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    Default Bugaboo Donkey owners

    Just wondering what u think of the donkey? It's a very big investment, but it ticks all the boxes for me, so I'm actually considering it.

    Was it the best decision u made or do u regret buying it? What do u love about it? What do u hate about it? Does it fit standard doorways, like into shopping centre toilets, lifts etc

    We're expecting no. 2 in November, and DD will be 2 yrs 2 mths then. I'm planning to buy the donkey mono (seat for DD) with a capsule adaptor for the maxi cosi car capsule (for new bub), then buy the extra seat when newbub has outgrown the capsule..

    Oh and i want it in pink

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    Really? No one owns a donkey?

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    I will hopefully be the owner of one soon. I have twins due in Jan next year and it looks like the best pram for me. I'm off to road test one on Friday at the local baby store. The only advice I have is that I found it heaps cheaper online on babyshop dot com. The twin version is going to cost me less ten $1500 inc shipping.

    Would love to hear some feedback from a Donkey owner as well!

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    It won't fit through a standard doorway as a double, I think the seats only go up to 15 kgs - so that could be till 3-4 but for my babies that's 18 months max.

    But it does have some impressive "pros". They look cool someone at jaspers old kindy had one for a boy and a girl so they had a pink and blue seats.

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    It's 74cm wide so i have started measuring random doorways (my house, parents house, work etc) and have not found a door yet that it wouldn't fit through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    It won't fit through a standard doorway as a double, I think the seats only go up to 15 kgs - so that could be till 3-4 but for my babies that's 18 months max.

    But it does have some impressive "pros". They look cool someone at jaspers old kindy had one for a boy and a girl so they had a pink and blue seats.

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    It fits through standard doorways. I haven't yet met a doorway I can't go through in double mode. It also takes up to 17kg in each seat as far as I'm aware.
    I love my donkey

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    Ok pros: light as a feather to push. Easily reversible seats.
    Large storage basket
    Goes from double to single easily.

    Cons: heavy to lift
    Very bulky folded.
    I don't have to fold mine to get into my van (I make it single and just lift it in unfolded) but if I has to fold it every time I think it would annoy me.

    The only other pram I'd consider would be the mountain buggy duet.

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    Hey, I have the donkey, had it since October last year, ds was just 2 and dd was 6 wks, I got it in duo mode and used the bassi for dd. We use it everyday for walking and ds nearly 3 now still fits well. dd is now in the seat and loves facing out

    It folds easily into my hatch boot and I take it shopping or out when needed. I have no problem getting what I need, I fit into lifts etc. it drives well and the side basket is so useful

    I love that I can slide it down and use as a single if ds wants to walk.

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    I will add I ordered mine through baby village and had it delivered, the price has come down too
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    I haven't yet found a doorway it doesn't fit through, although some aisles can be a bit squeezy and awkward.

    I love it for walking around the suburb; I often walk the children to and from school and this is the main reason I bought it.

    I'm not overly fond of taking it apart, putting it together, getting it in and out of the boot. TBH mine usually lives in the garage where it remains set up. I almost always use my Bee and Ergo when I go to the shops. However as DD gets bigger I plan to use it more.

    The back tyres seem prone to punctures; I've had to replace the tubes in both and I don't go anywhere particularly off-roadish.

    I love that it's side-by-side (I can't stand the thought of one child squeezed under the other) and I especially love that it's convertible; I couldn't bring myself to buy a side-by-side that I would have no use for after a year.

    I also really love that DD can still face me while DS3 faces out, which we wouldn't be able to do with any other side-by-side pram.

    HTH

    ETA Why are you thinking of buying it in Mono mode? Wouldn't Duo be more suitable?
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