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I am considering either a Zippy or a Maclaren Vogue or Quest. We currently own a Zooper Buddy and are looking for something more light-weight and portable for shopping, etc.
Anyway, I've read archived posts and noticed that a lot of Zippy owners are quite happy with the Zippy but seem to start looking for a lighter-weight stroller once the baby hits six or eight months or so (I guess once you no longer need the car-seat and once the baby can sit in an umbrella stroller). So, I guess my questions are
1) Did you find that your Zippy wasn't perhaps the best "out and about" stroller for a newborn AND older baby (6+ months).
2) If you bought a lighter-weight stroller, what did you buy AND are you happy with it?
3) If you bought a lighter-weight stroller, do you still use your Zippy and if so, what do you now use it for?
Any other thoughts on any of these strollers are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
11-17-2003, 03:31 PM
I bought a Zippy when DS was about 16 mo, primarily for travel AFTER I already had a Mac Vogue.
About the time the Zippy arrived, my Mac had to go in for repairs so I used the Zippy as my primary stroller for several months. It is better than a umbrella in many places, particularly on longer outings (mall shopping, zoo, travel, etc) when your child will be confined in a stroller for longer periods, might like to nap, etc... Also, it handles better on rougher terrain (outdoor events, longer walks, etc). My Vogue is really just used for super quick errands. DS has never been too comfy in it for more than 20 minutes or so.
I started with a Peg Perego Milano and got the Vogue at 6 mo... generally the issue is that once the baby is about 6 mo you will find that you have figured out the "baby-thing" and are able to run around a lot easier. It just gets to be a pain to lug a big stroller in/out of the car several times a day when you're running a bunch of 5 minute errands... I never found my Zippy to be a problem in this respect. The fold makes it very easy. While not as light as a Mac, it is pretty easy to handle.
They are both good strollers. Really, it just depends on your use. If I could only have one for a younger child, I'd start with the Zippy as it is more flexible.
11-17-2003, 07:30 PM
I actually started off with a Mac Techno and my daughter hated it. We switched to a Zippy when she was about 16 months. It is the only stroller I use. She loves it- I love it. It is heavier than my Mac but I don't think it's too heavy at all for my everyday stroller. I have no problem taking it in and out of my trunk and Caleigh is so comfortable in it (and she is 26 months now). I think you can't lose with the Zippy.
11-17-2003, 08:25 PM
I have a Zippy and I like it BUT . . . Maybe the new model corrects this but for long walks the handles just aren't quite high enough for me and my husband. But for short walks, mall strolls, and the grocery store it's great. George loves it and will sleep for hours in it!
11-18-2003, 07:06 AM
I'm waiting for my 04 to be delivered, but I don't think the handle height is any different. I wish they'd go w/ adjustable handles, but I'm 5'2" and my DH is 6'0 and we didn't have any problems while test pushing in the store. As you said, long trips might be a different story though. They've fixed quite a few things (bigger basket now, larger canopy, etc.) but I don't think they've changed the handles, at least not that I've heard. I'm glad George loves it! I can't wait for ours to arrive. Now I just need the baby....who isn't due until February;)
Jen in Chicago
11-18-2003, 09:38 AM
Jude is not 6 months yet, but we have been using the Zippy since day 1. We LOVE it! The only fault is no cup holder. My niece who was 18 months loved it when they visited.
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