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Best double pram for 13m and newborn?

23 replies

bluedrinkstwo · 21/06/2017 07:38

That parent faces? Is there one

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bluedrinkstwo · 21/06/2017 07:42

Or is it safe to have a newborn not parent facing?

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Perkyduck131 · 21/06/2017 07:45

We had a 14m age gap and originally bought the mountain buggy duet (baby carrycot was parent faving). Some people swear by it but caused us nothing but issues- wheels kept puncturing and we had to end up replacing all of them.
My youngest is now four months and we've just ordered the lower seat attachment for the icandy peach but don't think you can make it parent facing?
If I could go back I think I would've got a second hand bugaboo donkey- they have some fantastic deals on the second hand Facebook page.

Perkyduck131 · 21/06/2017 07:46

The bugaboo I'm sure you can do parent facing for carrycot and main seat x

bluedrinkstwo · 21/06/2017 07:48

They sound like pretty expensive brands haha I'll have a look though

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bluedrinkstwo · 21/06/2017 07:49

I don't want an inline one as I've heard they are harder to push
So stressed

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TomaszCanSchafernakerMeAnytime · 21/06/2017 07:53

I had an Out n About double. It's not parent facing (or wasn't when I bought it 10yrs ago but it was easy to see the kids with the hood pulled back and had viewing windows when the hood was up. It lasted for years, I loved it.

bluedrinkstwo · 21/06/2017 07:55

Is that the little nipper? That looks good

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Alittlepotofrosie · 21/06/2017 07:56

I've got a Phil and ted voyager and its brilliant. The double seat isn't parent facing but if the hood isn't up then i can see the bottom baby. Well built and loads of space for both children not like most of the doubles i saw. No need to buy a carrycot either as the seat converts to a toddler seat or a bassinet. There's a few different configurations on how you can have the seats and can use it with one seat when your older one grows out of it. I looked at the bugaboo and icandy and can't see why the price is justified tbh. Also i would steer clear of side by side. Narrow pavements and doorways would be a nightmare.

Alittlepotofrosie · 21/06/2017 07:59

Just saw your post about inline... i find mine really easy. Id go to a decent shop and drive them all about and see what you prefer. I love that mine is the same width as a single pram and i can go pretty much anywhere a single pram can go. It's worth looking at.

rightlittlered · 21/06/2017 08:09

I have a bugaboo donkey and love it! You can turn both seats either way (so you could have the toddler facing forwards and newborn in the carry cot facing you). My second isn't here yet (due next month) so we are using it as a single at the moment (it turns into a single with a side basket; handy for shopping and is the exact same width as other single prams in this position).

When my toddler is older, I think I'll continue to use it as a single with the side basket and attach a buggy board.

If you're worried about cost (they can get very pricey), there's a great buy and sell group on Facebook called bugaboo buy and sell. You'll find them half the price in a really good second hand condition.

MaisieDotes · 21/06/2017 08:48

I had the mountain buggy duet with the carrycot attachment. DS2 grew out of the carrycot at 10 weeks which was a massive issue. I had to then have him lying flat in the ordinary seat which was not parent facing.

If I had my choice again I would go for the Bugaboo Donkey even though it is massive.

Sparklyuggs · 21/06/2017 09:00

Icandy orange lets both parent face.

missm0use · 21/06/2017 09:01

I'm due with my second in October and dc1 will be 20 months when the next comes along. We've currently got a chicco urban. I was planning on getting a cosatto to and fro or the supa dupa (both side by side) but once I went into the shop and tried them out I found them to be so lightweight that they were almost flimsy and would likely blow away.
We live on an island in Scotland and do lots of walks / off roading with our pram, so sturdy and knowing it won't blow away while your in the shop is important! Grin

I also tried out the mountain buggy duet and the bugaboo donkey - by the time I'd priced it out to have all the configurations I wanted there wasn't much difference in price. However Bugaboos hold their value better for selling on later. So we're getting a bugaboo!

MotherofA · 21/06/2017 11:15

Bugaboo Donkey ? You could get a pre loved one x

bluedrinkstwo · 21/06/2017 17:13

I tried the pre owned bugaboo selling page but none close in my area sadly

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OutnumberedbyFurchesters · 21/06/2017 17:14

Uppababy vista is a great inline one if you change your mind. :)

chloechloe · 21/06/2017 19:33

I have a bigger 21 month age gap and have the Donkey which I love. Try EBay Small Ads as well für a second hand one.

The Mountain Buggy looks good but the seats are very narrow so you may struggle with it if your toddler is not very slim.

Important for me was that both children can see parent or outwards and that both seats have a full recline. My two year old often naps in the buggy if we're out over lunchtime so it's great to be able to lie her back to sleep.

user1498055568 · 21/06/2017 20:02

The uppababy vista is good !!

yolorolo · 21/06/2017 23:39

I have a out n about ripper double and its lovely! Not parent facing but easy to see them with hood up, or not in lie flat position or sitting up. I upgraded from the single when I had 12mth ds and a new born. Will be using it for dd3 when she arrives soon. Easy to manoeuvre, light and fits through doors. Only negative is it is a bit chunky when folded for travel but the cost and benefits outweighed that for me.

yolorolo · 21/06/2017 23:39

Nipper not ripper!

wobblywonderwoman · 21/06/2017 23:56

Same age gap with my two and had a Phil and teds - it is front facing and I absolutely loved it.

bluedrinkstwo · 24/06/2017 08:30

What phil and Ted's one was that wobbly? I can only find ones that don't parent face, I've got about £700 to spend on a pram seeing as I've just spent 400 on a pram for my 4 month old so looking for it in that price region is going to be next to impossible isn't it?

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Alittlepotofrosie · 24/06/2017 09:20

My P&T voyager cost about £700-£750. I asked for a discount from the independent baby shop and they chucked some extras in for free. The uppa baby vista looked good too but i think its a bit more expensive.

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