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    TwoBees is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default Double stroller recommendation for summer outings?

    I have been debating purchasing a double stroller for summer outings for my kids. DD1 is 6.5 and rarely uses a stroller but does get tired and whiny if we are walking a ton. So she tries to take over the stroller when DD2 (age 2.5 and does not want to be in the stroller but needs to be some times) gets out. Any recommendations? I don't want to spend a ton. Something *like* a sit and stand would be ideal but I want something more compact, lightweight, and easier to steer. Would it make more sense to buy a riding board for our 2009/2010 BJCM? My concern about that is that I am very short so I there isn't much room between and and the handle when I am pushing the stroller.
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    Follow-up to my original post since I have been researching some options--any experience with the Chicco Echo Double or the BRU Zobo Double?
    Mom to a spirited, red-headed, former 28-weeker 10/2009 and a more mellow monkey 12/2013.

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    I would try the riding board first. I would rather push my double city mini GT, then a cheaper double stroller that will probably be really hard to push. My 5 year old is not a big walker, but we are starting to transition to a single+riding board for longer outings. It is kind of annoying to push with the riding board, even though I am average height, but most of the time I keep the riding board folded up. My younger one is 3.5 though, and likes to walk a lot of the time, so that might make a difference.

    Maybe you can look on craigslist for a good double?

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    How much does your 6.5 year old weight? I think anything will be a beast to push with two big kid in it. Maybe let them take turns riding?

    Or, a single Bob, used. 6 yo can ride in the foot well. It's not compact or light weight, but fit a big kid, I'm not sure how something compact and lightweight would have even a decent push.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abh5e8 View Post
    How much does your 6.5 year old weight? I think anything will be a beast to push with two big kid in it. Maybe let them take turns riding?

    Or, a single Bob, used. 6 yo can ride in the foot well. It's not compact or light weight, but fit a big kid, I'm not sure how something compact and lightweight would have even a decent push.
    DD1 weighs about 31 lbs, DD2 is about 22 lbs. So we certainly aren't near the upper weight limit.

    Does the BJCMGT have a foot well similar to the Bob? There is no foot well in our BJCM, but I've been longing to upgrade it anyway. Maybe that would make more sense than a double.
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    No. GT just has upgraded wheels, but same style seat. I would try a joovy ultralight over a double umbrella.
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    I opted for a folding wagon instead of a double stroller, and loved it! We still use it to haul stuff.

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