Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Double Strollers: How to Pick Between a Twin Double Stroller, Sit Stand Double Stroller, and All the Rest

By Aj Jensen

Each type of stroller has different features. You will likely use your stroller often and since they aren't cheap, choosing the right one is important. Choosing the wrong stroller can cause a lot of problems, but choosing a good one can make taking the kids out fun.

We're going to spend our time diving into what double strollers are, since they are a little more difficult to choose than a standard single stroller. If you have more than one child, we really understand the difficulty of choosing between all the different options. We're going to try to help make your decision as easy as possible.

It is not always possible to find a perfect double stroller, but some are better than others. What makes a stroller "best" for you will probably come down to one of the following features: the storage basket, child snack tray, harness system, storage tray for adults, reclining chair for children, canopy, cost, weight, size, or fold-ability. Some features will be more important to you than others. For example maybe you don't really care if your baby can recline but you do want space for your shopping bags.

Let's move on to the different types of double strollers.

If you run or walk a lot you might want a jogger. Joggers are sometimes harder to turn but the large wheels make for a nearly bump free ride.

The side-by-side stroller puts your kids next to each other. You might see this typically with twins. However, this stroller is very wide and tough to navigate in narrow spaces.

For tight spaces, a tandem double stroller is great. Just make sure your child in the back seat can see over the one in the front.

Twin strollers may come in different shapes and sizes but the key is both seats have the same features.

If you have children of different ages, a sit and stand double stroller is a life saver. It is for a younger child and an older child who may want to sit or stand.

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