I need to get a small, lightweight buggy for Adam, a fully collapsible one...
We're going to Norway for my niece's christening in December, and we're going to need to get a buggy. It's annoying because we will actually only need it for the journey, and only the parts in the airports, because we'll drive to Stansted and then my brother will pick us up in Oslo.
We're flying with Ryanair, so we can take a fully collapsible buggy to the steps and it'll be there at the steps at the other end. Our Bugaboo Bee isn't fully collapsible, according to my husband, so we'd have to check it in - expensive for Ryanair, plus I'd be scared it'd get broken; also as we don't need it when we get there, it seems like a waste.
I carry Adam a lot in a sling but he won't really nap in it, plus at 24lb he is heavy for wearing for lengthy periods. And he gets ratty if I sit down with him in it, I have to keep moving, and that could get tiring if there are delays (and I have never yet come back from Norway without a horrible delay). He walks but will NOT walk holding hands (never ever has), and though I plan to try him with reins soon, I am not hopeful because he gets very upset if someone even attempts to restrain his independence!
So I've concluded I need to buy a buggy. Don't want to spend too much, but don't want to get something too cheap that is annoying to use, too flimsy or not comfortable. Any recommendations?
i hve this one bought it when my eldest was 18 months and i still have it now for my youngest and its still like new!!
i love it!! it fully reclines, and colapses so emall and easily! i bought it coz i was doing alot of flying back and forth from germany to the uk on my own with him and i couldnt collapse his full size pram one handed while trying to balance him on my hip along with the changing bag and passports and my bag etc....
Are you sure you can't just use your Bee? Am I right in thinking it folds down in one piece?
ps- I have a maclaren triumph which I picked up brand new 70% off in a closing down sale; it's good for the money I paid but not worth RRP £110 imo. Argos have ones with no hood and no raincover very cheap, and if it is only for in the airport you won't need all terrain wheels or a raincover...
the Bee does fold in one piece but it doesn't stay shut, it sort of flaps open, especially when the footmuff is on, which it would be in December - it'd need to have something tied round it or something. even if it was allowed, I can imagine how indelicately it'd be shoved in the hold, and I'd be really upset if it got broken because there's a lot of life in it yet. I did think of the bag, but it's £90, and then it'd have to be checked in as normal anyway.
The Maclaren looks great but it's a bit expensive for our needs - if we were planning to change buggies I might get that, but we are happy with the Bee for now.
Thanks for the heads up about Asda, I'll have a look. Have also just now seen this one on Amazon for £15, gets decent reviews for what it is... no bells or whistles or hoods or covers or baskets, no adjustable seat, but at £15 if it gets broken/lost/stolen (ha) it wouldn't matter.
argos have one similar to the £15 one think its £20 but no sure (and the argos website is playing up)
i'd just go for that if its only for one trip like you said if it gets damaged or lost/stolen then its only £15 rather than your Bee x
We have the argos one for flights and the childminder. I'd go for the graco one in preference, as the argos one is great, but I really do miss the recline. Didn't think it would matter, but it kind of does when you want them to nap.
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