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Help! Number 2 due and I have NO idea what to buy...

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sushistar Sun 30-Aug-09 20:47:58

I have been pushing my toddler round in a Petite Star Zia for the last year. It's on it's last legs. He'll be 2 yrs 1 month when number 2 arrives, and I don't know what to get...

1. Double buggy (I live in a big city and use public transport so might be a challenge...)

2. A better quality, sturdier single for the newborn, plus something for him - buggyboard? Boggyboard with a seat on? One of those toddler sidecar thingies? (I don't know for how long he'd stand on buggy board...)

PLease advise me, it's strating to stres me out!

I'm not that keen on a phil and teds... is that the only double that turns into a single?

thisisyesterday Sun 30-Aug-09 20:49:29

what about a decent single and nice sling?

i do have a double but tbh i normally have ds3 in the sling and ds2 in buggy. then if necessary i can pop ds3 into the pushchair and ds2 in the sling or let him walk

5inthebed Sun 30-Aug-09 20:54:18

Is your DS a good walker, or do you think he'll need something to be in all the time? If so I would definitely get a double.

Phil & Teds? You pop the toddler seat on top rather at the bottom so that a newborn can lie completely flat.

sushistar Sun 30-Aug-09 21:17:32

I used a sling a lot when DS 1 was small, but by about 5/6 months he just got too heavy - and DS 1 will only be 2.5 when DC 2 is six months!

DS is an enthusiastic walker, but also an ethusiastic dog chaser / tantrum thrower / ball kicker / general runner-arounder, so although I think he'll sit on a buggy board, I'm worried about being unable to strap him in at key moments - such as at the checkout in Asda, or whilst getting on a bus...

I've just been looking at emmaljunga (never heard of them before?) who have reversable strollers, and a toddler seat which apparently fits on top... ever heard of anything like that?

thisisyesterday Sun 30-Aug-09 22:09:30

you need a decent sling then! a moby to start with and then a mei tai or somethiung

sushistar Mon 31-Aug-09 21:15:08

I have a kari-me and then I used a mai tai for when he got heavier... Maybe I'm a wuss but he started to just get too heave, especially as carrying him meant also carrying his gear rather than putting my bag on the back of the buggy!

letsblowthistacostand Tue 01-Sep-09 04:05:34

I would do the P&T--use it as a single with dc2 in a sling until dc2 can sit up in the P&T.

I'm a complete wuss about slinging too! DD2 is 13mos & 19lbs and I can do 30mins, tops, and that's without pushing a stroller. When dd2 was tiny, though, it was fine, the mei tai worked great and single strollers are so much more manageable. We're moving back to the city and getting a p&t, wouldn't have had it for the baby stage but looks great for 2 toddlers.

Drumsmum Sun 27-Sep-09 20:54:08

I would have a look at the Mutsy Urban Rider with the double seat. I have this with the single seat but when the time comes (hopefully!) for number two I will def get the double - you can buy a wedge to allow baby to lie flat and the toddler sits infront - non of this being underneath as with the Phil & Teds. It is very cool and extremely durable. I have also bought the funseat which is fab! If you are worried about the steering (- which I love) you can buy little swivel wheels for the front wheels which work well. I love my Mutsy!

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