Best double buggy for newborn and toddler

Hannah - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I am looking for a buggy for a newborn and a 2yr old. I was looking at the first wheels city stroller which looks great for newborn and toddler but my problem is its a bit big for standard doorways and i dont know what to do.
Anyone recommand a good buggy for newborn and toddler or does anyone have the firt wheel stroller and is it any good?

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Whitney - posted on 02/17/2010

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Contours Options 2 is the best I've ever found! You can reverse the seats to face each other, you can have the seats stacked on top of each other like most back to back tandem strollers are or you can remove one of the stroller seats to put in the newborn's carseat and then the front stroller seat is for the two year old! It's perfect! I'm due in June and I have a 2 year old as well so I'm very excited to be able to use it

Danielle - posted on 03/17/2010

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I loved the initial side by side that I looked at, but when I tried through a standard doorway it just didn't fit. For me that was it...I was no longer interested in a side by side because I do a lot of shopping by myself (fiancee does NOT like to shop LOL). I have been researching double strollers including the sit and stand for quite some time now and have found a few things. I like cooshy strollers because I wouldn't like to sit in something uncomfortable so why should I make them? Therefore, there were tons of strollers that just didn't work for me. I didn't want to spend over $300 for it either because I had just bought a new single stoller before I found out that I was pregnant. I found that the smaller and skinnier wheels make it less meneuverable. I also wanted it to be less that 40lbs! I'm a strong woman I think and 40lbs is pushing it. I am due in about 3weeks. I finally picked the graco quattro tour duo stroller. Although it does weight about 30lbs, it is easier to meneuver than any other duo stroller I tried and my son is 35lbs already and 2.5years old. I also like that they both have cup holders for both kids and the parents. I just fell in love with it plus it's about $260 at babies r us. I wish you the best of luck with your hunt!

Lisa - posted on 02/16/2010

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We purchased the Contours by Kolcraft stroller. I did lots and lots of research before making the purchase. Our 12 month old loves it and I love the ease of the steering. Hope this helps!

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Emma - posted on 03/25/2010

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I brought the out n about nipper 360 i wanted a buggy where my newborn can lie completely flat when asleep and this is the only one i found, it fits through most standard doorways and was the only one i could get through my front door. I swear by this buggy and recommend to anyone with a toddler and newborn. NB this is a side by side. it is so simple to fold down and there is hardly any weight when pushing. it was hard to find a shop that had one on display to look at though in the end i found John Lewis had one i could look at but i purchased from kiddiecare.co.uk

Elysia - posted on 03/12/2010

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im in the same position and it i so hard, im in aus so im still waitin for it to come out (this week hopefully) but its out in the states, the baby jogger city select, it looks really good, it has 16 different combinations of seating where u can mix and match between 2 seats, a seat and capsule, 2 capsules, bassinetts pretty much how every u want it and the kids can face u face out face each other one out one towards u, it is a little pricey but it looks like its worth it, and its 4 wheeler so alot stabler

Kerry - posted on 03/05/2010

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I am in the same situation. i was looking at a jogger double stroller that they have at babies'r'us. It seems very easy to push around and it is also very easy to collapse in order to go in the trunk of the car. I have talked to many people who say that the back to back strollers are very difficult to manuver and take up alot of space. while i hear the side by side strollers never fit through doorways and are bulky. It seems to me that no matter what I chose I will run into some difficulty some where.

Cassie - posted on 03/05/2010

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i have a 17mnth and a new one on way and iv just blown a small fortune on the new phil and teds vibe, i swear it may be bloody expensive but if u get a second hand one on net mums or gum tree ebay or amazon then go phil and teds,
i tried the icandy pear tandum and my wee boy was squished in it i tried the jane powertons and they where too heavy.
i sound like a sales rep but if u need something useful go phil and teds( if not a vibe then a basic sport or dash) alll are brill and def def DEF DEF worth a look at.
track down the buggys u like and take a mate who has a baby and another whose toddler is older than urs so u can try the buggys out with kids of dif ages
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Lauralee - posted on 02/20/2010

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I have been looking at the baby trend sit and stand stroller. I have a two year old and I'm expecting in May.

Kelly - posted on 02/19/2010

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Go Phil and Ted.

Depends on where you from on the price but they are great/perfect

Kelly - posted on 02/17/2010

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We have the Graco Quattro Tour Duo. I like it and seems to work out well for the kids as well.

Stefie - posted on 02/16/2010

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I have the same issue. I am looking at Kolercraft stroller. I would love the Phil and Ted's stroller, but it is really expensive.

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