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Buying a pram or buggy is, believe me, a daunting prospect. Every new mother wants the absolute best for their little bundle of joy, and rightly so. There are so many questions hanging over your decision. Wanting the baby to be comfortable and safe is the penultimate question but there are other factors involved and the look of a pram and colour and shape as well as durability and ease of movement all come into play. There are so many makes in different shapes and sizes. My coffee table was littered with magazine after magazine of prams, buggies, travel systems etc. I settled on the Bebecar 3 in 1 system because I primarily wanted a pram base but also needed a car seat and push chair.
As the name suggest Bebecar is a French make. Bebecar group in its 40 years of history employs over 600 people within Europe. It uses the latest technology. Bebecar group produce high quality and excellent designed articles. All Bebecar group products comply with the most demanding international safety standards. Bebecar group manufactures a complete range of pushchairs, nursery products and childrenís furniture. (For more info on Bebecar www.bebecar.com)
The 3 in 1
The whole package of the 3 in 1 costs between £500 and £600. It includes the 4 wheel chasse, the car seat and attachments, the pram base and cover and the push chair, the pram cover fits on this to keep baba warm. There are also 2 rain covers, one for the car seat, as it fits on the chasse as well, and one for the pram and push chairs
chasse is very sturdy. It comes in chrome variations and black. Mine was matt chrome, basically dull silver, with a navy blue rubber handle that matched the material of the accessories. The wheels are chunky air filled tread wheels, so no slipping on those icy days. It folds down flat with the help of a red button on the handle, plus another 2 safety locks down the side, itís very fiddly and it doesnít go that small to be honest. To fit it into my little car I had to remove the wheels. There are wee button things on the wheels to enable them to come off. However you have to be careful as more than once Iíve been walking with the pram and the wheel has came off and went racing ahead of me!! Fairly amusing, but slightly embarrassing. The basket in the bottom of the chasse is fairly extensive and can fit a lot of shopping bags, plus your changing bag and hand bag. Itís a cloth basket as opposed to the conventional metal ones, which is a lot handier. The handle height is adjustable, which is good if youíre tall like me. It can also be adjusted to a position that doesnít hurt your back as pushing a pram tends to be a bit of a strain.
The pram base.
The pram base is basically a carry cot shape with a detachable hood. It is navy blue with silver stitching and lined in white, so perfect for both a boy and girl. It is made for an average sized baby up to 6-9 months. It fits onto the chasse easily and securely and looks so cosy and warm Iíd like to jump in there myself!!
The car seat.
The car seat is a carry car seat with a handle. It is also navy blue and silver with navy blue and silver lining and navy straps. There is a foot muff that matches it all and a navy sunshade. This was my favourite part of the whole 3 in 1 as it looks so safe and warm as well as very modern and stylish!! It can also fit on to the chasse with separate attachments so there is sometimes no need to take the pram base with you. The only thing with the car seat was that the baby couldnít be in it for longer than 2 hours so long journeys require the pram to be taken. It comes with a removable head rest for really young tykes so their head isnít lolling about.
The push chair.
The push chair is put aside for when the baby is too big for the pram base. It fits exactly the same as the pram and uses the detachable hood off of the pram, also using the same foot muff and rain cover as it all fits. The push chair folds down fairly small, unlike the pram base so it fits in the car a lot easier. My daughter absolutely loves her push chair and very often wants to randomly sit in it in the house. It looks lovely and comfy. It has a handle at the back which has 4 different sitting positions from lying right back when they fall asleep to sitting right up and seeing the world. The foot rest moves up and down also.
The whole thing looks really comfortable, cosy and warm. Itís a chunky pram/pushchair which looks and feels very safe. The material is luxury but durable and removable for washing, as well as stylish and good looking. It is perfect for both sexes. It is not water proof but it is shower proof. If you know that itís raining or itís really raining hard the rain cover is essential but if youíre caught on the hop once or twice and it starts raining your safe in the knowledge that your baby will be kept dry. I love my 3 in 1 and am so glad I bought this one. There are drawbacks which include it not really folding down small enough for the car so the seats had to be put down. Also it is not very practical for going about the shops as it is one of the bigger styles with really big wheels. A lot of shops do not accommodate. Itís fine in the bigger department stores however and perfect for longer journeys as itís more comfortable for the baby and they can fall asleep a lot easier than in a buggy. I also found it great for really cold days as itís really reassuring that the baby is warm enough. I have had to buy a buggy for going on holidays because it would be a lot harder to take this on a plane. For short journeys the buggy is more practical and for smaller cars also. It last from newborn till it isn't needed anymore so from around newboren to 3/4, looking at it that way it's very good value for money. The only thing you will have to buy is a car seat after about 9 months. I would highly recommend this 3 in 1 especially for newborns. It keeps them safe and warm and makes them comfortable after the shock of being in the big bad world.
Thanks for reading
Heather x ( please note age range is actually 0 to 3 or 4 years.There was no accomodation for this so I've just put in Eabha's age at the age group below)