stroller recommendations?

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stroller recommendations?

I'm having Irish twins.. I know it's not the same, but still need a stroller for two little ones. Opinions please!!! Good and bad!

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Depends on what type you need. I need 2 different ones, one for quick shopping trips and one for walks. I find the Combi Twin Sport stroller fab for quick shopping, folds in half & half again, easy to use (plus it has a piece of material that can be pulled out from underneath the seat & goes over the bar to keep a newborn in nice & safe). I got lots of use out of when my boys were little. I just bought a new one again for my twins which was on sale at AlbeeBaby. As for walks (ie. jogging stroller), I'm on the fence still since there are lots of good strollers out there, like the Bumbleride Indie, Valco TriMode, etc. Since I am a petite person, I can't lift heavy strollers, so I may get a Bugaboo Donkey for my twins but awaiting info on the new chassis due out in September (which is rumored to be a bit smaller). Valco Baby is releasing a cool new stroller called the Spark Duo but I am thinking it may be even heavier than the rest. I may wind up back at BuyBuyBaby again to keep testing strollers out.

The least favorite stroller I ever bought was a Phil & Teds Sport, I found it difficult with child on the bottom, one on the top. It just didn't work out well and I gave it away to another Mom in town. I definitely prefer side by side ones.

Anyway, tons of strollers out there, tons of choices....best of luck and keep us posted on what you wind up with. Smile

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www.pegperegocanada.com/puericulture-catalogue/2012/ARIA+TWIN+60_40

Best stroller ever. And it's 60/40 so you can put an infant in it. It's what I use for the twins now. It folds up easy and doesn't take up a lot of space. Whatever you chose, because of your situation I would go with a side by side. They are much easier to maneuver.

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THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS UP....

I am pregnant with twins due in January...

I am definitely looking for more recommendations. My sister has a Bob Duallie that I will try to buy off of her, though it is so heavy I better start weight lifting now. Will probably need something else for around town. The Bugaboo Donkey Base is over $1000, so even used it is out of our price range (wanna have a fund for college, you know). I definitely want to know what you BTDT twins moms have done and whether you were happy with your stroller.

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City Mini Double.

Pretty much every one of the hundreds of families in my twins club uses it. We love it.

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I go by the wheels, small hard wheels are fine for even surfaces but sidewalks & parks that's when one needs the larger air tires. The Valco Zee, for instance, says "all terrain" but I found a thread where someone was complaining how it got stuck on sidewalks, although they will offer air tires for it down the road.

The Bob Dualie is 34lb, so I hear ya about weight lifting, haha.

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The weight matters but more important is folding -- the Bob is awesome if you'll use it from the house and basically never have to fold it and try to lift it into the car. The City Select, City Mini, and Peg Perego are your options if you want to fold and drive ever. The City Mini that I use is 26 lbs but it's so insanely easy to fold while moving it into the back of the car that there is essentially no lifting. People with a lot of money or awesome Craigslist skillz might want to get both. I love the maneuverability of my stroller on all surface types and for going up curbs, too. I would just avoid cheap wheels, too. We have used/cheap everything for the babies ... but we went nuts on a $400 stroller and have no regrets whatsoever.

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Jennifer- I realize that I am such a hypocrite when it comes to the price of strollers.

I think we may end up getting both the Bob and the City Mini. The reasons are: my sister has a Duallie she is willing to give me (yay!) but even if she didn't, I would find one used. I have used it quite a bit and with kids of different sizes it can tip when on an uneven surface --- so even it is not the perfect all terrain vehicle. The single bob stroller seems more stable to me. But free is free and it turns like a charm and works for when the kids get older. It is heavy, difficult to lift and difficult to put away. We are going to need a new vehicle with these children anyway (getting to the part where I am a huge hypocrite) and I plan to bring it with me to the different dealerships and see how easily it will fit. I figure if I can get a Bob Duallie in the back, it will also hold anything else I would ever dream of bringing.

I am going to try to find a used City Mini. If I can't, I'll probably get one as cheap as I can online. If I buy it new, I will resell it once the time comes if it is still holding up nicely. Some have complained that the wheels do not hold up with it, but they are replaceable.

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Strollers can be very pricey, I know! We got around getting a new minivan here, we got a different booster seat that only needs seatbelts. With twins, everything adds up... so that's great about getting the Bob.