Buying a Tandem Double Buggy

A tandem double buggy could be a great option if you have twins, or children who are very close in age. They are a bit smaller than side by side buggies and are great for narrow spaces like doors, public transport and rocky terrain.

Many convert into travel systems to include two carrycots or car seats. However, they are heavier and longer than single pushchairs, and might feel less stable when in bumping up the kerbs.


Whether you’re looking for a convertible stroller that converts from single to double or to add a second seat to an existing one, there’s many options to choose from. The UPPAbaby V2 is spacious, gorgeous stroller. It can easily be changed from a single to a double by adding a rumble seat. However, it’s expensive and less maneuverable than other dual strollers since the second seat goes behind the front seat. Nuna Demi Grow is a similar model however, it doesn’t have storage underneath the seat when it is used as a double stroller.

Other alternatives include all-terrain twin buggies, as well as fixed-wheel joggers which can be used to accommodate two children. They are more expensive but they are made to last longer on rough terrain, and come with higher resale prices.

Reclining the seat independently

If you require a double buggy to transport children of various age groups, then you’ll want one that has recline that is independent for both seats. This will allow your older child to be able to relax while your baby is in the bassinet and the reverse is true.

Consider the size of your pushchair, as this will determine the ease of you to maneuver through doors and public transport. If your doorways are very narrow, you may think about a side by side pushchair, such as the Mountain Buggy Duet. It has a footprint that is similar to a single stroller however it can accommodate two seats and car seat adaptors.

Tandem buggies are usually slightly longer than side-by-side models, and aren’t as easy to manoeuvre through kerbs and up and down, however, they can accommodate a wider variety of car/car/seat combinations, making them a good option for twins or siblings of different age. They can also be more expensive than single-to-double buggies, but are a worthwhile investment if you plan to keep it for many years and have a good amount of resale value in the event that you sell it on when your children are out of it.

This feature allows you to put your child in the most comfortable position for naps and observation. This is particularly important if you have a young child in the rear seat who will prefer to lay back and sleep while the older child would prefer to sit and stand double stroller up and observe their surroundings.

Some brands have a unique design that allows the back seat of their vehicles to recline into a position that’s almost flat, ideal for infants. For instance the iCandy Orange has raised stadium-style seating and can recline both the included toddler seat and the additional RumbleSeat into multiple positions so that your children have a a choice of where they will sit, as well as offering an excellent UPF 50+ canopy that has windows that peek out.

More spacious than twin pushchair from birth buggies

You don’t need to have twins in order to benefit from a larger double buggy. They’re great for siblings of different ages and allow you to go about your day without having to worry about your children touching each other. They’re usually a bit larger, with one seat sitting behind the other, and typically with a fully-flat recline option for newborns (or an upright position for toddlers).

Mountain Buggy Duet is a popular option. It is the slimmest design side-by-side on the market, and a footprint that is like a single stroller. It also comes with an adjustable handle, which makes it easier for parents of various heights to push as well as a handbrake that is helpful when climbing steep hills. It is suitable from birth and is compatible with a variety of car seats and carrycots. This means it’s a great travel system.

The iCandy Wave is another option. It folds in duo or mono mode with just a single click. Its clever frame expands in width to accommodate a second chair and can be used up to two car seats or carrycots. This makes it a great option for older siblings who want to be seated together. It’s slightly larger than other models, but it still feels light and has a comfortable suspension for curbs.

There are also plenty of 3-wheeler inline tandems available – check out Phil and Teds inline models or iCandy’s Peach and Pear buggies for instance that offer stability and swift steering. They are often folded into a single buggy if you are limited in space at home or you need to transport it from the car to the bus.

Be aware that a double-wide buggy will be heavier and more bulkier than one compact buggy. Make sure you know what you want prior to making a purchase. It will be utilized on buses, trains, and subways frequently therefore it must be simple to manage and use. It is possible that you will need to move the car seat on and off when you take your child to school or the nursery.

Suitable from birth

You’ll need a pushchair for your entire family, whether you’re expecting twins or you have a second child after you’ve had your first. Double buggies tend to be heavier and bulkier, as well as more expensive than single strollers. However they are much easier to maneuver in tighter doors, or around obstacles like curbs. Many are also compatible with piggyback ride-along boards (either from the manufacturer or through a separate accessory purchase) to allow you to transport three children at the same time.

Tandem pushchairs put one child in front of the other, so they’re often a better choice for families with two children who are close enough in age to function well. However, they’re not 100% secure Side-by-side chairs can kick or punch one another, and children who are different heights can argue over who should sit higher. A tandem high-low model is able to solve this issue by elevating the seat to the rear, which prevents your older child from being on the bottom and not getting much of a view.

The iCandy Wave is a great choice for parents looking for an easy-to-use convertible double buggy that can fit both a newborn in a carrycot as well as an older child in the main seat. It features a clever frame which expands in width when you add a second child seat. It folds flat for storage that is compact. The padded seats, straps and buckles are all of the highest quality we have seen in our testing. The canopy is large in size with UPF 50+ protection, as well as a windows that peek out. Both seats can recline independently.

The only downside of the iCandy is that it’s expensive however, a good tandem will last for a long time and will retain its resale value, so you’ll probably recoup some of the cost in the end. It also doesn’t offer the same variety of seating configurations as others of our top choices however, the iCandy is a great choice for families that don’t want to spend a lot.

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