Product Type: Quinny prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Glad I didn't pay out for it!
Quinny Buzz 3
Member Name: Abs2uLOTT
Quinny Buzz 3
Advantages: Adjustable handlebar, durable, versatile, Easy to clean
Disadvantages: Isn't easy to put the car seat or seat on and off, tiny shopping basket
Hmmm a 3 wheeled pushchair.....
Admittedly, I wasn't too sure when our friend insisted we have her old Quinny. Our son was 6 months and we were already happy with our travel system. Did we really need it? Not really, but like my friend said ' better to have a back up for if our main pram breaks!'.... I guess so....
Firstly, my friend had paid £300 for the Quinny and although it was in fab condition when we had it, I'd not have paid out so much at all. Whilst it's stylish and modern, I'm way past caring about what others think of me because of what pram I'm pushing.
**Maxi Cosi Car Seat**
The quinny came with a maxi cosi car seat which we only had a couple of months use out of as our son was already 6 months old when we received it. It lasted until he was about 8-9 months. It was useful though and I can see why people like the option to just pop the car seat on the frame and get shopping. It's a very simple idea, so i'm not sure why somebody didn't think of it years ago when I had my teenagers. The seat attaches onto the frame via the included adapters. All the best, because it really used to frustrate me trying to get it on, so it soon became the job of hubby! Another thing to be aware of is, although highly useful (if you can get the flippin thing on) - it's not good for bub's back. Ideally I'd not keep a baby in it longer than 1-2 hours max.
Strawberry red and stylish in design, there are several other colours to choose from, black pink and green. Personally I prefer the black one, but our red one was nice enough. The pushchair opens with ust one hand thanks to the spring mechanism. Putting it down however is another challenge with two hands needed this time. I always seemed to have difficulty aligning it. There were push in buttons either side of the frame and if you don't get this right, it's just not going to collapse. Also, if the pushchair is in the parent facing mode, you can't even collapse it until you have taken the seat off - then later comes the problem of getting it back on. Argh! Perhaps it was just me.... hubby seemed to manage it fine.
**Forward or Parent Facing**
The Quinny can face baby forwards or towards parent. When we had our son facing forwards I felt that the upright position was ' too' upright. He looked like he was standing to attention bless him. The whole design of the pushchair in my opinion looked a bit odd, but hey ho, he seemed comfortable enough and was perfectly safe, strapped in.
The adjustable handlebar was great, especially as i'm smaller than my other half and with our other pram he'd be stooping to push it around. It's really easy to steer one handed as well. I miss that factor compared to the strollers we use now.
Wheels are detachable which makes for easy cleaning. The wheels are filled with air and our friend gave us a pump that she had for them. Good job really because the wheels went flat a couple of times. One particularly annoying thing about the front steering wheel was it would sometimes turn sideways and be a job and a half to get it to face forwards again. It has to happen to me! I'm always the one at the supermarket with an out of control trolley! The wheels didn't fair well either in the early snowy weather of 2010. An all terrain wheel would have been better.
Overall, this was a useful ' spare' pram for us and I was very grateful to my friend for offering it to us. I'm glad however that I didn't spend so much on it. It's durable, versatile and looks comfortable. It's easy to clean, stylish and useful. It has a really tiny shopping basket so its a good job it steers well one handed, because you need it to so you can carry your shopping!
I think for the fashion conscious, this is a nice modern pram to opt for. Unfortunately for me, the faffing around with it used to get on my nerves, and I really failed to see why it was so expensive. ' Fashionable' I guess.
Summary: Glad I didn't pay out for it!
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