10 of the best double buggies

Whether you’re pregnant with twins, or a toddler mum with baby no. 2 on the way, a double buggy means one pair of hands can transport both little ones.

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  • What kind of double buggies are on the market?

    One double buggy option is the twin buggy. It sees your twins, or toddler and baby, sitting side-by-side. Yes, this does mean it’s wider than a single buggy, and you may not glide seamlessly through every doorway!

    Alternately, you can opt for a tandem buggy. This is where your twins, or toddler and baby, sit one behind the other. What you save on width, you sometimes gain in length (depending on the model), so try to have a push of both a twin and tandem before you buy anything. Some tandems ‘stack’ your children, and so reduce the length of the buggy. Some tandems can also be bought as a single buggy, and converted to a double. Phil & Teds and iCandy are just two companies that offer these versatile options.

    Style aside, there’s also a wide price range. So, we’ve selected 10 of the best double buggies, ranging from £140 to more than £1300, to help you decide what works for your babies - and your budget.

    Of course, before you spend a penny, make sure you see our step-be-step buyer's guide to double buggies, and find out whether a twin or tandem is the best double buggy option for you.

  • 1. iCandy Peach Blossom Tandem, £905, MadeForMums Gold Award Winner

    With a single footprint whether being used with one child or two, making life easier in shops, on public transport and around town, our judges were so impressed with the iCandy Peach Blossom’s style and functionality, the buggy was the standout gold award winner in this category.

    Easy to push and steer, beautifully designed and with the robustness to tackle challenging terrain as well as city streets, the iCandy Peach Blossom was described as ‘sleek’, ‘well made’ and ‘great to manoeuvre’ by our judges.

    Costing £905 for the Peach Blossom package including two seats from 6 months, there’s the option to buy a newborn carrycot for £165.

    Or, if you’re expecting twins, the entire package including two carrycots, seats, raincovers and adapters costs £1,235.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the iCandy Peach Blossom:

    “Nice and sturdy. Slimline for doorways, and very manoeuvrable. I like that it would work very well as single pushchair later.” Mum of 3, Helen

    “This is a luxury buggy, with a luxury price tag, but its ease of pushing and multiple seating options mean it hits all the right buttons. Although it is heavy as a double, it is easy to push up kerbs and the design looks stunning. Extendable handle, large wheels for all-terrain and quality fabric all add to this buggy's value.” Mum of 2, Magda

    Read our full review of the iCandy Peach here and how it fared as a double here.

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  • 2. Red Kite Push Me Twini, £199.99, MadeForMums Silver Award Winner

    This silver award-winning twin pushchair hit all the right notes, with its independently reclining seats and super easy fold.

    Both seats feature a 5-point harness and multiple recline options for newborns and older babies. The stroller also comes with two footmuffs, a rain cover and a large shopping basket.

    At just 10kg, this is a lightweight side-by-side pushchair and the one-hand fold taking it down to 42cm x 74cm x 80cm makes it practical too.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Red Kite Push Me Twini:

    “What I love about this buggy is how light and easy it is to steer, especially manoeuvring over kerbs. It’s also simple to fold down and fairly compact. This is a well-designed buggy that has similar features to those you would expect from a more expensive brand or model, such as separate reclining seats, large shopping basket and an adjustable leg rest.

    I’d recommend this buggy if you’re on a budget, or are after a second buggy for the nursery run or occasional use.” Mum of 2, Maxine

    “Excellent value for money. Good features include individually reclining seats and it folds up really easily. Children have plenty of space.” Mum of 1, Claire

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  • 3. Britax B-Ready Tandem, £645, MadeForMums Bronze Award Winner

    This bronze award-winning buggy can fold with both seats attached, and has a total weight of 15.5kg when in tandem mode. If you want to use it for twins from birth, simply add two carrycots (£125 each).

    It’s travel system compatible, with the integrated Click and Go receivers that take all Britax infant car seats, and features include a large hood with UPF 50+ sun protection, four colour options, height adjustable handle and reversible seats.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Britax B-Ready:

    “Really nice recline adjust on seat unit. Not bad value all and lighter than other contenders. Very compact; less of a tank. Nice high street friendly double.” Mum of 3, Helen

    “This is a competitively priced double, at £645 with the two seats. It feels light and smooth to push. The slim width is good for city use, and it feels more compact to push. I love the hammock-like recline on the lower seat, and touches such as the wheel spoke covers show attention to detail for real families. Good value.” Mum of 2, Magda

    Read our full review of the Britax B-Ready here.

