babyhood Doppio Inline Multi-Mode Pram
When I saw the babyhood Doppio at the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo a few months ago I was SO impressed with this pram that I just had to get my hands on it to review. I had a little play with it at the expo, but I really felt like it deserved a thorough review. So I got in touch with babyhood and they’ve generously sent me out this amazing pram to show you all!
The babyhood Doppio has so many awesome features. I’m so excited to introduce it to you!
Seats Turn Into Bassinets
I love – LOVE – that both seats can be transformed with a couple of quick clips from an upright seat to a fully flat bassinet. This means you don’t need to buy any extra attachments to make the pram suitable from birth. The other benefit of being able to transform the seat itself – rather than the bassinet being a separate unit – is when baby is a few months old and they might want to start to be sitting up when they’re awake, there is still the option of returning it to bassinet mode when they fall asleep. Which I just love. (Did I already say that?)
I’m unreasonably excited about this basket. I’ve had similar prams in the past and when you put the second child in the back their feet go into the basket. I’ve had many loaves of bread destroyed because of this fact. BUT the babyhood Doppio has a second pocket, accessible through a magnetic flap at the front, and separated with a mesh bag that will keep your more fragile items safe from little feet. Also each compartment has it’s own weight limit – 5kgs in the main part and 3kgs in the front! babyhood Doppio is a great pram for serious shoppers.
Easy to Push
I loaded the babyhood Doppio up with a friend’s two and four year olds. Even fully loaded we were able to push across grass, up and down a step, and steered quite comfortably one handed – with a tight turning circle. Which is really impressive for an inline tandem, especially when we put the older child in the front seat as this is when some prams can feel too heavy to steer. So I’m very happy with that.
The way the babyhood Doppio folds down is so effortless – and it pops back up just as easily. While technically you can fold it with the top seat still attached it’s much more compact when you remove both of the seats. Folded it fits easily into my standard sedan sized boot with plenty of room left for shopping and gear.
There are A LOT of different configurations you can try based on the age and size of your children. There are up to 16 different configurations! Including the option of having a car seat capsules in both seats making it a complete travel system for twins!
Here are the configurations I think you’ll use the most:
For two newborns having the front seat parent facing and the back seat forward facing means you can actually see both babies at the same time and they’re both really accessible for getting in and out.
Newborn and toddler
For deciding who sits where between a newborn and a toddler I think it depends on which child is in the pram for the most time. If your toddler prefers to walk, but they just need the option of a seat then I would put the bassinet on the front, and the toddler seat at the back. Your toddler will not have a lot of room to look around, but they will be able to rest their feet.
If you’re going to be doing a lot of walking with the toddler in the pram, then pop them in the top seat – either rear or forward facing depending on their preference – and baby in the back seat. This way you can also see and chat to both of them at the same time.
(Note: one of our “toddlers” is actually 4.5 years old so she’s a little tall for the seat and hood. )
With two toddlers I think you’ll mostly have both toddlers facing forward. In this position both toddlers can be sitting up, or lying flat.
One reason I would put the toddler on the back in the parent facing position – other than if they just want to be able to see you – is this position opens up the space in the basket underneath. If you need to do some serious shopping then this is a fantastic position. This configuration wouldn’t be ideal for babies as both seats can only do a half recline in this position, but is perfect with two toddlers.
- It has a very generous hood with a zip-open mesh panel for ventilation.
- The hood is made of a stretchy fabric which means it can be extended without having to zip open the mesh panel.
- Zip on/off fly mesh that fits neatly over the opening of the seat.
- Stitched leatherette feature on the handle and the bumper bars on both seats is a really nice touch.
- Large rear wheels for a smooth ride.
- Accessories can be purchased separately : car seat adapters, cup holder, or stroller caddie.
- Come in either teal or black, with a steal or black frame.
Some Things To Note
When you have the back seat in bassinet mode the brake is really tricky to access. It’s possible, but you have to slip your foot around the side of the bassinet to reach the brake. Also the handle isn’t adjustable, but it’s a good height for me and I’m 164cm tall.
- Frame weight – 8kgs
- Seat Weight – 3.5kgs
- Seat Capacity – 18kg
- Bassinet Capacity – 8kgs
- Main Basket Capacity – 5kgs
- Front Pocket Capacity – 3kgs
- Open Dimensions – W65cm x L105cm x H96cm
- Folded Dimensions – W61cm x L79cm x H34cms without seats – approx 56cm high with seats