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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 09:44 AM   1
bubbleslj
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Choices, choices


Hi all,

We've now started to look at buying some things for our baby and I've just started looking at a pram.

I've read a lot of reviews and having seen some in the shop I think I've come up with a top 3 but I would really welcome any feedback any one has to help us narrow down our choice.

Basically my criteria has been that the seat has to be reversible, it has to be suitable for birth (with a carrycot) and I have to be able to get it on a bus or tube. I'm also very short so I don't want a pram that looks bigger than I am.

So the shortlist as it stands is
Silver Cross Surf
Icandy strawberry
Quinny Buzz

I'm finding it really difficult to get the list any shorter, although I keep getting tempted to add on another.

Thanks for your help

LJ



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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 10:04 AM   2
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I have the M&P switch which I find really easy to steer and light when folded.

Have you thought of a baby carrier such as this?

http://www.mamasandpapas.com/cat/baby-carriers-slings/



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 04:29 AM   3
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Would second a sling if you'll be using public transport!

The quinny buzz is reasonably light and easy to use however and pretty good on price comparatively.

We are only just starting to use our pram now at 18 months really as I'm pregnant again! X



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 11:54 AM   4
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I've just ordered a Strawberry so might be a bit biased lol - but I do think it's the best out of the options you've posted. It folds with the seat forward or rear facing and in whatever recline position (better yet, it even returns to that position when unfolded!). Plus it's free standing when folded. You can get the carrycot from birth and also it's handle has adjustable heights.

It's been given 5 star reviews so it's worth giving a try out if your store has one

Happy shopping



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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 02:59 AM   5
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We went to see the Strawberry yesterday and I loved it. OH still likes the hydraulics on the Quinny, but he does like his gadgets! I think we've now narrowed down our choice to these two.

Thanks for the advice about the sling, we've just bought one so I'm intending to use that too. Although I don't think I'll be able to carry it around all day as I get back pain, so I'll probably use it as a back up if I have to go down a lot of steps on the tube.



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