Travel Systems - advice

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  1. purple_pianos

    purple_pianos Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm only 17 weeks but we've been looking at travel systems etc ready to buy after 20 week scan... We found the following ones we like and wondered if anyone has them/has any experience or advice on them...

    1. Silver Cross Linear Freeway - currently in babies r us sale - not sure when sale ends. Worried it might be a bit long and a bit heavy...

    2. Babies r us Jig - has had some bad reviews about collapsing mid use etc

    3. Mamas and Papas zoom - in m&p sale. BUT sale ends Sunday which is obviously before I wanted to buy - would you buy anyway to get great deal or wait until 20 week scan is all good? We are staying team yellow so that won't affect it, and I'm not usually superstitious but... dunno, is it a bit early?!

    Any opinions?

    Rach
     
  2. Geekachublog

    Geekachublog Well-Known Member

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    My rule is buy things when you can afford them. :) I don't think 17 weeks is too early :)
     
  3. Lucyiwan12

    Lucyiwan12 Well-Known Member

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    Hey I have the silver cross linear freeway! I love it! I so easy to use and collapse down ect! I don't find it heavy at all. Please feel free to message and ask any questions you have
     
  4. Mummy2toddler

    Mummy2toddler Well-Known Member

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    17 weeks isn't too early at all IMO. With my first I had everything by 19 weeks! Also I have the zoom I think it's very nice to push seat is good too but the back wheels are quite big I used to bang into things with them & also if you use public transport e.g bus the wheels are a right pain if there's that & another but that's just my opinion. Have you pushed them all in the shops? I did this mistake with my first had a pliko pramette but hadn't tried it in the shop before buying it & I hate it with a passion. Xx
     
  5. Holly1991

    Holly1991 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a pram, cot (Fromm when I was young) got a carseat, toys, slippers etc, changing bag.
    It's not too early I don't believe in jinxing what will be will be ! Xx
     
  6. purple_pianos

    purple_pianos Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies - really useful.

    You have reassured me slightly on the 17 weeks/too early front.. M&P do a 365 day returns anyway so we could return in worse case scenario.

    I've pushed both the babies r us ones, did love the feel of the silver cross and the jig (but bad reviews on jig have put me off tbh). Going to mamas and papas tomorrow to have a look at their ones.. I never knew before I got pregnant what a big decision it would be and how many options there would be, but very exciting!!

    Thanks again

    xx
     
  7. mrsdexter

    mrsdexter Well-Known Member

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    Just to note that the 365 policy doesn't apply to sale items :(
     
  8. leela78

    leela78 Well-Known Member

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    I think for mamas and papas as long as you put a deposit down you secure the price, I think its 25%. We went in on Saturday and I liked the zoom, it was nice to push and seems to get good reviews. We went for the sola in the end and ordered as the sale is pretty good I thought.

    I'm 18 weeks and was hesitant but I figure buying things can't possibly affect any outcomes.

    L x
     
  9. purple_pianos

    purple_pianos Well-Known Member

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    Ahh so you just paid 25% and then you pay the rest and get it later at the same price?
     
  10. purple_pianos

    purple_pianos Well-Known Member

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  11. leela78

    leela78 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's what we were told in store, not sure how long it can be spaced out tho... We ended up just paying it all (well Grandad to be did) so didn't use it but it was offered to us.
     
  12. wifeywifey

    wifeywifey Well-Known Member

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    I have the zoom and love it, so light easy to maneuver would recommend it.

    Sent from my HTC One S using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. purple_pianos

    purple_pianos Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    Thanks for all your advice, we put a deposit down on zoom as I loved that one!

    Rachx
     

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