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A double buggy for kids 2.5 years apart - sometihng comfy, upright, and not too huge

Vik • 09 Jan 2024

Hi,

I've just found out I'm pregnant with number 2! My LO will be 2.5 roughly by the time they gain a sibling so I have a while before I need to buy a stroller but I want to start thinking of options now (so I can budget also!).

We currently have an Oyster Zero Gravity, so I was thinking of getting a bassinet for if I'm out with baby 2 only, but what would you recommend in terms of double buggys, considering the age difference? Ideally want something comfortable for them both, with an upright seat or option of, but also not too huge. Any suggestions would be great for me to look into further.

Thanks!

Eli • 10 Jan 2024

Hey, Vik,

If you're happy with your Zero (I was), getting a bassinet to it is, in my opinion, a great idea. I would do the same. It's a nice, light, practical stroller and worth staying with.

About double buggies, the lighter / less bulky it will be, the less premium features (such as the upright seat) it will have. In any case, if you don't need something super complicated and the budget is something to think about, I would strongly suggest the Valco Snap Duo or the Snap Duo Trend (the Trend being roomier but I found the Snap Duo sturdier). These are comfy to sit in even for a bigger toddler, and nice enough for a baby, too (bassinet or insert option for that one).

Apart from that, the Baby Jogger City Mini Double is one of the roomiest ones, while quite flat folding. These two brands I would think about if in your place.

And yes, you want a side-by-side. Any tandem will be hell to push/get up curbs with an almost 3yo, and also much bulkier.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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