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I have two children with a 22 month age gap. When my son was born (my youngest) I had a double pushchair bought ready for them. It was a Graco but a tandem one (one seat in front of the other). It was great and I still think it is one of them best double pushchairs out there. However when my children both got a little older they started to argue over who sat in the front. Now my son was older he liked to be able to see more around him than the back of his sisters head! I came across this Graco duo sport pushchair second hand but in as new condition for £20. Bargain! I bought it and sold on my tandem sytle Graco.
I have had three different Graco pushchairs now in the 3 years I've had my children (if you look through my previous reviews I seem to have a problem with buying multiple pushchairs!!), but all of them have been great quality and the same Graco standard. Always strong and sturdy and easy to fold down / put up. I would definitely say a Graco is worth buying.
Obviously being a double it has two seats. Both seats are the same size and big enough to be comfortable for each child. Although you can clearly see where each seat stops and starts there is no divide between the two seats so your children can move up and down and squidge up together if they want.
Each seat is separate from each other and they both recline. This is a big thing for me as it is useful for if one of my children wants to have a sleep when we are out and the other one doesn't. It means the one who wants to sleep can lay back and sleep comfortably while the other can still be sat up comfortably.
Each seat also has it's own hood, so these can also be pulled over more on each seat to different legnths depending on your children's different needs.
There is also a bar that goes right across both seats. Again there is no divide between the seats it just goes straight across both. Not really sure why this is there, another safety aspect maybe to encourage children to sit back? Anyway, both my two like to hold on to it or lean on it.
THE SHOPPING BASKET
When both seats are up the shopping basket is easily accessible, you can literally just drop anything in from the handle. It is also very large and holds loads. This is another great thing for me and when we go out we seem to need to take almost the entire house?! So this large basket is a big plus for me!
The handle is one long bar and not separate handles like some. This makes it much easier to push.
It has swivel wheels which also makes it so much easier to push and steer. Good strong brakes too.
When both my kids are in it (now they are getting bigger) it is getting harder to push and steer and you definitely need two hands! This is not a major problem for us as we don't use it that often as I encourage both my chidren to walk as much as possible. We use this if we are going somewhere where I know there will be a lot of walking and their little legs might need a break.
This pushchair has the usual Graco red switch on the handle. Putting it down is really easy. You use the red switch on the handle by pushing it up and then across and then the pushchair collapses. It folds down very compact and small especially for a double but again I think this is very typical of Graco's, in my experience anyway!
Putting it back up again is just as easy, you undo the clip on the side and pull the whole pushchair up till it clicks into place.
I bought mine second hand in new condition for £20 but these sell in kiddicare now for £120. A bargain for a double pushchair and especially one this good!
This pushchair has been great for me and my kiddies. It stopped the arguing of who sits in the front and my son loves sitting next to his big sister. I love that the seats are separate and even more so that they recline separately.
The only thing I don't really like about this pushchair is that it can be tough to steer. I think I can blame this mostly on my big kiddies and how they tend to both lean really far forward, so in the pushchair's defence this definitely doesn't help!
It is light and compact, for me it's a must for two toddlers!
4/5 stars for me!
Thank you for reading, I hope it was in some way usefull
xx Mrs K xx
Purchased this buggy for my two year old and newborn. I didn't want to spend lots of money but wanted a reliable buggy. The seats lay almost completely flat but it lays flat enough with a head hugger for a new born. The strap that goes between the legs could do with a cover to make it a bit wider and more comfortable to keep younger children from slipping too far down. The hoods are separate which is helpful as my oldest doesn't like it open. The opening system is easy however I do find it tricky one handed which it is suppose to be. The shopping basket is huge. It is easy to steer and I can push it with one hand. It is a little heavy with both the children in it but I have found it more manageable to get up curbs than another double I tried which had one child in front of the other. Am really pleased with everything about this buggy, design, price and comfort.
2 independently adjustable seats. Pushchair specifications: Size W75, D70cm. Weight 10.2kg. Suitable from birth to 3 years. Suitable for children up to 15kg. Folding specifications: 1 hand fold. Folded size L30, W76, D102cm. General information: Forward facing seat. 5 point harness. Swivel and lock wheels. Handle height 102cm. Linked brakes. Steel chassis. Pushchair accessories included: Raincover. Shopping basket. Bumper bar. Detachable hood.