Jump to content

Just bought the ABC Adventure Buggy
Very excited!


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 machine

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

I'm so excited, I've just bought an ABC Adventure Buggy single with reclining toddler seat.  I bought it from Go Bubba Go who have been so helpful answering all of my questions.  At this point I would highly recommend them.  I have bought it blind so to speak having not seen one in person.  I'm just hoping it will fold down small enough to somehow, someway fit into the boot of my small car.  Also a little concerned about visibility over the top but we shall see.  I got purple.

Anyone else have one?  Share your joy please.  I almost can't contain myself.   biggrin.gif

#2 girltribe4

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

I love the purple wub.gif
I have a very boring double black with a double reclining seat on top , its my work horse pram for Family Day Care . I am only just over 5ft and can see over the top , its better when the hoods are down .

#3 machine

Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Me too, the purple is gorgeous.  Unfortunately it's not the pram for me.  Everything would have to be removed in order for it to fit into my small car boot and even then I'm not sure it would fit.  I had a play with it when it arrived and found it not to be very user friendly.  It's very clunky, to take anything off it e.g. the wheels, top seat, handle bars is fiddly as it doesn't have refined clips like the Baby Joggers for example.  The break is awful.  It can't be lifted off using my foot as it's simply far too stiff, my partner who is strong couldn't even do it.  I would have to bend down each time to lift the break off which simply isn't practical with two kids, one of whom I might be holding at the time.  I'm just so gutted as the idea is great, the look is great but it's just not refined enough.  And it's very heavy.  I really am totally gutted as I really wanted this to be the one.

How do you find walking through slim isles in shopping centres etc?  I would have thought that you'd have to look to the side to make sure you didn't hit anything in your path as you obviously can't see things right in front of it with the top seat in place.  Do you use it much in confined spaces or just outdoors?  Is lifting the break off a problem for you?  I wonder if the problem might be to do with the fact that the tires aren't fully pumped up.  Do you have to disassemble yours to get it into a car boot?  Was it difficult at first but has become easier with regular use?  Do you ever have trouble with the front wheels hitting each other and locking together?  I really dislike the little spring button things you need to push in to get the wheels and other parts back onto the pram.  I think that's a really poor design for a pram which needs to be ultra easy to assemble and disassemble, especially with two or more babies or children in toe.

I think my biggest problem is that it doesn't fit into my car boot.  If it fitted without having to be disassembled then I may have kept it regardless of the shortcomings (my opinion of course) that I mentioned.  I love the look, the fact that, although the conversion bar to make it a four wheeler makes it wide at the front, it still looks slim enough to get through shop isles.  If only I had a larger boot space.

Thanks for your reply.   original.gif

#4 podg

Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

I bought one second hand, and tried hard to love it. In the end I couldn't really see over the top without  peering round the side, and the size when folded and tricky disassembly was a problem. I never had trouble with the wheels locking together, and the brake must have been pre-broken-in for me as it was better than my Phil and Teds. I liked the ability to push 2 sleepers to kindy pick up. I liked the stability. I like the look of the single by itself. We mostly used it out of doors.

But we went back to the Phil and Teds.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

This mum has donated over 2,000 litres of breast milk

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with hyper-lactation.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Call to teach kids about breastfeeding at school

The aim is to increase breastfeeding rates and reduce stigma.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Paying $2.50 for a babycino? This is why...

Aren't babycinos just a bit of froth? Not so, it seems...

I'm a stay-at-home mum who's an awful housewife

"Hey, come here a second," my mum said as she replaced the book in my hands with a wooden spoon covered in what I prayed was red sauce. Together, we walked into the kitchen and hovered over the skillet like we were peering into a crystal ball. Looking into my future, I saw me eating a lot of take away.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
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.