11 of the best double buggies for a toddler and baby

Choosing a double buggy to transport two siblings of different ages? Don’t buy anything until you check out our pick of tandem and twin buggies...

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    Transporting a toddler and baby in comfort isn’t an impossible task. While your toddler and baby both have different needs, there are buggies on the market designed to meet those.

    Having seats that recline independently is crucial. Newborns need to be able to lie flat, which obviously isn’t ideal for curious toddlers eager to watch the world pass by! And your baby and toddler will no doubt snooze off at different times, so the ability to recline or raise their seat without bothering their brother or sister is key to a whine-free outing.

    Some double buggies even give the choice of attaching different seating option, such as a carrycot or car seat suitable from birth. Others offer you the choice of having your toddler and baby facing different directions. One of the big decisions will be whether a twin or tandem style will be best for you. We have more straightforward advice on picking the perfect double pushchair in our buyer's guide.

    Whatever your preference – and your budget – there’s a double buggy out there to suit your lifestyle. We’ve hunted down 11 of the best, to save you some legwork… 

  • 1. BabyStyle Hybrid Edge Tandem, from £499 - MadeForMums Gold Award Winner

    With its unique convertible frame that simply swaps the rear axle when you want to transform from single to double, this buggy’s clever design made it a worthy gold award winner.

    Starting off with the main Hybrid Edge chassis and reversible seat unit (£499), the additional rear axle (£50) and second seat (£129) extend the life of this pushchair when baby no. 2 comes along.

    It’s got an easy compact fold, down to 71 x 60 x 30cm with the wheels attached, lockable quick release wheels, adjustable footrest and handle, and built in insect nets.

    It’s also available in a choice of 7 colours, and is suitable from birth with the additional carrycot (£149).

    And the Hybrid Edge doesn’t just convert from single to double – there’s also the option to swap in the City axle (£40), which has a narrower 55cm wheel base, for whizzing about town.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Hybrid Edge convertible system:

    “Lightweight for a double buggy and easy to handle (the steering is a joy) this is a great buggy for getting around town with two little ones in tow. It is easy to manoeuvre up and down kerbs, onto buses, up one or two shallow steps and doesn't feel like too much of a burden to push. It is great value for money and good looking too with slick handlebars and fabric upholstery - there are nice ergonomic touches like sun visors and air vents within the hoods too. The design is easy to assemble/disassemble and proves itself versatile with its range of configurations, using either one or two seats and car seats too. As a double buggy, for example, it works well with a toddler in the upper seat and a baby in a carrycot beneath.” Mum of 2, Maeve

    “I love that you get a 'proper' extra seat, which isn't any different to the main seat. I also love that you can have it as a single with storage space in the basket but it has an additional frame for when you need a double. Nice wide seats that will suit a bigger child with hooks on the handle for extra storage and carrying bags. Very light and compact. Lovely and smooth to push!” Mum of 2, Lucy

    Read our full review of the Hybrid Edge convertible single to double pushchair here.

    Price as a single pushchair with one seat (6 months +): £499

    Price as a double pushchair with two seats (6 months +): £678

    Price if using from birth with a carrycot: £648 (single mode)

    Price if using with a newborn and toddler: £698 (double mode)

    Price if using with twins from birth (2 carrycots): £976 

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  • 2. Britax B-Ready Tandem, £645, MadeForMums Silver Award Winner - Joint

    This flexible single-to-double from Britax scooped the silver award for its ease of use and robust design.

    Starting as a single package (£520) with reversible seat unit, extendable handle and taking a child up to 17kg (as well as a whopping 7kg in the shopping basket), it’s easy to add the second tandem seat (£125).

    The 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).

