twin aria is worth a try, but parcel shelf will have to be out I'd guess, but otherwise I haven't a clue as most twins are HUGE!!!!Hi everyone, I only collected my R56 MCS a few months ago and have know just had the great news that my wife is pregnant and its twins, which is great news as we have been trying for about 4 years for a baby.
So my question is....does anyone know if there is any type of double pushchair that I could somehow squeeze into the boot of my MINI. I know its a long shot but I thought worth asking all you parents out there.
If i earned more money i would...but its taking about half my monthly wage (yes my pay is rubbish for full time Government work) -still awaiting a pay-review ....so i had to think with my head instead of my heart........Ahhh poor MINI, you have tomake the MINI practical
Yeah, we've got a little while to go yet. Just checking the options.
as much as it pains me, might be worth checking out the new Bugaboo bee, launchs in the UK in December, I'll get to see it in a few weeks, so will let you know what I think
Well I saw the Bugaboo Bee this weekend, must say I was disapointed in the product, its nothing fantastic, its got an awful lot of moving parts, and the ones that I saw being demo'd had lots of tubing marks from the use they had.Thanks Rakey.
Sounds interesting - keep me postedWell I saw the Bugaboo Bee this weekend, must say I was disapointed in the product, its nothing fantastic, its got an awful lot of moving parts, and the ones that I saw being demo'd had lots of tubing marks from the use they had.
Intial reports on some of the forums where people have ordered them from the US with bits falling off after a short time.
It looked more like they were cashing in on the brand with this new product, its nothing revolutionary.
New products that are coming out that might interest you though Abi are the new Pliko from M&P, same style chassis, but with a full reversible seat, and they have another called the Skate too, which is a new style of chassis, where the seat converts into a carrycot so no need to buy a seperate carrycot. Not sure how good they will be, but they are the new things that will be the new must have products for the autumn I think, oh and the new Quinny 4 wheeled Buzz.
Thanks colink - i'm not sure my mini has isofix (I can't feel any fixing points on the seats) perhaps its too early a model for that (June 02)?From our experience, as long as you have isofix and are reasonably fit then it's OK. We use the maxi-cosi cabrio on isofix base - dead easy to unclip the seat and lift it out (you quickly work out the angles so not as to bash the baby off the back of the seat/roof!)
Katie is 8 months now (and just under 16lbs) so we now tend to take her out of the seat (rather than remove the seat altogether). We find it easier to climb into the back seat, lift her out and then carry out the driver's side. Not ideal being on the driver's side I know, but no different than a practical Clubman!
Pram wise, we went Bugaboo Cameleon (clip wheels off and it fits in the boot with space to spare) which made a travel system with the car seat. We now have a Quinny Zapp too which is specifically for the MINI.
Good luck for December - hope all goes well
Is the Luna from birth?Thanks miniredcooper,
We definitely don't have the isofix, and after a trip to Mamas&Papas on Friday I think we'll go for the Luna along with their infant seat - although it's not quite as easy to slot in the boot as their marketing suggests!
Thanks for your help, and good luck for your wee one!
When is the baby due?Luna is from birth, although not truly lie-flat. I know it's not rearward facing, but we're going to have to compromise somewhere in order to fit a buggy in the boot without having to put one of the seats down.
I've had a look at some of the forums, but didn't realise it was so unpopular - i'll double check - thanks for the warning. It seemed okay in the store though. To be honest the whole process of choosing a buggy is starting to make my head hurt, and Luna had seemed like a reasonable compromise between something that was relatively sturdy and had space for shopping and something that would fit in the car.
Any other suggestions gratefully received - I couldn't fit the loola in the boot, and i'm not sure what else fits the bill from birth - i'll check back over this forum.
Thanks for your help though.