MacClaren, your wallet will thank me
+1000000000 single best bit of kit got for our little one. They grow out of everything else so quickly but the pram stays a constant. Light, easy to manoeuvre, one handed operation, 650b compatible (ok maybe not) – the Maclaren gets my vote.Posted 4 years agobob_summersMember
Ask around, we got given two buggy/pram combos – one of which was knackered after serving four kids, the other was practically new.Posted 4 years ago
If I was buying, I’d spend as little as possible on it, as they grow out of it really quickly, and save the money for a decent pushchair which really will get hammered.Boba FattMember
Our first (and only at this rate) is due in February, we’re going for one of these bad boys:
Uppababy Vista. We’re going for this because the car seat was the first thing we picked, a maxicosy, and the woman in John Lewis (extremely helpful by the way) talked us through all the makes of pram and this is the most compatible – also, the mother in law is paying and this got her approval so i’m not complaining.
I also agree about the price though, having a baby is almost as expensive as mountain bikingPosted 4 years ago
Will never be accepted…
Lie flat prammy thing is a must (spine being flat or something)
Make sure it fits in the boot of your car (expensive lesson!)
Make sure you can (both) fold it with one hand!(another sweaty red faced lesson trying to fold a crazy mechanism whilst being watched by 15 new mums all tutting at my incompetence)
Never used the maxi cosi car seat in the push chair (see point 1 re spines)
Make sure you have enough room in storage area under said vehicle for everything you own!
You will never go “off road” (probably)
preparing to have all my points disagreed with…Posted 4 years agoalfabusSubscriber
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> Lie flat prammy thing is a must (spine being flat or something)
yes, if they’re going to be in it all day
> Make sure it fits in the boot of your car (expensive lesson!)
> Make sure you can (both) fold it with one hand!(another sweaty red faced lesson trying to fold a crazy mechanism whilst being watched by 15 new mums all tutting at my incompetence)
Agreed. Try them in the shop, you’ll be amazed how complicated some are! This was one of the main reasons we got the Baby Jogger.
> Never used the maxi cosi car seat in the push chair (see point 1 re spines)
Never go shopping in the car? lift out sleeping baby in car seat, clip to buggy, shop, return, go home – all without waking him. God send! just don’t have in there for hours and hours.
> Make sure you have enough room in storage area under said vehicle for everything you own!
Changing bag, coats and camera
> You will never go “off road” (probably)
You will once, then you’ll realise that the shaking about is not worth it – get a sling if you want to go for a bridleway walk.
DavePosted 4 years agotheflatboyMember
Whichever one you choose, get it off ebay instead of new. Everyone we know including us who did that got items that are in basically as-new condition as they are used so little before becoming obsolete. 60% or thereabouts less than RRP.
FWIW, we got a Bugaboo Chameleon. It was excellent, saving it for the next one.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
Don’t get sucked into the great “travel system” swindle.
You ‘re not allowed to keep a baby in a car seat for too long anyway, so having one that plugs into a pram chassis is pointless.
Get a decent lie-down pram (Silver Cross were reasonably priced) and then a pushchair when baby is old enough.
Off-road prams are not as versatile as slings or baby backpacks for going walking.Posted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Vista and a Maclaren Techno XR here! One for around town, one for travel.
The Vista is superb. Newborn goes in the carry cot, which doubles up for overnight travel/visits (Not all carry cots can!). The base can take a huge amount of stuff, and trust me, you’ll have it!
Maclaren was bought to go on holiday, and was brilliant.
In short, if you can afford both, do. If not, get the Vista. With child seat adapters.Posted 4 years agomrlSubscriber
Another uppa baby vista here. They have a new called a cruz which has a smaller footprint, probably would get that now. Vista has been brillant living in london, used it bus amd tube and only very occasionallt it has been too big. Travel systems seem to be get a lot of stick but it worked for us. Sling worked at home but not out, baby bjorn was great out.Posted 4 years agoBurnBobMember
Another Uppababy Vista here. Very much reccomend it. 15 months old now, went a big off roadish walk today with no probs. had an issue with one of the wheels which was sorted out by them within a few days, sturdy and well built clever design, looks smart. Plus you don’t look like a sheep by having an icandy.Posted 4 years agorp16vMember
We went for the mother are bundle £250 gets u everything up need car seat,pram/buggy combo(converts using straps) its been great for the 7 weeks its been in use and has proved pretty popular,also we used the mother are payment plan no finance deal just drop money on it when u can they deliver it a week before due date any issues full refund no questionsPosted 4 years agouser-removedMember
Every baby thing you go to, be it rhyme-time, singalong, whatever else, you’ll soon see that the system of choice is Maxi Cosi. We have one and it just works. If the wee man’s asleep in the car seat, you can just remove the seat and drop it onto the wheels. If you just use a cheapy buggy, it’s guaranteed that the baby will wake up during the transition between car seat and buggy.
The buggy seat bit can be adjusted from lie flat (new born) to almost upright. Our kid is 11 months and there’s still some room for growth. Highly recommended.
The car seat base is foolproof and if you have two cars, the car seat can be used without the base too…Posted 4 years ago
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