Close Close
Mother and Baby

Buying Guide: Double Pushchairs

Second child on the way and need a bigger buggy? Think about a double pushchair...

If your second child arrives before your first is able to walk far – or your expecting twin a pram for two is an essential. Choose between a ‘tandem’ that has one seat behind the other or a ‘twin’ with seats side-by-side. Tandems are narrower, so easier to maneuvre, but the child left sitting at the back usually has a restricted view. Often only one of the two seats is suitable from birth so most tandems aren’t an option for twins. ‘Convertible’ tandems start off as single pushchairs but can be converted to a double with the addition of a second seat. Side-by-side twin pushchairs are more likely to have seats suitable from birth, but are very wide, making them harder to get through doorways. Not all double pushchairs are the same, so bear in mind some key factors when choosing a model.

  • Make sure the pushchair can fit in your car boot when collapsed and that you have enough space to park it in your hallway.
  • Most doubles are pretty hefty and weigh between 12-15kg. In the shop, see if it’s not too heavy for you to manage by yourself, as once you’re using it you’d have to lift it into the car boot, for example. *See what extras are included. A raincover and a footmuff are essential and if you have to buy them separately it will bump the price up.
  • Look for a model that can transform into a travel system by adding a Group 0+ car seat for greater flexibility.
  • Think long term and look for seats that are wide enough to fit toddlers, too.
  • Ample storage space is important, check for a good-sized shopping basket that’s easy to get too.
  • Check the model is the right size for you. Height-adjustable handles are a must if you are particularly tall or short.
Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack
Win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack

Click here for your chance to win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack

Pampers Baby-Dry
Win a 1 month supply of Pampers Baby-Dry nappies

Enter now for your chance to win a 1 month supply of Pampers Baby-Dry nappies PLUS £100 John Lewis voucher.

Lemonade Money
Protect your loved ones this Valentine's Day with Lemonade Money

Valentine's Day is an opportunity to let your partner know just how much they mean to you. If you don't have the time to sort out your life cover, financial planning firm Lemonade Money is here to help.

Win an NCT antenatal course
Win an NCT antenatal course

Click here for your chance to win an antenatal course with NCT and make sure you're baby ready.

How to deal with nappy rash with Superdrug's My Little Star range
How to deal with nappy rash with Superdrug's My Little Star range

Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby. Read Dr Pixie's guide to learn how to deal with nappy rash…

Celebrating parenting's small wins
Celebrating parenting's small wins

As mums, we're constantly told to enjoy every moment; in reality, parenting can sometimes be challenging. That's where small wins come in...

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!
Subscribe to Mother&Baby

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator
Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.
Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.