when i first got this pram i loved it i loved how you can change from a carrycot to the seat with a newborn cushion facing a parent then later remove the cushion and face the world. It is easy to push the front wheel swivels or locks and i loved it then the problems began.
The back wheels started to make a constant grinding noise and click it got so loud if in a quiet shop you could hear us coming i rang quinny as the pram was 2 months old and it was returned to them to be fixed. The pram returned 3 weeks later the clicking had gone i was happy again however 4 weeks later the clicking began again much quieter this time but still it had started and i knew it would get worse anyway i decided to go to the supermarket took the pram out the boot went shopping came back to the car the pram would not fold !!! i could not fold it to get home the baby was in the car but the pram was jammed a kind man tried too but it was completely stuck. luckily the kind man had a van and drove it home for me i rang quinny they were very apologetic and the pram was collected again for repairs.
This time the pram returned with a brand new chassis the wheels were fixed i was happy.
The pram was fine for 2 months then one day we took my baby for a walk we took the pram in the car took it out the car put my baby in the pram and went walking to me the pram began to feel not right but i couldnt find anything wrong then i went down a step and realised the pram was beginning to fold up !!!! i shouted for my mum to grab my baby which she did i tried to put the pram up again but it wouldnt stay up. we went home this time when i rang quinny i complained if i had been crossing a road when the pram folded there could have been an accident. The pram was returned and because it was only 6 months old i was allowed a refund as a gesture of goodwill
the pram had one problem after another i know this is not always the case but i was so dissapointed the money i paid for it meant i thought it should last till my baby was no longer needing a pram.
when i got the new chassis i thought all my problems were solved however im now not convinced it was a new chassis as it first had problems folding then folded on its own when in use it would be strange for a new chassis to also have problems with the folding mechanism.
i think i may have had a one off bad pram i hope i did but i really dont like this pram
I first used this pushchair just the chassis only with the maxi cosi car seat. I found it really handy to be able to transfer my baby from the car to pushchair without disturbing her. The gas sprung technology makes the chassis really easy to open at the push of a button, however, putting it down is a little more difficult & requires 2 hands & a little practice.
The wheels are very wide & can sometimes be a little difficult in small shops, I have a car but I would imagine it would be a bit of a nightmare on the bus.
The pushchair is a little expensive especially when you add on the extras like the buzz box, shopping basket footmuff etc. I did purchase the extras but only used the buzz box a couple of times as I kept catching my feet on it when walking.
Now....my liking for the Quinny buzz unfortunately ended when my Daughter moved into the main seat unit. I found it fiddly to put on & off, the fact it faces both ways it lovely but it doesn't fold down with the seat unit on in rear facing mode so you have to remove it. I also found the seat positions a little strange, my Daughter either seemed to be lying flat or sat too upright, it might just have been my incompetance but I could never seem to get it just right.
I quickly got very fed up with removing the seat unit every time & I sold the pushchair.
Quinny is well-respected in the world of pushchairs with many celebrities opting for the Quinny Buzz. I choose the Quinny after much research and time spent find the best price. The Quinny Buzz is not cheap, at between £300 and £500 depending on where you purchase and the package you buy.
It is very attractive as it has many features. It can be used with three different attachments on the frame. If you have a Maxi Cosi Cabriofix car seat, this can be fitted to the buzz with the use of simple adaptors, this can be very useful if you don't want to wake a sleeping baby. You can also use it with the Dreami carry cot for a younger baby using the same adaptors as for the car seat; this transforms the push chair into a pram, allowing the baby to be in the recommend totally flat position. The final fitment is the pushchair unit itself, the beauty of the Quinny Buzz is that it can be fitting both forward and rear facing. All of the attachments are easy to clean and are made of hard wearing material.
The frame has a gas pressured opening system so it can be released and opened with one hand. This sounds good on paper, but in practice is a bit of a gimmick, the reason being is that when the buggy is folded you have to remove the attachment first, whether that be the car seat, carry cot or pushchair seat unit (the exception to this is the seat unit in the forward facing position, least used by me). This means that you still need two hands to fix the required attachment.
The buggy is by no means compact and takes up a fair amount of boot space even in a people carrier. It is also fairly heavy, even just the frame and may be quite difficult to lift in the weeks following a caesarean.
The frame could be stronger; mine appears to have bent with even just a few light shopping bags. The rain cover is very stiff, bulky and difficult to fit. All in all, I don't think I would recommend this pushchair.
This is such a brilliant all round pushchair and travel system. i bought this in 2005 for my first son.
As new mums tend to do I did an awful lot of research into which travel system I wanted to buy....it had to tick all the boxes and this certainly did.
It can be used with the carrycot, the pushchair can face both ways and can be used with the maxi cosi car seat. It is also really fashionable and i always used to get comments from people when i used to walk past them.
Now the problem...(sorry!!) I had a problem with one of the screws which kept coming out of the main frame. This was a recurring problem with the frame that i had but was resolved when I had the frame replaced so it might have just been one of them things but thought it would only be fair to put it in the review.
Don't get me wrong this didn't put me off the pushchair at all as it is so fab.
The Quinny Buzz is a fantastic Stroller, when I was pregnant we spends lots of time researching and looking at various prams and pushchairs.
