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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by moxygirl View Post
Aaaand... one more question...

Anyone use/love the Peg Perego Duette?

Thanks!

I loved mine. Before it was abused. By me. After a few years of hauling kids all over the world, being dragged on and off boats, being used as a dolly for outboards, etc, it kind of developed a bit of a pull to the left, along with a wobble and a clacking sound. ( It's now parted out as a go cart )

BUT, in it's glory days it was awesome. I loved, loved, loved it! I never used infant carseats in it, although you can, but could stroll my twins all over the place then just detatch the whole seat and carry them in. It had the boots for foul weather, large canopies, all the fabric could be tossed in the washer, plus when the kids got to be about one they would smack the @%&# out of each other at any opertunity, so all we had to do was turn the seats back to back. Problem solved. (temporarily)

The ONLY negative I found was that we couldn't fit it in our SUV when we had the 3'rd row seat up. I was just too big. (though it was once hauled cross country on the roof)

I was also given, at one point, the larger wheeled version (we were living in the county at the time) and it was basically the same, just bigger, and could do a lot more, like beaches, woods trails and fields.
post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by moxygirl View Post
I have a hard time visualizing this. So the newborn would go in the back/bottom seat? Cuz I know my older baby would not be happy sitting behind something that blocked his view. I think I'd feel weird putting a tiny baby that close to the ground. I'd think they'd get splattered by water/mud/dust. Am I missing something?
I am not a mom of multiples but I have a Phil & Ted's. I use it for my 2.5 year old and my 6 month old, but my older one is about the size of a 1.5 year old so that might help with your situation.

Although I have put the baby in the back I usually put her in the front because that way my toddler can get in and out. Technically if you put a child in the back and no one is in the front I think that the stroller could tip although it hasn't happened to me.

I love my stroller because it is very easy to push one handed even with 2 kids in it, and it is only as wide as a single stroller which is nice for the mall, the store, etc. But if you have a kid in the lower seat the storage space is extremely lacking. I cram our diaper bag in there anyway but the kids' legs either get all tangled up in it or they have to sit with legs crossed.

No regrets though. At least not until I saw that City Select, anyway!
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by StrawberryFields View Post
No regrets though. At least not until I saw that City Select, anyway!
Are we all drooling over the City Select??

Sigh, more info, more choices! Thanks, everyone, for helping me try to find the perfect stroller!
post #24 of 36
I dont have twins but I have 2 DD's v close in age. I used a maclaren twin techno http://shop.maclarenbaby.com/Product...in+Techno.aspx

and it was fantastic, it is lightweight, folds up small enough to fit in the back of a small car & despite being side by side it is small enough to fit through standard size doorways etc. the way the seats are positioned when you have a NB or small baby lying down on one side they are too far back for the toddler to be able to reach to poke etc etc.

It lasted 2 years of everyday use with me and is now still being used everyday by a friend of mine who has a 2.5 year old and a 3mo old and is still going great
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by moxygirl View Post
Are we all drooling over the City Select??

Sigh, more info, more choices! Thanks, everyone, for helping me try to find the perfect stroller!
Yes, I'm drooling over it . . . or perhaps obsessing is a better word

Would it be wrong to own a double Chariot, MBUD, Duoglider, AND the CIty Select? Yeah, probably . I'm trying to sell my MBUD but few people in my city seem to know how freaking awesome they are b/c they aren't often seen around here. Hopefully the duoglider will sell with no trouble.

Funny . . .with my singleton I didn't even own a stroller until he was a year old. Twins are a whole different ballgame it seems . . .
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by aja-belly View Post
we had this one for our oldest 2 when they were little.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JDC8QE/...SIN=B003JDC8QE

it was great for the price. very manueverable, compact, folds up like an umbrella stroller. only one of the seats reclines (but it folds completely flat). if both kids had to sleep i would put the baby in a sling. it worked well until the oldest was around 3 - then it was getting more difficult to push and i found out i was pregnant with twins so we got a bigger double.

