Double Stroller Shopping HELP!!

Laurie - posted on 06/05/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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This is the worst decision ever that needs to be made when having another child!

I have narrowed it down to two: Peg Preggo Aria Twin or the City Mini Double. I dont want anything heavy cause it kills my back lifting anything over 30lbs (I fell in the beginning of the pregnancy). I know any my first kid is a monster at 1.5 years old.

Here is some of the feedback I got: I heard the peg preggo gets harder to push over time...does anyone else have this issue? Its really nice right now and it folds up great and is light as anything.

The City Mini double, I dont like how far the infant seat attachment sticks out on the stroller I am afraid someone that is not paying attention will walk right into it. Plus you have to buy all these attachments that make it sooo much more expensive but it rides nice and folds up nice!

ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

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Linda - posted on 07/31/2009

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We have the single Kolcraft Contours 3-Wheel stroller for our 15 month old and it's the best stroller I've ever had (he's our third child). They make a Contours Double that I'm seriously considering getting now that we have #4 on the way. The best feature on these strollers is that you can reverse the seat so baby faces you. Our son STILL prefers to sit facing me when we're out, and I've noticed that he sleeps better in his stroller than any of his big brothers ever did. I've read that kids are more relaxed and tend to nap easier if they can see Mom or Dad..that whole idea of "if I can't see you, you're not there!"

The Contours double allows you to change the seats so they both face backwards, both face forwards, or any other combination. My only issue is the size of the wheels. They are on the smaller size and we live in an area that has zero sidewalks and a lot of dirt roads! I'm a little concerned that it'll be hard to use "off-road," but we do have a traditional double jogger if that becomes an issue.

Amanda - posted on 07/29/2009

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I also have the baby trend sit and stand, u can get it at any shopko, it really is the best i have a 5yr old, 2 1/2 yr old and a newborn and it can accomidate all of them, it really is amazing and u dont have to but any attachments, plus it is really light weight, illoked around my entire pregnancy for the perfect dbstroller and this is it for me. hope u find one u will like too.

Alison - posted on 07/29/2009

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My boys are 22 months apart. I have a Graco Quattro Tour Duo, and love it. It folds up nicely, and can be placed in the front seat for easy access, or in a trunk (we do a lot of traveling by taxi here in Bangkok, Thailand). It is not too heavy. I had a single child stroller made by Jeep, and that thing was bulky. The Graco actually folds up smaller and is lighter. I bought it second-hand and had survived a family who had 3 kids. Yes, the infant detachable car seat does add a bit of weight. His head is protected, and I do not really have to worry about someone hitting his head. The bar that is included, protects him. I hope this helps you decide, if you have not purchased one already. PS the Graco Quattro was from the US.

Carianne - posted on 07/27/2009

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I don't know about those two, but I'm loving the Bumbleride Indie Twin. bumbleride.com has a pretty informative video and description of the features. I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old and it's been awesome. Just a suggestion!

Norma - posted on 07/26/2009

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I`m looking for a double stroller as well. My children are going to have a 12 month gap between they, and would like to have one that holds an infant car seat. I have been looking into buying the Graco Quattro Tour Duo, but all the reviews ´`ve read say it`s way heavy. You could check customer reviwes on Amazon.com. They are usually very helpful.

Amy - posted on 07/25/2009

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I've been looking at the baby trend sit and stand...They have one where you can convert the platform from the "sit and stand" to a regular double stroller. It looks awesome, and walmart has a travel system.

Erica - posted on 07/10/2009

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I just got a baby trend sit and stand. I havent really gotten to use it yet but it seems like it will be great. Good luck!!!



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Melanie - posted on 07/06/2009

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I had a double buggie when i had my boys, having a 11mth age gap. All i found easy was the side by side seat ones were a lot better and lighter than the buggies with one seat infront of the other with thoses u gota put the older child infront (obviouse) and me being a short person i couldnt lift it was to heavy. Get one your comfy with thats the main thing, its gota suit ur needs, good luck!

Charlotte - posted on 06/23/2009

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I have a 2 year old and also expecting. I've looked into the phil & ted sport with the double attachment because my son really doesn't need the stroller that much. He'd prefer to walk. In your situation it would work as well. You'll be able to manuver easier in stores then with a double. When your 1.5 year old gets older and doesn't want to be in the stroller anymore you can still use it for the baby and your not out all that money it would cost for a double.
Check into it.
Charlotte

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I have a Peg Perego Aria 60/40 - I'm not sure how similar it is to the regular Aria, but assuming it's pretty close. I love this stroller, personally. My boys are 20mo apart, and both have been big for their age (currently 3 and 16mo). It has been great, going through doors, folding, very light, etc. I am noticing it is a bit harder now to push around now that the two kids combined are around 65 or more lbs, but that also could be because I'm 7mo pregnant. Not quite sure really :)
Even with a third on the way, I will be keeping this stroller - it has worked well for us so far.
Good luck narrowing down your search!

Shea - posted on 06/05/2009

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I don't know about either of those, but I have a baby trend sit and stand. Especially with an 18 month old. Not sure if you've heard of these yet. It's like a regular stroller seat, cushy and padded. The back is a padded bench seat. It also has a standing platform. So the older child can either sit on the bench seat or stand on the platform. My daughter loves it so much. There is also an add-on that makes it compatible to hold an infant seat. I can't lift anything particularly heavy, but this doesn't feel heavy at all to me. Plus we only have a car, with a descent sized trunk. It folds down about the same height as a newborn stroller, and a little wider. It is a one-handed fold down. I hope that this is helpful, really... Sorry if I made your choice more difficult!

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