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DS2 on the way and don't know what to do about buggys...

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sleepcrisis Thu 12-Sep-13 14:27:41

It's only early days but I'm trying to focus on something a bit more light hearted than scans and heartburn!

DS will be 2.10 and I had always said we'd never get a double. We drive quite a lot and he only ever uses the buggy when we're in town or once or twice a week on a short walk. BUT it did occur to me that even at 3yo, on long days on holiday or on one of our quite frequent weekends in London, he'd probably still need to sit down quite often.

So maybe I should get something that can be converted to a double if we need to?

And secondly, I'm going to need a new pram anyway as I'm not happy with the Bee+. We lived in London when we bought it and it was perfect - fitted every criteria and I wouldn't have had anything else. Now we live in a much more rural area and it doesn't cope with the off roading at all, not to mention the cobbled streets. Plus, I really would like something with a carry cot.

I'm quite attracted to the P&T with the option of buying a second hand doubles kit if we need. I love the cocoon too. BUT not sure about the lack of parent facing option. And which one would suit us best - there seem to be loads. Is the Dot sturdy enough for cobbles/cliff paths/gravel etc?

Also they aren't cheap and I'm already struggling to convince DH we need to replace the Bee!

What else should I look at? I should add that where I am EVERYONE has either a Sola or a Cameleon and I just think they are so BIG and I don't want to faff around deconstructing something to get it into the boot of my car. Which I do alot. Bee is perfect in that respect and I am always the first out of any carpark!

Thanks in advance!

Pascha Thu 12-Sep-13 14:30:05
sleepcrisis Thu 12-Sep-13 15:09:54

Ok, sell it to me! Never actually seen a microlite. Where stocks them? How does it compare/differ to p&t?
Thanks!

sleepcrisis Thu 12-Sep-13 15:11:31

Does it go parent facing? Does it fold all in one? Can't seem to tell from the website...

Pascha Thu 12-Sep-13 15:18:23

The carrycot parent-faces but the seat doesn't. It folds all-in-one in seat mode. DS2 at 8 months is very comfy in the seat, has been since 6 months old when we got it. DS1 loooooovvves the integral buggyboard and seems very comfy in the second seat, even known to nap in it. He's just 3.

Kiddicare sell them. Its an aquired taste, to be sure.

sleepcrisis Thu 12-Sep-13 17:38:26

I'm not sure about the fact that DS will only be able to get into the bottom bit, not the other way around. I think he's got so used to being able to see the world, I'm not sure he'd take too kindly to a baby sibling stealing the view! But I will try and have a look, not sure where I could see one in the flesh though.

Any other ideas?

suntodayplease Thu 12-Sep-13 22:55:44

I know its not a hugely popular choice but I like the new P&Ts, I've a younger but very tall DD who will be using this when DC2 comes along. I suspect we'll only get 6/12 months real use out of it before I can go back to a single, but if it means I can get out and about more easily I think its worth investing in. DD gets to sit up front which I really like and when she swaps seats I suspect it will be at the point where she only gets in after walking for a while so won't be as bothered about being below. Might be worth giving it a try?
Btw I recently ordered it through JL who price matched kiddicares 15% off a £100 spend so it all came to less than £450 with doubles pack and raincover.

MiaowTheCat Fri 13-Sep-13 08:36:57

Actually for all the worrying about the bottom seat on tandems thing - DD1 LOVED chances to get in the bottom seats of the two tandems we had. Granted we spent a lot of time pushing the b-dual around in particular with legs waving out the sides of the bottom in various positions more commonly seen on a synchronised swim team but still!

sleepcrisis Fri 13-Sep-13 11:44:16

Suntoday- which p&t did you go for?

suntodayplease Fri 13-Sep-13 14:45:13

The navigator as there isn't enough headroom in the Dot. The guy in JL tried to sell me the baby jogger/city thing tandem saying it was better but I really didn't like it. I think the P&Ts is a more discrete double ifyswim?

fairimum Sat 14-Sep-13 13:06:40

uppababy vista with rumble seat! have to have baby in main seat facing forwards and reclined when tiny (we used the wedge insert to make flatter), or used the carseat or sling as usually only short trips, once baby was 5ish months it was ideal and all the worrying about it not working while she was tiny were unfounded - we did also have the uppababy buggy board too which DS (2.5 years) used when DD in the carry cot!

mikkii Sat 14-Sep-13 13:41:40

This one is cool: www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Trend-Double-Stroller-Delivery/dp/B00BFR8IJM or a buggy pod to go on the side/food away www.buggypod.com/

There is another one, www.joovy.com/p-18-caboose-stand-on-tandem-double-stroller.aspx I saw a mum with this and I got really bad buggy envy. I had a chat with her, and if I were buying for a newbie and a toddler, this would be it.

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