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Double pushchairs - weight limit issue

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cuphat Mon 02-Feb-15 11:56:20

Hi,

DC2 is due in May and I have a DD who will be almost 24 months when baby arrives.

We have just bought the icandy Peach Blossom 3 as we currently have the Strawberry and love everything about it.

However, I have just discovered that there is a 15kg weight limit on each seat. DD is on the 91st percentile and will reach that limit when she is 2 1/2. She will need access to a double pushchair until she is at least 3 as I don't drive and therefore we do a lot of walking and can be out all day (she was also a late walker). She is forecast to be 18kg at 3 1/2.

I'm not concerned about the size of the Peach as although she is longer than average she still fits comfortably into the strawberry and I think she would fit into the Peach for long enough - it's the weight limit that I'm concerned about.

Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone either used it past 15kgs or can anyone recommend a similar pushchair that has a higher weight limit?

I definitely need a double pushchair that is inline/ tandem. I love that the icandys are so easy to manoeuvre so want something of the same quality if possible, as I use a pushchair so much. I also like that you can have a carrycot and pushchair together to start off with on the Peach. The Peach is basically my ideal double pushchair. I want the double to be able to convert back to a single when DD doesn't need it any longer. I've really confused myself trying to look into this.

I'd also prefer four wheels, mainly because DH managed to tip a three wheeled one over really easily when pushing someone else's baby! I'm not sure if that was just due to that particular make of pushchair though.

I've tried to search on here but it's playing up and lots of threads are saying there are -1 pages and showing no posts.

Thanks very much for any advice.

cuphat Mon 02-Feb-15 11:58:28

I can't even see my own post now!

cuphat Mon 02-Feb-15 12:01:23

I can see my reply but not my original post so here it is again in case it isn't visible to anyone else either. Luckily I copied it in case!

Hi,

DC2 is due in May and I have a DD who will be almost 24 months when baby arrives.

We have just bought the icandy Peach Blossom 3 as we currently have the Strawberry and love everything about it.

However, I have just discovered that there is a 15kg weight limit on each seat. DD is on the 91st percentile and will reach that limit when she is 2 1/2. She will need access to a double pushchair until she is at least 3 as I don't drive and therefore we do a lot of walking and can be out all day (she was also a late walker). She is forecast to be 18kg at 3 1/2.

I'm not concerned about the size of the Peach as although she is longer than average she still fits comfortably into the strawberry and I think she would fit into the Peach for long enough - it's the weight limit that I'm concerned about.

Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone either used it past 15kgs or can anyone recommend a similar pushchair that has a higher weight limit?

I definitely need a double pushchair that is inline/ tandem. I love that the icandys are so easy to manoeuvre so want something of the same quality if possible, as I use a pushchair so much. I also like that you can have a carrycot and pushchair together to start off with on the Peach. The Peach is basically my ideal double pushchair. I want the double to be able to convert back to a single when DD doesn't need it any longer. I've really confused myself trying to look into this.

I'd also prefer four wheels, mainly because DH managed to tip a three wheeled one over really easily when pushing someone else's baby! I'm not sure if that was just due to that particular make of pushchair though.

I've tried to search on here but it's playing up and lots of threads are saying there are -1 pages and showing no posts.

Thanks very much for any advice.

GuybrushThreepwoodMightyPirate Mon 02-Feb-15 13:37:22

By 2.5 would your dd be able to just use a buggy board? You can get some which have a little seat for if they need a quick sit down.

Artandco Mon 02-Feb-15 13:42:00

I would just walk her tbh, with baby in sling/ or use buggy board.

We have no car, but didn't have a double with 16 months gap. Tbh by 2ish we stopped using the majority of time, and never by 2 1/2. Now until end of May is quiet a long time tbh

Ihateparties Mon 02-Feb-15 13:44:57

It's a tricky one, the generic uk test weight is 15kg, that's why almost everything has that limit. There are a few exceptions where extended testing has been done. Phil and teds do it, as do mountain buggy and bob, a few others.

