Finding the best stroller for your little one is already a daunting task with the number of choices available today. Finding the best rated double stroller for BOTH your young ones is even more difficult.
Should you go for a tandem, a side-by-side, or a convertible? What about safety? How long will you be able to use the stroller as your children grow? Is there room to store everything you need? Where can you use a double stroller comfortably?
All these questions and more are probably running through your mind as you scan websites and browse the stores. We’ve taken some of the guesswork out of that process for you here, as we examine our top picks for you in the crazy world of double strollers.
Contours Options Elite Double Stroller
As far as double strollers go, tandems are often the preferred option, as they can fit more easily through doorways or along sidewalks, and your kids can’t always reach one another to cause any sibling chaos along the way. The Contours Options Elite is a great buy in terms of number of features, quality of construction, durability and safety in a tandem stroller.
Although somewhat at the heavier end for a double, it offers a 40 lb. weight limit on its two seats, and seat configuration choices are seemingly endless! These seats come with 5-point harnesses, adjustable leg rests, and infant head rests, and can be set to the following: both rear-facing; both forward-facing; facing one another; facing away from one another; one seat and one car seat; and one seat in the front only to allow for greater storage in the back. Incredible! The Contours Options Elite also accommodates many models of car seats in its design, which is a huge bonus for parents.
This tandem stroller has sturdy rubber rear wheels, a large storage area, an ergonomic handle for Mom or Dad, and a single front brake. The large canopies with peek-a-boo windows mean superior supervision, and baby can have some sunlight as well. The exceptional maneuverability of the Options Elite will have you gliding along most any terrain you’ll encounter in your outings.
Remove the seats to fold this stroller, and it stands on its own and fits well in most cars or at home in your closet.
Overall, the Contours Options Elite gives you quality, value, and immeasurable variety, and looks great at the same time.
BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie Stroller
A double side by side stroller (what BOB calls a “duallie”) is a common choice when it comes to transporting your two cherubs together, and many parents will opt for a jogging stroller version for different terrain options. In our opinion, the BOB Revolution is the best selection in this category.
Made of aluminum alloy framing, with massive 16″ rear wheels, the BOB will get you and your two tiny ones (up to 100 lbs.!) most anywhere you want to go. At 30.5″ wide, it will barely fit through doorways, but just getting through is a big feat for many side-by-side doubles! The seats are padded and even have lumbar support; they both recline by themselves and have 5-point harnesses. You’ll want to wait until baby is at least 6 months old before putting her in a jogger, even with the features of this stroller, as the typical sling seats mean she needs to be able to hold her head up on her own. Or, purchase an adapter and place your baby’s car seat on the stroller.
A single brake, big canopies, and some storage round out the BOB Revolution. This is our favorite all-around dual jogging stroller- check it out for yourself!
Baby Trend Sit ‘N Stand Double Stroller
The last option on our list is the Baby Trend Sit ‘N Stand, a nice stroller you can configure to accommodate an older child who wants to stand or sit on a bench at the back of the unit.
This is a great buy for your dollar. The Baby Trend Sit ‘N Stand accepts one or two car seats, and folds easily, although it’s somewhat taller when folded than other doubles.
The Sit ‘N Stand seats hold up to 40 lbs. of kid weight, but are somewhat shallow and don’t offer a full recline.
There are two canopies that are rather smaller than conventional doubles, but they do the trick in most cases.
Big storage below is handy for stowing away your diaper bag or purse, and is easily accessible when the seats are in most of their different positions. Good suspension makes for a smooth ride for baby.
Delta Children LX Double Stroller
This stroller is highly functional and very stylish, all in one impressive package. This stroller holds two children in a safe and effective way. There’s no more need to walk slowly while doing errands as you can put both tykes in this double stroller.
Built with parents’ convenience in mind, the stroller is lightweight and can fit through any 30” doorway. For extra durability, the stroller comes with 360-degree shock absorbing front wheels. With your children’s’ safety in mind, there is a 5-point harness that has soft shoulder pads. This stroller comes with a large European-style canopy that adds more to the beauty and style of the fully-featured stroller.
Every item is going to have its cons. For this stroller, there have been some reports that when you pull your child forward, the whole seat pulls forward. Additionally, it has been noted that the cup holder isn’t the most durable feature.
The Bottom Line
We know it can be mind-boggling to navigate the world of double strollers for you and your children. As you determine your own needs and desires, we’re confident you’ll be able to use our list to narrow down your decision to the best one for your family. Again, the Contours Options Elite is our comprehensive pick for quality, beauty, and overall usability for your money. Happy strolling!