On the left we have the husband who votes for the Baby Jogger City Select in black.
On the right we have the baby and I rooting for the Bugaboo Cameleon. ( I am taking charge of the babies vote given it is the one kicking me constantly)
My requirements in a pram were pretty simple, it had to be a four-wheeler, easy to steer, able to fit through checkouts at the supermarket, and ideally it would have a bassinet attachment for a newborn. We like that both prams allow the baby to either face the parent, or the world and that it was easy enough to change the seating based on our requirements at any given point in time.
We own a small hatchback, a Toyota Corolla, and space is an issue. We did what everyone suggested and took ourselves to a large baby store and tried pushing them, along with many others, around and in the boot of our car.
This is what we came up with
Baby Jogger City Select
From that, the Baby Jogger looks like a clear winner, but there are some downfalls. The frame weighs a couple of kilos more, which I could notice when lifting it up into the car. It also requires the wheel to be removed before the hatch will actually close, which whilst easy enough to do, could get annoying REALLY QUICKLY!
Although it looks like the Bugaboo takes up more room, I am pretty sure I could have packed it better. According to a bit of googling, if you put the chair in first, and then the frame, like below, it would be more compact, even with the wheels left on.
Both prams have things we didn't like. I am not a fan of look of the Baby Jogger, it seems very masculine to me. I wasn't a fan of the carry basket (not shown) on the Bugaboo. If we were to design a pram it would be a complete mishmash of several prams on the market (the Bugaboo with its light frame, the Baby Jogger with it's 17 different seating combinations, the Strider Plus with it's massive basket, the ease of folding of the Peg Perego Skate and the convertible bassinet/seat of the Silver Cross Surf).
After a week of debate, the jury is still trying to come to a verdict, however I think I will win on this one, even if it is only because I will be the one placing the order ;)