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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Woukd definitely recommend the stokke. We love it and its easy to get on and in the trains and trams! It is definitely the best out of all our baby buys!
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Woukd definitely recommend the stokke. We love it and its easy to get on and in the trains and trams! It is definitely the best out of all our baby buys!

Londonmum, can you tell me a bit more about Stokke stroller? How old is your baby now? Is it a good option for going around the city (Zurich), taking trams and trains, also easy to fold and fit in the car ? Storage wise?
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Old 09.03.2012, 22:20
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

There is no one stroller that will do everthing, we ended up with 3 and use them for their best functions. Buy the lightest one that fits your purpose but make sure it has big inflatable tyres, more on this later. Also look at how big you are and family history of baby sizes, one size may not fit all.

1. Bugaboo Frog (and all the accessories Chf400 from Ricardo) now 8yo, it is getting a bit loose in the wheels but all the fabrics look as good as new. Was used as a jogging stroller for the first 6m (2x) so the little fellas could lay down while my wife ran.
+ves Very easy to push and manoverable, durable
-ves Every yuppie and his poodle has one, price - secondhand is worthwhile looking at.

2. Quinny Zapp, travel stroller at it's best, folds to nothing can go on as hand luggage on a plane (but pack it up in the departure lounge or the "helpful" staff will stick it in the hold, depends on the airport where you get it returned to you). Ours has been everywhere, we pack the maxicosi baby car seat full of nappies + baby milk powder, wrap in several garbagebags and duct tape for our flying holidays, then we always have a safe car seat whereever we are.
+ves Looks cool, price, highly manoverable, lightweight 6kg, adapters for maxicosi baby capsule.
-ves wheels are a bit small for rough ground, can fall over with a heavy bag on it when you take your child out, not much room to carry/store things in/on it, not really durable enough for an everyday stroller.

3. Koolstop jogging stroller http://www.wayfair.com/Kool-Stop-C447551.html our has done an estimated 6/7000kms through Swiss forest (disclaimer - my wife is a mad keen runner). Paid AUD300 6 years ago and thought it was a bit loose and flimsy new, well it is still loose and flimsy and going strong. The only problem we had was the rear handle mounts (plastic) broke (-15c running through snow) so I fixed it with an old ski pole and a few screws. Has 20" wheels so will (and has) go anywhere.
+ves Cheap, easy to run with - well balanced, tracks really well (3 wheels are permanently locked), lightweight, packs up easily and wheels come off so would easily fit it a small car boot, loads of carry pockets and storage underneath, go anywhere with 20" wheels, seat is hammock style so the baby's back is well supported, huge sun shade.
-ves The looks I get riding my bike while the missus is jogging with the stroller, the brakes are not so good but there is a wheel strap for complete safe parking on hills.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

We have the BebeConfort Elea. As the others have said you have to think about what you will need it for and which model works best for you. We found the Elea to be a good compromise, given the poor selection here when we were looking. We are really happy with it and hope that we will not need to purchase another pushchair as our child grows. BabyJogger (?) pushchairs also get good reviews.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

We have 2 strollers... The first one we purchased was an older Hartan Racer. My husband insisted on it because he is a mechanic and his main proirity were the stability and the doodads It is really great because of the suspension, large wheels, maneuverability, etc... But not great on space. We use it mostly for going on walks in the woods and other rough terraine.
We also purchased the Quinny xtra like the others posted. It is excellent for shopping and on the go. We decided on it because of the simple usage with our Maxi Cosi car seat. It was also not very expensive having purchased it from Austria The prices are quite good at Purzelbär in Feldkirch... http://www.purzelbaer.at/
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Depends where you live really and what yu want to do. If you are a outdoors sort of person, hiking etc, make sure you get one with big wheels however if you are more town peron, small wheels are more convenient. They also take up far less place.

Airplane strollers are difficult, some allow, some don't Sleazy Jet depends on the line you spin them, "i have a hernia" usualy works ok. We have a stroller it's American, Mia Moda which folds up like a small suitcase. If i have the bag to put it in, there's no problem ever, it's cabin baggage, no bag and it can get taken as luggage.

Lot of luck involed with strollers and airplane companies with a dusting of BS
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Surprised the Uppababy Vista has not come up. Great bassinet that they can sleep in hover night. Then the older seat has lots of useful features like a sun guard that pulls down out of the hood. Forget those silly brolly attachments.

It was which nu 1.

