Friday, February 15, 2008
The Perfect Stroller for Two
Ok so I have researched and researched this topic and still had no idea what to choose..
I had heard over and over that the side by side maneuver much much more easily and I have to say that is one thing I learned on my own as well and I totally agree!
The down side to a side by side is the width and shopping in small clothing aisles like in Walmart and Target.
Front to backs that I checked out.
Contours--ridiculously long--- and the seats have to be removed to fold--- although the seats can be arranged in many ways and a carseat can be attached it is not worth the hassle.
Phil and Teds with the double kit (picture above)-- I would keep this as an option because it can go back to a single stroller after your older child is finished in it, plus it is smaller.
I initially hated the second child being under the first. Landon would hate being back there as he did in another stroller I did use, but I am warming up to the idea more and more just for the size of the stroller alone!!! this one looks great and rides like a singe!!
Kidz Cargo-- This I bought.. and I am selling it
Landon hated being in the back without a view, same reason he would hate the Philhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif and Teds. This was unbearably heavy at almost 40 lbs and difficult to turn with the heavy child in front above the single wheel.
Graco DuoGlider LX Double Stroller--- heavier then the tour (below)
Graco Quattro Tour Duo Stroller (picture above)-- I would consider this one ---folds flater then the LX and is lighter too, has snack trays , holds carseats but still very heavy and more difficult to steer then the side by side IMO. http://www.babyage.com/products/6k00gr-_graco_graco_quattro_tour_duo_stroller.htm
Side by Sides
Combi -- too flimsy, no graco car seat adapter, no snack tray, not great for children of different weights.
Maclaren -- split handles--impossible to use one hand ever!Tad bit flimsy no Graco car seat adapter, no snack tray, not great for children of different weights.
The Peg Prego Arri Twin -- still on the flimsy side but a tad more rugged, COMES WITH SNACK TRAYS!!!!!!!! No adapter for Graco seat and again not great for children of different weights.
Zooper-- (picture above)This would be a contender again too if I was to do it all over again...heavier but works better with different sized children, no snack tray but it accepts carseat!!!!http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif
Mountain Buggy --- huge and no snack tray or carseat adapter and very heavy too
Bob Revolution Dualie-- bought this one and returned it-- Fantastic smooth ride, super eay to push and steer, has the carseat adapter and snack tray attachments but it was huge and heavy tough to fit in the car, the snack tray was in my toddler line of vision and once the attachments where added it no longer fit through the standard doors for me!!!
Baby Jogger City Mini (picture above)-- bought this one and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.. light weight, folds easily nice ride, easy to steer even with one hand, has add ons for a belly bar and tray. No carseat adapter but reclines flat. Over all I am thrilled with the stroller. It is a pain to have to take the sleeping baby out of his seat, but only another month or so of that anyway. Fitting in Walmart and Target can be a challenge too but I couldn't get around there in my single stroller as it was LOL No regrets with this one I LOVE IT!!!
BePe Baby ~~ Click here to see what we have