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The Cosatto Ditto Twin Stroller is a funky-looking, practical double buggy at a really good price. However, it’s far from a luxurious choice, as it doesn’t come with any extras.
The Ditto is Cosatto’s ‘budget’ double buggy option. You just get the buggy and a raincover, and while it has three recline positions, it doesn’t lie flat, and the seats aren’t well padded. Although the Cosatto Ditto says it’s suitable from birth, I personally don’t feel it’s cosy enough or lies flat enough to use for twin newborns if you’re going everywhere with it, every day.
The Ditto Twin Stroller is an umbrella-fold buggy, weighing 12kg, and has two hoods with foldout sun visors in them and lockable swivel front wheels.
What we love
The first thing that struck me when I unpacked my Cosatto Ditto Twin Stroller was what a fantastic looking buggy it is. Bright colours aren’t for everyone, but I think it looks striking and has the added benefit of being completely unisex. It was also fantastic to unpack a buggy that was already fully assembled, wheels and all. I’ve had double buggies that have reduced me to tears when I’ve tried to put them together, but the Ditto comes completely ready to roll.
The eye-catching design also makes it look more luxurious than it actually is. I got lots of compliments when I was out and about with it. It has some nice touches, such as the sun visors and viewing windows in the hoods, which are also nice and long at the back so that the children are cosy and protected when the seats are reclined.
I was impressed at how easy the Cosatto Ditto Twin Stroller was to steer, and the extra handle in the centre makes it easy to control with only one child in. It’s also very slim – only 74cm wide – so it’s brilliant for going in and out of shops or for taking on the bus.
The Ditto is great value. It makes for an affordable option, even if you’re not intending to use it every single day.
I feel that the Cosatto Ditto Twin Stroller is a great choice for families who want an ‘occasional use’ double buggy. My toddler, 2 and a half years old, now walks for short journeys, but I need the double when I’m taking him and the baby out for the school run or to keep him safe in town. For this, the Ditto is ideal. It would also be spot on as a spare buggy to keep at a grandparent’s house.
What to watch out for
The Ditto Twin Stroller can’t be stored upright, which is annoying as I live in a small bungalow without much storage space.
I found the wheels a bit small – the Ditto doesn’t handle very well on bumpy terrain, such as my gravel driveway.
I was disappointed that the legrests aren’t adjustable. The seats are quite shallow, which is fine for an older toddler whose legs reach the footrest, or for a small baby, but it left my 10-month-old’s legs dangling uncomfortably.
There aren’t any storage pockets on the backs of the hoods or the seats. These would be a handy addition, particularly as the shopping basket is impossible to get to when the seats are reclined.
My toddler hates cosytoes, so paying extra for a buggy that has them included is something I object to! It would be nice though, if there was a co-ordinating cosytoes available for people who want to complement the Ditto’s colourful look. I used my own ‘universal’ one for the baby, but it does seem a shame to cover up the lovely bright stripes.
Who is the Cosatto Ditto Twin Stroller best for?
Families who need a double for trips to town or the school run, but who won’t walk miles with it every day.
A good-value, light and slim twin buggy, the Cosatto Ditto Twin Stroller looks really stylish. But for the low price, there are sacrifices to be made in terms of comfort and added extras.
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|Model||Ditto Twin Stroller|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 3 years|
|Both seats suitable from birth||Yes|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:109cm W:74cm L:70cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:29cm W:46cm L:108cm|
|Travel system compatible||No|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|