The Supa Dupa Cosatto for Two
I never thought much about going from child to children before Jesse was born. Becoming a Mother was everything I could've ever imagined, but it was tough too, everything changed overnight. When Jesse burst onto the scene (quite literally in 4 pushes), I was already fairly practiced at this parenting lark and I knew it would be harder, of course, there were two of them now, but I didn't really consider how.
There are 2 years 7 months between my boys and Archie was almost 3 when Jesse arrived, my new newborn. We didn't think too much about double pushchairs and bottle prep machines, instead figuring if we could do it once, we could do it again. It turned out to be a good thing we didn't remortgage to buy the bottle prep machine (though I hear it's entirely worth it) because Jesse is completely averse to anything that doesn't come in a boob (and let's be honest, he's pretty limited for choice), but the double pushchair? As time passed and the boys grew, I couldn't shake the niggly feeling it could've made all those difficult outings in our day-to-day lives that much simpler.
After 9 months of insisting we really didn't need a double pushchair, Archie was far too old now and would it even be used? I caved and
begged subtly asked for the twin when asked to review the Cosatto Supa Dupa for Winstanleys Pramworld. They kindly obliged and I knew we would finally know, should we have done this from the start? I mean, twins? Yes. Two under two? Of course, but 2 years and 7 months apart?
I'm aware it can be rather controversial to still use a pushchair for a 3 year old, but it really depends on the circumstances. Archie is an extremely active little soul; I've no idea where on earth he finds his boundless energy and I love that he's so excited and enthusiastic, but it can make simple trips to the shops hard. I have an intense fear of losing him, knowing how innocent he is, and how little he is aware of; he's not the type of child to stick by my side when we're out, he's an explorer and he'd run for miles before turning around and realising I wasn't there. Throw in an extra small human in a pushchair and most outing's my anxiety is through the roof.
Having the twin has been a god-send for the times I just need to make a quick trip and I can be sure both my babies are safe. It easily folds up into one-piece and though it is big, it can still fit in the tiny boot of my car, the canopies pull over so far they block out the sun entirely for a safer and more relaxing nap-time, and the iPad pockets and internal speaker are a stroke of genius for keeping active minds entertained. It comes with a bottle holder that fits my
wine drink perfectly, and the boys even have an insulated storage bag on each side, perfect for their own bits & bobs and for keeping snacks cool.
The monster arcade print is so much fun and it's so cute that Archie insists on sitting in Player 1 each time. It's not just me that loves the Supa Dupa, but the boys can't wait to jump in it too, and nothing makes life easier than a pre-schooler who wants to do something of his own accord, and something that conveniently helps me!
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