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I’m currently in the market and want to know what other mums of multiples thought about different prams. Tandem? Side by side? Capsules? Bassinets? So many options and I’m finding a lot of the double pram options only initially come set up for a toddler and infant option and you have to buy additional attachments to make the pram work for two newborns through to two toddlers!

Posted by mom362496, 19th April 2022

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  • I have the steelcraft double. I am still using it (on occasion) and my toddler is almost 3 and my oldest is 5. It is getting a bit small for them now, however, when I first had my son, it was great, the seats can move into different positions and I found that helpful as well. The basket at the bottom was large and held a decent size nappy bag (because when my youngest came along, both kids were still in nappies.

  • I found side by side was best. I can’t remember what brand we used, now.

  • It would be nice if you could test run some prams first before spending so much money on something that may not be suitable for your familys’ needs. Things to look at. 1. Make sure it will fit in your car!! 2. Ease of use/steering etc – size of childrens weight distribution. Example being that if you get side by side, and one child grows much faster, then if can be harder to steer. Good luck

  • I don’t have twins but I’m about to have two under two, the older of which has physical delays. I knew I didn’t want to have a side by side pram as they can’t fit in a lot of places. Two of my children have a lot of appointments and I sized up the difficulty of getting a double pram in and out of offices etc easily. I went with a tandem pram as this was the best option in my circumstances. But I was also picks with that! I didn’t want one child looking at the others feet or butt, and I didn’t want one underneath the other. So I got a pram where both are on the same level. I never bothered wth a capsule as I use 0-8 year old car seats

  • I had 3 kids 18 months apart. I went through quite a few double prams, and found different styles suited at different times. I’d definitely recommend buying and selling on gumtree. We started with a strider with bassinet/capsule option on top – great for getting baby to sleep or in and out of car, but the bottom seat had only one configuration. Once number 1 child was too big for the bottom seat, we graduated to a cheap one in front of the other stroller that had a HUGE shopping basket and trays for sippy/snacks – wheeled it to the shops and back, it didn’t fit in the car very well but was GREAT for shopping. Then I had my 3rd child and traded it in for a Baby Jogger City Select Double, which had heaps of configurations and allowed for a buggy board attached at the back for the 3 year old. Now we’re back to just an umbrella stroller!

  • If getting a side by side pram, consider where you’ll be going with it and what doorways you might need to get through

  • I’m a mom of twins (2 1/2 years old now). I have a mountain buggy duet and I’m happy with it. I definitely would get a side by side pram. You can get a clip for the pram and attach 2 maxi cosi capsules when twins are younger. I did have one bassinet because I bought my pram secondhand but I never used the bassinet.

  • Sorry I can speak out of experience but maybe this article helps;

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