The Best Strollers for Twins – An Ultimate Guide (2017)
- 1 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Stroller for Twins
- 2 Twin Strollers for Newborns
- 3 Car Seat Stroller Combos for Twins
- 4 Double Umbrella Strollers for Twins
- 5 Jogging Strollers for Twins
- 6 Lightweight Strollers for Twins
- 7 Conclusion
Trying to find a stroller is daunting enough for new parents. When it comes to finding the best stroller for twins, that daunting task becomes even more difficult. Not only do you need to find a comfortable stroller for your little carbon copies, you also need to take into consideration the weight/bulkiness and maneuverability.
There are several different types of twin strollers. You have the option of car seat combos, side to side strollers, double jogging strollers, umbrella strollers, the list goes on. Trying to find the perfect fit for you and your little ones can feel intimidating and scary; the table below shows our top picks.
|Name||Image||Weight (lbs)||Weight Capacity (lbs)||My Rating|
|Joovy Twin Roo+||24.4||35+35||4.7|
|Baby Jogger City Select Stroller||28||45+45||5|
|Chicco Echo Twin Stroller||30.45||40+40||4.3|
|UPPAbaby G-Link Double Stroller||24.5||50+50||5|
|BOB Revolution Flex Duallie||33.1||50+50||5|
|ZOE XL2 BEST Double Stroller||16||50+50||5|
Before we get into these different types of strollers for twins, let’s take a look at the things you need to consider before purchasing a stroller for twins.
Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Stroller for Twins
There are a few guidelines to be followed when shopping for any stroller. When shopping for twin strollers, it’s important to follow these guidelines even more now that you are dealing with two babies rather than one.
Maneuverability: Think about it, you’re going to be pushing two children at the same time. If the stroller you choose doesn’t maneuver well, you’re going to be miserable. Especially if you live an active lifestyle and you plan on walking or jogging with your little ones.
Weight: If you plan on using your stroller a lot, you’re going to be lifting it in and out of the house or in and out of the car pretty regularly. Unless you want your arms to feel like they’re falling off even before you start walking, taking the stroller’s weight into consideration is a must.
Compactness: Storage is also a really important factor. Your house is already going to be pretty full with twice the baby equipment. Finding a double stroller that can be made as scarce as possible when not in use is going to be your saving grace in terms of storage.
Safety features: Of course, like any piece of baby equipment, it’s important to take in consideration the different safety features of a stroller. This goes beyond the buckle system the stroller uses too. Does it have weather protection (a deep sunshade, rain guards, etc..)? Keeping your child safe is the number one priority.
Luckily for you, I’ve rounded up some of the best strollers for twins to make your decision a million times easier.
Twin Strollers for Newborns
If you’re an active family and you plan on taking your little ones out for a stroll in their first few months of life, you are going to need a stroller that is compatible with your infant carriers. Until babies can hold their head up unsupported, you need to use an infant carrier when taking them out.
Trying to find a stroller that will hold both of your little bundles and not look like you’re lugging around a mountain can prove to be quite the challenge.
The Joovy Twin Roo+ is specially designed to where you can give both babies the attention they need without other things getting in the way of one or the other. It is also compatible with all major car seat brands. On the downside, the stroller doesn’t come with adapters and in order to safely use it, you also need to purchase the correct adapters for your car seats.
The Joovy Twin Roo+ offers a slew of storage options. It has a large basket under the seats perfect for a diaper bag and other essentials and has cupholder capabilities for up to four beverages.
For stowing away, it has a one hand flat fold to make it easier to transport in and out of the car and house. However, it is not considered compact so you may have trouble fitting it in some smaller cars.
Besides these two downsides, the Joovy Twin Roo+ is a great option for a starter stroller, especially for those of you who are operating on a budget.
A little bit of top secret advice before we move on: Don’t spend too much for your car seat adapters. If you run into any issues, call the people at Joovy and they will help you find a good deal!
