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Top 10 Tandem Double Strollers for Twins

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Updated May 16, 2014

Tandem double strollers feature a front/back or inline seating configuration, though are better suited for a baby and an older child. Often preferred for their manueverability through narrow spaces, they can also be heavier and more cumbersome than side-by-side models, and may convenient storage features, such as cup-holders and baskets. Perhaps the most appreciated feature is the ability to utilize infant-carrier style car seats, allowing parents to easily transfer babies from car to stroller.

1. Peg Perego Duette

Peg Perego Duette Tandem Double Stroller for Twins

Some claim that you get what you pay for; despite it's high price, quality construction and luxurious styling makes this a good value. Classy Italian detailing combined with top-notch features like pneumatic tires and a 5-point harness. And how cool is this? It has a steering wheel for ultra-manueverability! It accomodates Peg Perego brand infant seats (compare prices) for maximum efficiency in transporting babies, but parents can also configure the seating arrangement and positions to meet the needs of older children. Avoid the Peg Perego Tender (compare prices); it's a better option for a baby and an older child.

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2. Joovy Big Caboose

Joovy Big Caboose
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The Joovy Big Caboose is a perfect option for families with a pair and a spare. With a stand-on space on the back, it can actually accommodate a third child. Yet, no details are spared on the two main seats, with two full size seats with canopies, two child trays and two foot rests. It can also be used as a travel system with most major brand infant carriers. So what's the downside? Well, the name is pretty descriptive -- it is called the "Big" Caboose after all. It is heavy, weighing in at almost 40 pounds and measuring a whopping 55" long when unfolded.

3. Double Decker Twin Stroller

Invented by parents of multiples, Double Decker strollers utilize a lightweight frame (22 lbs.) in conjunction with convenient infant carrier-style car seats from Evenflo and Graco to produce a compact, inline stroller with stadium (stacked) seats. At this time, the Double Decker model can only be used with infant seats; however the Triple Decker (buy direct) can convert to toddler seats, and the manufacturers expect to add that functionality to the twin model soon.

4. Graco DuoGlider

The DuoGlider is available in three models: the DuoGlider, the DuoGlider LX, and the DuoGlider LXI. They are all very similar to each other and can all accommodate two Graco car seats for use with infants. They do vary in price, however, with the LXI model listing about $50.00 higher. Even the higher price remains a bargain, and the DuoGlider is a relatively good value with ample features, like reclining seats, dual snack trays with cupholders, and generous storage baskets.

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5. Kolcraft Countours Options Tandem Stroller

Kolcraft's tandem double stroller offers a streamlined, updated design and lots of flexible options. Seats can be individually configured to face forward or backwards and the frame can accommodate infant seats -- however, please note that you must purchase an attachment kit separately in order to use two infant seats. The stroller offers plenty of longevity, holding kids up to 40 pounds each and and featuring a removable child bar to make the seat more accessible for toddlers. A large storage basket holds plenty of gear.

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6. Baby Trend Snap-n-Go Double

The Snap'n'Go is actually a stroller frame, requiring the additional purchase of two infant carrier/car seats. However, the convenience of transporting babies from home to car to stroller and back without having to remove them from their car seats can not be underestimated. It's appeal is short-lived, though; once your babies surpass 25 pounds, this model is useless.

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7. Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem Stroller

This is essentially the same model as the Eddie Bauer All Terrain Tandem Stroller (compare prices). Both are manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group, also the parent company of similar Cosco strollers. The front seat can be reversed so that the two seats face each other. The rear seat reclines fully, but the stroller can also be used with two infant car seats if purchased separately. Both seats have a canopy and removable, washable padding.

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8. Foundations Double Duo Tandem Stroller

Combining value with safety features, this is a good mid-range tandem stroller popular with childcare centers and other situations that require heavy duty use. Both seats recline independently, and have individual seat harnesses and sun canopies. A unique braking system is activated when the driver releases the handle.

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9. Eddie Bauer All Terrain Tandem

This stroller offers some versatility with adjustable stadium seating. Position the front seat facing forward or facing the back seat. Despite that flexibility, this model may be better suited for two singletons. Only the rear seat offers a five-point harness and only the front seat reclines. However, it is sold at a reasonable price point and is relatively durable, so don't rule it out.

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10. Combi Counterpart 2

Combi Counterpart Tandem Double Stroller for Twins

Combi's Counterpart 2 combines full features with value prices. At 25 pounds, it is relatively lightweight. This is an infant-to-toddler stroller that works in conjunction with infant carrier seats while your twins are young, and then accommodates children up to 90 pounds combined weight. This model only works with the Combi Centre infant seat (compare prices)

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What's your favorite stroller?

What double stroller do you recommend -- or not recommend! -- for parents of twins? Please share your thoughts.
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