The best buggies for twins

The top pushchairs when you're expecting two newborns that'll see babies through from birth to toddlerhood

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If you’re expecting twins there are various types of double buggies you can use, a twintandem/inline or convertible buggy.

A twin pushchair means the seats are positioned side-by-side, rather than one in front of the other, or one seat stacked below the other – like a tandem and most convertible pushchairs.

Twin pushchairs aren’t just for twins – yes, twins can use it, but many are fine for siblings of different ages, too.

Things to think about before you buy a pushchair for twins:

Weight: Having two babies in a pushchair can make even the lightest double buggy hard work when pushing it around, popping it up a kerb or carrying it up and down stairs.  So make sure you’re happy with the weight of the pushchair before you buy it.

Width:  There’s no getting away from it, a double buggy will either be wider or longer than a single pushchair, so before you pick the double buggy of your choice, measure your doors and hallways to make sure it fits and you have space to store it.

Lying flat: For a pushchair to be suitable from birth with twins, it’ll either need two lie-flat carrycots or two completely lie-flat seats.  If you drive, you’ll probably find it handy to be travel system compatible, and fit two infant car seats on the frame as well.

Before you purchase a  buggy, you need to decide if a twin pushchair really is for you – our guide to deciding between a twin or tandem buggy and our step-by-step buyer’s guide to double buggies will help you find what’s best for your needs.

See the best buggies for twins on the market…

1. Joolz Geo² double, £1,189

Weight: 16.6kg

Width: 60 cm

Age suitable for: Birth up to 15kg

Carrycot: One included

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes, with adapters (£34.95 each)

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £1,189

Awards: MadeForMums Awards 2019 Newborn pushchair over £800 – Joint Silver

A super compact, great looking pushchair that runs smoothly on all surfaces.

We love that there’s a seat at table height so you can use it as a high chair.

It also has one-motion folding and an extra-large removable basket.

“The Joolz Geo2 is a dream to push. As a double, it is the lightest and easiest to push that I have ever experienced. It is also very stylish and high quality – I would definitely recommend this product,” our mum reviewer said.

Available fromPramworld, Uber Kids, and The Baby Room

2. iCandy Peach Twin, £1,518.90

Weight: 17.1kg

Width: 52cm

Age suitable for: birth to 15kg

Carrycot: Included

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £1,518.90

Awards: MadeForMums Awards 2019 Double or convertible buggy over £500 – Joint Silver

One of the slimmest doubles on the market – this is ideal for city dwellers.

As well as being super smooth to push it has some handy features like auto locking when folding and a swivel bumper bar.

Our mum reviewer was a big fan, saying: “This push chair is very sturdy and made out of quality materials. It pushes well on all terrain, and handles very smoothly. This is the best pushchair I have used to date.”

It’s a great performer, but also the priciest on our list, so if this is out of your budget, check out the Babystyle Oyster Max Tandem.

Available from:  Little Angels Prams, iCandy and Mothercare

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3. Bugaboo Donkey 2 Twin, £1,490

Weight: 15.3kg

Width: 74cm

Age suitable for: Birth up to 17kg

Carrycot: Included

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes, using the twin adapter (£59.95)

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £1,490 including carrycots and seats

If you want your babies parallel, this is a super slim option. It has some really handy features like one-handed steering, expandable storage baskets, and flip-flop friendly brakes.

It has a neat turning circle and its all-wheel suspension and foam-filled tyres mean your children can nap undisturbed by any bumps on the path.

“I really like the versatility of this buggy and all the different configurations. I love the design – it looks and feels very high quality, and the seats are really comfortable for my little ones. The harness and adjustable straps are so easy to use compared with others,” says our reviewer.

Read the full MFM review here.

However, if you’re keen on a side-by-side buggy but are concerned about narrow doorways, check out the even slimmer Mountain Buggy Nano Duo and Out n About Nipper Double.

Available from: Natural Baby Shower and Bugaboo

4. Mountain Buggy Nano Duo, £379

Weight: 9kg

Width: 73cm

Age suitable for: Newborn – 3 years (with cocoon), 6 months – 3 years (without cocoon)

Carrycot: Newborn cocoons sold separately (£49 each)

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? No

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £497

An affordable, super-light option – this buggy is specifically designed for city-dwellers who need an easy-to-push side-by-side buggy.

Your little ones will be comfy thanks to the adjustable leg rests, full-coverage sun canopies and rear-wheel suspension, while the large shopping basket can accommodate everything you pick up at the shops.

Available from: Mountain Buggy and Pramworld and John Lewis

5. Thule Sleek Double, £1,048

Width: 60.5cm

Age suitable for: Birth up to 22kg for one seat and 15kg for the other

Carrycot: not included (£230 each)

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes, additional £37 for adapters per seat

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £1,239

This is an extremely adaptable and stylish pushchair, one which really lives up to its name.

One major plus is how upright the seats go – ideal for curious toddlers and babies with acid reflux or colic. Another great feature is the ability to fold it with or without a seat.

Price-wise, this is the second most expensive on our list. You initially pay for a single and the double add-ons amount to quite a lot. Cheaper options with similar features include the Cosatto Wow XL Twin Tandem Pushchair and the Oyster.

