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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
So people, when you are considering buying a pushchair/pram/buggy or whatever else they call them these days...

What do you look for?
Do you buy the cheap ones?
Would you pay to buy some of the more expensive makes?
Have you even bought an expensive one?
Is there a style of pram/push/buggy whatever, you look for? What style?

How much did you pay?
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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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1 Like #1
i buy mid range

i try to get one thats not too heavy and has a nice size shopping basket, has cup holder for me
suspended 1 Like #2
Would never buy a cheap one, i understand times are hard for some but they do look cheap, as long as i could afford it id splash out £350 on a nice one.

Buggy with carry part separate, think Maclaren do them.

This is for future reference, no baby expected
#3
http://shop.babyworld.co.uk/images/xt_pics/ew_wave_pyp_1.jpg

the easywalker
banned#4
Price of a mid-range?
banned#5
Starr
Would never buy a cheap one, i understand times are hard for some but they do look cheap, as long as i could afford it id splash out £350 on a nice one.

Buggy with carry part separate, think Maclaren do them.

This is for future reference, no baby expected


When you say carry part do you mean you can lift up the bit that the baby sleeps in yeah?
banned#6
Charlie Scene
http://shop.babyworld.co.uk/images/xt_pics/ew_wave_pyp_1.jpg

The Easywalker


LOL how much would that baby set me apart? :-D

(Note the suspension!)
#7
kapows
Price of a mid-range?


bout £250-£300

my friends just brought one for over £400
#8
kapows
When you say carry part do you mean you can lift up the bit that the baby sleeps in yeah?


travel system
banned#9
like everything else you buy what you can manage
banned#10
ilovepink
bout £250-£300

my friends just brought one for over £400


Would you have, say, a link to one that is similar to the one you have or may buy in the future and also the one maybe your friend bought? :)
1 Like #11
I haven't spawned my seed yet, but when I do I guess I'd be looking for something I could conceivably push without bending down (being 6' 3"), that will fold up and throw into a car boot, and is relatively cheap. If I have the money at the time I might throw the boat out a little more :) Or I could just leave the wife to do all that stuff :-D
banned#12
sassie
like everything else you buy what you can manage


We're not discussing whether you live within your means. The questions asked are rather specific and so far have received good answers...
banned#13
anewman
I haven't spawned my seed yet, but when I do I guess I'd be looking for something I could conceivably push without bending down (being 6' 3"), that will fold up and throw into a car boot, and is relatively cheap. If I have the money at the time I might throw the boat out a little more :) Or I could just leave the wife to do all that stuff :-D


Leave it to the wife! Unless you come across one of mine :-D In which case you will definitely want to do the buying!
suspended#14
kapows
When you say carry part do you mean you can lift up the bit that the baby sleeps in yeah?


Ye thats right, tried looking for it.

Mothercare had them in as my sis was looking when she was pregnant
#15
kapows
Would you have, say, a link to one that is similar to the one you have or may buy in the future and also the one maybe your friend bought? :)


will have a quick look for you hang on ....
1 Like #16
The first pram i ever bought for my first baby was a big stupid silver cross one and it cost £699. i got rid of it after a couple of months. far too big and awkward and so heavy. with my second i bought a buggy which was suitable from birth and same with my third. from experience i would always buy a buggy type that is suitable from birth and would never spend more than £200 max including footmuff etc. They are just easier to handle whether walking, going on the bus or putting into a car. :)
#17
kapows
LOL how much would that baby set me apart? :-D

(Note the suspension!)


dunno mate, not cheap these days!!!
banned 1 Like #18
kapows
We're not discussing whether you live within your means. The questions asked are rather specific and so far have received good answers...


i was referring to a pushchair you can manage, ie - not to big and bulky etc,etc for wife/parent/teen/father to be, etc,etc
banned#19
sassie
i was referring to a pushchair you can manage, ie - not to big and bulky etc,etc for wife/parent/teen/father to be, etc,etc


I get yuuh! Thanks :)
banned#20
Wow at the amount these people here spend on push chairs....seriously I'll be buying second hand, and as research has shown you should buy one that faces you as this helps develop the babies communication skills.
#21
http://www.mothercare.com/Graco-Vivo-Travel-System-City/dp/B001PT6AO0/sr=1-24/qid=1256776219/ref=sr_1_24/280-7019533-0579954?_encoding=UTF8&m=A2LBKNDJ2KZUGQ&n=42803041&mcb=core

this is similar to the one i have they dont have the exact one anymore

think the one my friend has is a bugaboo cant see the one on mothercare though

althougth DD is just over one now i use this

http://www.mothercare.com/OBaby-Atlas-Stroller-Pink-Circles/dp/B002HHUZGS/sr=1-8/qid=1256776393/ref=sr_1_8/280-7019533-0579954?_encoding=UTF8&m=A2LBKNDJ2KZUGQ&n=42764041&mcb=core

althougth i got mine from kiddecare as its cheaper lol
banned#22


Wow that one moulds into so many positions!!

