Choosing Double Prams

If you’re expecting twins or having a second child when your elder child is still a baby or toddler, a double pram is an essential item to make your life easier when it comes to getting out and about. Double prams are produced by several pram manufacturers and come in a range of styles to suit your children and lifestyle.

The two main types of double pram are the tandem style and the side by side or twin pram. Twin double prams consist of two normal prams that are joined together in the middle or one extra wide pram. Tandem models position one seat behind the other so that the pram has the same width as a normal single pram.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of pram. Tandem models are often lighter and easier to steer. They have the obvious advantage of being narrower so you should have no problem fitting them through narrow doorways. You need to check the stability of each model carefully though, especially if your children are different weights. Some parents also do not like the fact that one child is behind the other and cannot see what is going on.

Twin prams position both children side by side so they both have an equal view of the world around and both seats can be positioned independently. They are ideal for twins but can be difficult to steer if one child is significantly older and heavier than the other. You also might have trouble fitting them through doorways when out shopping.

When choosing a double pram, make sure to read lots of reviews so you know which models parents have found to be lightweight, flexible and good value for money. Try not to be swayed by looks as an attractive pram model is not always one that is easy to use.