8 Best Double Strollers of 2019

Best Double Strollers of 2019

May 24, 2019

Best Double Strollers of 2019

Best Double Strollers of 2019
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2...3...4 kids? Been there, done that—and got the right stroller to wrangle them all.Best Double Strollers of 2019

If you have more than one little one on the way, or you’re having a second baby while you’re still swaddling your first, you probably have a lot of questions. Like, how will you get around with two kiddos in tow? That’s where a double stroller comes in.

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Do You Need a Double Stroller?

Double strollers can be a big investment, but they’re also key to getting out and about when you have multiples or two children close in age. If you already have a single stroller and aren’t sure you want to pony up for a double, there are a few options to explore.

  • Stroller boards: Some strollers offer a ride-along board for an older sibling that attaches to the back of the stroller base. But before you go this route, you’ll need to check if your brand of stroller offers this add-on, and you’ll also need to make sure your older child is up for—and capable of—the challenge.
  • Baby carrier: You can also explore using a baby carrier for your younger child and putting the older one in a single stroller. But this won’t work for twins, and will only work for as long as your second child can fit in a carrier.

What are the Types of Double Strollers?

There are three basic types of double strollers:

  • Side-by-side strollers: As the name implies, this type of stroller has seats—usually with the same amount of space and amenities—that are next to each other. Side-by-side strollers are easier to turn and maneuver than in-line strollers, but are harder-to-near impossible to get through narrow doorways and aisles.
  • In-line strollers: This single-file style has one seat in front of the other. The two seats can be the same height, but often in-line strollers have what’s termed as “stadium seating” with the back seat raised higher than the front for better viewing. Usually the seats do not have the same space and amenities. One seat may recline more than another or offer more legroom, a cup holder or the ability for an infant car seat to attach. Since this stroller style has a longer body, it’s also hard to turn.
  • Convertible or modular strollers: Convertible strollers can be used as a single stroller or converted into a double stroller by adding on a second seat. Some can even handle a third, older child who can sit on a bench or stand on a platform. The workhouse of the bunch, this stroller style is a great upfront investment that can grow with your family.

The best double stroller for your family really depends on your personal situation. Consider how you’ll use a double stroller most often. If you need it for two infants, do both seats accommodate infant car seats? If you need it for a toddler and a baby, does the stroller have a high weight limit to accommodate older children? These are the kind of questions to ask yourself before purchasing a stroller made for two.

How We Choose Our Best Double Strollers

We asked thousands of real Babylist families about the baby products they love the most, then took the top products they shared with us and added our own research and insight to tell you about the best double strollers.

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Double Stroller That's Easiest to Fold

Why We Love It

Baby Jogger strollers are known for their easy, one-handed folds—and this double version is no exception. With just one handle pull, this side-by-side stroller folds down quickly and completely flat, so you can spend less time trying to put away your stroller and more time chasing after your now free-to-roam kiddos. Parents rave about the maneuverability and that it fits through 36-inch doorways.

Keep in Mind

This stroller can hold one car seat with an adaptor, but can’t hold two, so it’s not a great choice for twins. (For multiples, check out the City Select Lux, a convertible stroller that offers up to 20 riding possibilities, including adding two infant car seats.) The storage basket is also on the smaller side and tough to reach from behind.

What Babylist Parents Say

“It’s a bit big, and you should make sure it fits in your car first. But it maneuvers so well and makes it easy to stroll with two kids.” -Kenna

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight: 26.6 lbs
Child Weight Limit: 50 lbs per seat
Dimensions: 38.5” x 29.75” x 41.5”

Best Double Stroller for a Growing Family

Why We Love It

The Vista is a convertible stroller that can grow to accommodate up to three kids, and comes with a lot: a bassinet, a rain/bug shield, undercarriage storage for up to 30 pounds of goods and a toddler seat for kids up to 50 pounds. What else is gush-worthy? The Vista’s beautiful design, amazingly smooth ride and an SPF 50 canopy to block sun rays.

Keep in Mind

Although touted as practical for twins since you can use it with two bassinets, car seats or toddler seats, parents report that when a toddler sits in the bottom seat, the stroller becomes much harder to push around.

What Babylist Parents Say

“We love it—both us and the kids. It’s a good value. The ability to add on the toddler standing board is very cool, and it’s easy to fold. The only drawback is it’s difficult to put the folded stroller into our trunk.” -Lisa S.

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight: 26.6 lbs
Child Weight Limit: 50 lbs per seat
Dimensions: 36” x 25.7” x 39.5”

Best Affordable Double Stroller

Why We Love It

This budget-friendly double stroller pick will save your wallet without sacrificing on features. The Duo comes with a toddler seat, rear seat and trays for everyone, including parents. Toddlers love the bench and standing platform in the back—they can choose to sit or stand—and parents love the huge storage basket and easy, compact fold.

