Stroller question

Kristy - posted on 11/09/2008 ( 27 moms have responded )

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I have 5 month old GBB triplets and we are now using the triple decker. I was wondering what stroller is the next best to "graduate" to, when mine grow out of their infant car seats.

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Hollie - posted on 01/09/2009

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I just read what people were saying about the double and single instead of the triple. That is another reason I love our triplette Peg Perego. We also purchased the chasis for the double duette Peg Perego and we have the single Peg Perego. This gives us so much flexibility. We didn't have to buy the $800 Peg Perego Duette.. just the chasis for under $200 because the stroller seats that come with the Triplette also work in the Duette. We use all three for various reasons, it is really nice to have flexiblity.

Cynthia - posted on 01/03/2009

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Good Luck with that. If I had to do it over again I would have spent the money for the Perg pego (sp). I think that stroller would last a while. Once my girls outgrew the triple decker, I got a baby trend triple which I didn't like. It was good until they were over 25 pounds each. Then it was very hard to push.



We got a double and single and that worked out okay. When they started to walk we would just use the double and make one walk. I think that was a great help in teaching the girls that they had to stay close to me at all times.

Shirley - posted on 01/03/2009

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Kristy, If you look behind the back wheels, on the axle area, there should be a black know, one for each wheel. I believe if you turn those knobs, you can get the back wheels off.

Kristy - posted on 01/03/2009

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I did end up getting a runabout used. I can't figure out how to get the back wheels off. Do the wheels come off all of them?

Shirley - posted on 11/23/2008

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A couple more things about the RunAbout. We did the March of Dimes walk with our stroller (8.6 miles) several times, no problems, including very rough terrain. Also, we took the head rests off so the boys could see forward better.

Jeni - posted on 11/21/2008

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We have a Runabout and love it! It's expensive and not too padded but it will last them until they are around 4-5. It is a lot easier to push around than the stroller we were using and has plenty of room for their legs. Everything else that I had looked at did not have room for anyone but the front baby. Our babies love going for walks in their new stroller.

Lana - posted on 11/21/2008

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the triple decker website has toddler seats that fit on the stroller when they outgrow the infant carseats---we just bought one and stuck it in the middle to see how each one would like it before investing in all 3---they all love it so i just ordered the other 2 seats a few days ago. we also have an EXPENSIVE peg perego triplette but they can't see out of it very well unless they hang over the side---so they get a little restless pretty quickly...plus, it takes up a TON of space in the minivan. we have a single and a double (side by side) stroller made by combi that we use alot as well---you can buy plastic clamps that will hook them together (or you can hook up 3 umbrella strollers as well) but it makes for a WIDE load!!! hope this helps!!! (mine are 16 month old girls)

Jennifer - posted on 11/18/2008

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I agree with all the Runabout comments, we used ours for about 4 years and never had a single problem.

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You can add little snack trays, they sort of snap on. I believe I bought them directly from the manufacturer (I also ordered my stroller directly from them).



The accessories I added were the quick release backet (huge storage area), headrests (my babies could not sit up all the way when I started using it, so that gave them support), the cup holder, which attaches to the handle, a bell (came in very handy to let people know we were coming though), the car carrier and the dust cover - only used when traveling to keep road debris off the stroller. I can look up the manufucaturer info if anyone needs it.

Lisa - posted on 11/18/2008

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The owner will send you pics. To put in the back of a mnivan (I do it every day), you take of the two back wheels and lower the handlebar. Sounds cumbersome, but it takes me about 45 second to do it all. It won't fit in any other way. I bought my hitch (and runabout) used frmo another mom). I'm the second user of the hitch (used when going to Florida) and the fourth user of the stroller - they really last. ways to make mroe comfortable when time comes - use a good tennis grip tape on the handle - buy the headrests, etc. It's much lighter than any other stroller but it doesn't fold up. You still get lots of attention....and there are no trays to give them snacks on.

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Oh I forgot about the car carrier - I had one too. But it was easier to just fold in the handle and lift it into the back of my Suburban. I am 5'3" and was able to manage by myself. There is no way I would have survived without my Runabout.

Shirley - posted on 11/17/2008

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Oh, I forgot to comment on whether it is heavy. It is fairly heavy (I'm sure they say on the web site). But I never had a problem manhandling it and I'm a small (5 feet) woman.

Shirley - posted on 11/17/2008

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We carried our Runabout on a hitch on the back of our Honda Civic. But one of our babysitters would put the stroller in the back of her CRV by putting the handle all the way down. You can also remove the wheels. It should easily fit in the back of a minivan by putting the handle all the way down.

Kristy - posted on 11/17/2008

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How does the roundabout fold up? Is it heavy? We have a minivan and I'm not sure how it would fit. Thanks everyone for all of the info!

Shirley - posted on 11/16/2008

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I LOVED our Runabout. We probably put hundreds of miles on it and it is still in great shape.

Danyel - posted on 11/15/2008

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I have GGG that are also 5mos. We love our Peg Perego's Prima Viaggio. Steering wheel, lots of under storage, heavy duty but the frame is super light to heave into the car. They are still in their snap and go car seats for now. The toddler seats also snap and go.I hope to use this stroller until they go to college. lol
You can even mix and match in case one babe is smaller (I have a peanut!)

Lisa - posted on 11/14/2008

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I bought the Runabout TRIPLET Stroller because the kids were get to heavy to push and it is very easy in the Runabout. I have a Runabout for Sale... I live in Orlando, Fl. If you are interested in the Runabout email me.

Joy - posted on 11/14/2008

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Hi there, I have 2 month old GBG triplets and a 2 year old so we have a triple stroller and two doubles. I use the triple when I'm on my own (which is rare) we mostly use the two doubles (or double/single combo) for outings to the mall and such. I agree with Kim...people pay less attention to the doubles than they do with the triple stroller so you can get more stuff done at the mall :-D

Kristen - posted on 11/11/2008

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Hey there! I have 12 month old BGG trips. I purchased the Peg Perego's Prima Viaggio and have loved it. It is heavy duty (reason I bought it- it will last until they're done with the stroller) and has a steering wheel on it. Wheels pop off quickly, seats come out easily. Good luck with the search!

Lisa - posted on 11/11/2008

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We love the runabout. We have the hitch, but we don't use it often. It takes me about 45 seconds to take off the wheels and put in the back of the odyssey. Good luck.

Toni - posted on 11/10/2008

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continue using the same stroller with bike seats instead of the infant seats. My GBB triplets are 19 months now and still using same stroller.

Kim - posted on 11/10/2008

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Hi there! I have 7 month old GGG triplets, We have a triple stroller but we also have a twin and a single. When my husband and I go out we use the twin and the single most often - helps us attract a little less attention! Just a thought.

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The only one I would recommend is the Runabout, it's worth every penny. You can get info at www.tripletconnection.com or just do a web search and find the manufacturer - who will sell to you directly. The Triplet Connection has listings for used Runabouts.

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