The perfect double stroller that is both baby and toddler approved? I found it! Read more about my quest below. And subscribe for the latest!
Before Benjamin was born a few months ago, I considered purchasing so many things. And then quickly turned them down. With your second child, your needs strongly outweigh your wants, and you’re able to tell the difference. For my first born, everything felt like a need; the second time around, I can clearly discern between eight bibs or just two; three bottles versus an entire bottle “starter” kit; and sixteen onesies or six. Because this time, I am more picky between what KIND of bib I want to use (these and these), I knew well ahead of time I wanted to use these bottles (after trying out a ton of different kinds last time), and I know he’ll grow SO FAST that a few good onesies will do just fine. Oh, and there’s always online shopping at Carter’s or dropping by my local Kohl’s when he does outgrow the current set. For some reason, with your first born you are panicked thinking, “But what if he needs this and I DON’T HAVE IT?!” As if the stores close forever once little one arrives. Ha.
As I was saying, I considered purchasing so many things before Benjamin came around, but the one that stuck with me was a double stroller. I really, really wanted the boys to be able to go on stroller rides together. And it keeps my own sanity being able to put them both in one solid stroller. So I hunted and shopped for the best deals and I settled upon this awesome double stroller and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Double Stroller for Baby and Toddler
My needs for a double stroller were simple: I needed two comfortable seats for baby and toddler. The baby will need to fit his car seat until he can sit in a regular stroller seat; the toddler will need a seat that is comfortable and includes a cup holder and tray for snacks. I also wanted a compartment underneath to hold my diaper bag, or at least a small tote of diapers, wipes, a bottle, formula, and toys. A cup holder for me was optional (but, let’s face it, pretty much a “need” for coffee!) and a small holder for my phone and keys would be nice.
And I found it. It is spectacular.
You would think a double stroller would be a no-brainer when you’re having a second kid, but for me I didn’t want to spend the money and have yet another big item to store if I could get away with not having to. I figured, my toddler is already past the 2 year mark and wants to be independent at times, so would he even WANT to sit in a stroller? And after a few trips to places with lots of walking, we realized, yes, yes he would love to sit in a stroller, at least for short periods of time to rest.
I also really needed it to fold flat and be super easy to transport in the car.
It shipped free with Amazon Prime (gotta love that) and it has everything on my wish list — and more. (P.S. You can try Amazon Prime for free for 30 days. Try it here.) The best part? This double stroller can be converted into different seat configurations, with my favorite being the toddler’s standing pad. Andrew can stand on the pad on the back and ride standing up (ideal for visits to the zoo when there’s a short stroller ride to the next exhibit).
This feature is helpful when your toddler doesn’t want to sit anymore, but you know they’re tired, so you can talk them into standing for a short period of time and ride. Since either seat can accommodate universal baby car seats, our toddler can decide which seat he wants to sit in (you know how toddlers like to have choices!) and our baby’s car seat goes in the other one. It’s amazing.
It folds easily and oh-so-flat.
Oh, and I got my coffee cup holder. Double awesome.
Hope it helps you on the quest for a double stroller for baby and toddler! I know I hunted for weeks before settling upon this one, and I’m so glad I did. It’s the best purchase I’ve made with Baby Benjamin for sure. Plus, it will grow with them! We have many fun double stroller rides in our future!