Are you a new parent struggling to choose the perfect double pram for your little ones? With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.
Fear not, as we’ve compared two of the most popular double prams on the market – the Babybee Luna and the Bugaboo Donkey – to help you make an informed decision.
From suitability to features, capacity and storage, size and weight, wheels and suspension, capsule compatibility, and warranty, we’ll take you through the similarities and differences of each pram, so you can choose the perfect one for your family’s needs.
But before diving into the details, we recommend you compare these two prams using the helpful comparison tables on the manufacturer’s websites:
Both the Babybee Luna and the Bugaboo Donkey 5 Duo and Twin are suitable for children from birth (the Donkey with a bassinet and the Luna with a newborn cocoon), but there are some differences to keep in mind.
The Luna can accommodate children up to 5 years old, while the Donkey 5 is suitable for children up to 4 years old. Both prams are convertible to accommodate two children, but the Donkey 5 is generally more versatile in its offerings, with the Donkey 5 Duo suitable for two children of different ages and the Donkey 5 Twin specifically designed for twins.
The Luna doesn’t come with a bassinet but does include a newborn cocoon, while the Donkey 5 comes with a bassinet that has airflow control. Parents of twins who choose the Luna will need to purchase a second newborn cocoon separately.
Parents should consider the age and number of their children when choosing a pram that is most suitable for their needs.
In terms of features, there are several important similarities and differences between these two prams that are worth keeping in mind.
The Donkey has the advantage of a seat that can face both ways, while the Luna does not. Meanwhile, the Luna is in theory easier to fold and unfold with one hand, while the Donkey 5 requires two hands.
The Donkey 5 is self-standing when folded and has an adjustable handlebar, which may be more convenient for parents, especially if they are quite different in height.
The Donkey 5 also has beach mode, which may be an important feature for parents who live near the beach or will frequently take their pram on soft ground.
Finally, the fabrics of both prams are machine washable, great for busy parents.
Capacity and Storage
The Luna and the Donkey 5 have a pram seat capacity of 20 kg and 22 kg respectively. They both have an under-seat basket capacity of 10 kg, which can be used to store nappies, snacks, or other essentials for children.
Size and Weight
The Luna is more compact when folded, with a folded height of 40 cm, width of 75 cm, and length of 76 cm. Its unfolded height is 106 cm and the width is 75 cm. We weren’t able to track down its length, unfortunately. The handlebar height on the Luna is 105 cm, and it weighs 13.7 kg with the seat.
The Donkey 5 is slightly larger with a folded height of 90 cm, width of 60 cm, and length of 52 cm. Its unfolded height is 111 cm, width is 60 cm, and length is 85 cm. The handlebar height is adjustable between 86 and 106 cm, and it weighs 14.9 kg with the seat.
The Luna is lighter and more compact, which may be more convenient for parents who need to transport their pram often. However, the Donkey 5 has a more adjustable handlebar and is self-standing when folded, which may be more convenient for parents.
Parents should consider the size and weight of the pram in relation to their own height and strength, as well as how frequently they will need to transport or store the pram.
Wheels and Suspension
The size and suspension of the wheels are important considerations when choosing a double pram, especially if you plan to use it on uneven surfaces.
The Luna has 17 cm front wheels and 24 cm rear wheels with 4-wheel suspension, while the Donkey 5 has 25 cm front wheels and 30 cm rear wheels with no suspension. Interestingly, this is the only Bugaboo pram we’ve seen with no suspension.
The larger wheels of the Donkey 5 may make it easier to maneuver on rough terrain, while the suspension of the Luna may provide a smoother ride for children.
Capsule compatibility may be an important consideration for parents who plan to use a capsule with their double pram.
The Luna doesn’t have any compatible capsules, while the Donkey 5 is compatible with the Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna. Parents should consider whether they plan to use a capsule and whether it is compatible with the pram they are considering.
Finally, the warranty period may be an important consideration for parents when choosing a pram. The Luna has a 3-year warranty, while the Donkey 5 has a 4-year warranty with product registration.
Parents should consider the length of the warranty and what it covers in case of any defects or issues with the pram.
Choosing the right double pram can be a daunting task for new parents, but comparing the features and suitability of different models can help make the decision easier.
The Babybee Luna and Bugaboo Donkey 5 Duo and Twin are both excellent options for parents with two children, but there are some differences that parents should consider before making a purchase.
Factors such as age and number of children, important features, capacity and storage, size and weight, wheels and suspension, capsule compatibility, and warranty should all be taken into account.
Ultimately, the perfect double pram for each family will depend on their specific needs and preferences, and we hope this comparison has helped parents make a more informed decision.