Babyhood Doppio Inline Multi-Mode Pram

babyhood Doppio Inline Multi-Mode Pram

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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

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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?)

Two-Part Basket

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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 Fold

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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.

Configurations

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:

Newborns

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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

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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.

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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. 

Two Toddlers

(Note: one of our “toddlers” is actually 4.5 years old so she’s a little tall for the seat and hood. )

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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.

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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.

Extra Features

  • 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.

Specs

  • 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

For more details and purchase information for the babyhood Doppio Pram go to babyhood.com.au

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Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central Australia. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner.She has a background in early childhood education, but right now is content to be a stay at home mum.She is passionate about birthing rights, breastfeeding and mental health. She enjoys crafting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

100 Comments

  1. Such a Stylish looking Pram! I would love one for my new bubba due early February! I have one happy little girl & boy anxious to meet their new baby brother/sister! <3

  2. Thanks very much for the chance, i would love to win this beauty for my Son & Wife as they are expecting their second child , this pram has so many great features 🙂

  3. Awesom and s functional. Been 4 years since our second baby, unexpectedly expecting third one now. This would make a great Xmas gift for us.

  4. Despite the couple of very minor negative things, this pram seems to be very practical and looks good too! This would be ideal on the days when I’ve got the little ones with me and need/want to go out 🙂

  5. I love that you don’t need to purchase a separate bassinet seat for the first few months. This seems so much smarter and more versatile!

  6. This looks fantastic! I have 3 boys and planning 1 more bundle ? it would be sure to get a workout in our household.

  7. This pram might just convince me that it’s worth having a second baby!! (First is 3 months old, so still in shock lol!) This pram looks way better than my current one!

  8. I would love to win this gorgeous pram for my Mum!
    The Grandma who never complains when asked if she’ll look after her grandchildren, the Grandma who gives up her own life to care for her daughter when was diagnosed with Breast cancer with two small children. (that is me!) The Grandma who fills our fridges weekly, the lovely Grandma who surprising us with clean bathrooms, the Grandma who has the best tickles and stories.
    I could go on all day. I am so lucky to have the most amazing helpful Mother. This Babyhood Doppio Pram not only looks great but it light enough for Mum to lift into the car when she’s looking after the two small ones.

  9. This is an amazing giveaway! I would be thrilled to win, then i would be so organised (plus super stylish) for my new arrival, due 2017.

  10. The seats that convert into bassinets are brilliant. With my sister’s pram the bassinet was an (expensive) added extra that could only be used for a short time before needing to be stored somewhere. This is a much smarter design.

  11. I’m looking for a new pram! We bought our first one second hand and it was just a bit too wide (so embarrassing at cafes I feel like a bull in a china shop!) This looks like it would be a little smaller but also great that it would accommodate baby number 2!

  12. As a mum of five little ones (8 and under) I love the versatility of the seats and configurations and I especially appreciate the compact fold, a real must for our family car!

  13. What a great pram.Love all the configurations and the ease of the seat turning to a bassinet.Is love to win for my two little men in my life .

  14. Have been looking out for a double pram as am due next month with my second one… This pram ticks all the boxes…

  15. 95 days left until my baby is due
    I don’t care about gender stereotypes –
    It’s a girl but I’ll take blue.

    Seats that turn into bassinets!
    I think that’s genius
    Why wasn’t that invented yet?

    My toddler likes to run away,
    chasing him down with a newborn
    is not my idea of a perfect day

    The Doppio will keep two contained,
    At the of a shopping day
    I won’t feel as drained

    Squeezing a double pram in the boot
    seems like it would be hard,
    But the doppio makes it as easy as packing in fruit.

    I’d be forever grateful if this pram
    I will have won
    By writing down my silly thoughts
    Like Dr Seuss with I Am Sam.

  16. I would absolutely love to win this pram. My current pram is heavy and a struggle. With a newborn and a 14 month old this pram would be great!

    1. Mel McCarthy how are you placed for baby stuff? Is there anything you need? I’m going to be getting rid of some stuff so if you think of anything let me know 🙂

  17. Looks really great. I have three kids three and under who all love having a turn in the pram! So different configurations could be very helpful ?

  18. Parenting Central: How do you find this pram as a double with regards to stepping into the pram? Do you end up kicking the seat or can you still take long strides? It’s a shame the handle bar isn’t telescopic to address this.

    1. I agree, I love a telescopic handle. I was fine with walking with it without kicking the seat and I’m 163cms tall – so I’m pretty average height. I think that a taller parent might need to be aware of their stride though, especially if there is a bassinet at the back or the seat is reclined. I hope that helps.

    2. Thank you for the reply. I’m 171cm and hubby about 180 so might be an issue but still keen to try. Ticks lots of boxes but i do like walking far so needs to be functional. Any chance you know who stocks these in Melbourne?. All my Google searches are coming up empty.

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