If you’re anything like me, one of the first things I thought about when I found out I was pregnant (besides being shocked) with number 2 was ‘oh my god, I am going to be pushing a double pram’. I know it sounds silly but it kind of freaked me out. Before purchasing my double pram I visited different stores and tested several double prams.
For me the clear winner is the Bugaboo Donkey – here’s why!
· Easy to convert to a single - personally my son will be in child care twice a week so it means I can convert it within seconds to a single and use the shopping basket to get the groceries #mumlyfe
· Easy to push with one hand in case you have your hands full with the other child (very important!)
· Aesthetically it is the most appealing Pram on the eye and you have the option of playing around with different colour hoods and aprons - win win!
· Great re-sale value
· Great storage underneath (unlike other double prams which lose this function when it is converted to a double)
· The Skateboard attachment is super sturdy for when baby number 1 decides he/she is too big for the pram
· Easy to collapse and put in the car!
· Amazing accessories - my personal fave is the coffee cup holder which is basically full at all times when dealing with sleep deprivation :)
· Fits through a standard door
· Can face both seats towards you so can look at your babies when walking out and about
Other prams I tested were the: Joolz Geo, Mountain Buggy Duet, Stokke Cruiser and the City Select. Here’s my two cents worth on them!
· It’s a good looking pram
Unfortunately it stops there. I really wanted to love this pram but even the sales assistant said she wouldn’t sell it to me. I think if you wanted it as a single pram and you used the underneath part for storage, then this could be a good option.
· No storage at all when there are two seats being used. There is a shopping basket attachment but it’s just not enough if you like to get out and about like me and do a decent shop without getting in the car
· The bassinet for the baby is tiny and tucked underneath in an awkward position
· The price – this one is over the 2k mark, which for a pram with no storage is crazy
Mountain Buggy Duet
· The width of the pram is narrow and therefore a safe bet for getting through doorways – this does however mean that the seats themselves are narrow which I personally didn’t like, in particularly when looking at the bassinet.
· The seats recline all the way back/flat
· Durable and easy wipe down fabric
· I had been warned about the Tyres and the need to constantly have them replaced or pumped up
· Very heavy
· Can’t face both seats towards you when walking
· The bassinet is tiny and in my opinion would probably only last a few months
· Great height for those of you who are ‘5 10’ and above
· The height is ideal for cafes/sitting at tables as the baby will be seated at the same height as you at the table
· Good storage as a single (not as a double)
· Takes up a lot of boot space
· The price
· The second seat is not ideal for a newborn so you would need to have the toddler underneath (I know Maxxy would not like this!)
· Once you have the second seat in, you lose most of the storage
City Mini GT Double
· Folds easily
· The seats lay flat – great if your baby likes to sleep in the pram
· Large hoods i.e. great shade
· The look of it….sorry but I am not a fan of how this pram looks. Yes, I get that the fabric is machine washable but to me it’s not aesthetically pleasing on the eye…
· There are some issues with the wheels and constantly needing to replace them (this was based on a discussion I had with a retailer)
· The storage is difficult to access
· The price does not include accessories