J.Z. asks from Carlsbad, CA on June 10, 2008
B.R. answers from Los Angeles on June 12, 2008
I don't own one myself, just wanted to reinforce about the Graco Duo Glider- VERY heavy, not at all the easiest to manuver. I was at the zoo with another family and helped them with their double (they needed it, the thing is a monster!) Just from appearance I like the Peg Perego one- I can't remember what it's called, but not the side by side one. It accomodates two carseats and you can have them either forward or backward facing. I've been looking myself, but not for twins, for my toddler and upcoming baby.
C.H. answers from Los Angeles on June 11, 2008
I agree with lighter being better. After my twins were born I had the duo glider-- but my wrists had carpel tunnel so it was VERY challenging because it was heavy. It also felt like I was driving a train.
If I had to do it over I would by a dual snap and go when they are in the carriers. Once they are out of the carriers, I recommend the Combi Twin Saavy. It is light and there are cup holders in the front for snacks etc. That is what we switched to and we love it.
C.S. answers from San Diego on June 11, 2008
I have twin girls who were born at 26 weeks. They are now almost 3 yrs old. The Duo-Glider by Graco is WONDERFUL for twins and comes with a car seat. Your friend will just have to buy a second car seat, but it's so worth it. It was fantastic being able to go from car, to stroller, to house without having to disturb the babies!! And she's going to need all the peace and quiet she can get :-) !! Any questions, just let me know! Tell her congratulations! It's a LOT of work, but I wouldn't change a thing!! C.
K.J. answers from Los Angeles on June 11, 2008
There are a lot of great strollers out there but unfortunately, most of the best ones do not accomodate two car seat adapters. Tell her it is more important to buy a stroller that she will love for the next three years than one that will accomodate two car seats which the babies grow out of pretty quickly (not as fast with twins but still pretty quick). She needs to buy an inexpensive twin snap & go for those quick trips when the babies are young and sleeping most of the time but do her research on a great double stroller that she can have for the long haul and there are some great ones out there. I own a baby shop in San Clemente and we do free stroller consultations both in our shop and over the phone. We also have a website and ship all over the US at no charge in case she isn't local. Not sure what's going on with twins lately but I have had a ton of moms in the last few weeks that are having twins so I have a lot of great recommendations and would love to help her with her research. She definitely needs to end up with a stroller that she loves and will at least make her life a little easier! Have her give me a call or check out our website.
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E.C. answers from Los Angeles on June 10, 2008
I have the BOB Revolution Duallie and I love it. I also got the car seat adapter for it, and it works really well. Though, one thing to keep in mind is that with the BOB a 4 month old with good head control can ride in the stroller in the regular harness, so the car seat adapter might not be needed as much...a new mom of twins isn't likely to be getting out a ton for while! THE place to buy it is REI, if you sign up for thier newsletter online they will send you a 15% off one item coupon, that is a big savings on the stroller, and they are price-set, so they are the same price everywhere. REI will assemble it for you as well. The only downside of the stroller I've found, it is heavy to transport...but all double strollers are in my opinion. Make sure it will fit in the back of your vehicle before you buy it - it doesn't fold down quite as much as some that I've seen. Also, consider buying a MacClaren double light-weight travel stroller for quick trips into a store, etc. Not a stroller you'd want for long walks, etc., but ideal for quick in and out of the car situations.
S.M. answers from Los Angeles on June 12, 2008
I don't have twins but I have a 20 month old and a 5 month old. I just got the Kolcraft Contours. It is awesome. It comes with one infant seat attachment. you can order a second one. It breaks down easily. I have a smaller car and it fits into my trunk with no problems. The storage basket is big and it is very easy to push. I got it at Babies R Us. It was $200. It only comes in red so hopefully that is an ok color choice. It is the best stroller ever!!!
A.M. answers from Santa Barbara on June 11, 2008
TRUST ME, lighter is better. The Bob & duo glider are too heavy or big & bulky, and hard to fold and lift into your trunk. I had the combi twin savvy, they make them now that accomodate 2 carseats. Peg peregos are similar in weight to the combi, but just dont fold as well. And I have a bob dualie too. The bob wont fit thru doors, but my combi did. Yes, you are a bit wider with a side by side (but not as much as you would think!)so shopping in narrow isles isnt possible at times, but I felt it was well worth that sacrifice with the lightness and ease of folding. Plus with twins she wont be shopping/going out as much anyway!! I have a peg aria single for my singleton and even it doesnt fold as well as my combi twin savvy. Loved that stroller so much, from the buckle to the folding mechanism i highly recommend that one! I did use in the beginning the snap and go. But mine was a hand me down and was broken, so I quickly began using my combi without the carseat adapters. I imagine the snap and go would be the lightest if you want a tandem for a short while. Tell her good luck, and I also highly recommend her getting involved with a twins club. They can be a FABULOUS resource.
E.N. answers from San Diego on June 11, 2008
I have the Valco Baby Tri Mode Twin. I believe you can get a car seat adaptor for at least one seat, if not both. It is not a cheap stroller, or even affordable for most, it was a big stretch for us when we got it, but it is worth every penny to me. I went through three other double strollers in the first year after my second child was born. They all had problems such as being too bulky or big for fitting in doorways, difficult to maneuver, and my boys just didn't like them (we had a lot of fussing in the stroller). I finally decided to spend the money and I LOVE the Valco. It is so easy to steer around (even in stores and tight spaces), it is easy to push on any terrain, and the best part is, my boys are happy in it!
N.A. answers from Honolulu on June 17, 2008
I have 6-month old twins. I started off with a Baby Trend Double Snap and Go where you can snap in two infant car seats and then recently "graduated" to the Combi Twin Savvy. The Snap and Go is awesome in the beginning because when the twins were little, they would always fall asleep in their car seat. I didn't want to wake the twins by getting them in and out of their car seats so all I had to do was snap their car seats into the Snap and Go and off I would go. Not sure when your friend will be giving birth but I'll probably be selling my Snap and Go and car seats in the next couple of months. Now that the twins are getting bigger (and my son is almost going to outgrow the infant car seat carrier), we have a Combi Twin Savvy - which is the lightest double stroller on the market (really important when you have to get the stroller in and out of the car). It is also compact, folds really easily, and maneuvers like a dream. I recommend a side by side stroller as the babies get older so the one in the back does not kick the one in the front and there won't be any fighting on who gets to sit in the front/back. The Combi Twin Savvy also lets the seats recline if the babies want to sleep. Now that the twins are 6 months, I am also looking to get a Bob Duallie Revolution for walking on rough terrain and for my husband to use when he goes jogging. This stroller (although very pricy) would be good for your friend if she wants to go jogging with her twins. However, the babies must be at least 6 months old to use the Duallie. Hope this helps!
M.S. answers from Visalia on June 15, 2008
I have a Kolcraft Contours double stroller- I have a boy and a girl who are 20 months apart. It was only $200 and we love it! The only draw back is its size, it takes up a bit of space- but it's a double so I guess that comes with the territory.