Keep in Mind

The Ready2Grow is best for two kids of different ages (although you can use it with two car seats). Seats are cramped when filled with two toddlers, and the rear seat can only be used in the parent-facing position.

What Babylist Parents say

“Absolutely love it, but it’s hard to get up and down stairs. I also wish the handle was higher—I find myself hunched over when pushing or kicking the platform below.” -Jessica

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight: 33.99 lbs
Child Weight Limit: Front eat up to 50 lbs or 44”; rear seat up to 40 lbs or 40”
Dimensions: 42” x 23.5” x 45”

Best Double Stroller for Minimalists

Why We Love It

With a sleek, modern design, this stroller is as much about form as it is about function. The Demi Grow boasts a number of different configurations, making it a fit for both twins or siblings of different ages. It’s pricey, but it’s also loaded with a variety of unique features: an extra-large canopy, all-season seats with mesh panels for air circulation, fenders to protect your little ones from dirt and debris and a giant cargo basket. And parents love the high seat position for a great view of the top seat.

Keep in Mind

The fold is pretty bulky, making it tough to carry long distances or up and down stairs.

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight: 27.4 lbs (does not include winter seat, canopy or arm bar)
Child Weight Limit: 50 lbs per seat
Dimensions: 43.5” x 24” x 39.5”

Best Lightweight Double Stroller

Why We Love It

Not all double strollers have to be big, bulky and heavy. Weighing in at just 23.5 lbs, the Joovy Caboose is the lightest tandem stroller on the market, and one of the most compact. It’s built for a baby and a toddler, with room for the baby in a car seat or five-point harness up front and an older child in the back either sitting or standing on a sliding bench seat. Parents especially love the stability of the standing platform, much more so than stroller board attachments found on many other brands.

Keep in Mind

If your little one is, let’s say…willful, the back bench option may not be a great option. Joovy does sell a rear seat attachment for children under two and a half years old who aren’t yet ready to stand.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Handles very well, and it sets up and breaks down easily, and it’s not too bulky. The storage underneath stroller is too small though.” -S. Holmes

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight: 23.5 lbs
Child Weight Limit: 45 lbs each seat
Dimensions Folded: 38” x 21.25” x 42 in

Best Sit and Stand Double Stroller

Why We Love It

The Double Eclipse can accommodate one car seat, placed in the front or near you, or hold two, which makes it a popular stroller for twins or for siblings with an age gap. There’s also a sit and stand option, great for an older sibling who wants to walk but may not yet be able to make it long distances. And kudos to Baby Trend for giving everyone, including you, a snack tray and cup holder.

Keep in Mind

Parents complain it’s pretty heavy to push around. There’s also not a ton of undercarriage storage.

What Babylist Parents Say

“I loved that it changed from a traditional double stroller to a sit and stand for my older child when she didn’t want to ride in a stroller seat anymore.” -Anne

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight: 32.5 lbs
Child Weight Limit: 40 lbs per seat
Dimensions: 49” x 21.5” x 43”

Best Double Jogging Stroller

Why We Love It

Jogging with one kid is impressive enough, but jogging with two? You go, mama. Get your sweat on with this side-by-side double jogging stroller that features impressive shock absorption, comfortable seats and a nine-position adjustable handlebar for parents or caregivers of any height. It also pairs with many popular infant car seats.

Keep in Mind

It’s wide, so make sure you measure your doorways (and your trunk, if you’ll be hoisting it in and out of a car) before you click buy. There’s also no hand brake.

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight: 34.1 lbs
Child Weight Limit: 50 lbs per seat
Dimensions: 59.5” x 30.6” x 47.5”

Best Double Stroller for Narrow Spaces

Why We Love It

This convertible side-by-side stroller is a definite splurge—but considering its amazing maneuverability, lightweight frame and countless custom options (including tons of cool fabrics and prints), many parents don’t seem to mind. The Donkey’s frame accommodates four setups: a car seat + base seat, a bassinet + base seats, two base seats, or a base seat + a side luggage basket. Best of all is how narrow it is—there are no worries about getting through doorways or down aisles, making it especially ideal for city living.

Keep in Mind

It’s a huge hassle to break down. While you can fold the Donkey in one piece and self stand the stroller, you have to remove the seats first if you want to fold the frame compactly. It also won’t accommodate twins; for that, check out the Donkey 2 Twin.

What Babylist Parents Say

“I love that you can attach two bassinets or two toddler seats or you can use one of each. You can also make the stroller compact so that only one seat fits and there’s a little side carrier for your bag or small dog.” -Traci

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight: 33 lbs (with seats)
Child Weight Limit: 37.4 lbs per seat
Stroller width: 29”

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Choosing What’s Right for You

Among Babylist parents, convertible and multi-tasking strollers, like the sit and stand models, are hugely popular. But we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to think about your lifestyle and how you’ll be using your stroller when you’re trying to figure out what’s right for you.

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