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Cathws 

We have a 21 month old and a newborn and were wondering whether people think it is worth getting a double buggy? We were hoping to avoid it as our toddler isn't very keen on being pushed around and we weren't sure we would use it that much. However, we are discovering that the nursery run with a baby in the sling, also isn't that easy. Does anyone have any thoughts? Many thanks.

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MamaWhite 
Our baby #2 is still awaiting delivery (2weeks) but his brother will be 21months when he gets here. We have a pushchair which converts to a double, (inline not side-by-side) whilst we have recently invested in a buggy board, and he has been practicing with it, he is a very flighty toddler and we live on a main road. Even with just days to do, there are times when I am VERY grateful I have the option to "strap him in" to the pushchair not only for his safety, but my sanity. I did love having baby #1 in the sling and I intend to use it this time also, but I'm not sure I'd like to *have* to do that every time I need to put the toddler in the pushchair. If we didn't already own some wheels that convert to a double, I would certainly be scouring our local 2nd hand sales pages for a double right now.
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MamaWhite 
Our baby #2 is still awaiting delivery (2weeks) but his brother will be 21months when he gets here. We have a pushchair which converts to a double, (inline not side-by-side) whilst we have recently invested in a buggy board, and he has been practicing with it, he is a very flighty toddler and we live on a main road. Even with just days to do, there are times when I am VERY grateful I have the option to "strap him in" to the pushchair not only for his safety, but my sanity. I did love having baby #1 in the sling and I intend to use it this time also, but I'm not sure I'd like to *have* to do that every time I need to put the toddler in the pushchair. If we didn't already own some wheels that convert to a double, I would certainly be scouring our local 2nd hand sales pages for a double right now.
Mike Tantrum 
You could try a buggy board, but I can imagine these being a problem with toddlers that can't stay still for long and can be dangerous if they suddenly make a break for it near a road. Also, if they get tired, then you're in trouble! I've had someone recommend the Phil&Ted Sport. It looks pretty good!
Celine Bell 
We got our first double off Freecycle to "test" out if we needed it. When we soon learned it was invaluable for us (again, live in london, busy roads, walk long distances etc) we got one off EBay for £60. Not cheap but worth every penny and if you have a bit of time you can normally snap up a bargain.
Cathws 
Thanks so much guys. Having had two fairly unsuccessful nursery pick ups with buggy and sling I think we are going to go down the second hand double buggy route. London roads and a flighty toddler are definitely not compatible!
Cathws 
Just to say we got a Phil & Ted's double buggy from the East Dulwich Forum for a bargainous £60. Genius. Thanks for all your help.
Mike Tantrum 
That's a great find for that price! Let us know what you think of it.

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