Why buy a double stroller?
A double stroller is a sensible option for those with two small kids (from infancy to kids as tall as 3.5 feet and 50 pounds), depending on its design. If you want to get some fresh air and movement with your little ones, a double stroller is an excellent idea to help keep them in one place while also enjoying time together.
What should you look for in a double stroller?
- Design: There’s the tandem stroller and the side-by-side stroller. The advantages of the tandem are that it’s narrow for walking through doorways, and the seats often recline for extra comfort. The side-by-side version allows your children to have an equal view while getting a wider handlebar for better steering.
- Space: Even the sleekest double stroller will take up a lot of space. Take care to measure doors and hallways in your house or apartment and your car trunk if you plan to take the stroller with you. Think about crowded spaces you frequent, like city trains, grocery stores, favorite restaurants. When you have a clear idea of these spaces, you’ll be better equipped to make the right double stroller for your family.
- Function: Reflect on the kind of lifestyle you currently have and what activities you hope to include in your everyday life. If you or your partner are runners, then a double stroller for jogging is logical. Perhaps your family enjoys going to farmer’s markets. Just one tote full of produce takes up space and can be weighty too. If this sounds like you, check out a wagon-style double stroller.
What should you expect to spend on a quality double stroller?
A double stroller is a financial investment for a good reason: your kids’ safety. So expect to spend money when looking for your first double stroller. They run between $140 and $750, the price increasing with more features, greater adjustability, and the latest safety technology.
Pros: Considered a tandem stroller, its two child seats recline and have individual, rotating canopies and footrests. If you have two infants, you can choose to flatten out the rear seat and attach a Graco SnugRide Click Connect car seat. The same goes for the front seat; flatten it and attach a second Graco SnugRide Click Connect. Rotate a canopy, and they can face each other. Thanks to the locking front-swivel wheels with suspension for maneuverability, your kids will have a smooth ride. You’ll have some benefits too; the best perhaps is its collapsible design. Fold the stroller with one hand without even bending so you can use your free hand to hold your baby.
Cons: This stroller may be difficult to handle because of its large size.
Bottom Line: This tandem stroller serves an incredible ride for you and your children, thanks to its reclining and rotating seats. Collapse the stroller when you are finished using it.
BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Double Jogging Stroller
A great combination of performance and safety for runner and baby.
Pros: There is no reason to give up your active life with this double jogging stroller. Especially important is that your kids have a smooth ride while you hit the asphalt with uneven surfaces. The air-filled tires and quality suspension system creates an enjoyable jog for all three of you. Plus, you can adjust the handlebar for your height. While you’re working up a sweat, your kids might fall asleep because the seats feature compression padding, which helps them sit upright. Other quality features include: UPF 50+ canopies, magnetic peek and chat windows, ample storage, and a swivel-locking front wheel for superb maneuverability.
Cons: Flat tires can occur.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for an option that is easy to move and can move with you as you run, this jogging stroller is made for you. Keep your kids comfortable and entertained on a smooth ride with this choice.
Baby Trend Expedition 2-in-1 Stroller Wagon PLUS
An innovative solution to families with small kids who want it all and more.
Pros: This two-in-one stroller wagon easily transforms from a push stroller to a pull wagon. You locate the hideaway pull handle under the front part of the stroller, pull it out, then you’re all set. The large cargo area has built-in seats for two kids, each with a three-point harness belt. The Seat-2-Mat feature gives you a choice to unfold the kids’ seats to create a lie-down mat. Perhaps the most important feature is the impressive storage capacity. The max weight capacity is 110 pounds.
Cons: This wagon stroller is on the heavy side, making it hard to handle.
Bottom Line: For parents who need the extra room for their babies to play, this two-in-one stroller is an excellent option with spacious wagon-like features. When one needs to lie down and sleep, the seat can be easily transformed into a flat mat.
Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger
A sweet ride for two and a great sweat for you.
Pros: This nifty double jogger stroller moves swiftly and accurately thanks to its locking front swivel wheel that gives you better control while running. If you choose to slow down and walk, unlock the front wheel for better maneuverability. Each seat reclines in multiple positions and has a five-point safety harness, so your kids can ride comfortably and safely over bumps and cracks. The parent tray has two cup holders and covered compartment storage for cell phones and snacks.
Cons: Flat tires can occur.
Bottom Line: This affordable and high-quality jogger stroller offers the things kids need for a comfy and safe ride. With the extra compartments, you can keep your belongings tucked away safely as well.
Pros: This double stroller has almost everything you could want in terms of quality, adaptability, and safety. What sets this stroller apart from the rest is its extreme versatility. It offers two different riding options for two kids, from infants to youth. As a Graco stroller, it’s compatible with Graco Snug Ride Click Connect Infant Car Seats. The back seat is designed so your infant can ride facing you. Older kids can sit in the front, on a rear bench seat, or even stand for the ultimate view.
Cons: Because this stroller is so heavy, it can be hard to maneuver.
Bottom Line: The Ready2Grow provides an excellent option to keep your family moving as your kids grow and more come along. The versatility of seating and riding options will give you greater mobility.
A double stroller provides an excellent and fun solution for a family on the go or needing to get out for some fresh air with more than one kiddo. There are plenty of designs and features to choose from that will give optimal support for your growing family.