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It is a veritable minefield...

(21 Posts)
reelingintheyears Mon 15-Jul-13 08:02:40

Hokay dokay, i have offered to hut the darn pushchair for DS1 and DiL, what's a Hauck shopper trio set like?

Any good?

I can get one online for £170, is that good?

reelingintheyears Mon 15-Jul-13 08:03:21

HUT?

*Buy more like! grin

Pinkbear Mon 15-Jul-13 08:30:34

Honestly ?awful !!! what's your budget more importantly what is there lifestyle like? Why not take her to mothercare to have a look ?

reelingintheyears Mon 15-Jul-13 08:33:02

Really,awful?
They like it, i've just been goolgling it, it looks ok.

MortifiedAdams Mon 15-Jul-13 08:34:48

What do ypur Ds and Dil want? Tbh tgey are going to be using it every day, so id let them pick.

reelingintheyears Mon 15-Jul-13 08:38:09

It is their choice, i was just asking if it's a good choice.

TBH, i'm not really that bothered good at bay stuff, i'll get them what they choose within reason.

No million squid buggies, couple of hundred, maybe more if it comes to it.

reelingintheyears Mon 15-Jul-13 08:38:49

<<sigh>> *baby stuff.

nancerama Mon 15-Jul-13 08:41:08

Baby Jogger City Mini is excellent value for money. Easy to fold, compact and hard wearing.

Ihateparties Mon 15-Jul-13 10:15:40

Imho it kind of depends on your perspective and priorities of the user, with a hauck you will get more bits in a package, with something like a city mini it's basic but loads better quality and no extras. You/they need to weigh up what's more important to you.

For Dc2 I had a hauck malibu with carrycot £145 and dc3 had a britax b agile with carry cot £215. I got a b agile instead of a city mini so I could have a full size carrycot in the 200 ish budget. The b agile was miles better than the hauck, the hauck wheels were lumpy so it vibrated all the time. It was fine but the b agile was lots better.

Most recently I have a Joie Chrome which seems to be absolutely brilliant for the price. Without being able to say anything about longevity this does seem to be a great balance between price, features and quality.

You could also look at the graco evo and mutsy evo. With their strange identical names hmm

reelingintheyears Mon 15-Jul-13 10:33:58

The Joie Chrome looks nice, they have said they like the Hauck but i don't know if they've seen it in a shop or just seen it online.
It would drive me bonkers to push a pushchair with lumpy wheels, like shopping trolleys that don't push properly.

Ihateparties Mon 15-Jul-13 11:20:43

The joie one is in my local mothercare, which is normally fairly limited stock so probably could be physically viewed somewhere near you. They also have the graco evo. If you have a kiddicare they have a massive range of different things. It is worth seeing and feeling stuff imo, even if you don't enjoy it.

MiaowTheCat Mon 15-Jul-13 12:42:47

I had a Hauck Malibu at one point - it drove me crazy... rattly as hell, brake kept coming on randomly (and you had to scuff your shoes getting the damned thing off) and it didn't cope at all well with sloped pavements (of which there are a lot round here).

Was also an utter bugger to get to the shopping basket when the carrycot bit was attached. Also very stiff to detach things like the carseat from the frame until it loosened up a bit - we weren't anticipating it being THAT stiff and were actually youtubing up videos on how to do it in the middle of the post-natal ward awaiting discharge paperwork!

reelingintheyears Sat 20-Jul-13 13:43:46

OK, any ideas on a Quinny Buzz 3

Any ad one, is it any good?

www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/quinny-buzz-3-rocking-black-travel-system-maxi-cosi/1025551736

Tiggywunkle Sat 20-Jul-13 23:03:17

Its better than the Hauck...but there's still better out there! Whats your budget?

reelingintheyears Sun 21-Jul-13 00:26:06

About £300.

Pinkbear Mon 22-Jul-13 20:15:04

That's tons ! have a look on eBay for a baby jogger versa or even a bugaboo cameleon or an oyster maybe both high quality brands get something 2 way facing that can fit a car seat and with removable wheels so can fit easier in the car

For £300, get a baby jogger versa.

nancerama Mon 22-Jul-13 20:21:32

Have you looked at the review pages on Mumsnet? The actual site rather than the talk boards. There are loads of pushchair reviews there. Should help you at least a little.

reelingintheyears Tue 23-Jul-13 08:55:02

nancerama, just went and had a look, i like the look of the Maclaren Techno xlr.

nancerama Tue 23-Jul-13 12:56:04

Loads of people I know swear by the Maclaren.

Other option is to look into buggies that are easily converted to doubles, if they are thinking of having 2 close together. I knew I only wanted one baby, so was happy to go with something that would only work as a single.

Something like a Phil & Teds or an iCandy Peach Blossom easily goes from one baby to 2.

reelingintheyears Mon 29-Jul-13 09:34:00

We got the Maclaren techno xlr in black and citrus, it has a carrycot with it.

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