I know it's been asked before-- but what double strollers does everyone recommend? I want to get a tandem stroller that is compact and easy to use-- haha I want to say I've heard of some that have the capability of letting the babies either face toward or away from you. Am I crazy, or do they exist?
They do exist, but they are not compact. I would peruse some baby shopping sites and see what you can find. I always liked browsing at BRU because it seemed like they had the largest selection of double strollers. Quite honestly, I would not want a tandem stroller. They seem like a big long trolley to me. My girls love their side-by-side and I like that they can both see out of the stroller. There are pros and cons to both though. If I had a tandem, I could probably navigate to some places in stores where my side-by-side doesn't fit. However, I would also be making wide turns and taking people out!
i have the chicco together and love it. we decided to do one double and a single instead of a triple. i can lift in and out of my suv no problem. it is longer, but super easy to maneuver. if any of your stores carry them, go try them out. out bru doesnt, but im sure its an alaska thing. lol/ugh
Our bru here in Mobile doesn't carry ANY twin strollers in stock. There isn't a store anywhere here in town that does. :/ So I can only go off of reviews and reccommendations. Rather frustrating.
How essential are the trays and cup holders? I know this isn't a side by side, but I like that I can face them both front, or back, or face each other. No trays or cup holders though... I'm thinking that might be a problem.
ETA: I forgot the link... Lol
I think I want it... http://www.joovy.com/pages/pd_scooterx2_about.php
And eventually 2 of these. There is a picture of it on the single version of the stroller. http://www.amazon.com/BRICA-Inc-5300...360717&sr=1-90
Anyone heard anything about it?
We have a double Baby Trend Sit N Stand and a single stroller for the three girls. Going through stores with all three in tow, many stores don't allow much room between racks of clothing that are wide enough for side by sides. The girls love their stroller, they can both see very well as the back seat is elevated. We use the trays often for small snacks and their cups. Without the holders, they'd be dropping them consistently on the ground. I have a bad back, but I'm still able to easily lift and set up the stroller as well as fold it back up.
DD Twins: 8/4/09 @ 35 Wks - No NICU, woot!
We have a twin Valco.... LOVE that stroller!!!! I first heard about it on this board, and I'm still thrilled with it. The only thing I don't like is that (like all double jogging strollers) it's heavy. So I don't like getting it in and out of the van, but other than that, it's an awesome stroller.
I know you're not looking for this kind of stroller, I just have to bring up Valcos whenever I can.
Now that we're out of those intense early days, I think I'll probably get the twin Peg Perego Aria. We have the single Aria that we used for my DD and we LOVED that stroller!! It weighs all of 8 or 9 pounds, it's easy to maneuver around, and the best part (when they get older and just need a stroller on occasion) the snack tray lifts easily, so they can climb in and out. Great stroller. I actually saw a family with a twin Peg Perego this weekend and asked them about it, and they liked it. The only thing they didn't like is that you can't take it 'off road,' because the wheels are too small - but that's what a jogger is for, IMO. For shopping or any other flat surface, they said the Perego is great. It has good storage underneath, the canopy is nice and flexible, and the snack tray is great. The only downside is that there is no cup holder for the parent - but maybe the twin stroller has one? I'm sure you can buy an off-market one.
As far as side-by-side strollers go, I love our Combi. It is easy to lift in and out of the car, has a carrying strap (if you would ever need it, in an airport maybe?), and it folds in seconds. It will go off road, although, it probably isn't really designed for it. I really have few complaints. No cup holders for adults, cup holders too shallow for sippys; however, snacks fit in those perfectly. There are actually 3 holders in front. I am not sure why, but my girls like it. You can buy clip on cup holders and mommy hooks for strollers. I have used that side-by-side in a restaurant (Noodles and Co., I believe) when my DH was out of town and I had all 3 kids. The girls were only crawling and I could not get everyone in there by myself. So, the girls ate their mac and cheese using those holders in the front of the stroller. We have even used it that way at a summer picnic to keep the girls contained during the meal. It was a awesome for use at my DS's soccer games too.
We have the Baby Jogger City Mini, and I like it. It's compact, fits through EVERY doorway, folds and stores easily, and is light weight.
I don't like how far the boys lean back (well, THEY don't like it now that they are a year and a half) but I have fixed that problem by not buckling their shoulders in so they can lean forward, and now that they are heavier and I'm pushing 50+lbs of baby, it doesn't turn as well as it did when they were smaller.
However, I think they only way to get around the turning issue / handling is to get a double jogging stroller with pneumatic wheels, but I didn't want that so went with more of an umbrella stroller.
Ava 6 years
James and Eric, born November 2009