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Recommendation for double buggy

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regsgirl Thu 06-Jan-11 14:09:39

Hello Ladies

I am expecting number 2 in the next few weeks and dd is 3.5yrs and refuses to walk anywhere. Also with learning difficulties she doesn't care about running off across roads etc. I was hoping not to have to buy a double buggy but it seems that I will need one.

Can anyone recommend one?
A lot are only upto the age of 3yrs and the ones for upto 5 are hugely expensive i.e phil and teds and i dont want to pay out for another travel system.
Was looking at the 360 nipper as this is up to 4yrs.


Marne Thu 06-Jan-11 14:20:25

Mountain buggy double (2nd hand), i can still fit my 5 year old in a mountain buggy and my 7 year old fits in the seat but her head hits the hood (fine with hood down).

zzzzz Thu 06-Jan-11 16:03:40

I use a phil and ted with a 5 year old in the baby seat [I know ridiculous but it works for us as baby is a good balance at 3].....won't work much longer as we are hitting waaaaaay too heavy;). If it were me I'd buy a phil and ted second hand and drive it into the ground.

StartingAfresh Thu 06-Jan-11 16:55:17

Have you considered the Joovy or the slightly cheaper sit and stand

They used to only be available in the US but I believe they are here now!

1980Sport Thu 06-Jan-11 17:15:13

Hi - I have a non walking two year old and a four month old and we got the phil and ted. It really is excellent so light and easy to push - there are quite a lot of second hand ones about! My friend went for the maclaren double side by side - with full recline for her newborn. She got a brand new one second hand at a carboot sale for £25!! They are about 200 new - I think!

sneezecakesmum Thu 06-Jan-11 18:06:23

The mini city baby jogger double buggy can easily seat a 4 year old and also lays flat from birth. The only disadvantage is it is a side by side buggy. We have the single and size wise it is ideal and cheap enough on ebay - it just depends on if you can cope with the width. ps. It has a huge canopy so for ASD excellent for the child to hide under!

LegoLady95 Thu 06-Jan-11 19:51:10

I haven't got a recommendation for a double buggy, but a buggy board might be worth thinking about too? My DS1 (3.5 ASD and LD) loves to stand on the buggy board, and the thing I like best is he is where I can see him and keep him safe, and not running off into the road.
It means I can give him a bit of freedom to walk on quieter streets without lugging him in and out of a pushchair. I use a Littlelife backpack with parent strap as an extra safety measure when he is walking, as it's more discreet than reins. Mine was a Lascal Maxi for around £50.

negligentmummy Thu 06-Jan-11 20:00:18

I have a maclaran side by side with huge hood but no waterproof which you are more than welcome to for £30 if you can get to south bucks... my nearly 4 year old is fine in it, but it's getting a bit heavy to push with her and the 2 1/2 year old. I make them take it in turns to walk now instead so it is a bit redundant really.
it does have some downsides, but upsides too. PM me f you're interested...

5inthebed Thu 06-Jan-11 20:03:03

Jane Powertwin? The seats are huge, easily fit a 4 year old in. You could get a decent priced one off Ebay if you're not too fussed on second hand.

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