So as some of you saw on my blog update I am really at a loss as to whether or not to actually spend the money on a sit and stand or double stroller. Faith is 2 yo. Dakota stopped using the stroller at about 3 yo. He always stays with me so I didn't need it for a lot of reasons with him. So if Faith were to stop using the stroller at 3 like Dakota did then I would only need one year. At that point I would only need a single which I have. Honestly I'm really struggling with whether to buy one. This is a hard question to ask anyone who doesn't have a child with special needs so I really need your ladies input.
I don't know much about double strollers but when Joshua was nearing outgrowing his lightweight stroller I started looking for one with a higher weight limit. Do you look at any daily deal sites? That's how I got mine, through mamabargains.com. I was able to get him one with a 55lb weight capacity. I don't know if double strollers have that, I would guess they would. My suggestion would be to watch sales of whatever you're looking for. I have 4 or 5 sites I check daily or more often (some are on FB and I get alerted that way). I saved over 50% on the stroller. If you need it now or at least pretty soon then you may just want to check around for the best deal. I can't really tell you whether or not to get it but at the time Joshua wasn't walking and I knew I would need something. From what I know most kids don't mind riding in one past 3.
Part of the thing is I just don't know if I should. If I was only buying a single for Eli I wouldn't be questioning. I just don't know if I should buy one if Faith is only going to be in it for another year. I guess if I find one for a good deal then I probably should. I guess I should have never sold the sit and stand I had. I got rid of it because I thought Eli would be out of it by now. But now that he has to take it easy and not push himself too hard, trips like going to the zoo, will require a stroller for him to ride and take a break in. Plus the fact that if Faith does decide to ride past 3 then I'm okay right?
ETA: Thank you for your input.
Will (age 6.5 and 60lbs) has been tired lately. We have a double BOB Revolution that he can easily fit in it and it's still easy to push with him. We also have a single BOB Revolution and we are planning on bringing that to Boston. The weight limit is less than 60 lbs, but he's just fine in it.
We have a sit and stand, and it really wasn't a good stroller for the little one. It's not at all comfortable, and forget about it if they fall asleep.
Everytime we use the double BOB we say again how happy we are that we bought it. It's expensive, no doubt about it, but worth it. I like that even though it is a side-by-side, it fits through a regular door. I also like that I can push it with one hand even with a child on each side. I'll never to back to a non-BOB stroller again. Our friends have the Phil & Teds double and it's like pushing a car with it's brakes on. And it steers terribly in comparision to the BOB.
That's the thing about the sit-and-stand is that if Eli suddenly falls asleep (which happens) it is hard to lay down. However, I do know the sit-and-stand fits in the back of my VERY limited space Ford Expedition. I have to be able to fit it in behind the 3rd row seats when they are in use. So anything I get needs to fold up as close to umbrella size as possible.
We have a Valco stroller with a toddler seat attachment for the front. Ben could sit up in the back or be fully reclined if he was sleeping, and if Claire got tired from walking she could sit up front in the toddler seat. So, it's a single stroller essentially, but you can temporarily make it into a double for as long as you need. The toddler seat just pops on or off, depending on your need any given day.
If you scroll down a bit you'll see a couple strollers with the seat attachment.
Oh, and it fit in the trunk of my Mazda 3.
I know this may not help you but we were specifically looking for stroller with a high weight capacity to replace the lower weight capacity one we had and that it be able to fit into roughly the same space. We measured the one we had and compared it to the one we were getting and it wasn't much difference and it was on sale when we got it. It's a cybex calisto but it is only a single. Here's a pretty good sale on one.
I have a sit and stand and love it.