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Stroller advice needed

I didn't realize that choosing a stroller is more complicated than buying a car and relocating combined!

Would appreciate any first-hand advice on particular models and their advantages/disadvantages :

1. We're expecting in late december
2. We don't have a car, will be using the tram (we're in Basel)
3. I prefer not to constantly be switching seats in and out, folding, unfolding, etc.
4. We live in an apartment building (3 bedrooms)
5. Would prefer something that lasts at least 2 years.

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Re: Stroller advice needed

European consumer agencies test and compare strollers, similar to the US Consumer Reports. Search on "kinderwagen test":

https://www.test.de/Kinderwagen-Nur-...est-4805700-0/
- Full report costs Eur 2.50

https://www.ktipp.ch/tests/testsiege...erwagen-kombi/

http://www.swissmom.ch/shoppingtipps...e-kinderwagen/
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Old 23.07.2015, 18:07
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Re: Stroller advice needed

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I didn't realize that choosing a stroller is more complicated than buying a car and relocating combined!

Would appreciate any first-hand advice on particular models and their advantages/disadvantages :

1. We're expecting in late december
2. We don't have a car, will be using the tram (we're in Basel)
3. I prefer not to constantly be switching seats in and out, folding, unfolding, etc.
4. We live in an apartment building (3 bedrooms)
5. Would prefer something that lasts at least 2 years.

Thanks in advance
Wheels on 4 corners better than 3 for going in and out of trams. You have the potential for a 3-wheeler to tip and rotate as you try to get in and out of trams/buses.

If you don't have a car, the size isn't such an issue, and neither is fold-ability.

3-wheelers also tent to have a larger footprint, so actually take up more room. But for jogging and "activity" stuff, tend to be better as they go better in a straight line.

Get one that has a bar that goes across the back rather than two separate handles on either side. I generally find the ones with 2 handles harder to steer with one hand - which you will need to do at some point.

We have a bugaboo that has done about 4 children's worth of service and while it does look tatty, the mechanical bits are all doing well. I can truly say that you get what you pay for. Cheaper alternatives have usually fallen by the wayside and simply not been as good.

We have a second cheaper one that folds smaller for the boot of the car and it is shit. But takes less space than the bugaboo.

If you don't have a car but will be hiring, then I would look for a model that can be adapted to a car-seat. We ended up using the car seat fixed to the bugaboo frame most of the time when our children were infants and not the bugaboo bassinet.

The number of rooms isn't that important, what is more important is if you need to get the buggy up stairs and where you can store it (e.g. some places have storage in the entrance hall). So here, of course, weight comes in to play.

We got several things at Baby1 in Binzen, where you can get your tax back.

HTH & good luck.
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Re: Stroller advice needed

Absolutely agree that a 4 wheel stroller is much more stanle than a 3 wheelers. Bugaboo is the best, expensive, but it will definitely last more than two years. It has maneuver front wheels, comfortable seat. And it looks stylish.
we also have a cheaper one, which folds smaller and it fits the car even with the third row unfolded. It is good for travelling.
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Re: Stroller advice needed

It's all irrelevant, the idea is to get them walking as quick as possibly (less hassle) and the more comfortable the stroller, the harder it is.

4 wheels for non sportif, 3 for sporty people,
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Re: Stroller advice needed

We had a Buggaboo Chameleon, not because it's trendy, but because it was the only stroller with baby bag that fitted in our car booth at the time (Nissan Micra) and in the tiny space between the door or our building and the stairway to our flat.

In the end it was an excellent choice, it was a good "drive" for the Troll's mom and dad and the Troll liked it a lot better than alternatives that we tried later on.

We bought a BabyJogger City Mini when he was 2 years old, thought it would be better for travelling; Junior hated it and we sold it quickly. It was replaced with a Cybex folding stroller which is ok, but nowhere as comfy as the Chameleon, and in my opinion only ok for older babies/toddlers.
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Re: Stroller advice needed

we have an ABC mamba 4 wheeler, has been great, using now with 2nd child. at the time about 1/2 price of bugaboo, but in some ways i think better (compared to friends with bugaboo) - larger and more accessible basket, larger front wheels easier for going on forest paths.
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Re: Stroller advice needed

I bought our Bugaboo Cameleon on Ricardo for 350 CHF and it's hardly used. So you can go for it and get it for a fair price. Good luck!

P.s. I was also quite clueless about strollers but many friends recommended Bugaboo, so I went for it.
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Re: Stroller advice needed

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It's all irrelevant, the idea is to get them walking as quick as possibly (less hassle) and the more comfortable the stroller, the harder it is.

4 wheels for non sportif, 3 for sporty people,
The most sensible comment on childrearing that I have read in a good while.....but my first had Maclaren buggies and the hangers on Chiccos. Both small, manoeuvrable , one person can heave it into the most awkward tram and not too comfy so they don`t want to sit there `till they can drive a car.
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Re: Stroller advice needed

We have a smallish McClaren that folds up beautifully small (with carry handle) which is good for travelling. When we arrived here we bought a Peg Perago Booklet (I think, the writing's rubbed off...) and it's great: roomy, comfy, folds flat if Little Rufus falls asleep while we're out (increasingly rare) and it doesn't topple over if you forget you have a heavy bag (or bags) on the handle when you take child out of it. Perhaps most useful of all is the sturdy underneath carry space - not sure of official name, brain apparently broken today - which is brilliant for groceries. I can guarantee you can fit at least 4 pints of milk, a loaf of bread, and around 3 bottles of wine, easy peasy.... More wine if you eschew the bread, obvs... This is on top of the rain hood, juice bottle, nappy change kit and your jacket because you got really hot on the tram.

It also has a great sunshade and a little "viewing hatch" in the top. No cup holder though...
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