(Closed) Strollers – How did you choose? (single? double?)

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Newbee

We got a Vista because of the likelihood that we would have 2 pretty close together. Dear Daughter is 1.5 and we are expecting #2 in December, so we also got the rumble seat and piggyback recently. The stroller and rumble seat were bought off Craigslist. We adore the Vista, use it multiple times a day and have never had a problem. The 2015 Vista looks AMAZING and I definitely would have been interested in that if we were just starting, but don’t know if we would have committed to that price.

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have twins, so I can’t share my experience with having two children of a different age, but I can say that we looked at LOTS of double strollers.  We have a bumbleride indie twin and I absolutely love it, however when we were shopping for a double stroller we were looking at the city mini GT initially.  The downside to the GT was the storage (bar goes right down the middle of the basket).  The bumbleride handles like a dream, is comfortable for the kids, has plenty of storage and their customer service is amazing.  Here is a great website that has some double stroller reviews http://www.lucieslist.com/lucies-list-blog/2014/09/19/top-double-strollers-for-2014/

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We went with a single.  For a couple of reasons… The first being that I didn’t like any of the convertible strollers.  So they were out.  The second being that we don’t intend on trying for a 2nd until this one is 18 months at least (despite our ages, I’m not in any rush to go through this again right away!)  So he might not even be in a stroller by the time #2 comes along.  Third, double strollers are cheap second hand where we are!  They are always up on the buy and sell group in the area.   The doubles are just so huge, if I don’t need to push it, I’d prefer not to push it!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was pretty sent on a City Select before DS arrived, but decided to wait and just bought a Snap and Go for our Chicco carseat instead. And I am SO glad I didn’t fork out the money for a stroller! I ended up wearing him 95% of the time. When he was 11 mo we bought a $20 umbrella stroller that we’ve used only a handful of times (He’s now 18 mo). It’s tiny enough we just keep it in the back of the car all the time! Anyways, my opinion is to wait and see that you actually NEED a stroller at all! 🙂

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I also love all of the strollers! It was so hard for me to pick.  I loooooooove the Uppababy Cruz (the handling and that basket are great) but we live in the city, in a second floor walkup apartment.  So ultimately we had to pick which stroller we’d be willing to carry up and down the stairs.  The Cruz is kind of awkward to carry, so we went with the City Mini GT.  It has more bells and whistles than the regular City Mini, and you can still fold/carry them with one hand.  We looked at the Vista and the City Select too, but the weight/bulk ruled them out immediately.

FWIW, I’ve also heard people advise against buying a convertible for the first kid, since by the time you have a second (even just a year or two later) you may have a different opinion of what you want, or there may be something new and better out there.  Our first baby is due in November and we’re not sure when we’d try for #2, so we decided to just think about this one for now.

I also want a Bob, and a nice umbrella stroller, and after we move to the ‘burbs I’d consider a bulkier stroller…. I love them all!

Post # 21
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Helper bee

We bought the Uppababy Vista for this reason with DS.  However, now that we are expecting Baby #2 we have realized that the convertible option really isn’t a good one for us.  We plan to keep the Vista and use a ride along board for DS to stand on.  But we ended up getting a used City Mini Double GT for $50 (less than the cost of the second seat for the Vista).  

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

We are expecting our first and plan to have a second a few years down the road. We got the Britax B-Safe and B-Agile travel system as her primary stroller and the BOB revolution as her second stroller. We got all the adapters too so we can use her infant carset for both until she’s big/old enough to sit up in them by herself. WE tried out a bunch in the store and those were the one that seemed the easiest to operate while still being very sturdy.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We went with the Cruz because we were pretty sure we were one and done. My son is six months old now and we are both positive that we want a second baby – and we’re talking about TTC sooner rather than later. So with that said, we’re still trying to decide what we want to do about a stroller. We love the Cruz SO MUCH. It’s not great for public transportation but it’s great for every other aspect of city living – it’s lightweight, turns on a dime, has a beautiful push and a huge basket, easily fits through the narrow supermarket aisles, etc. We also have an umbrella stroller for the bus/subway. 

I think we might end up just keeping the Cruz and babywearing the new baby, whenever it arrives, until our son is old enough to ride on the piggyback board. Most of the double strollers I’ve seen just seem so unwieldy. We might change our tune eventually, but I think that’s probably going to work best. 

ETA: We live in an elevator building, so we don’t have to worry about folding the Cruz to get it in and out of the apartment every day. I agree with a PP that the Cruz has an awkward fold and is kind of hard to carry when folded. (Which is why we don’t love it for the subway.) If you’re in a walkup, I’d look for other options. 

Post # 24
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2005

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Post # 25
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Wannabee

I have twins, so I can’t share my experience with having two children of a different age, but I can say that we looked at LOTS of double strollers. We have a bumbleride indie twin and I absolutely love it, however when we were shopping for a double stroller we were looking at the city mini GT initially. The downside to the GT was the storage (bar goes right down the middle of the basket). The bumbleride handles like a dream, is comfortable for the kids, has plenty of storage and their customer service is amazing. Here is a great website that has some double stroller reviews https://strollerguides.com/

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