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Hi there! I'm expecting my second child in 10 weeks, and after too many problems with a cheaper brand of stroller, I'm looking at spending a little bit more to get something that is going to last more then 6 months. After doing a bit of research, I've discovered quite a few that sell $1000+, but am hesitant to make a decision. Can anybody that has purchased something similar help me out?? So far I have been looking at Quinny, Peg Perego and Bertini, but any other suggestions would be appreciated! Cheers!
Are you wanting to have 2 kids in the pram? If so,.I would get the Phil and Ted E3,.. it can carry 2 babies,..or 1 baby and a toddler,.. it costs about $550,.so not too bad,. I started with the Emmaljunga Classic which cost about $900,..it was very big and hard to lift into the boot,.but apart from that, a great pram,... I also recently looked at the Bugaboo Frog $1300,... but it was really flimsy and after thinking I wanted one, I now really really don't!
We are also very happy with the Phil and Teds E3 for a baby and toddler, but if you only want to carry one child we were happier with the mountain buggy - under $1000, light, sturdy, handles like a dream, and adjusts from baby sleeping to toddler sitting upright very easily.
I have a Bertini Bidwell and LOVE it. We needed something very stable, heavy duty and all terrain - I've had friends who didn't like the 3 wheelers if you have to go across uneven ground. I love the steering system (can go anywhere and even in shopping centres is just as maneurable I think as a 3 wheeler) and the suspension is great - I go through really rough ground to walk the dogs (bushland etc) and it handles it very well.
I'm obviously a big fan of it - but I did read somewhere that the toddler seat option is not great as it can only work when toddler is upright (i.e. the toddler seat can't recline) and that with the toddler seat on - the baby can only lie flat...............so I guess you have to weigh up exactly how you want to use it.
Also - the Bidwell does take up a lot of room to transport - but isn't heavy really, I can lift the parts out easily - still - it's pretty big in the boot!
Good luck with the "maze" that is stroller purchase!!!
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