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A side by side double buggy suitable for a 6month old and a 5 year old
My 5 year old has been battling cancer for the last 2 years and is still receiving treat,net which understandably makes him tired and he is unable to walk very far at all but having a 6 year old and a 6 month old only having 2 single prams is a real pain but can't find one big enough for my 5 year old, if anyone can help please. Thank you in advance
have you looked at the nipper 360 double? i have a single nipper and my large 4 year old can fit in it fine, i dont know if the seats are narrower on the double tho, but its a good sturdy pushchair, lightweight and easy to push.
hope your son is doing well with his treatment xx
oh i mean to say you can get the nipper 360 on ebay (its by out n' about)
We had an OutnAbout Double, which my 4 year old dd2 used, she is short, but fairly chunky, and she fitted fine, and it wasn't too heavy to push. My friend had a double Mountain Buggy (I think they are from birth -5) and dd2 definitely seemed more comfortable in that, so maybe go for one of those - although they are quite pricey. My OutnAbout was about £80 on ebay, and her Mountain Buggy was about £175.
Yes they have good resale value - I have just bought a second hand Mountain Buggy for ds, because he is pretty chunky, and has sn so will need a pushchair for a good while yet.I have just remembered another friend who used hers (Mountain Buggy that is) for her pretty big 5 year old boy, and she used to run with it..urgh!
I have the mountain buggy duo for my twins, it's very big and sturdy and I imagine would easily support the weight of a baby and an older child. I'm not sure if the seats would be wide enough for your son to be comfortable in, but I'd say it would be worth a look if you have the chance. No advice on getting them cheaper as I paid almost full price on mine but it's been a really quality purchase I suppose.
The joovy caboose might work if your 5 yo just needs somewhere to perch when they get tired. Doesn't look like the comfiest pram in the world for either child though. http://twinsuk.co.uk/products/101007/Special-Needs-Pushchair---NB/Sibling-Std/ You might be able to locate one of these second hand? Phil & Ted's Verve seems to be the only standard buggy which is also recommended for special needs (in this case height and weight only) I hope your 5yo is doing ok - it must be really tough.
The Easylife Sport Twin (AKA Pedigree Sport Twin) has massive seats. I have one for my DD2 4y and my DD3 3y (DD2 had arthritis when 3 and now has hypermobility). The 4y is the size of some of DD1's Y2 classmates and bigger than a few too as she is about 110cm+. DD1 actually fitted in the seat with room to spare and she is 125cm. Each seat has a 45kg weight limit.
Have a look at the Baby Joggers - the BJCMGT but with the hood removed for your eldest or the Elite. I am not sure the Nipper seats will be wide enough - my almost 4 year old was getting a bit uncomfy. The Joovy Caboose is a lot of fun to use but not very warm for the baby in winter. Why not send an e-mail to Micralite to see where they are up to with the new Twofold - they were due out any time and may be of interest?
I had a p&t vibe when my two were smaller and had a tall 6yo catch a ride in the front seat on more than one occasion, the front seats are huge on all p&ts, does mean ofc the baby is in the 'back' as such.
I hope your 5 year old is doing well and your family are ok x My 7 year old fits in my Phil and Teds classic (in the main seat) so I think a side by side Phil and Teds would be suitable, they sell for a reasonable price secondhand on Ebay.