Perhaps you’ve just had twins, or you have a new baby and a toddler. You could be caring for infants for family members. Whatever the situation, a double stroller would certainly make like easier. The best double stroller is one that works for the particular situation. One model or design is not better than the other. But, some designs work better than others, in meeting a family’s needs.
Double strollers come in two different basic configurations. They are either side by side or front and back. The tandem front and back models are suitable for many different situations. They can be used for twins or siblings of different ages.
Some advantages of tandem front and back strollers are portability and the ability to form multiple configurations. When a family has babies of different ages, one seat can be used with an infant carrier, while the other is used in an upright position, for a toddler. For twins, the seats can be positioned to face each other.
Front and back strollers are narrower than side by side models, so navigating crowded spaces may be easier. Crowded malls and shopping centers, airports, and outdoor markets are some places these types of strollers may be used. Of course, they are just as suitable for taking the babies on a walk around the neighborhood. These dual baby buggies often have a roomy storage basket below the seating area, for a diaper bag, toys, and other baby items. THey can come with full or half canopies, to provide some protection from the sun. The various seat positions allow for plenty of options, as the babies grow.
The side by side strollers are suitable for twins or babies of similar age and weight. THey are best suited for wide sidewalks, though they can also be used in large, open outdoor spaces, malls, and in some instances, on streets with little traffic.
Many side by side carriages are designed with active parents in mind. The jogger strollers are configured with the front wheels closer together than the rear, for easier turning. They may also come with full or have canopies, depending on the model. Most allow for changing seat position, based on the age of the babies.
Many side by side strollers are easy to fold and stow away in the trunk of a car, so they can be used in public parks and other places a parent may go jogging. Consider how the buggy will be used, when choosing the best double stroller.