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I've had a search on the net, but I'm not convinced if there is such an item or not. Can anyone help or advise me otherwise?
Off the top of my head, I would say any second hand pram/pushchair would be the greenest form of baby travel system other than a sling of course. But maybe others here have better ideas.
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I guess the greenest form of 'transport' for a baby is a sling or your arms, but that's probably not the answer you're looking for.
According to Ethical consumer / ethiscore, the greenest is Baby Dan Pushchairs and Jané Pushchairs with 12 out of 20.
Next in line are Bugaboo Pushchairs, mamas and papas and silver cross - but none of these score particularly well. Even 12 isn't great.
Just out of interest, Huggababy Organic slings get 14 and BabyBjörn Baby Carriers get 13.5
I agree with wodgehog that second hand is the greenest option…........
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Going slightly off the point I know but prams/pushchairs are a real bugbear of mine. I've lost count of the number of people I know who've bought an all singing, all dancing chassis/ pushchair/carrycot thing and after a few months have abandoned their heavy, cumbersome monstrosity for a lightweight buggy. Goodness knows how many expensive unused prams there are in garages up and down the country. Such a waste!
:D Spot on, Helen!
I think deep down, alot of parents -to-be know this, but they just enjoy paying vast amounts of money for the latest palace on wheels- it's a status symbol as well, I couldn't believe the amount of showing off that went on amongst the mums when I had my first baby- it was a competition about who had spent the most. I'm glad we got a second-hand pram, as my son hated going in it, so it ended up being passed on. we used our cheap little fold up buggy endlessly; who wants to lug a great big monster around with them? Some of the baby care books are awful, though; they have great long lists of things the parents-to-be should buy, and most of them are totally unnecessary. Once you have baby number two, you've learned your lesson though!
:-[ I got talked out of a phil and teds with baby 3 in favour of a mamas and papas travel system.(Don't shoot me, there's a divorce and a five year age gap in the middle. I kept the wilkinet though) Now nearly two years on, the car seat is too small but the three-wheeler buggy is still in daily service.
Unfortunately, it can't take a toddler seat, otherwise my life would be perfect. I'm trawling ebay and the nearly-new sales at the moment, looking for the buggy I didn't buy last time.
Freecycle is prob your best bet of getting one second hand, that or a local car boot. This would be a greener option than buying new. Perhaps we've found a gap in the market ladies?!