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Running buggies

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Millymolliemandy · 24/05/2017 17:48

I know buggy threads have been done to death but does anyone have any running buggy recommendations? Ideally I'd like to be able to use as our 'normal' day to day buggy too from newborn. Limited internet research has come up with the Out n About Nipper 4 Sport, anyone got any experience? Many thanks!

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caterpuller · 24/05/2017 17:55

I bought a running buggy to use alongside a normal every day buggy. I don't think running buggies are really every day buggies, to be honest. If you can afford both, and are a keen runner, then go for it. But otherwise I'd think carefully. The running buggies don't really work for newborns, in my opinion. I ended up running with my bugaboo most of the time despite having a 3 wheeler baby jogger too. Then again, it might depend where you live. I'm in central london which is perhaps why the running buggy wasn't convenient for everyday use (in and out of shops, buses, tubes etc).

jaffacakes16 · 24/05/2017 18:31

No advice but interested in what recommendations you get. I was considering using a hand-me-down normal buggy then buying a running one when baby is a bit bigger. From what I see you need to be careful running when they're very little plus it'll probably be 6 months before I leave the house!

Millymolliemandy · 24/05/2017 19:17

Hi yes I think from newborn is a little optimistic on all fronts really! We live very rurally so buggy won't be needed for town use really just school run and runs and walks with dogs etc.

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Phillipa12 · 24/05/2017 19:23

You want the lady who runs it, Wendy, is a font of all knowledge when it comes to running buggies, she is marvelous! But it sounds like a Thule will fit your requirements.

Millymolliemandy · 24/05/2017 20:59

Thanks Phillipa that's really helpful I'll give her a call and see what she suggests.

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user1478902502 · 24/05/2017 21:42

I haven't used mine yet so can't give a particularly useful opinion (not due until July) but we did a lot of research, looked at a couple and ended up going for the Mountain Buggy Terrain. I needed a pushchair I could use for daily dog walks on the beach, countryside walks and in the future running with. This seems to cover all of those and gets great reviews. We bought the carrycot too because I think it looks nicer for a newborn than the flat pushchair seat. We've put it together and though it is pretty big it is really manouevrable and I love it! We have said that if we find it too big for going to the shops/town use we'll get a cheaper small one to use as well.

annlee3817 · 24/05/2017 21:50

I've got an out n about nipper, I got the off road one, it still has big wheels but not advertised as a running buggy. I have ran with it several times and it is great, plus we love it when out for walks and even in town it's not too much of a pain. Think it's the V4 that we have. I got it from the tesco outlet on eBay. You can't run apparently until they're approx seven months from what I read, we didn't get ours until later anyway.

LumpySpaceCow · 25/05/2017 10:14

I have a double britax bob and I love it! Great for running and all terrain - although bulky for everyday. The single will be slimmer though x

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