Product Type: Mamas and Papas prams, pushchairs and strollers
Newest Review: ... a well known online shopping site but most were too heavy to post. Enter the Mama's and Papa's AriaTwin Stroller. It is very lightweig... more
Mama's and Papa's twin stroller.
Mamas and Papas Aria Twin Pushchair
Member Name: debican
Mamas and Papas Aria Twin Pushchair
Advantages: Narrow enough for most doors, lightweight, easy to put up and fold down
Disadvantages: Heavy items in the shopping tray tend to drag on the floor. Brake not very good.
My daughter had just turned one when I found out I was pregnant again. We only have one car and my husband uses that for work so I realised that I would have to get a pram that carries two little people - one toddler and one baby. I must admit it became a bit of an obsession. Do I want one in front of the other, but would that make it difficult to get up curbs?, side by side, but would it fit through doors? Decisions, decisions. I stopped loads of strangers pushing double prams to ask their opinions, (I didn't know about dooyoo at the time!) In the end the decision was made for me. I live in a small town and the only way I could purchase a twin pram was from a well known online shopping site but most were too heavy to post. Enter the Mama's and Papa's AriaTwin Stroller.
It is very lightweight, but getting heavier every day as the children grow!
At just 76cms wide it gets through almost every door I've tried and also up narrow shopping ailses. It is very easy to put up and fold away and fits in the boot of my car and my friends and family's cars that I have tried. The seats go up and down indepently of each other and can be laid almost flat, which is ideal for a newborn.The hoods are also independant of each other which is good if, like me, you have a bossy toddler who wants to leave it up. There and some nice little added extras like veiwing windows in the hoods so that you can see the children when they are down. Also trays on the front that are hinged so that you can open them to put the children in and easily click them back closed again. The trays are also removable.
There is a large roomy shopping bag underneath, however heavier items do tend to drag along the floor, especially going up and down steps. The front wheels can either be fixed or swivel, personally I prefer to keep them fixed as it makes it easier to get through narrower doorways. The straps are five point and the shoulder straps can be dteached from the side straps. I find this useful when taking the baby out because you don't have to try to manouver his arms through straps. They are not attached to the backrest. Sometimes I find this to be a problem because you have to spread them out before putting the children in. Also when the baby is in the sitting position he falls forward when I go down a step. The other problem I have found is that the brake is not very effective, infact it doesn't work at all now. I think this is because every time you go down a step it scrapes it and over the months it has just broken. I just have to remember not to park on a hill!
Overall I am very pleased with the Aria. It looks stylish, is easy to use, and the few niggles it has are liveable with. A good buy.
Summary: A good, easy handling, stylish pram
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