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Lightweight parent facing buggy?

(9 Posts)
Piewife Sat 11-Aug-18 20:23:05

My baby is 4 months old and around 9kg already. My back hurts from carrying him around and when I pick up my pushchair to put in the boot of the car etc. it makes my back feel worse. I've got an Armadillo Flip XT so it's not the heaviest pushchair out there (I think it's supposed to be around 10kg) but I can't wait until my baby is old enough to go in a little buggy so it's lighter to push around and my back doesn't suffer as much. I don't want him facing away from me for a good while yet and he still needs to be able to lie flat.

Anyway, the point of this post is: does anyone know of any good parent facing buggies which are lighter? It seems odd to me that nobody seems to make a parent facing umbrella fold buggy!


ems137 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:30:17

Is he really 9kg at 4 months? I don't think my 1 year old is 9kg that's all.

I had a Quinny Zapp Xtra2 which was lightweight, folded down very small and could face either way

Piewife Sat 11-Aug-18 20:32:51

Yes he is, he's a big baby. I'm not confused about his weight.

Thanks for the recommendation, will look at the Zapp Xtra2 smile

Penisbeakerismyfavethread Sat 11-Aug-18 20:37:34

I’d come on to say the zap xtra, or the new zapp flex there’s a new range around. It’s a fab little pram. I’ve used 1 xtra & one of the new ones. Would reccomend on what I know although I’m not a mum just I just do childcare work. Hth

ems137 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:53:34

I absolutely loved my Quinny Zapp. It laid really flat too but was still so comfy looking. The un-zippable hood that came right down was amazing for sunny days or nap time too. I think my only down side to it was the small shopping basket but it was easy enough to hang bags off the handles

sar302 Sat 11-Aug-18 21:08:13

Bugaboo bee every day of the week

pacempercutiens Mon 13-Aug-18 07:28:59

I have no experience with it but I really like the look of the Joie Mirus pushchair. Quite cheap and has a handle that can move so the pushchair becomes parent facing, also looks to do a nice small fold as well.

TheChatsPyjamas Mon 13-Aug-18 18:23:49

Baby jogger vue is an option

Piewife Mon 13-Aug-18 21:12:10

I think the Joie Mirus would be difficult to steer when parent facing as the handle just flips over so the swivel wheels would be at the back?

Baby jogger Vue might be an option!

Thanks all x

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