Jump to content

Pram/stroller suitable for long walks - not too expensive?


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 javic

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:49 AM

I'm thinking of getting a new stroller to walk my 2 year old for long walks so I can get some exercise. I have an expensive pram already (peg perego) but the pavements where I live slope badly toward the road and I have to work really hard to stop the wheels turning into the slope. It's so hard to keep it straight. And if I lock the wheels forward it just creates other problems and doesn't stop the issue 100% anyway.

So, I am looking for a good long distance stroller, good for power walking, comfy for baby, not too expensive (under $500).

Have been looking at combi, well jogger, mountain buggy, maclaren online - just need help deciding!

#2 Liz75

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:54 AM

Buy a second hand Mountain Buggy online. I have had P&T, Maclaren, combi and I have found the MB by far the best for walking, it is easy to push, smooth and handles off road too.

#3 noonehere

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

Baby jogger city mini GT?

#4 SierraX

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

I bought my Mountain Buggy on eBay for $150. It was in decent condition (slightly faded but in great working condition) and I love it. I too have unsealed, sloping, bumpy footpaths in my suburb which is why I bought it to complement my "indoor" pram.

I love my MB - it goes everywhere and is adjustable for tall/short people. You can get accessories for it like shades and clip-on bars but the MB brand is quite expensive. I've bought generic universal size ones and they work just fine.

#5 MrsLexiK

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

With the MB I would look at the urban with the bigger wheels, I know people who have the swift and love it but they find it hard to walk walk with it now because the wheels are smaller in size and they can feel the weight of their child.  The wheels when I looked where about the same size on the BJ mini gt and this was one of the reasons I went the urban for.  The bigger the wheels the easier the pram is to push original.gif

#6 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Get a secondhand Mountain Buggy or Baby Jogger.

#7 javic

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (MrsLexiK @ 05/02/2013, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With the MB I would look at the urban with the bigger wheels, I know people who have the swift and love it but they find it hard to walk walk with it now because the wheels are smaller in size and they can feel the weight of their child.  The wheels when I looked where about the same size on the BJ mini gt and this was one of the reasons I went the urban for.  The bigger the wheels the easier the pram is to push original.gif



Thanks so much for that tip! I hadnt thought of that - will make sure i get one with bigger wheels!

Thanks to everyone else for the tips too - am looking for a MB or BJ on ebay. Hadn't thought of getting it second hand. Great idea!

#8 dae-gu

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

Another one who recommends getting a 2nd hand MB Urban off ebay....should get one for about $100.....they are fab for walking!

#9 caitiri

Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Another who recommends the MB I have an urban elite(NZ manufacture) and its great over most surfaces.  It also works really well with heavy weight.  I can put my 4yo and my 2yo in (yes completely irresponsible) and still have no issue over loose deep gravel, together they are just over the 35kg weight limit.  



#10 Lokum

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

MB Urban, second hand.   MBs last forever!!!

My sister just bought one which must be about 8 years old, and it's excellent (though she has to replace one tyre.)

My Urban is China-made 2010 model, and perfect after 2.5 years use, with some hard driving. I wouldn't worry too much about the NZ/China made business at all.

I'm so into 2nd hand prams now, I would never buy a new one again. (Have bought a small light Bugaboo bee for use overseas, and a MB Duet 2nd hand.)


#11 Jersey Caramel

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

I agree with buying a good quality pram 2nd hand.

I love our Emmaljunga duo for walking - it is so sturdy and easy to push and virtually impossible to tip (unlike 3 wheelers). You have to get used to steering (ie you have to lift the front wheels slightly by pushing down on the handle) but it's great for walking because it doesn't go off track.

#12 premmie

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

Mountain buggy second hand though maybe go with an urban if you have a two year old as the swift is very narrow.

#13 Justaduck

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Valco Matrix - I picked ours up with a bassinet for $329 just before Christmas - we just don't have the money for the Baby Joggers that are raved about

#14 Lokum

Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (Jersey Caramel @ 07/02/2013, 02:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love our Emmaljunga duo for walking - it is so sturdy and easy to push and virtually impossible to tip (unlike 3 wheelers).


I've managed to almost tip my 4-wheeler Bugaboo Bee by over-steering on a rough surface. Have never come close to tipping my MB Urban.

(Someone grabbed it and tried to 'help' us out of a cafe and nearly tipped it by going UP a stair with the front wheel first.  I guess they're not total-moron-proof, but very safe with a modicum of common sense.)

#15 eM_Mille

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

Baby Jogger city elite or summit - the sun shade is huge (much bigger than a MB), and it's got a breathable mesh bit at the back near the child's head to keep them cooler.

I use my baby joggers for jogging (I have the FIT version from the USA) as well as the summit xc double. They're brilliant for walking too because they're designed for jogging so the suspension, wheels, and brakes are fantastic.




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.