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25/07/2009 at 22:48
well the icandys had a bit of a battering from one careless owner and an extremely strong angry toddler, so im sending it away for a full service and repairs (its all free but i cant take it there for day as i dont drive so its couriered by icandy) anyway i need some spare wheels for while its in and also have been considering a light weight for a while,
anyway long story short, mil, my mum and grandma have offered to buy us a maclaren or similar, was just wondering what you ladies thought of them??
We decided on a side by side as we have a tandem and i still need full recline for jacks.
Ive found a bnib maclaren twin techno on ebay for £160 delivered, it has raincovers, 2 coseytoes, headhugger for little ones and pillow type thing for olders and pads etc and its the new 09 design!
25/07/2009 at 23:29
Only thing I can say about aside by side is be sure you can get it through doorways of places you have to go.My old Maclaren twin didn't ,but it was bought new in 1997 so I would hope they improved the design since then.Our old one went to pushchair heaven cos we never used it as it was too wide.
All the same I'm off for a little window shopping anyway.
26/07/2009 at 00:33
it sayes it fits through standard doors, its 74 or 76cms wide, cant remember lol, but all our internal doors are 79ish cms so im hoping wed be ok, my icandy will possibly still be favoured but i need a lightyweight for taxis (which i use way to many of) going to family as i already have to lug the fat baby lola in her carseat, (nice taxi driver i know keeps jacks)
Anyway we had a little play with one today and i liked it, gonna go to a bigger shop that lets you walk them round with kids in and see what i think then my lardy bum babys might put me off it, (lolas managed to break the scales at 20lb 2oz last week!!!) and jacks 28lb 7oz!
26/07/2009 at 09:17
grr wrote a huge reply and it disappeared!!!
basically it said, i had a maclaren twin, it was great but too big for shops and pavements - also very heavy and hard to collapse (stiff)
26/07/2009 at 20:49
I really liked the twin techno,but after seeing it in mothercare I thought it may be difficult to steer with Tom if he decided to walk,just for the fact I'm a short arse and handles are far apart.
However,cos you walk most places I'd say it would be a sturdy buggy to have,especially if you plan to have more!!! Your'e lucky if you're going to be treated to it too,very nice. They are wider than the side by side I've got but I reckon you could get it through most doorways. Lucky you again buggy shopping!
26/07/2009 at 21:33
it was nice and comfy for me and the kids, just concerned having two diff size and weights will cause it to push awkwardly after a while, not sure what im doing, if tomorow doesnt go well, we might have to fib and just take the money, its funny how many people wanted to help when the buggy needs to go away but when something more serious happens we just got lectures!
cant be without a buggy though! argh im stressed.;
26/07/2009 at 21:55
When I had different weights in a side by side I used to swap which went in which side to even up the weights.
Been out with the kids lots to family places so I've seen a lot of lovely prams and buggies.Maclarens are nice.It's just the width worries me.
26/07/2009 at 22:13
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