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post #21 of 32
My son, at 2 and 3 yrs old, could only handle walking along on short excursions. If I wanted a 45 min walk or if I was navigating the airport or mall or anything like that, it was much, MUCH better to be able to keep him in a stroller. I think it depends on your child and on what exactly you want to be doing.

I have a friend who has a nice double jogging stroller and often puts 3 kids in it. One doesn't have a harness but she figures it is fine as long as they don't go over the total weight limit--100 lbs.

I would think that you could make do with a double stroller. Sometimes you can wear one baby, sometimes your older child can walk. The triple stroller would really only be useful for a short time, is bulky and expensive.
post #22 of 32
Ditto to the previous post! I was able to borrow my sister's double when my twins were first born and ODD was only 16 months old. One twin would stay in the car seat and ride in the stroller with ODD and I would wear the other. But then they got to be too big to wear and ODD still was too young to have walk everywhere so I searched and found an online deal where I could choose a "free" attachment with my stroller and got the Valco Twin with the toddler seat and LOVE it! Truly, a sanity saver, as has been stated. You absolutely need to be able to get out and about be yourself. I still use my stroller a year later and my oldest is 3 now, the twins almost 2. Sometimes I can get everyone to hold hands when we're doing something I don't want to have to take the stroller, but it's still great for running errands and going to the zoo.
post #23 of 32
Thread Starter 
The Valco does sound like a good option, but it is sooo expensive! Of course, I don't think I have ever paid more than $200 for a stroller - I think my entire Graco travel system was like $300. Anyway, is the Valco really the only one in its class, or is there a cheaper one with similar options (toddler seat, or toddler running board, at least)? I wonder if they make the Sit-N-Stand stroller in a double version??? Of course, I guess my sanity is priceless, so I may just break down and get one...
post #24 of 32
Like I said earlier, I got mine second hand and it was in great condition as they are such well made strollers, so I would look into that option. However, if I had to do it over again with the knowledge I have now and couldn't find a second hand one - I would definentely spend the extra money and get the Valco - in my opinion, it was/is sooooooo worth it.
post #25 of 32
Not a twin mom, but wanted to reply that they do indeed make a Sit-N-Stand stroller with double infant seats.

http://www.joovy.com/pages/pd_bigcaboose.php
post #26 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jpamama View Post
Like I said earlier, I got mine second hand and it was in great condition as they are such well made strollers, so I would look into that option.
I've checked on Craigslist but haven't seen any near me. Will keep checking!

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Originally Posted by elmh23
Not a twin mom, but wanted to reply that they do indeed make a Sit-N-Stand stroller with double infant seats.

http://www.joovy.com/pages/pd_bigcaboose.php
That sounds like an intriguing option, too... Anyone have any thoughts on the Joovy "Big Caboose" with the sit/stand toddler seat on back?
post #27 of 32
Hi all-
new to the board, but this is my question too... I see elmh23 just posted a link to the 'big caboose' and I'm wondering if anyone has tried it? I have a 2 year, and twins due in March. I already purchased a used double snap n go; so I have a little time. I really like to go for long walks and use my stroller a lot, so something easy to push but easy to fold would be great. Also, any feedback on SBS vs inline for twins? thanks!
post #28 of 32
Before my Valco I did have the Big Caboose and would not recommend it - very hard to manuever and overall just a pain, unless you are using it on completely straight roads or in the mall all the time.... very very frustrating stroller for me.
post #29 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jpamama View Post
Before my Valco I did have the Big Caboose and would not recommend it - very hard to manuever and overall just a pain, unless you are using it on completely straight roads or in the mall all the time.... very very frustrating stroller for me.
Interesting - How does it compare in size to the Valco? I'm thinking of which one would be easier to fit in a van...Which one is lighter and easier to fold, etc? I've seen it listed for less than $300, and it would seem to fit my needs with the toddler sit/stand seat on the back, but if it's a total PITA, that would just be wasted $, I guess.
post #30 of 32
i have the graco tour duo quattro (or whatever). at 8 months the twins still fit well in the back seat together. we used to snuggle them side by side but now we put them front and back. we can also put the 3 year old behiond one of them in the back seat (so the baby is like in her lap) pretty well. it has been a really great solution for us.

here are pics of them snuggled together in the back seat with my toddler in the front -
as newborns
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/...8acc58dff4.jpg

and more recently (like 6-7 months)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/...6d30312d15.jpg

and here's a pic of them one in front of the other in the back seat -

both sitting up
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2509/...37ba938eba.jpg

one asleep behind the other sitting up
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/...f5f7fcc33c.jpg


if this did not work so well for us then i would have to get a triple stroller of some kind. marvel was 2 1/2 when the twins were born and just not ready to walk everywhere always. pushing a double stroller while wearing a baby is ok for awhile, but once they get a bit heavier and for long trips that is a bad combination for your back. not to mention you have to take the baby off anytime anyone wants to nurse (or i did anyways). my twins really like the stroller though. they are happy looking around when we are out and about and as long as i keep moving they can sleep great in it, too. that is how i do my grocery shopping often (with huge ikea shopping bags hanging off the back of the stroller).
post #31 of 32
What about a twin pram with a buggy board attachment?
post #32 of 32
Aja I have that EXACT stroller. I can not put my twins together any more because they beat each other up but those pics were CUTE CUTE CUTE! TFS!
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