If you’re expecting twins, or have baby number two on the way, entering the world of double buggies can seem daunting. Whether you’re worried about fitting the buggy through the doors of the bus, how heavy it’s going to be to push, or how bulky it’s going to look, we’ve got it covered with this handy guide.
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Like always, you’ve got plenty of options on offer. Most double pushchairs will have independently reclining seats which is crucial if you’re pushing a baby who needs to lie flat and a toddler who wants to watch the world go by. There’s also the seat positioning – do you want your little ones sitting side by side or facing different directions? Whatever your preference and budget, we’re sure one of our top picks will work for you.
Best double buggies
Half the price tag of some of the other pushchairs on this list, the Little Nipper Double is a lightweight, side-by-side buggy that can have either one or two carrycots attached. Weighing just 11kg, it is one of the lightest double buggies on the market and our panel of mum testers agreed it was definitely easy to push around. That said, despite being a lot narrower than other side by side prams, the buggy is still pretty bulky when folded, so it’s worth checking the dimensions to ensure it will fit in your car boot. Read more reviews of the Little Nipper Double here.
Designed with the growing family in mind, this pushchair can be adjusted to push one, two or even three children. The basic price includes a carrycot and seat unit, whilst the second toddler seat is an additional £219.99. Although being slightly on the heavy side, the Uppababy Vista handles with ease over all terrain and looks and feels expensive. With plenty of handy features to make it worth it’s price tag, our mums loved the freestanding fold, making it easy to get this rather large double buggy into a small car boot and the carrycot which is built for overnight sleeping. Read more real mum reviews of this pushchair and find out why it picked up a gold Mother & Baby award here.
The slightly more advanced version of the Little Nipper Double, the V4 version is still remarkably light, only weighing 12.8kg. At 72cm wide, you’ll still be able to fit this side-by-side pushchair through most doorways. Available in a number of different colours, with independently reclining seats, this buggy has the option to attach either one or two carrycots. With handy storage pockets, a shopping pouch and rear wheel suspension, our mum testers agreed this pushchair was definitely easy to get around with. Read more reviews of the Nipper Double V4 here.
This buggy can be used as a single or a double from birth, so is a great option if you’re expecting twins. The seats can be forward or rear facing and can recline independently. It’s eye catching design makes it one of the most popular double buggies on the market, and the amazing quality and superb flexibility makes it worth it’s price tag. That said, the pushchair is incredibly wide, so getting through narrow doorways can be tricky. Moreover, the Bugaboo Donkey is pretty bulky even when folded, which makes transportation and storage complicated.
Allowing you little ones to sit side by side and watch the world go by, at just 76cm wide and weighing 11.8kg, you won't feel like you're weighed down. With SPF 50+ hood canopies, front suspension and a compact fold, the Baby Jogger is a great quality pus chair. That said, the pushchair doesn’t come with any extras – a rain cover, for example, is sorely missed. Also, the handle is not adjustable and the ‘popper system’ is fiddly.
The first thing you’ll notice is the incredibly modern design, which specially designed wheels to avoid punctures and make manoeuvring your brood around easier. The buggy’s seats are suitable from six months, yet the Hybrid can be used from birth with a matching carrycot (£149), or any BeSafe, Kiddy or Maxi-Cosi car seat. With a super easy design, you can simply swap the rear axle when you want to transform from a single to a double. One thing that sets this buggy apart from the rest is the compact fold.