The stress of choosing a pram for your twins is real!! There are so many different options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you?
The main thing to consider when choosing a pram is your lifestyle. Work out what you need your pram to do for you, and then work backwards from that list.
In this blog post we are going to talk about some of the advantages of choosing a side by side prams for twins.
Side by side prams for twins can be more comfortable to push
Side by side prams provide a more comfortable ride for both children and parents, as they evenly distribute the weight of the load. With two children side by side, you can push the pram with one hand which is helpful if you have an older child as well.
It is easier to keep an eye on your children
Side by side prams make easier to keep an eye on your twins. You can see them both in a quick glance. This is especially helpful if one of your children tends get into mischief! Side by side prams also make it easier for your twins to interact with each other – although sometimes that could be considered a disadvantage!
Even distribution of weight offers greater stability
Due to the even distribution of the weight of the load side by side prams offer greater stability, making them less likely to tip over. Plus with side by side prams, you can put both children in the pram without having to contort your body into different positions. This is a lifesaver when you are trying to get multiple wriggly children into a pram!
Side by side prams for twins are quicker to get in and out of the car.
While often heavier, side by side prams are quicker to collapse and expand. You don’t generally have to remove the seats like you do with inline prams. This is helpful when you have just wrestled multiple tired, screaming babies into their car seats. The last thing you want to do is spend ages trying to collapse the pram.
Side by side prams for twins often have larger pram baskets
Another advantage is that side by side prams generally have larger baskets which is helpful when you are trying to do the grocery shopping with your twins or triplets. As finding a twin trolley is nigh on impossible!
Both twins are “world facing”
A side by side pram for twins allows both twins to have an unobstructed view of the world in front of them. Or, if it has reverse handles it allows them to both have an unobstructed view of YOU.
You can wheel them up to a table
Let’s be honest, most cafes you can’t fit a single pram in, let alone a double. But should you find a magical unicorn café that does have space for your pram, a side by side pram allows you to push it straight up to the table. Thus negating the need for the other mythical item – two clean high chairs.
We hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions about side by side prams for twins, please leave a comment below and we will be happy to help!
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