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Donkey vs peach vs city select vs ??

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CruCru Sat 23-Feb-13 15:14:42

What about the Out N About Nipper 360 Double? I think it's 72 cm and has great reviews on here and on Which?

curiousgeorgie Thu 21-Feb-13 13:17:26

I had this same problem and am going for an icandy peach blossom 2...

I currently have a bugaboo cameleon and am a devoted bugaboo fan as I love it so much, but watching my friend putting the donkey down and into the car after shopping was enough to put me off. She actually had to pay more money on her ticket as she's paid more than 20 minutes ago by the time she drove to the barrier.

The peach blossom 2 is easy to put up and down and I tried my DD in it and she had heaps of room and is 2, it has an adjustable head rest so you can really make it last for ages.

The shopping basket is large too x

Tiggywunkle Tue 19-Feb-13 23:33:24

Hmmm there's so much here I dont know where to begin.
Let me start by linking you here. I was going to choose you the City Select and Peach side by side comparison out, but TBH I think a look down this list could give you hours of entertainment smile

To be honest, the Donkey is a real PITA to convert. Absolutely gorgeous to push, but unless you can have it in Duo mode in your house and in your car, I wouldn't even go there. By the time you have converted it, in the cold and the rain in a busy car park with a doctors appointment in 5 mins time, you really will have lost the will to live...and you still have to get the kids in the seats.
Others take time too - but most of the rest are much simpler.
Plus there have been so many issues with the Donkey that I wouldnt be recommending buying a second hand one.

I think the Peach Blossom 2 is probably the best tandem on the market for a smaller age gap like yours. You get two good reclining, framed seats. It will last you from one child, into two and back again to a fab single. Its easy to use and there's plenty of room between the seats for the rear child to see out. Remember as well, you may not like having a child underneath, but a lot of children love it and will choose a bottom seat. Whatever you do, dont make the mistake of buying a PB1 with your age gap. It wont last you. The PB2 should last up to 4 times longer!

Dont rule out the Oyster Max - with the top seat parent facing, its lovely to be able to see the baby and chat to the toddler. The seats really arent that close either. Its the next best tandem on the market - partly due to quality and the smaller lower seat recline.

The Britax B-Dual is another good mid price range choice. It works well with siblings.

There's loads of other pushchairs including the Jane Twone, Smyths Dimples Duo but have a wander around Best Buggy and see if it helps at all.

playftseforme Tue 19-Feb-13 20:04:30

I have the city select for my dts, they are 2.8 yo and there is still plenty of life in the buggy. I now have a twin Maclaren too but the city select is much easier to manoeuvre, particularly in narrow spaces. I havent had a problem going up and down curbs with the longer buggy. HTH.

forevergreek Tue 19-Feb-13 19:58:22

What about the mountain buggy duet. Is a side by side but narrow. Can fit carrycot or maxi cosy on one side, and convert to a single with a 'joey bag' ( a bit like the donkey). And is cheaper than the donkey /iCandy

milk Tue 19-Feb-13 16:13:24

Jane Twone could also be another one to consider.

MiaowTheCat Tue 19-Feb-13 10:32:01

I didn't look at things like the donkey (it wouldn't fit down the really side alley to get to the only door in the house we can get a buggy into - plus it cost more than my car!) but found the weight distribution on the Select ruled it out for us - it seemed very front heavy even when empty - and with where we live having a high street with lots of kerbs to get up and down, and lots of very sideways sloped pavements - I just couldn't imagine it being at all cooperative to steer.

Ended up with a b-dual because of the wider space between the seats pulling me to it, and the fact the weight's a lot more toward the back wheel - again, couldn't afford an iCandy or I'd have looked at them (cos I had a Cherry and loved it)

Looking to get some more advise, experiences, pros & cons or any other ideas about double buggies!
I'm having a surprise baby and when it come my DD will be 16 months so want to get a double. Had initially looked at the BJCMD but sort of liked the idea of a tandem that could go into a single aswell.

So I've been looking at the Donkey, iCandy peach and the BJ city select. The first two are so expensive I'd need to buy second hand.

The city select is the one I like the most as one child isn't stuck underneath with no view and it does last a child until 4ish.

I like the Donkey but not so much as a single as it looks a bit daft with that basket at the side. Not sure if it'll fit in my Astra (new style).

The Peach is nice but worried the child underneath won't see much.

So does anyone have any of these prams and have bits they like and dislike?

I've looked at the oyster max but the bottom seat is too far under and the same goes for P&Ts.

If like the pram to fit a maxi cosy car seat also.

Have I just looked at too much and confused myself?? shock

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