If you have more than one child and both are of the age where they need to be in a stroller, you’ll need a double stroller to accommodate both kids – unless you and your spouse are both on the outing. But will your car’s trunk have enough room to fit both strollers?
If you’re in the market for a double stroller, you have a few different options to choose from that will suit your needs best. The first thing you’ll want to consider is how you want the children to be situated in the stroller – side by side or one behind the other?
There are different types of double baby strollers available, from lightweight versions for everyday use to heavy-duty strollers for more adventurous outings. Side-by-side strollers are a good option for twins or children of a similar age, but remember that they can take up more space in your car, so make sure you have enough room.
If you’re looking for a double baby stroller that’s on the lighter side, most of them weigh around 40 pounds. If you need something even more lightweight, there are some models that are only 25 pounds. Be aware that some double baby strollers can’t be used once your children reach a certain combined weight, so you should check before you buy them.
Tandem seating for double baby strollers is most practical for parents who have children of two different ages, like a two-year-old and a newborn infant. Many models have both levels that recline down, but the stadium style seating lets the back child be raised up a bit, so they can still see straight ahead. This is especially important for older siblings who may feel left out or frustrated if they can’t see what’s going on around them.
If your children do well together, you might want to pick out a model of baby stroller where the seats can turn and face each other. That way, they can entertain each other while you’re out and about running errands or enjoying a leisurely walk.
There are even double baby jogging strollers for parents who want to get some exercise in while spending time with their kids. The kids will often sit side by side, but there will be one wheel in front of the middle of the stroller.
A double baby stroller with a strap will make it easier for you to carry the stroller when it’s collapsed. This is important for portability, especially if you have two children to carry in addition to the stroller. Choose a stroller with a strap that is comfortable for you to wear so that carrying it is not a burden.