Last month saw me finally more from a proper big pushchair to a stroller about 5 years since I bought my first pushchair when we were expecting Maisy I hadn’t realised over the next few years just how many I’d get through. It’s a little sad now thinking my two big girls no longer need one and it will only be a matter of time until Lottie out grows hers and were a pushchair-less family how strange will that be!
Today I’m looking back through my pushchair history and how what I look for in a push chair has changed over the years.
We started off with the Quinny Buzz 3 ohh how I loved this push chair being a typical new clueless mum we chose the limited edition very stylish looking black frame and a white – I know WHITE seat, what the hell were we thinking! White and babies is a complete no go! But I loved it so easy to push, light, compact east to fold down, the storage on it was rubbish though! so although I loved it this push chair was just so impractical – you live and learn!
When Maisy was just 5 months old I fell pregnant again with Bella cue months of searching for a perfect push chair for a toddler and a baby, we decided on the phil and teds vibe I liked the black and red look it seemed like a good option and I loved how you could change it as baby grows, I thought I’d found the one! But no as most things I don’t think you realise until you have it and your using it everyday just what its like i found it quite big and hard to store I didn’t like that you couldn’t have the car seat on it as well it was just inconvenient always in the way and the rain cover was mahoooosive, don’t get me wrong it did the job and we got on with it for about 18 months but it has room for improvement.
When I found out we were expecting Lottie the phil and teds was still in use but now just as a single, for a few months I thought I would just stick with it and use it again for Lottie and Bella. Then I got to that stage in pregnancy where your looking through all the brochures, push chairs just kept popping out at me I’d go shopping and be testing them out – I had slight push chair addiction, there was one in particular I had a thing for and that was the Bugaboo Donkey Duo it just looks so cool after showing Ryan a youtube clip of it in action a few times (please tell me I’m not the only one who youtube these things?) he agreed to it I was so excited.
But then I found someone was selling a near new iCandy peach blossom for about a quarter of the price and sensible head went on – well something had to pay for the unnecessary amounts of baby shoes I needed to buy which they never seem to wear. After hearing some great reviews on it we went for that but I wasn’t impressed I find the steering on it so light that with 2 children in it just goes where it wants to then is so heavy to manoeuvre even more so if your doing it one handed because you also have a toddler in tow wanting to hold hands. With one child in and two hands on the bar its like a dream 3 children and 1 hand it is not!
I do kick myself for not getting the Donkey it’ll always be the one, maybe if we have baby no.4 one day ill treat myself!
Which leads us to now we’ve ditched the tandem and Lottie is rocking the lovely Cosatto bow how! Which I love, looks beautiful and folds down really easily! Its perfect for us.
So how about you do you like a nice new pushchair? Do you have any you really love or loath let me know in the comments!