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  • 4. Joie Aire Twin, £120

    The UK baby products company launched this ultra lightweight twin buggy in 2015 weighing a respectable 11.6kg and with features including independently reclining seats, adjustable leg rests and dual wheel suspension.

    At 75cm wide, it's not the narrowest, but it does have a one-hand fold and is freestanding when folded. Don't be put off by the pink and blue seat covers - each is reversible so can be altered to suit your family, or you can choose the buggy's red, black and grey Ladybird Chevron pattern.

    And at £120, this is a good value option that can be used from newborn to 15kg.  

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  • 5. Cosatto Shuffle, £330

    Cosatto didn't disappoint our reviewer with another bright and distinctively designed buggy - this one is a tandem suitable from newborn in the rear seat and from six months in the front.

    It's long, at 100cm, but its 51cm width means the Cosatto Shuffle is easy to get through doorways and onto public transport, and our reviewer was impressed with just how much came in the box for the price, meaning no extras to buy.

    Read our full Cosatto Shuffle review here

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  • 6. Mountain Buggy Duet, £549

    Replacing the much-loved Mountain Buggy Duo, the Duet is an interchangeable double buggy, suitable from birth to 4 years, which offers a smooth ride both on and off-road. The seats of the Duo can be adjusted independently of each other, are car seat and carrycot compatible and you can even replace one of the seats with a clip-on storage bag, if you are out with one child shopping.

    Despite being a twin (side by side) buggy, it’s still cleverly compact at only 63cm wide, which makes it the smallest side-by-side newborn twin travel system on the market.

    Read our full Mountain Buggy Duet review.

    Buy the Mountain Buggy Duet on Amazon or direct from Mountain Buggy.

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  • 7. Jané Twone buggy, £649

    The Twone is a lightweight tandem pushchair that has been specifically designed for families planning on having two children, expecting twins or a second baby, says Jané. 

    Our MadeForMums reviewer says the buggy is indeed easy to steer and the anodised aluminium chassis means it’s light to push. She also says that manoeuvring the pram is so easy, it makes shopping on a busy high street with two children enjoyable. Probably why it got 5 stars out of 5!

    To use from birth with twin babies, you can buy additional carrycots which double as lie-flat car seats, which take the price up to £1,093

    Read our full Jané Twone review

    You can buy the Twone from Mothercare, or buy the full Jané Twone from-birth package

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  • 8. Baby Jogger City Select Double, £654.98

    This super versatile pushchair grows from single to double stroller and has 16 unique combinations including two car seats and two carrycots - ideal for twins.

    You can even make it a triple by adding the Glider Board (£69.99)

    It's got a quick-fold technology, which allows you to fold your stroller in just one step, and has multiple seat recline positions, adjustable footwell and canopy height.

    Plus the large hood with SPF50+ UV protection and all-terrain wheels mean it's perfect for getting into the great outdoors, as well as strolling on city streets. 

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  • 9. Phil & Teds Vibe Inline Double, £698

    Phil & Teds Vibe is a versatile tandem pushchair (or inline double, in Phil & Teds’ speak) that can also be used as a single buggy. It has a whopping 23 different riding options, so you're sure to find one that will suit the family. 

    An updated version of the first Vibe, which came on the market back in 2009, the new 3-wheeled ATP is bigger and taller, but lighter in weight. It costs £549 as a single, and you can add the double pack - which also fits Phil & Ted's Verve - for £149.

    It has six different handle height positions and a detachable buggy board which converts into scooter for your child. The Phil & Teds Vibe Inline Double also boasts a one-touch handle brake and fold mechanism.

    Read the full Phil & Teds Vibe Inline Double buggy review here

    Buy the Phil & Teds Vibe Inline Double from Mothercare or Phil & Teds

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  • 10. Bugaboo Donkey Twin, £1329

    Years ago Bugaboo created the first expandable chassis with the Donkey, which made it different to most double buggies on the market that usually extended inline (tandem style).

    Despite a price tag of £1329 for the twin version, or £1199 for the tandem (for two children of different ages), the Donkey continues to remain one of the most sought after pushchairs on the market. It carries double seats, car seats and carrycots and while it is still a bit tricky to fold and just as expensive, people just love their Bugaboos!

    Read the full review of the Bugaboo Donkey here

    You can buy the Bugaboo Donkey on the Bugaboo website, or from John Lewis.

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Last updated on 28 March 2017