Heather Roberts 'Living With' the Out'n'About Little Nipper Double
I am a full time working mum with 17 month old Twin Girls Rebecca and Jessica. I have been married to my husband Wayne for nearly 5 years and as a family of four we manage to juggle work, play and everything else that life throws at you in-between, though I have to admit our house is a bit mad at times! We live down on the south coast and are about 10 minutes walk from the beach and the South Downs so love getting out and about at weekends especially when the Great British weather is good! Our current pushchair is a Bugaboo Donkey, which I love but it can be a bit big sometimes especially when trying to get round a shop! I'm looking forward to testing out the Little Nipper Double and will also have some help from my Mum who looks after our girls one day a week!
Living With Review
Jump to a month: September 2017
Opening up the Pushchair!
Pushchair arrived this morning and looks very slimline just sitting there in its box! Having got it out when the girls arrived home (big mistake), I am quite impressed at the lightness of it! Wheels are chunky and look like they will manage most terrain and fix really simply onto the pushchair by just clicking into place. Easy to take off too with simple red clips meaning that even a sleep deprived twin mum can manage. The footplate although plastic looks fairly sturdy too! One small negative that I have without having even taken it out of the house yet, is that the basket looks small, this seems to be an issue with all double pushchairs even my Bugaboo - I mean does no one think about the amount of stuff you have to take out with twins / multiple kids?! A small niggle but one that is important to note. Looking forward to taking it on holiday to Kos and giving it a proper test- also ordered the pushchair bag for the airport!
Off on our first family holiday as a four! I do think it will be quite different to previous ones, not so much sunbathing and more child friendly - goodbye long lie ins and late adult nights out see you in about 18 years!
Having taken the buggy out a couple of times now I am impressed with its slimness, easily fitting though normal sized doors and even with the girls in it quite light to push with one hand - comparable to the Bugaboo.
The travel bag arrived this morning and wow it is big! Doesn't fold down that small which again means that it wont fit in the under seat basket, this gives us a slight problem as we are taking the pushchair all the way to the gate at Gatwick! That being said it does mean that I will be able to fit the nappies and milk that I am buying before Departure at Gatwick in it along with the pushchair. We have discovered that you do need to take all of the wheels off to fit everything in the bag - there isn't
anyway that I could do this on my own with the girls.
24th September 2017
Kos and back again!
We have just returned from 11 'relaxing days' in Kos and I'm heading back to work for a rest! All in all a great holiday though and the pushchair managed remarkably well. Managing most of the small street in Kos and the dodgy road repairs! Pictures to follow! The girls loved being able to get in to the basket underneath to get fruit out but be warned the pushchair is top heavy- not a big issue but you do need to keep your eye on kids when near it.
Rebecca and Jessica have also had great fun pulling off the pads that sit on their shoulders and where the main clip is, resulting in us having to rethread them at last 4 times a day! We did try using the pushchair without the pads but, this does mean that the straps can rub little ones skin, and as our girls are not the biggest kids they do slouch in the seat. The full recline is great for naps especially with the big hood which was a lifesaver! One downside, as I must be balanced, is the way that you put
the seats up and down - we found that you really needed two people to do this one to hold the seat up and the other to adjust it to a seated position. Our Bugaboo has one clip compared to the 'pulley' mechanism.