A double stroller is the one best essential item that you need in your arsenal if you have more than one young child. We’ll help you select the best double stroller. The issue is, what to actually look for when you are trying to find the right one that will fit your lifestyle. You need to ask yourself about the type how much it weighs, the size, etc. Even find out if it will fit on your car or subway and how roomy will it be for your little ones. You also need to double check to see if it meets any type of safety standards as well as if it is on the recall list. That is a big issue right there.
There are sorts of different double strollers that you can have your children in.
- 1 Types of double strollers
- 2 So what are the best double strollers
Types of double strollers
Side by Side Strollers
These are those cute twin strollers that have the two seats where your children can actually see each other and sit side by side. There are various styles such as the Twin Sport from Combi that has its own storage and comfortable looks for your two little ones.
These the ones that have the seats in a row. These are the more traditional double strollers that are available. You have seen these in movies and many more. You can even use these if you have a child that is older than the other one. The best tandem that many have found quite useful is the Quattro Tour Due from Graco.
A convertible stroller can be changed to work with just one child or multiple children. It really depends on your needs for that moment. It tends to be best if you are planning for more children in the future and already have one child at the moment. The convertible strollers like the Sport Buggy Double by Phil & Ted is a great one to use or even something similar to it.
Sit and Stand Strollers
These are the more modern type of strollers that have a place to sit your youngest at the front while your older one is able to stand at the back while you push or can sit facing you while you are pushing. These are great if your children are years apart. The one that people tend to talk about is the Ultralight by Joovy Caboose. I have a Sit and Stand stroller guide for you to check out.
Whenever you decide to purchase any type of baby gear, be sure to check for any safety concerns and always check the recall list as well as consumer reports to keep you up to date.
So what are the best double strollers
When it comes down to buying a stroller, it can feel like you are shopping for a car. It can be even worse when you have two little ones that are involved. Let’s break it down, don’t freak out. There is a double stroller that will meet the type of needs that you have and even meet the needs of those who are pulling double duty with their little ones as well. A double stroller will allow you to carry your little ones without all of the hassle of wearing yourself out or your little ones during any type of outing that you may have.
Echo Twin Stroller by Chicco
This one has a very compact fold which makes it great to throw in your trunk and bring it just about anywhere that you need to go. It has a one hand recline and even has 4 different independent seating positions that will keep you and your little ones just as happy as can be. http://www.chiccoshop.com
If you are a new parent, one of the most helpful things you will need is a stroller. When you’ve just given birth to twins, you need a more unique stroller designed specifically for twins. The Chicco Echo Twin is one of the more affordable twin stroller options on the market right now, but it does not lack in quality due to this. Keep reading to find out why I recommend this stroller for any parent of twins who is on a budget.
Other than features, one of the main things I look for in strollers is the weight, because let’s face it, we are going to be lugging it in and out of the car and home. The Chicco Echo Twin is lightweight compared to some twin strollers, which is a big plus. After learning this, I looked into other things, such as the unisex style, great for the fact you may have one boy and one girl, good thinking, right?
Let’s get into the features, the babies are going to be comfortable because the fabric is padded, and that is an important thing as an unhappy baby means unhappy parent. The stroller is quick to assemble, with an adjustable backrest so you can position your babies in the way you want. The largest is also adjustable, meaning you can adjust your child’s seat to fit their height.
The stroller is designed for newborns up to toddlers, this means it will be more of an investment. You will find it fits your daily needs just great on a budget. It has a decent amount of space for storage, but could be a bit more at times. After all, you have to carry enough for twins now!
There are hood covers over each seat, so you can have them adjusted as you wish. The wheels are designed to make traveling easy, and smooth. This goes back to the comfort of your child being priority.
There are a few down sides to a twin stroller. In general, side-by-side twin strollers are much wider than usual. It also lacks support for newborns that are unable to support their head on their own. If your child is not holding its head up yet, you may want a different stroller or give it a little more time. While the sun hoods are adjustable, they are not the best at blocking 100% of the elements.
Pros of the Echo twin
- Affordable on a budget
- Unisex designs
- Fabric is padded, backrest and footrests are adjustable.
- Easy to fold
Cons of the Echo twin
- Really wide
- Lacks head support
If you are a new parent to twins, the Chicco Echo Twin is a great open on a budget. It is designed to adjust to your growing baby from newborn to toddler, but does not have head support for babies unable to hold their own head up. If your child can hold its head up, you are on a budget and need a twin stroller, this is a good match.
Flex Duallie by BOB
If you are a jogger and love to take your little ones with you or just want something that has more moveability, then you want this model as part of your baby gear. It has a 9 position handle bar and a really nice suspension system that will help to keep up with your lifestyle. It is even small enough that it can fit through a standard door frame.
It doesn’t matter what BOB stroller that you pick, it is very unlikely that you will hate it. When you are around town and you see someone using a BOB stroller, they always have something good to say about it. Owning your own BOB stroller is similar to sipping champagne at the Oscars. The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie literally has just about every single feature that you could ever want in a stroller. There are a lot of needed accessories with a few unneeded ones in there. It is easy to use, easy to maneuver, made with high quality materials, has plenty of storage and more.
