12 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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  • From "mum" to "mum-of-two"…

    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 12 of the best, to save you some legwork… 

  • Phil & Teds Navigator, £568

    Boasting more seating positions than you can shake a stick at, the Phil & Teds Navigator lets you transport your children in 26 different ways.

    This seven time award-winng buggy can be used from birth to 5 years, and converts from a single to double buggy and back again by adding (or taking off) the doubles kit.  It’s easy to push and steer, and weighing in at 14.5kg, it’s lighter than many others on the market.

    Find out why the Phil & Teds Navigator won seven awards

    Buy the Phil & Teds Navigator on Peppermint and Direct2Mum

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  • Joolz Geo, £1,099

    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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  • Jané Twone, £944.99

    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 £549 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 carrycots (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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  • BabyStyle Oyster Max Double, £707

    Following on from the success of the much-loved Oyster 2 travel system, BabyStyle has now come up with a tandem pushchair - the Oyster Max Double. 

    The six time-award winning buggy has over 25 seat unit combinations, is compact fold and can be used with an attachable buggy board. 

    Why does the Oyster Max Double have six awards? Find out here!

    Click here to buy the BabyStyle Oyster on Amazon

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  • Bugaboo Donkey, £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, 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 from the Bugaboo website or Mothercare

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  • Graco Stadium Duo, £138.99

    Thought you couldn’t transport two children for less than £150? Well, let the Graco Stadium Duo set you straight. This tandem buggy is a good all-rounder. It’s not the most sparkly, gadget-riddled whizz-bang pushchair around, but it doesn’t need to be.

    The seats are padded, with the front seat offering two recline positions, while the rear seat features four, one of which is a lie-flat position for your newborn. It’s easy to fold, and you can even add a Graco car seat in the rear position to make a travel system if you wish.

    See how the Graco Stadium Duo scored in our review

    You can buy the Graco Stadium Duo from Argos or Precious Little One

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  • UPPAbaby Vista, £874.98

    The UPPAbaby Vista 2015 is the much anticipated reboot of the previous 2010 model from the hugely popular buggy maker, which has become iconic both here and in the US in a very short space of time – and building up a vast celebrity following in the process.

    As well as being able to carry a baby and toddler like the older Vista, (with the addition of the Rumble Seat) this new model can now carry two infant carrycots – making it a double buggy.

    And unlike the original buggy, this new 2015 version comes fully equipped with sun shield, rain covers, insect nets and car seat adaptors included in the price and the single Vista comes with a carrycot and seat unit.

    Check out the complete Vista review here. 

    You can buy the UPPAbaby Vista from John Lewis or Kiddicare

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  • Mountain Buggy Duet, £698

    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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  • Graco Quattro tour, £219

    Another Graco buggy that is excellent value for money and while it may not be the smallest or lightest double pushchair on the market, the Graco Quattro Tour Duo offers a lot of bang for its buck.  

    Far from being a 'no frills' outfit, the buggy has padded seat units, each with a hood, a slimline metal frame, two footmuffs, a cup and snack tray for the rear seat, a cupholder for parents, and even a handy storage bag that attaches to the handlebars all included in the price. The back seat is suitable from newborn, and the front from six months.

    See how the Graco Quattro Tour Duo scored in our review

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  • iCandy Peach 3 Blossom, £1180

    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 £1180 price tag includes two seat units and two carrycots, which are approved for overnight sleeping and suitable from newborn, although there are numerous configurations to mix and match, which work out cheaper if you don't need the two carrycots. 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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  • Stokke Crusi, £1088

    Stokke are a superbrand when it comes to push chairs and the Scandinavian company has built a formidable reputation as a trusted provider of high-end strollers.  

    The Crusi (£819 single) is billed as a flexible comfort stroller, able to use from birth right through to four-years-old, which has the option to adapt it into a double buggy with the addition of a sibling seat (£269). Our reviewer loved the high seat position for the top seat, as well as its 'rock solid brakes'.

    Read the full Stokke Crusi review here

    You can buy the Stokke Crusi from Mothercare

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  • Obaby ABC Design Zoom, £639.99

    This unusual buggy from a German nursery supplier has one standout feature, according to our reviewer: your two children can face (and entertain) each other, thanks to a j-shaped chassis and seats that can look forward or backwards.

    Although the Obaby ABC Design Zoom is sold with two seat units from six months (£499.99), it's entirely possible to use this buggy from newborn by adding a carrycot (£120) or even two. It's big, and probably best for the city, but our reviewer was impressed with this award-winning tandem.

    Read the full Obaby ABC Design Zoom review here

    You can buy the Obaby ABC Design Zoom from PreciousLittleOne or Mothercare

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Last updated on 18 December 2015


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