Prams. The mind boggles. As I know this will be our biggest purchase, I am really keen to get it right. My feeling is that I think it would be better to buy a really good one second hand rather than a cheaper one new. But I have no idea even which would be best.
What I’m looking for:
- A travel system, to include a seat unit, a carrycot and car seat, although I’m prepared to purchase the car seat separately. I hope to use the carrycot for daytime naps too, so this element is important.
- Something not too bulky when folded, as we often travel with a lot of stuff, including dog and all his paraphernalia.
- Something fairly manoeuvrable around shops and through doorways.
- Something suitable for walks on forest tracks and grass, so dainty little wheels are probably a no-go.
- A forward and rear facing seat, as I want the option of either.
- It must be fairly easy to put up and down.
Am I asking too much? I was thinking of a Bugaboo Cameleon, as they seem to be affordable second hand and in good condition, but I’m just not sure about it on rougher terrain.
And THEN…I saw this on a group I’m on on facebook – and I thought it looked good…but I’m worried that it doesn’t appear to have swivel wheels. Would that be a problem? Does it make it much harder to turn corners? It’s a Mamas and Papas Ultima 6 in 1 travel system.
I am finding the whole thing ridiculously complicated. Then I think I should wait and see what deals there are in the January sales…but then if I’m going for second hand, perhaps I don’t need to?
In practical terms, it would be best to wait until after we have moved house at the end of December, but if this is a real bargain (it’s only £110!) then perhaps I should go for it.
I think I need to step away from the prams for a while!