Do you use every available position? Or is it usually in one position?
#23
i dont really see why 'teens' is an area of opinion you're after...all teenagers dont have kids you know...:?
#24
lumoruk
Wow at the amount these people here spend on push chairs....seriously I'll be buying second hand, and as research has shown you should buy one that faces you as this helps develop the babies communication skills.


my parents bought ours so was ok lol
#25
kapows
Wow that one moulds into so many positions!!

Do you use every available position? Or is it usually in one position?


if you mean the seat yes i do use all them lol

if baby is asleep its good to have them in the laying down position and when shes awake she loves to sit right up so she can see everything


- are you having a baby?
banned#26
lil_tiger
i dont really see why 'teens' is an area of opinion you're after...all teenagers dont have kids you know...:?


Im not laying claim that all teens have babies. However it would be nice to involve teens with kids into this discussion too. :)
banned#27
ilovepink
if you mean the seat yes i do use all them lol

if baby is asleep its good to have them in the laying down position and when shes awake she loves to sit right up so she can see everything


- are you having a baby?


Nope. Market research :)
#28
if you wanna know anything else send me a pm

im off to bed now gotta be up early
banned#29
ilovepink
if you wanna know anything else send me a pm

im off to bed now gotta be up early


No problem. Thanks and night night :)
#30
kapows
Nope. Market research :)


travel systems are great because you get everything in one thing and the car seat attaches to the pram so no waking or disturbing baby

but some of them are very heavy so main disadvantage unless i assume you buy the very very expensive ones

HTH

xxx
#31
I bought the M&P pliko pramette travel system, cost about 450 in all and imo was worth it, first thing i looked for was comfort for my LO and out of most i tried this suited me and baby the best :)
banned#32
kapows;6720887
Nope. Market research :)

seems a strange way to do market research by asking a forum question on a deals website. Not really gonna get a cross section of public opinion
#33
We just bought a 3 in one 'Jane' 3 wheeler with disc brakes! Very expensive but it has everything we need including car seat and isofix base and will last until the child is walking and needs a booster seat. It's not fancy or anything, just fits the bill. Just waiting for the 'rider' to appear now!
#34
For me it depends on my lifestyle, when my kids were babies I didn't drive so I splashed out £350+ on a Pierre Cardin bouncy big wheeled pushchair and it was worth every penny. There is no way it would fit in the average car though and I still needed a cheapy stroller to chuck in the hubbies boot.

If I did it all over again ( god forbid!) I would want something small, lightweight and practical. It would definitely need to fit a car seat onto the frame as well as the usual carrycot/pushchair configuration. I would spend as much as it took to get what I needed. It would not be PINK!
#35
For my newest LO got a travel system from Mothercare which was on offer at £167.99 (found it on here actually). It inc. car seat, 3-wheel buggy, raincover & footmuff. I must say it is fab!! It fits in my little 3 door Yaris, it is high enough so I don't have to stoop (am 6 foot). And it doesn't look cheap and nasty!

I spent quite a bit more on one for my 1st and it didn't have a raincover. This one was Graco, and within 4 weeks I was walking along with it, and a wheel fell off!! I went through 4 buggies with my first (incl. a Maclaren) and all were pretty dire!

I would go for one low-mid price range i.e no more than £200, then if you don't like it, it breaks, or is rubbish then you don't begrudge shelling out for a new one. Also a lot of people go from a pram/travel system after 8 months to 1 year, which is a good idea really, if you drive so you can reclaim some boot spacen lol!

If you don't drive, shelling out a bit more isn't too bad, as you get more use out of it, but bear in mind if you need to use buses size, and ease of folding down etc is a big issue!

Also DON'T get one of the dead cheap travel systems from Argos they look like a pile of the proverbial!!
banned#36
Mclarens everytime :thumbsup:
#37
sculpturatus
Mclarens everytime :thumbsup:


+ me

Maclarens are great from 6 months on, especially.

My preference is silver cross/bugaboo for the tiniest babies.

You must know someone who is expecting Kapows. Congratulations x
banned#38
ClarityofMind
+ me

Maclarens are great from 6 months on, especially.

My preference is silver cross/bugaboo for the tiniest babies.

You must know someone who is expecting Kapows. Congratulations x


the newer maclarens are set up to allow front facing for new borns now as well, take a look at the new range, you never know, you might need one soon :thumbsup:
#39
sculpturatus
the newer maclarens are set up to allow front facing for new borns now as well, take a look at the new range, you never know, you might need one soon :thumbsup:


Some of my friends were talking about those too...

I like old fashioned prams when they're tiny :) x

I had one of these... one sec...

http://www.giftgenius.com/images/gifts/496/large/pram.jpg
banned#40
ClarityofMind
Some of my friends were talking about those too...

I like old fashioned prams when they're tiny :) x

I had one of these... one sec...

http://www.giftgenius.com/images/gifts/496/large/pram.jpg


My first memory believe it or not is from inside one of them :lol:

Nah, they are over inflated expensive and unnecessary imo :thumbsup:

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