ive a 1yr old and 5 week old and badly need advice on what double buggy to get!!

Laura - posted on 01/13/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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ok im ashamed to admit that i still dont have a double buggy!! Mainly cos i cant make up my mind, side by side or one in front one in back? The woman in mothercare told me a side by side would wear down quicker on one side than the other witha s ide by side, but if i switched them round it wouldnt would it??
My son is 13 months and the other one is just 5 weeks, ive seen a lovely phil and teds one that has the one in from and one in back and i have to say im leaning more towards this one just cos its slim and id be able to get it in and out of shops and i live on the 1st floor in an app block where i have 12 stairs to get to my hall door...anyways im totally stuck but i do know i need one and i need it soon!!! Today i was hoping to go get it but need some advice from anyone who might be able to thanks in advance :)
So what is better, side by side or one in front and baby in back??? Really need help here as i cant leave the house at the mo cos my 13 month old cant walk at all!!!

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Kristy - posted on 01/23/2011

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i have a phil and teds sports buggy. I bought it from the pram warehouse, and got a good deal as they throw in the toddler seat for free. I chose this buggy as it is slim, easy to push and the tyres can be pumped up at the servo using the car tyre inflater. They also have a strong sturdy frame and can hold up to 45 kilos. My daughter was 14 kilos when i had my boy and now he is one and weigs 13 kilos and she is 3 and weighs 16 kilos, so obviously knowing my kids would probably be tall and not on the light side, the weight limit was a big thing. My daughter walks almost everywhere now but if i am going for a big walk she can still hope in the seat as it is big enough to hold her. She is tall and finds the seat still comfortable. Good Luck.

Jadie - posted on 01/20/2011

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I have the silver cross pop duo it is brilliant! You get a 2year warranty with it and silver cross customer service is brilliant. My boys love it, it seems really comfy and fits through most doors plus you get the foot muffs free with the buggy. Good luck.

Hayley - posted on 01/20/2011

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I bought myself one of those Mcclaren double buggies 2n hand from ebay. It was already 3 years old when I bought it and I used it for about 4.......it never broke. It was built solid like a tank and at the time I didn't have a car so the amount of shopping bags I could hang from it was brilliant. It can also fit through most standard doorways. At the time I was living in a top floor flat so it wasn't too heavy to bump up and down stairs or carry when folded. I've still got it sitting in my hallway now, can't bring myself to throw the damn thing out lol!

Sara - posted on 01/19/2011

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when i had my 2nd lo may last year my eldset was just over 2 so i got the phil n teds dash and got the carrycot for youngest to lie in however i only used it up til 7months as my eldest decided she was walking everywhere she is nearly 3 now so its understandable but as your toddler is younger you would get longer use out of it its great comfortable buggy and fit into shops the only thing that got me is its heavy espech with lifting it would you have help getting up the steps or would you put kids up first then bring buggy up?

Angela - posted on 01/18/2011

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I use a front to back. it worked well cause i caould use the infant seat and didnt have to wake up a sleepin baby. the side by side might be easier with stairs though. just rotate them to keep were on wheels even. keep the box and if it you dont like it after a week return it.

Chelsea - posted on 01/13/2011

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i got mine a a garage sale for $30, it was a front to back one and i am very small, i couldnt barely push it or turn it so i traded with a friend who likes the front back ones, because babies cant mess with eachother, i how ever like the side by sides, they are much smaller and easy to steer, only downfall to the side by sides is you cant use an infant carrier like you can with one behind the other strollers

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