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14/10/2013 at 17:21
I am in such a quandary. With 3 weeks til due date I still haven't really decided on what to do about a double push chair/ buggy arrangement. I have so many options to consider I just can't decide and H is proving to be no help what so ever!!
So Isla will be two In three weeks, has been walking since she was 10 months old and is pretty proficient. She'll walk 1-2 miles out with the dog no probs. That's not the issue. The issue is keeping her under control when in town/shops/ near busy roads. I don't think I could cope with her on reins and pushing baby in pram with one hand. So the options are
convert icandy- buying full adapter kit that will accommodate newborn carrycot and car seat around £250
convert icandy to accommodate newborn car seat only around £150
buy a completely new double buggy that's suitable from birth for around £150 but won't accommodate clipping the car seat on to it.
Or use existing sling for baby and pushchair/ reins for Isla assuming baby takes to a sling.
Argh my my head hurts trying to decide. What would you do?
14/10/2013 at 17:38
My son was 25 months when S was born. I bought a dbl pram but didn't like it and sold it. I now use a combination of single pram, sling and buggy board and it's worked out fine so far . J wants to walk all the time but he runs wild so I still needed the option of restraining him
14/10/2013 at 17:49
I had an 18 month gap and used my double all the time. Especially for winter dog walks. More for keeping them both dry and warm than anything else. With the double I had the option to put her in if the weather was bad/she was running off/I was in a hurry. I still have my double and plan on keeping it. L will be 4 just after number 3 is born and he hasn't been in a pram since March/April but he can still strop so I'm thinking the option of the double will come in handy if my hands are full with a newborn.
14/10/2013 at 17:51
Ill be watching this with interest...like I L has walked since 9 months....he just needs kept control of at shops on roads etc...my plan was to get a good sling for baby and see how i manage x
14/10/2013 at 17:52
What about fitting buggy board to existing iCandy? We have iCandy peach (that LO screams blue murder at, if I try to put her in it!) so are also undecided what to do .... I plan to carry new baby in sling a lot, and LO (ccurrently 2yrs3mths) walks everywhere .... We have definitely decided against a double / converting iCandy to double but that's as far as decision making has got!
14/10/2013 at 18:04
I'm not sure Isla would stay on a buggy board (I have thought about this as an option too) Can you get them for icandy?
14/10/2013 at 18:31
They fit most prams Mrs B. Check the Lascal buggy board site to see if theirs is compatible
14/10/2013 at 18:34
Thanks ally. Will do
Icandy advise against them for the peach, as they compromise the base, I'd convert using a second hand kit - loads cheap on ebay or the icandy selling page x
14/10/2013 at 19:00
I could not do without my double as it's not just a transporting mechanism for them both, it's also a restraining one for C! I can't advise on whether to convert the peach as I always found them quite heavy - have you looked at preloved baby jogger city mini doubles? They can take car seats I'm sure (with a converter) - we have the single and am considering getting the double version for the future
14/10/2013 at 19:16
The baby jogger is fab, we had the double version with children 1 and 2 and a part of me wishes we had got one this time round too although as I'm manaing with the sling and single combo I couldn't justify it :-( You can add a car seat and carrycot to it but only the newer models IIRC
14/10/2013 at 19:41
LM I've been looking at the second had converter kits on eBay for months. They hold their value. Especially the colour I'm after I hardly see any come up that sell for less then £230. The converter bars alone are pricey.
BW, ally is the baby jogger a side by side? Not sure I want one of those
14/10/2013 at 19:49
Yes it is - I wanted a side by side as I was a bit nervous that the child on the bottom would get kicked easily! Plus the side by side means they can interact a little with each other. They're also not as wide as you think.
That is some expensive converter!
14/10/2013 at 19:52
Yep BW, thought it was a good option when buying the peach to start with but didn't really look into how much it would cost to do it!
14/10/2013 at 20:03
Yeah it's side by side but not that wide. I managed to get it on a bus no problem and never had any problems with doorways
14/10/2013 at 20:11
That's good to know thanks Ally
14/10/2013 at 22:11
I have the Nipper double and love it. Very narrow for a side by side. I've had it on buses a d trains no problem.
My SIL has the icandy double and I found it awful to push. I take my Nipper when I have her twins rather than use her icandy x
15/10/2013 at 08:09
Thanks LR I'll take a look x
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