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Which buggy fits my criteria?
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ThePartyArtist · 01/11/2016 13:36

Can anyone advise a complete beginner about prams please?
Ideally we'd like to try some out in a shop, where's the best place to go for this? And do new models come out at a particular time of year (wondering if January's likely to be a good time for sales)?

So far, this is my wishlist of features, can anyone suggest one that would fit the bill?

  1. Longevity - something that would see us through from birth to toddler would be good.

  2. Good on public transport - easy to get on and off buses. Compact enough to fold and store on a train's luggage rack either at the end of the carriage or overhead.

  3. Lightweight - so that when it's folded, I have half a chance of being able to lift it onto said luggage rack! And so it's not too heavy to push up hills as there are plenty where we live.

  4. Easy / one hand fold - so it's possible to fold whilst holding the baby.

  5. Lots of storage space for shopping, coats, bags etc.

  6. Durable - will mainly be used in urban environment but occasionally countryside, beaches etc. Maybe pneumatic tyres?

  7. Handle height that is suitable for me (just over 5 foot) and DH (almost 6 foot).

  8. Wont tip over if child's not in it, and a bag's hanging off the handle.

  9. Will fit the Maxi Cosi car seat with an adaptor (not essential but would be nice).

  10. Compact when folded.

    Has anyone got experience of a buggy that fits these criteria please?
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HRarehoundingme · 01/11/2016 13:39

Babyjogger mini city gti

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Artandco · 01/11/2016 13:41

ITs unlikely you can get a pram that's compact and folds small enough to fit in train overhead racks as well as suitable off road and large enough for lots of bags.

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Babyzen yoyo 0+ - compact to fold anywhere. Not great for carrying loads of stuff
Bugaboo bee

Small ish with larger wheels
Easy walker mosey
Mountain buggy swift

Both fold smallnish one handed, and take a fair amount of bags,but wouldn't fit overhead on train.

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Heirhelp · 01/11/2016 13:42

John Lewis has a good selection to try out.

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sleepyMe12 · 01/11/2016 13:44

Bugaboo bee or the baby zen yoyo. I have the bee and constantly on and off public transport. Great handling,folding etc it does have a fair sized basket but I got a couple of bag clips for extra bags.

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Enidblyton1 · 01/11/2016 13:54

Very hard (I'd say impossible) to get everything on your list. A buggy which is great in town/lightweight/public transport is generally not great off road. Decide which is most important to you.
That said, I agree with pp - Baby jogger Citi Mini could be good compromise. It's fairly light, easy to fold and take on buses. Fine from birth - toddler. Tyres are good (not pneumatic, but tough) and fine for country walks. I've had a Citi mini, bugaboo chameleon and maclaren and they all had strengths and weaknesses. Citi Mini definitely ticks the majority of your boxes and not too bad price wise either.

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Enidblyton1 · 01/11/2016 13:55

Bugaboo Bee is brilliant for town - not designed for off road at all

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Spudlet · 01/11/2016 13:58

I'd look at your life honestly and decide what is the most common scenario for you. Bus rides, or off road walking? Which is going to be your everyday experience? Then get a pram to suit that scenario, and perhaps a sling for the other - country walks, for instance. Smile

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ThinkOfTheMice · 05/11/2016 22:07

Easywalker mosey. Brilliant buggy.

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user1476714330 · 18/11/2016 11:59

icandy strawberry does much of this, folds with the seat on, can be folded with one hand with practise, has a three year warranty from john Lewis 9always a goodie), takes all the maxi cozi car seats. the handle doesn't seen really hi but my other half has never commented on it and he prefers to push than walk beside me which I like too. I have a friend with a city mini and they like that too.

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