Especially designed for a young baby (from 4 months) and a toddler or twin toddlers. The rear seat is raised so that your baby can enjoy what’s going on around him when he is awake.
A partition between the two seats means that both children have enough space. Suitable from 4 months
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I bought this after my side by side proved to be a disaster. So it was a buy of practicality rather than doing my usual, fall in love and then buy! I ordered online and it came very quick and arrived in a massive box. I thought I'd made a mistake there and then. But I opened the box and was quite surprised that it actually wasn't the double decker bus it looked. It folded out quite easily and it was highly pleasing to the eye. I chose the grey and red and had a lovely matching red changing bag.
I had a little push, as you do. It felt amazing and the shopping basket was HUGE and went right under the child at the front. So I'd pushed it around empty but all parents know the real test is putting the children in it and then pushing it. They loved it and I loved it. It didn't feel heavy and was easy to push and glided around the shops easily. I took them both xmas shopping and packed the shopping basket and I still could move it easily. Granted you could feel it heavy when mounting kerbs but I had 2 toddlers in it.
The little child at the back could see fairly easily as the seat was raised and my daughter loved it, especially when her legs grew long enough to kick her brother in the front seat!
All in all I loved this. I know some people hate tandems but after experiencing a side by side this was brilliant.
I'd highly recommend it.
I bought this buggy as I was expecting our 2nd daughter in April and my eldest was 2 yrs and 2 months old so we needed to be able to get places and also have the convenience of her being able to nap in it if needed which is why we didn't just buy something for her to stand on at the back. We didn't like the Phil and Teds as we wanted both children to be able to see and we didn't want to worry about catching the youngest child when we walked.
I am only small (5ft 1in) so I needed something easy to steer and push and assemble as I am completely impatient and so are both my girls.
To assemble the buggy you just push a clip and it unfolds and all you have to do is hold onto the main handle and it all clips into place for you. To collapse it down there is a small plastic button on the handle which you push to the side and up (so if you catch it by accident it doesn't collapse at inconvenient times). You just have to make sure the front wheels are facing forwards like when you walk in a straight line.
It feels sturdy and is very smooth to push and steer. With both my girls in weighing around 3 stone on top of the pushchair it doesn't feel heavy at all. The only times I find it heavy is pushing it down hill I have to hold on very tight, walking up hills and then pushing the back down to get up a curb. This only feels heavy when I have both children in which is completely unavoidable as this is because of their weight.
I do find it a little awkward when collapsed to get in the boot of our car but that is because I have short arms and I am a big wimp. My husband who only weighs 11 stone and always tells me he doesn't have any upper body strength does not have any problems at all.
I worried about the front seat for the older child wouldn't be right for my daughter to sleep in but she has nodded off several times in it and I have just laid her seat back down. The smaller childs seat is brilliant for my youngest, if I am shopping or going back to the car shortly I can just clip our Graco car seat in easily and she sits and faces me and I just unclip it to put it back in the car. The seat for her when not in her car seat is perfect for her needs.
We also bought the Graco rain cover which we got for £15 and it fits it beautifully (it took a little working out as the first couple of times we had it on the wrong way round)
I think with anything you just have to be realistic, a tandem is going to be heavier than a single pushchair. I would recommend it to anyone with young children.
I hope some of you find this useful.
This was the first double buggy I owned and when my oldest son was born my youngest daughter was on 1yr old so this was idea, I could clip my graco car seat onto the back and away we went, it was easy to steer and push with an absolutely fabulous sized shopping basket below but as my children got older the buggy became increasingly hard to push, then when my son was 1yr and my daughter was 2yrs I fell pregnant with my youngest and it was then impossible to push and I knew that even with my son and the baby in there I couldn't push it one handed and hold my daughters hand, having an older child in the front means you need to have quite a bit of strength to get the buggy up curbs and I found it really took quite a toll on my back. This is a better buggy for short trips but for long journeys with lots of walking your better off spending a little extra and investing in something more light weight.
I have this buggy and i love it
as well as a mum of a 5 yr old and a 2 yr old and dune in 3 months with my 3rd i am also a childminder and this buggy is perfect.
