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DH and I are TTC #2 and have no idea what sort of pram to get to accomodate both our babes. If everything goes to plan :rolleyes: DS will be somewhere around 18 months old.
The Bertini pram that we have does not accomodate a toddler seat (which i don't think i would use anyway) so we will be needing a new pram.
What does everyone else use? Have you had bad experiences with any?
All advice and comments would be appreciated. :)
We are in the same boat... ds will be 20 months when bump arrives.
We bought a phil & teds e3 pram!! It's fantastic!!! It is really light, easy to push!! The thing i like the most compared to other prams with a toddler seat is that ds can have a nap in this one as there is somewhere to rest his little head!! :p
go to this link for a look!!
I have friends who have the Phil&Ted, and find it really great - much more manoevrable than many other double prams, and easier to fold etc than when a toddler seat is on.
The only drawback they have found with it, is as the older child gets heavier, his seat is starting to press onto the younger child behind.
Anyone else found this??
I have seen these prams. They are supposed to be excellent. The only problem is, i think i would prefer a side by side so DS can see everything. He is a sticky beak! :p I have sheard that they have a twin side by side Phil & Ted E3 but i don't know if it's available here or not.
BTW where did you get yours from?
Hi dna13....the side by side E3 is available, I have seen a few around my area.
They are narrower than the mountain buggy urban twin which is a good thing (the urban is about 67cm wide just for the single!!)
DS1 was 15mths old when DS2 was born and we have used since then the McClaren side by side double stroller - easy to put up/down, light weight and easy to manouvre (as opposed to the tandem style) and I still use it 18months on - can highly recommend, but with side by side you do have to use the disabled aisles at supermarkets etc. due to the width.
We also have a Peg Perego pram we bought before #1 was born which has a toddler step at the back (in between the handle and the pram), so I also use this occasionally.
All in all we have got alot of mileage out of both of the above.
GOODLUCK, hope you find something that suits!! :D
Thanks for all your replies girls.
I am going to go and have a look at some today to get a bit of an idea. I do like the look of the Phil & Ted but i know i will get pram overload!!!!
When Ajay is born in Jan, Tahlia will be 16 months. We have bought a Graco Stadium Duo, which is one in front of the other, but when Ajay is old enough to look around, he is higher than her, so will be able to see over her head. It is REALLY easy to push and get through aisles etc (we are using it with Tahlia atm so she gets used to it) and it is by far, easier to manouvre (sp?) than her expensive single pram.
As for the Phil and Ted's, I have only heard bad things about it (SORRY!!!!) so I suggest you thoroughly research it and make sure it complies with all the safety standards etc. (That was only what I heard, it may not be true)
Sorry to kinda argue with the rest of you, it was far from what I intended ;)
I'm looking at same situation too! Have heard with Phil & Teds once the kids start to get a bit older, the one in the back can't see out very well and this can be problem........very expensive too.
Am looking at the Graco Stadium Duo and Valco - limo style. The difference seems to be the seat up / down action - one has bar method, the other clip and belt. The clip and belt more cumbersome but you can put it at any angle you want...........still thinking!
We have a babylove limo, but I hate it. We have to put Nathan in the back or PJ will kick at the seat to try and get his attention. But even with only the weight of a 7.5 month old in the front makes it really hard to steer. It's my one major regret buy.
We have a Bacino Twin pram...one seat behind the other...and have found it great! It's a 3 wheeler but have found it very stable and really easy to move and steer!
The back seat lays right back for bub and the front reclines back a little for the toddler. My girls are 19mths apart. There is great storage area underneath and it folds up easy...plus has a hood for both chairs...front one is removable. The back seat sits up a bit higher than the front so both kiddies can see everything around them! Each seat can take up to about 18kg I think...close to it anyway.
I am actually wanting to sell it but have to talk DH into it...hopefully I will get my way :p !! We don't really need it anymore since my now 2yr will be going to daycare next year and it will just be bub and I.
I do find it hard to get through normal isles at the checkout, as it has a wider wheel base for extra stability, but I think that's a problem with most twin prams.
DH and I are trying to conceive baby #2. If all goes to plan DS will be around 18 - 20 months when bubba is born. We have been looking at the Phil and Ted's E3 pram. Has anyone got any thoughts on this pram, and also where to get the best price in Melbourne.
:o Me 33
;) DH 33
:) DS 9 months
We too are looking into the Phil & Ted's E3. These prams are everywhere it is phenomenal. We will have 20 months between kids.
But what we have decided to do is stroller our eldest in her usual stroller (that she has had since a baby) and then sling or pouch the newborn. We will see how we go logistically with this before making any concrete decision on prams. Plus we will have the kids together, so we can see what they themselves prefer and shop for a suitable stroller with both children later.
So, we are going to cross that bridge when we come to it. I am buying a sling for this new baby anyway.
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