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12 Best Affordable Tandem Double Prams in Australia

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12 Best Affordable Tandem Double Prams in Australia

12 Best Affordable Double Prams in Australia

Whether you have twins or a newborn and toddler, make your life a little easier and consider buying a double pram. Instead of carrying your baby and chasing your toddler everywhere, just strap them into a double pram and off you go! There are so many options out there when it comes to double prams, it can be overwhelming finding the right pram for you within your budget.

12 Best Affordable Tandem Double Prams in Australia

Here are a few things to consider when buying a double pram:

What type of terrain you would push your pram on? Is it just for shopping or to go for a jog?

Some prams are great for different types of terrain, like sand, snow, mud etc. Some others are more designed for parks/concrete paths. Have a look at the wheel system on the pram, it will give you an indicator of what type of terrain the pram works best on.

The width of the pram – will it fit through doorways?

Another thing to look at it how wide a double pram is. Often double prams, particular side by side prams are too wide for most household doorways. It might not be an issue if you’re not using the pram in confined areas but it still can be handy to consider width as you never know when it will become a problem.

Is it car seat compatible?

Check to see if the car seat you have or are looking to purchase is compatible with your pram. It can make life so much easier, just unlocking the car seat from the car and popping it directly into the pram frame. The bonus is that if you’re smooth enough with your transition, your babe will stay asleep! Winning!

 

The age and weight of your children 

When looking for a double pram, have a look at what weight capacity they recommend for each seat. The bigger the price tag, often the bigger the weight capacity. But sometimes you can find some good budget seating capacity. A bigger pram seat capacity means that you will have longer use out of it as your kids grow.

The weight of the pram

Some double prams can be quite heavy. Often weighing up to 15 – 18 kg in just pram alone. So, if the idea of lifting a pram of that size out of the back of your car makes your back twinge, you might want to consider a lighter design in a double pram.

 

The Different Types of Double Prams: 

Not all tandem prams are the same – they come in different set-ups.  Here is a brief overview:

Side by Side Double Prams

Side by side prams are just that – they have two seats side by side. These types of prams are often wider than tandem or single prams. But, the positive with side by side prams is that both kids can check out the world around them, not just one.

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Tandem Prams 

Tandem prams are double prams where often one seat is in front of another. They often have a slimmer design, so easier to fit through doorways and through shopping isles.

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Toddler Attachments for Single Prams 

An emerging trend with prams is toddler attachments, often called “toddler pram skateboard”. It’s an attachment to the bottom of the pram near the back wheels, where a toddler can stand and hold on while you walk. If you have an independent and confident toddler, a toddler attachment might a good option. They are often quite cheap too!

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Now we go through the list of the BEST Tandem Prams!

1. The Bugaboo Donkey3 Duo Pram

Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo is a side by side double pram designed to last and mold with your growing family. It’s easy to convert from a double pram to a single pram with only 3 clicks. Easy! Each seat can hold up to 22kg, so perfect for a newborn and toddler! The seats can be either forward or reverse facing and both seats recline. So if your little ones want to enjoy looking at the world together – they can. The Donkey 3 slim design makes it easy to fit through most doorways. It’s light and easy to push and the wheel design makes it’s perfect for pushing one-handed and on different terrains like mud, sand or snow if you are adventurous! When converted to a single pram, a side luggage basket can be added for additional storage.

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes
  • Donkey3 Pram Weight: 15kg
  • Donkey3 Pram Capacity: Up to 22kg per seat. Under Basket Storage 10kg
  • Other things to know: The Bugaboo Donkey 3 Duo comes in Black, Grey and Red
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2. The Baby Jogger City Mini Double Pram 

 

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The Baby Jogger City Mini Double Pram is a side by side pram designed to be an everyday pram! It’s lightweight, easy to fold and will make your life easier with two little ones. The wheel suspension is designed so that it can be pushed one handed, on any surface. There are a ton of accessories you can purchase to add onto the pram, including adaptors for a capsule, bassinets and carry bags. Both seats recline almost to be flat, perfect for nap time! To fold, all you need to do is lift the seat straps and ta – da! Done! Nothing worse than being stuck at the car, with screaming kids and you can’t fold the pram.

