnetters often recommend the Mothercare Nanu. It's a traditional, lightweight umbrella fold for around £50.

We've had a play with the Nanu ourselves and it does what it says on the tin and gets the job done, though the harness buckle is a bit fiddly and the break isn't the sturdiest we've tried. There's a few nice features, like the large hood that would definitely keep your baby shaded in the Majorca sun, it comes with a rain cover included and the seat is fully reclining, which many cheap umbrella strollers don't have. So that's definitely an added bonus, especially with an eight month old who is probably still napping in the day.

It's pretty smooth to push around and only 7kg. But it's not as smooth as say a Babyzen YoYo+ (which is fab, by the way - super portable, smooth to push, comfy for baby and we would definitely recommend, but it's £290 so definitely doesn't come under 'cheap stroller') or even the UPPAbaby G-Luxe (£150-£200 depending on the retailer). But, then, the Nanu is also only £50. And given its price, it does a really good job.

Hope that helps!

usernoidea Wed 26-Apr-17 14:12:11

Thanks! Great help x

Mothervulva Wed 26-Apr-17 15:50:26

I bought the Maclaren Quest for a holiday to Nice with an 8 month old. It was £150 but I used it a lot since. No complaints.

usernoidea Wed 26-Apr-17 20:06:42

Thanks mother! X

NapQueen Wed 26-Apr-17 20:08:33

The Armadillo City is a great stroller - loes flat and has a big hood. Folds easily and small (not umbrella style) with a carry handle.

forfuckssakenet Wed 26-Apr-17 21:19:38

I have an armadillo. We bought it for a holiday. It was a bit dearer than I would have liked TBH but it has a great sun hood and reclines flat for naps. Accessing the basket is a bit tricky and annoying but overall I'm happy with it.

user1471495191 Wed 26-Apr-17 21:20:33

Zeta vooom. Bought for a holiday but since used daily.

TiggerSnooze Fri 28-Apr-17 14:11:49

I ended up going for a second hand BJCM although my son was only 5 months at the time so really wanted something that did proper lie-flat for buggy naps. It was a fab decision though: it's only 7.5 kg so as light as many of the lightweight travel options, and it folds remarkably flat. But the most brilliant thing is the one-handed 'lift and fold' in one - it's totally possible to fold and lift it while holding your baby, which means it's the only buggy I would ever take if travelling on my own. Superb hood too.

fluffandsnuff Fri 28-Apr-17 14:18:34

I bought a mithercare own brand stroller. We call it the pram of death! avoid that one- impossible to put up and down and doesn't steer in a straight line. We ended up taking the massive uppababy vista instead on easyJet about four times with no problems (we check in prams anyway as easyJet make you carry them down the stairs).

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