I'm due my 3rd baby this year, so I will have a 16 month old ds and a newborn. Although we're not buying one yet, just putting money away, we have been looking, we're obviously going to need a double! I use busses regularly to get my ds1 back and to from school, does anyone have any ideas on what prams would be suitable? Ideally I don't want one that's too heavy. One that has caught our eye is the oyster max 2 tandem. But I'm looking to see if anyone else can advise us of others to look at. Thankyou
We've just bought a bugaboo donkey (we'll have a 12-13 month age gap) and it's doing really well as a single for now but is a little on the heavy side. The out n about nipper was our second choice, looked really practical and not too heavy.
We have a mountain buggy duet. It is good. But the spare parts are expensive. We bought a second hand one 2 years ago and i have replaced every wheel bar one which needs to be replaced for baby comes. Wheels are about £30 each!
Oyster are doing a new one called hybrid that is supposed to be lighter. I was shown it last week when we went looking, I wasn't specifically looking for a tandem or double though so didn't pay too much attention. Pushchair expert website is very good for reading reviews on though.
I will second the city mini jogger, Iv had mine for four years now and it's been a brilliant buggy. It goes through most door ways even the local corner shop so is very narrow. The newer versions can have carry cots and carseats attached if u wish but mine doesn't and it's never been a problem. The seats fully recline so with a cosytoes and blankets my newborns have always been snug. I love how far the hoods come over and on the odd occasion that iv been caught out with the rain and not had the rain cover they have been brilliant. Iv never taken it on public transport but I should imagine it would fit. If I was looking today I would also consider the mountain buggy duo. My friend has this one and it looks incredibly easy to use. Maybe go to a large baby shop and "try some out" if you can. I had 12 months between my first two then 18 months between my second and third. The baby jogger has been an absolute work horse and at one point I had my newborn and 18 month old in the pram and my 2 1/2 year old sitting on the handle bar!!!! ( I know, I know but sometimes needs must). Good luck for your new arrival. Xx
I have been looking for advice on the same thing as I'm having twins - I messaged an old colleague who I knew had a double buggy (the bugaboo donkey which is also out of my price range).
She recommended that if you want a double buggy that should get through all doors that the mountain buggy duet is one that you should look at (66cm wide wheel base) plus she said its really light and agile. It is similar price to the baby jogger double which has also been recommended to me, however the baby jogger double does not fit through all doors, it is 78cm wide and our front and back door are both not wide enough to fit it through, which I think might be a pain with twins so I am seriously considering the mountain buggy.
As was said above, I did read the mountain buggy can need wheels replacing but I was looking on their website and they do a set of 4 wheels for £69 that are puncture proof (I think the buggy comes with air filled tyres and the puncture proof ones are not air filled).
I love our icandy peach. Have used it pretty much daily for coming up to two years so it has been worth every penny. Doesn't take up much room and we find it so easy to push. Can also be easily converted from double to single and back again as required.