Double Stroller Q?

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sugspop's picture
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Double Stroller Q?

Ok ladies. So my 3 yr old DS still loves to ride in his stroller. We go to the zoo, he wants to be pushed around in the stroller. Going for a walk, stroller. He gets out every now and then, but what seems like unlike most 3 yr olds, he still loves the ride. So, my question is, he is a big boy (36 lbs) and will be 3 1/2 when the baby comes, and I'm starting to think I'm going to need a tandem stroller. They are pricey, so I don't want to waste my money, but at this rate, I feel like he will like to ride along until he is 6 or so, so that would be a good 2 1/2 years of use. I noticed a lot of tandem (I don't like the side by side double strollers, I don't know why) will only hold up to 40 lbs per baby, so he is very close. I've seen a few that go up to 50.

So my question, do you think this would be a good purchase for me? Any other BTDT moms have kiddos who loved to ride strollers until older? What age did they not care for it anymore and opt for walking or bike or scooter? Any recommendations on a stroller for me that is $250 or less?

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I can't imagine him wanting to ride for too much longer like close to four he may not. What about just wearing the baby and letting him ride. Or getting a sit and stand type. They have a bench sort of seat in the back so he could still sit if he wanted but the baby could sit too.

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My girls are 25 months apart. I got a sit & stand when they were younger. We used to go to Disneyland a lot & it made it easier for me to keep track of them & also just to have when they burned out.

Mine was handy. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of a LO w/ a newborn. Guess it just depends on the things you do & your own style of doing things.

sugspop's picture
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A sit & stand stroller sounds great! I never thought of that. Any brands/styles you recommend?

lesleynka's picture
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I got the Baby Trend & loved it.

sugspop's picture
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I was looking at that one. It seems pretty popular and has good ratings. But it says for kids up to 40 lbs and 40 inches! My son is 36 lbs and 38 inches right now. I'm afraid by the time the baby comes, he will be past the weight/height requirements. I may just have to get him accustomed to walking... Sad

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I am in the same position as you. My 2.5 yr old will be 3 when this LO gets here and he still loves his stroller. I am buying a Sit n Stand from a coworker for $30. That way if he outgrows the stroller phase too fast then I don't feel like I paid a lot and never used it. CL has a ton of them if you want to try it out before committing to a pricier stroller.

sugspop's picture
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Wow, $30! That is so lucky! Maybe I should check some of the consignment type stores and hit up some garage sales...

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"sugspop" wrote:

Wow, $30! That is so lucky! Maybe I should check some of the consignment type stores and hit up some garage sales...

I know - when I asked him how much he said he would think about it. I was worried it would be to much. I was really happy when he said $30. He said it definitely looks used but still in good shape. As long as I can resell it for $30 or so if I don't need it I will be even happier.

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I was going to suggest a Sit 'n Stand as well. We'll probably get the same thing, but are going to wait until next summer (since it'll be winter here and we won't need the stroller in the snow!) to see if our son still needs to ride.

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I'm just starting the search for something like this. Corinna will be 2.5 when the baby arrives and even in winter we like to take walks.

She is a great walker, but there are times when it is easier to contain her in a stroller and when she gets tired... well, she's two (and if you don't understand, you will in a couple of years or so).

I'm definitely looking for something used and possibly something that works with a Graco car seat since that was so easy to do when Corinna was little. It's nice to be able to just leave them in the car seat and put the car seat on the stroller base.

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Honestly, when the next baby would come, I made it plain and clear that it was time for the older child to walk. There are 2 1/2 years in between my sons, almost 4 years in between my son and my daughter, and three years in between DD and this baby. I never had a problem with any of them walking beside me when the new baby came. I did this because handling a regular stroller is enough... those double strollers are a heavy nightmare (and might be a waste for you if once baby comes your DS decides he wants to be big brother and walk next to baby!). If he were younger maybe, but he's three and that's old enough to walk next to mommy IMHO! But like Ashley suggested, those sit and ride strollers are nice, and are half the size and weight of the big double ones!