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Those with double pushchair experience - Side by side or Tandem?
My situation is - Dd2 will be 17 months when dc3 arrives. We walk a lot for the school run, about 5 miles a day with lots of hills and kerbs to bump up and down. We also have a set of 8 stairs to get up and down outside our house. I like to be able to push one handed at times so I can hold dd1 when crossing roads etc.
And advice on side by side and tandems would be greatly appreciated! I'm leaning towards side by side but have noticed a lot of tandems being pushed (Phil and teds mainly) and wondered of I'm wrong.
Narrow - can fit through front door Large wheels - can bounce down or up the 8 steps still Can convert to single with basket when older wants to walk later without changing buggies Can push one handed Main Seats suitable from birth
My twin mum friend said her while twin group went for side by side as they're meant to be easier to push. Based on that I went for the baby jogger mini city double. It fits through most shop doorways, has a brilliant fold.
We had a side by side (baby jogger city mini double) and one of my friends with a tandem asked to borrow it when we switched to a single. She said that curbs were an absolute killer. She didn't have a Phil and teds style though.
We got on well with our pushchair. It was fairly light (well, as light as they can be), easy to manoeuvre, and would fit through standard doorways.
I've used lots of different doubles, side by side and tandem. By far the best and easiest to push was the out n about nipper. Easy to push and steer with one hand, lightweight, really good for up and down kerbs. Only downside it doesn't fold easily or very small in comparison to say a Phil and teds. Easiest to fold was the mini city jogger. But I found this heavy and not easy to steer one handed.
Mountain buggy. When you have 2 of different weights I've heard tandems or one above the other can be quite unstable especially when going down steps/curbs. The mountain buggy diet is the same width as a wheelchair and gets through most single doors. We love ours, and the sell on for a good price too!
Thanks all. I've got the single out n about and it's great so I'll probably go for the double version. I'll check out mountain buggy too, if I can find one second hand.
I live in a city so I'm not too bothered about width (to an extent!) because pavements are wide and shops are big. We very rarely use public transport and have a large cupboard we can wheel it straight into so storage isn't a issue. The only problem would be fitting it in the car but I guess we can just use the single and a sling.