What’s The Best Double Stroller for Toddler and Infant?
The best double stroller for infant and toddler is the stroller that suits your lifestyle the best. The best one I have found is the BumbleRide Indie Twin. This unit has all of the features and benefits that I look for in a stroller and folds up pretty well when not in use.
You’ll Use It Longer Than You Think
Buying a stroller should not be an exercise in utter frugality. The truth is you will have your stroller for a long time. Your kids will most likely ride in it, at least part time, longer than you think. My kids spent a lot of time in it as infants, but as they grew bigger, we also found that there were times after a long time walking that they wanted a break. The would sometimes just pop into the stroller with their younger sibling for a 10 minute rest then pop out again when they were revved up again.
With a double especially it’s important to look at all the factors. A double stroller is bigger and heavier than an equivalent single and will just naturally take more abuse. It will bump into things more often because of it’s size, it has to carry more weight because it’s a double and will suffer twice as many feet kicking it and just generally abusing it. So it’s important to buy one that’s not disposable and that’s been built well. I wanted one with a metal frame and one that I knew would bump up over curbs and deal with potholes easily. Roads and sidewalks are not always in good condition and it seems that where I want to cross is not always where the cut curb is.
All strollers are reasonably safe, and anything that’s even the smallest threat will be handled by a recall. But that’s not what I am talking about. I want a stroller that is highly visible and is a side by side. The inline strollers on small wheels to me, look like an accident just waiting to happen. A side by side, especially a colorful one, is highly visible and that makes you safer when you are in a parking lot or a city street. Also, the 5 point harnesses keep your little ones snug and secure should you bump over a particulariy perilous curb or terrace.
The Indie Twin has backrests that flatten out in an instant and footrests that let your toddler stretch out when it’s nap time. I can’t overemphasize the importance of this. As a new parent, one of my main goals with our strolls was to put the kids to sleep. Inevitably the baby and toddler would want to go out together and this was a great time to get break. Once the older one went off to sleep, I wanted to be able to lower her down gently but quickly.