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

    “Very functional, sturdy buggy with well thought through features like the zipped basket opening at the front for access but protects items from falling out. Been well designed for real families, easy to swap between single, double and carrycot.” Mum of 2, Magda

    “Great basket and storage facilities, which is unusual for a double. Second seat nice and structured so would be happy to put newborn in - and there is a nice recline on all the seats. The best double I've seen for a while and very easy to use! Does everything you need when with two children and is functional, sturdy and easy to use.” Mum of 2, Lucy

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

    Price as a single pushchair with one seat (6 months +): £520

    Price as a double pushchair with two seats (6 months +): £645

    Price if using from birth with a carrycot: £645 (single mode)

    Price if using with a newborn and toddler: £770 (double mode)

    Price if using with twins from birth (2 carrycots): £896 

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  • 3. UPPABaby Vista Tandem, £1,068.98, MadeForMums Silver Award Winner - Joint

    One, two, or even three children – the joint silver award-winning UPPABaby Vista convertible buggy has been designed with a growing family in mind.

    There are numerous combinations, from two carrycots, a toddler seat, two toddler seats, and more, plus the option to add the PiggyBack buggy board (£99.99) for travelling with three.

    The £849.99 basic price includes a carrycot and seat unit, plus two raincovers, sunshades, insect nets and car seat adapters, while you can add the second toddler seat for £219.99.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the UPPABaby Vista:

    “Great big basket, good quality.” MadeForMums Reviews Editor Hazelann Williams

    “Fantastic carrycot. Suitable for overnight sleeping. Good design with huge basket.” Mum of 2, Sonali

    Price as a single pushchair with one seat (from birth as it comes with a carrycot) £849

    Price as a double pushchair with two seats (6 months +): £1068.98

    Price if using with a newborn and toddler: £1068.98 (double mode)

    Price if using with twins from birth (2 carrycots): £1288.98

    Read our full review of the UPPABaby Vista here.

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  • 4. Phil & Ted’s Dash Tandem, £648, MadeForMums Bronze Award Winner

    It’s sporty, light and can handle all-terrain – just a few of the reasons that Phil & Ted’s Dash inline tandem picked up the bronze gong in the MFM Awards 2017.

    And with the main seat engineered to take a child up to 25kg, and the second seat to 15kg, there’s plenty of longevity in this buggy.

    It weighs an easy-on-the arms 13.3kg when in double mode, and can even be folded with both seats attached. Costing £499 as a single, add the double kit for £149 to make an inline tandem.

    What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Phil & Ted’s Dash:

    “Quite lightweight for a double and easy to convert from single to double. Good value, no compromise on quality. Easy to use, one hand operated hand brake, great for all terrain, simple good looking design. Second seat unit not very structured, but still quite sturdy. Smooth steering.” Mum of 3, Emma

    “High quality buggy at a great price. The bottom seat still allows room for the child underneath. Not too hard to push when both go in. It is long - but may need to be to allow for leg room at the bottom. As it's an active buggy, it handles well, with mud guards and easy to brake.” Mum of 2, Sonali

    Read our full review of the Phil & Ted’s Dash here.

    Price as a single pushchair with one seat (6 months +): £499

    Price as a double pushchair with two seats (6 months +): £648

    Price if using from birth with a carrycot: £638 (single mode)

    Price if using with a newborn and toddler: £787 (double mode)

    Price if using with twins from birth (2 carrycots): £926 

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  • 5. Baby Jogger City Mini Double, £449.99

    This double buggy may have your little ones sitting side-by-side, but at just 76cm wide, it’s still guaranteed to fit through most doorways.

    With SPF 50+ hood canopies each boasting two peekaboo windows, wheels that swivel or lock and have front suspension, and a compact fold, the Baby Jogger City Mini Double is a well-designed stroller for a competitive price.

    The seats lie almost flat, but if you want a fully lie-flat carrycot for your newborn, Baby Jogger sells the compatible Compact Carrycot for £124.99.   

    Our MFM reviewer loved the fact that the City Mini Double is super-lightweight at 11.8kg, but did point out that it’s not travel system compatible.

    Read what else our reviewer thought of the Baby Jogger City Mini Double here.

