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any such thing as a "good decent double buggie???"

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
deciding wether to get a double buggy one bit for a baby to lie down and other bit for toddler... dont drive so would be for walking everywhere... and would need to be got up and down stairs also :( any ideas??? or good slings for a few months?

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Graco's are always good,

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTtHliENggJnUssQr09xZ0jtLc_tZQoZWP7SMk9_vZI0cftUei9dQ
#2
ive got a phil and teds sport double buggy and i love it but it is on the heavy side so prob no good for getting up and down stairs. i dont use it that much as i drive but i didnt want a side by side as they take up to much room when out shopping.
#3
ive had nothing but problems with my graco one that i had for my first :(.... someone mentioned a phil and teds today.... you cant get a twin buggy similar to the above and put a carry cot in it though or can you??? :) thanks for help
#4
iCandy but they dont come cheap
#5
Have a look at the out and about 360 nipper i have the single version and it's fab.
http://www.kiddicare.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/productdisplay0_10751_-1_6404_10001
#6
yeah ill buy myself two one for the day and one for the night lol (yeah your right they arent are they) :)
#7
sarahjane1988
yeah ill buy myself two one for the day and one for the night lol (yeah your right they arent are they) :)


But like they come apart quite easily, so can be taken up stairs and the build quality was great.

Edited By: MarzBarz on Feb 20, 2011 00:00
#8
be saving for a looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnngggggggggg time lol....
#9
i think theres a make called first wheels which is side by side but you can have carrycot on one side and seat on the other, my first pram before i had 2 children i got carrycot and carseat with it but i never used the carrycot once.
#10
im not wanting a side by side one preferably as you cant get into some shops ect...which is rather annoying if you need something.... preferably (if there available) a "normal looking one" where toddler can go at front and then baby in carry cot or attatchable car seat at back... dont even know if thats possible. i constantly used my carry cot for the first 6months maybe more until grew out of it
#11
I'm a Grandma now, but had the same problem as you when I had my second child + I had very little cash and couldn't afford to make a mistake buying a buggy.
Bought a MacClaren double buggy and it was fantastic. We used it for everything, went on holidays all over the place, on and off planes. Very easy to manouevre, very light, fine for a toddler and newborn.

My daughter decided to have children with the same age gap. Can't remember if they have had 3 or 4 buggies. What I do know is that she hasn't been happy with ant of them, even the expensive, trendy Phil and Teds that they got! That was way too heavy, and others were just too difficult to manouevre, stiff wheels etc.

I just noticed you say you don't want a side by side buggy. I can understand that. My buggy was a side by side and I managed fine, but if I needed to get through a narrow space I could actually squeeze it up a bit without any real difficulty.
#12
Just remembered, one important thing about MacClaren double buggies is that you can use one side and collapse the other side to make it narrower if it's not being used. Never bothered me too much about the width, after all people can see it clearly and your children have as much right to the space as anyone else. At least they see you are pushing 2 children ;)
#13
7 kids and 11 prams .......get a' Phil and Ted'..
1 Like #14
We had a Mclaren "Twin traveler" it never let us down :)
#15
Monkeybumcheeks
We had a Mclaren "Twin traveler" it never let us down :)


That's the one! Never needed another, lasts until they grow out of it. :)

Phil+Teds v expensive, over rated, heavy and cumbersome. Fashionable, but what's the use in that?
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Bugaboo Donkey, out Spring 2011.

http://www.bugaboo.com/214

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRGmL84tDNstFanJBleejt7zvb0eYnkL5u0Mzi8_Oc0Mfn-Y3Bu
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+1 for Mclaren, cant fault the value for money and durability.

As for slings, I wouldn't bother, just learn to tie a scarf/material round you and your baby the way african women do. I was on my 3rd child before trying it after a bit of research and it was far more comfortable for me and my son, even when he got older I could just sit him on my back and tie it round us for added security (handy when collecting from nursery and starting to get tired).
#18
Hissy Miss
+1 for Mclaren, cant fault the value for money and durability.As for slings, I wouldn't bother, just learn to tie a scarf/material round you and your baby the way african women do. I was on my 3rd child before trying it after a bit of research and it was far more comfortable for me and my son, even when he got older I could just sit him on my back and tie it round us for added security (handy when collecting from nursery and starting to get tired).
i agree re slings i had a maclaren double buggy but it was heavy ended up using the single with lo in my sling its also good for bonding with baby !!!!
#19
phil & teds is heavy but good for walking..maclaren used to be good quality when i had my kids but i returned mine faulty recently.
Bugaboo etc are fashion and not up to much-daughter had one with the cot one side..she is an able tall girl but said it was a nightmare to push and ound town no chance!
I dont think you will find one that takes a cot which is light..the lightest i have seen (also very narrow) is the M&P aria i can see on ebay item number 130486309420 £95
Its practical if that what you want?
There is another make i cant recall takes a carseat at rear and toddler up front but again heavy.
#20
Hi I know ur not looking for side by side but I have mamas and papas and it's light , lays down and fits through all doorways I come across. And the kids love it now they can both c where they r going. Nobody liked back seat in other one!
#21
have you considered a "buggy board" to fiton the back of your pram/pushchair? Then the toddler can stand? Not ideal I know but it worked for quite a while with my children and is a lot cheaper
#22
Weird, just been having the same problem.

We have a 1 month old and 2 year old.

