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Which Pram?

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    suzannal is offline Registered User
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    Which Pram?

    Hi! I am 13 weeks pregnant, and I am starting to look at baby pram options (I know I am a bit early for that, but just cannot help myself).

    I am now down to either a Stokke Xplory, or a Bugaboo Cameleon. Anyone used either of these? Any suggestions?

    :cheerlead

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    I'm 33 weeks and have bought a Cameleon and it's even better than I thought it would be. That it was designed by an engineer and a doctor, not a panel of arty types is very obvious. It still looks great though, in addition to being very comfy and so easy to push. My daughter is only two but is having a great time pushing and manuveuring it about the house without any trouble at all - the ultimate test! I settled on it as it was the only decent looking pushchair available that accomodates a highly rated carseat and that is manufactured to take a buggy board. By comparison, the warranty on most pushchairs on the market is voided as soon as you attach a buggy board.

    I've been told that the Stokkes look very plasticy in the flesh.

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    Thanks for the advice. What I like about the Stokke is that the baby can be seated higher up. But I agree with you, it is a bit plasticky. I wonder if any store in HK has the Bugaboo in stock, just so I can see what it looks like in real life.

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    I just passed by Jacadi in Princes bldg last week and saw one in the window.

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    Yes, Jacardi has the Frog in stock. Please note, this pushchair is no longer being manufactured and Bugaboo state on their web site that they'll be making parts for it for two more years. The Cameleon is definitely better than the Frog as it has more features, but at least you can look and see how well they're made. My Cameleon actually cost HK$6900 including shipping as opposed to the Frog in Jacardi which is sellin for HK$6,800 from memory - only $100 cheaper and a lot fewer features.

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    Just interested in hearing from anyone who has used one of these prams in HK. Are they suitable for HK terrain? By that I mean:
    * up and down stairs?
    * on and off buses?
    * in and out of taxis?
    * through small openings/aisles?
    * through crowds?
    * etc

    There are a couple of parents with the bugaboo in DB and they really seem to struggle with them in these situations. However, I'm told on normal pavements, etc they are great to push and comfortable for the baby.

    Interested to hear from any users, thanks.

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    I went to check out the Bugaboo Frog at Jacardi, and I have to say it looks much more steady than the Stokke one. Now, I just need to go online to check exactly what is different between the Frog and the Cameleon, but I am sure the newer model is better :-)

    Hmm, now I just have to try to decide which colour combination...

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    I just bought the Combi pram with the carry cot/car seat that can sit in the pram. I wanted to buy a US or European brand but considering all the HK factors, we bought Combi because it is designed in Japan as Japan's living conditions are similar to HK. In HK I drive but apart from IFC carpark, I find the parking spaces in HK including times square, cityplaza to be very small so we opted for something smaller. Also considering that my future paediatrician might be in Central, there is no where to park that is close to places like Prince building, etc. This means the MTR or taxi service for me. My husband insisted on Combi as it is also lighter so even when he does not go with me to the docs, my helper and I can manage on our own.

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