Double Buggy Advice please!!

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  1. TattiesMum

    TattiesMum Well-Known Member

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    Tattie's 2nd baby is due in October, by which time Kaylum will be 20 months ... so she's going to need a double buggy. It's going to have to be a tandem too, because our local pavements are narrow and often obstructed by wheelie bins :dohh:

    Now she's only 5'1" and as weak as a kitten LOL, so she needs a buggy which is as light and compact as possible and easily manoeverable ... However money is, as always, tight so I've been looking around for a bargain.

    I've spotted a Cosatto Duet Lite on ebay that looks to be in perfect condition, with raincovers and all extras, only about 11 miles from us, currently at £30 with no bids and finishing later today - and I'm really tempted!

    But before I take the plunge I thought I'd ask you girls to see what you all think about doubles and which are the best ones ... even though this looks to be a bargain it's not going to be if it ends up not being used :shrug:

    So... what double buggy is best for a teeny person who walks a lot on crappy narrow pavements? :thumbup:
     
  2. hayley x

    hayley x 1AngelSon,1EarthDaughter

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    personally I hated the cosatto tandem, I sat Daisy in the front and I literally could not lift it (as in to go up a kerb) but that being said, if a side by side is a no go then it might see her through winter until the weather picks up and kaylum can then use a buggy board iykwim?

    We have settled on the babyjogger city mini double, its side by side but pretty narrow :flower: x
     
  3. TattiesMum

    TattiesMum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that Hayley :hugs:

    I had seen reviews that said it was heavy ... but I think most tandems are :wacko: I'll have a look at the baby jogger :thumbup:

    I bought a tandem years ago when Tattie was born and they were a completely new thing ... I only took it out twice because I kept losing control and mowing people down with it :blush: and that was in a shopping mall, not even on pavements :haha:

    I still think her best bet is going to be to use my old coach built pram to be honest (which I could have refurbished) ... the baby can lie down, Kaylum can sit on the toddler seat, it's easy to push and manoever and the shopping tray is huge. Then if we are going anywhere in the car she could just use two single buggies, which she already has.


    Oooooh .... I've just noticed that you are into double figures :happydance:
     
  4. hayley x

    hayley x 1AngelSon,1EarthDaughter

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    Theres no perfect double (if there is I'm yet to find it :haha:) so theres always something you need to comprimise on. Would she consider a sling? she could baby wear and have kaylum still in his buggy? I wanted to until I realised I'd have no where to hang the monitor and I know I'll be a wreck without it, but its another option. If shes usually out with someone else its ideal to take 2 strollers isnt it.

    xxx
     
  5. xxembobxx

    xxembobxx Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to hear views on what twin stroller is the best as I'm going to be looking for one too.
    I've looked at a few shopping sites which have reviews on to try and get an idea of what people who actually have the prams think of them.
    I think kiddicare have reviews and littlewoods too.
     
  6. Sarahkka

    Sarahkka Mama to Two Fine Boys!

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    I have one that is great for a toddler and baby combo, but I'm not sure if you can get it in the UK.
    It's a "sit-and-stand" design, where the toddler is able to ride standing or sitting and the baby is belted into the front or into an infant carrier.
    Here's mine:
    https://www.joovy.com/online_store/UL_blueberry.php

    I'm very pleased with it. :thumbup:
     
  7. TattiesMum

    TattiesMum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls ... I had a chat with Tattie and we let the Cosatto go - she's finally decided to go with the big Silver Cross pram as her new house has room for it :happydance:

    I've been in touch with a specialist refurbishment place in Yorkshire and they are giving me a quote for a respray, recovering the pram interior and a new hood and apron in whatever colours Tattie wants :cloud9:

    It's going to end up costing me virtually the price of a new buggy :dohh: but it will be so nice to see the 'beast' back on the road again that I don't care about the cost :haha: Plus I've been told that, because it's vintage, refurbishing it will make it worth about £800 - £1000, so it's not 'lost' money :happydance:

    It's a Silver Cross Carlton ... and this is what it looks like https://reviews.ebay.co.uk/SILVER-CROSS-MODELS-IDENTIFY-YOUR-PRAM_W0QQugidZ10000000013516983
     
  8. Laura2919

    Laura2919 Team Twilight!!

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    I have a Cosatto you2.. I love it... It comes with 4 years warranty and is easy to push... You can get it in a range of colours too..

    I dont like tandems because they get heavy and hard to lift.
     
  9. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    I bought a Phil & Teds Explorer. I love it, I really do, its not massive and it fits in narrow places. But - ive hardly used it at the moment because I like carrying Tori, and shes not keen in the cocoon either (i imagine she'd like a seat eventually though)
     

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