I know that double strollers probably get asked about a lot, but I'm trying to figure out if we'll even need one. DD will be 19 months when this LO is born. I'm trying to figure out what would be the best option when we're out and about and for my FI when I'm at work (he's a SAHD). We could either get a double stroller (I was looking at the Contours Options or Optima, I'm not sure of the difference between the two), get a infant seat adapter for our current stroller (Britax B-Agile) and carry DD backpack style in our Ergo if needed, or let DD ride in the stroller and carry LO #2 in the Ergo.
There are positives and negatives to each. The Contours strollers have a lighter maximum seat weight compared to our Britax (40 lbs. vs. 55 lbs.), but I'm not sure if FI will use the Ergo when I'm not around, and I'm not sure if LO #2 will even like being carried in an Ergo. I know at least for DD, my FI preferred to leave her in her carseat when we were out.
What do you ladies think? For those that already have 2u2, what did you do?
Re: Transportation options
I only recommend a double stroller if you will be using it a lot and for long outings. Otherwise your single stroller should be good enough. I will warn that my opinion might be in the minority though.
At some point I'll add the rider board and then eventually just use it as a single again.
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We have the baby trend sit n stand double, not the ultra. I'd be a bit nervous about putting a 21 month old on a sit and stand seat. I like my kids to be contained. Like when it's time to leave the park and they're flipping out, I can strap them in and go. They recommend that you wait until age 2 for the jump seat I think.
That said, the stroller we have is HUGE, like gi-freakin-normous. It fits in the back of my van but would not fit in the trunk of a car. So if the ultra is smaller, I could see the appeal of it.