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#1 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

- Reversible seat or handle
- Bassinet attachment
- Decent hood coverage
- Decent wheels for walking

- Possibly be able to take a capsule but I will go without this if there is something great that fits the above.


I have no price limit and it only needs to take 1 child from newborn as my youngest will be 3 by the time the baby arrives and I've already got a couple of doubles if I occassionally need an extra seat.

#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Lots of views, no suggestions?

Looks like I might have to take the 3 kids along to some baby shops this week.

#3 audrey_hepburn

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

If you didn't need the reversible handle, I would suggest the Baby Jogger City Mini GT.

#4 jules77

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

The baby jogger city select would fit your criteria.

I use ours as a double so it is a bit heavier for walking (but I am pushing a 3 and 1 yr old).

It has a great hood, optional bassinet and you can get a capsule to fit.

It also has a huge basket underneath and folds really compactly.

We bought ours from winkalotts, NZ.

#5 Duck.

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

If you dont need the handle i would go a baby jogger. If your on facebook add yourself to the baby jogger buy and sell. Lits of advice from owners and pram fanatics

#6 little lion

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

I am glad our bassinette came free because we only used it for about two months. I do like having the baby facing me.


In my mind there are two categories of prams: big roomy ones with plenty of storage - great for walks from home or going shopping when you'll have a few bags, and compact ones for going to restaurants and crowded places that have next to no storage. I have one of each category and love it.

#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

I will have a look at the Babyjoggers thanks. I do really want the reversible handle or seat though and I know we'll definitely use the bassinet as we did with our last winter bub.


little lion - I tend to always have a big and a small pram too. I've already got a couple I'm looking at for the small category already original.gif.




#8 ali-song

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

You should probably check out:    

Bugaboo Chameleon
Baby Jogger City Versa (if they're out here yet)
Uppa Baby Alta
One of the Striders

That's probably in approximately descending price order. I'd lean strongly towards the Baby Jogger.

#9 AnnBB

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Baby jogger city select.


#10 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

ali-song - was just looking at the Versa but read something about a recall? If they'll be out in time I think I'll definitely get one with bassinet, even if I find something else as well.

I'm starting to wish I never got rid of my Emmaljunga I got for my first baby, they don't seem to sell them anymore sad.gif

#11 Gumbette

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

Bugaboo Cameleon on all counts - currently using mine with the Chicco Keyfit carseat. I've had it since DD's birth in 2008 and I'm currently using it for DS. I'm still as much in love with it as the day I bought it.

#12 TotesFeral

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

I have the baby jogger city select and I love it. Fits all your requirements.
We are currently using the bassinet attachment for DS but I don't think it will last much longer as he is too long for it. The coverage on the bassinet is great though, has a cover for the top plus the hood and mozzie net means he is completely covered.

#13 88k

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

OP I would definitely go and check out the Uppababy Alta. The wheels do appear small but on test driving it was definitely the best out of the lot to push - even on some rougher surfaces. I wouldn't be taking it through lots of mud, but then who walks through lots of mud? I also really liked the pop out sun protection, it almost completely covers baby from head to foot.

Prior to checking out the Uppababy I was leaning strongly toward a Babyjogger Versa but found it to be a bit too chunky and the features a bit clunky. I also personally think the Uppababy is much prettier. Tounge1.gif

#14 MrsShine

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Another one here that would say Uppababy Alta - a friend just got it and it fab!

Nice colours too and has a massive basket under the seat as an added bonus original.gif

#15 mccarro

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

The Quinny Buzz fits all your requirements too> I love my Quinny Buzz. The Maxi Cosi capsule fits onto it too.


#16 sakura73

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

I have a Silver Cross Surf and I love it. You can buy a bassinette for it but you don't need it, and it fits with maxi cosi capsules.


#17 gemgirl

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Strider Compact

#18 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Those recommending the Uppababy Alta, do you possibly have a photo of the hood coverage? From what I can see the hood is tiny.

I may have found somewhere I can get an Emmaljunga but keen to try something new as well. I'm a pram fanatic and this is my last baby.

#19 SunnyGirl79

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

My vote would be for the I candy peach. I love mine, reversible seat and great for walking. Have just ordered the second seat for baby no. 2.

#20 namie

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

The Mothercare Orb Pram has a reversible handle and is compatible with the Maxi-Cosi capsule.

They also have a Spin Pram with the same features as above.





#21 Clever Clogs

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Stokke Xplory!

There is nothing not to love. It's awesome!

#22 MooBearCalfCub

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I purchased the BJ Versa but haven't used it yet however BJ contacted me directly to explain the USA had a recall but not AUS as we have a different manufacturer. They did however want to keep it on the safe side so sent out a brand new frame very promptly. Great customer service I say.

#23 Nataliah

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE (mavisandjack @ 16/01/2013, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Stokke Xplory!

There is nothing not to love. It's awesome!


I've got the Xplory too, but still waiting to use it original.gif

#24 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

DH thinks the Xplory looks like a spaceship.

#25 MrsShine

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

Don't have a photo but the Alta has a hood extension - a silver UV thing. The standard hood is already pretty good but the extension comes down really far for excellent coverage. My only dislike with the Quinny buzz has always been what looks like a very insufficient hood.

Saw the Silver Cross surf the other day in a store and its beautifully made! Really like it - but it has a tiny basket.




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