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To want to shove the parent in it instead

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mumsamilitant Wed 05-Oct-11 14:55:09

Those double buggies with the seats placed on top of each other so one poor mite is cramed in with nothing to look at but black canvas.

Mind you I slightly claustraphobic.

mumsamilitant Wed 05-Oct-11 14:56:59

"am" to be inserted....

minimisschief Wed 05-Oct-11 14:57:50

non issue alert

cjbartlett Wed 05-Oct-11 14:57:55

unless said child is asleep it's pretty dire

hobnobsaremyfave Wed 05-Oct-11 14:59:13

<awaits 5000 posts from fans of these buggies followed by 5000 posts from posters who believe they are responsible for all the ills of society>

Giddly Wed 05-Oct-11 15:00:51

Mine loved it. And being the highly intelligent child she was the bottom one used her initiative and looked out the side, much as they do in the car. I'd be happy to go in it if my arse was smaller.

mumsamilitant Wed 05-Oct-11 15:03:08

<rubs hands in glee awaiting onslaught> grin

kitty4paws Wed 05-Oct-11 15:04:20

I'd be happy to go in it if my arse was smaller.
grin grin grin

biddysmama Wed 05-Oct-11 15:04:27

p&t's idont like them personally but mt friends swear by them

mumsamilitant Wed 05-Oct-11 15:07:06

Giddy, I'm game to try if you are grin

Giddly Wed 05-Oct-11 15:11:37

Mums you obviously haven't seen my arse. The one thing I remember from physics is "you cannot compress a solid".

Insomnia11 Wed 05-Oct-11 15:18:29

I would go for this type above the side by side type which would not fit on the pavement locally.

they are responsible for all the ills of society grin

OTheHugeWerewolef Wed 05-Oct-11 15:42:59

I'm counting the days until I see a double buggy like this with a little DVD player screen on the back of the top seat, so the child in the bottom one can remain constantly plugged in to their in-buggy entertainment.


mumsamilitant Wed 05-Oct-11 15:46:29

Fair enough Giddly smile

Yes, that is a very practical reason Insomnia.

It just makes me sad when I see little ones having to crane their necks to have a view.

azazello Wed 05-Oct-11 16:00:18

I felt sorrier for my DCs when we had to wake them up to bring them inside because we couldn't fit a double buggy through the front door.

When we got one, DD only actually went in the back seat when she climbed in herself because she wanted a nap.

Sirzy Wed 05-Oct-11 16:21:48

I don't like the look of them, however I can see why they must be the most practical of double buggy so you don't end up as a wide/long load!

brianmayshair Wed 05-Oct-11 16:25:14

I wasn't so keen but when minding my friends dc she left hers at our house and physical fights would start over which toddler ( mine or hers) would go on the bottom/ they loved it, depends how much of the day they are going to spend in a pram IMO.

YouHaveNoPowerOverMe Wed 05-Oct-11 16:33:17

I absolutely hated them. Ds1 was 17 months old when ds2 was born and almost everyone said I should get a phil and teds pram.

I ignored them because I really didn't like the look of them.

Now the boys are 2 1/2 and 1yr old and I've just got my first phil and teds after saying I would never get one.

I LOVE it. The youngest sits in the main seat and the 2 1/2 yr old walks pretty much everywhere, but if we are out all day and he does need a nap, there's a seat there for him to hop into. Means he's not just staring at the back of the seat either as he's only in it to sleep grin

I still wouldn't buy it for a newborn & a toddler but for 2 older children, it's fab!

mumsamilitant Wed 05-Oct-11 16:38:32

Seem to be feeling a conversion coming on. Must really be down to being rather claustraphobic after all. smile

notso Wed 05-Oct-11 16:42:37

<<<hops around on the fence>>>

I don't know. I always felt a bit sorry for the shopping basket kid, or the newborn dangling on a shelf under the PFB, but now I am pregnant again. DS2 will be 16/17 months when DC3 is born, and I cannot justify the ££££ of the much coveted Donkey.

notso Wed 05-Oct-11 16:46:56

OTheHugeWerewolef on Pimp my Celebrity Ride (my guilty secret) They pimped a campervanwith flatscreens and camoflage fabric and a pimped matching bugaboo for the guys baby with a flatscreen attached to the handle.

ragged Wed 05-Oct-11 16:47:57

I think those buggies look wonderful, the bigger child can walk a bit and chill out a bit otherwise. lots of shopping space the rest of the time, and not as long as a regular inline tandem.

ChaoticAngelofSamhain Wed 05-Oct-11 16:49:45

<passes notso a cushion to avoid splinters>

I saw one earlier, a vibe?, at first I thought it was just a normal buggy and was wondering where the crying was coming from then realised that the child crying was in the bottom seat.

pictish Wed 05-Oct-11 16:50:11

Yanbu - I used a doubler for a while and totally rejected the Phil and Ted's style for the very reason you state.

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