June 2013 Moms

The double stroller dilemma!

Ok ladies, for those of you with 2u2, what are your thoughts on double strollers? We are city dwellers, take public transport, travel a lot (train and plane), and, to further complicate life, I hate the Phil and Teds and britax b-dual cause they are literally one on top of the other.
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Re: The double stroller dilemma!

  • We ended up getting two...a side bty side jogging stroller schwinn middle of the road for price and we loooove it. Also have the front and back Graco that we could put the infant seat in in the infant stage. We still use both depending on where we're going. Jogging for obviously exercising and things like the zoo, and Graco for shopping double jogging doesn't fit through most doors!

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  • I have the City Select and love it as a double stroller.  The seats are both full size and there are lots of different seating options.
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  • I'm leaning toward getting the City Select, but I need to do more research.

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  • Just bought the Contours Options LT tandem double stroller. A friend of mine had the older version and loved it, plus a great price! It's really light, only 33lbs and the seats come on and off and can face any direction.

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    I have the City Select and love it as a double stroller.nbsp; The seats are both full size and there are lots of different seating options.


    Loved the City Select, but just couldn't justify the price... 600! I suppose the Contours Options LT or Optima are the poor mans City Select haha

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    June 2012 - TTC #2! -- 10/05/12 BFP --  5/23/13 DS2 born at 37w1d! Yay full term!

  • We are getting the b agile double for the convenience and ease of folding. I don't like that you have to take the seats off the select to fold it and I don't want kids fighting over who has to sit on the back and can't see


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  • We opted for a Baby Jogger City Mini double with a carseat attachment. I wanted a quality stroller but didn't want to pay, so I got a great deal on Craigslist!

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  • Baby wearing! That's my take on strollers lol. We're skipping a double, they're just too big for us. We don't have enough room in our car or in our apartment. We'll be going with lots of baby wearing and doing an infant seat with a frame and possibly a new chicco liteway.
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  • image MamaW82:
    I have the City Select and love it as a double stroller.nbsp; The seats are both full size and there are lots of different seating options.

    Same here. I purchased it as my single because I knew it converted the way I wanted to. I can also do light grocery shopping with it because the basket underneath is really roomy.
    I will probably baby wear and use an umbrella stroller when we visit bigger cities and use public transport though.

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  • We have the Bob revolution dullie for jogging and most outdoor events. And then I either baby wear or we use two cheap umbrellas. We have clips that connect them if need be. I don't normally carry the diaper bag unless we'll be out all day, so not having a basket on the umbrella isn't a big deal.
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    Baby wearing! That's my take on strollers lol. We're skipping a double, they're just too big for us. We don't have enough room in our car or in our apartment. We'll be going with lots of baby wearing and doing an infant seat with a frame and possibly a new chicco liteway.

    Generally, I agree, but being traveling city dwellers, a probable RCS mama and having a DH who isn't a fan of baby wearing, means a double stroller is inevitable.
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  • I got mine used for $475 for both seats.
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  • We have a double jogger instep that I love for our outings - when we are just OUTSIDE! Forget about trying to fit in doorways or indoor spaces. We are looking at the Graco Ready2Grow for our indoor excursions. My son will be just over 3 years old (he turns 3 in May) but he is a runner and I am not sure I will want to have to chase him! :) This stroller gives him the option of riding when his legs get tired too, which is a bonus! And its lighter than our jogger. The Graco Ready2Grow is a different kind of stadium seated tandem, and I like that! Otherwise I would end up spending A LOT on a different style/brand. But this one gave us compromise because hubby didn't want to spend so much $$ and I didn't want to struggle with a double jogger by myself!

     

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  • Everyone recommended a side by side double. I got a Zooper Tango off Craigslist and just bought a City Mini double with the Amazon Mom promo to get 100 off!
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  • Even though this is our first, we know we would like 2 children - so we are getting the City Select...it has great reviews and after checking it out, we LOVE it. It is a fantastic stroller and I love that when we do have a second, we don't have to buy another stroller, just the second seat.

    It is pricey, however if you do the calculations for buying two strollers, etc...you will spend more money upfront now, but in the long run, it ends up being the same (well here in Canada it does).

    Good luck with your decision!

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  • I have a sit and stand. I may buy the jump seat for our peg perego skate, but dd doesn't really love the stroller anyway so ill wait and see. I did buy a second ergo.
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  • We bought the City Select with the intention of using it as a double when #2 came around.  I love it and have used it as a double when I have my neice with me.  There is no way I would ever take it on public transit though.  I tried twice and it was a disaster both times.  It takes up way to much space and even when the bus was half empty I had a hard time manouvering it out of the doors.  I ended up wearing DS when I had to use transit and this time I'll use our hand me down umbrella stroller for DS and wear the baby.

    We didn't like most of the other narrow twin strollers because one kid practically rides underneath the other one.  The weight limit for the bottom seat is pretty low so if your first LO is heavy you'll have to put the baby under there.  It wasn't something DH and I were comfortable with.  We didn't want to go with a side-by-side stroller because a) we would never fit anywhere and b) we wouldn't be able to use it as a single.

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