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10/07/2014 at 13:54
Sorry, I'm pretty sure this will have been done before. So, baby #2 is due in January when M will be 17 months. We currently have the Obaby Zezu which I absolutely love. There is a tandem kit that is suitable for the Obaby Zezu Multi - that one little word changes everything and basically had M been born a little later her pram would have been a Multi but it wasn't about when we bought hers. So, if we wanted to stay with the zezu not only would we have to buy the tandem kit (which we already have - how I discovered this little problem!) but also effectively our same pram again but ensuring it's the multi so the kit can attach on to the chassis. That is actually on special at the moment so price wise both our options would work out the same.
I guess my concern with the tandem is how happy is M going to be down 'under' the new baby. We've looked at twins already and are likely to go for a Cosatto.
But I just need your opinions please - tandem vs twin - what did you go for!
10/07/2014 at 14:28
I went for a side by side. The baby jogger city mini double, I bought it 2nd hand. thought it was great. R was 23 months when O was born but she'd only been walking for about 3 months, she's always been tall and I thought she might have been a bit squished in a tandem. I sold it on last summer, so we probably only used it for about 9 months.
This time around, O will be just over 2 and a half, she's rarely in her pram now, only if I'm going shopping or somewhere else where I need to have her confined! So I don't think we'll have one this time around.
10/07/2014 at 15:44
Haven't used it yet but we've gone for a side-by-side (Bugaboo Donkey) with a 19-month age gap. A lot of the ones where one's on top and one below, they look a bit 'reclined' and A likes to sit BOLT upright! Also the Donkey is the only one we can get up the stairs to our flat (by putting it into mono mode) but that's a very niche concern. I also just personally prefer that both are equally 'out', I just don't like the idea of having one child underneath. I'm used to a Stokke and having the baby up high so it would odd to have one so low to the ground.
10/07/2014 at 16:55
I've got an Out n About Nipper double side-by-side, which is ace - the seats are a bit bucket-like but the kids were comfy and liked to see each other. I'll be using it again this time round. The tandem buggies really didn't appeal to me and seemed so much bulkier, iyswim.
11/07/2014 at 08:50
Do side by side prams fit in most boots ok? They look huge so wondering if it would be too wide for my car.
11/07/2014 at 09:15
TP - I had CKs old side by side and I was able to get it in my wee Toyota Yaris no problem. It was actually easier to get it in there than our ford focus but it fitted in both without any problems.
11/07/2014 at 09:41
I managed to get my Nipper flat in the boot of a Ford Focus, but I had to take the wheels off to do this. It's quite a narrow buggy as it fits through a standard doorway.
11/07/2014 at 13:19
The Donkey converts to a single pram pretty easily, then folds down... not VERY small but surprisingly small for its unfolded double size IYSWIM!
11/07/2014 at 19:47
I've got a 14 month age gap between my two and I've got a baby jogger city select. It's been quite handy having the different position options and also that I could use a carrycot/car seat when A was quite little. E is almost 2 now and is starting to want to walk more than go in a pushchair so I'm planning on getting the buggy board for it but keeping her seat in the car so that option is always still there too!
11/07/2014 at 20:07
Thanks, that's helpful. X
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