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How important is an adjustable footrest?
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charlyn · 21/10/2013 10:52

So I'm struggling to find a pushchair suitable for my needs. We already have a travel system but I'm after a second pushchair that's lightweight, small, preferably one hand fold that will be used for travelling. I'm not keen on umbrella fold strollers so not much choice left.

I found a pushchair I really like (graco evo mini) but it doesnt have an adjustable footrest. My lo is 7 months and her feet are already half off the end of the seat. I'm worried it would be uncomfortable for her sleeping if her feet aren't supported.
Anyone have a similar pushchair and have they found the lack of adjustable footrest a problem? Not sure whether to discount it or not.
Thanks

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Ihateparties · 21/10/2013 12:42

I like an adjustable one but none of the children have ever seemed bothered. I just got a red kite push me zumi that is fab (have been looking for ages for an umbrella pushchair sized/width non umbrella pushchair) but I hear lots of great thing about the evo too. The wheels were too small for me, ditto the oyster gem which is also brilliant. Other similar things to consider - britax b agile, city mini if you don't mind something slightly bigger, m & p sync or Armadillo (the latter has great reviews too).

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charlyn · 22/10/2013 15:44

Thanks for your reply. I ruled out the others and its basically between the graco evo mini and the M&P Armadillo. I went to see the Armadillo and was slighty put off by the fact the seat is quite reclined at its most upright. The evo mini is also smaller and lighter and prefer the basket but I'm leaning more towards the Armadillo atm because of the adjustable footrest and would be much more comfy for lo to sleep in.

Its so hard to decide, wonder if I can persuade OH we need both!

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DeathMetalMum · 22/10/2013 20:21

I have a britax b-mobile no adjustable footrest and never bothered dd tbh most of the children I see in pushchairs with adjustable footrests seem to look like they are hanging their legs really uncomfatably usually either side of the 'rest' part. It is something that I'm wondering if I have missed or not but I don't actually get the need for one.

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Tiggywunkle · 22/10/2013 21:43

I think it depends on the pushchair TBH. My son was in a pushchair yesterday with no footrest and he napped beautifully because the seat was deep enough to compensate. If it helps, he sleeps well and looks comfy in the Evo Mini. I can't say the same about all pushchairs - he looked uncomfy in the Stokke Scoot for example.

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