Elaine shares her experiences as a mother of three boys through social media and her own blog boys3life.co.uk. In collaboration with us, she has written a blog about the Bugaboo Donkey and its variants. Want to know more about it? Then contact us at verkoop@refurbished-kinderwagens.nl.

Below is the blog written by Elaine Versloot – Giesbers on behalf of Refurbished prams

As you may have read earlier, I am a fan of Bugaboo prams. In 2013, I was very happy with the Bugaboo Buffalo and for the twins we bought the Bugaboo Donkey. In my area, I know more people who use this pram and by no means all of them for twins. It is unclear to many people what the different variants entail and what you can do with them, so in this blog I will go through the Bugaboo Donkey Mono, Duo and Twin with you.

Bugaboo Donkey Mono

We always jokingly call this variant the narrow pram, because it is the narrowest variant of the Donkey. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do much with it, quite the contrary! The Donkey Mono is perfect if you want to transport one child at a time. You then have the option of using the carrycot or the pushchair, with a shopping basket next to it. You can take it off easily, which is really ideal as an extension of your handbag or nappy bag.

The beauty of this car is that it is also prepared for any additional family expansion. So if you are expecting again right after your first, you don’t have to worry at all. You just switch from Mono to Duo. As you know, my sister is happily expecting and she came across a beautiful Donkey Mono a few weeks ago that was heavily discounted as a showroom model. She knew I was a Bugaboo fan and was also quickly convinced that this one is perfect for her.

And just admit it, that black frame with this upholstery is gorgeous too, isn’t it?

Bugaboo Donkey Duo

In my estimation, the Donkey Duo is the most widely used variant. This is because it can be used if you have two children right behind each other. And then not for two minutes, like we did, but, say, a year. Then you have a Bugaboo Mono for the first year and very easily, and with the addition of a set, you convert it to a Duo. You then have your toddler sitting and your baby next to it. And when your baby enters the toddler phase too, you simply put the toddler and toddler next to each other. Without any problems!

And is the eldest too big for the pushchair? Then simply convert it back into a Mono, so you can enjoy the pushchair even longer with your youngest.

You know this topper by now, from the pictures on my social media. For me, there was no question that we needed a Bugaboo for the twins. And Bugaboo has that option, so there was no problem at all. We got a beautiful Donkey Twin which, as the name suggests, is suitable for kids of the same age. You then have twice the carrycot and twice the pram. We are still very happy with it!

Very occasionally, we only need to go out with one of them, and then we have converted the Twin to Mono in two minutes. So then we go out with the ‘narrow’ pram. See below my pram in the variants described above.

As you can see, we first had blue upholstery, but later switched to the off-white. Why I’ll explain next time.

Do you want one of those beautiful Bugaboo Donkey? And still find them quite pricey? Then check out a Refurbished stroller. I highly recommend Refurbished strollers! Not only do they have beautiful pushchairs and know their stuff, they are also very friendly. Check out their website

Tip: You can possibly trade in your current pram, they also bought in our Bugaboo Buffalo when we went to the Donkey. This blog was written in collaboration with Elaine