Opinions on double buggs please

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  1. amyw044

    amyw044 Well-Known Member

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    My LO will be 17months when baby is here :) so i defo need a double buggy. Im currently looking at either the Phil & Teds (which would have to be second hand as not in my price range!) or the Obaby double in the same style as Phil & Teds.

    Which prams have you got and recommend?

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  2. Vicki_g

    Vicki_g Well-Known Member

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    A friend has a really nice-looking double buggy for her two sons - it's a three-wheeler and I think is the Out N About Nipper double. Both boys are really happy in it, they're about 18 months apart in age (George is the youngest at 7 ish months).
     
  3. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    we bought the phil and teds. Theres not exactly a fab choice of doubles out there, and i never really fancied the tandems before.

    But my pet hate was people coming up the pram, and with the Phil and Teds(explorer), the newborn is pretty hidden at first. So that was a bonus for me. the back seat doubles as a baby bouncer if you buy the adaptors too (im easily led)

    i was going to buy second hand but shopped around and got a good price from Kiddicare in Jan.

    Also i wouldnt even be able to go into the shops underneath my house if i had a side. side, no way :rofl:

    I think you'd need to think about your needs, where you shop, how often you need the buggy.
     
  4. amyw044

    amyw044 Well-Known Member

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    I will be using it every day as my oldest son will be in school. I also need to push it with one hand occasionally when holding other sons hand so the side by sides are a no no! x
     
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    NOT the obaby i had it it's awful very very heavly and much bigger then p and t . :)
     
  6. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    ive defo seen ladies pushng the p&ts one hand, phone in the other :rofl:
     
  7. caleblake

    caleblake mummy to caleb & blake

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    I went to test loads of doubles at mothercare, there was not much choice and went for the p&t explorer, they do a price match at mothercare so if you find it cheap on the next (not auction sites) they will match that price then you can pay for it on the payment plan so it splits the cost up, Im paying about £70 a month to mothercare until pip arrives which was the pram, second seat, footmuff, raincover xxx
     
  8. amyw044

    amyw044 Well-Known Member

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    ah that good to know thank you, ive only seen them online so wouldnt be able to have a practise in a shop to see how heavy they r! x
     
  9. amyw044

    amyw044 Well-Known Member

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    That could well be me aswell :blush: ha!
     
  10. LetsTryAgain

    LetsTryAgain Well-Known Member

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    Dont rule out side by side doubles for pushing 1 handed. The out and about nipper 360 is one of the lightest on the market and quite narrow for a side by side fitting through normal doors. The baby jogger city mini is incredible, had a fab fold, relcine and hood and I have not been able to find fault with it yet. (im a childminder and so have always had double pushchairs) First wheels city double is nice as you can have a carrycot on one side and a seat on the other and either seat can face front or back with independant rain covers. Jane power twin was VERY heavy to push and my worst one yet (tandem)
    All my childminding friends prefer the side by side as they are much easier to push and better for the child. In the phil and teds 1 child always has to sit right by the floor, not a very nice view in my opinion!
    Good luck!!!
    Claire x
     
  11. amyw044

    amyw044 Well-Known Member

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    If you dont mind me asking how much did it come to total? x
     
  12. amyw044

    amyw044 Well-Known Member

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    im going to have a look on google now :)
     
  13. caleblake

    caleblake mummy to caleb & blake

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    LetsTryAgain Well-Known Member

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    You tube has a great video of the baby jogger city mini x
     
  15. welshwarriors

    welshwarriors Joseph & Charlotte's Mum

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    Phil and Ted all the way...We had a fab deal from mothercare £475 for the pram, footmuff, cupholder and the 2nd seat.
     

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