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Updated post 2016
As a mummy, I know one of the hardest baby product decisions is which of the hundreds of buggies out there is the perfect one for you?! Not only do you normally choose one before baby actually arrives; you need to think about style, colour, wheels, covers, carry-cots, car seats, adapters, storage, umbrellas, whether it fits in the boot, etc.… and it can all seem a little overwhelming! Here is our Maxi-cosi Mura 3 Buggy Review but if you are looking for something smaller, I also wrote about the Hauck Sport Buggy!
When we were 9 months pregnant we decided to go along to Kiddicare as, at the time, they had hundreds in store for us to test drive. Me and Mario had already researched buggies on-line and decided on a 3-wheeler, as Mario loves walking and we needed a decent buggy that would withstand everyday use, as well as a good walk through the park in any weather.
Once we were in Kiddicare, we quickly narrowed down the choice to just the Quinny Buzz and the Maxi-cosi Mura 3 Buggy purely on looks alone and once we had done a quick test drive and had a full demonstration by a member of staff, we thought the Maxi-Cosi Mura 3 was the one for us. It felt very stable and strong, able to withstand everyday use and looked really stylish too.
I liked the fact it had easy adapters to put the baby car seat (sold separately) onto as we knew we wouldn’t want to take a sleeping baby out of a separate car seat and carry them into the house, we wanted to keep them snug and sleep where they were! I wasn’t disappointed when it arrived at the house!
It has a good storage basket underneath, a full buggy rain cover and a tyre puncture repair kit too. It has 3 great real tyre wheels and I have only had to pump them up a few times in the last 19 months.
I use the buggy every single day, in different conditions and it still feels sturdy and able to withstand the usage. The only issue I have found with the buggy is that it is quite wide, it doesn’t fit in some doorways and it doesn’t fit in my Vauxhall Corsa’s boot very well. Without taking the wheels off (which is easy to do!), I have to take the parcel shelf off and put the buggy seat on the cars back seat.
However this isn’t a problem as (at the moment!!) we only have Mia in the back of the car but would be an issue if we had more than 1 child. (Note: The buggy does fit in my mums Nissan Note.) We bought a full body muff that fits onto the buggy seat when we bought the buggy and Mia still fits into it at 19 months old which is great for the cold days we are having at the moment! So I would recommend that too.
All in all the Maxi-cosi Mura 3 Buggy is great, I love the feel of it and how easy it is to put up and down. It came with everything we needed as first time parents who didn’t have a clue what to get and the only niggle I have with it, is how it doesn’t fold down as small as I would probably like. If we were to have another baby, I would be happy to re-use this one and if that wasn’t possible, I would consider a similar style buggy but slightly smaller.