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We've got the Push factor, which prams are going to the final and which are a little bit karaoke...we decide

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Honeydragon Mon 14-Nov-11 23:57:57 can be Gary Barlow wink

Honeydragon Mon 14-Nov-11 23:58:53

New thread, as we'll kill it before Christmas I though we'd be topical.....

Honeydragon Mon 14-Nov-11 23:59:12

I know what you mean about the Oyster Tiggy, they are trying too hard to be something they are not and close up the accessories are bit.... meh.

Oh good lord,

Tiggy, we're pushchair snobs grin

Tiggywunkle Tue 15-Nov-11 00:01:47

Oh no....that would be disloyal to my years of Robbie fandom blush
I kind of like that title - we should do our own awards / elimination thread. We could start with a list of pushchairs and slowly eliminate them. I bet I know which would win the MN pushchair of the year.....any guesses???

Tiggywunkle Tue 15-Nov-11 00:05:38

shock Snobs!!! shock nooooooo never! To be fair, some of the best pushchairs eg City Mini aren't the most expensive, but I do think to some degree you get what you pay for - that's also not saying the most expensive is the best. But take the little Noa - it's cheap but it does a particular job well. But equally (and I will eat my words if I ever try one and love it) I just don't 'get' the Stokke Xplory (sorry fans).

Honeydragon Tue 15-Nov-11 00:06:37

Suzie and I will reject the vista and babyjoggers on handle height wink

My aprica should be with me tomorrow, haven't heard from the seller so I assume it got collected ok.

Honeydragon Tue 15-Nov-11 00:09:10

True, I fail to see why so many people see Maclaren as a mark of quality. You can pick up an equally good supermarket umbrella fold for £25. maclaren are not what they used to be20 years ago by a long shot

Tiggywunkle Tue 15-Nov-11 00:10:53

Ok, so you read my mind! But you can't reject the Elite on handle height shock! it goes down lower than most of my other pushchairs. In fact I should get off the sofa and get my Babyzen v's Elite comparison photos live for Prams. I think it would help her. I finally have a local single pushchair tester too smile

Honeydragon Tue 15-Nov-11 00:14:27

I'd like an elite. Can you fold as one piece? An actual fold rather than a token one iyswim?

FriggsFlyingFalconFeathers Tue 15-Nov-11 00:17:05

im with you guys on the oyster...although the black framed ones nearly got me....

im sooooo glad i got a vista instead,i frigging LOVE my vistagrin
i love that the raincover fits neatly inside a pocket in the basket,i love the massive basket,i love the recline,i love the big seat,i love the sturdy frame,big wheels,compact fold,pushability,the piggyback is great too,as buggyboards go...

and if anyone was worried about the weight limit...
the other day DD got REALLY tired and fell asleep standing on the buggyboard! she kept wobbling and nearly fell off,she just couldnt stay awake,bless her,i was still 10 mins away from home and i didnt have the ergo (sling) with me,i had to do something ...
so i shifted DS forward and DD lay down behind him.
they both fit,and the vista did not budge,not even a tiny creak,nada!
and it still pushed effortlessly...
not that i recommend it,but it says something about the quality strength and durability of the vista.

so im in the market for a cheap double again...
oh,and im secretly buying my friends old BJCM for a compact blush

Honeydragon Tue 15-Nov-11 00:22:08

Hang on I'm not thinking of the elite at all am I I'm thinking of the select

Honeydragon Tue 15-Nov-11 00:22:48

Frigg youre norty grin

Tiggywunkle Tue 15-Nov-11 00:49:23

The City Select will fold with the seat on - in fact it folds rather neatly with both seats on. Its better with the old 2010 seats than the new 2011 ones though.
You need a Rumble Seat Frigg [wunk] but a BJCM sounds great smile

Tiggywunkle Tue 15-Nov-11 02:36:36

Pramsgalore These are for you grin
(Although I am not sure you are interested in the Qtro, but here you go!!)
Baby Jogger City Elite v's Recaro Babzen
Easywalker Qtro v's Recaro Babyzen
Baby Jogger City Elite v's Easywalker Qtro

Daisybell1 Tue 15-Nov-11 02:47:28

Marking place on new thread...

