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I need a super cheap, waterproof double buggy

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Katymac Fri 10-Jul-09 11:35:04

To leave outside so I can evacuate the children easily in the event of a fire.

It's a request from OFSTED that a buggy is available at all times for emergencies

The one I am currently using is too nice & it will get mildew if left out all winter

Ideally I need something cheap/without lots of material (maybe nylon-y)

Katymac Fri 10-Jul-09 20:23:41


Katymac Fri 10-Jul-09 20:37:05

I like this cot (especially the separate sections) but it's very expensive

Katymac Fri 10-Jul-09 20:38:08


thisisyesterday Fri 10-Jul-09 20:43:09

can you not just put one outside with a raincover over it?

thisisyesterday Fri 10-Jul-09 20:44:08

i love the kiddy bus! lol

FlyMeToDunoon Fri 10-Jul-09 20:45:07

I love the kiddy bus!
Otherwise I have no ideas sorry.

Katymac Fri 10-Jul-09 20:47:42

No - the rain cover gets condensation & that makes the cloth wet

CarGirl Fri 10-Jul-09 20:49:58

I would just try and get a cheap graco side by side or basic tandem and accept you will have to bin them every so often.

Actually bleach gets the mildew off quite often without bleaching the fabric IYSWIM


littleducks Fri 10-Jul-09 20:52:50

You need a metal bench on wheels kind of thing, likea double evac chair

littleducks Fri 10-Jul-09 20:55:16

or a disney/legolan stroller thing those are moulded plastic

Katymac Fri 10-Jul-09 21:05:45

I thought about those old fashioned strollers with that fabric that's like Laundry bags

Moulded plastic would be good too or a bench

CarGirl Fri 10-Jul-09 21:12:56

ebay here we come.........I saw an ancient tandem on there this week.......

CarGirl Fri 10-Jul-09 21:18:56

not sure this is ancient enough to be 100% nylon ItemQQptZUK_Baby_BabyTravel_Pushchairs_GL?hash=item23020743a6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A7% 7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50

Katymac Fri 10-Jul-09 21:24:17

It looks very cloth doesn't it?

Thankyou so much for looking tho'

CarGirl Fri 10-Jul-09 21:27:50

I'm thinking waterproof spray like you use on shoes or gortex waterproofs would help?

If something is 100% clean then it shouldn't get mildew.

AppleandMosesMummy Fri 10-Jul-09 21:31:14

If there was a fire I wouldn't care if the buggy you used to save my child in was covered in mildrew.

Katymac Fri 10-Jul-09 21:41:37

Oh I agree but I hate waste

I guess an evacuation cot is the way to go - they are just so expensive

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 10-Jul-09 21:44:06

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Katymac Sun 12-Jul-09 21:23:40

Any other suggestions?

TamTam29 Mon 13-Jul-09 14:14:06

well i would imagine that if you got yourself & kids outside to where the buggy was kept, then you were evacuated succesfully????

I live in a 1st floor maisonette and keep my buggy in a small plastic tool shed from homebase but have seen them in argos too, they usually cost around £75-100. maybe something worth cosideringif you cant find the buggy you are looking for.

Katymac Mon 13-Jul-09 22:02:59

The buggy is kept (unfolded) on the deck outside the back door of the playroom. I can't really put a shed on the deck.

TamTam29 Wed 15-Jul-09 14:03:10

My sister in law keeps hers on her decking (we borrowed her storage idea). Her decking is

Mine is something like this but bit smaller

Or I think you could get a small umbrella (folded) stroller into one of these.

good luck

TamTam29 Wed 15-Jul-09 14:05:50

oops - "her decking is not very big, but the shed is tucked in the corner against the house so out of the way"

was what i had meant to say, but had to stop typing to deal with DS!

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