Double Stroller Advice

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In May I will have a newborn daughter and an 18 month old son. I want to get a double stroller but am not sure what type moms prefer. I'm pretty sure I don't want the side by side because they just look awkward. As for the front to back options, I have looked at the double seat ones and found one I like. I am not sure about he sit 'n stands. It seems like it would be nice when my son is older, but are they suitable for an 18 month old? Any advice or suggestions?

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Kristy - posted on 01/11/2010

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I have had both....tandem and side by side. I prefer the side by side. I actually got rid of Graco tandem it was hard to manuver as my kids got a little bigger. I use a city elite and I LOVE it...easy to push and steer even with one hand. A really good website is joggingstrollers.com. I ordered from them this summer....free shipping and free return shipping. I ordered three that I liked. When I got them in I put them together....loaded my kids in each one and pushed them around my house to see which one I liked best. Then boxed up the two extra ones and sent them back. There us no rush to return.....you can return whenever. It's very nice because most stores don't have a very good selection of double strollers to test drive. Hope this helps!!!

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I've had both (tandem and side-by-side). I found the tandem to be good for width but a bit long, also my youngest had to constantly lean to the side to see out front. I now have a side by side that can fit through most standard doors (70cm wide), it also has 12" bike type tires so its great for all terrain. The girls love it, they can both see out front. They occasionally bother each other, my youngest is 19 months old and they are 13 months apart, but they love it. I don't think you would have too much of a problem with the fighting for a while. I definitely prefer the side by side stroller over the tandem one. I found the tandem one to be more awkward, too long. Our side by side has 3 wheels and very easy to maneuver.



I would definitely think your 18 month old is too young for a sit and stand board. My 19month old wants to walk but can't for too long and definitely safer to strap her back in the stroller.

Betsy - posted on 01/09/2010

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I had a side by side, it was the peg perego aria - and I liked it cuz you could lock the car seat in the one side, and after my second outgrew the car seat they had a chair.

Although they can be awkward, the stroller is easy to fold and fits through a standard door. And, they seem to like it better to be side by side. When my daughter was an infant, my son would comfort her in it, and now neither has to fight to sit in front, and they see the same things. Very lightweight too - and has the 5 point harness.

On the downside, the wheels have a hard time going over rough terrain, or big bumps.

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Hi! We got a double stroller for our newborn and our 2 1/2 year old. It worked great!! My older son was still at the stage of occasionally falling asleep in the stroller and he preferred to ride in it rather than walk anyway. We got a Graco that had my older son in the front and then it was easy for him to get out if he did want to walk. He is now 3 1/2 and we have a sit-stand. We Love It!!! Great idea for older kids....however for an 18 month old it may be hard. There is a seatbelt but nothing for him to lean on, it's just all open. Good Luck :)

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Krystal - posted on 01/12/2010

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I have a graco tandem and while I like having both of my children in one stroller, I find that the back seat doesn't sit up as straight as it should. My daughter always looks likek she is going to fall out. So now I have gone down to a single stroller and letting my alomst 4 year old walk. Maybe I should get a sit-n-stand, but I don't really want to spend anymore money on strollers when I already have 5.

Carlye - posted on 01/11/2010

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I have the Indie Twin from Bumbleride and LOVE it. It is a side by side but not awkward at all and fits with ease through standard doors. It came with the infant adapter and a bunch of other accessories. My kids are now 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 and they are both comfortable with plenty of room. I can even lock the wheels for running and such. It also was used for the beach this past summer on a regular basis without a problem.

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If you have the opportunity to have them where you live... a Phil & Ted twin prams are the best... check this website out www.philandteds.com for more details about it... I have 5 kids and 4 of them have been in it at one time or another we have had it for over 4 yrs and is still a deam to use. ♥

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