Ended up getting a baby Jogger city mini double - the baby lies flat in a footmuff - seemed to be the only solution for us. We tried to get a mamas and papas twin that would take our car seat from M&P but they're as rare as hen's teeth it appears.
#23
angelamay
Hi I know ur not looking for side by side but I have mamas and papas and it's light , lays down and fits through all doorways I come across. And the kids love it now they can both c where they r going. Nobody liked back seat in other one!


yep is this an aria?
#25
I had a two year old and a newborn, I bought an O'baby three wheeler - sent it back
Then I bought one off ebay, that was a normal size pushchair, one went in the back and one went in the front, when I can get in the garage later I'll have a look of the make.
Too be honest I hardly used it and found it a bit of a pain getting up and down curbs etc.
I saw these advertised the other day, I think if I did it again, I'd get two cheap single pushchairs and use these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prince-Lionheart-6550-Pushchair-Connectors/dp/B000056J23/ref=sr_1_98?s=baby&ie=UTF8&qid=1297592224&sr=1-98

Edited By: leeste16 on Feb 20, 2011 12:26: Can't spell!!
#26
3 children and way too many buggies later I found the aria to be, in my opinion one of the best. I've actually still got the single pink version tucked away because I loved it so much, even though none of mine have had use for it for well over a year!
#27
I have a had a graco, def no good for getting up and down stairs as the heavier child goes to the front, first wheels city is a good idea if you dont mind side by side, as you can get the carrycot and the toddler seat on and off easily but it is quite wide, I have the P&T yes its heavy, but I can get it up and down the stairs and I am only little> I have had mine for 4 years now and wouldnt change it I even attached a buggy pod onto the side of it for when I had my 2.5 yo my 1.5 yo and my newborn and i could still manoeuvre it no problem. so it gets my vote as being a decent double buggy also you can buy a cocoon for the P&T which slips in and out the back no probs, keeps baby cosy and sleeping

Edited By: tracyhay on Feb 20, 2011 13:22
#28
leeste16
I had a two year old and a newborn, I bought an O'baby three wheeler - sent it back
Then I bought one off ebay, that was a normal size pushchair, one went in the back and one went in the front, when I can get in the garage later I'll have a look of the make.
Too be honest I hardly used it and found it a bit of a pain getting up and down curbs etc.
I saw these advertised the other day, I think if I did it again, I'd get two cheap single pushchairs and use these:[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FPrince-Lionheart-6550-Pushchair-Connectors%2Fdp%2FB000056J23%2Fref%3Dsr_1_98%3Fs%3Dbaby%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1297592224%26sr%3D1-98]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prince-Lionheart-6550-Pushchair-Connectors/dp/B000056J23/ref=sr_1_98?s=baby&ie=UTF8&qid=1297592224&sr=1-98[/url]


Only issue with two pushchairs when you have a newborn is that they must fold flat for the newborn.

We had a Jane Powertwin tandem, was nice enough - wee one in the back on the car seat, toddler in the front - major issue I had with it was that it tended to almost tip over when going up curbs - scary - so I sold it and got a Baby Jogger.
#29
tracyhay
I have a had a graco, def no good for getting up and down stairs as the heavier child goes to the front, first wheels city is a good idea if you dont mind side by side, as you can get the carrycot and the toddler seat on and off easily but it is quite wide, I have the P&T yes its heavy, but I can get it up and down the stairs and I am only little> I have had mine for 4 years now and wouldnt change it I even attached a buggy pod onto the side of it for when I had my 2.5 yo my 1.5 yo and my newborn and i could still manoeuvre it no problem. so it gets my vote as being a decent double buggy also you can buy a cocoon for the P&T which slips in and out the back no probs, keeps baby cosy and sleeping


I take it though, the set-up you're describing is around the £600 ballpark?
#30
def aria if budget matters!
#31
moob
tracyhay
I have a had a graco, def no good for getting up and down stairs as the heavier child goes to the front, first wheels city is a good idea if you dont mind side by side, as you can get the carrycot and the toddler seat on and off easily but it is quite wide, I have the P&T yes its heavy, but I can get it up and down the stairs and I am only little> I have had mine for 4 years now and wouldnt change it I even attached a buggy pod onto the side of it for when I had my 2.5 yo my 1.5 yo and my newborn and i could still manoeuvre it no problem. so it gets my vote as being a decent double buggy also you can buy a cocoon for the P&T which slips in and out the back no probs, keeps baby cosy and sleeping


I take it though, the set-up you're describing is around the £600 ballpark?


was nearer the £500 mark but that was 4 years ago I am sure they have come down in price since then this was including the doubles kit, cocoon and the raincover
some places let you pay up weekly for a buggy so if you dont need it right away then you could do it that way if budget is a problem, thing is you could buy a budget buggy use it for a few months then buy another equally unsuitable, so where is the saving?

yes I paid alot for mine but I have been using it for 4 years and havent had to replace a single part on it, its has grown with my children as its so adaptable and nothing would make me swap it, well except maybe for a go of the ICandy Pear but my kids are a little old for that now! my 6 yo still sits in the back bit of the P&T when she gets fed up walking, and newborn can still see you from inside the cocoon unlike with most other double buggies


Edited By: tracyhay on Feb 20, 2011 17:11: .
#32
thank you everyone for all your helpfull comments hopefully within the next month i will decide.....

thank you all
#33
You could always try a buggypod smorph, we used a sling for baby when he was smaller, then the bggypod.

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