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Whats the best Stroller ?

Hi all,

We`ll have to buy a stroller/pram sometime within the next two months. I been looking around for any tips or advice on what to buy?

So far I really like the Stokke explory and the Bugaboo. What do you Mothers and fathers out there think?

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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

I like the Quinny Buzz.. looks cool, highly manouverable in shops and very well built. We have the pushchair, carrycot and car seat attachments so its just one frame and all of the above.



Never thought I would have a favourite pushchair brand
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Fab thread! We're currently trying to decide between the Teutonia Elegance and the Hesba.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

The Missus and myself did extensive test drives one afternoon in a baby store and thought we'd buy Bugaboo, but in the end we bought Teutonia and have been extremely happy with it and never regretted it for a moment
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

We have a Britax B-Ready or B-Dual, same model different name. Great stroller.
IMO there are too many bugaboos and phil and teds. Way too many.
But I would trade my Britax for a mountain buggy.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Most important !! Front wheels that turn Makes life so much easier!!

plus check the size that the baby can still lie down. Doesn`t bring so much when the buggy is great looking and after three months you have tiny feet hanging out cause the space is too small. Not many are like this but there are a few so just keep that in mind.

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Hi all,

We`ll have to buy a stroller/pram sometime within the next two months. I been looking around for any tips or advice on what to buy?

So far I really like the Stokke explory and the Bugaboo. What do you Mothers and fathers out there think?

Thanks,
It depends on what you want to do with it. And, to be honest, depending on that, how much you care about annoying other people who don't care for the fact that you block everything with a massive stroller.

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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

First, we used Quinny for our both babies, then when they started to sit, we switched to MacLaren. I find MacLaren easier to use compared to the sitting position of Quinny. The seat is wider, baby sits more comfortable, and it is easier to push and carry when folded. However, I'm not aware of a MacLaren model that can be used for newborns for laying position. It is worth to check.
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I like the Quinny Buzz.. looks cool, highly manouverable in shops and very well built. We have the pushchair, carrycot and car seat attachments so its just one frame and all of the above.



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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 ?

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
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Although we are no longer in the stroller phase of life, when we were, we had a 'pram/stroller' that had the bassinet and seat. What I loved most about it (and the reason we chose it) was for it's large wheels. I had been told that large wheels made 'driving' the stroller easier, which I found to be completely true. Especially on uneven surfaces.

For traveling, having in the car, once they got older, etc., we had a McLauren which was great. Although it was not user friendly on cobble stones, gravel, etc. because of the smaller wheels and the wheels that turn in the front (even when they were locked in the forward facing position, the wheel lock would pop off if there was a lot of bouncing going on).

Other things you might want to consider is the storage space under the carriage if you do most of your shopping on foot. So much depends on how you will use the stroller - you are always on foot? usually in the car? traveling alot? etc.

Good luck and congrats on your bundle to be!
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Regarding flying, we always used our McLauren and took it straight to the airplane door and would then have them put it under the plane. They would bring it back up so it would be waiting for us as soon as we got off the plane (or shortly thereafter!). The McLauren really held up. We had it for about 8 years, 3 kids, multiple international trips, heavy use. HTH
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Regarding flying, we always used our McLauren and took it straight to the airplane door and would then have them put it under the plane. They would bring it back up so it would be waiting for us as soon as we got off the plane (or shortly thereafter!). The McLauren really held up. We had it for about 8 years, 3 kids, multiple international trips, heavy use. HTH
Out of 4 destinations, only in Barcelona was the pushchair handed over on landing. All the other times we were told to collect it from baggage reclaim.
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I like the Quinny Buzz.. looks cool, highly manouverable in shops and very well built. We have the pushchair, carrycot and car seat attachments so its just one frame and all of the above.



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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
Yes, my Quinny Zapp Xtra

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It depends on what you want to do with it. And, to be honest, depending on that, how much you care about annoying other people who don't care that you block everything with a massive stroller.
err, how do you annoy people who don't care?.

Anyways, we've got one of these massive strollers and find most people are quite sympathetic when we try to maneuver it around and block everything wherever we go. And, to be honest, you can't get too concerned about what other people think, otherwise you end up saying sorry to inconsiderate tossers all day long.
Can only catch the newer trams and buses though.

Trends for Kids. Lots of accessories available. Much cheaper in Germany.

No worries getting it on the plane with Singapore air to OZ. Straight to the door and there waiting when we disembarked in Singers and Perth. It does raise an eyebrow though.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

One you can manage with one hand! Especially important when you have a toddler as well.
We have a Maclaren that goes completely flat so it is ok for new borns (needs a few extra cushions etc that you buy separately) I am very happy with it, it is light, and folds easily and quickly. It is reasonably small when it folds - so doesn't take up much space in car boot, or train etc.
If you get one that starts as a pram and converts to a buggy - remember it is a buggy for much longer than it was a pram! I bought the Silver cross 3d pram because it looked (I thought) lovely as a pram - them after three months I had to turn it into a buggy that i wasn't so keen on.
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err, how do you annoy people who don't care?.
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Anyways, we've got one of these massive strollers and find most people are quite sympathetic when we try to maneuver it around and block everything wherever we go. And, to be honest, you can't get too concerned about what other people think, otherwise you end up saying sorry to inconsiderate tossers all day long.
Can only catch the newer trams and buses though.
Of course I appreciate that there are those people who think like you.

But, we're not all like that.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

As already said, it depends on what you want to do with it. I've owned 4 strollers in my life..... and thankfully we are now a stoller-free zone.

So, basically:
1) If you travel by plane a lot or are forever getting in and out the car, you need a small compact stroller, either one of those fancy zapp things or a cheapo-umbrella fold (most of those don't lay flat though, so no use for a newborn - if you're travelling with a newborn I'd say use a sling).
2) If you regularly go walking (or running) in the forest or you live somewhere where it snows a lot then it's best to get a 3 wheeler with big wheels and inflatable tires (make sure the front wheel both swivels and locks).
3) If you live in a town and don't do any of the above then get something that's maneuverable - a bar handle (not two handles), swivel wheels at the front and 4 wheels is better than 3 for going up and down the curb.
4) If you live in an apartment make sure it fits in the lift (or leave it downstairs - but then you may have to lift and wake a sleeping baby/toddler.)
5) Make sure it doesn't tip when you hang a bag/coat on the back of it - you will have a giant changing bag that will generally be suspended on the back of your pushchair all the time.
6) Plenty of shopping space underneath.

I have owned in the past:
  • A chicco trio travel system - which did the job for my first, but with hindsight it was very expensive and we hardly used the pram part (my son was already huge when he was born and fitted in it for literally about 3 weeks). It also didn't stand the abuse and I had to replace it for my second child.
  • A cheap 3 wheeler from Toys R Us (when I discovered I could not push the aforesaid one in the snow).
  • One of those tiny Maclaren umbrella fold ones for the plane.
  • A Teutonia can't remember what model now but 4 wheels, very ordinary looking and actually quite a cheap one - no bells and whistles.

All were fine in fact and served their purpose. The last one was probably the most generally useful one.
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Yes, my Quinny Zapp Xtra


The quinny zapp (not extra) folds up much smaller as the seat unit folds within the metal frame that you see on the last picture. It is the only buncggy that will fit in an airplane overhead locker I believe but unlike the extra version, it does not have a recline function so only good for over 6 months
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