single or double ?

Nicola - posted on 06/18/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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i have a twenty month old daughter and am 7 months pregnant with my second ... im in debt about gettin a single or double buggie.. my bf's mum and dad bought a single but i feel pressured into gettin a single cuz my bf says it will b to big wont fit in the car and my little girls should b walking .. i feel that my daughter has alreayd been pushed aside and not thought of? help... do i take single back and get a double ?

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Karen - posted on 06/18/2010

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i would definately consider getting a sit and stand stroller..best of both worlds - the size of a single but can hold both kids

Amanda - posted on 06/18/2010

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This stroller will keep you both happy.

http://www.babyjogger.com/city_select_lp...

Its the single stroller that is converted into a double very easy. Therefore you still have the size of a single stroller but all the ease of a double. Then once your oldest is no longer using a stroller, you can convert back to a one rider.

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Nicole - posted on 06/19/2010

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DOUBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FIRST 2 ARE 15 MONTHS APART I HAD A SINGLE AND WISH I HAD A DOUBLE MAKE ROOM IN THE CAR EVEN IF IT IS THE ONLY THING IN THE TRUNK OR FRONT SEAT IT IS WORTH IT. PLUS ARE THEY GOING TO BE THERE ALL TIME TIME TO HELP WHEN ONE OR BOTH ARE TRIED AND DONT WANT TO WALK, FOR YOUR SANITY GET THE DOUBLE . TRY SECOND SHOPS.

Anna - posted on 06/19/2010

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Is there always going to be someone with you that wants to push a stroller? If so, keep the single and buy an umbrella stroller (i got mine 3 bucks at a garage sale) for your older daughter. At her age I'd still be shoppng with a stroller, but at times she may wanna walk. The baby bjorn things or however you call them (front and back packs) are amazing! I used to hold my son in that and push my nephew in his stroller.

Diane - posted on 06/18/2010

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there are strollers that u put the babycar seat in and theres is a lil seat for the older one, thats what im getting. she prolly is walking but wat if u need to go somewere and u have to push a stroller and keep a eye on ur older one..its easier to keep them both in the stoller.

Stina - posted on 06/18/2010

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22 mo when the baby arrives, I'd go for a double. Test it out- see if it folds up compact enough to put in the car.

I had a friend who owned an umbrella style double stroller. It was light weight, had little bags on the back for storage, was easy to fold etc.

If you think you might ever want to go jogging but also want a stroller that can maneuver around stores, Look around for a double jogger that has a front wheel that can be locked and unlocked.

Another option (my favorite since our third was born) Wear the newborn in an infant carrier and push the 22 mo. It won't be much longer and she'll be wanting to walk more anyway- but it's nice to have the option for her to rest in a stroller.

Emily - posted on 06/18/2010

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If you can only get one or the other, I'd go for a double. I usually like to wear my baby in a sling, but there are times when it's necessary to have both kids in a double stroller, like when I'm clothes shopping.

Kristin - posted on 06/18/2010

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I would definately get a double stroller. Your 20 month old daughter can only keep up for so long and it is hard to shop with a newborn and a toddler. My boys are 20 months apart and there were times when having a double stroller would have been wonderful.

Erin - posted on 06/18/2010

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My boys are 20 months apart. I resisted getting a double stroller because it was an added expense and we already had a good stroller. I helped my eldest get used to walking long distances by rarely using the stroller during the last months of my pregnancy. I didn't walk fast so he had the chance to build up his endurance. For the first few months, I did have a sling for the baby since grocery shopping was easier with the older one sitting in the cart. My eldest is now almost 3 and my younger has just turned 1. I do not regret not getting a double stroller.

Tracey - posted on 06/18/2010

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Have you thought about sling for the baby? That will buy you some time with only one buggy, then when baby is too big for a sling your daughter will be old enough to walk further.
If you do go for a double buggy take your car to the shop and don't buy anything until you have tried it in the boot of your car to make sure it fits.

Lisbeth - posted on 06/18/2010

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I would go for a double the smaller kind that are pretty much the same size as a single my little one is 20 months and I don't see her being able to walk the distances that we do or when we are in a hurry I don't see her moving fast enough as they get distracted and wonder around and want to pick flowers or see a bird whatever and then you are going to end up having to carrie one of them.

Angie - posted on 06/18/2010

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Get the double. Your 2 year old can walk but how far can she walk? Let your bf walk with her through the mall just once and he'll change his mind!

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Get the Double! 20 months olds won't walk around as much as you will then your stuck trying to carry a toddler and stroll a baby at the same time. I dont know how big you car is but we"ve been able to cram a double into our mitsubishi Galant Trunk and its a little 4 door sedan.

Sarah - posted on 06/18/2010

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Your daughter's pretty young to be expected to walk everywhere. I'd get a sling to carry the baby in.

Linda - posted on 06/18/2010

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It really depends on how much you will be walking and will you be by yourself or with someone else? If you do a lot of walking/shopping by yourself, you will want something for your daughter. It's not just when she gets tired--it's for containment as well! There's nothing worse than to have an infant in a stroller/carseat and a toddler running around or running away! The link to that one stroller looked very interesting! If you look, you should be able to find one to hold both that is not too big. Also, these things are for sale all the time in yard sales and craig's list!

Kelly - posted on 06/18/2010

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i would go for the double like a phil and teds - somethign similar.
I had the same problem deciding as youi do but since my son is 3yrs i went for a single as i hae a front carrier for this baby but if my son was younger i would of got a double.

So what you think it right for you. alot of double prams arent any bigger then singles so yeah good luck

Nicola - posted on 06/18/2010

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i have tried explaining about ffion wen shes had enough thats it lol she screams blue murder !! lol... im feelin that he puttin needs of this bby before ffion... as she is not his or mite b jst me being paranoid x

Dianne - posted on 06/18/2010

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id probably say a single simply due to the size, some of the doubles are like a semi trailer lol maybe to help your daughter you could buy one of the skate boards that attach to the pram (some have a seat as well) that is her 'special' spot if walking is a bit long, you could even start using it before the new bub arrives so its not such a shock for her hehe might mean pushing an empty pram for a little while but hopefully it helps her feel included as the grown up big sister :)

Sarah - posted on 06/18/2010

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Hi Nicki

Your older daughter probably won't be able to walk as far as you, and will need something if she gets tired, or it's nap time. Have you considered buying a baby sling to carry your baby in. That way your older daughter can have the buggy for another 4 months. You might also be able to buy a platform that attaches to the back of the buggy that older children can stand on when they get tired.

Double buggies are hard to push around with two children, and the shopping on.

Once your older daughter is old enough to walk, you will only need a single buggy for your baby, and that's more cost.

Elaine - posted on 06/18/2010

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I would go with your instincts not the thoughts of others unless they will be there to carry the other child, theres nothing worse than trying to shop with a child who no longer wants to walk!!

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