Prams... who knew there was so much choice, research and effort required? Not me that's for sure.
After endless browsing and research (this is not an exaggeration, I have put a lot of spare time into this over the past few weeks thanks to google and the local baby stores) we narrowed our short list to the Baby Jogger City Select, the Bugaboo Cameleon and the iCandy Apple (because the Cherry isn't available in Oz).
Although on my initial list, we ruled out the Striderplus because that thing is a monster and as S rightfully pointed out, I don't have a hope in hell of manage it or lifting it with my weak little arms. A helpful assistant also pointed out that the Bugaboo Donkey is still narrower than the Strider when set to 2 across - that is one big pram! I did like it though and it looks life it gives a pretty comfortable ride.
So our requirements became:
1. Light and easily manoeuvrable (S doesn't have a lot of faith in my strength as per above)
2. Must have bassinet and stroller seat attachment
3. Must have the option of facing in and out
4. Not too bulky when folded for easy storage
5. 4 wheels not 3
The three on our shortlist was narrowed to the Bugaboo and the iCandy due purely to aesthetic reasons - they have cuter/more colour choices than the City Select and the bassinet is a little lighter.
As the final two are about the same price, we are now leaning towards to the Bugaboo over the iCandy as iCandy is available from only one retailer that I can find in Oz and my concern (justified given the economy) is that if the retailer closes down, what becomes of our warranty. Therefore the Bugaboo seems the logical and sensible choice. S loves the red base with black or the grey base with red as Man U's colour is red however I am partial to the Missoni but realistically I don't mind the denim.
Now, just to cause a little more confusion, I could still go with my much desired ultimate choice, the iCandy Cherry in the Union Jack limited edition, as I could have my Mil bring it back when she goes to the UK for a few week's after bubba's birth but again, the warranty becomes an issue.
What would you go with or what pram do you have?