We know many of you are coming into this thinking help! There are too many choices! So, we’ve got you covered breaking down different types of buggies and what you might need them for.
Three Wheels vs Four Wheels:
Advantages of the three wheels are they are normally easier to maneuver, push, fold easy (ours can be done with just one hand!) and most can go from birth to toddler with no need for extras. They tend to also be the type better suited to multi terrain.
Think Mini, Mini GT and Elite buggies.
Four wheels normally can be forward or rear facing (you get to choose) and some can expand into a double buggy.
Think City Select
What if I’m wanting a buggy for travel or only around the city?
The City Tour 2
is a buggy that is designed specifically for travel or compact use. It is made to fit into an Airplane overhead compartment and is nice easy for pushing in small spaces like shops.
The City Mini
is takes the classic City three wheels ease of use and one hand fold, but then keeps it on a small scale. Its still light and perfect for around the City, but with a little bit more multi use than the Tour range.
I’m sick of my bulky hard to fold buggy!
Our City Mini buggies, as well as City Elite all have an easy one hand fold. No other brand can top that!
The new Mini 2
, Mini GT 2
and Elite 2
still have the same feature, but it is updated to have two loops to pull and lift to make it even more secure to fold. This can still be done using on hand.
Can these buggies fit a capsule?
Nearly all Baby Jogger Buggies fit capsules. The only Baby Jogger buggies that cannot is the City Tour 2 Double and in New Zealand City Mini GT2 Double.
The Mini 2
, Mini GT2
and Elite 2
all have City Go capsule
adaptors that come with them and then our other buggies you can buy the adaptor to match your buggy and capsule together (Check out our Capsule Adaptor Guide
to find the right one for you or contact us
if you need help).
However, it is recommended you don’t have your child in a capsule for more than 2 hours a day, so handy to keep that in mind.
What if I want to have more than one child?
Sorry to make you think about this, but its handy to be prepared!
If you think you will have another child before your first reaches three years old (walking around independently) you might want to think about a convertible buggy. Most of our buggies you can attach a Baby Jogger Glider Board
to the back of your buggy, so your oldest child can stand on the glider board and your buggy seat is free for your second child.
However, your other options are a convertible buggy like the City Selec
t. Which can go from single to a double with additional accessories purchased or choose a side by side double buggy like the Tour Double
or City Mini GT Double
What if I want to walk or run with my baby?
We don’t recommend you run with your baby till they are at least six months old. But after that having a buggy that is designed for multi terrain and/or with suspension is very important.
For the casual light runner and walker the City Elite
is quite popular. It has rubber foam filled wheels, slightly larger than standard, so great for pushing on grass, dirt and most New Zealand terrain.
The Summit X3 is our running specific buggy with features like hand break and large air filled wheels for a smoother ride.
Do I need to buy a bassinet?
This depends on your buggy. If you choose a buggy like the Mini, Mini GT, Elite and the new Tour 2, these all have lie flat seats, usable from birth, so you don’t need a bassinet. However, you can purchase a bassinet to use with them.
The Premier and Select buggies seats are not designed for being used with a child under 6 months. For these buggies you can purchase bassinet adaption kits (to turn the seat into a bassinet) to use for the first six months.
The big advantage of having a bassinet is if your child is asleep in your buggy, you can just lift the bassinet out and take your child wherever, without disturbing their sleep.
The Mini, Mini GT and Elite range seat fabric can also be removed if you want to just use your buggy frame with the bassinet for the first few months. Then pop it back on once your child has outgrown the bassinet. As seen below.