Product Type: Quinny prams, pushchairs and strollers
Newest Review: ... me is that i can face it either way which i always love in a pram, the seat is very comfy for your little one and the footmuff is very warm... more
Excellent ride for any little person.
Member Name: sc1985
Advantages: Easy to push, stylish, comfy, can be used as a travel system
Disadvantages: Cost of the accesories to go with the pushchair.
When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007, we looked at what felt like thousands of different prams, strollers, travel systems and pushchairs. We spent hours test driving them round the various baby shops and eyeing up what everyone else was 'driving'. I first noticed the Quinny Buzz when I saw a lady pushing one around a shop, my husband and I got chatting to the lady and she gave us a run down on all the different features and various attachments you could get for it. We fell in love straight away and it was then that I knew it was the pram for us as it suited all our needs.
We went to a shop to have a look at one and for a test drive to make sure it was definitely the one for us, and it lived up to all our expectations so the moment we got home, I started to search out a better value one on the internet. I found the perfect one on Kiddicare website, it was bright pink and orange (we knew after several scans we were having a girl) and was around £40 cheaper than in the shops we looked in. We also purchased the pink and orange dreami carrycot to go with it and also a maxi cosi car seat so we had the full travel system.
When it arrived, I couldn't wait to get it out of the boxes and 'have a go' my husband took it out of the box and put the wheels on - which looked very simple to do. After reading the instructions for a bit (I always do for everything!) I clipped in the pushchair seat and had a wander around my lounge pushing the puschair, feeling very proud indeed!
The pushchair has what claims to be a lightweight chasis but I still found it very heavy to lift in and out of the boot of the car. It opens up and folds down very easily though. The thing that drew me to this pushchair was that it was a 3 wheeler with 'proper' tyres and looked good for off road pushing. The air filled wheels made it very easy to push and comfy for baby. The pushchair also comes with a 'buzz box' which is a little changing bag that clips on to the frame of the pushchair. I thought this was a good idea but sometimes I do catch my feet on it and also, because the bag is so low down, after a while of folding the pushchair with it on, the bag becomes scuffed and worn underneath. The Buzz also comes with a pump for the tyres, raincover and also a mosquito net.
When my daughter arrived, we mainly used the Buzz chasis with the maxi cosi car seat as it was very convenient to just get the chasis out of the boot of the car and clip baby in car seat on to the frame without having to disturb her. For in the house, we actually used the Buzz frame with the carrycot as this is all my fussy little madame would sleep in!
When our daughter was around 6months old, we decided to try her in the memory foam pushchair seat that clips on to the chasis. We found this to be very good as it has multiple positions and can be parent facing or forward facing. At first I made sure she was facing us but then after a while, I realised that she would probably want to watch where we were going and look at all the things around. I initially found the pushchair seat to be brilliant but then when my daughter got to around 10months old, she looked squashed in the seat and also, I could see that the straps were soon going to be too short. I was really annoyed because we had spent a fortune on this travel system for it to be no good within less than a year. I decided to phone Dorel UK - the manufacturers of the Quinny buzz and complain. I am really glad I did because it seems that all the ones made around that time had the same problem and it was well known. They sent me a toddler pushchair insert and some strap extensions totally free of charge. When I have looked at the recent models of the Buzz, they come with the XL seat unit now and appear to have made the straps longer. I was just unlucky with my purchase but there wasn't any problem in the end as Dorels customer service was excellent. Needless to say, after that my daughter continued to be comfy and stylish in her Buzz.
We are currently expecting child number 2 and plan to use the Buzz all over again as the chasis really is in excellent condition still after all the use we have had out of it. We found out we are expecting a baby boy this time so we have had to replace the bright pink and orange pushchair seat and carrycot though but thankfully these bits are easily replaceable and it means we can carry on using our fabulous pushchair!
Overall, we have found this pushchair to be brilliant. Yes it is expensive but it has really lasted and the quality is fantastic. Also, the customer service aftercare that we received from Dorel was excellent and that adds to the experience of owning a Quinny Buzz! The extras and accesories are very expensive as we found out when we wanted to buy the matching footmuff and parasol! The footmuff cost almost £50 and the parasol was around £20!
Summary: Brilliant buy, would recommend to anyone.
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