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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:20 PM
So, who has delved into the world of prams yet?? And capsules?? Wow! It's thrown me! And I thought I wouldn't be too fussy or anything, but even with the few simple criteria DH and I came up with that we'd like its made it all hectic.
So we were thinking we'd like the option of being able to add a 2nd seat later, just in case (after all, with the cost of prams it's looking like its going to be an investment!). And would like to be able to clip a capsule in (but has to be brand of capsule with a decent safety rating), seat able to face both ways, and not too wide. Simple list I thought...
Argh! It's doing my head in already. What sorts of things are other people looking at and what prams have you liked?
Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:22 AM
I'm outsourcing this research to my husband. Anything 'transport' related is his area - prams, capsules etc. Because the very little I know about it does my head in!
Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:14 PM
We went with the new Steelcraft Strider Compact - not the cheapest, but can do a wide range of configurations including car capsule and second seat. Also very sturdy and smaller/lighter than the other Striders in the range. There is also a bassinet available, but I haven't bothered with that yet. I got a price match at a local store when another distant store had it on significant discount - also trawled websites over a period of a couple of months to make sure I got the best price. This one was even suitable for twins if necessary, allowing 2 capsules or bassinets at once as well (not that that is a worry for us this time!).
ETA: the normal seat can face either way and the capsule faces you when in the pram base.
Edited by Nickles, 31 May 2013 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:37 PM
We got a Phil and Ted's Explorer. No reason other than it was close to half price at one of the Mothercare closing down sales. We did some Internet research on the spot, played around with it, decided it was practical and a great price, so we bought it.
We are going to get a capsule as I drive a small car, and the car seats that convert from rear to forward facing are way too big. The brand we will get is Safety First, as it has the highest crash test rating.
Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:57 PM
Steelcraft Strider Compact is one on my list. So is the Baby Jogger City Select. The iCandy range is also nice, but that jumps up in price again from the other two! I'm happy to spend a bit more for something really good, as I'm hoping it's going to be a long term investment. But some of the prices are crazy! And then you have all the attachments!! It also seems that the more expensive the pram, the less accessories it comes with like the rain covers and leg warmer thing.
Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:24 PM
I actually went into My Baby Warehouse today with the intent to decide between the P+T's dot and the navigator and came out deciding that the Strider Compact was probably better lol
So at this stage we've decided on the Strider Compact (after many many many MANY hours of internetting and then playing with it in the store) The other one that if I could look at and play with it would probably be in the running is the Rozibaby - it's an australian online brand and looks great.....just nowhere for us to find it to play with (until July when they come to Brisbane on a visit)
Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:39 PM
We bought a Babyjogger City Select - but then, we're already in the realm of young toddler plus newborn. I kind of like the fact that both seats can either face forwards or backwards, or one facing in and one facing out (DS likes to see stuff) plus can be used as either a double or single at will.
I know it has a capsule conversion option, but I haven't really looked into it as I'm not bothered with a capsule, I've already decided we're getting the SNS Compaq for the new baby to go next to DS's Meridian.
Got it a few weeks ago now and I have to say - loving it. DS loves sitting in it and it's really easy to push/fold etc. The base is a bit heavy, but not unduly so and I love just being able to pop the seat off and tip all the crumbs/sand out before it goes into the car (aahhh, toddlers!)
Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:29 PM
I bought (sorry, Mum bought) the Baby Jogger Elite. I love it and cant wait to use it!
Ended up buying from USA through Amazon, worked out $250 cheaper then buying in store!
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