Without a bit of research I'm not sure what tandems are actually tested to a higher weight, some p&t, the mountain buggy +one probably. 3 wheelers mostly. The tfk joggster twist with buddy seat is probably tested to a higher weight but I'm not sure if you can even buy it in the uk anymore. Maybe look into the micralite twofold?

Fwiw I think your peach 3 will most likely be fine. I had a peach 1 in double mode and it seemed pretty robust. I seem to recall reading they test to 1.5 times the 15kg anyway.

clairabellababy Mon 02-Feb-15 13:57:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cuphat Mon 02-Feb-15 14:31:14

Thanks for the replies. Sorry for the duplicate post but mumsnet had a glitch for a while.

I don't think a buggy board or the walking only option will work for us as I also need somewhere to contain her occasionally while I have appointments where I'm being examined (in a massive open plan room). We can spend all day out with me walking for hours at a time and I imagine she'll need somewhere to rest at such a young age as sitting in a car between places isn't an option, plus it's hilly around here. Buggy boards aren't allowed with our current pushchair (I don't think they're allowed with any icandy). I'm having a c-section so won't be able to use a sling for a while (I have very big babies!); also I had a stretchy sling and ergo carrier for DD but didn't use them that often once I had recovered from my c-section as she wanted to feed every time she went in them. This baby might be ok but I'd rather be prepared in case they're the same.

Thanks for the suggestions, Ihateparties (me too!). I'm tempted to stick to the Peach 3 as it ticks all other boxes, but would be interested to hear other people's experiences. If there are any alternatives that are just as user friendly but with a higher official weight limit then I would seriously consider exchanging.

I've looked into a couple but some reviews said that they were hard to manoeuvre.

cuphat Mon 02-Feb-15 14:32:38

And thanks for that suggestion, claira, I'll have a look at that one too.

Ihateparties Mon 02-Feb-15 14:41:41

I don't think there are any direct alternatives with higher tested weights. Given you already have something and it does what you need then I would definitely be tempted to stick with that. The frame overall is clearly no issue, 2x 15kg plus an allocation of several kg in the basket. I guess the connections points and general weight distribution are the potential problem areas. If down the line, when your dd goes over the 15kg you need to reassess then do that, at the moment the problem is a future one.

I seem to recall best buggy were pretty confident in the peach re going slightly over the weight limit on one seat.

cuphat Mon 02-Feb-15 14:59:29

Thanks ihateparties, I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Everything you say makes sense and seeing it written down like that has helped. As you say, I know she'll be ok in it for a while yet. If it got to the point where we felt it was unsafe and she still really needed a pushchair then the worst case would be having to buy a new one and the alternatives all seem a lot cheaper anyway. They must allow a bit of leeway with the weights as I doubt everyone weighs their children regularly. I can see that in Australia they give a 17kg limit for the Peach 3 but I'm not sure if they build them slightly differently for there.

NishyM Mon 02-Feb-15 15:19:13

I also got a Peach for the same reason (really nice to push, best quality), I know they're very serious about the weight limit of 15kgs and rightly so but all the research I did (and I did a lot lol) suggests that they're really strong and secure. What did the shop recommend when you bought it?

cuphat Mon 02-Feb-15 15:36:19

Thanks Nishy.

The shop (JL) didn't mention anything about the weight limit despite us telling them how old DD would be when baby arrived and how long we wanted DD to be in it for as a minimum. Plus they could see how big DD is. I just assumed as it's designed to be converted into a double and people often have larger age gaps that it would be fine with our age gap.

But the whole purchasing experience from them was a nightmare from start to finish (have mentioned on other threads); we had a member of staff who didn't have a clue. First tried to get us to order online, then ordered a double and a single, had to delete and redo order a few times, tried to double charge, led us to believe we could use the second seat as a single etc. In contrast to the helpful members of staff we had when we bought the strawberry and first went to look at the Peach.

DevonLulu Mon 09-Feb-15 00:47:30

I am really interested in the weight limit, as I have a very chunky 13 monther who is nearing the 15kg mark already.

The uppababy vista 2015 seems to have a 50lb weight limit (>20kg) in the US. Why is it 15kg here. Could his be the answer to the large first born with baby on the way problem?

Thanks very much

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