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Probably a very stupid question...
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DuPainDuVinDuFromage · 30/01/2015 17:25

I feel like I am going slightly crazy here...we have an icandy peach blossom 3 and DD2 is just ready to move from the carrycot to the toddler seat. I had assumed that DD1, as the heavier child, would go in the bottom seat and DD2 on the top, so that the centre of gravity is lower. It would also mean that the younger, more vulnerable child would be away from the ground and any fumes, dogs, etc.

But DH says it is definitely the other way round - so am I right or is he? I can't find the answer in the booklet or by googling, which makes me think it must be really obvious and I must be being really thick!

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Ihateparties · 30/01/2015 18:04

If the manual doesn't specifically say then it's totally up to you. Even when I had tandems where the manual did specify we usually swapped and changed at will.

Fwiw the toddler in and out of the bottom, younger full time pushchair user in the top worked better for us most of the time.

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justbatteringon · 30/01/2015 18:06

I think it's up to you but they do say to put the older one in the back because only the front seat lies flat.

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trilbydoll · 30/01/2015 18:10

My (admittedly v old) P&T says lightest in the rumble seat otherwise it might tip backwards. As a pp says though, if the toddler is going to be in and out, it seems harsh to put the youngest in the bottom!

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dragonfly007 · 30/01/2015 18:12

We had p&t, the older child was supposed to go in the top/ front with younger child behind. But we did it the opposite way round, so youngest on top and eldest moved in and out of the back at will - just never let go, or it tipped over!

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Ihateparties · 30/01/2015 18:29

They're all weighted differently, what applies to the p&t kg won't apply to the peach unless it's specifically stated in the manual.

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DuPainDuVinDuFromage · 30/01/2015 20:14

Thanks all - it looks as if we might be able to choose then, if it isn't stated in the manual. I'll go back and read it cover to cover to make sure!

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