Only negative the rear wheels are wide n can catch cafe chairs. But no biggy.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

2 other thoughts - make sure the handles are tall enough to be comfortable for you and spouse to push (so you are not kicking the wheels, hunched over, etc.)

Also, the nice thing we found with the bassinet aspect of the stroller is that we could carry it up to the apt. when baby was asleep so no need to wake her. A stroller with a carseat type attachment would serve the same purpose.
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A question for other parents, are there any pushchairs that are small enough to be taken in the aircraft cabin? e.g. arriving at Gatwick on QueasyJet = 1 mile walk to baggage reclaim
The Quinny Buzz folds up so small that you can put into the overhead bins - I used to love doing this in front of oh so very sceptic flight attendants and then prove em wrong when the stroller slotted in perfectly
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

The Maclaren techno XLR can be used from birth. Apparently there is a carrycot for it now too. We had it for No.1 at it is a great pram- wish I still had it.

I know this will seem a nutty thing to say, but think about if/when you would have another. If the possibility of two close together exists, then I'd recommend a BabyJogger. either the city mini or the city select.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

We have a Chicco Echo stroller, which is great for air travel. We always plane-side check it and have had no problems with that. It's a very sturdy stroller, and I love it that it reclines for sleeping children. It works best for children over 6 months.
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Londonmum, can you tell me a bit more about Stokke stroller? How old is your baby now? Is it a good option for going around the city (Zurich), taking trams and trains, also easy to fold and fit in the car ? Storage wise?
He is now 2 and sits and sleeps great in it. We dont have a car so no idea about folding it up but it has worked great on trams and buses for last 2 years and never need anyones help to get it on. It aws also great when he was a baby, its very easy to push in all weather and because its high up its great for resaurants when he was younger as he could just sit in buggy at same level as us. Storage wise we just kept it up all the time as could park it outside flat. Let me know if you need any more help
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

I don't think there is any one perfect stroller. We ended up with several, a TFK Joggster for walks in the forest with big inflatable tires, a Chicco liteway with a reclining seat great for trams and I'm able to lift without help and a Maclaren Volo which is a super lit buggy from 6 months that I think is fantastic when your child is older. Basically, the older the child, the lighter the buggy.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

For baby no. 1: the Quinny Buzz
For baby no. 2: Trends for Kids Duo Twister


Lot of research went into the choices and very happy with them. For airports we have some cheap fold thing that just does the job of carting from A to B.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Hi ,I had two buggies (long story) and had to sell one,I had a stokke xplory and a concord neo,in the end I sold the stokke because it was more in demand, but let me tell you a bit about it as you seem interested in getting a stokke, it is a seriously cool looking buggy, amazingly smooth to push around town but as it has no suspension you do feel every curve and bump in the road, I loved the height I mainly used it with the bassinet and the baby is so nice and high especially compared to the bugaboo, the shopping basket that comes with the buggy is very spacious,mind you i had the older model so I dont know the size of the latest model.
The main disadvantage that I found was getting it in and out of the car it does not fold very compactly and is quite heavy, also if you want to use it with the maxi cosi you have to fit the adapters on first and then take them back of before putting the seat or bassinet back on, unlike the concord neo which is the easiest buggy to adapt from car seat to bassinet etc, you literally can change it with one hand, and car seat, seat unit and bassinet all fit into the same frame with out any adapters, it also folds very easily and really compactly, the other great advantage to the concord neo is the scout bassinet as it folds flat and then in half which means that it is so compact and easy to take around that when i had a new born I always took it with and if I would be out for a while I would use it as oppossed to keeping the baby in the maxi cosi for a long period of time.
hope this was usefull and if you want to know any other details about the stokke feel free to pm me.
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Does anyone have the Bugaboo Donkey? The hubby and I went looking at prams today and really liked it, especially as they've massively improved the wheels over the Cameleon. We also liked the Teutonia but I really like the extra space on the side of the Donkey.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

We went with the bebeconfort elea...Tried to find the best combination of ease of folding/unfolding, safety & build quality and comfortable in terms of where you keep your hands and the smoothness of it's mobility...So, we 'test drove' as many as we could and this one was far & away our preferred stroller
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Easywalker is great. We really liked it.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Teutonia Cosmo for Second baby

G R E A T

Still using at 15 months with no urge to move to the Maclaren

There are a few threads on this you may want to search

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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

we like quinny moodd and stokke. Actually we like stokke more then quinny mood. But after some observation, we decided to go with quinny moodd. Simply because stokke has no suspension. We saw lots of baby were getting shaken on stokke (not sure if the parents realize that their baby is jumping all the time).
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