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I just want a pram for the first year .. what should I get?
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FussandMess · 17/06/2013 13:11

After a year I will no doubt swap to a Mclaren Tech (had them with both my dds and love them)

So I just need a pram/travel system that can cover the first year.

I need to be able to do bus, car and lots of walking with it. So not massively wide, not really heavy and not cumbersome.

I want to spend under £500 but ideally £200 - £300.

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jojo1983 · 17/06/2013 13:41

I got a maclaren and brought the clip things to attach the car seat to it. If that makes sense.

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FussandMess · 17/06/2013 13:41

Also don't mind buying second hand so for £200-£300 second hand should be able to get something decent I hope

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FussandMess · 17/06/2013 13:42

I understand jojo.

I would prefer a pram with a carrycot if possible.

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GwendolineMaryLacey · 17/06/2013 13:43

Secondhand Bee. Was the best pram I ever had. Lovely and snug with the cocoon and both of mine were far happier in that as newborns than rattling around in a conventional carrycot.

Then swap to a Baby Jogger city mini. The above two are the perfect combination :) I have researched this extensively!

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GampyWabbit · 17/06/2013 13:44

I used Maclaren from birth - love them!!

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FussandMess · 17/06/2013 13:49

How much are secondhand bees roughly Gwen?

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FussandMess · 17/06/2013 13:53

If I decided to buy a Baby Jogger instead of the Maclaren, wouldn't it be cheaper for me to buy the Baby Jogger city mini from birth?

Or am I missing something?

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GwendolineMaryLacey · 17/06/2013 14:42

Yes it would but the only reason I wouldn't is because its not parent facing. It needs a soft carrycot or car seat if you don't want your newborn to face outwards and these are not going to last you a year realistically.

That's purely my preference though.

A secondhand original Bee is around the £150 mark. Bee plus is more but there's no significant difference between the two, especially not for one year. I only discovered the Baby Jogger the last couple of months, otherwise my Bee would have been the only pushchair I had.

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GwendolineMaryLacey · 17/06/2013 14:43

(Apart from the 20 odd pushchairs I had previously, obviously Blush)

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januarysnowdrop · 17/06/2013 14:52

I've just got an njoy bubble - bit like a Maclaren (umbrella fold) but the seat can be flipped over to make it parent facing. It's pretty light and folds up neatly - I'm very pleased with it. Cost me 170 quid new from Mothercare. It's not a carrycot, though (although the seat does go flat), so maybe not what you're after.

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FussandMess · 17/06/2013 14:52

Thanks Gwen, that's really helpful. Smile

Would the soft carrycot last 6 months do you think?

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TwitchyTail · 17/06/2013 17:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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FussandMess · 17/06/2013 20:16

I've started another thread now as I'm thinking that actually I don't want a travel system after all.

Thanks for all the replies Smile

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