View Full Version : valco Double vs. Perego Aria Twin?? TWINS and a TODDLER
01-23-2005, 10:42 AM
I will be adding a toddler seat to the valco and some kiddy board to the aria b/c I have twins and a toddler too.
What are the pros and cons of each , if anyone knows.
Some have said the Aria is hard to push?? I didnt think so but I didnt have toddlers in it.
Please any advice would be great.
Is the Valco ok in malls and stores ..or would it be more for outdoorsy kind of walks. Is it convenient to fold and get in the car.? would the toddler attachment be ok for a 2yo or is she too young?
Is there any place to see this stroller in person . I am in Indiana.
would I have trouble on long walks with the Aria ..
Which one would you recommend. I want convenience and ease of use (pushing and turning) and I want my toddler to be happy in her seat/ buggy....
Thanks so much...Am I asking too much in a stroller
01-23-2005, 03:24 PM
I have a MB, which is about .5 wider than the Valco. It is my only stroller with the twins and I've used it everywhere. Given that the Valco is a bit narrower, it should be great in stores. It is actually narrower than the Aria.
The Valco came out too late for me or I may have considered it. The toddlerseat would be a nice option to have. I know you know what I mean!
I've been thinking about an Aria as a lighter option for the car-- the MB is great, but it is heavy when I am running errands and have to get it out/in/out over and over. Again, with twins, since you always have to use the stroller (as opposed to carrying a singleton) it does get daunting after several stops.
The downside of the Aria seems to be that it sin't so good for a lot of outside walking. I think it would be OK for the occasional trip around the block (or Disney?), but (as a big walker) I wouldn't want it for my long everyday strolls.
01-23-2005, 03:26 PM
Ooo, I'm interested in this response generally, too. I have NOT been plugged into the stroller scene as of yet. Hate my Combi, and my big DS grew into an umbrella relatively quickly so I generally just use that. But I may need to change my tune pretty quick........ :)
01-23-2005, 10:54 PM
I had the Twin Aria but sold it as I found it hard to push the heavier the load got just over 50lbs with my 2 sons in it. The front wheels would not turn very well and they would get stuck I would have to either correct the wheels myself so it would start pushing or I would have to force it forward to get it going. Once strolling along it was fine but it would be a pain to get going once I stopped. I did just order the valco runabout and I am not anticipating this probelm as the wheels are air filled and alot larger than the aria wheels. As for a mall stroller I was going to pick up a Mac Techno and hold my 2 year olds hand at the mall (not sure on that yet though) or I was going to get a Mac TT just for the mall but I am worried it will be hard to puch like the aria since the boys are bigger now? Maybe I will just grin and bear the size of the Valco and take it to the malls with me :)
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