Parents of multiples really rely on a good stroller for transporting their babies. Here's a review of the best double strollers for use with twins. Both tandem and side-by-side style strollers are included here. Although some double strollers are designed for use with multi-age children, this review gives consideration to twin strollers that are most effective for multiples.
Graco has been praised by parents for providing a quality product at an affordable price. The Duorider is an excellent option for parents who prefer a side-by-side stroller for their twins. With a roomy storage basket underneath, reclining seats and a protective canopy, it is also praised for its maneuverability and convenient storage.
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.
The Duoglider is extremely popular with parents who prefer a tandem-style stroller. It is one of the few tandems that is truly designed for multiples -- and not two children of different sizes. It is also acclaimed for its longevity, providing a comfortable, convenient ride for both infants and older multiples. Its stadium-style seats accomodate infant carrier seats, but also seat children up to forty pounds each.
While not a option for infants or young babies, this lightweight umbrella stroller is a must-have for parents of older twins. While it skimps on features, the price can't be beat, and it is sturdy despite it's deceptively lightweight and slim profile. This is a good option as a secondary stroller to keep in the car or as a backup when the primary stroller is too hefty or bulky.
Maclaren is known for superior styling -- at a price. The Twin Triumph side-by-side stroller offers a five-point harness system, removable seats that can be washed, and weighs in at only twenty-two pounds.
Comparably priced to Graco, the Combi Twin Sport is feature-rich. The ultralightweight profile weighs in at less than twenty pounds and is recommended for its multi-position fully reclining seats. Parents also like the carrying strap, making it easier to load and unload for storage. The Combi Twin Sport is compatible with Combi infant carrier car seats, one of the few side-by-side style strollers that can also function as a travel system.
Inglesina is known for smart European styling in strollers. This side-by-side model is considered premiere for special details like twelve wheels that work in a combination of swiveling and fixed positions for maximum maneuverability, adjustable footrests and removable armrest. These features come at a price, however.
Mountain Buggy strollers are built for rugged use, but maintain the classic style of a side-by-side stroller rather than a three-wheeled jogger model. Loaded with extra features, such as an included diaper bag and water bottle holder. Adaptable as a travel system, it can be used with Peg Perego and Graco infant carriers. The cost is up there; to save some bucks, look for the standard Urban Double model without all the extras.
The Duette combines convenience, durabilty and style in a versatile product. It accomodates infant car seats for maximum efficiency in transporting infants, but allows parents to configure the seating arrangement to meet the needs of older children. Fans of this stroller claim that you get what you pay for; despite it's high price, it's quality construction and luxurious styling makes it a good value.
While less than ideal for everyday use, you'll want to consider a jogging stroller if you plan to exercise with the babies in tow. InStep's products offer durability at a reasonable price. They can be bulky to set up and store, and can be a hassle to manuever around town. However, you can't beat their design for ease of use while running or fitness walking, with a locking front wheel and ergonimic handle. Added bonus: accomodates a combined weight of up to 50 lbs., great for older twins.
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