Twin Travels – Double Pushchairs

 

When I found out I was having twins one of the major purchases I knew we would have to make was a double pushchair. I wasn’t looking forward to this; I find a pushchair one the hardest things to buy for a new baby. They are most likely your most expensive purchase and you want to get it right! Looking for double pushchairs was a bit of minefield, there are a lot of options out there and a lot of things to consider.

I’ve put together five of my favourite twin strollers; I’ve only gone for side by side as most reasonable tandems tend to be for a baby and an older child. All of these double pushchairs are under £500. We went for the Baby City Jogger in the end and I was able to snap up a great pre-loved bargain.

In an ideal world it would be great to have more than one double pushchair because they are all good for different things. I don’t have a car in the week so I needed something that would be suitable for a lot of walking, be comfortable for long periods of time, have space for all the baby and toddler paraphernalia and could take a buggy board. It would be great to have a lightweight one like the Cosatto for going out in the car; this would be perfect for holidays too! A three-wheeler like the Out & About Nipper would be ideal for walks on rougher terrain which we do more of in the summer holidays. I had a single Maclaren buggy with my first child and it was so easy to manoeuvre that it would be great for shopping trips.

Double Pushchairs

 

Five of the Best Double Pushchairs for under £500

(From top left going clockwise)

Out n About Nipper 360 Double – £324.95 (72cm width)

I hear a lot of good things about this double pushchair and always seem to spot one on our walks. I like that you can get it in this bright purple colour, it is very narrow and quite lightweight which you wouldn’t know as it looks so sturdy. It is compatible with car seats, carry cots, buggy board, comes with a raincover and has adjustable handles. Although it doesn’t come with a storage basket underneath you can buy one separately. It looks like it would be so comfortable for babies and great as they get older too; three-wheeled pushchairs are usually very easy to manoeuvre.

Britax B-Agile Twin Stroller – £299.00 (78 width)

The Britax B-Agile Twin Stroller is similar to the Baby Jogger but a little wider; wider than most standard doorways so you would have to check that. However, it is a reasonable price, it has adjustable handles and does fold up neatly and lock and stand when folded. It comes with raincover and car seat adapters but you can only use one Britax car seat, the pushchair is also compatible with the Britax soft carry cot. It does seem to be very lightweight and easy to push despite it’s size and will take a buggy board.

Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller – £175.00 (74cm width)

I had a single Maclaren with my first son which I loved, it was perfect as it was so easy to push and fairly lightweight. This looks great for the price but they aren’t suitable from birth as the seats don’t lie flat and you can’t adjust the handle height. I would definitely consider getting a lightweight pushchair for taking out in the car and if its anything like our first Maclaren I know this will be robust but comfy for the twins. There aren’t many extras available except a twin buggy organiser but it does come with a rain cover and it is compatible with a buggy board.

Baby Jogger City Mini Twin Pushchair – £449.99 (76cm)

This is the double pushchair we went for and I’m really happy with it. It just fits through our front door (but it doesn’t fit through everyones!) and it is very easy to push, even with a toddler on the buggy board. It has a really spacious shopping basket underneath and two pockets on the back of the seats. The seats recline almost flat and I like that it has separate hoods which have windows in them. The thing I love the most is that it’s so easy to fold, just pull a couple of handles in the seats and it folds in two. I do wish it had an adjustable handle though. We bought ours second hand so it came with foot muffs and a raincover but you have to buy those separate when buying new. Also available are carry cots, car seat adapters, a tray or belly bar, cupholder and parent console. We have the Baby Jogger buggy board; I don’t think buggy boards are the easiest thing to get used to but it does the job just fine.

Cosatto Supa Dupa Twin – Pixelate – £288.00 (72 width)

I just love the look of this one! It’s so different to any other double buggy, so bright and bold, typical of Cosatto. Apart from being possibly the best looking pushchair it is also one of the better value ones; it comes with headhuggers, raincover, cosy toes, chest pads, insulated bottle carriers, a cupholder and even a gadget pocket with speaker. They really have through of everything and I love that it is all included! It is lightweight with an umbrella fold but unlike the Maclaren is suitable from birth and the seats recline back fully, there are adjustable handles too. I can’t check this model for buggy board compatibility but other twin Cosattos do so I should imagine this would too. It isn’t compatible with car seats or carry cots but I do think that for the short time you use these that isn’t too important and this would be a great all rounder.

Prices correct at time of publishing.

This isn’t a sponsored post, I wanted to share some of my favourite double pushchairs.

9 Comments

  1. A great round up of what’s available. We had a Phil & Teds Promenade (similar to the icandy) which I love but now that they’re older, the Cosatto Supa Dupa is our go to for quick trips out. Can’t fault it and the twins seem to enjoy being side by side – lots of hand holding x

    • Oh yes I’ve seen your Cosatto, I think we may change to a more lighweight one when they get older, like you said great for quick trips out! SO sweet that they hold hands too xx

  2. Baby Jogger is always my fav. I love that it’s great for both city living and outdoorsy things. It’s not THE best as a jogging stroller or on rough terrain, however, it’s still GOOD. And it’s fabulous on city streets. That’s more than I can say for many others! Double strollers are so much more expensive! It makes sense, I guess, but still that’s a lot!

    • I know, it’s been annoying having to get a double when we had a perfectly good single pushchair from our first child. We love our Baby Jogger too, does everything we need it too I just wish we were able to have a smaller one but no chance with twins!

  3. Elaine (Angus'Mum)

    Hi just wondering if you checked out the Mountain Buggy? Im fancying the Baby Jogger or Out and About but it needs to fit in the boot of my clio which Im told the Baby Jogger does! xx

    • The Baby Jogger does fold up really nicely but it can be a clumsy to carry. It’s so tough because they are all pretty big so I’d go for something that has the most good points for you (within your budget!) I’ve heard the Mountain Joggers are very popular too, kind of a cross between the Baby Jogger and Out n About and it does look like it fold up quite neatly. We went round all the baby shops to test them out before making a final decision xx

  4. Elaine (Angus'Mum)

    Thanks hun we are very limited around here for baby shops unfortunately nearest proper one is a good hour drive away in a busy city centre grr xx

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