Who can suggest a GOOD twin stroller?

Kate - posted on 02/04/2011 ( 43 moms have responded )

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Maybe it's just me being picky, but has anyone else found it difficult to find a good stroller for twins?? I would prefer side by side. Heres what ive tried:

Graco duoglider--great for when they are in carseats and its so easy, but otherwise its not that fabulous, very very basic.

BabyTrend expediton jogger (side by side) the divider is not high so the kids are constantly hitting, etc. NO cupholders, trays or anything.. biggest flaw is the stationary front tire. need swivel. Also, i have alot of problems fitting it threw some doors. Having twins alone people stare, and then having 2 people help you get it threw the door, not really what my tolerance level needs.

Kolcraft Contour tandum.. its a great tandum stroller really, except that sucker is sooooo unbelievably heavy its ridiculous.

Hope someone can help!!!!!!

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Karen - posted on 02/09/2011

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You are not alone, we spent soooo much time picking out a stroller. When my boys were infants, we used a snap-in stroller from Double-Decker stroller. It was fantastic! Our other stroller is the Baby Jogger City Mini. We love it. The boys are now 2 1/4 and we still use it all the time. No cup holders, though. The reason we picked the City Mini was two-fold: it was by far the lightest non-umbrella stroller on the market and it collapses with one quick movement. The weight was the biggest issue for me. finally, we find that the stroller fits pretty much anywhere we want to go. I personally would avoid tandem (long) strollers as they can be quite hard to turn with any weight in them. I would borrow some kids (young nieces or nephews, for example) and try to push them around in whatever stroller you are thinking of buying :).

Jennifer - posted on 02/08/2011

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We have twin girls and have two amazing strollers...We used the Easy Walker with the bassinets when they were infants & now it has converted to a baby/toddler stroller...I love this one but my all time favorite is our Baby Jogger City Elite! My girls are 20 months now & I Absolutely love it...It's easy to fold, very steardy wheels, even better than the city mini, the City Elite is the way to go...Good luck in your search! BTW: both strollers were very pricey so when we travel, by airplane, we use a cheap Graco back to back.

Natasha - posted on 02/08/2011

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I started with the Kolcraft Contours tandem and my twins are now 18 months and I hate it! Having to pull one of the seats out every time you folded the silly thing was just too much. I recently got a Bumbleride and I'm completely in love with it. I actually take my kids out more places because the stroller is so great. It's a side by side and it fits through all standard doorways and looks great!

Danielle - posted on 02/07/2011

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this is the one i have for my girls and i love it, it fits great in the trunk and through doorways. and unlike most side by sides i looked at, it had all the little things i needed (cup holders, lap trays ect.) and wasnt more than about $200. here's a link for you, and the mp3 speakers are a great bonus!!
http://www.amazon.com/InStep-Safari-Swiv...

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Jennifer - posted on 05/11/2012

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I have 13 month old boy/girl twins and I have the Easywalker Duo, it is the only side-by-side that will take 2 infant seats and it is still narrow enough to go through a normal doorway. I LOVE it and it will be the only stroller I need as I can also use it as a jogging stroller!

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Bumble Ride all the way, we tried BoB and hated how far the front wheel stuck out. We jog and this is nice. Also tried the Chicco Tandem...hated it. The Bumble Ride will fit through any door and turns so easy also is very light.

Nancy - posted on 02/15/2011

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I did a lot of research when myntwins were younger and bought a Valco! I LOVED it. It fits through standard size doors, easy to maneuver, has nice cushioned seats, large basket underneath. I honestly can't say enough good about it. You really should check it out. It is a bit pricey but Has a high resale value.

Shannon - posted on 02/15/2011

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THe Safari double jogging stroller was the best that I found. I believe it is made by instep. there are no cupholders, but it has real rubber wheels, and the front wheel swivels or locks. We were extremely happy with this stroller after switching from the super compact peg pergo. I think you would like this one.

