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Double buggy or sling? Please help!

(7 Posts)
iusedtobecool Fri 15-May-15 16:53:42

Could anyone advise me, as I'm so confused and keep going back and forth. I have a 2 year old who still naps. I'm 20 weeks pregnant, so new baby will be due when DS is about 2 and a half. I already have a Baby Jogger Versa and a BJCM.

I could use the BJCM from birth or get a carrycot, but would I be better with a double? If so, should it be something like a phill and teds, which is great, but the top seat doesn't recline. Or a side by side like a City mini double, which is great, but I don't know how much longer will DS be napping for. Would it be worth the money?

Or, I could use a sling, but I have back issues. However, I know a little newbie wouldn't weigh too much and I have a few recommendations.

I'm just confused and overthinking this.

Any advice would be gratefully received.


IBelieveInPink Fri 15-May-15 16:59:42

I have this dilemma although I'm due in 6 weeks and dd is 18 months.

I've gone for bjcm double. Second hand on eBay so not quite the expense, and holds value well for resale if it proved pointless!

Also got a sling in case we get on with that (didn't last time, but didn't make much effort either). Also good resale value!

Sorry... That doesn't really help much does it!

Unless you use a car a lot, I think you'll need a double buggy. My son slept in the top bit of a Phil and Ted-s when he was three and far too big for it, and IME most kids will sleep in an uprightish position. I don't know about the other buggies but a P&T is a good purchase. Has some drawbacks like manoeuvrability and the low basket but it's a good workhorse! And you can use as single with great storage - can chuck bags plus balance bike on the bottom seat!

Ihateparties Fri 15-May-15 17:07:38

Depends on your lifestyle really, if you do a lot of time sensitive walking then a double makes that easier to manage. If you don't and don't need to cover long distances generally then it's possibly simpler to use a single and board. The versa takes a board nicely imo. The city mini not so much.

iusedtobecool Fri 15-May-15 17:12:38

It does, thanks! It seems that it's a sort of awkward age between two DC's where they can walk well, but still like a little nap during the day. I agree that second hand is the way to go, so can also get the low down on the buggy from previous owner too.

I forgot to add that I bus everywhere at the moment, so need to check that side by sides fit on the bus ok. I'm sure I'm over complicating this!

iusedtobecool Fri 15-May-15 17:17:04

Thanks everyone. I think I'll check out the Phil and teds, and see if I can get a second hand one, and look into getting a buggy board. At least keep all my options open for now.

Cornerfield Sat 23-May-15 07:30:04

I bought a second hand Phil and teds Sport frame and did it up - it has been surprising how much use as a double it got/still gets and will get. My 22 mth old absolutely loves it, my 4yo will still jump in the back if tired out shopping every now and again and there is so much room! Looking forward to trying it out in baby/ toddler mode when number three arrives in October, but I know it would resell well - it's so strong, way more than my first big lummox of a pram/pushchair!

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