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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 3:03pm

Strollers - Lightweight Prams? What do you use?

Just wondering what stroller (lightweight prams) you use? We are considering buying one as going to be travelling a lot and just wondered what you use and how you find it? I really like the Quinny Zapp xtra, but it is quite expensive! Wondering if it is worth it or if others use other prams that are just as good?

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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 3:30pm

I was seriously considering a Zeta Voom, it's not expensive and seems to be very well rated. Didn't buy in the end as having another baby so am into tandem land instead now! They seem to sell lots on Ebay so have a look and see what you think.






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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 4:21pm

I have just bought a baby jogger city mini and it's ace!! Seriously love it. Wish I'd got it sooner. It's lightweight, folds with one hand! You literally just pick it up by a handle and it collapses in half! More room in my boot with it than my other pushchair. Also like the handle because you can steer it with 1 hand! Plus it's amazing in fields and on grass as I recently found out! Plus it reclines and the hood goes right over!

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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 5:15pm

I had one of these for C - Mia Moda Facile
He was very happy in it, it was relatively inexpensive, has the convenience of umbrella-fold (so it folds down quite well) has a basket, reclines quite far and was strong enough to hold a heavy boy.


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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 5:32pm

Thank you so much ladies for taking the time to recommend! You have given me some great food for thought! There are so many prams out there it is difficult! Thank you! xx

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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 6:37pm

I use a Petit Star Zia for travelling. Cheap & cheerful and very similar to the Quinny.

All twin mums love the City Mini (double) but it is a much more expensive option.
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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 10:00pm

I just got the single city mini. I LOVE it so much. The basket is big and I love the fold!






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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 8:41am

I have a baby jogger city mini and love it for everyday use but also have a smaller lighter pushchair which is a Jane Sonic. As M has got older I have used this one more and more as she walks most of the time but occasionally wants to jump in if her legs are a bit tired.
Totally depends on what you want to use it for but if you still have one that you will be using for main use then I wouldn't buy the baby jogger one but go for something smaller and cheaper.


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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 12:02pm

Thank you ladies! It is so good to hear what others use and how they find the prams.

Jen - yes, that is exactly how I intend to use it too! We have a Quinny Buzz 3 with bigger front tyres on the front and are VERY happy with it, but need something for travelling and shorter trips etc.

Flic - hope you are doing ok lovely girl.

I have decided against the Quinny Zapp xtra because I want something that folds in one piece, although I do think it is a lovely little pram if a tad expensive! I have to make a decision today because I need to order it to be sent to my SIL for us coming on Friday. Think I will probably go for the Petite Star Zia Newlywed!

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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 2:19pm

I know a couple of people who had a Petite Star and ditched them pretty quickly in favour of a Maclaren.


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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 3:03pm

I have the Maclaren techno xp ( or something like that!) it is a brilliant umbrella fold and the seat goes flat so it can be used with a newborn too :winking: we have a big pram in the house and this lives in our car boot. It has big wheels (not like the quinsy buzz or bugaboo) but for a fold away pushchair its wheels are still good fro ease of pushing. Also the handles go up and down which is good.

I decided against the quinsy zap for the same reason as you...that it still entailed taking apart to fold!! Maclaren also do other versions which are a bit cheaper than the xp and maybe slightly lighter...but i liked it for the lie flat bit and also i can still walk in the woods with it!

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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 3:16pm

The Maclaren XP Jen? Not bought yet, still looking!!

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Thursday, July 5th 2012, 3:19pm

Maclaren defo have a good reputation for strollers : D


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Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:47am

BGE - do you mean the techno xt?
really good pushchair and I liked it but was pricey for what I needed it for as already had city mini for everyday use.
AG - if you don't need it to fully recline or to go off-road then I would check out the Maclaren Quest. Honestly depends how much you want to use it.
Similar to Maclarens but cheaper are models like the Jane Sonic (which I have) and an OBaby one whose model escapes me!


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Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:54am

Jensqui..that'll be the one :O

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Friday, July 6th 2012, 10:19am

Hi

I also have the maclaren techno XT and love it, we travel lots and it has been on over 30 flights in the first year and is doing well. My ds loves it, almost more than his other pram!! It has a great recline and so he sleep well in it. Just come back from holidays and he happily slept in it on the beach and out at night. I think it is useful to get one with a good recline if you want to use it for naps. It's not the smallest, but the wheel size means it can handle off road ok and has front suspension on the new model.

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Friday, July 6th 2012, 11:29am

Hi AG - I'm also looking at strollers. So far I'm looking at Maclaren Techno and Silver Cross pop. Although I think it would be wise for me to get the twin version of either! It's very confusing as there are so many to choose from aren't there? The thing that puts me off Macaren is the bad press about babies getting their fingers caught in them - not sure exactly what that is about but something to look into. Hope you find one soon xx




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