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micralite twofold ... has anyone seen this?

(34 Posts)
saltyseacow Wed 20-Mar-13 12:46:30

I'm expecting number two in early may. I need to think how I'm going to transport a newborn and 3.5 year old. My son is getting better at walking, but still gets tired. He is very keen on a buggy board.

I'm not sure my rickety maclaren techno is upto the job. I had considered the Bjcm gt but I think the buggy board wouldn't work plus defo wouldn't work in recline mode. Has anyone seen the micralite twofold in the flesh? It could be the answer, but is also a unknown quantity. The release date seems to be on constant delay. Any other ideas would be welcome... I'm beginning to panic

Tiggywunkle Sat 10-Aug-13 22:57:21

I would tell Micralite about the seat. Mine pops off really easily. Glad you like it though.

sisteroutlaw Mon 19-Aug-13 16:53:51

I'm due to have my second mid-October and got excited by the twofold when first PG. Few Qs:
-Does it work well with the carry cot and extended board/second seat?
-Do they have any guarantees for a 16kg toddler in the second seat?
-Are fingers close to wheels?
-Is it worth it you guys?!

Need a double that could accommodate a large sleeping toddler. Any ideas beyond this one?

I got seduced by the newly-released Silver Cross Surf first time round so have form for going for the "new" one. The Surf handled well but wasn't a good buy really I hate to say. Will be using that with a buggy board I suppose unless have an influx of cash (unlikely).

Tiggywunkle Mon 19-Aug-13 20:55:59

I was about to answer your questions but noticed the "Need a double that could accommodate a large sleeping toddler". If your toddler sleeps then the Twofold is no good for them, as the only seat which reclines is the front one, and that gets stripped off to add on the carrycot or car seat.

Pascha Tue 20-Aug-13 12:06:59

Although there's no recline, DS1 sleeps nicely in the second seat and finds it very comfy. He's 2.11. and probably heavier than 15kg by now

sisteroutlaw Tue 20-Aug-13 16:02:25

Cheers you guys for replying.

I had my SIL saying "he'll have to walk" not getting how it's not just an aversion to walking: he conks out (not narcoleptic, but can almost sleep on his feet). My DB (the one she married) was apparently the same in so far as he wouldn't walk anywhere or would walk to the nearest bench, ahem, according to DM.

Am in a quandary indeed as the manufacturers only test up to 15kg.

Anyway, am most excited about having another baby - am all joyous today with hormones; I fear a crash!

Purchasing a buggy board and a sling and will look out for you and your Twofolds around town! Just not around nap time... x

Ihateparties Tue 20-Aug-13 17:25:32

I sort of love the look of the surf buggyboard actually grin

Or you could check out an easy x rider

saltyseacow Tue 20-Aug-13 21:49:29

I find I have to quite often stow the buggy board to get up a kerb in carrycot/board mode.

Micralite have sent me a second handle set. Once again the handles have failed me in the middle of the road several times. Not fun asking a toddler to dismount while you try to guide him and newborn to safety.

I'm also cornering on 3 wheels where there is a steep camber involved.

Given my toddler is 15kg so under the 20kg board limit and my newborn is nowhere near 15kg for the front seat, I wonder what the future will hold.

By the time I received the buggy my 3 month old had nearly out grown the carrycot. He is now 4 months, and I can't see him lasting another two months in there. He is the 75th percentile. This kind of puts me back at square one.

sisteroutlaw Wed 21-Aug-13 16:31:27

Thanks for link to Easy X Rider Ihateparties - I didn't realise there was an actual Surf buggy board on the market! I am eyeing those up on ebay now... £75 new and seem to be going for half that second hand and scuffed.

saltyseacow shame that the twofold isn't living up to its promise to be the ultimate carriage for your two kids. That really irks me especially as I/we had such high hopes. Hope you can keep 4 month old in it for another two months - think safe and cocooned, rather than squished. grin

I may start a new thread for buggy ideas for my newborn and big sleepy toddler, so be prepared to ignore it. I do like it when he naps and we're out and I get time to be.

babythings Fri 06-Sep-13 18:30:57

Tiggywunkle yes my handlebars are absolutely spot on now. Since they were replaced at no cost and with the service guy coming to our house I am happy with the result. I will add to this that the standard handles -and I think this is perhaps where Saltyseacow maybe this is part of your issue - are made from heavy plastic. The replacement we got was metal and in this sense I am referring to the inside channel that locks th adjusted handlebar into place. I wonder if this is part of the issue...

As we take the twofold with us everywhere we use the 40l bag instead of nappy bag/day bag etc so a good period of any day we are in full mode. I am short, and I have never had an issue with reach in the full extend mode. Looking forward to one day hopefully needing the extra seat but for now appreciate the option of the 40l bag doubling up for shopping, swimming, nappys and so on.

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