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Which sturdy pushchair?

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frustratedpants · 22/07/2012 15:59

Right, imagine this senario
New born baby plus have 4-5yo school age autistic child, can walk but stubborn as a mule and no sence of danger
Don't want a side by side double as older child will at school for majority of the time. am also looking at doubles but that's another thread
So just need ideas for a sturdy pram and buggy board style way of transporting older one on school run (30min walk in buggy but only 5 roads to cross) and for town trips.
Have estate car so no size issues.

So, what ride-on seat, buggy board etc?

what buggys are sturdy enough to take larger child on board and still be manageable? And how do you get a sometimes uncooperate child to stay on buggy board?

I prefer like parent facing. Ideally take carrycot or carseat options.
Don't want a zia, zapp, jane 360, freeway, or streety. been there done that Smile

So what options, If any, do I have?

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Ihateparties · 22/07/2012 19:32

From what you have said I would go for a baby jogger or a mountain buggy of some sort for the sturdiness/weight taking.. for the keeping child on buggyboard then something where they can be as trapped as possible but still comfortable within the handlebar. I don't know if this is possible with a newborn on board BJ or MB, it may depend on the model, whether you have a carrycot on etc. Somebody will know.

Oh also, maybe give easywalker a look as they do an air tyre buggyboard and 2nd hand prices are really good for the quality so I understand. There is a carrycot option but the seats don't parent face. Unless you can wait for the new June and they also come up with a buggyboard for that.

You do have options but I am not too sure on weight limits of buggyboards generally, I had a junior x rider (a sit down one) which took 20kgs... there might be something with a higher limit out there.

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Tiggywunkle · 22/07/2012 21:43

Look at a Mountain Buggy +One and a TFK Joggster Twist with fold away buddy seat with a Multi X carrycot to give you parent facing. If your eldest is light you could get away with a regular tandem eg B-Dual or Peach Blossom? I would suggest the first two are probably good options. The +One convert to a single once you have done the school run and the buddy seat folds away on the TFK.

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Tiggywunkle · 22/07/2012 21:45

Oh and look at the Micralite Twofold too...it's not out yet but it has lots of options including a built in buggy board. Also look at a Joovy Ultralight A there is a harness on the rear seat but there are compromises for the baby ie using a car seat for the first six months and then forward facing.

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