Pram/stroller recommendations – Aussie bees especially please comment!

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

LittleKBee :  I’m no parent but a lot of my friends recommend spending more money on prams. They particularly like the systems that go from car capsule that can then be clicked onto the pram. You don’t have to wake a sleeping baby to get them out of the car. I can totally see merit in that! ☺

I see a lot of iCandy prams in my friend group. They are expensive I think but if you are planning a few kids you’d get a fair bit of value out of them.

I’m sure mums will chime in with more options.

Congrats on the pregnancy!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I really love my Stokke. The car seat clips right into the stroller. U can also get the bassinet which I didn’t get I thought it was useless because when the baby drinks milk and then u can’t lay them down Bc they’ll spit up so I used the seat that came with the stroller and it has a newborn pad In it and I inclined her downwards.. I also feed her in it since its eye level to me if I’m at the park or out by someone’s house

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I love love love my Uppababy Vista.  I like that it can be a travel system, a single stroller, or a double stroller without it ever feeling bulky.  It’s super smooth to push and turn.  My husband thought I was crazy to spend so much on a stoller, but even he admits that it was worth it, especially since it’s the only stoller we will ever buy (whereas if we’d chosen one of the other travel systems we’d want a 2nd jogging stoller and a 3rd double stoller later).  

We live in a walkable area so we do walk a lot- that should probably be your biggest consideration when looking at prams/strollers.  If you aren’t going to use the stoller much then maybe invest the money in a really good babywearing device instead (especially if you live in a city where you take public transportation a lot, it’s really hard to navigate stollers on subways and buses).   

Other pluses about the Vista: It came with a bassinet which I used constantly during the first few months.  The regular seat reclines quite a bit so it’s still comfy for naps even when they’re older which has been a lifesaver for us.  Taking her for a stoll is the only way to get her to sleep other than CIO.     

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

LittleKBee :  haha…yes they quite costly but if you have a few kids the cost per wear evens it out a bit. 

I’m not a parent but I do have lots of people and family with kids in my life. I remember going out to the park with a friend and her two kids. She was looking after the oldest on his bike so I pushed the pram. I was like wow what pram is this, it moves so well!!? I took note and it was an Icandy. 

A PP made a good point if you are not one to spend so much time out hitting the pavement with the baby then maybe go for a less expensive contraption and put the money towards something you will get a better use out of.

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