Thursday, September 27, 2007

Double Strollers here I come!

Okay so I need a little help from mamas of 2 or more. As many of you know I'm expecting our second baby in March... just 2 weeks after my daughter celebrates her 2nd birthday! We use our strollers (we have 3... an umbrella, the big travel system, and a jogging stroller) all the time!

I can't imagine that in 5 months that my daughter is going to miraculously be able to walk independently while we are out and about, while the baby takes a ride in the stroller. Thus we need a bigger stroller. However, most double strollers are HUGE!

The Graco Duo Glider is the one I was leaning towards at first, but it is still just so big when it is folded down. I currently drive an Accord so its not like I have loads of storage space in my trunk. One good thing about the Duo Glider is that my cousin is selling hers, which is in great condition, for a great price of $100. But new I could get one from about $150.

Then I found the Sit 'n Stand Elite Double Stroller. It goes from a traditional double stroller (like the Duo Glider), but when your older child is ready it converts to a Sit 'n Stand where the older child has the option to sit on bench or stand. And it really isn't that pricey at just under $200.

There are also so many other brands and choices. I'm just really so confused. Thankfully I have a while before I have to make any big decisions, but I just wanted to see what else is out there that I might not know about.

So what has worked for you or what do you think would work for you if you don't have 2 kiddos yet. Thanks for your help!


Lu said...

Right now I'm in the same exact spot! Bubbie LOVES to ride in a stroller! So I'm looking forward to seeing your responses!

LaShawn said...

I am looking for a double as well. I have the Graco Duo Glider from when my older two were little. While it is nice cause it has the cupholders and big storage it is a PAIN to manuever in tight spots (stores etc.)

I found an Eddie Bauer one at a resale shop that manuevered like dream. Did I buy it? NOOOOOOOOOOOO, cause I am stupid.

The Duece Crew said...

Hey Lisa, I've actually lowered my price too.....I just want to get rid of this thing....I'm selling it for $90. Good luck deciding!

Jennisa said...

Hey! My Avery, who is 5, STILL rides in the stroller a lot, so I'm sure Grace will use it lots!

I also have a very small trunk, and all those fancy strollers are just too big for my trunk. I do have a graco duo one, and it fits fine. It's a little heavier and harder to push than a normal stroller, but not as wide and long as some of the other ones out there!

Good luck!

Ashley said...

The sit-n-Stand is a great one. It's smaller than a double one and Grace can stand up or sit down if she wants. It also allows for an infant seat when that baby is younger.

For a small trunk space, I think that's your way to go. Or, you can always get the choo choo wagon!

Vietnam Baby Girl Smith said...

Let me know what you decide and how you like it!!

Melanee said...

I'm just now reading this, but wanted to tell you to let me know what you decide! Like I said, we have the Graco Quattro Tour Duo and like it. It's a little more up to date than the Duo Glider, but whatever. It's heavy and big, but so are all double strollers, right? If I were you, I might actually go for the Sit N Stand. I think Carson would really like that. He doesn't like riding in the stroller much, but as you know, I can't have him running around on his own unless we're on a walk in the neighborhood or something. He's only 22 months, but in 2 months I think we'll use the double less than we do now. I say SIT N STAND!