There is absolutely nothing better than local knowledge. Someone who has actually tried something before you want to buy it. Knowing the good, the bad and the downright annoying features of a pram prior to buying one can save many tears and hormonal tantrums.
Now add in the fact that you are buying for twins and everything gets just a little bit tougher.
Our pram reviews are one of the most popular sections of the blog and today Joanna tells us about the Valco Zee Spark Duo.
I have twins who are 11 months old.
I have a Valco Zee Spark Duo.
Why the Zee Duo?
I have had this pram for about 12 months now. I chose it because I wanted a twin pram that enabled me to have parent facing options. It was also the slimmest side by side that allowed this.
Also, I wanted a pram I would have from birth until I didn’t need it anymore.
I particularly liked that it came with bassinets that then turn into seats, so I didn’t need extra parts. Some other brands I would have to buy the bassinet attachment as an extra – costing quite a lot with twins. This pram was well priced as well, under $650.00
It has a drink holder section included on the back of the seats and a basket underneath.
It also comes with two boot covers, which was fantastic for my little ones in winter.
To me it looks to have all the features of a Bugaboo Donkey side by side, without the price tag!
It has fantastic canopy cover over the pram as well, which is great for keeping the sun of newborns and kids, but they can still see out!
Plus, it was handy to be able to remove the bassinet style seat easily to put a baby down to sleep if I was not at home.
Least favourite feature:
There are a couple of old buildings in this town where we don’t fit through the doorways – but generally I can go everywhere in town. It is large though, but I don’t know many twins prams that aren’t!
Is it easy to fold?
Yes, a quick lift of the tabs and it collapses down. You can collapse it with the seats on also, making it super easy to set up again later.
Would you recommend this pram?
I definitely would, it’s been fantastic for me and I’d buy it again in a second. I know at least 5 other twins Mums that have it also!
It’s relatively new, only came out in August 2012 I think, but I’ve also found Valco to be amazing for customer service.
I paid $639.00 for it.
You can find more information about the Duo at http://www.valcobaby.com.au/product/spark_duo
Thanks to the wonderful Joanna for taking the time to help review her pram – We appreciate your ongoing support of the Central Nest.