S.L. asks from Chicago, IL on May 23, 2008
Opinions on Double Stroller
Hi we're about ready to have our second baby, our son is currently a year old and we're looking at double strollers. Does anyone have any preference on a brand? or hate a certain brand? We're looking at the Kolcraft contours stroller and phil and ted's but phil and ted's is quite expensive... Any suggestions would be great!
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D.S. answers from Chicago on May 24, 2008
I have a double stroller that I am done with if you want it. It's a great stroller from Graco. Let me know.
B.M. answers from Bloomington on May 23, 2008
Take a look online at the Combi Counterpart...it is very slim..lightweight and steer pretty well...Combi's are known for their compact fold...my double folds up smaller than some of the huge Graco's...I looked at the Graco but it's so huge and heavy...I've seen the Combi's for about 175.00 online...I've seen the Kolcraft ones in the store and they are not very well made...I've only heard raves about Phil and Ted's strollers and like the other person said the BOB's are awesome...I'd maybe check out www.windorpeak.com...go to BABY 411section and check on their stroller forum...the stroller gals there really know their strollers and give much better advice than you'll read when you read the "reviews" on the Babiesrus website etc...the windorpeak website is run by the author of Baby Bargains but the parents on the forums are great...the carseat board is also very helpful in getting the latest up to date carseat info (such as ....it's now recommended that you keep you child rearfacing until the limit of the convertible seat...usually 33 or 35 pounds, so your little one who is almost 1 should remain rearfacing for quite some time...turning them forward serves no purpose except to increase the risk of head and neck injuries....if you already knew this great...I just wanted to pass it along as many parents believe they have to turn their child at 1.)
J.S. answers from Chicago on May 24, 2008
I have 2 kinds of double stroller and i love the one named Kaboos it is the one where the older child can sit or stand to ride. But that may not be what you want for a one year old. So the other option that i have is i have a double jogging stroller it is the easiest stroller to move around no matter how much the children weigh. Good luck
M.S. answers from Chicago on May 25, 2008
I also have a double stroller that we used for one summer and havent since...its a good stroller light weight but doesnt hold a carseat...its by combi,
i can send you photos if you are want..
J.P. answers from Chicago on May 23, 2008
We bought the Graco Quattro Duo Glider. I like it a lot because: the handles are nice and high, comfortable to push, lots of cup holders, folds and unfolds easily, 3 year old is comfortable and fits in front seat, large basket underneath, lots of ways to position the 2 seats, it holds our Graco Snug Ride infant seat.
Some downfalls: heavy to lift into car, difficult to steer in crowded stores, my older daughter is so far away from me I can't hear her! These things are probably downfalls of all/most double strollers. If I had to do it again, I'd buy this stroller. We bought it at Baby Depot for $199.
Good luck with your new arrival!
B.W. answers from Chicago on May 23, 2008
I just love my Bob Revolution double stroller! Nothing is easier to maneuver and lighter. I did some research before I bought it and it was the highest rated. It's expensive but I got a better deal on a new one on e-bay ($400). Good luck and congrats!
C.K. answers from Chicago on May 25, 2008
I have a Phil $ Ted Sport with the double attachment. I love it. It is so lightweight and compact, and it's a tandem so I can take it anywhere. It was a little pricey, but comparable to the Bob, which Is HUGE!!! I loved my Bob single, but the Dualle can't get through the mall or other tight spaces. With the Phil and Ted my one year old sits up high, while my 2month old daughter lays in the back in a bassinet. When she gets to big, I'll fold up the bassinet into a seat, and remove my son's seat from the top and sling it off the back. It's also a jogger, and was rated number one in tandem strollers. It's very comperable to the Bob, Not as good for maneuverability, but the best you're gonna get in a double overall. It folds up to slightly larger than an umbroller, super easy to use, and I get stopped all of the time to answer questions about it. No one can believe it when they see the baby in the back. Overall I think the cost was TOTALLY worth it. the weight limit is so high, we'll never buy another one.