View Full Version : Twin stroller for infants and a 2 y.o.

06-18-2011, 12:57 AM
I've been looking at strollers til I'm bleery eyed and can't figure out which would work best for us. I have 13 week old twins and a 2.5 year old. Ideally I'd like to get a stroller that has a board accessory that our toddler can ride on but so far the only stroller I've seen that I can use with twins and a board is the BJCS and the reviews haven't been that great. Any suggestions from folks with twins? I really like the look of the Bob strollers but you can only have one seat with an infant carrier and it doesn't look like they have glider boards. I'm thinking we might just forgo the glider board and have a single for our twin. The infant seats aren't going to be around forever either so not being able to put them in a stroller isn't a deal breaker. Decisions, decisions...

06-21-2011, 09:46 PM
What about a joovy caboose triple (space for 2 infant seats and a seat on the back for the toddler?

06-21-2011, 11:14 PM
I dunno about double strollers with a buggy board...but could you get the double stroller of your choice, pack a carrier in the basket and when your 2.5 yo gets too tired to walk (or when you need him to be restrained), wear a baby in the carrier and let the toddler ride with the other baby?

06-25-2011, 12:57 PM
What about a joovy caboose triple (space for 2 infant seats and a seat on the back for the toddler?

This thing steers like a winebego.

I'd go with the infant carrier and a double of your choice. Ideally side by side. (I went through a bunch of strollers with my twins and ended with a bob dualie as my only double in the end. Had I to do it over I'd have gotten a baby jogger city mini and the bob - but instead I tried a variety of tandems off CL and in the end concluded tandems stink)

I managed to not use a double much at all until they were 2+ by pushing one and wearing one. I now have a 2 1/2mo and 3yo twins and I will wear and push 2, if needed - but ideally I will go out for exercise ALONE, or have DH push a single while I push a double, or vice versa... Personally I say do all you can to make the smallest stroller you can work. (so a single for twins, a double for 3...)

06-25-2011, 11:03 PM
What about the valco twin trimode with a Toddler seat on the front? Then all 3 kids are safely contained. We really like ours. It fits thru standard doorways and is pretty easy to steer, especially considering that it's a triple stroller.

07-19-2011, 07:59 PM
Surprised you've read negative reviews on the BJCS. I've read good things and it's what I plan to buy for my twins when they arrive.

07-19-2011, 11:08 PM

08-02-2011, 09:32 AM
We had the double Valco with the toddler seat.

08-02-2011, 09:36 AM
Surprised you've read negative reviews on the BJCS. I've read good things and it's what I plan to buy for my twins when they arrive.

The BJCS has a terrible push. It is really long and once you put weight into it, it is like maneuvering a trolly.

08-14-2011, 11:08 PM
I have a 3 yr old and 6 month old twins and I have a Joovy Big Caboose. It is pretty large and somewhat of a beast to push around, but I love it. It contains all 3 kids and my oldest LOVES to "get on board." Prior to that, he didn't like to ride in the stroller anymore and it was a battle to get him to do so. Now, he loves to ride. It's a little tight for him to turn around and sit when the infant carriers are in, but it works for us, and now that the twins are older we use the infant carriers less and less in the stroller. I find with 3 kids that age, containment is very important, especially if I'm out alone with them.
I almost bought a Buggy Board Maxi on zulily (it was a great price) and then I looked at the Buggy Board website to see if it was compatible with my double snap-n-go and the double side-by-side I have my eye one. It wasn't suggested for either. So, I would say that if you are considering a riderboard, check to see if whatever company you're buying from has a compatibility chart. I'm glad I checked.
Good luck!

08-21-2011, 01:31 PM
I have the opposite problem...I'm expecting a new baby in January, and my twins will just be turning two. I'm looking at either the Valco with the toddler seat, or the ABC Adventure Buggy. They are both $$$ though, although the ABC is less expensive than the prices I've found listed if you e-mail the manufacturer directly.

09-06-2011, 01:46 PM
OK, now I know this isn't the safest option and I'm sure I am going to get blasted for even suggesting it, BUT....

I have 8 month old twins and a 2.75 year old. 2 year old walks most of the time. I have an Easy Walker Duo for the twins and when big brother wants "a lift" he sits on the foot board and holds onto the belly bar. He has been shown how to keep his feet out of the range of the wheels and to let us know if he needs to stop or get off. Again, I KNOW this isn't the best option, but for short walks around the neighborhood, it works. If we are going for longer distances, we take a second stroller for him to ride proper. (We went out one day with our BJCMD that doesn't have the footrest/belly bar and he was very upset that he couldn't "hop on".)

Good luck!

11-14-2011, 02:37 PM
I do the same thing as Triple J but with a Baby Jogger City Elite - which I love, love, love, by the way. My little boy turned two right before my twins were born - when he wants to ride, he just climbs on the footrest. We started with a double Snap n Go, FWIW, and I loved that, too, until the babies got heavy, then it was like the Winnebago analogy above ...

Good luck with your choice!