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I LOVE my BOB double revolution. It is kind of big for shopping, but awesome for everything else.
Definitely the best for us! I can push it with one finger when it is fully loaded and it goes over anything.
post #22 of 28
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Thanks so much for all the great responses and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back here. Our internet connection has been excrutiatingly slow lately.

Anyway, I'm hoping some of you check this thread again because I have a question about the Phil & Teds and the Vista Rumble Seat (and any other in-line that isn't "stadium" (rear seat is higher than the front seat) and where the seats can't be turned around into different configurations) - isn't the rear child left just staring at the back of the front seat, which looks to be uncomfortably close?

I'll go look at their websites again to see if I can see better photos or videos because I really can't picture it. They just look so claustrophobic for the child in the back.

Thanks for any more feedback you can provide!
post #23 of 28
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Thanks so much for all the great responses and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back here. Our internet connection has been excrutiatingly slow lately.

Anyway, I'm hoping some of you check this thread again because I have a question about the Phil & Teds and the Vista Rumble Seat (and any other in-line that isn't "stadium" (rear seat is higher than the front seat) and where the seats can't be turned around into different configurations) - isn't the rear child left just staring at the back of the front seat, which looks to be uncomfortably close?

I'll go look at their websites again to see if I can see better photos or videos because I really can't picture it. They just look so claustrophobic for the child in the back.

Thanks for any more feedback you can provide!
I had a Phil & Ted for my twins, and it was definitely our favorite stroller by far of all that we've owned (I finally had to sell it when they turned 3 because they were getting too big for the rear seat.) Honestly, my kids never had a problem with sitting in the back, in fact they often argued over who got to sit there because they both thought it was more fun than the front seat. Whenever we went to places like the Zoo or the Aquarium I would just turn the stroller sideways so they could both get a good look, and nobody ever complained about it.

We ended up replacing the P&T with a Mountain Buggy, which is also great but it's definitely much bigger. It's great for hauling around a lot of stuff and it still pushes well even with bigger kids as passengers. I also recommend it, but I admit if the P&T people managed to find a way to up the weight limit on the rear seat I would have kept it instead of "upgrading" to the MB.

Hope that helps!
post #24 of 28
Phil & Teds: The smaller child is supposed to go in the back anyway. What I like about this stroller is that the infant seat lays flat underneath the upper seat, so no buckling & people cannot touch your baby. You can also hang toys overhead, even w/ the jump seat attached. I think since it is the baby who rides in the lower seat, they get used to it or don't really care for a while. I have heard from other people that sometimes the older one wants to ride in the bottom, too, so I don't think it ends up being as big a deal as we adults think it will be. Regular in-line strollers are pretty close together, too.

In the end, yeah, it is close, but it makes for a low center of gravity & the liking it or not will also have to do w/ the child's personality.
post #25 of 28
With the Uppababy, the kids are facing each other. My older daughter usually ends up tickling the baby's feet and pullng her socks off! My only real complaint is that the Rumbleseat has very little recline, which makes it a bit tough if my daughter nods off for a nap. If it could lean back just a few degrees more, it would be perfect. Let me know if you need a photo of anything in particular and I will post it...I know it can be hard to visualize things sometimes, and I have never seen one in person besides our's!
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With the Uppababy, the kids are facing each other. My older daughter usually ends up tickling the baby's feet and pullng her socks off! My only real complaint is that the Rumbleseat has very little recline, which makes it a bit tough if my daughter nods off for a nap. If it could lean back just a few degrees more, it would be perfect. Let me know if you need a photo of anything in particular and I will post it...I know it can be hard to visualize things sometimes, and I have never seen one in person besides our's!
That's weird. I thought they both faced the parent, like this. IT's good to know that you could face the main seat away from you if you wanted. I kind of wish DS was younger so I could justify getting it.

We bought this stroller for $5 at a garage sale. We just tried it out yesterday and it's way better than I thought it would be. You can even strap the car seat in.
post #27 of 28
We had a Joovy Caboose which we didn't use for the first year cuz dd HATED strollers, she would only be worn. Then we used it for a good long time, in fact we are just stopping now because she's 2.5 and my ds is 5 and her feet almost touch the ground in front. It is kind of awkward when the kids get heavier...

So I bought a Mountain Buggy Terrain (the older model of the Urban) from Craigslist and I LOVE it. It's a side by side but it's narrow, fits through standard doorways even that of my 60 year old house (I wheel dd right into the house if she falls asleep in it). It has big air filled tires and is good on any surface, it's easy to handle. I bought it more because I babysit another 2 year old so it's for him and my dd but my 5 yr old can fit in it no problem. It can hold kids up to 55lbs.
post #28 of 28
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That's weird. I thought they both faced the parent, like this. IT's good to know that you could face the main seat away from you if you wanted. I kind of wish DS was younger so I could justify getting it.
You're right, actually. Uppababy suggests having the kids face each other when the youngest is less than 6 months (due to the angle of the seat, I assume). After that, they both face mom. I'd forgotten that we'll have to turn the seat around at some point! Duh! It makes sense though...the one in the higher seat would be kicking the other kid in the face at some point if they're facing each other.
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