It’s one of the biggest and more expensive items you will buy when you have a baby. What will you choose to push your precious cargo around town?
You want something stylish, pretty, functional, durable, protective – and there are endless choices to work through. So many brands and styles to consider that as first timers you just don’t know where to start.
We looked online and in magazines for inspiration but decided that without seeing them in person it was impossible to narrow down the choices. We decided to take a trip into town and visit some stores, have some demos and hopefully find our feet with the whole mind boggling world of prams, pushchairs and travel systems.
Remaining open minded we considered all brands in all price ranges but it quickly became apparent that you get what you pay for. Some of the cheaper models, whilst friendly on the purse, just didn’t have the solid feel and features that some of the higher priced ranges could offer.
After several trips to every baby store we could find, testing and demo-ing them all we eventually narrowed it down to three:
I knew I wanted a four-wheeler as my neighbour had commented that her three wheel Maxi Cosi system was quite difficult to steer and handle curbs. We were also able to quickly element some of the brand leaders like Silver Cross and iCandy as the carry cots were quite small and narrow (my husband and I are both around 6 foot so we are likely to have a tall baby)
After a few more weeks of deliberation, we agreed on the Bugaboo Cameleon 3, there was just something about the feel of the Bugaboo, it was smooth and light weight to push, with all purpose tyres (not all terrain like some other models but we don’t live anywhere with extreme weather to justify having snow worthy tyres). I loved that the carry cot and seat were made from the same framework with just different fabric attachments, making it so much easier to store at home.
You know what they say, when you find the one for you, you just know!
Now to choose the colour, Bugaboo offer a range of fabric colours (hood, lining and carry cot cover) including blue, pink, red, orange, black etc… they also have a Classic+ range which has a slightly higher spec of material and comes in either Grey, Navy or Stone.
As soon as I make my mind up what colour I want, we will be going back to order it. I can’t wait…
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