Pushchairs: Compare features & prices Baby Jogger City Select double review http://www.which.co.uk/baby-and-child/baby-transport/reviews/pushchairs/baby-jogger-city-select-double/review/
The Baby Jogger City Select is a travel system pushchair that can be used as a single buggy or be converted into a tandem double pushchair with the addition of a second seat over the front wheels. To test it in double mode, we gave it to our panel of pushchair lab experts and parents to find out whether it's well constructed and easy to use.
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A really versatile double
I have been using this pushchair for nearly 16 months and love it. I used it first as a single for a couple of months for my son until his sister was born when he was 22 months old. For the first 6 months I used it with the bassinet for the baby and seat for my eldest. In this mode I usually put the bassinet at the bottom and then had my son facing out at the top and this worked really well as every-one had plenty of space and I could see baby easily. On days when my son went to nursery i'd just leave his seat in the buggy park and head out for the day with a single, this was a huge plus point for me. It's so easy to change the configuration of the seats I used to do this all the time. As LO got older she moved into the second seat and 90% of the time I have them facing each other. In this set-up the top seat can recline as much as you like and the bottom one will recline fully if the top one is too, or a little if the top one is upright, enough for baby to sleep comfortably though.Now with the children at 3 yrs and 14 months it is getting a little heavy to push but i still manage to push it 1.5 miles each way to nursery on a daily basis. If I'm doing a really long walk or to make it easier for Grandma to push I turn both seats forward facing and this puts the weight of the front child just behind the front wheels and makes it significantly easier to push. Getting it up kerbs is a bit of a knack but if you place your foot on the bar at the back it is really quite simple to pop it up. I have a 15cm step up to my front path and we mange this too.As for buses, it can be done but you do have to be able to get on at the rear door and it's a very tight squeeze if you have to share the space with another pushchair. I don't think this is much different to most other doubles though. Bendy buses were great until Boris got rid of them all, boo hoo.Love the huge shopping basket as well, you can fit nearly a whole week's worth of shopping in it even with both seats in place.All in all, a great buggy that has been invaluable for me over the past year and for the times it's not been suitable e.g. travelling through London on the tube I take a lightweight single and a sling.
Twins - Excellent
Have this buggy for twins - not nearly 8 months and I love it - its so easy to load into my boot and if i want to pack the boot for going on hols/parents house you can take wheels off so easily and make it even smaller again -ppl are always amazed how neatly it fits in book. More importantly though, its so versitile - be that with my car seat or the basinettes i used when the babies were very small. Now they're sitting up in their seats and I really love the fact that they can face each other - as do they - and when they get older and dont want to be facing their twin any more they can both face outwards. Cannot say enough good things about it - by far and away the best twin buggy I've seen.
2011-08-11 18:49:42.817 wrote:
My Favourite Pram!
We got this when I was expecting my second as there are is only a year between the two. Although we don't use a pram regularly, it is still worth it because it is so versatile. When my youngest was less than 6 months we just used the car seat on the pram with my older child in the pram seat, there were lots of different ways to seat them, but I found that having the younger one in front helps with getting the pram up kerbs and over bumps. They love being able to see each other in the pram, and I love the manouverability, the fact that it's not too wide to get through doors and round shops, and the extra big, easily accesible shopping basket. It folds easily into the boot of my mid-sized car and if I only have one child with me I don't have any complicated pram swapping to do - it still looks perfectly normal in single buggy mode too. It is heavy, and difficult to get up kerbs when used as a double, but the good points far outweigh these cons.
I really am surprised it's not a best buy!!!
I spent HOURS searching the internet for double buggy reviews and videos. When my son was born my daughter was 12 months old, so needed a double buggy to suit us. I found that (because I didn't go out that much in the first 3 months) it was great as a double using the child seat and maxi cosi car seat. At 3 months old my son was big enough to go in the second child seat, with the seat reclined as much as possible and was safe and comfortable (to do this he had to be on the bottom facing me and my daughter on the top facing outwards) I only used a bus a couple of times, and the buggy is big for the bus BUT IT IS A DOUBLE BUGGY! Two little bodies plus shopping - it needs to be heavier than a single buggy.We love this buggy and rave about it when ever anyone asks us what its like.
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