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    Exclamation I NEED YOU! What's your fav baby brand?

    Hi there!

    I am currently researching for an assignment based on the baby goods industry, and i need to choose one of the more popular brands to do an in-depth analysis. As i have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what is considered the best (or one of the best) brands, I am calling on all babygoods EXPERTS out there to give me a helping hand.

    If you could rank YOUR FAVOURITE brands in order from best to worst (ie 1 = best), and if you have a few spare minutes, even tell me why you like this brand so much, what products you have bought of this brand etc etc...

    The aim of my research is to find out which brands are the most well-known, best (percieved) quality etc etc. So any opinions you have based on experience with any of the brands, or horror stories from friends would be very useful!
    BTW i am focusing more on prams, strollers, high chairs, portacots as opposed to manchester or anything like that.

    Please use the following brands as inspiration!

    Bertini
    Valco
    Steelcraft
    Mother's Choice
    Adventure Buggy
    Babylove
    Chicco
    Childcare
    Emmaljunga
    Graco
    Go Safe
    Jeep Baby
    Love n Care
    Maclaren
    Mountain Buggy
    Peg Perego
    Phil & Teds
    Quinny
    Safe n Sound
    Safety 1st
    Stokke
    Swallow

    Thank you thank you thank you (in advance!)

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Rennards; 17-06-2005 at 12:52.

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    I haven't used all but

    Mountain Buggy No. 1
    Babylove 2
    Steel Craft 3
    Love n Care 4.

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    I've only used mountain buggy. Love it so much I'd never use the others.

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    I haven't used most of these brands - but am addicted to the Peg Perego brand, I have a high chair and the pram. Highly recommend this brand. However, Steelcraft I've heard had too many problems such as squeaky wheels, so I have steered clear of all Steelcraft products. Valco would be number 2, the baby rocker with the toys was a godsend! Hehe... Safe n Sound Carseats (not on list) I prefer these over the BabyLove brand carseat. So I guess it depends on whether you're researching all baby goods or specific ones such as a pram.

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    Default Many thanks!

    Thanks to all who replied, it is much appreciated!

    To better explain myself (having a second look over my post i didnt do a very good job hehe) i edited my post, hopefully to make myself more clear.

    Hearing what you all have to say about these brands is helping me SO MUCH in getting my head around it all...

    But i do have another question:
    Are there any brands there that you have NEVER even heard of before?

    Cheers!

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    Bertini - not used
    Valco - have 3 wheel buggy, would recommend and I chose it over other brands listed here based on features for cost.
    Steelcraft - not used
    Mother's Choice - not used
    Adventure Buggy - not used
    Babylove - have toys only, would recommend
    Chicco - have high chair, older model. Would not recommend.
    Childcare - Is this a brand? Not heard of
    Emmaljunga - Not used
    Graco - not used
    Go Safe - not used
    Jeep Baby - not used. Had the impression it was high end, too expensive but probably very good.
    Love n Care - not used
    Maclaren - have stroller, Highly recommend. Would rank 1st for weight, durability and folding ease. Cheaper brands available.
    Mountain Buggy - not used
    Peg Perego - not used
    Phil & Teds - not used
    Quinny - never heard of
    Safe n Sound - Have convertible carseat. Choose based on price. Has some features I don't like and I'd consider a different brand next time.
    Safety 1st - Not used
    Stokke - never heard of
    Swallow - never heard of

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    Bertini - haven't used
    Valco - haven't used
    Steelcraft - haven't used
    Mother's Choice - haven't used
    Adventure Buggy - haven't heard of
    Babylove - 3 (car seat)
    Chicco - haven't used
    Childcare - 5 (high chair)
    Emmaljunga - haven't used
    Graco - haven't used
    Go Safe - haven't heard of
    Jeep Baby - haven't used
    Love n Care - 6 (borrowed portacot)
    Maclaren - haven't used
    Mountain Buggy - 1 (best pram EVER)
    Peg Perego -4 - high chair
    Phil & Teds - 2 (okay pram - good for two children)
    Quinny - haven't heard of
    Safe n Sound - 3 (equal to babylobve - both car seats and equally good)
    Safety 1st - haven't used for big stuff
    Stokke - haven't used
    Swallow - haven't used

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    Hi there i have a Peg Perego pram and it is fantastic!!! It was expensive ($650.00) but its great, lightweight, easy to fold and doesnt take up to much space, it also converts into a stroller.
    I brought a Safety First walker and i wasnt too happy with that as bits come of
    easy and it wasnt very durable.

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    The only brand out of all those that I've used was Safe N Sound (the bed roll thingies that keep babbies on their backs - that went out the window as my child refuses flat out to sleep on her back and the Safe N Sound headroll). Their products are quite good.

    I have a Fisher Price carseat which is excellent.
    I have an Infant Australia pram and I think its well designed (the extra zip off shade that totally covers the child is a real bonus as well as its easy collapsibility, lightness and maneouverability.

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    I love the Safe-n-Sound brand - I have a reversible car seat and those baby bumpers because my boy loves sleeping on his side and these hold him in place. My mother also used and recommended safensound to me and I haven't looked back.
    I have a Mother's Choice pram - its ok but I would probably buy a better quality pram next time around.
    I also have a Bertini portacot and love it. They look great and seems to be great quailty - so far.


 

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