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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Got the pram

28+4/40

With my little car, which we now own so have no intention of changing, I was worried that we would struggle to find a pram which would fit in my car. We went to Mothercare to try them out and get an idea whether there was anything out there that would suit our needs. I wanted one of those travel systems so I could use a carrycot, seat and car seat all on the same base, hopefully so it lasts a bit longer. It turns out there is so much choice! They're pretty complicated too with the variety of different folding mechanisms etc.

The one we decided we liked and looking at the dimensions, would fit in my car, was the Oyster2. We first looked at it around my birthday so about 25 weeks so felt like it was too early to buy there and then which turned out to be a good decision! A few weeks later my Aunty messaged me about my cousin selling their iCandy travel system and wondered if I wanted to buy it, after looking into it I decided that it was too big for my car but it did give me the idea of looking into getting it second hand. Turns out you can save an absolute fortune! With the car seat and all the extras needed to have a full Oyster travel system, we were probably looking at the best part of £700+ !!

It appears that getting hold of what I wanted second hand was easy! Around Bristol the Oyster 2 full set in good condition was going for around £300 not including a car seat. However, I also looked at Brighton area as we were travelling that way anyway and found a lady selling one for £80! It was a little out of the way for us in terms of our travel plans but for that price it was more than worth it. We went to see it and it was in really very good condition; as good as any of the ones I had seen advertised for £300 so there we go, be brought a travel system! We did incredibly well out of it too as the lady also had an Isofix base for a car seat in her garage which she no longer wanted so threw that in for free too! Literally the only thing we had to buy was the car seat itself. Even that I picked up in the sale for £100. So long story short, we spent a total of £180, can't argue with that!!

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