Post # 1
I’m very newly pregnant with Baby #1 and am thinking of buying a double stroller. Now that baby is on its way, Darling Husband and I have chatted about wanting our kids close together. Wondering if there are any other bees who took the plunge to buy a double stroller in hopes of saving a bit of cash for when #2 comes.
Or those with a double stroller – is it much harder to manuever than a single stroller?
Post # 2
we are going for a single for #1 but some like the City Select will allow you to add a second seat later! looks like an amazing stroller and we see them all over town, just a little too pricey for what we are willing to spend.
Post # 3
I bought the travel system for number one, so single stroller and car seat that all went together. This worked well and I can’t imagine having the extra bulk of a double stroller when its not needed. I’m in the market now for a double stroller. I am going to buy a used one from a consignment shop since they are reasonably priced. My only issue is trying to find one that I can snap my infant seat into, which is difficult to find the right model when buying used, but I have time. I know you think you would save money by buying the double now, but I really don’t think the extra hassle of carting around a double stroller is worth saving a few bucks.
Post # 4
I’m pregnant with #1 right now and will hopefully have more in the future. I got the UppaBaby Vista, which can be converted to a double later on. Seems to be a good compromise
Post # 5
Get one that can be converted later on!
Post # 6
We looked at the convertible ones. But they were all wrong for our needs. Honestly, I’ll have at least a year with this baby as the only baby. That’s a long time to use a double when I don’t need to.
We will figure it out when #2 comes along. Sell the current stroller and buy a double on consignment? Buy a second stroller and keep this one for when #1 is old enough to walk and #2 needs to ride? Wear the little one until the bigger one is walking? Who knows. But we’ll face it when we get to it.
We also want the kids close together (or so we think now!)
Post # 7
Thanks for the comments bees! Great advice 🙂
Post # 8
I agree with getting a single stroller that can potentially be converted later.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Strollers are easy to find on craigslist if you end up needing a double.
Post # 10
I was very seriously considering getting a City Select for DS to possibly convert to a double when baby #2 came along…and I am SO GLAD I didn’t!! I ended up wearing DS 95% of the time, which was SO much more convenient and awesome than a stroller. We had a snap and go stroller we used on rare occasions and now have a super cheap umbrella stroller that we’ve used once in 3 months. Anyways…my two cents is to buy a cheap stroller for now, see how much you use it and what you do/don’t like about it. You can always sell the cheap stroller and upgrade to a double later!
Post # 11
Just get a single. It is really easy to sell yours if you need a double. SO MUCH used baby stuff for sale. Why spend $$ for something that hasnt happened. I have a bob revolution used for both running and everyday. The doubles are twice as wide. Silly for one kid. I’ll sell and upgrade if I need to. But mine comes a double wide for two kids. so ridiculous to get that for one kid.
Either get a single or one that can be upgraded later.
Post # 12
I second the convertible strollers. We have a City Select, which we use as a single, and have the second seat stored for when we have #2 (working on it!).
Post # 13
We got a Britax B-Ready for the same reasons. It comes with one seat (also a bassinet, and the car seat clicks in, so you have tons of choices), but you can add a second seat later (or a second attachment to add a second car seat).
I’m glad we got it because I’m now expecting #2, and they will be exactly 2 years apart. We live in a walking city, and there’s no way LO #1 is ready to walk long distances/go without a stroller.
I’ve really liked it as a single stroller, too. Great maneuverability.