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please help (buggyzilla alert)

(8 Posts)
sleeplessinderbyshire Thu 27-Feb-14 21:38:06

DD2 19 months and 91st centile for height and 75th for weight (around 12kg I think). I use our bugaboo cameleon if she goes in the buggy (although she often walks these days as she's very independent and determined and managed to walk half a mile to the post office on Tuesday). Our nanny works 2 days a week and has had our stroller - a petite star zia. She's finding it really hard to push/steer now madam is so large (we used it til aged 3 with my 2nd centile elder daughter who was only 10kg at aged 3). She does still need a buggy for longer walks and naps if out all day in holidays with my elder daughter

Our nanny loves the cameleon but it doesn't easily fit in her car boot and we like having a buggy each so there's no panicky handovers of anything except the kids. She's been offered her sister in law's cosatto something or another at a reasonable price but if I'm shelling out money I'd like to be sure it's what I want to buy. We have a Phil and Teds which is fab off road but is big to carry around and bulky to fold. I'm happy to buy another stroller but really don't want to pay any more than £75 (happy with second hand)

I'm probably silly but I really hate the look of maclarens etc with the double wheels at the front. I'm also terrified of trapping my hand when folding the thing up. We have an o baby stroller which lives at my parent's house in Italy which is OK (but ugly ++ and I'm scared of folding it). It need to lie flat for naps

Clearly I am turning into buggyzilla but any ideas welcome (I really want a bugaboo bee but budget doesn't stretch to that!)

Rockchick1984 Thu 27-Feb-14 23:54:20

If your nanny is the only one using it, I'd let her choose - if she's happy with the cossato or a maclaren or similar then it doesn't really matter if you like it does it?

MiaowTheCat Fri 28-Feb-14 11:08:51

I think you probably need to try your child out in the cosatto she's been offered - I know my similarly tall 22 month old can look very squished in some stroller type buggies. End of the day though - she's the one who's going to be using it (and have her hand eaten by scary chomping buggies really) and I'd be going with whatever she's comfortable with - with the proviso that your child fits in it comfortably.

SolomanDaisy Fri 28-Feb-14 11:12:25

Baby jogger city mini?

strawberryswing Sat 01-Mar-14 10:28:23

If it helps my did, also 19mo and also 91st heigh centile fit very very comfortably in my cosatto yo with plenty of room. And I never got my hands trapped either! Its only one wheel instead of the double wheels iyswim, and its quite a nice looking stroller IMO, and I'm also one who doesn't like the look of maclaren type ones. (the

Tiggywunkle Wed 05-Mar-14 23:07:14

I think as long as your nanny is happy (and yes I was a nanny once) then that, and whether your daughter looks happy are the two most important things. So check how your DD looks, and keep your nanny happy. Having said that, if you show her some other options, she may well be even happier. Personally I would steer her towards a second hand Baby Jogger and see what she thinks. You could recoup more money upon resale with a Baby Jogger than a Cosatto.
On the other hand if you can dig deeper into your pockets, someone told me a short time ago that the Kiddy City 'n Move is on offer for just £99 which is an absolute BARGAIN! So you could get a fabulous new pushchair with a huge seat and is easy to push, looks fabulous and is certified good for the health of both adult and child, with a warranty on as well. Just check it fits into your nanny's car as its a funny shaped umbrella fold.

sleeplessinderbyshire Sun 09-Mar-14 23:30:37

we bought a babyjogger from a friend who was selling hers. Toddler happy. Nanny ecstatic about having a nice buggy to push

Thanks all!

Aldwick Tue 11-Mar-14 18:05:14

Micralite?

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