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Baby Jogger City Mini Double, Mountain Buggy Duet, or Out n about Nipper Double?
I had the Duet for a 20 month age gap, and will be using again soon for a 24 month age gap. Brilliant pushchair! Loved that I could go anywhere with it that I had previously been with my single buggy. Easy to manoeuvre too, have been around London on tubes & buses with it too when visiting friends. Great off road too. Was handy having two separate hoods so could shelter one or the other of the children - if it had been one large single hood we would have had arguments at the toddler stage! The hoods are very generous too, perfect for sunshine but also good in a small shower (when you forget to raincover with you!) Generous sized basket too. Children have never complained and always looked comfortable, my 4 year old would still fit in it now (would look a little big for it but she would be comfortable). Handy hint - I found that my Britax BSmart/Viguor footmuffs fitted the seats perfectly & they're really cosy footmuffs too (and can pick them up much cheaper than MB ones). Only downside is the fold is large, but this comes with all this style of pushchair. I haven't used car seats on mine but a friend has & found it really useful - She clips two Maxi Cosi on to the chassi which is great for short trips in & out of the car. Any questions...... happy to answer!
If the fold is at all crucial to you do check cos the duet is massive folded compared to the city mini. It just depends what you need from your pushchair all 3 are good I reckon but I would choose a different one depending on my day to day life. If I walked mostly then duet or nipper, duet if local area had more really tight spaces, if I drove I would probably get a city mini because of the weight and fold.
My friend had the Duet for her twins and I had the Nipper and our other friend has the Baby Jogger. We've all pushed each others kids on occasions and these are my findings: The baby jogger is easiest and most compact to fold, and is nice to push but not as good on stairs.
The nipper lightest and easiest steering but can tip over if you hang loads of shopping on hooks on the back and the basket is a bit small and the children don't sit completely upright. It is bulky when folded but easy to fold and very good on stairs and you can go everywhere I go on he tube/bus often. Hood not really an issue and I used an insert from birth so the head is supported.
Mountain Buggy heaviest but feels solid and is easy to steer - less good for buses as the front has two wheels but it has a great basket - and you can fit the carry cot attachment so thy can lie completely flat.
I think the Baby Jogger is the easiest to sell ie the least problematic. The seats are fab, the fold is fab, the push is great, the hoods are amazing. The Nipper for me comes next. I would just watch the harnesses because they are huge and for me a serious safety consideration.
You can certainly put 2 carrycots onto a Baby Jogger (newer than 2011). They look brilliant as a twin pram with the fabric stripped off, and the carrycots on top.
If you want to use car seats, the best advice I have is to buy a cheap tandem chassis and use that for car seat mode, and then use the side by side for walking with. It would be far easier to set up say a Peach chassis with 2 car seats on than the Duet each time.
I still haven't bought one, but I've now tested out all three and am leaning towards the Out n About Nipper as I thought it was much nicer to push/manoeuvre than the others. Any specific negatives with that one?