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10/07/2013 at 14:26
I'm looking for a lightweight stroller, ideally with a lie flat. Easy to fold and for my mum to use. Suitable from now (6 months) till he stops needing a pram. We have the oyster pram for main use but want this for my mum to use the 3 days she has him and fthe holidays and trips away
10/07/2013 at 14:32
I had a Petite Star Zia (in fact I had two because the first got "lost" on a flight home from holiday - I think someone else took it seeing as there was an identical but much older one at the baggage collection when we got there!)
It's great, lies flat, very light weight, folds up small, and easy to steer.
www.nurseryvalue.com/.../default.aspx - this place sell reworked ones which is where I got both of mine from (they were the original Zia, and the Zia+, both 3 wheelers, think they've been replaced now by the ZiaX) they were both like new with just a couple of little scuffs on the frame which you don't really notice.
10/07/2013 at 17:14
We used our zia from 7 weeks. It's brilliant and I'd recommend it to anyone!
10/07/2013 at 19:17
Another rec for the Zia.
10/07/2013 at 19:30
I'd recommend the Maclaren XT, a number of people recommended it to me and I wasn't disappointed.
10/07/2013 at 19:35
We had/have the petite star zia
10/07/2013 at 19:48
Another recommendation for the zia here. I love mine
10/07/2013 at 20:07
We've got the Maclaren Techno XT and so far it's been brilliant. It's a dream to push, folds and unfolds easily and I really like the extendable canopy which is great for that that bit of extra sun protection (bought with the view to taking abroad). It also lies flat. I'm really pleased we bought it.
10/07/2013 at 20:08
Having had many others including Quinny Zapp, Maclaren XT and a random M&P stroller I can not recommend the Baby Jogger City Mini / Micro highly enough. Absolutely fantastic. The fold mechanism is simply amazing and so quick and easy. We have the Micro (now discontinued) which doesn't lie totally flat but certainly enough for naps, but the City is lie flat and suitable from birth.
10/07/2013 at 20:26
We have the Maclaren Techno XT, but if I was buying again I'd go for the baby jogger city. In fact I've just bought the double version of it.
Things I dislike about the Maclaren;
Although it lies flat it's a pain to do so, the mechanism often gets stuck
Although it fold very thin, it's very long. Not an issue for my car but when my friend looked after him it wouldn't fit in her boot
The chassis has taken a battering, it doesn't feel as solid/rigid as it did 12 months ago
It hurts your foot to fold it if not wearing shoes, or just wearing flip flops.
I could go on...
10/07/2013 at 21:11
Depends on budget. Zia fab for cheap. We have a quinny senzz.too but they dont really sell them anymore
10/07/2013 at 21:58
Njoy bubble by petite star. It's reversible, lies flat, lightweight and easy to push. The basket is pretty inaccessible which people have said in reviews but I've not found it a problem as I use the seat part that's not in use instead of basket. I love it!
10/07/2013 at 22:07
We've a silver cross pop. I hate it with a passion, so much so I'm now downgrading it to my parents' house. I find my new Oyster packs down small enough for most trips, which is why I'm now downgrading the stroller I bought for my eldest, so would you actually use one that much?
10/07/2013 at 22:20
I think I'm the only person in the world that doesn't rate the Zia!
Out and About Nipper 360 every time!
10/07/2013 at 23:01
I'm looking for a second pushchair too, I'm toying between the graco evo mini and the baby jogger city mini. For me, I need one handle, compact and light. I also think most strollers look a bit cheap so the colours on the graco are nice. Will probably try to see them in person and have a play first.
11/07/2013 at 08:31
I bought a fairly cheap Chicco stroller from Argos in 2006 and 3 toddlers later it's still going strong! Great bargain, light and nice to use, durable, probably one of the best baby things I've bought for £40 !
11/07/2013 at 09:18
Thanks everyone. Seems there is a variety of recommendations so I'm going to see if I can see uouryou suggestions in a shop and try them out as they all look good online for different reasons
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