Many tandems have this functionality, but most side by sides do not. If you want to be able to swap between single and double mode, you’re most likely looking at a tandem.
Do you want your double pram to be a jogger or just a stroller?
Side by side prams will be easier to manoeuvre while jogging, but make sure you opt for one with extra-large, air-filled tyres to make pushing as easy as possible.
What's included with your pram?
Does the pram include both bassinet/cocoon and stroller seat? Do you need to purchase a second seat separately? Do you need to purchase capsule adaptors?
What other accessories are included?
Accessories like removable seat-liners, rain covers, handlebar bags etc can all be extremely useful but can add to the overall cost of your pram.
How big is your boot?
Tandems are usually easier to take apart and “tetris” into your car, but we always recommend that you check the folded dimensions.
The weight you feel comfortable lifting
Side by sides do tend to be lighter overall, but tandems can often be taken apart before folding to make lifting into the car easier.
How much storage will you need to have?
How big is the basket and do you have access when using the pram with two children? Are there any additional storage areas like seat-back pockets or handlebar bags?
What seat features do you need?
Is it important that the seats are reversible, or that they recline to fully flat? How tall do you need the seats to be?
Do you want equal space for each child?
Often tandems will come with a smaller “rumble seat” as a second child option that may only last a few months until they grow out of it. Check if both seats are the same size.
Ready to stroll!
There’s certainly a lot to consider when buying your double pram, double stroller, twin pram, tandem double stroller, double stroller pram, side by side pram or whatever you want to call it!
All this pram stroller talk can certainly do your head in, but it doesn’t need to be so hard. Simply break it down to the type of double pram you want and then the features that you and your family need most.
We have both a side by side and tandem option at Babybee and we love them both equally. The perfect pram for you will just come down to your individual family’s needs and preferences!