With plenty of double strollers on the market, it’s hard to know which ones would work well for a family with twins. When we were expecting twins we spent a lot of time researching double strollers, specifically ones that would hold two non-sitting infants. Often, a double stroller is designed for an older child and a baby. Especially when you shop online, it is important to know whether the stroller you are considering is best for 2 different-aged children or two infants. After much research, these are the double strollers I would recommend to parents of twins.
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Graco Duoglider This stroller is great for twins from birth to 40lbs. If you have a Graco Classic Connect infant carseat, you can just transfer the babies from the car straight to the stroller. This is a lifesaver when you find yourself at your destination and one or both babies are asleep. It’s no bueno to have to remove them from a carseat and potentially wake a sleeping baby!
The Baby Trend Double Snap-n-Go stroller frame is a great alternative to the carseat combo strollers. Just like the Graco Duoglider, you can simply snap carseats right into the stroller frame. It is universal, so you can use any carseat with it. We were given one of these as a hand-me-down from a friend. It worked great for our family because we also had 2 different hand-me-down car seats, and each of them were able to fit in this frame. Of course, the girls did outgrow it eventually but it was a lifesaver for those quick trips to the grocery store with twins or on one of our many doctor’s visits during the first few months.
Peg Perego’s Duette is like the Cadillac of double strollers. Its seats are cushy and comfortable, and is compatible with Peg Perego’s carseats as well. You can position the seats so that they face each other or face out, or even face backwards. It folds easily and has a innovative steering-wheel style mobility system. We never had one, as they are outside of our price range. My only complaint would be that, while the underneath storage basket is large, there aren’t any cupholders for mom’s cafe mocha! Aside from that, this is a remarkable stroller that I would have bought if I had the disposable income for it.
The Combi Cosmo Twin Stroller is pretty cool. I love this stroller because it is pretty narrow as far as side-by-side strollers go. Be warned: You can only snap ONE infant car seat into it so in my opinion it is better suited for older babies. Yes, the seats do recline but they don’t go back very far. Our little newborn babies slid around too much at this angle and we opted to hold off on putting them in the side-by-side until they were big enough to sit on their own. The Combi is more compact than other side-by-sides and folds up easily, making it convenient for busy moms.
Where jogging strollers are concerned, the Schwinn Turismo double jogging stroller is a tough competitor. It glides easily, has cupholders for mom and tots, AND mp3-compatible speakers mounted into the canopies! It doesn’t support tiny newborns well, but twin moms aren’t doing a lot of exercise the first few months anyway. If you’re like me you were a zombie for the first 4 months! 🙂
Of course, nothing beats the quality and reliability of BOB brand strollers. Like the Schwinn, it isn’t compatible with car seats. But it is a top-rated stroller for jogging and walking. If you have the budget for one of these, they come highly recommended by moms and dads alike.
We’ve had both a side-by-side stroller and a tandem stroller and there are pros and cons to each of them. One of the major drawbacks of the side-by-side stroller is that they may not fit through all doorways and they are tough to get through the aisles of crowded stores. On the other hand, the tandem strollers are so long they can make you feel like you’re driving an old Lincoln Continental. In the end we were the most comfortable with a tandem stroller because it was easier to maneuver through crowded spaces. Which would you prefer? A tandem or side-by-side stroller?