When baby number two is on his or her way, you may immediately start thinking about how you are going to move around with two little ones in tow. And when you factor in how fidgety a toddler can be and the bulk and expense of some double strollers, the remaining options can be limiting to many families. However, there are a few great alternatives to a double stroller that will allow your toddler to easily switch between riding and walking and save you space and money.
Wheeled Board. Wheeled boards attach to an existing stroller and will allow your older child to stand and hold onto the stroller as you go. A board can be tougher for small toddlers because it does require them to stand, but it also gives them more freedom. There are easy-to-use universal boards available, such as the BuggyBoard by Lascal or brand-specific models such as the Sidekick Stroller Board by Orbit Baby and the Freerider Stroller Board by Mountain Buggy.
BuggyBoard by Lascal
Ride-on Board with Seat. Choose a wheeled board with a seat to take the comfort factor up a notch. This wheeled board may be a touch more expensive, but it will allow your older child to sit down if he gets tired of standing. The most universal model seems to be the Cozy B Rider Connector by Englacha, and Bugaboo lovers must check out the Comfort Wheeled Board.
Comfort Wheeled Board by Bugaboo
Sit-and-Stand. Not quite a single stroller and not quite a double stroller, a sit-and-stand offers a lot of versatility and many options for your growing family. These strollers offer a seat in the front for your baby and a place for your older child to sit or stand in the back. And as a bonus, with only one child in the stroller, this also offers some extra storage space while shopping or running errands. Some great options to check out are the Joovy Caboose Ultralight, the Graco RoomFor2 Stand & Ride and the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra.
RoomFor2 Stand & Ride by Graco
Jump Seat. Jump seats can look different across different stroller models, but they all offer a place for your older child to sit and ride along. These seats typically attach to the stroller frame with adapters behind the main seat and most are less bulky than the main seat. A few brands that do the jump seat really well are phil&teds, UPPAbaby and Britax.
Push by phil&teds
Toddler Jump Seat. If you want to ensure your first born maintains a great view, a toddler jump seat is the best seat for them. This seat attaches to an existing stroller and allows your older child to have more leg room and back support. Check out the Joey Toddler Seat by Valco Baby.
Joey Toddler Seat by Valco Baby
Any of these alternatives to a double stroller can help accommodate your growing family and make moving everyone around a whole lot easier!