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes (Maxi Cosi Compatible)
  • Baby Jogger Pram Weight: 14kg
  • Baby Jogger Capacity: Up to 22.5kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: This pram is not designed as a jogging pram.
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3. Britax Flexx Pram & Tandem Seat Bundle 

 

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If you are looking for a pram, that can be converted to a single pram whenever you need, this is the perfect one! The Britax Flexx Pram is designed so that you can detach and attach the second seat whenever you need. It’s lightweight only weighing 8.7kgs and folds up quite compact, perfect for a small boot. The top seat has 3 adjustable leg positions and a large canopy to keep your baby in the shade while they sleep. It offers extra storage underneath when being used as a single pram or double pram. It also comes in 2 colours, black and grey.

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes (Britax)
  • Britax Flexx Pram Weight: 8.7kg
  • Britax Flexx Pram Capacity: Up to 20kg on top seat and up to 17 kg on bottom seat
  • Other things you should know: The second seat can be purchased separately
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4. Baby Jogger City Select

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The Baby Jogger City Select is like the ultimate when it comes to being flexible and accommodate to your growing family. There are actually over 20 different ways to configure this pram! It’s a tandem pram, both seats can either be front-facing, reverse facing or you can also have the seats facing each other. The parking brake is also a hand operated decelerator for when you get stuck going downhill. So handy! The Baby Jogger City Select is ideal as an everyday double pram with lightweight wheels designed for all different types of terrain.

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes
  • Baby Jogger Pram Weight: 12.5kg
  • Baby Jogger Pram Capacity: Up to 20.5kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: You can also purchase a bench seat attachment for an older child instead of a second seat.
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5. Steelcraft Strider Signature Series Stroller 

 

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Steelcraft are well-known for being making sturdy and long lasting prams. Their Signature Series stroller is no different.  The Strider pram really does tick a lot of boxes, as well as being budget friendly. It’s designed to be easy to fold with or without seats attached. You can also pop your capsule on the bottom of the pram so that your toddler can still have a good view. As your family grows, you can purchase seat extenders which give more leg room for the 2nd seat. The Steelcraft Strider does only have 20 kg weight limit per seat, however the pram weight is lighter than some others on the market. You have heaps of storage options with this pram, including a zip pocket on the back of the top seat as well.

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes
  • Steelcraft Strider Pram Weight: 9.7kg
  • Steelcraft Strider Pram Capacity: Up to 20kg per seat
  • Other Things you should know: This pram also includes a drink holder (can carry up to 1kg) and a 2kg organiser bag as well! Win!
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6. Steelcraft Agile Twin Stroller

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Steelcraft Agile Twin Stroller side by side pram is trendy and easy to use. It has a linen look fabric that is easy to clean. The Twin Stroller is forward facing only, perfect for twins! It’s easy and smooth to recline so you don’t disturb your little one’s naps. it also comes with toy tray accessories perfect for keeping them occupied. The storage underneath the pram can hold up to 6kg, so those extra bags of groceries will be no problem.

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes
  • Steelcraft Agile Pram Weight: 12kg
  • Steelcraft Agile Pram Capacity: Up to 20kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: This pram’s wheel design is suited best to smooth surfaces only.
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7. Mountain Buggy Nano Duo Black 

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If you need a small, quick and easy pram – the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo is perfect! It’s ideal for storing in small places, if you have a small car. Once folded, it actually has a shoulder strap, making it even easy to carry around. So good! This pram is side by side and designed for newborns up to toddlers 3 years of age. The fabric is easy to clean. The Mountain Buggy Nano Duo pram would suit growing families that want a pram for everyday city life and shopping. It comes in some really nice colours!