The basket is huge its easy to push and steer plenty of room for my 2 yr old to sit in the front, the front seat reclines enough for him to snooze and the back seat is perfect for a new baby and or a toddler.
I also have a buggy pod which clips onto the side of this just perfectly too its easy to fold and unfold, in fact i don't even have to remove the cozy toes or rain cover to fold i manage just great with this buggy in fact its the third one i have bought.
I live in a place where snow is a problem too and its fine in the snow to push too.
Yh so its a little heavy but it has 2 children in its gonna be!
overall i love it and would definately recommend it to anyone xx
This pushchair is the best one i have bought. It is a little bit on the long and heavy side but nonetheless is a nice smooth comfy ride for children of all ages.
It has a large shopping basket underneath which is a major advantage.
The front seat doesnt go all the way back and doesnt have a headrest but if the hood is used on the front then it can be used as a headrest and gives a lot of protection from light rain and heavy sunshine as well.
It also comes with a matching apron which is brilliant for keeping the wind off little monkeys that wont have blankets on them!!!
You can get through any door that a single buggy can with ease and it is so easy to manouvre due to the very large wheels.
It is a bit on the long side so getting round tight corners in shops needs a little bit of thought.
It is also a little bit heavy but it does fold into a compact shape with ease.
As it is compatable with graco's autobaby car seat it is brilliant to be used with a newborn as it saves disturbing your little bundle of joy!
It is a lot lighter than most other tandems weighing in at under 12kgs.
Before buying this tandem i have used 3 other side by side pushchairs and also one of the older stlye graco tandems and i had so many problems with them. Could never fit through doorways, or weight was distributed unevenly when using with 2 different age children.
I bought the Graco Stadium Duo last November. I was pregnant with my second child due this April and with a toddler I knew transporting the two of them would prove difficult with just one pram. After reading numerous reviews about this product I'd started to really regret buying it, but really the tandem isn't bad at all. I've been using the tandem for a month now and overall i'm very pleased with it.
Here are it's features:
* Easy to fold
* Front seat is suitable from 6 months to 3 years and the rear seat is suitable from birth
* The rear seat is raised to keep baby nearer to you
* Both seats recline, although the front seat doesn't lie flat whilst the rear seat does.
* Rear seat features a canopy with a window whilst the front seat features a canopy with a transparent back, so you can keep an eye on bith children at once
* Both seats have a play-tray for snacks and toys.
* The front seat comes with a cosy apron.
* The front wheels can be locked or left on swivel
* The rear seat is compatible with the Graco Autobaby Car Seat.
* Large shopping basket which holds up to 5kg.
I found this tandem to be easier to steer than my last pram. It wasn't too heavy at all (my kids were big), and the front swivel wheels are brilliant. I usually hate swivel wheels but I like these so much that i've never locked the wheels yet. You can swing in and out shopping aisles with ease. My man loves to pretend he's Michael Schumacher with this.
My favourite feature has to be it's compatible with the Autobaby. I purchased one for my first child and it's been one of my best purchases yet. It clips easily into the back seat of the tandem without disturbing baby. Perfect if you stay in a flat and don't want to dusturb your sleeping baby but at the same time can't leave her downstairs. Also because the Autobaby already has a canopy it gives extra protection from the sun and wind.
My only gripe is that when the Autobaby is in use or when the rear seat is fully reclined you can't access the shopping basket easily. You can access it from in between the two chairs but it can be awkward.
The Stadium Duo comes in a wide range of designs. Mine is in Moonlight, the chairs and canopies are a dark grey colour with silver trim and all the fabric is velour which looks and feels luxiorious. I bought my tandem for £84.99 from kiddicare although i think they have it cheaper now. Still a bargain as Mothercare used to sell these at £135. The raincovers are around £30 and the footmuffs are £27.99 each although I managed to get two footmuffs for £29 (friend's staff discount).
The most important thing is that this tandem will get your two kiddies from A to B with minimum stress. Could you just imagine pushing a pram and trying to keep control of your toddler on a busy street?? It's unthinkable.
