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    Best place to buy a pram.

    Hiya
    My daughter is having my first grandchild and i have offered to buy the pram. She wants a complete travel system and i 've found loads of nice ones for a great price on a site called Kiddicare. Before i get the bank card out is there anywhere else that's reputable with good funky looking prams? or can anyone recommend me a travel system that they are using. Thanks in advance.

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    whatsThePoint;8920061

    Are grand parents allowed on this site :?



    Oy cheeky.....i was a child bride and had my kids young. :roll:

    nurseryvalue.com/tra…spx

    this site has it in black or lime. I cannot recommend enoughthe petite star zia pushchair. Its one of the most lightweight easy to use on the market. When they say 1-handed fold action it is , i only wish i knew it came as a travel sytem and had saved myself £500 3 years ago.

    I bought the quinny travel system, paid small fortune. By time my LO was over a a year id had enuff the quinny os heavy and bulky some days i wouldnt go out the thought of getting it all set up outside ( i had nowhere indoors to leave it up). I went and bought the zia in a lush blue last year best thing i eve did.

    It comes in brigth blue and pink too and sometimes ive seen it in like zebra and dalmation prints. Ive just linked to first package i found

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    queenlush;8920098

    Oy cheeky.....i was a child bride and had my kids young. :roll:



    was it arranged?:)

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    DIVA1977;8920165

    http://www.nurseryvalue.com/travel-systems/petite-star-zia4-moonstone-ts-inc-carseat--cocoon.aspxthis site has it in black or lime. I cannot recommend enoughthe petite star zia pushchair. Its one of the most lightweight easy to use on the market. When they say 1-handed fold action it is , i only wish i knew it came as a travel sytem and had saved myself £500 3 years ago.I bought the quinny travel system, paid small fortune. By time my LO was over a a year id had enuff the quinny os heavy and bulky some days i wouldnt go out the thought of getting it all set up outside ( i had nowhere indoors to leave it up). I went and bought the zia in a lush blue last year best thing i eve did.It comes in brigth blue and pink too and sometimes ive seen it in like zebra and dalmation prints. Ive just linked to first package i found



    That's really nice and just the kind of thing i've been looking at. Thanks.

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    casparwhite;8920167

    was it arranged?:)



    I was stalked for 3 years then drugged. :-D He first saw me at the age of 16 and wouldn't give up till i went out with him lol.

    queenlush;8920186

    That's really nice and just the kind of thing i've been looking at. … That's really nice and just the kind of thing i've been looking at. Thanks.



    did u see link for video?, they very roomy too my 2.5 yr old still uses ours and he has plenty of room left. Says for up to age 3. My LO tall for his age and i think he still could use it if necessary past 3.

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    queenlush;8920197

    I was stalked for 3 years then drugged. :-D He first saw me at the age … I was stalked for 3 years then drugged. :-D He first saw me at the age of 16 and wouldn't give up till i went out with him lol.



    i bet hes drawing his pension now:w00t:

    If you have a Mothercare near you ,pop in there as they have a lot out on display and you can get a proper look at the prams and push them around and also see how they fold down etc and it gives you more of an idea, then you can look online for anything youve seen thats similar or cheaper elsewhere, thats what we done :thumbsup:

    Ps congrats on you becoming a grandparent:-D

    queenlush;8920197

    I was stalked for 3 years then drugged. :-D He first saw me at the age … I was stalked for 3 years then drugged. :-D He first saw me at the age of 16 and wouldn't give up till i went out with him lol.



    :w00t: how funny!

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    DIVA1977;8920211

    did u see link for video?, they very roomy too my 2.5 yr old still uses … did u see link for video?, they very roomy too my 2.5 yr old still uses ours and he has plenty of room left. Says for up to age 3. My LO tall for his age and i think he still could use it if necessary past 3.



    I did, i'm going to send my daughter the link. She liked one very similar that had the lime green trim. Nice site so thanks again. I think i've become an obsessive nanna lol I've spent nearly £400 on him so far and he isn't due till October. :oops:

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    casparwhite;8920225

    i bet hes drawing his pension now:w00t:



    he is only a year older than me. Oh and i'm not anywhere near to drawing my pension before you slip that one in. :thumbsup:

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    shopstilldrops;8920232

    :w00t: how funny!



    we met over the CB radio(for those under 40 it was like an internet chatroom back in the 80's) and i only agreed to meet him because he said he was a body builder. I didn't know that was the job title for people that made vans. :oops:

    Kiddicare is a good company - bought from them loads of times. Go round shops like John Lewis, Mothercare etc to see what type of pram and try them out pushing about etc. Then go online to compare prices. I remember my first pram - got the whole 4 in 1 travel system which turned out to be a waste because we only used the carry cot about half dozen times and it was too heavy for lifting in and out the boot of the car. But it was our first so we had no idea and just wanted everything we saw! Ended up getting a lighter 2 in 1 pramette from Mamas & Papas 3rd time around which was a brilliant as it was a pram for newborn and turned around into the pushchair when 3 months old. Just ask around mums you know about what was their best and worst buys = may save you some money! Good luck and congratulions

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    whatsThePoint;8920277

    under 40 !! under 50 more like



    :x it's a nice day out there....go and get some fresh air instead of laughing at my ancientness.

