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If you face the challenge of getting about with a baby and a toddler, the iCandy Peach Blossom is a premium option that can covert from a tandem to single buggy and back again. It’s innovative, handles well, and has a price tag to reflect it luxury pedigree.
iCandy is a UK-based buggy company known for its smart design and versatile buggies. Before the Peach Blossom came iCandy’s award-winning tandem, the Pear. The Peach Blossom isn’t designed to replace the Pear, but sit alongside it, as they have different things to offer.
The Peach Blossom is a tandem buggy designed for a baby and a toddler. It uses the chassis of the single buggy, the iCandy Peach Stroller, and adds another seat unit. You can purchase the single iCandy Peach Stroller, £499.99, for your first child, and then purchase a converter, for £159.99, once your second comes along. However, if you’re discovering the Peach only in time for baby No. 2, don’t worry – you can buy the tandem version, the Peach Blossom, and once your toddler is too old to be pushed about with the baby, you can covert it back into a single Peach Stroller, to transport your second child only.
The Peach Blossom seat units are only suitable from 6 months. To carry your baby from birth, you’ll need to purchase the optional carrycot, for an extra £119.99. This will take the total from £659.99 to £779.98. Alternately, to carry your newborn, you could buy the optional infant carrier car seat, £115, and adaptors, £29.99, to create the Peach Blossom tandem travel system.
Investing in that additional carrycot means you can forget the Moses basket or travel cot on overnight trips. It’s been safety tested and certified to BSEN 1888 for the UK and Europe and is approved for overnight sleeping.
In terms of weight, the corrosion-resistant, polished aluminium chassis – with wheels and shopping basket – is a super-light 8.9kg. Most of the adjustments, including folding the chassis, can be done one-handed. Other handy features are the puncture resistant rear tyres, full suspension and an extra large shopping basket.
What we love
Because of its design, handling and attention to detail, the iCandy Peach Blossom is a tandem that sits well above others in the market.
iCandy says the Peach Blossom has the footprint of a single buggy because of the stacking system that places the seats in an upper and lower position. Carrying my Minnie, 7 months, and her friend Jack, 15 months, the Peach Blossom did handle like a single, the only difference being the additional length.
Most of the adjustments – like seat removal and folding – can genuinely be done with one hand. The chassis is very compact when folded and stands upright against a wall or in a corner, which is good news for those living in less spacious homes!
Heading off the paths in our local park wasn’t a problem. The full suspension took care of the bumps easily, despite the heavier weight being in the upper seat.
What to watch out for
The seat units aren’t that generous. In the upper seat, which is suitable from 6 months to 20kg, Jack was snug. Minnie was in the lower seat, which takes a child from 6 months to 15kg, and she fitted perfectly. She weighs 7.5kg and in other seats she’s usually got too much room, rolling around like a marble.
When using the Peach Blossom, you’ll need to put your baby in first because the seat for the older child needs to be placed into position afterwards.
The bumper bar takes some tugging to get out and you’ll probably find you need a cosytoes, for £64.99 each, for both seat units in winter.
The style and design will be a matter of personal taste. If you like the look of polished aluminium, you’ll adore the iCandy Peach Blossom – you can see your reflection in the bling metal work.
Who is the iCandy Peach Blossom best for?
Parents happy to pay top price for a versatile means of moving their baby and toddler about.
The iCandy Peach Blossom is a flexible double buggy. It’s designed well and has good features but without buying an additional carrycot, it’s not suitable for your second baby from birth. If you like the idea of being able to convert between the Peach as a tandem and the Peach as a single pushchair, this could prove to be a smart – though definitely highend – solution.