We knew we wanted a carrycot, a pushchair that can recline and face either direction and one that we could put the car seat onto. And the Quinny buzz matched all of our requirements.
The pushchair was available in various colours ranging from black to red, pink or blue, I beleive that there are now even more colours to choose from. I absolutely loved the pink version but as we didnt know the sex of our baby I knew that wasnt really an option. So we went for the safe option of black for all three peices.
We purchased the 2007 frame but when looking at the seat units the 2007 new style seat looked quite small and I was worried it would not be comfortable when me little one was nearer toddler stage, I then found a package online where I could buy the 2006 seat unit on 2007 frame so we did this and I am really glad we did. As this year if your purchase the Quinny buzz you get 2 size seat units with it so it grows with your baby.
My little boy was in the pram version until he was about 4 and a half months old, he spent many hours in the carrycot whilst xmas shopping and going for long walks and found it very comfortable.
He then moved into the pushchair seat and I was so pleased we had chosen one that could face me as up till recently and he is currently 11 months old I wanted him facing me and he like to do so. The seat has 5 different reclines, whilst facing you there are 2 reclines and when forward facing there are 3. So it again is very comfortable for the baby to sleep in.
When going on shorter shopping trips or if I didnt want to disturb him when sleeping I would often just put the Maxi Cosi car seat onto the unit, which is found invaluable at times.
I always find this lightweight to push and although it is quite wide its not long like some pushchairs and I find it easy to push around the shops.
The pushchair is so easy to collapse and open unlike some pushchairs I have seen, to open it has gas sprung techology so you can quite easily do it one handed. And to close you simply press a button on either side of the frame and close.
When folded the frame is quite compact and fits easily into my Peugeot 307 boot and it can also fit in my mums renault clio.
I love my buzz and would recommend it to anyone who wants a 3 in 1 combination.
Ok, Mummy got her new wheels! Now baby needs his!!
Hey, there are so many pushchairs out there I had NO idea what to get our little one. I wanted him to be comfortable. However, I wanted it to be easy for mummy, daddy and grandparents to use and not take an hour getting in and out the car.
After much research, we decided on the Quinny Buzz.
The Quinny Buzz has a unique 'gas spring' technology which means it can be unfolded with one hand. YES!!! That is right! ONE HAND! It is very light. I literally pick it out of the boot with one hand. Place it on the ground. Then slightly pull up on the handle and like MAGIC, it unfolds!
The washable seat unit can face forward or backward and be adjusted to lie virtually flat making the pushchair suitable from birth. There is much talk about babies needing to face TOWARDS the person pushing them for two reasons. One reason is that the adult can keep a good eye on the little one and the other reason is so that the baby can interact with the adult which aids language development.
All wheels have suspension and the highly maneuverable front swivel wheel can also be locked. This is an added bonus if you happen to be by yourself and the car is parked on an incline. You don't want "Jr." rolling down the hill while you are unlocking the car do you? Another bonus is that the back wheels can be easily taken off to fit even the smallest of cars. I have an Agila that it fits easily in. A friend has a Mini and hers is in her boot in only minutes!
The three wheel configuration makes it easy to get about with and change directions easily. I have been able to get into the tightest of spots quickly and easily.
The tyres have their own air pump that allows for a very smooth ride for the child. My own son falls asleep within minutes of being in this pushchair!
The handle is also height adjustable. I am only 5 ft. 2 inches tall and keep it at it's lowest height. However, my husband is over 6 ft. tall and has it at it's highest height. This is his favourite feature because it allows him to push it and not hurt his back!
A rain cover, sun canopy, changing bag and car seat adapters are included. It converts to travel system with the addition of the Cabrio infant carrier.
At the moment, I am using it as a travel system. The car seat quickly goes from car to pram frame in seconds!!! With just the push of a couple of buttons baby can move from car to pram to car again and never wake up!
I have also bought the matching travel muff for the winter time.
There is one draw back. There is a changing bag that attaches to the frame. However, besides that, there is no area for putting any shopping. You have to get creative with your shopping. I usually tie my bags to the handles and this has worked a treat. However, I wouldn't recommend doing a load of grocery shopping that you are going to have to walk home with.
Now, here are some of the boring details.
Max Weight Capacity 44.09 lb.
Folded Width 7.87 in.
Folded Depth 23.62 in.
Folded Height 31.5 in.
Weight 26.46 lb.
Overall Warranty 1 Year
Frame Warranty 2 Years
This pushchair with the added car seat and foot muff cost £430 at Mothercare. I know this is more than a lot of pushchairs on the market. However, I felt that it was well worth the money and I should be able to use it until my son is 5 years old.
When I am out and about with this chair, I get numerous comments on the look and also the ease of use. Many are very impressed with its design and ask about it and where they can get one.
My son LOVES his new "baby" wheels and mummy and daddy enjoy it as well!!
This unique stroller has 'gas spring' technology which means it can be unfolded with one hand. The washable seat unit can face forward or backward and be adjusted to lie virtually flat making the pushchair suitable from birth. All wheels have suspension and the highly manoeuvrable front swivel wheel can also be locked. A rain cover, sun canopy, changing bag and car seat adapters are included. Converts to travel system with the addition of the Cabrio infant carrier. Max Weight Capacity: 20 kg. Weight: 12 kg.