For parents with 2 small kids close in age or twins, a double stroller is essential for daily convenience. Here are some chosen strollers in action!
We started with the Uppababy Vista stroller, which had fantastic larger rubber wheels that could go over bumps and cobblestones on the side walks, icey ground, small stones at the park, even sand. Like other similar strollers of this caliber, Uppa Baby allows you to click in 2 car seats (or bassinets or rumble seats). We had 2 Cybex Aton carseats that clicked into the Uppa Baby stroller. When the babies started sitting, at about 7-8 months, we started using the 1 toddler seat and 1 rumble seat (purchased additionally. The seats weren’t that deep so I didn’t feel the babies were that comfortable. Plus, you do have to remove both rumble/toddler seats and fold the stroller frame each time you place the stroller in the car trunk. And click each rumble seat into place after you unfold the stroller so the set up took a few minutes each time (especially if the 2 sides did not match exactly). Main negative point was the max weight of the rumble seat (35 lbs), though the toddler seat that came with the Vista stroller has a max of 50 lbs. But we loved how the Uppa Baby stroller pushed and rolled (so smooth!). It did take up more space than an umbrella stroller because it had a larger footprint.
After 14 months, my babies were getting almost all long or too large to sit comfortably in the rumble seats as the seat pockets weren’t very deep and would slide down a bit. After trying a few side by side strollers and tandem strollers, we ended up with the Kinderwagon HOP. It has stadium seating so the back seat is higher and the baby can see from the back (or grab the front passenger’s hair). The seats are deep enough that toddlers sit comfortably for long periods and it is narrow to go thru crowds or supermarket aisles passing another cart. However, we did find the Kinderwagon stroller harder to turn (need both hands gripping the handles firmly) and the wheels also too small to go over bumps.. But because of the narrow frame, the light weight, lower price point and the foldability, we use it daily and really would recommend it. In fact, strangers come up to me to ask the name of the stroller almost every time we go out. An Uber driver gave us a tip with the Kinderwagon Hop: No need to latch the umbrella stroller Kinderwagon Hop when folded, just fold and place into the trunk.