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes
  • Buggy Nano Pram Weight: 9kgs
  • Buggy Nano Pram Capacity: Up to 15kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: Accessories available to purchase for the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo: Sun & Storm Covers, Sleeping Bags and travel bags.
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8. Valco Baby Snap Ultra Duo

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The Valco Baby Snap Ultra Duo is another side by side pram that’s budget friendly and long lasting. The fabric is easy to spot clean and it comes with a large extendable canopy to keep your babies in the shade. It’s another nice and easy one to fold, and once folded it has an auto lock feature so that it’s locked once it’s folded down. Nothing worse than having a pram fall on your toes. Ouch! This pram is not designed for rough terrain like sand or mud. The Safe and Sound Capsules and Maxi Cosi Capsules are compatible with this pram, making life a whole lot easier!

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes
  • Pram Weight: 13.5kg
  • Pram Capacity: Up to 20kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: This pram only comes in black.
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9. Nuna Demi Grow Pram & Second Seat Bundle

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For more of a luxurious tandem pram, check out the Nuna Demi Grow Pram. It’s suitable for 6 months to toddlers weighing up to 22.7kg. It’s so easy to use and convert from a single pram to a tandem, it’s going to make your life a lot easier. The large canopy is UPF50+ helping keep your baby sun-safe. The wheel design aims to create a nice smooth ride, which means more nap time! Winner winner! The Nuna Demi Grow pram has high quality fabric that only requires warm water on a damp cloth to remove any dirt or grime.

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes
  • Pram Weight: 12.9kg
  • Pram Capacity: Up to 22.7kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: The second seat must be purchased separately. This pram comes in black, blue and grey.
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10. Uppababy Vista V2 Stroller & Second Seat Bundle

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The Uppababy Vista V2 Stroller is ideal if you are looking for a pram that you can easily adjust and change from a single to a tandem whenever you need. It offers generous storage underneath the pram that’s easy to access. Both seats can be either forward facing or reverse facing. Each seat has a 5 point harness, helping keeping your babies nice and safe. This pram is designed for 6 months old up to toddlers that weight up to 23kg. You can purchase adapters to attach a capsule also.

  • Car Seat Compatible: Yes
  • Uppababy Vista Pram Weight: 12.3kg
  • Uppababy Vista Pram Capacity: Up to 23kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: You can purchase a bassinet to attach. This pram comes in silver and black.
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11. Joie Aire Twin Stroller 

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Joie Aire Twin Stroller pram retails for only $400! It’s one of the best budget friendly side by side prams available. Don’t let the price worry you, the quality is still great. Both seats recline back, are nicely padded for extra comfort and have a generous sized canopy to offer shade. There is plenty of storage underneath to store your groceries and it’s not too wide, it will fit through most doorways and checkouts. If you are looking for just a simple side by side to get the shopping done, this is a great one!

  • Car Seat Compatible: No
  • Pram Weight: 11.8kg
  • Pram Capacity: Up to 15kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: The pram liners are easily removable, making it easy to keep clean. Best Budget Friendly option.
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12. Vee Bee Doubletake Tandem Stroller 

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Vee Bee Doubletake Tandem Stroller is another budget friendly tandem stroller. This double pram is designed so that child sitting at the back, will sit a bit higher than the child at the front. So both kids will still have a good view. It’s simple to fold and the canopy on the back seat has a peek-a-boo to check on them. The Vee Bee Doubletake Tandem Stroller comes with a food tray on each seat, making it easy to keep your babies busy. This pram is designed for children who can sit up unassisted.

  • Car Seat Compatible: No
  • Pram Weight: 12kg
  • Pram Capacity: Up to 20kg per seat
  • Other things you should know: This pram is not car seat compatible and only comes in black.
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So there you go! The 12 Best Affordable Double Prams in Australia. Enjoy running people off the pavement 🙂

 

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