Hello ladies! I became "one of you" on 8/31/12 when we welcomed our DD, joining her then-almost 21 month old brother! I haven't even lurked here much yet, but I forsee posting more often as they get older! I don't really know if this specifically has been covered recently, but I'm looking for opinions on the necessity of a double stroller, and the different options. Here's what I'm thinking:
We live in MI, and historically have not used the stroller much in the winter. So by the time the weather gets nice, DD will possibly be grown out of her infant seat (at the rate she's going it's almost a certainty! LOL). DS still does well in the stroller, but at times fights riding; I can only imagine what the progression of the Terrible Twos will bring. With just DS, we used the stroller a fair amount for walks around the neighborhood, at the beach/pier, downtown, etc. I'm sure we'll want to continue that, even w/ 2! So my questions are do you think it's worth it to look at double strollers in our situation, and if so, what kind? We have a sit N stand that we got from a friend, but I just cannot see DS in the "stand" part. But I'm not sure how much I can expect him to ride in a stroller at that point, which is my necessity question. Or does your toddler like the "stand" part so they can get in/out easier?Should we brave letting DS walk most of the places we go instead of lugging a double stroller? I know you can't answer that for our DS specifically, just wondering about your experiences (DS was initially jealous of DD, is now better, but I'm wondering if it would become an issue in the future, i.e. "Why does she get to ride in the stroller?" type thing)
Anyway, I was looking at craigslist (hoping to not have to buy new as we're 2 and done & cheap!) and seeing a lot of tandems, but do you find side-by-side better (thinking for a say 9 month old and 2.5yo)? Or doesn't it really matter? FTR, space in vehicles isn't an issue, we have an SUV & pickup truck.
Sorry this got long w/ so many questions! It's late & I'm rambling! Thanks for reading and for any advice/opinions you can offer!
ETA: I just scrolled post titles a little and WOW you ladies must get sick of all the stroller questions! LOL