Product Type: Bugaboo prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Member Name: Weelassie
Date: 02/03/09, updated on 02/03/09 (261 review reads)
Advantages: Sturdy, durable, comfortabl
Disadvantages: pricey, one of the more expensive on the market
I wanted the best for my wee one! I had no idea about buggies and went into Mothercare and had a chat with one of the members of staff. She said the best by far was the bugaboo. I tried it out and that's the one I went with. It was and is the best in my opinion though I can't really compare it to anything else but I'll tell you why I think it's the best.
I tried it out in Mothercare but felt that there were better deals to be had and shopped around. Eventually I found a better package deal in Manchester and I got the following;
- the pram and the buggy
- the chassis
- the red colour material
- maxi-cosi carseat
- maxi cosi adapter
- the footmuff
- the parasol
- the bugaboo red matching changing bag
- the raincover
and possibly 1 or 2 other bits.
Basically you start off with the pram which the baby can also sleep in overnight should you happen to be away overnight (you can't do that with all prams). Alternatively if you are just going on a quick outing and don't want to transfer the baby from the carseat to the pram then you can just add the maxicosi adapters to the maxicosi carseat and fit it on the bugaboo chassis.
At around 6 months you can take the pram part off the frame and convert it into a buggy. There are 3 positions for the buggy - horizonal, 90 degrees and slightly tilted. I prefer the slightly tilted option. The footmuff fits onto the buggy nicely and keeps the baby's legs cosy and warm. On the other side there is a matching parasol which is great for those sunny days (though they seem few and far between). The raincover is great for obvious reasons.
The bugaboo changing bag is the only part of the travelsystem set that I would criticise. It retails at approx £70 and you can get far better ones at a fraction of the cost. The bag barely holds anything in the main section, and seems so bulky. The only benefit are the 2 thermos compartment at the sides for bottles of milk.
The other great thing about this system is that there is a buggy board available which clips onto the chassis enabling a toddler to stand on this platform and hold onto the buggy and be wheeled at the same time. It's great if you have 2 young kids.
The system comes with a DVD explaining about the system. It's got 2 large wheels and 2 small ones making it great for off-road, snow, beach and many more tracks. It's not easy to set up the pram etc the first few times but with a bit of practise it becomes 2nd nature. It's sturdy and durable. I love it.
There are so many colours, combinations of fabric available. I chose red. It's comfy but at a price. It's one of the most expensive if not the most expensive on the market but it is brilliant!
I love it because the whole system is lighter than most of the other travel systems, folds up well and easily, easily washable, available in different colours, great and practical assessories, hard-wearing, various positions for the buggy, great off-road (even comes with puncture kit should you need one). they have thought of everything with this travel-system
Summary: Great comfy travelsystem
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