Jump to content

Recommend me a new stroller
Have gone through four already


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Justaduck

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

DD is 10 months old tomorrow and we have had four strollers break on us so far this year.
They were - Love'n'Care Delta 2.0 (have had two break of them..known fault)
Steelcraft Cruiser (padding up the top came undone within a few weeks of use...plus I don't like how hard it was, we don't need a travel system and it is too big for the car
Zuzu 3 wheeler - won't lock in to the middle spot anymore.

Our budget is small, hence the most expensive of those strollers was only $200 on sale. We are just unsure of what to do. DD is only small still so can't go straight to a $30 cheapie umbrella as I still need the layback and a basket.
We are considering TTC mid next year, meaning we would possibly have DD being just 2 and a newborn, so not sure if we get a double stroller...or if DD wouldn't want to be in a stroller by then. I am waiting on a BabyHawk to arrive, so could always have one of them in that and one in a stroller

I wouldn't mind an umbrella with a layback and a basket, but it would need to be durable to last a while with her.
Otherwise, a proper stroller features we are after would be....it must be reversible, and if it isn't the seat that reverses all four wheels must be able to spin 360 degrees. The Cruiser didn't fit well in my boot (I have a Cruze).

What can you recommend for me? Really don't have a lot of $$ to spend.

Edited by broncosbabe, 15 December 2012 - 11:29 AM.


#2 Feral timtam

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

I have this one
http://www.bigw.com.au/baby/strollers/4-wh...indigo-stroller
It has a high weight limit, my 3 year old will often ride in the basket when I have it parent facing, steers very easily and we can fit it into my mothers Suzuki Alto which is a lot smaller than a Cruze. Admittedly to fit it into the Alto we have to put the seat in behind the passenger seat but it does fit.

#3 Justaduck

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

Does the seat on that lay completely flat, or just tilt recline? I preferably want something that can lay flat, which I really hated about the Cruiser.

Have been suggested a Valco Matrix which comes with a bassinet too. Any ideas about them?

#4 Hooray Henry

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

If you have a small budget, what about a more expensive/better quality pram bought 2nd hand, for example a Maclaren?    I bought my double 2nd hand, used it every day for a year and then sold it on, they are great prams.  I also have a single Maclaren which has been heavily used and is still is very good condition.  Gumtree usually have lots on there.  Just a thought.

#5 FeralSis

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

Definitely highly recommend a Maclaren.

Even if you have another child close in age you will still need a single stroller.

Even second hand as suggested by PP you can't go wrong.

They are the best light weight sturdy strollers and depending on the model fully recline so suitable for a newborn as well.

#6 Guest_Wyn99_*

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

Definitely Maclaren for durability. I've had my Vogue 5 years and not a single problem. I also bought and sold a Maclaren double. Check out gumtree for 2nd hand ones.

#7 Ice Queen

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

My McLaren Quest is now 3 years old and as good as the day I bought it (except rather grotty).  It is used constantly, lives in the boot of my car, folded and unfolded 20 times a week, has been on maybe 15 flights including international, been wheeled over the cobblestone streets of Europe.....I could go on.  The thing is indestructible.  

It doesnt lay completely flat but I have never found it too much of an issue.  My kids have slept fine in it.

Can't recommend it enough.  Have a look online or wait until some sales in Feb/March.  You wont then have to spend more money on another stroller in 6mo time.  It will last all your babies.

#8 littlepoppet

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

I have a mamas and papas urbo stroller. It has a reverse facing seat, massive hood, and lays completely flat. I purchased mine off ebay for just over $300 second hand. It was/is in great condition and I've been really happy with it.

Edited by littlepoppet, 15 December 2012 - 09:23 PM.


#9 TRR

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

Hi, try mountain buggy. I've used this brand for over 11 years new & 2nd hand. I've up graded over the years & love there product. Try gum tree as well you can get a good deal on a 2nd hand one. They have 3 different sizes & have just brought out a min city one. If you think of the money you have spent on do many cheap one you could have got a really good one that can take up to a 5 year old. Just a thought.


#10 Justaduck

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Great thanks so much for all the different models, will take the list with me to the baby store. Great point too about needing a single stroller eventually anyway if we have two, I didn't even think of that original.gif

Not keen to buy second hand as it will (hopefully) have to last us for three kids. If this was our last for sure I would though

TRR that is my thoughts exactly, if I knew what I did now we would have got one expensive one in the first place. DP thinks $300 is an outrageously expensive price for a stroller though




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Meet the latest baby giving the internet hair envy

"As a bald man, I'm very proud of my 2-month-old's hair," wrote new dad Brian Gorham, 32, along with a photo he shared to reddit.

Woman hits back after shop assistant labels her engagement ring as 'pathetic'

A US woman has been applauded worldwide for sharing a photo of her modest, US$130 engagement ring after a shop assistant labelled it "pathetic".

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second child, USA TODAY has confirmed.

After his grandkids moved away, this grandpa came up with a beautiful way to stay in touch

Chan Jae, a 75-year-old man from Korea, missed his grandsons terribly when they moved overseas.

20 gorgeous Christmas stocking and sack options

It seems every year that Christmas-themed goodies for kids get less tacky and more stylish.

Dad's genius hack for how to go shopping with a baby

A dad has shared his genius hack for tackling Christmas shopping with toddlers.

How I gave birth far too drug-free for my own liking

I certainly wasn't shy about medication. In fact, my policy on this was, in the immortal words of Britney Spears, "Gimme gimme more".

Christmas-inspired names for your December baby

Due during the festive season, or just have a love of Christmas?

Three-year-old mistakes policeman for Santa, so naturally he goes along with it

When an adorable three-year-old spotted a white haired gentleman in a restaurant she naturally assumed he was Santa Claus.

To VBAC or not to VBAC?

"If, after careful assessment by their maternity care provider, there seems to be no reason why a woman shouldn't be offered a chance at VBAC, then the opportunity should be provided."

Baby tries broccoli for the first time, immediately regrets it

It's probably fair to say that broccoli is an acquired taste.

'I didn't think I'd have pimples as a grown-up ... then I fell pregnant'

As specialists treat more adults for acne, Lucy Sheref reveals the emotional cost of years spent struggling with the condition.

Stranger's act of kindness helps overwhelmed mum in supermarket

A random act of kindness from a stranger in the supermarket brought a mum to tears, exactly when she needed it most.

21 adorable Christmas outfits for your baby

December 25 is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to dress your bub in a sweet festive outfit.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

The truth about big-headed babies

Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.

How to encourage your baby's gross motor development skills

There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.

'My baby's extra thumb saved her life'

A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.

He gave her his liver, she gave him her heart

Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.

Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.