Meghan - posted on 02/14/2011

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Claudia, nice to see I am not alone also pregnant with my second set of twins first set are 7 b/g now i am 28 weeks with girls

Rebecca - posted on 02/11/2011

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Check out the valco baby twin trimode it is great, turns on a dime fits through standard doorways and looks great. Cup holders etc are optional and can be purchased separately I bought the zip in sunshade for extra protection from sun and bugs. The stroller is high end and you pay big bucks for it but for me it was worth it as I walk everywhere I can. there is an optional toddler seat that attaches to the front as well and a ride on platform for the back for an older child I plan on selling mine when I'm done with it and should still get about $500 for it.

Sonali - posted on 02/11/2011

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I had done a lot of research and eventually zeroed down on Mclaren twin stroller - it doesnt have a tray but it was quite convinient to carry it around and I used it for almost 2.5 years
very strudy and good quality

Diane - posted on 02/11/2011

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I have a duo glider and it works but I've been lokking for something better and I think I'm going to move to a radio flyer wagon, the kind with 2 seats with seatbelts, cup holders, and a canopy. I've heard a lot of people really like this option and since it's made of plastic it's also not really heavy but it's durable. A friend of mine uses one and they seem to really like it. Another thing I like about it is it can sit outside without getting ruined or needing anything more than a wipedown.

Andrea - posted on 02/11/2011

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We had a MacLaren Twin Techno side-by-side stroller and loved it, it's the only stroller we ever had. It fits through any doorway (even in a house) and turns really easily. It's easy to fold up and looks really cool. We'd get another one if we had to, but we're done with having kids!

Carolyn - posted on 02/11/2011

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Have the city jogger and it has bicycle tires on it!! It will go thru any terrain no problem and also fit thru any doorway...have had it 3 yrs and still loving it!!!

Tristin - posted on 02/11/2011

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I LOVED my Kolcraft Contour tandum..... I'm 5' tall. It was a bit heavy, not that bad for me...

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2011

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Defintely get the Bob, twin stroller! It is worth the price. (Whatever the double, jogger one is.) DO NOT get the phil and ted dual stroller. IT is not worth the price, things were falling apart on it after a few months use, and there is no sun protection for newborns when they lie down in it at the beginning. With the BOB, I think they have to be 6 months old to use it.

Gretchen - posted on 02/11/2011

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I just got the Chicco Cortina Together Double Stroller a few weeks ago and I love it.

MARIA - posted on 02/11/2011

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I JUST BOUGHT THE CITY MINI DOUBLE, ITS WONDERFUL!!! COMBI BLOWS!!! GRACO I RETURNED 2 DAYS AFTER I OPENED IT!!

Danielle - posted on 02/11/2011

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We have a Mountain Buggy. Not cheap, but worth every penny. When my girls (now 4 1/2) were babies, I could push it with one hand while carrying one of them if they got upset. It steers so easily, fits through any standard door. Only downside is it's heavy and bulky when folded, so it's ideal to use directly from a garage or house, not carted around in a car. Air filled tires are awesome. They go right over bumpy sidewalks and dirt roads or snowy sidewalks. The only downside I found was that the sunshade should be bigger. I would totally recommend either a BOB or a Mountain Buggy (Urban). You can often find them on Craigslist, and they keep their value. I'll be selling mine soon and will probably get $200 for it. Good luck - there's nothing better than a good stroller when you have twins!

Laura - posted on 02/11/2011

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When my twins were babies i brought the macleren twin techo, it comes with everything but it was side by side and as they got older the harder it was to push. my twins will be 2 at the end of the month and i now have a Jane power twin, a tandum. Its fantastic, so easy to manuver, its a 3 wheeler, can got through door ways with ease. Easy to put up and down. Hope this helps xx

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We have the bumbleride double - it's AMAZING!!! I have 4 kids 18, 15 and 21 month old twins. I've been through a TON of strollers and this one is the best hands down!!! It will go in any terrain, including sand! Fits through a single door way (it's 29.5" wide) has a variety of accessories available including a rain tent and sleeping bags!!! I am not a big person (5'2") and I can handle it with ease when it comes to getting it in and out of the car and set up. We've taken it on trips around the world and it travels well also. all 4 tires detach if necessary and they are inflatable tires not the hard plastic. The stroller comes apart easily for cleaning and washes very well.

It's on the high end for cost, but worth every penny!

bumbleride.com

Ozen - posted on 02/11/2011

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Hi Kate,
I would recommend McLaren. It is very light and user friendly. It is side by side.