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    kaks26;8920272

    Kiddicare is a good company - bought from them loads of times. Go round … Kiddicare is a good company - bought from them loads of times. Go round shops like John Lewis, Mothercare etc to see what type of pram and try them out pushing about etc. Then go online to compare prices. I remember my first pram - got the whole 4 in 1 travel system which turned out to be a waste because we only used the carry cot about half dozen times and it was too heavy for lifting in and out the boot of the car. But it was our first so we had no idea and just wanted everything we saw! Ended up getting a lighter 2 in 1 pramette from Mamas & Papas 3rd time around which was a brilliant as it was a pram for newborn and turned around into the pushchair when 3 months old. Just ask around mums you know about what was their best and worst buys = may save you some money! Good luck and congratulions



    Thanks. She has been to look at a few in M/care etc. She has a car but rarely uses it as she is a bit of a keep fit addict and plans on walking everywhere. I just remember my prams for my kids and practical is better than stylish. Something easy to fold down and lightweight, easy to wheel around shops and easy to clean.

    I know your an experienced intelligent lady so i hope i dont insult you...

    also get the caseat tried in her car? and yous to be sure it fits? maxi cosi one my daughter go didnt fit securely in my car...and a britax i got for my son the seatbelt didnt fit round it!
    consider also that spending a long time in the carseat isnt good for baby as it has been found that they can struggle to breath if their heads lol forwards if the seat is too upright
    babycentre.co.uk/bab…rn/

    i had a Britax 1st class which meant moving baby to the pushchair if i went into shops but at least he was flat in his pushchair for the longer period of time..i then had a flat pushchair(carrycots imo are a waste of money unless you will use in the home too as a moses)

    btw body-builder was funny! and i must be near your age as i recall cbs and eyeballing lol

    oh and in manchester go to lesters nurseryworld...hes great and they have a lot of display-different items to mothecare and big discounts!

    lesters-nurseryworld.co.uk/

    they give good advice over the phone too.

    You say you already spent a bomb on your grandson, well be thankful its a boy. My MIL was an angell too n bought us loads, but omg if we had a girl she still be buying and in debt as so much more u can buy girls IYSWIM

    Me and the gf are having ours in October
    This is hte one we got

    pramcentreonline.co.uk/sho…704

    Not that colour though, but its green in the pic and saw others had posted that.

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    plumberman01;8920358

    I know your an experienced intelligent lady so i hope i dont insult … I know your an experienced intelligent lady so i hope i dont insult you...also get the caseat tried in her car? and yous to be sure it fits? maxi cosi one my daughter go didnt fit securely in my car...and a britax i got for my son the seatbelt didnt fit round it!consider also that spending a long time in the carseat isnt good for baby as it has been found that they can struggle to breath if their heads lol forwards if the seat is too uprighthttp://www.babycentre.co.uk/baby/buyingforbaby/carseats/newborn/i had a Britax 1st class which meant moving baby to the pushchair if i went into shops but at least he was flat in his pushchair for the longer period of time..i then had a flat pushchair(carrycots imo are a waste of money unless you will use in the home too as a moses)btw body-builder was funny! and i must be near your age as i recall cbs and eyeballing lol


    I'm 46 and proud lol...funny enough i got all my prams from Lesters. i'm only 10 mins away from the shop. i had a look online but where the price should be it just said ...£call...put me off a little. Good tip about the car seat though, i never thought of that.

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    HaggisHunter;8920525

    Me and the gf are having ours in OctoberThis is hte one we … Me and the gf are having ours in OctoberThis is hte one we gothttp://www.pramcentreonline.co.uk/shop/product.php?product_id=7704Not that colour though, but its green in the pic and saw others had posted that.



    Congratulations ....that's really nice too. October 23rd is the due date.

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    DIVA1977;8920408

    You say you already spent a bomb on your grandson, well be thankful its a … You say you already spent a bomb on your grandson, well be thankful its a boy. My MIL was an angell too n bought us loads, but omg if we had a girl she still be buying and in debt as so much more u can buy girls IYSWIM



    I know ...before we knew the sex i was eyeing up Lelli kellys.

    Bought ours from a local pram shop - easier that way IMO, as if there are issues, it's far quicker to get it sorted.

    Ours is a Mamas and Papas Pliko Combination travel system, was about £340 - bargain, no problems with it and a decent piece of kit.

    Some of them are so overpriced, like those Jane ones, more of a fashion accessory than a pram.

    queenlush;8920616

    I'm 46 and proud lol...funny enough i got all my prams from Lesters. i'm … I'm 46 and proud lol...funny enough i got all my prams from Lesters. i'm only 10 mins away from the shop. i had a look online but where the price should be it just said ...£call...put me off a little. Good tip about the car seat though, i never thought of that.



    then its def worth a look:thumbsup:

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    moob;8920710

    Bought ours from a local pram shop - easier that way IMO, as if there are … Bought ours from a local pram shop - easier that way IMO, as if there are issues, it's far quicker to get it sorted.Ours is a Mamas and Papas Pliko Combination travel system, was about £340 - bargain, no problems with it and a decent piece of kit.Some of them are so overpriced, like those Jane ones, more of a fashion accessory than a pram.



    Fortunately she isn't materialistic, (like momma) but i do want her to have a trendy looking pram that's practical too. I've looked at ones that you can customise the colours on, is it a Jelly pram? if it was me starting over i would prolly fall for the hype. I will go into Lesters which is our local (and probably the only one around for miles)pram shop. I love this site because you get real opinions.

    All the best to your daughter.

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    moob;8921243

    All the best to your daughter.



    Thanks Moob x

    queenlush;8920623

    Congratulations ....that's really nice too. October 23rd is the due … Congratulations ....that's really nice too. October 23rd is the due date.



    Nice, know a lot of folk around oct/nov.
    Im the 11th oct :-D

    the other option if she is practical is ebay or local paper...half price or less...(not so much carseat but pram?

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    plumberman01;8921557

    the other option if she is practical is ebay or local paper...half price … the other option if she is practical is ebay or local paper...half price or less...(not so much carseat but pram?



    Second hand is really not an option ...not her me lol. 1st baby has to have brand spanking shiny new.
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