A stroller expert helps
Ask Eli
a stroller expert answers:

A double pushchair for a newborn and a 23-month-old in which both can nap

Kat • 03 Jul 2022

Hi Eli,

I would love some advice on double pushchairs.

I currently have a 21-month-old who is about 98cm tall. He has s Bugaboo Fox 2 and just fits into it. However he sleeps well in it when we go for long walks.

I am also pregnant and expecting a second baby in September, when our son will be 23 months old. So still in need of a pushchair to get from A to B and one which reclines fully so that he can nap.

I am looking for a double pushchair which has a pram unit and a toddler seat for the first 6 months of our new born, and which then converts to 2 toddler seats. We have tried the Bugaboo Donkey 5 but it is too small for our son. Do you have any suggestions for good alternatives?

Many thanks.

Katherine

Eli • 03 Jul 2022

Heya, Kat,

With an almost 2 years old, you will 100% need a side-by-side stroller that has non-reversible seats and a bassinet option. I know that is not the best with a small baby when it gets out of the bassinet, but here, a compromise has to be made, as a 23 months old will simply not fit into most double prams - if any, perhaps only the Quinny Hubb Duo that is, however, a bit hard to come by these days and also rather heavy and bulky.

From the side by side pushchairs, I am thinking the best, roomiest options would be the Baby Jogger City Mini Double2 / Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double or the Valco Snap Duo / Valco Duo Trend, and all of these accept a carrycot. All of these recline enough for a very small baby and with a bassinet/car seat as a travel system, you should be able to use them reasonably comfortably with your little ones.

Your -very berry- Eli.

Now, this is your place to ask. I'm listening.