Available from: Thule, Just Kids Things and Uber Kids

6. Baby Jogger City Mini Double Buggy, £359

Weight: 12kg

Width: 76.5cm

Age suitable for: Newborn to 3 years (15kg)

Carrycot: Sold separately at an additional £139 each

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? No

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £359 using lie-flat position or £637 with carrycots

An affordable, compact and lightweight parallel buggy, it’s also easy to steer. It folds to quite a compact size making it suitable for smaller homes.

Independently reclining seats, front wheel suspension and the option to add a carrycot all added to the appeal for our reviewer.

Read our full review of the Baby Jogger City Mini Double here.

Available from: John Lewis and Amazon

7. Babystyle Oyster Max Tandem, £513

Weight: 12.5kg

Width: 60cm

Age suitable for: newborn to 3 years (15kg)

Carrycot: Sold separately for an additional £129

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £771 with carrycots

Compact and easy to fold, the Oyster Max hit the market three years ago and became fondly known as the “Bugaboo on a budget.” This pram has 25 seat positions (yes, really) and you can use two carrycots, two car seats, and two toddler seats. A mid-priced option – you’re definitely getting lots of style for your money.

Read the full review of the Babystyle Oyster Max

Available from: Kids Store

8. Silver Cross Wave twin, £1,104

Width: 60cm

Age suitable for: newborn to 15kg

Carrycot: One included

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £1,379

It might be on the pricey side, but this flexible pushchair has all the quality you’d expect from Silver Cross, and gives you the flexibility to switch between16 carrycot, pushchair and car seat configurations.

The ventilated carrycot is suitable for overnight sleeping too. We love the smooth, easy fold mechanism, the convenient cup holder (for all the coffee that twins necessitate) and the hard-shell shopping basket.

Our reviewer loved how easy it was to switch from a single to double – read our full MFM review of the Silver Cross Wave.

Available from: Pramworld and Lesters Nurseryworld

9. ABC Design Zoom twin, £1,004.99

Weight: 17.2kg

Width: 60cm

Age suitable for: Around birth months to 3 years (15kg)

Carrycot: Both included in the price

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £1,004.99

One of the most distinctive pushchairs on the market, this is a long, inline pushchair.  The long frame allows children to sit at the same height, instead of one under the other, like other tandems.

It is weighty – like the Baby Jogger Select – but is also sturdy and has a huge basket.

Our MFM tester likes the way there were lots of options in terms of which way the babies can face, but thought it’s size could be an issue, “You’ll need space in your home and car to store it and you may struggle on public transport.”

Available from: Olivers BabyCare and Kiddies Kingdom

10. Baby Jogger City Select Twin, £779.98

Weight: 17.41kg

Width: 65.5cm

Age suitable for: newborn up to 15kg

Carrycot: Sold separately (£97.99 each)

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes, with adaptors (sold separately)

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £975.96

This flexible, mid-priced double can be used with two carrycots, two seats or two car seats, or a combination of these. The seats can be forward facing, parent facing or even face each other if your little ones like to keep each other company.

It’s also the heaviest in our list, so if weight is an issue then check out the Babystyle Oyster Max Tandem and Mountain Buggy Nano Duo.

Available from: Pramworld and The Baby Room

11. Cosatto Wow XL Twin Tandem Pushchair, £749.95

Width: 62.5cm

Age suitable for: newborn to four years

Carrycot: one included (£199.95 each)

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? Yes, with adaptors

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £949.90

Another great mid-priced option, this cheerful pushchair is super adaptable with 50 combinations.  One-handed steering, puncture proof tyres and premium all-round suspension bring manoeuvrability and comfort.

We love the unique lining – baby-friendly symbols and characters harness early sensory skills encouraging engagement with the big wide world.

It also has a built-in step n ride board so your twins can take turns as they get older. A product that will last your family years.

Available from: Trendy Baby, Hello Baby Direct and Lesters Nursery World

12. Out n About Nipper Double, £339.95

Weight: 12.8kg

Width: 72cm

Age suitable for: newborn to 4 years

Carrycot: £130 each

Can you fit two car seats on the buggy at the same time? No, not travel system compatible

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £599.95 (with carrycots) or £399.95 (if you’re just going to use the newborn supports)

This is a great outdoorsy, affordable double pushchair. Three wheels, rear suspension, hard wearing pneumatic tyres and a light aluminium frame – this is so push in all terrain.

It’s lie flat position means you don’t have to buy carrycots if you don’t want to (although the firm, flat surface of a carrycot is ideal for newborns).

The sun canopies have peekaboo windows and it has a hinged, padded bumper bar.

MFM consumer & reviews editors and mum of 2 Christy says: “This was fantastic for our new baby and toddler. It’s lighter than most singles to push even on rough ground, steers effortlessly with one hand, and is a really easy fold too.”

We love this pushchair for all your outdoorsy adventures.

Available from: Out n About and Precious Little One

13. Cosatto Supa Dupa Twin, £354.95

Weight: 13.8kg

Width: 72cm

Age suitable for: from birth

Travel system compatible: No

Carrycot: None available

Total cost to use with newborn twins: £354.95

An affordable option, this buggy has lots of appealing features, including a simple umbrella-fold, from-birth newborn lie-flat option, one-handed independent recline and adjustable handles. It comes in some great patterns and colours too.

It even has ‘on-board entertainment’ – a multimedia gadget pocket with speaker to keep your little passengers entertained on longer outings.

Read the full Cosatto Supa Dupa Twin review here.

Available from: Pramworld and Amazon

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