There are so many things you have to think about when you become a parent and with twins you have to think twice as big! One of the biggest purchases you will make is a twin buggy, or twin stroller.
Surely that’s easy? All twin strollers must be the same? What difference is there between one buggy to another? The answer: lots!
Tandem or Twin?
The first thing to consider is what style of twin buggy you would like. There are two main choices; the twin (or side-by-side) buggy or the tandem (one child in front of the other). Many parents find they have a particular preference to one type or the other. We are a twin buggy family, but we have close friends who swear by a tandem stroller!
A twin buggy, such as the Obaby Zezu Twin Pramette, is wider than a conventional pram and tandem pram. However, this style means both children get to see where Mummy is pushing, or what Daddy is about to crash into!
more flexible… whilst charging down the aisles trying to grab the last pack of nappies
A tandem buggy, like the Hauck Duett Twin Stroller, places one child in front of the other. This means you have a more flexible and narrower pram, whilst charging down the aisles trying to grab the last pack of nappies.
When you are out with your little ones, you also need to consider carrying other things aside from the twins themselves! A narrower tandem stroller has the benefit that you can hang your change bag across the handle bar. But, a twin buggy has twice the amount of under-seat space.
Wheels On Fire
One of things we first overlooked when we bought our twin pram, was wheels. They shouldn’t make much of a difference, surely? How wrong we were. Small wheels, such as those displayed on the Obaby Zynergi, are great for manoeuvrability on flat surfaces such as a shopping centre or a pavement. Equally, they are less obtrusive when you are packing them down flat to put in the car! However, there is a downside.
You’ll need forearms like Popeye to drag it through the sand. Backwards.
But, if you take a twin stroller with small wheels onto more bumpy terrain, you’ll run the risk of shaking your fillings loose! Fancy taking the children to the beach? You’ll need forearms like Popeye to drag it through the sand. Backwards.
So there is a strong argument that when it comes to wheels on a twin buggies; big is better. The larger wheel size deals with the beach, grass and gravel places with ease compared to it’s dwarf wheeled cousins. Also, it seems twin strollers, such as the Hauck Roadster Duo Jogger, have a better suspension for when you hit those hidden pot holes and cracks in the pavement.