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Usually twice as much of something is a bonus—like, if I offered you a double espresso, you’d be psyched, right? Double strollers, on the other hand, are more challenging than singles. They’re bigger, heavier and you have two children’s needs to consider, whether you’re having twins or transporting siblings. But a great double stroller is your ticket to freedom as you juggle your new life with two kids. Believe me when I say you will be so happy and liberated with your new set of wheels built for two.
Here are a few of my favorite double strollers:
This Bugaboo Donkey Duo is quite pricey, but it is so worth it. The Donkey has unparalleled design and engineering. You can transform this stroller from a single to a double in seconds, and it enables you to adjust the seats so the children can face you or face the world.
Bugaboo Donkey Duo ($1,499)
With 10” wheels and a width of only 25”, the Mountain Buggy Duet side-by-side double stroller is incredibly narrow. You get all of the benefits of a side-by-side but in a small package.
If you’re looking for a serious jogging stroller with the flexibility for all-terrain walking, the Bob Duallie is a great choice. It doesn’t recline fully for newborn, and it’s 32” wide (tough to get through doorways), but it’s easy to fold and is great quality.
Bob Duallie ($659)
With sixteen different combinations, the Baby Jogger City Select offers great flexibility. The children can face you, face the world or a combination of the two.
Baby Jogger City Select ($499)
While test-driving double strollers, you should also think about the distance in age between your children. If you’re having twins or your kids are under two years apart, you may want to consider a stroller that allows you to recline both seats fully flat.
If you live in an urban environment where you walk out your front door and go for long walks, consider a stroller that is more fully featured with larger wheels. If you live in the suburbs and drive everywhere, you may want to choose something more lightweight that’s easy to get in and out of the trunk.