Pushchairs: Compare features & prices Baby Jogger City Select review http://www.which.co.uk/baby-and-child/baby-transport/reviews/pushchairs/baby-jogger-city-select/review/
The Baby Jogger City Select is a travel system pushchair that you can use as a single buggy or convert into a tandem double pushchair by attaching a second seat at the front. We gave it to our lab experts and panel of parent testers to find out whether it's well constructed and easy to use. We tested this pushchair as a single and as a double. This review is for the City Select as a single; we've reviewed the model as a double separately.
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Good buggy overall but here's what they could improve!
We bought this buggy in 2010 and purchased the bassinet for our newborn. The bassinet worked out well - the hood was large and provided good protection and there was a cover over the body. It seemed to work well for cold and warm weather (it stayed pretty cool inside in direct sunlight at about 35 degrees C).Our baby was quite tall, so by 3.5 months, his feet were almost touching the end of the bassinet. We kept him in it, noting that the single chair can't be used until 6 months. By 4 months, he had to bend his feet up, and by five months had to lie bow legged. At 5.5 months when his head was strong enough, we moved on to the single seat. I guess the shorter bassinet is the downside of being able to fit two bassinets or bassinet/single seat on the chassis.The buggy is quite long, so takes a few goes to get used to its length. We've had no problems on the bus or rough terrain (you can lock the front wheels to the straight position for rougher paths/dirt roads/gravel) and it's pretty easy to steer around shops/city. It is a bit wider than other single buggies, so it can sometimes be hard to manouver between rails in shops.The single seat doesn't have too much padding (compared to other single buggies) and the seat isn't too deep. The straps are also a bit flimsy, especially where they attach to the back of the seat (a few loose threads early on). When our baby went in at 5.5 moths, the strap padding tended to catch on his ears a lot, but this has resolved as he's grown taller. We purchased the foot-muff to pad out the seat and for warmth. It's generic across the jogger range, so overlaps the sides of the seat (folds in on itself at the sides) and hangs below the footrest. It has a tendency to slip down...so needs to be re-positioned with the child in the seat before he's strapped in (otherwise the straps are too short). He is nice and cosy in there once everything's in place.The recline is pretty stiff and usually takes two hands to release it, but the positions offered are great. Easy to fold with or without the single seat attached (one click fold), although we usually take it off. It's survived plane travel really well, 4 return journeys and counting.We tried to get the attachment to attach our car seat. The buggy site specified that it could be used with our Britax/Romer model, but it turned out not to fit when we went back to the shop to collect it.We'd probably go for this buggy again if we had the choice.
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