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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

I swear by our Phil and Teds. If you have, or planning on having two kids less than 4 years apart it's really second to none. It gets on to Swiss trains, elevators, and between supermarket checkouts.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Have researched it a bit but yet to find an answer to this question...Anyone know if the Bebe Confort Elea can be taken onto a plane for travel?
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Have researched it a bit but yet to find an answer to this question...Anyone know if the Bebe Confort Elea can be taken onto a plane for travel?
You cannot take any stroller ONTO the plane except the Quinny Zapp.

In essence, if the stroller folds into umbrella fold, you will almost always be allowed to take it until the plane, then it will be placed with the luggage and returned either at the exit of the plane or on the carousel.

If it folds any other way, flat etc, it will depend on the airport. Sometimes you can anyway take it to the plane, sometimes you will have to check it in.

My 2 cents: unless you are planning EXTENSIVE travel, pls remember these events will be minor occurences and as such, you should focus on daily needs more. For traveling on the plane, I find the baby carrier is probably easier anyway.

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Have researched it a bit but yet to find an answer to this question...Anyone know if the Bebe Confort Elea can be taken onto a plane for travel?
I think you'd have to check it with your bags. The Zurich airport has a document showing photos of which strollers you can take to the gate a d those that you can't.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

I akways took my Bugaboo cameleon all the way to the plane, and then et the door they took it to place it in the hold.

In most airports you get it back at the plane's door, except in Zurich where it was at the luggage claim carrousel. Very inconvenient (but then I hate Zurich airport with a passion).
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

I've taken my Elea (chassis and car seat) as far as the gate (Geneva), where it's then put in the hold. You are given a label for both pieces. If travelling with a baby a sling is a good thing to have, in case you don't get the pushchair back at the door upon arrival.
Geneva also gives the buggies back at the luggage carousel
We've loved our Elea, other than once you move on to using the seat it does take up a fair bit of space in the boot - but the design of the chassis is great and the seat was really comfy! Our toddler was delighted to re-discover it, and has been nagging us to take him out in it!!
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Geneva also gives the buggies back at the luggage carousel
This must depend on the company then, because I've travelled to and from Geneva quite a few times and I always got my stroller at the plane door?!
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

I've always gotten the pram back at the luggage carousel at Geneva as well.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Well, I know that Easyjet never ever bothers to give you your stroller at the plane door. It's always at the luggage carousel.

But with TAP, for instance, it's at the plane door.
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Well, I know that Easyjet never ever bothers to give you your stroller at the plane door. It's always at the luggage carousel.

But with TAP, for instance, it's at the plane door.
I think it depends on the plane and the airport as well. Also if you go straight into the terminal or not.

Doesn't really bother me getting it when getting off or at the carousal though.
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I think it depends on the plane and the airport as well. Also if you go straight into the terminal or not.

Doesn't really bother me getting it when getting off or at the carousal though.
Well, if you're travelling alone with twi kids and some hand luggage it starts to be important

At least at the plane door you can give your child to a plane attendant to hold while you open your stroller, and then your baby is safely put in the pram while you try getting your luggage at the carousel (catching a heavy suitcase while trying not to drop your baby is a sport in itself). Walking to the carousel with your hand luggage, an older child and a baby squirming in your arms is not exactly pleasant either...

But then travelling with kids is not pleasant, full stop.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

With our Elea it was delivered at a section for over-sized baggage in Geneva - perhaps it was because of the car seat. I can't remember for our umbrella stroller...suffice to say, best be prepared for all eventualities! Especially some airports where you have a looong walk from arrival gate to baggage reclaim - not fun with one squirming child, never mind two or more!
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Reviving the old thread... We are expecting a baby, and I would love to get a recommendation for a stroller that we can use right after birth for our purposes. Here are the conditions and what we'll be mainly use it for:

1. Comfort for infant (with a bassinet option)
2. Can be used for upto 2+ years age (sturdy)
3. Daily walk with our dog through a park with gravel/dirt/grass covered on its way (stable ride)
4. Grocery shopping + bus ride (good storage space)
5. Occasional outing to the city via S-bahn and tram (light)
6. Weekly car rides (needs to fold easily and fit nicely in trunk)


I've done some research and have somewhat narrowed down my choices:
- Uppababy Vista or Cruz
- Britax B-Agile, Affinity or B-Ready
- Bugaboo Chameleon or Bee
- Quinny Zapp, Moodd or Buzz
- Babyzen Yoyo+ or Zen

