Your daughter is younger than my son and if she isn't very heavy, then I would stick to the Bertini. I thought mine was a great pram but just didn't think too far ahead in regards to the toddler seat!
Thanks for all the great responses! See that is why I love this site. I know I can count on all of you to come up with the answers I am looking for. My daughter at 16 months wieghs about 11-12kg, so I feel that she might be close to some of those weight limits on the toddler seat attachments by the time the next baby is born at the end of July. I will look around and see what I can come up with. My daughter is a great little walker, but I feel there will still be times when she doesn't want to walk or is too tired and I want to try and make things as easy as possible... hopefully without too much expense.
Please keep all of your great ideas coming. They are truly appreciated here.
Another thought just popped into my head after reading this post, if your daughter loves walking and isn't tired, why not buy a harness for her. Let her walk next to pram. Still go ahead and buy a toddler seat or something for her, but a harness is a cheap alternative for short walks. Haydn loves his harness and it gives him freedom, and he would rather walk next to a pusher and hold it, then be restrained. I have bought the seat to go for those days he doesn't feel like walking and will use the harness for days he wonts to walk. Some people thing a harness is a cruel invention, but I think it is great, I always know where my son is.
Someone else who uses a harness! I haven't used mine with George much yet, but I feel much happier when I have it on. Even if he gives me the slip with his hand, he can't get too far. I suspect he will also walk beside the pram a lot, but wanted the toddler seat (btw my stroller takes a total of up to 45kg in weight, I got it through www.secondchildhood.co.nz, who do send overseas)
Rachelle, NZ, son George 10.12.02, Ian 15.06.04
I brought a Love N Care pram with a toddler seat before we had James. So I have never used the toddler seat. I did try it out of course & I reckon the system would work very well, I'm trying to sell it at the moment as we have a fridge in our 4wd so not much room for the stroller let alone the pram.
But Love N Care may have new models out which are similar and they're probably priced around $350. The great thing is that the toddler seat is removable when you don't need it anymore and generally their prams convert to a stroller type position.
Another option, which due to our situation I am thinking about, is to have a stroller for the toddler and one of those harness (carriers) for the baby.
Good luck, I'm sure you'll find something that suits you.
Kristina, Mum of James 3yrs & Matilda 14 months
We didn't end up buying the toddler seat because it won't hold my son but when we did price them up, I think they were around $90 - $100.
Hope that helps.
mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14
Domestic Goddess Mum of Four!