Susan - posted on 02/11/2011

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hi we had a one ahead of the other both looking forward. Narrow for entering doors but longer. Some times we wished it would of been face to face. We have twins in my family an siblings were in side by side remember seeing photos of them. Was huge stroller then. Wheels on ours were of high quality pushed easy even on rough ground. We also had back pack for carrying one each.
Susan

Bryony - posted on 02/11/2011

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We also have the Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller and have not been sorry. We recently took took a trip to Europe and could fit the pram in any type of public transport be it bus, tram or train. The other advantage is the small folded size which means you can store it under a bed or in closet when not in use.

Samantha - posted on 02/10/2011

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hello we have 6 month old twin boys that love the stroller that we have we have a graco duoglider stroller and they love it.. i put the heavier one in the back and the little one in the front and they love it.. they sit up and look all around and its so easier to move around and get into doors and small places...

Wendy - posted on 02/10/2011

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Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller with Hinge Covers From One Step Ahead is the type that I had for my twins when they were little. it fits through a standard 30" doorway. It is a side by side with seats that recline individually. it weighs less than 25lbs. it is great.It is abit expensive at $265 but well worth the price

Kate - posted on 02/09/2011

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thank you all so much again for your help. Its so frustrating trying to find a good one. We ended up ordering the BOB stride duallie. we finally took the plunge and spend the $650--EEEK. The baby jogger looked nice as well but we do alot of stuff outdoors and felt the bigger tires would be better for the desert and running.

Amanda - posted on 02/07/2011

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We got a Graco Quattro. It's not a side by side - it's a tandem. I love the tandem stroller because it is more narrow and easier to get through doors at the doctor's office, mall, church, etc. I love my stroller! There is absolutely no way I could take the babies out by myself without the stroller. I also love the undercarriage storage, the zip pocket pouch on the handle bar, and, of course, double cup holder. It's super easy to unfold and fold up for travel. Just make sure to put your kicker in the front and the one who loses their shoes all of the time in the back!

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I loved my baby jogger city mini...when they were infants! at around a year they started freaking going in it. narrow, can't sit up high enough, pain to push through snow, although you can get the better wheels. it is easy to fold and does get through all standard doors. wear and tear not great. attachments total waste of money.

the BOB is supposed to fit through standard doors and be the be all of side-by-sides. soo much space for them seat wise. I wanted that but also want to be able to get on public transit so that lead me to...

http://www.britax.ca/
the Britax B Ready. never thought I'd want one like this but actually am enjoying it. the kids like being on bottom, dfferent visual perspective I guess. I put the one with less sleep or crankier on top. 15 months now. seems lots of room to grow. only problem is it needs extender straps but Britax will be sending me some.

what I figure is there is always going to be something better about another stroller and something better about yours. never a 100% perfect stroller unfortunately.

as for the Phil and Teds, the wheels are better or snow but there is way less room for the child underneath.

good luck with the search!

Kelly - posted on 02/05/2011

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we were given a peg perego when we found out we were having twins and i hated it! so i went looking. what i found was: Combi Twin Sport Side by Side Double Stroller.
it is a totally awesome stroller! it's so light that i barely have to touch it to move it. it folds compact to fit in my tiny car's trunk. the girls can lay flat for naps or one can sleep flat while the other is sitting up. it has cupholders for the kids but not for mom/dad. and it fits through a standard door frame! my friends, even those with only singletons, are jealous ;)

Lyndsey - posted on 02/04/2011

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i have a Baby jogger city mini double and it is an amazing twin pram, side by side compact and easy to fold move very easily and you can buy all sorts of accessories for it to make it the pram you want if i have more children (i have 8yr old boy 3 year old girl and 7month old twin boys) i would definatley buy another of these can't speak highly enough of it but here in the UK i have trouble getting hold of some of the bits for it but we will get them eventually XX

Claudia - posted on 02/04/2011

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When we had our first set of twins, which are now 4, we bought an Eddie Bauer one omgoodness it sucked!! it was soo hard to push once they were in their Todd's...so this time around with our 2nd set we are hopefully going to get a BOB stroller or something close to that..

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