    Buy the Baby Jogger City Mini Double from Kiddicare, John Lewis, and Precious Little One.

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  • 6. Mountain Buggy Duet, £663.95

    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 Duet 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 63 cm wide, which makes it the smallest side-by-side newborn twin travel system on the market.

    This review will tell you why the Duet has replaced the Duo

    Buy the Mountain Buggy Duet from John Lewis or PreciousLittleOne

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  • 7. Babystyle Egg Tandem, £958

    A distinctive single-to-double buggy, the BabyStyle Egg is super comfortable, travel system compatible and, at just 59cm wide, is pretty slim for a double.

    Our reviewer described as a “fantastic pushchair for anyone with either twins or a toddler and baby” and says it has excellent manoeuvrability and has a strong, sturdy frame. 

    Check out the full review of the Babystyle Egg Tandem here.

    You can buy the BabyStyle Egg Tandem buggy from Direct2Mum, and Kiddies Kingdom.

    Price as a single pushchair with one seat (6 months +): £769

    Price as a double pushchair with two seats (6 months +): £958

    Price if using from birth with a carrycot: £948 (single mode)

    Price if using with a newborn and toddler: £1137 (double mode)

    Price if using with twins from birth (2 carrycots): £1316

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  • 8. Jané Twone, £898

    The newest lightweight pushchair in Jané’s collection, the Twone (two-in-one) is specifically 'designed for families planning on having two children, expecting twins or a second baby' and starts at £649 for the basic duo.

    Both the rear and the front seat units have three different recline positions, including a lie-flat option and are suitable from birth. It gives a smooth ride, and is made even comfier by the shock-absorbing pneumatic tyres and rear-wheel spring suspension.

    Add in the Jané Matrix carrycot for £249 (which doubles as a lie-flat Group 0 car seat) and the price does shoot up, although our reviewer said it "really does deliver on flexibility".

    Read the full Jané Twone review

    Buy the Jané Twone from Mothercare

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  • 9. Joolz Geo, £999

    A sturdy frame, smart design, and comfortable ride all feature on Joolz' first tandem, which launched in February 2015 at the upper end of the market. The Joolz Geo mono configuration (chassis, cot, seat and shopping basket) costs £799.  The duo (chassis, upper seat, lower cot and seat and shopping basket) costs £999.  Meanwhile, the twin (chassis, upper seat and cot, lower cot and seat and shopping basket) costs £1,099.

    Read the full Joolz Geo review here

    You can buy the Joolz Geo on the Joolz website

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  • 10. iCandy Peach 3 Blossom, £1140

    A third generation buggy in the dynasty that has become the iCandy Peach 3, the twin pushchair is just one of the options for the buggy.  You can purchase the Peach 3 as a single stroller, and convert it into either the Peach 3 Blossom or Peach 3 Blossom Twin.

    The £1140 price tag includes two seat units and one main carrycot, which is approved for overnight sleeping and suitable from newborn, although there are numerous configurations to mix and match, and you can buy a second carrycot for £172.50. The Peach boasts that it has the footprint of a single buggy despite being able to carry two, and it certainly handles wonderfully.

    Read the full Peach 3 review here

    You can buy the iCandy Peach 3 Blossom from iCandy or John Lewis

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  • 11. Bugaboo Donkey, £1265

    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 £1,265 for the duo (that includes everything you need to use it with either a seat and carrycot or two seats), or  £1,400 for the twin version (two carrycots/seats), 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

    Price as a single pushchair with one seat (6 months +): £904.05

    Price as a double pushchair with two seats (6 months +): £1079.10

    Price if using from birth with a carrycot: £994.05

    Price if using with a newborn and toddler: £1169.10 (double mode)

    Price if using with twins from birth (2 carrycots): £1239.05 

    You can buy the Bugaboo Donkey from the Bugaboo website or Mothercare

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Last updated on 28 March 2017

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