Car Seat Stroller Combos for Twins
Having a newborn stroller like the Joovy Twin Roo+ is great, but if you want to be more practical and get a stroller that will fit your twins from newborn to toddlerhood, considering a car seat stroller combo is the best option for you.
The Baby Jogger City Select Double sits the children front to back rather than side to side. This comes in handy for those of you who don’t want to push around a wide stroller. It has the same width as a single stroller which allows for easier maneuverability when it comes to narrow spaces.
The City Select Double is car seat compatible in both the front and rear seat. It has three seating options: front facing, parent facing or sibling facing, which provides you some versatility in the case of the imminent sibling rivalries.
Each seat can hold up to 45 pounds and has multiple recline options to ensure your children have the most comfortable experience possible.
Of course your kiddos comfort isn’t the only comfort that matters. The City Select Double also has an adjustable handlebar to make pushing the stroller more comfortable and convenient. The strollers parking brake is also located on the handlebar for easy access to you.
To block out harmful UV rays, this stroller has deep sun shades to ensure the safety of your little ones.
While this stroller has a lot of benefits, there are a few drawbacks to take into consideration. In my experience, the stroller is difficult to take apart and put away and from what I’ve learned, some parents have had issues with their little ones kicking each other’s seat when they get to be to a certain height.
It also doesn’t come with any cupholders which can be a pretty major drawback for those of you who have kids who are “constantly thirsty”.
Aside from these issues, this stroller is a great one for parents who want an easily maneuvered, slim style car seat for their twins.
Double Umbrella Strollers for Twins
If you’ve ever had to carry a single stroller around, you will understand just how annoying it can be trying to figure out how to store this big piece of equipment somewhere that is out of the way and won’t be nuisance to others around you.
Now take that experience and double it. It doesn’t sound too ideal, does it? In this case, an umbrella stroller is the best option for you. Double umbrella strollers are notoriously easy to lug around and store, so if you live in a smaller house or you don’t have a lot of storage space, read on to find a few double umbrella stroller options.
The first one we’re going to look at is the Chicco Echo Twin Stroller. This stroller by Chicco is designed specifically to be relatively lightweight but also functional. The side-by-side seating allows for a compact fold and it also includes a carrying handle for easy transportation.
Each seat is independent from the other so you can cater to each child’s individual needs. Seats can be adjusted to four different recline positions and the foot rests have two adjustable positions to ensure maximum comfort.
The Echo also comes with storage underneath the seats and a cup holder near the handle bar.
When it comes to maneuverability, I’ve learned that this stroller may cause some trouble due to the wheels being on the edge of the stroller. When going through doorways, all you need to do is make sure the wheels are straight before entering and you will clear it just fine.
Another thing to look out for with this stroller is its canopy shades. They don’t extend very far, so make sure your little one is dressed appropriately to avoid weather related elements like excessive wind or sunrays.
The UPPAbaby G-link Umbrella Stroller is designed to be lightweight to avoid unnecessary stress while transporting to and from the car and/or home. While it is on the higher end of the price range, the features it comes with are well worth the price. The G-Link has a patent-pending one-action fold to minimize the amount of space it takes up when it isn’t in use.
Unlike the Echo (see above), the UPPAbaby G-Link utilizes four sets of wheels instead of the Echo’s six. This allows for an easier maneuverability experience. Its lightweight design also makes stairs and other obstacles easier to conquer.
Of course, stairs aren’t going to be easy with any stroller, single or double, but having a lighter option will prevent a lot of unnecessary stress and frustration from surfacing.
Also unlike the Echo, the canopy shades for this stroller provide more coverage and even have an extendable sunshade to help block out harmful UV Rays.
The G-Link is the perfect stroller for kids with conflicting interests. Both seats have individualized reclining systems so while one kid snoozes, the other can look at all the cool things they come across.
However, there are a few drawbacks to this stroller. When unfolding it for use, I have learned that it sticks and you will probably need both hands in order to get it to fold all the way in.