I opted for the Graco Stadium because it seemed to be well suited for 2 children of different ages. I liked the fact that I could go where ever single pushchairs went, and although it is hard to slip in to a cosy resturant with it, I suspect it would be just as difficult with a double buggy. I find my 'Duo'looks great and folds reasonably easily, but despite plumping for what I thought was one of the lighter duo pushchairs(weighing 11.7kg), find it difficult to heave into the boot of the car. The older child sits up front and this means the heaviest child has to be lifted when going up a curb. Stearing can be tricky too, on a 'long haul' shop the palms of my hands get red and sore with the effort required to stear. When I first saw the tandem in the shop, I pushed it round through all the narrow gaps and tight bends. Murray Walker would have been proud of my driving skills, I was well chuffed, thinking that I had really put it through it's paces. I wasn't going to be caught out like I had been when I bought my '2 in 1' pram for my son(heavy and fairly difficult to stear). I even put my son in it, he loved it and got quite excited! Now consider the additional weight of a baby in the back and shopping on board, not to mention the ever increasing weight of both children. Big mistake. The once nimble, gliding wheels take on all the characterics of a Sherman tank! I find the back seat could do with more than just 2 back settings, the baby can either be upright or completely flat, and very young babies would find the upright position too steep. Even more ludicrous, the front seat does not provide any head and neck support what so ever for a toddler falling asleep. My son has only managed a nap a couple of times out of exhaustion with his upper body and head hanging out to the side of the buggy (at risk of banging into things!!). The Graco provides a good sized area beneath the seats for stor
age of shopping ect, but is really difficult to access when the rear seat is in the flat position. You can probably see this from just looking at the photo. You can get small items through the gaps along the side or slightly larger if you undo a series of poppers, a bit of a pain when your out and about. Overall, despite all these faults, I still find using the tandem a fun way of transporting my little family from A to B in one go. Getting two children around is always going to be harder than one, but I do still think I could have made a better choice. I would be interested to know if any of you have any comments based on your experiences! At the end of the day I might consider abandoning the tandem were it not for the financial investment already made in the product. Consider the choices well!!!
We have a Graco Tandem pushchair. Oh dear, where do we start? It looked like a good idea at the time and was for about a month. My son was 15 months old when my daughter was born so size was not such an issue then. The biggest problem with this pushchair is the length of the straps! Far to short and have to be extended when junior is wearing a padded coat or the poor little mite cannot breathe! The same in the rear as well. To short and need extending. The front seat is to shallow. If they added another 3 inches in length life would be easier. When lifting junior out of the front seat, the seat padding catches on the back of the shoes and can pull them clean off! The only way around this is to undoe the crotch strap. Also, be very careful here, a foot needs placing on the front jockey wheels to stop the pushchair from tipping up easily with a child still in the back. As the rear seat reclines flat, this is where the baby goes. Unfortunately, you cannot recline the front seat to let this child snooze in any comfort as well or rear child loses feet. This makes long days out just perfect! Forget trying to get this pushchair on a bus. By the time you have managed to crush all the covers and seats down enough to use the securing clip, you don't have the energy to lift the damned thing. The pushchair is very maneouverable and quite well designed covers and frame wise but is to heavy and a practical disaster. I would not recommend this product to anyone!
My eldest daughter was born when my son was only 14months old. I couldn't expect him to walk much of a distance at all so I decided to buy a tandem buggy. Tandem buggies are designed for two children with the older one seated at the front and the younger one at the back. The back seat reclines to a fully lie back position thus making it useful for a newborn baby. I thought I had made a good choice - but soon changed my mind. As the older child is at the front, the weight is also on the front of the buggy, making it extremely awkward to manage simple tasks such as crossing a road or going up a kerb. I found I had to stop pushing the buggy so that I could push my weight down on the handle to literally bump it up the kerbs. This continuous action soon took its toll on my back. At the time I was living in a first floor flat and getting into the lift was a chore. There was only just enough room for me to fit in with the buggy although I admit that is not the buggys fault entirely. It was difficult to collapse so you could forget bus journeys and in all was the worst thing I could have bought. I soon had enough and bought a side-by-side buggy. Okay, so I had to queue up in the wide aisle but it did make a difference.
Especially designed for a young baby (from 4 months) and a toddler or twin toddlers. The rear seat is raised so that your baby can enjoy what’s going on around him when he is awake. / A partition between the two seats means that both children have enough space. Suitable from 4 months /