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Best single to double pushchair recommendations please!
Hi guys!! Really need your advice...we are expecting our first baby in May next year, and we are finally starting to look at pushchairs...it's a minefield! We want one that can be converted into a double as we plan to have a second baby soon afterwards. My research brings up everything from Bugaboo, iCandy, Uppa Baby, The Egg...which one have you used and what do you recommend? We have a small-ish boot so need a pram that collapses quite small, and we want good quality so happy to pay to get the right one Please help!
Have the uppababy vista. Our carrycot was much bigger than the oyster one my SIL just got. DD still fit in it at 12/14weeks old and she's tall! I've found the seat bigger too. Definitely recommended. Fit in a Peugeot 208 fine, with room to spare, just removing one back wheel which is a one handed easy process.
It's really easy to push, and looks a comfy ride. It's been all over with us too, town, buses, city, canal and rural walks. No bother.
I also think it's the best double too, as it's tall rather than wide. And can be used two carry cots..., seat below/front either way round, with car seat or Ccot on top or seat on top and other way round.. Can't think of a combination you can't have.
Have heard it's quite light for a double too, and the second seat is a proper one so can be used all the way up to 3yrs weight at least, as some single to doubles use a lighter 'add-on' seat.
Hi I put a similar question up earlier in the week... We have bought the mothercare genie ... You would need to check dimensions though sorry! We have bought it in a similar mind frame to you, planning ahead to baby number 2. I have zero experience with prams and surprised myself how easy this pram was to figure out. Obviously, it isn't tried & tested yet but I'm feeling confident with it, definitely worth a look at anyway, as it's very reasonably priced - and a maxi cosi car seat thrown in on the Black Friday deals too atm! Happy pram shopping! X
I have the egg and love it. So easy to convert from single to double by slotting the seats in. Chose it because it's easy to push 2 toddlers - that's quite a weight if you choose a heavy pram in the first place. Think about that when trying them out because they aren't tiny newborns for long. Also liked that both seats are very similar. And it fits through the front door.
We had the icandy peach blossom, I have nearly three years age gap between my two girls but we bought the peach with the intention of having a second child. I walked quite a lot with mine and it was great getting into town and manuovered around really easy. I also had a small car at the time and it was easy to get in and out of the boot of my car. I loved my peach so much so that I ended up getting sux years use as a single pushchair and also as a double.
Hi all - thank you so much for all your suggestions, I've got a really good idea now of what to look for! Taking my (long suffering) husband to the shops at the weekend to have a look round, I'll let you know how I get on! x
Ive the icandy Strawberry which has been great, a friend has a Peach as a double for a year or more and is happy with it, we regular walk together when i push it - we take turns - it feels easy enough to push about. john lewis offer a 3 year warranty on icandy where i bought mine.
Definitely the peach, it looks great and we originally bought it as a single. To upgrade was a simple enough task and its still very easy to push around in double mode. its definitely worth getting to a shop and trying it out!