This BOB stroller is literally a great twin jogging stroller for all-terrain purposes. It has rubber tires, locking front wheel, adjustable handlebars, suspension and tracking, as well as 9 height positions and the ability to work with just one car seat. Another great thing about this stroller is that it has a simple 2 step fold that has quick release wheels that are actually made from polymers. You can recline each seat on its own and your two little ones each have their own UPF 50+ canopy. Each canopy is going to have a very large peek a boo window, so you can see what your little one is up to. The Flex Duallie actually has a lot of under seat storage as well as large pockets on the back of each seats and inside stow pockets that can hold your littles sippy cup or even some snacks. Another good thing is that each seat can hold up to 50 pounds. That includes with a car seat attached. This stroller is best for little ones who are older than 6 months, but it has been recommended to not go on rough terrain until they are at least 8 months old.
When it comes to actually folding this stroller, you will find that it is really easy to do. You just squeeze the levers on the side of the frame at the same time. This causes the stroller to fold. There is a 2 hand fold that comes with a manual lock. This is the hardest thing to use about this stroller. Another thing is that is really heavy when you try to lift it on your own. When you go to unfold it, it is a lot easy to deal with. I am able to unfold it with just one hand. So, depending on who you are, you could do it just the same.
Again, this is a heavy stroller and if you are smaller, this could be really hard to manage. It was not meant to be a commuter stroller, so you will need to find something else to use.
Overall, if you have to deal with rough terrain or just really good at being athletic, this is a great stroller for those who have 2 kids. It is easy to move around, there isn’t a high issue with tipping and it is very child friendly.
Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
This stroller is simple in appearance but it’s very practical. Check out my Joovy Scooter X2 Double stroller review.
Lets face it, it can be hard to find a stylish double stroller but Bugaboo haven’t let us down with the Bugaboo Donkey. Check out my Bugaboo Donkey review to find out more.
ZOE Umbrella XL2 Double Stroller
There has been a lot of information going around about this stroller and a lot of places have already been sold out of it. So, I managed to get my hand on one and all I can say is Oh My Goodness. This side by side stroller is not only lightweight, but less than $300. This is literally every parents dream.
Zoe brand is new, but the founders have years in this trade. They have a small family ran business that has combined all their fashion expertise with baby products to give us moms a really affordable, double stroller that anyone with twins or 2 close aged children would absolutely love.
One of the best things about this company, is that you can actually bring the stroller home, test it out, and then return it if you are not happy. I managed to grab the Zoe XL2 Deluxe. It was great, but there are some issues that do need to be dealt with. Even though it is actually not as sturdy as the heavier models, this is one stroller that is always in my car’s trunk.
Parents often want a lightweight double stroller. This is actually the lightest stroller on the market. It is only 16 pounds. Plus it works with gate check limits at the airport, including American Airlines. It is so light, that you can drag it up a flight of stairs without any issues and it works well through most standard doorways, but the cup holder for you, makes it a bit hard.
It has a recessed rear axle so if you are tall, you don’t have to worry about your long steps kicking the back of the stroller. But, if you are short like me, who is only 5’2”, this stroller is a bit tall for you. Whenever you fold the stroller up, this stroller is really compact, plus it works great with cars that have limited trunk space. Since this stroller is basically compact, the one thing that it does well is the storage area. It is large enough to carry my diaper bag and purse, both which are large. Plus, this stroller isn’t going to tip over if you place the diaper bag on the handle bars.
The canopy goes way beyond what I expected. It actually unzips to cover the belly bar. So if your little one is reclined and sleeping, you can unzip the canopy and then cover them up so the sun isn’t beating on their face. Each canopy has its own peek a boo window and they have little pockets where you can store your phone or wallet.
When it comes down to this stroller, I know what the buzz is actually about. This is a light weight stroller that goes beyond what you expect for the price range. It comes in different colors, canopies, wheel caps, and more. It is great for running errands and more. This is my top pick for traveling.
Valco Baby Tri Mode Twin
Valco is a very popular Australian brand and now they’re catching on around the world. Read my Valco Baby Tri Mode Twin review.
Zee Two by Valco Baby (discontinued)
The Zee Two by Valco is great for your two little ones as it has shade for each seat and they just zip on. The front has swivel wheels and it has a pretty smooth ride for your little ones. Plus since it is so compact, it tends to make putting it away quite easy and there is a huge storage basket that can store just about anything.
This stroller has amazing safety features. It has auto stop brake technology that will keep you safe in those unpredictable moments in your life. You can attach a double kit to the standard to give you over 26 different riding options for your little ones. Now, it can be a bit pricey.
When it comes down to finding the right double stroller, these are the best of the best and you only deserve the best. Each one varies in price but they are all worth it when it comes to safety and having a great lifestyle that will last.