I dont know if this is the right place to put this but I have just found out I am expecting DC2 and being the budding pramaholic that I am I have already started thinking double pushchairs and would really appreciate the advice of anyone with double pushchair experience. My DS will be 18-19 months when the baby arrives so will definitely still need to be in a pushchair, what I am basically wanting is advice/experiences to help decide what is the best route to take ie twin/tandem etc etc. I decided last night that a phil and teds seemed a really good idea as I like the fact that is the size of a single pushchair but having read some reviews it seems to have quite a few problems so what do all you wise MNetters advise?
For some reason the idea of choosing a double is much more daunting than choosing DS's was. Although this may be because my choices obviously dont work as I changed DS's pram after 12 weeks and it was the worst decision I ever made so I no longer trust myself!!!
I'm the same I'm on pram number 5 for the same reason (not as bad as some on here)
P&T works for us as DD2 is older and sometimes walks and sometimes isn't there so ssingle to double works great for us. I wish I hadn't listened to DP who said he preferred a side by side when DD2 was born anf got a P&T
Sweetkitty how have you found the wheels puncturing and the basket getting ripped. Can I just ask as well does it collapse with the doubles kit attached? I can't remember now what the other problems were with the P&T but have you ever had any problems with it?
P&T is nice, but I prefer the Out n About Nipper. Although wider, obviously, it is a fair bit lighter and I found it much easier to push, especially as the children got older and heavier. It also has much more inbuilt storage, and I preferred it for the newborn stage, and that awkard bit for a couple of months, when the baby is too old the lying flat bit, but not quite able to sit properly in the seat.
I too am desperate with regards to what double pushchair to get. That Zoom one looks quite good (I will have a 17 month age gap). Let us know tokentotty what your friend thinks. Do you know if she has used it yet?
I haven't had a problem with punctures or ripped baskets but then again DD3 is only a month old. I do only see it lasting me about 6-9 months as DD2 will be 3 then and probably out a pram altogether so for us it's ideal.
A friend recently got an Easywalker Duo which has a newborn carrycot bit and I have heard great things about the Nipper 360 too but with our weight difference and given that DD2 is a thug a tandem is better for us. If you are getting a side by side get big tyres IYSWIM I found it really difficult to push up even small kerbs with a side by side and getting round shops was a nightmare.
Am hoping to visit her this weekend so if I do I'll have a good old look at it. In principle it's the one for me as they both have space to lie down, the variety of options etc are marvellous etc. I just worry about the overall size of it and its manageability/manouverability.
The toddler can't recline when they are sat in the front part of the P&T and the newborn is lying underneath can they? That could be a problem for me as well. Bloody hell, this is mindboggling, it was hard enough when I wanted to get a pram for DD2, never mind trying to find one that has two seats. I have a good mind to design a fantastic double pram and take the concept to Dragons Den!