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Does a Maclaren take more weight than cheaper double umbrella?

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#1 Lallalla

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:03 AM

Our cheap double umbrella stroller (I think it’s from Target originally, got it second hand) has been great since we started only occasionally needing a stroller. But I am finding as the girls get heavier (they’re 2.5 and 12ish kg)  it isn’t coping. It’s increasingly hard to turn corners, especially when my 16kg 4 year old decides she wants a turn in it.

There is a 2nd hand maclaren for sale for $50 here. I’m wondering if it’s worth a try noting I don’t know how much longer we’ll be using it.

Edited by Lallalla, 02 December 2018 - 10:04 AM.

#2 Grrrumbles

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:17 AM

My Maclaren single stroller was great to steer so its worth a try. The Maclaren’s fell out of favour after some of them had finger entrapment issues but they are a well designed pram (apart from that).

#3 ksds

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:25 AM

My son is 3 and 18kg (over 1m tall), he still fits in our McLaren when we need him to and I can easily push and steer it with one hand...

#4 ~elle~

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:20 AM

Loved my double McLaren for my toddler and the new baby. It was fantastic. Boy my boys were pretty solid and I had no trouble managing it.

#5 Orangecake

Posted 05 December 2018 - 06:39 AM

I think ours is rated up to 25 kg. Oldest would have been at least 20 kg when having the occasional ride without issue.

#6 redchick

Posted 11 December 2018 - 05:23 PM

My boys are tweens now and I still remember how much I loved our twin Maclaren (we had the techno but I don’t know what they are called now). I think we were still using it until the boys were about 3 1/2 (though it was tough for me to push then as they were pretty heavy).

Sounds like a good price and likely you’ll also be able to sell it when you’re done.

#7 kadoodle

Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:16 PM

Mine took my eldest (6yo with SN) and baby sister with no issues. My kids have all grown out of strollers, but the McLaren is still going strong for my cousin and her 2yo twins.

Watch the brakes, though, as they’re easy to damage if you’re a bit rough with them.

#8 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 11 December 2018 - 10:12 PM

Maclarens are brilliant.  I had a single Vogue that was rated to 25kg iirc. Also the handles are higher than a cheap stroller. I often see cheap strollers that are too short and think they must be awful to push.

Edited by FuzzyChocolateToes, 11 December 2018 - 10:13 PM.

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