What was that conversation about having a support thread for OH's on here? Mine is def interested! On the other hand, would my dad be welcome here? He's my main pushchair tester/fixer (i introduced him to the bjcm earlier) but I didn't realise the extent of his addiction till he confessed that he accosted a woman in the street who had the same vintage urban detour asking if he could check the wheel bearing mechanism on it. So they turfed out the poor pram dweller and upended it in the street. Ladies - the source of my addiction I feel!

PS is any one around on the 27th? There's a nearly new baby sale and I feel I may need real time encouragement dissuasion from buying anything grin

Tiggywunkle Tue 15-Nov-11 03:06:23

Lolol re your dad! I am sure he would be most welcome! At least you can blame him for your addiction! I don't think I have any genetic excuse - my dad prefers fixing hoovers!
I'm sure I will be here on the 27th but I like hearing about new purchases so I won't be dissuading you!
I am also glad I am not the only one up at silly o'clock!

Daisybell1 Tue 15-Nov-11 03:42:16

My 7 week old pram dweller is lying here kicking and smiling after her late feed, and not sleeping!

suzie38 Tue 15-Nov-11 07:02:55

New thread...Actually went to bed earlier last night...I had a black Oyster as wasn't overly impressed but it was ok...I hated the hood as it just doesn't fold back neatly...I've been invited to go to an Orbit Baby focus group!!! Possibility of being a tester and or getting a discount when on sale in the UK...Only issue is it's in London, including an evening as well as an afternoon discussion...I can't leave DD with DH as he's almost 100% deaf so wouldn't have any idea if she woke and cried in the night, though we do have a deaf aid alarm but it buzzes for any sound, doesn't distinquish between happy/sad sounds...Plus he leaves for work around 4.30am as he's a postman...Plus it's tomorrow anyway as i just looked at the date!!! Great notice!!!

suzie38 Tue 15-Nov-11 07:04:47

Actually i think you can choose a session...Robyn and i could have a day in the big smoke!!!

suzie38 Tue 15-Nov-11 07:28:19

I've replied and told the truth about buying one and then selling on...And if i can take DD with me. it's doable...But would mean she misses her skating class.

aswellasyou Tue 15-Nov-11 09:00:12

I quite like the Oyster. blush But only in the black chassis. The brushed metal chassis with the horrible grey basket is ugly! And it has to have air wheels. Saoirse's doesn't have hood issues. I think it's a really decent pushchair for the price and it's so narrow that you can get into really small gaps.

Daisybell1 Tue 15-Nov-11 09:16:16

Oh so that's what an Oyster looks like! I have picked up many names from you lot but don't know what things look like yet...

pramsgalore Tue 15-Nov-11 09:42:08

thanks tiggy for that, rather blush i have discovered its the cam thats hurting my arms, on the cambers in the path on the school run, will have to check the tyre pressures as its pulling to one side, ok on flats but cambers big problem. i am now back to looking at the vista, but really need to set a different pushchair to 104cm hmm i could try my xari on that height, but its a different type of handle bar, oh poo i don't know, what ever happens i need to go pay the money i spent back into my account so i can buy it hmm. i pass a bjcm everyday, i need to get hold of it to test handle height, but i don't know her hmm although i have had my hands on a halo and that has a high handle, i know her and could have a quick go, she knows i am crazy [mad pushchair woman grin ] and kiddicare have a discount code if you like them on facebook confused so i would get it for under £500 grin and it would do my shopping. i shall buy one soon i promise blush

misdee Tue 15-Nov-11 10:07:41

tiggy is that your website? bestbuggy?

[feels lost]

Tiggywunkle Tue 15-Nov-11 10:45:38

Lol don't feel lost! We all just are nutty enough to talk lots about pushchairs!

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