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Please help me to decide which double to get....

(41 Posts)
sillysow Wed 29-Dec-10 19:02:12

Hi all. I am in the situation that I will soon need a double. DD will be 14 months when lo is born.
Budget is a bit of a consideration - but not too much as I expect it will be getting a fair bit of use over time.
I think I have really narrowed it down to a Mountain Buggy double, Baby Jogger City Select or maybe the new Bugaboo Donkey.

I would like the newborn to be able to lie flat at first and I would like them to be able to face forwards/back, have individually reclining seats and sun shades etc. I have considered the iCandy but think they look a little cramped although I have not met one in the flesh.

I does need to be very easy to fold as I have a permanent left should issue to contend with.

If it could be used with a maxi-cosi car seat that would be a bonus.

I know I have a huge list of wants - but any advice/experience would be appreciated - seriously need to start looking!

Nicplus1and1baking Wed 29-Dec-10 20:36:13

Have you looked at the britax b dual - ive just ordered one after tons of research and deliberation and got a fab deal from boots.com they are half price at th moment.

Both seats are sitable from birth, main seat can face both ways and is compatible with car seat/carrycot.

Folding looked firly easyclip the main seat off and the 2nd seat slides right under

It does seem a little bulky but then arent all doubles lol, i had a play with the i candy and wasnt that impressed you have o take it to bis to fold and the seats are really small.

My Sister had recently got the city select and loves it although the seats again aent massive my nephew is almost 2 and only just fits in it so not sure how much longer he will be comfy.
This one i a breeze to fold as all baby joggers are but you do have to take the seats off.

APixieInMyMulledWine Wed 29-Dec-10 20:47:31

I have the baby jogger city select and I love it.

I disagree with the seats being too small. There is loads of room. My ds1 is 21 months and towers over the 2nd old's at playgroup and he has loads of room. The hood has two height positions and the footrest extends too so it gives extra room.

My ds2 is very comfy in the carrycot lying flat and at 15weeks still has a fair bit of room which I know is good for a carrycot.

When both in seats, they can both face you if you want and the fold is easy once the seats are off (both facing forwards)

APixieInMyMulledWine Wed 29-Dec-10 20:48:24

That was meant to say that it does fold with both seats on but they need to both be facing forwards.

clumsymumsnowdriftbaby Wed 29-Dec-10 23:02:00

im with nic <<waves>>

i ordered a britax yesterday too,and im very exited ive had alot of doubles and this seems to be the best by fargrin
(if it does what it says on the tin!)

clumsymumsnowdriftbaby Wed 29-Dec-10 23:04:23

(and i only paid £235...see the 'boots' thread.smile

clumsymumsnowdriftbaby Wed 29-Dec-10 23:14:26

wait,thats a lie...i paid £269.

IDIOT.blush

ipredicttrouble Thu 30-Dec-10 13:41:20

Sorry to hijack but nic and clumsy can I ask a question re the Britax?

I've been having a look at it and am certainly very tempted.

Can you put the baby's car seat on the frame at the same time as the seat for the older child?

Thanks smile

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 14:51:15

yes look here

theres a few good video reveiws,wait a min and i'll do a link...

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 14:55:00

here

and here

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 14:57:07

and here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7eGvmgmuWE&feature =related and this one has the car seat shown]]

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 14:57:43

=related and this one has the car seat shown,try again

deemented Thu 30-Dec-10 14:59:12

Have you thought about a First Wheels City Twin???

ipredicttrouble Thu 30-Dec-10 15:59:22

That's so helpful clumsy thank you.

Is the b-ready the american version of the b-dual?

One last question (I think grin):

If I go for the b-dual (b-ready) do I basically buy the main pushchair, the 2nd tandem seat and the car seat. I don't think I'll get the carrycot as I don't think I'll get enough use out of it.

Do you have to buy any extra adaptors?

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 16:12:15

yes the b-ready is the us version,the same all but in name.
i think you might need adapters for the car seat,although im not sure,we dont drive,so no need for us!
boots is defo the cheapest atm,esp with the extra 10% off the sale price!grin

ipredicttrouble Thu 30-Dec-10 16:25:24

Do you have the code for the extra 10%? Being v cheeky now blush!

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 16:36:38

yep code is AFBA51. grin

ipredicttrouble Thu 30-Dec-10 17:14:43

Clumsy you're an absolute star, thank you.

Have ordered the main pushchair in red from boots for £180. The 2nd seat was out of stock but have found that on amazon for £70 so all in all a great deal. grin. Just need to look into car seat now.

I must be mad cos I haven't even see it in the flesh yet!!

Thanks again

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 17:52:30

glad to be of service <<bows>> grin

mine's red too,im very excited! grin

Nicplus1and1baking Thu 30-Dec-10 18:56:43

Yay mine arrived today grin

You dont need adapters for the car seat if you have the britax baby safe car sat.

That will be my next purchase me thinks

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 19:03:16

HRUMPH <<pouts>> <<stamps foot>>

that is soo unfair...

whats it like?!

is it amazing?

[overexcited emoticon]

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 19:08:22

oh,did both bits arrive at the same time?!

APixieInMyMulledWine Thu 30-Dec-10 19:59:06

I tried the britax. I was disappointed but that was probably because I was comparing it against the Vigour I had.

It just seemed really flimsy to me. And again, I have an irrational hatred of those seats by the shopping basket. I like the fact that with mine, both babies can face me. Can't do that with the Britax.

It's a shame because I really like Britax car seats so it would've been great.

clumsymumluckybaby Thu 30-Dec-10 20:04:09

i just couldnt stretch the extra £300+ extra for the bjcs,so i had to forgo the two forward facing seats,but then my two year old doesnt really want to look at me anymore sad
she does however want to sit in the backseat of the p&t but doesnt fit,so the britax should solve that!grin

ipredicttrouble Thu 30-Dec-10 20:34:44

Oh please don't say anything negative about the britax sad wink

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