It can be difficult to choose a double stroller. It’s not uncommon for parents to wonder, “But how do you choose a double stroller that is perfect for your family?”
These ten factors will help you choose the best double stroller. This short guide will help you select the best stroller for your older child as well as your new baby.
In an upcoming article, we will discuss the needs of twins to purchase a sit and stand stroller. We will be discussing the needs of parents who are expecting another child while their older sibling is still in strolling years.
How does your life look?
LBB: Life Before Baby – Have you heard about it?
This is not a one-child phenomenon. With a new baby, your life will be completely different.
You now need two of everything. You need to be able to see double.
An upgrade to your tandem stroller might mean buying a second seat. It could also mean a new system.
To get started, ask yourself three questions about your life:
We will spend a lot of time in cramped and crowded areas?
Many people jostle at malls, theme parks, and crowded streets in cities. Older children may prefer to walk more. A double umbrella stroller that folds easily and can be carried on the shoulder is best for these situations. These strollers and similar ones fold quickly and can navigate tight spaces with ease.
How often do I have to load my stroller into a car?
Your stroller requirements will change if you drive more than you walk. Consider how much time your child spends on the bike versus in the car. A tandem stroller may prove difficult if your family lives in the suburbs or you drive a lot. It can be a hassle to maneuver these strollers into and out of your SUV five times per day.
How long will we spend outside on uneven surfaces?
If your family loves the outdoors, you need to think about stroller suspension, wheel durability, and braking systems. Some strollers are not capable of handling off-road adventures.
Are your driveways, sidewalks, or roads bumpy?
Consider whether your baby will be pushed on gravel or cobblestone. Although these surfaces are not rustic, they can be bumpy. Children will be safer with front locking wheels and suspension.
Your children’s ages, heights, and weights
Even though the best option for newborns may not be the best for older children, it might still be the best. As with your diaper bag, the more your child grows older the less you will need a stroller.
We don’t mean fewer features or cheaper materials by “less”. We mean less weight and fewer attachments. Once a child is able to sit up independently, bulky bassinets and car seat adapters will disappear. Consider what you need for the long-term if you only plan to purchase one stroller.
The width of the common doors that you would like to fit through
Side-by-side strollers are most often criticized for their size. Side-by-side strollers can make it difficult to maneuver through narrow hallways or doorways. Even tandem versions can prove too bulky for small apartments in big cities.
Take measurements of all common areas if you live in a city.
Living in apartments in cities is where you are most likely to have spacing issues. You will need to take a measuring tape with you to your favorite spots.
Take a quick measure of these spaces:
You might be a bit silly when you stop your morning java with a tape measure. It’s worth the effort, we promise! A bulky stroller could make it impossible to get your caffeine fix.
The trunk size
The size of your car starts to matter from the moment your child is born. It is very important.
If you have to transport gear, the cute two-door coupe will not work. Chances are that you have upgraded to larger vehicles before purchasing a double stroller. Even practical mid-sized cars don’t always have adequate trunks.