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26/08/2013 at 19:23
I know it's early to think about this but thinking forward keeps me positive!
P will be 25 months when this baby is due. I'm assuming i'm going to need a double atleast some of the time? I'm thinking particularly for at the stables and for longer trips to town when i'll want to be able to put both down.
I have a moby which i'll be using from day one so i'm thinking that a lot of the time i'll just sling baby and take the Buzz, which i still love. SO perhaps i could get away with this and other times baby in carseat on base and a buggy board for P??
How have people found buggy boards and with what age child? I can see P getting annoyed she can't see much from the board (she's little) and trying to hop off.
I've had a quick look at doubles and really like the look of the Out and About Nipper 360, i need one that'll be good off road and much prefer side by side to tandem. ANyone had one and if so what did you think??
Thoughts and ideas on a postcard thanks ladies. Obviously i've got loads of time but i like to think about these things
26/08/2013 at 19:28
My friend has the Nipper and loves it, I've pushed it and its very easy! A lot of people rate the Baby Jogger double too.
26/08/2013 at 19:30
Just to add , O is 21 m now and a PITA at times for wandering (and running) off in the wrong direction , I can't imagine he'll be much better at 25m , its nice to be able to restrain him in a pushchair I don't think I'd trust him on a buggy board !
26/08/2013 at 19:34
I will have a look at the jogger too, thanks ML.
I think if i do get one i'll have to look out for a second hand one and then keep the buzz for when P is more reliable at walking etc or times when i just have one. That's why i'd like to decide early on, so i can look out for whatever i decide to get.
Does the nipper fit through doors?
26/08/2013 at 19:55
If you do want a buggy board for the future, I have just taken ours off the buggy today. I told J when she starts school (next week!) she has to walk and not go on the buggy board anymore!!
26/08/2013 at 20:03
I have the double Nipper and love it so much I'm getting the single for number 3.
It's brilliant off road and would be ideal for you at the stables. I've never had problems getting it through doorways. It fits in my H's VW Golf, very easy to fold and put up, mega easy to push even with a 3 and 4 yr old in it. I still use it now when I babysit nephews and niece. I can have the twins in it and the older children take turns sitting on the foot plate at the front.
I used it from newborn with L with the newborn insert. And have Buggysnuggles on it. Very cosy. I e pushed it on hillsides, beaches, pebble roads, very deep snow and never had any problems.
26/08/2013 at 20:18
Oooooo yes please HN! Willit go on the buzz?
LR That is really good to know, thank you.
26/08/2013 at 20:55
I have the Out n About double too. I've used it with L from newborn and O has enjoyed sitting next to her, as well as being good for containing him. You'll need to get some Slime for the tyres to help towards preventing punctures. I also got the updated version of the v2 which is slim enough to fit through my front door. I also used Buggysnuggles on it to keep the kids warm.
I kept my Britax B-Smart and put a board on that, which has been handy for nipping to places and for when I'm dropping O off at preschool/MILs.
26/08/2013 at 20:58
I'm the opposite of ml, Isaac is 18 months and WILL NOTgo in his buggy at all! It's a fight every time he has to, L wasthe same and by 2 wasn't using the buggy much so when I was pregnant with William I was looking at buggy pods and boards.
26/08/2013 at 20:59
Thanks DS - thats useful.
Cp - ah luckily P likes going in her buggy. She wants to get out if you stop for too long but is always happy to be strapped in!
26/08/2013 at 21:01
I've, obviously, got no practical experience other than the odd day I've babysat my friends little girl but I have covered all basis by getting;
Double - baby jogger (it's been fab the few times I've used it, but agree the O&A would probably fit your needs better and was our second choice)
Buggy board with 2 sets of adapters to go on the Maclaren stroller (lies flat, baby or A can go in) and the Oyster (too small for A, but can clip maxi cosi onto)
Moby and connecta sling.
A will be 27/28 months when this one arrives and only in the last month has started walking any kind of distance, as in 0.3 miles to the shops/park but can't be relied on to not ask for a carry back. My main reason for wanting a double though is for longer days out where I may/will need to restrain him and/or let him sleep. I bought the double second hand so when I sell it on it won't have cost me much for the year (?) I'm likely to use it for. I've not tried him on the buggy board yet but figure that at some point in the next few months he'll be ok on it, if not already.
26/08/2013 at 21:04
It's a total nightmare ar, we walk most places till he finally caves And lets me carry him or put him in buggy. He tries to climb out the seat! Much prefers walking with L which means a 10 min trip takes >40 mins whilst we stop and look at every stick, flower, dog, tree
26/08/2013 at 21:05
BG looks like you've had all the same thoughts as me then. That's a good point about longer days when P might want somewhere to sleep, hadn't thought of that. I'm also thinking of getting a connecta to use as baby gets bigger, moby was perfect early on but i'm thinking a clip on one might be easier as baby gets bigger andihaveP to grapple out and about too.
26/08/2013 at 21:06
Oh dear cp! Mind you, is this the first time P and I have differed in anyway?!
26/08/2013 at 21:21
That's my thoughts re the connecta too, I didn;t use the moby that much last time - didn't really have a need to and was worried about my section scar early on - and I think the connecta will be quicker if I'm trying to sort an unrestrained A out whilst trying to put baby into it.
Have a look at second hand O&A's, you'll probably be able to sell on for a similar price when you've finished with it.
26/08/2013 at 22:49
I had a slightly smaller gap (17.5 months). I picked up a brand new out n about nipper double for £150 from a Boots Clearance store not too far from me. I loved it. O went in it from a newborn. It is so easy to steer. Depending on where I was going and doing I used different combinations. One was single and slinging baby. Longer journeys I would use double, or if I knew C was due a nap I would bring it. A, then 4.5 years old would often jump on the front if she was tired during long walks! I didn't bother with a buggy board. One thing that 'revolutionalised' our trips out was a micro scooter for C. He quite often scoots away whilst O is in the pushchair. I am only able to do this as C is great in being aware of boundaries and I feel totally safe in him being out in his scooter. I wouldn't have managed without the double though!
26/08/2013 at 23:18
I found the Nipper great when L needed fed when I was out on my own with them. I only have a 18 month gap so I could contain A in the pram and bribe with snacks while I fed him.
27/08/2013 at 05:28
I have the P&T Dot. Don't recommend it at all I hate it!! I'm considering a buggy board for E but she likes walking everywhere so not a lot of point. The only time we use the pushchair is to pick her up from nursery- 4 minute walk that she's always too tired to walk! I also take it to the mall in case she needs to be 'contained'
I wish we had gone for the Oyster Max but its release date was after M made an appearance.
27/08/2013 at 06:59
J is 28 months now and I wouldn't say I'm ready to give up the buggy yet with him just to give you an indication. It's only really the last few months that I've stopped using my double when E turned 3. I didn't think a board was reliable enough for longer journeys until then.
27/08/2013 at 09:23
I have a donkey which I love, but I know you're very outdoorsy and I think other buggies are probably better over tougher terrain. I would get as many options as you have space for or can afford. Having a decent single has been good for us as I can put O in it on his own if needs be, or put C in the buggy and sling O. I don't trust C at the mo to go on a buggy board (she's 22mo) as she's prone to running off or jumping off or running into traffic . Having the double is a must though as I use it for containing her as much as transporting her!
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