Over the last few weeks I’ve really given myself a swift kick up the backside and I’ve been making a huge effort to put the little kids in the car and exercise on a daily basis. I have been getting a few questions about our pram online & in the real world and it has only recently been released in Australia so I thought why not put a post together and let you know my thoughts.
We are a very active family and when we first found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted a serious walking pram that would allow me to get around town. Violet was two when Abigail was born and I didn’t feel she was ready to move out of the pram just yet so that meant we had to look for a double pram which in Australia is a bit of a tough task.
I had spent weeks online researching prams, going over every detail, over and over again and I had actually picked out a pram and was on my way to town to pay the deposit when I stumbled across the BOB range. This pram was exactly what I was looking for, I knew then and there that my search was officially over.
Abigail is four months old now, it’s kind of hard to say that. Four months old. We have been using this pram at least 3-4 times a week since we arrived in Darwin so I think it’s safe to say I’ve made up my mind about this pram and it definitely has its perks and downfalls.
The kids and I made a fun little video while out on our walk the other day, I always feel like such a tool making these things so indulge me, just a little.
Things I love..
So easy to push. I’m not going to bore you with the fancy spec’s and tell you everything it does I’m just going to tell you the truth. Bob is seriously a dream to push, it glides along the path and it almost feels like your pushing nothing at all.
Sex Appeal. This pram looks good and it’s well suited to the tough Darwin terrain. I believe it comes in orange but I love the navy because it’s so versatile with the red dirt and easy to keep clean.
Big Wheels. Well you know what they say about a pram with big wheels. No wait, what do they say about a pram with big wheels?
Shade. I really love how far down the shades come. It gives good coverage while still allowing the fresh breeze to come inside.
Storage. I carry around a lot of
crap important kid stuff so storage is important. Bob has pockets everywhere which I love, love, love. There is pockets inside where the kids sit, pockets on the back of the seats and a huge pocket down the bottom. You can also buy a handlebar console which is really handy for carrying your water, keys and smashed up iphone.
dislike, don’t love..
Honestly. This pram doesn’t have a lot of faults. It’s pretty straight forward but there is just a few teeny things that I disliked, some more then others.
Size matters. This pram is BIG. Like really big. It definitely won’t fit in a small car and it may not even fit in a medium car so you definitely need to have the boot room to lug it around. In saying that I take it to our local super market all the time and the shops and I have never had a problem fitting through the aisles.
The capsule. Is a fantastic idea. The bar is easy to set up but the day to day business of using the capsule and moving it from the car to the pram and back again is kind of a huge pain in the butt. Babies can fit in the capsule until they are 12 months old but you can move them to the main seat in the pram after they are 12 weeks old. However it is advised that you do not start running with babies until they are six months old. Abi is a big girl so we have just moved her to the main seat and she is loving the new view.
Shade. Is fantastic but when the capsule is on the cover doesn’t give you very good coverage and I find myself having to move the capsule to the unlock position and throw a blanket over the top. Not a huge deal but it does cut out the fresh breeze from getting to baby.
My overall thoughts.
The bob duallie is a fantastic pram. I really, really love it. The faults it has are minor and are certainly made up for by the amazing benefits that come with this pram. It is easy to set up, awesome to run with, smooth under your feet, so much room for the kids and an all around happy experience but in saying that you need to think about what you want to use this pram for in your day to day life. This pram is used in our family for purely for exercise. I have taken it to the shops a few times because it’s been in the car and it was fantastic and we didn’t get stuck in too many spots but I would not go out and buy one if this was going to be my day to day pram for doing the shopping and meeting up with friends. Like I said this is a big pram.
I would highly recommend this pram to people who exercise regularly close to home or for people who have the extra boot room to lug it around because it really does take up a lot of space and space is so important when you have kids to carry around and a weeks worth of groceries to stash in the back.
If I had to give this pram a score out of 10 I would say it’s easily an 9/10. It loses points purely because it’s so big but retains the 9 because it’s so easy to fold and put away in your car.