Choosing The Best Double Pram For Your Family
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
The team at Baby Train are DOUBLE PRAM EXPERTS and wed love to help you find the best double pram for you. We have a huge range of double prams that are available in store or online so youre sure to find the ideal pram for your family.
How To Choose The Best Double Pram
Choosing the best double pram for your family can be challenging a task. With twice as many children, there really are twice the considerations and compromises when it comes to choosing a double pram. Thankfully the team at Baby Train are double pram experts and we can help guide you through our huge range of double prams to hopefully making choosing the right pram for your family a little easier!
Below is not all of the double prams Baby Train, however it will hopefully give you an idea about what features you might be looking for in your double pram.
The first big decision you’ll need to make when choosing a double pram is would you prefer your babies to be side by side, or one in front of the other. There are pros and cons with either option – but all the matters is what works best for you.
Side by Side Double Prams
Side by side double prams are a great option. They tend to be easier to manoeuvre than inline double prams and often fold down in one piece. The challenge with side by side double prams is the width. There’s no escaping that a side by side double prams are wider than your average single pram. However there are some great narrower options.
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is just 65cm wide and weighs only 9.9kgs. The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is intended as a super light double travel pram, so it’s a great option for going away and air travel, alternatively it's perfect to have as a light stroller tthat will fit easily into the boot of your car. Though it’s not necessarily everyone’s ideal everyday pram, because it does have smaller wheels and limited storage space.
The Baby Monsters Easy Twin 3.0 is deceptively compact and also is only 65cms wide. However the Baby Monsters Easy Twin 3.0 is a full featured double pram. It offers all of the features you’d expect from a full sized double pram. Such as premium fabrics, extendable hood, adjustable foot rest, adjustable handlebar, a standing fold and a great sized basket for storing all the extras you’ll need when getting around with two children. The Baby Monsters Easy Twin 3.0 isn’t just perfect for zipping around shopping centres and footpaths, but it also has suspension and good sized wheels so it will handle moderate suburban terrain with ease.
Another popular side by side double pram is the Bugaboo Donkey2. The Bugaboo Donkey2 is considerably wider than the two suggestions above. It is 74cms wide. However it should still fit through most standard doorways. The Bugaboo Donkey2 is a luxury, high end pram (with a luxury, high end price point.) But it is one of the only double prams that offers you the option of having babies either facing you or facing forward, even when they’re in upright toddler seats.
Inline Tandem Prams
The majority of inline tandem prams actually convert from a single to a double pram (and back again as your family’s needs grow and change.) Inline tandem prams also are usually modular prams that allow you to turn your baby’s seats around from forward to parent facing, and many offer multiple configurations for you to work out what works best for your family.
The Uppababy Vista is one of the most popular prams in Australia at the moment, and it’s easy to see why. The Uppababy Vista is aesthetically beautiful, and cleverly designed to go seamlessly from a single to a double pram. When you buy an Uppababy Vista you receive both a bassinet and a toddler seat, which can be used independently as a single pram, or using adapters (sold separately) you can both seats attached to the frame at the same time. A second toddler seat (called a “Rumble seat”) or second bassinet can also be purchased separately to complete your double pram for twins from birth through to toddlerhood..
The Baby Jogger City Select Lux is another that converts easily from a single to a double pram. The City Select Lux is surprisingly compact when folded, even with two seats. So it can be a good option for parents who are short on space, but still need a large, robust, full sized double pram. Baby Jogger City Select Lux comes with just one seat, so you will need to purchase an additional seat and/or bassinets separately for twins or siblings.
The ABC Design Zoom is a true inline double pram, because it doesn’t convert to a single pram. However this means it doesn’t need to compromise on size and seating configurations. For example the ABC Design Zoom allows you to have your newborn baby in a bassinet/carrycot (sold separately) facing you and your toddler at the front, sitting upright, and facing the world. This is the configuration most parents are looking for in an inline double pram for siblings with different ages, and it’s something that most prams struggle to deliver. The ABC Design Zoom also boasts some of the tallest seats in a modular double pram. So this versatile pram can easily accommodate twins from birth and well through toddlerhood, even pre-schoolers.
With so much to consider when choosing the best double pram for your family it’s well worth coming into the store to have a push and play with our complete range of double prams, as well as getting personalised service with our expert team.
Our two stores are in Melbourne at Ringwood or Dingley Village. Otherwise check out our complete range of double prams online or feel free to call and speak to our team on (03) 9558 0010.