Pushchairs: Compare features & prices Maclaren Quest review http://www.which.co.uk/baby-and-child/baby-transport/reviews/pushchairs/maclaren-quest/review/
The Maclaren Quest buggy, updated for 2012, appears to be a lightweight and practical buggy that can be used from birth. But is it the best pushchair for a newborn baby? Find out if this is the only pushchair you'll ever need with the results of our lab test and parent panel user trial.
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Great all-round buggy
This new 2012 Quest is suitable from birth, but the lowest recline position is not as low as Maclaren's Techno XT model and the hood is not big enough to make the Quest 'cosy' enough for a newborn, especially in winter. It doesn't come with any sort of head hugger to support a newborn either. Also, the large amount of material that makes up the back of the hood tends to get in the way as you push the seat back up, and obscures your view of the brake mechanism which is a bit annoying.On the plus side though, there are many good points! The new recline mechanism is much easier to operate than the old model and the footrest is easier to put up and down. It comes with a carry strap, although I have removed mine as I don't think the pushchair is quite light enough to carry over your shoulder (I have also owned a Maclaren Volo pram and this was very lightweight and suitable for carrying in this manner). You also get a wrist safety strap, to use if it's icy to prevent the pram running away if you slip over, which is a bonus and you can use it on any pram.Overall the Maclaren Quest is a brilliant all-round buggy, I'd have slight reservations about using it from birth, but from a few weeks it is perfect and will last you 2 or 3 children if you look after it. I have the brown and pink colour and it's perfect for my 3 month old baby girl.
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