(Closed) Moms of twins

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 5
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not a mom of twins but I was in the market for a double-stroller (18-month-old and newborn).  I think twins pose a different set of challenges/requirements than if one of the kids is older.  I asked a co-worker with twins what she liked and she said the side-by-sides, specifically the Citi Mini.  Said the kids liked to be next to each other and that one was light-ish and easy to fold.  But expensive.

Post # 6
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yeah, twins are kind of a different beast for the double stroller issue, since so many of them are made for one younger and one older child (especially the ones that you can test drive in store).  I’ve found a lot of side by side strollers will only take one car seat – so that’s always something to check.

We decided to start with the double snap-n-go since it’s cheap and takes 2 car seats.  We’ll use that until they outgrow it and figure by then we’ll have a way better idea of our needs for what will certainly be a pricier stroller.

I’m eyeing the 2012 City Mini double since it has some good upgrades from previous years – it’s about $400 and comes out in the fall.  It’s pretty well recommended from twin parents, and most seem to think that a compact side by side is the most all purpose and keeps the kids happiest.  But I’d also like a jogging stroller, so we’ll see.

I’ve also invested in a few carriers and am kind of hoping that I can get away with a one in a carrier and one in a car seat when we go shopping too.

Post # 7
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Not a mama yet, but I’ve been nannying for multiples for almost 13 years and I second the double snap and go for while they’re really little, since its easier to transport them in their car seats. Once they outgrow that, I like some type of side by side jogger. Pushing two kids at once can get heavy, and I like the suspension on the joggers and the way they roll easily. Once they get older, there’s no argument for who is front vs back or gets to see more. When I nanny for twins and a singleton, I put the twins in the double jogger and the single in a carrier. 

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