All in all, the UPPAbaby G-Link is the perfect option for someone looking for a high end stroller that will last them awhile.
Jogging Strollers for Twins
Do you have an active lifestyle? Do you go on regular runs or jogs? Chances are you’re looking for a jogging stroller then. Finding a good jogging stroller can be difficult on it’s own, let alone having to find one that will accommodate to twins!
If you aren’t quite sure where to begin, a good place to start is looking at the wheels. If it has a three wheel design, you’re looking at the right kind of stroller. The three wheel design allows for an optimal running/jogging experience, especially on a bumpy or rough terrain.
The one thing to watch out for when looking for a jogging stroller are the price tags. You may find a really cheap one that looks like it’d be good, but chances are it isn’t nearly as good as you thought it would be. That isn’t to say that the most expensive stroller is the best either, but just be sure to read customer reviews and take into consideration all the amenities it offers before looking at the price tag.
BOBgear has continuously been regarded as the top company for jogging strollers. The BOB Flex Duallie stroller is the perfect choice for anybody who lives an active or outdoorsy lifestyle. While it is easy to be turned off by the price, it is important to take into account all of the features this stroller offers.
For starters, the three wheel design allows for an optimal jogging/off-road experience. The Duallie’s wheels are air filled to make bumps and cracks a breeze to roll over and the front wheel can be locked to provide more stability on uneven terrain.
For taller parents, the handlebar adjusts to fit the stroller to just the right height.
The Flex Duallie can be used for babies and kids from 5 lbs to 50 lbs (per seat) and is car seat compatible with any BOB car seat or other major brand. However, car seat adapters are sold separately. It also has a two step storage system to make stowing away easier.
If you’re the type of parent who packs up the entire house to go out for a little bit (it’s okay, nobody is judging you), the extra large storage underneath the seats will be a god send for you.
If you take a few minutes and look through the countless reviews this product has, you will find that there isn’t really a whole lot of people who don’t like this product. The only real downside to this BOB stroller is the hefty price tag it comes with.
In retrospect though, there is a reason this particular stroller is so highly regarded by parents, if you have the means to do it, then buying this stroller should be a no brainer.
Lightweight Strollers for Twins
Immediately when I think about somebody having twins, I feel pity for the amount of weight they’re going to need to carry. A single stroller is already heavy enough, I can’t imagine how it would feel to have to lug around a double!
When shopping for strollers, its weight and bulkiness should be one of the first things you make note of. No matter how cool a stroller looks, you aren’t going to be thinking about those extra cupholders when you’re trying to lift a 40 pound piece of equipment from the trunk of your car.
Luckily, there are some more lightweight, but equally cool strollers on the market right now.
Baby stroller companies brag about how lightweight their product is, but when you actually look at the product weight, they are usually upwards of 25 pounds. I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel a little cheated. Luckily, there are a few brands out there who actually know what lightweight means.
ZOE is the perfect example of this. Their XL2 double stroller weighs a measly 16 pounds. Compared to most strollers, that is practically unheard of. The XL2 double is super compact making it ideal for those families of multiples who enjoy frequent air travel.
This inexpensive stroller will hold up to 50 lbs per seat, but I wouldn’t recommend using it until your child has solid head control as it isn’t car seat compatible.
If weather protection is something you worry about, the XL2’s extra large canopy will protect your little one from the outdoor elements and keep them shaded during warmer days. The canopy has four extendable panels that you can extend or retract as needed.
All in all, this stroller is great if you want a super-lightweight and compact option but you should be weary of the weight capacity.
So there you have it. These strollers are some of the most popular on the market right now. Shopping for any baby product can be tough. You want to find what will be best for your twins. Don’t let price tags and bad reviews intimidate you. While you should definitely take them into consideration, you need to also weigh how the amenities offered will benefit you and your new little bundles of joy.
With that I bid you good luck and adieu and I hope you found exactly what you’ve been looking for!
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