Thank you!
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Reviving the old thread... We are expecting a baby, and I would love to get a recommendation for a stroller that we can use right after birth for our purposes. Here are the conditions and what we'll be mainly use it for:

1. Comfort for infant (with a bassinet option)
2. Can be used for upto 2+ years age (sturdy)
3. Daily walk with our dog through a park with gravel/dirt/grass covered on its way (stable ride)
4. Grocery shopping + bus ride (good storage space)
5. Occasional outing to the city via S-bahn and tram (light)
6. Weekly car rides (needs to fold easily and fit nicely in trunk)


I've done some research and have somewhat narrowed down my choices:
- Uppababy Vista or Cruz
- Britax B-Agile, Affinity or B-Ready
- Bugaboo Chameleon or Bee
- Quinny Zapp, Moodd or Buzz
- Babyzen Yoyo+ or Zen

Thank you!

I would go with the Bugaboo Buffalo over the Cameleon or the Bee. The wheels are 4 air tires so much better for walking, and the basket holds 10 kg whereas the Cam only holds 5.

I have the baby zen yoyo and I would never use it as a daily stroller - it's too small and narrow. I bought it specifically for air travel and won't use it beyond that. I don't know what the newborn pieces are like but it's not sturdy and the wheels are not great for anything other than smooth floors. It would be a disaster on anything rocky or with pebbles.


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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

I posted before but you should consider more than one. 2nd hand baby joggers are cheap with big wheels are a must if you are at all outdoors. Lots of people buy them and barely use them. Ours did over 12k kms in 10yrs and then got handed on.
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I posted before but you should consider more than one. 2nd hand baby joggers are cheap with big wheels are a must if you are at all outdoors. Lots of people buy them and barely use them. Ours did over 12k kms in 10yrs and then got handed on.
We also had two. One was quite light, and folded into a small size - we used this for air travel, or on car trips where space was at a premium. This one had small wheels so it wasn't much good on gravel or snow. Although it was comparatively cheap it lasted us 2 children.
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We have the older Quinny 3 (it's got more manly suspension than yours ) but the rest is the same - the carry cot is identical.

It's been brilliant - especially off-road going through mud/snow etc.

The muff thing (sounds rude, isn't) is brilliant to keep the baby warm when it's well below zero.

We also have one of the lighweight Maclarens for flights/town and when we need the space in the car (the big buggies take up a lot of room!).

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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Depends on Need. For us we were very lucky and got to figure things out cheap at first.


As first we got a second-hand Hartan from my work colleague for super cheap. Had suspension, smooth ride, pockets everywhere, etc. Had a Basinet we can use and then the seat for when the Baby got older. This puppy was huge, it had big wheels, very wide, and for us massive. We live in a small town and not in a City. We have a car with a decent size boot, but the Harten took up the entire boot basically leavning no place for anything else, plus it was heavy. It was just a pain taking it in and out of the car even though the folding mechanism was quite easy.


So with a desire for something smaller, more compact, less bulky, we got a Maxi Cosi Stella.


Much smaller, yet not too small. Comfortable for the Baby, easy to fold, now he's can self Support we can face the seat front words and can fold the Thing as one Piece. We are able to take it to the gate for travel, at least with Swiss. And can put our Maxi Cosi car seat on it as well.


The wheels are decent, not good enough for off-road trails but fine for City and cobblestoned Areas, no issue for us.


No complaints from us - at somepoint we'll get a smaller one that is better suited to air travel/Routine errand running.


Between the Stell and and Ergobaby Body carrier (Velcro attached) we have some flexiblity. On recent travel we checked in the Stella and carried the Little guy in the Ergobaby. Good to go.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

All depends

If you want to walk up and down Bahnhoffstrasse wiggling your arse, then a Bugaboo probably but if you want to go for longer walks maybe look at a Quiney with bigger wheels, the tricycle layout
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If you want to walk up and down Bahnhoffstrasse wiggling your arse, then a Bugaboo probably but if you want to go for longer walks maybe look at a Quiney with bigger wheels, the tricycle layout
We had a three wheeler with chunky wheels and regretted it the first time it hit a bump and rocked over to one side. They're also rubbish on a bus/tram for the same stability problems.

It seems the Bugaboo can be more easily adapted so if you're heading for rough ground you can switch the chassis round so the big rubber wheels are at the front and the "shopping trolley" wheels are at the back. I wish we had bought one of this arrangement instead, not necessarily a Bugaboo, but one that was a bit more stable and/or versatile.
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