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 with Mia 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 used the buggy every single day, in different conditions and it still felt sturdy and able to withstand the usage after 3 years! The only issue I found with the buggy was that it was quite wide, and it didn’t fit in some doorways. It also didn’t fit in my Vauxhall Corsa’s boot very well. Without taking the wheels off (which is easy to do!), I had to take the parcel shelf off and put the buggy seat on the cars back seat (the buggy did fit in my mums Nissan Note however!). We bought a full body muff that fit onto the buggy seat and Mia still fit into it at 19 months old so I would recommend that too. We also still have it on Lottie’s Quinny Moodd!
All in all the Maxi-cosi Mura 3 Buggy is great, I loved the feel of it and how easy it was 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 ever had with it, was how it doesn’t fold down as small as I would probably have liked.