Best Double / Twin Strollers
Strollers are listed in order of weight
from lightest up to 27 lbs. To add shade coverage, weather or
insect protection, comforts, or conveniences for your travels, see
Peg Perego Aria Twin
It gained 4 lbs. since
its ultra-lightweight predecessor, but now offers compatibility with
an infant car seat on one side (the "60" side). Nevertheless, it
still fits through standard doorways, which will make life at home
and on the road much easier as you cart two kids. If you want the
bells and whistles, try dual removable snack trays, a very generous
basket below that supports up to 11 lbs., parent cup holder, and
5-position reclining seats. It does fold compactly, with even the
handle pushing down to save space--though it is a flat-fold
(forward, onto itself) rather than an umbrella-fold, so don't try to
take it through the subway turnstile. And the fact that it stands by
itself when folded can be helpful as you check it at the gate, store
it in your hotel room, or set it aside in the restaurant. However,
with all of its space-saving convenience and lightweight
portability, you probably will not be able to use it as long as some
other double strollers--at just shy of 30
inches wide, it will fit through most standard doorways even with its
snack trays and cup holder, but at the expense of shoulder room.
Until your children are around 2.5 years old--and perhaps older if
they are on the petite side--you may really enjoy the advantages of
traveling with the Aria Twin. For children 6 months to 45 lbs. (each
seat), or from birth on the "60" side when used with the Peg Perego
Primo Viaggio or Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant seats. Folds to 33"
x 30" x 11". Weighs 20.7 lbs.
Find it online at: Baby
Combi Twin Sport
Like the Aria Twin
above, the Combi Twin Sport is good option for
families traveling with one infant in a car seat and an older
sibling. Unlike the Aria Twin above, newborn twins can begin using
the Combi Twin Sport stroller from birth, riding side by side
in the fully reclining stroller seats. Like the Aria Twin, however, this stroller only
accommodates one car seat, in this case the
Combi Shuttle 33. Removable guardrails each have a
snack/cup holder, infant boot in both seats. For parents, a stroller
pack is included with two bottle pockets and a zippered storage
pouch. Fully reclining seats adjust independently, hoods have
viewing windows and extendable visors for added protection when
needed. Two storage baskets beneath. Although this side-by-side
stroller has a shoulder carrying strap like Combi's other travel
strollers, this folded stroller is still as wide as a single
stroller and is two folded strollers deep, making a package too awkwardly shaped and heavy for the
shoulder carrying strap to be practical beyond lugging it in and out
of the car or taxi. Its other features and
advantages, however, may suit your needs. Purchase just
the stroller or buy it as a travel system with the car seat included.
Suitable from birth to 45 lbs (max load on each side). Folds to 24.5"
x 16.5" x 40.5". Weighs 22 lbs.
Find it online at: Baby
Joovy Caboose Ultralight
When your preschooler insists she doesn't
need a stroller anymore, there's little you can do. She may be right
when it comes to
those walks around the neighborhood and trips in and out of the mall,
but after the first two hours at the zoo, or Sea World--or when you've
got to make time to catch your connecting flight, you may both be glad
to have the new Ultralight Caboose. Unlike many tandems (front and back
passenger seats), you won't feel like you're to steer and push a whole
train from the rear--really just the caboose. It's shorter length and
ball-bearing lined wheels make it much easier to maneuver than many out
there. Your front passenger may snooze at
leisure with the comforts of a leg rest, two-poisition reclining seat,
and oversized canopy. Note:
There's not really enough room for the rear passenger to sit when the front
seat is reclined, but he may still be able to ride standing. The rear
seat has a 3-point harness and is recommended for children 2 1/2 years
old up to 44" tall or around 45 lbs. The front seat is suitable from
birth if used with one of the many infant car seats its compatible with,
including...Graco Snugride and Safe Seat (Step 1), Peg Perego Primo
Viaggio, Compass I-410 and I-420, Britax Companion, Chicco Key Fit, and
many others. Folds to 10.5" x 21.5" x 43"L. Weighs 21
Find it online at: Amazon.com
It goes the distance, both for travel and
for duration of use. Whether you start out using the Twin Triumph with
twins both at birth, or with an infant and older sibling, it is rated
for use up to 110 lbs. total and through 3 years old (possibly older for
many children). It also offers UV-protective viewing hoods, rain cover,
ergonomic foam-grip handles, carrying handle (not shoulder strap),
double storage baskets below, and double storage pockets on the back.
Plus, this streamlined model it fits through a standard 30" doorway.
Easy umbrella fold to 44" x 14.5" x 13". Weighs 21.6 lbs.
Find it online at: Baby
Maclaren Twin Techno
Great for snoozing
infants on the go--and impromptu diaper changes. Maclaren's Twin
Techno may be used from birth as it offers fully
reclining seats with dual infant boots and head huggers included.
Storage pockets are built in to the backs of each canopy, plus
UV-protective windows and sun visors. Folds easily and automatically
latches to stay closed with a carrying handle for convenience. 6" wheels
are larger than most travel strollers and help ensure a smooth ride,
adjustable handle height is also a nice plus.
Rain cover and detachable bottle holders also come standard with
30" wide when open. Folds to approximately 19.5" x 21" x 45". Weighs 25.5 lbs.
Find it online at: Baby
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