Double Stroller? - Bellevue,NE

Updated on April 21, 2011
J.G. asks from Bellevue, NE
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I have been going back and forth on whether or not I want to purchase a double stroller. I have my heart set on the Bumblride Indie Twin but it is so pricey... I also like the Joovy Caboose or Ergo Caboose. We have a 2 1/2 year old and a 5 month old. Our 2 year old loves the stroller!!! I've used our Graco travel system a few times with the baby and have made the 2 1/2 year old walk. This makes for a very frustrating trip... she is like any 2 year old and doesn't listen the greatest and will just run away.

Is it worth it to get the double? My husband and I work opposite schedules so one of us always has the kids by ourselves. I would like a double stroller that is easy to use and able to accomodate the 2 1/2 year old for a while if she wanted...

Does anyone have the above mentioned strollers and how did they work for you?

Thanks so much!

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answers from Boston on

I have a side by side double stroller that I use for walking outside, other than that I never use it. I just have a terrible time maneuvering it in and out of places/stores. My 2 1/2 year old constantly either wants in or out. Now, I always just carry my youngest in the Ergo on my back and let the 2 year old either walk or I might push him in an umbrella stroller. That's what works for us.:)

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answers from San Antonio on

We have had two double strollers. One was a Graco where one child sat behind the other. My daughter hated it as she got older, because she couldn't see anything aside from the back of her brother. Once she turned about 7 months we got a second hand Jeep side by side stroller. We LOVE it! Both kids get to see everything, and walks are one of their favorite parts of the day. Our son is 3. and our daughter is 18 months. Totally worth the investment in my opinion.
Good Luck!

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answers from Chicago on

Oh yeah. I use ours to confine my 2.5yr old when he won't listen. Otherwise I'd still be sitting at a playground somewhere with a crying frustrated baby. :)

We have a City Jogger Micro double. Was $199. Fits through standard doorways and it pretty light weight for a double.

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answers from Milwaukee on

I'm in the same boat. We planned to buy the Bob Revolution Duallie, BUT the new one doesn't have a carseat adapter yet which is incredibly frustrating. And the carseat adapter that will eventually be released - "sometime" this summer (it was supposed to be released this spring) - ONLY fits Graco Snugrides. Completely lame on Bob's part, and I was a loyal Bob customer too.

So I searched Mamapedia for other double stroller questions and I found a great review on the Instep Safari Double. The stroller gets really excellent reviews everywhere I've looked and it takes most carseats without having to purchase a stupidly expensive adapter. Most of all, I'm THRILLED to pieces that it's on sale for $176 (pink and grey) or $183 (yellow and gray) at Walmart. I wasn't excited about spending $629 on a Bob that my 2.5 y/o might outgrow in a year or two - not to mention a stroller that I wouldn't be able to use for 4-6 months when my infant can be strapped in without her carseat anyway.



answers from Los Angeles on

We got the Graco DuoGlider Stroller - Kinsey at target. LOVE IT!!! We are so glad we got one because our 3 year old doesn't always want to walk. She even picked it out herself!



answers from Des Moines on

I bought a sit-n-stand for my two (18 months apart) and it's working well for us. Although I wish I could have bough the sit'n'stand with the removable seat. My son would have liked to remain seated for a bit longer. But now he's 3 and does well standing on the stroller. Or will sometimes walk beside. I will say this - it is huge and heavy. Not as heavy as my graco double was, but still heavy. But I think it's worth it. I'd buy one again.



answers from Rochester on

I have the Bumbleride Indie Twin. I really like it but it does have some flaws. First, if your 2 1/2 year old is tall, they may have a hard time fitting into it. My kids were 2 months and 2 1/2 when I bought it. I primarily bought it because it was infant car seat compatible but a side by side stroller. I ordered mine online without seeing it as none of the stores in the area had one to test out. Also, the website is incorrect on how small it folds up (the listed dimensions). At the time, I had an SUV with a 3rd row seat. The stroller should have fit in there from the dimensions listed but didn't. We had to take off all the wheels and still squeeze it in. In addition, the folding is a big odd/uncomfortable. It is hard to get used to. With those flaws in mind, I still like the stroller. If I want to run with it, I just lock the wheel. It is pretty light weight for a double stroller. Also, it is well built, the tires are awesome and it doesn't feel cheap (obviously it shouldn't given the price). If I had to buy it over again, I would. One last point (sorry about the novel), I did get mine brand new off eBay. It was $515 with shipping. Everywhere else was $695.



answers from Milwaukee on

I've had a few double strollers, and my favorite is the Joovy Ultralight Caboose. It doesn't feel as big as the sit and stand or graco quattro tour duo that I had. It is definitely worth the investment to me to have the option to have my older child buckled in to the stroller if needed. The only downside to that type of stroller is that we found is that when we were out for a long day trip, like the fair or zoo, the older child cannot nap in the stroller seat like a traditional stroller. I don't know if that would be a problem for you or not; it was only an issue like once or twice for us. I also had a Chicco trevi twin that was a side by side that I really liked for outdoor stuff, but it wasn't always as practical for shopping trips.



answers from San Diego on

My children are 2 1/2 years apart and we have the graco duo glider and have loved it from the start. It handles just as easily as single stroller, although it is a little heavier of course. But we had gone back on forth on the graco and the sit&stand, and actually bought the sit & stand XL only because we liked the option of the older child being able to get in/out and sit/stand in the back. But we got it out of the store and into the back of the car and it wouldn't fit right in the back.So we took it right back inside the store, got the graco and have loved it ever since.



answers from New York on

well, keep in mind the weight limits on strollers.... your 2 1/2 year old is likely too big for many versions of a double stroller.... even many single strollers.
So you should make sure what you pick can really carry toddlers. .. I say this because my oldest wants to be in the stroller too.. whenever my younger ones are getting a ride...
assuming this Bumblride you mention is good for toddlers ..... look for it used on Craigslist. That's how I picked up a really expensive triple stroller for a fraction of the cost. good luck.



answers from Rochester on

I have the Joovy Ultralight Caboose and I LOVE it. : ) My kids are 19 months apart, so I got it even though my son was below the age range for the back seat. He had no problems. He loved being able to get in and out easily, so that I could offer him two options: "would you like to walk or sit" or "would you like to 'push' or stand" which was great for two. Ours accomodated the carseat without having to buy any adaptors (graco). It was so lightweight, and handled so much better than the bulky big doubles. The front wheels have ball bearings. I've got bad wrists to lightweight and easy maneuverability were important to me. I've had a lot of people ask about my stroller.



answers from Des Moines on

We have the Baby Trend Double Stroller that converts to a sit and stand. It is big, but not any harder to haul around or push than our Graco travel system stroller. We have not used the sit-n-stand feature much, and last summer my kids were the same ages as yours. I am thinking we might use that feature more this year. Anyway, I love having a double stroller -- super handy for walks outside, trips to the mall, or outdoor festivals. Not so easy for putting in a small car or traveling by air (haven't tried it, but seems kind of bulky for that). Anyway, I have LOVED having a stroller that fits both kids, and we walked a ton last summer because of it.

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