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What pushchair should I buy???

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KerrisL1 Tue 10-Sep-13 17:48:07

I'm going out of my mind choosing a pushchair!
As its my third child, I've had many pushchairs and have quite a fussy checklist of what I want this time round,
I'm hoping someone can suggest a couple for me?

My list is...
Must be parent and forward facing.
Have extendable handles.
Must fold with seat unit on.
Must either lie flat for newborn, or turn into a pramette with no extra carry cot.
Be carseat compatible without the need for silly little adapters.
I Would love to be able to put the carseat straight onto the seat unit without having to remove anything from the chassy, but this seems to be quite rare on all these new pushchairs.

What should I buy?? Please help!!

CatFromAcrossTheRoad Tue 10-Sep-13 20:26:19

Bugaboo Bee Plus; does it all! Expensive, but have great resale value.

Ihateparties Tue 10-Sep-13 20:34:00

The bee is the only thing i can think of that has a reversible from birth seat AND you can put the carseat on at the same time as the seat unit is on but also folds with the seat unit on. It does have car seat adaptors though. The ones that don't tend to take either seat unit OR car seat at any one time.

Britax and jane pushchairs don't need adaptors. Unless i'm missing something everything that takes maxi cosi seats does. Is there a particular reason you would need the seat and carseat on at the same time?

Some ideas - bee as mentioned, joie chrome, graco sky, graco evo, jane muum, britax affinity.. erm... does the pushchair need to fold with the seat on facing either way or will just forward facing do??

KerrisL1 Tue 10-Sep-13 20:53:46

I'd like the carseat to go straight onto the seat unit just for ease, less faffing around when getting in n out of car, and yes it would be better if it folded with seat facing either way.
I've seen these adapters and i just think they will be something that become a pain and will end up getting lost! But I have noticed ALOT of units need them.
I have looked at the britax ones but have heard quite a few bad reviews on the the seat unit itself, stiff and bad posture for child.

Thanks for the help, I'm gonna have a look at some of the others mentioned.

No help on what to get, but we just kept the car seat adaptors in a pocket in the boot, as we also could imagine them being easily lost!

Ihateparties Tue 10-Sep-13 20:59:50

I think the affinity seat is totally different to the others (which do tend to be slumpy).

The joie chrome, jane muum and the bee fold with the seat on either way. The others don't.

I'm not totally sure but i think at least some of the adaptors can kind of live on the carseat when it's in the car, if you don't need to take them off then they're a lot less likely to get lost.

PinkPepper Tue 10-Sep-13 21:04:30

My adapters stay on the car seat. I don't even know how to take them off I've never tried

MrsJaqenHgar Wed 11-Sep-13 11:38:04

On the rare occasion that I took the adapters off my Maxi Cosi cabrio fix car seat, I stored them in the pocket in the back of the seat. But mostly they just stayed attached to the car seat as they didn't interfere with its fitting in the car.

MrsJaqenHgar Wed 11-Sep-13 11:40:20

On the rare occasion that I took the adapters off my Maxi Cosi cabrio fix car seat, I stored them in the pocket in the back of the seat. But mostly they just stayed attached to the car seat as they didn't interfere with its fitting in the car.

MrsJaqenHgar Wed 11-Sep-13 11:40:52

Oops...apologies for double post blush

KerrisL1 Wed 11-Sep-13 22:24:20

Thanks peeps, that's interesting to know that the adapters could stay on the car seat, thanks ihatepartys, il have another look at the infinity, I'm off too a show room tomorrow and got my list ready smile

Ihateparties Wed 11-Sep-13 22:30:54

If you can keep the adaptors on your carseat, which it sounds like mostly you can then the world is your oyster really. The only other feature to really look out for is the fold with the seat facing either way, which isn't common.

KerrisL1 Thu 12-Sep-13 14:36:31

The parent face fold narrowed me down to only a few, but i Think i have finally found the one i want! The oyster max, seems to do all i want, any reveiws??

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