Product Type: Baby Jogger prams, pushchairs and strollers
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baby jogger city mini....WOW
Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller
Member Name: christy940
Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller
Advantages: easy to push, lightweight, hard wearing, one hand fold
What is baby jogger city mini?
The baby jogger city mini is a small and light, yet hard wearing push chair. It is suitable from birth as it lies flat, and can be used as long as your child is in a pushchair. It RRPs at around £250, but we got ours in a sale for £95. It doesn't come with any extras, so footmuffs, rain covers, etc are all extra. We also purchased the rain cover for our city mini for around £20. So all in we spent about £115 on this pushchair.
Do I have to jog with it?
NO! I don't jog but my fiancé does. He thought he would be funny one day to run away from me with our son in the baby jogger city mini. The result was the wheels going loopy and the pram tipping over. I find the pram is fine at a fast walk-slow jog but going too fast can be dangerous.
Whats special about baby jogger city mini?
The best feature of this pram has to be the quick fold. Basically this is a handle in the seat which when pulled with one hand completely folds the pushchair. I have found this invaluable on public transport. living in a rural area where buses are few and far between, this is so easy to fold up and carry on whilst also carrying my child.
The front wheel swivels, but can also be locked in position. This wheel also has suspension, great because we live on a gravel road so our children haven't been shaken or stirred too much.
The hood is VERY large, and almost covers your child completely when its pulled fully down. this helps to keep the sun off your child, or to keep it dark while theyre napping. There is also peek-a-boo windows in the hood so you can see your child when the hood is pulled down.
The basket under the seat is large enough for most items to fit in. It also easily comes off so you can fit larger items in which wouldn't fit through the normal gap between basket and seat. There is also a useful pocket on the back of the seat, I find this is useful for papers/letters which need to stay flat, or to keep drinks in so theyre quick to grab.
The adjustable harness simply clips onto loops on the seat so you can change the height of the straps as your child grows. this is easy and quick to do.
The wheels quickly click on and off, this is very useful if youre needing the pushchair to fold even smaller.
Does it last?
YES. We bought this when our son was 7 months, we found our travel system bulky so decided to swap to a lighter stroller. We used it Until he was 3 years, and then put away until our daughter was born. She has been using the stroller now for 11 months. in total it has had 40 months of use (3 years 4 months) and I doubt I will have to buy another before shes finished. The seat covers come off and can be thrown in the washer, the hood has to be hand cleaned. It is slightly sun faded but that can be expected of anything which is almost 4 years old!
Would I recommend?
Without a doubt YES!! it is hard wearing, we've had it on walks over the moors, through mud, sand and puddles. Its easy to get on and off public transport as well as easy to fit into a small car. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend people buy it even at the highest RRP of £250, the fact I got this for under £100 shows what a bargain I got. I cannot fault it in any way. 5/5 stars all the way.
Summary: great pushchair....no bad points