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14/09/2013 at 15:12
I am planning a weekend in London in November and don't think I would risk taking my xplory on the plane in case it was damaged. It is also a two part fold so not sure how they would deal with this.
i have been looking at buggies but rear facing ones are very expensive and few and far between. I would love a bugaboo bee but cannot justify the cost plus I would be afraid to put this on the plane as well!
What do you do when travelling?
I am not sure F would like forward facing and the cheap buggies don't look cosy although I could use my stokke footmuff if it ever arrives!
Anyone have any recommendations?
14/09/2013 at 15:21
14/09/2013 at 15:39
I have tried him in a baby bjorn and he is not that fussed tbh. He is also so heavy I couldn't carry him all weekend plus I don't have the best balance so am not overly confident walking with him.
Am looking on gumtree to see if I can find something second hand.
14/09/2013 at 15:49
Have you tried anything more supportive than a baby bjorn? I could still carry my 4yo for a decent time in a proper sling.
14/09/2013 at 16:16
JRJ, just to say I tried to put my Stokke footmuff on my Maclaren buggy and it won't go. For some reason the middle buckle bit is just too big to go through the hole in the Stokke footmuff. So now I have to buy a new footmuff (or just go for a Morrck hoodie) boooo!
Echo what others have said about a more supportive sling. We are using the Maclaren more for various reasons, but I still hate, hate, hate not having him facing me - if you are used to being able to see him and have him high up like on the Xplory, it's not nice to suddenly have the baby low down and facing away from you. I wouldn't take my Xplory on the plane either.
14/09/2013 at 18:30
Have you seen the new Mamas and Papas Armadillo? It folds tiny.
14/09/2013 at 19:11
A sling - A good sling (not a baby bjorn)
And a fugly buggy like a Maclaren Techno XT
14/09/2013 at 20:40
I just got the baby bjorn cheap second hand to try but I am just not comfortable with the whole idea considering my previous inability to stay on my feet!
Think I will just get a cheap umbrella fold buggy and put up with it for a couple of days. I can't justify a massive outlay for one weekend. :(
Thanks for the heads up Saisi, I will see if I can get one with a footmuff included in the sales in case the stokke one doesn't fit.
14/09/2013 at 20:53
A proper sling holds your baby right next to you so your centre of gravity is the same rather than some high street brands where the babies hang away from you disturbing your balance. Just so you don't think you can't ever use a sling :)
14/09/2013 at 23:22
I always used our main pram - two part fold too and no issues - and of course a sling.
15/09/2013 at 17:43
I just used a cheap folding layflat forward facing pram, as I picked it up cheaply just for the holiday, haven't used it since (have now sold it back on). I wouldn't risk my lovely Icandy either.
Also agree re Slings. We've got a babybjorn which was fab when E was tiny, so easy to get on, could carry easily, now at 22lb it's impossible for me to carry her in it, but in the connecta she's as light as a feather.
15/09/2013 at 21:39
Sling. Proper sling, not baby bjorn.
Getting pushchair on/off tubes is frigging nightmare!
15/09/2013 at 22:43
Sling (proper one, not BB). You most certainly don't want to be navigating the tube system with a buggy in November, prime Xmas shopping time. And if you have to, just get a cheaply umbrella fold as its only for one weekend.
I've not travelled with any of my buggies, but would probably take two umbrella fold cheapies if I needed to travel. I'm not letting my donkey out of my sight!
15/09/2013 at 22:59
We've always just used our main buggy (Out and About Nipper 360). Never been a problem on a plane and taken it round London several times including the underground on my own with a baby and a 4 yr old. People always offered to help carry it down steps (I never asked) and if there wasn't anyone around, it's got big air filled tyres so wasn't a problem just bumping it up or down the steps, not sure that would be so easy with a cheap unbrella fold though. I would avoid rush hour though, don't think it's fair to try and ram a buggy on to a train packed with commuters who are just trying to get home or to work.
I know some people love slings but I just couldn't do London for a whole day carrying a heavy baby. I do have a connecta which I can still carry my 4.5 yr old in but for whole days out, I find the buggy is essential for carrying everything around. By the time we've packed water bottles for everyone, nappies, wipes, spare clothes, purse, coats, phone, snacks, a small toy, it weighs a lot and I just couldn't carry that as well as the baby. I would be a sweaty mess before we even got on the train.
16/09/2013 at 07:22
I've just done 3 days in Blackpool with no buggy and just my manduca carrier. H carried all the bags. I was so glad to not have to get a buggy in and out of the trams etc and S loved being up high looking out. She's well over 20lbs and I had no problems carrying her at all.
18/09/2013 at 08:17
Those who have a two fold pram does the airline label both pieces or do you have a travel bag for it?
Ill be taking our cameleon to Tenerife ad Orlando next year. Both airlines said fine to take two fold pram but I can't help thinking they'll lose one piece or the carrycot will come out the other end damaged or filthy!
18/09/2013 at 08:18
Could you tie them together with luggage straps?
18/09/2013 at 09:09
Thanks CK I'm wondering if that's the way to go maybe use cable ties or something and bubble wrap it up. Ill check it in at the desk and use sling for airport
18/09/2013 at 09:15
I'm pretty sure they label each part, I'm sure they asked me how many pieces the pram folds down into each time for that reason. In fact when I dropped my friend off at the airport her 2 part pram was given two tags, I'm 99% sure of it.
18/09/2013 at 10:34
Piggin it might be worth investing in one of the storage/travel bags for the plane. I'm keeping an eye out for a second hand one for ours). That way it'll all be covered and together. I'd worry about the carrycot being both trashed and filthy too.
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