I had one of these as my first double and I hated it with a passion! I found it to be horrible to drive (even with only 6 month olds) and it took up more space in the van than my new double. I think it was also just as heavy (30 pounds?) as my current DuoGlider. Plus, there's very little basket to speak of. I got one like this one (different color) http://www.amazon.com/Graco-DuoGlide...0&sr=1-2-spell and love it. Big wheels, big basket, easy to drive, both seats recline. I use it much, much more than the Eddie Bauer.
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by attached2mason View Post
A really cool looking stadium stroller is the new City Select by baby jogger. We are actually considering selling our MBUD and our Duoglider and getting the City Select instead (it accepts 2 infant car seats). That, combined with our double Chariot should be all we need.
I WILL HAVE THIS STROLLER (when the twins are hee). ITS AMAZING AND I THINK ABOUT IT EVERY DAY.

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Originally Posted by moxygirl View Post
I have a hard time visualizing this. So the newborn would go in the back/bottom seat? Cuz I know my older baby would not be happy sitting behind something that blocked his view. I think I'd feel weird putting a tiny baby that close to the ground. I'd think they'd get splattered by water/mud/dust. Am I missing something?
actually in the nb stage, the top seat zips all the way open and it turns into a kind of compartment that you put the baby into from behind...the toddler seat then goes on TOP of that, on the frame. so baby is in a little glovebox behind the jumpseat. i didnt use it very much for the nb phase cuz my daughter didnt like it. i just wore her and used the main stroller for my older child.

i like the vibe a lot. you can fold it down w/ both seats attached but i have never tried...i dont find it to be very compact, we have to put our third seat down in our expedition to have it ride w/ us...and the storage is kind of a bitch, too...they sell saddle bags for it...i really want us to get them....that is if we keep it or sell it and buy the city select.

what i LOVE about it is its size (footprint of a single stroller) and its maneuverability. it is VERY easy to steer w/ one hand, even...it does have a funky brake button on the handlebar that is easy to hit when you first get it but after awhile you learn not to knock it.



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Originally Posted by attached2mason View Post
I think the site said 34 lbs as a double. I'm guessing you wont' find it used since it is new this year, but you never know! Worth a look, anyway. Definately pricey, for sure. A good stroller holds its value well, though, so resale price should be decent when you're done with it.

i actually found two on craigslist...they in in box...shower gifts that someone was reselling...or at least that is what she said...she had two of the dang things...i figure by the time i'll need them, early next year...i'll be able to find them used, or the price will drop. i would like to push them, tho...the wheels are smaller than my p&t vibe and i wonder if it will be the same...
post #28 of 36
I have 19mos old twin boys and shopped around a lot for our sbs double. I started with a Snap n go and loved it! After that we went with a Chicco Trevi twin. I don't think they make them anymore but I absolutely love mine!! I love that it folds up like an umbrella stroller and I can put it in the back of my van with one hand and have an almost 30lb toddler in my arm, since it has a handle on the side. Both seats recline, each have a basket. The only down side is the canopies for both seats aren't very large. It moves really nicely and can be steared with one hand if need be.

Now that I have seen this City Select from Baby Jogger, I would love to see it in person!! Although I love my sbs I don't like taking it in stores b/c it is sbs. I have a hard time sometimes getting through doorways. I think the tandem City Select would be great for shopping!! I don't know if I could justify the cost when my kids are heading to 2 yrs old and can walk. Oh well, a girl can dream, right?
post #29 of 36
I really like the city mini by baby jogger. With a twoyear old and twins it's great because it fits a twin and tired two year old while I wear the third. It also fits through door ways except for tiny older ones in little shops downtown. I found it more manouverable that the in line strollers. Also it folds super easy
Disadvantages - doesn't fit car seats ( but we don't have a car so moot point for us) Hard to reach basket for stuff, straps aren't too easily adjustable so if I want to put both twins in and carry dd1 it takes a bit of fiddling. But given our options for double stroller this one wins.
If my husband is with me we just each carry a baby and bring the umbrella stroller as back up for when DD1 gets tired.
post #30 of 36
I just got the city micro by baby jogger, and am loving it so far (it's only been two days). I had a double snap and go; but I just can't lift those car seats anymore, it doesn't stroll well anyway. I also have valco baby with the jump seat for my toddler, but it's too heavy to lift and really doesn't fit in my smallish mini van - I just use it for walks from home. The city micro doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles; but I just can't justify another fancy stroller. I had a phil and ted until I realized we were having twins... and a cool micralite fastfold - neither would do me any good now! I figure my 2.5 year old is big enough to walk most places; and if he really gets tired, I'll just wear a baby and he can ride. I could also get a ride-along board for the city micro; but not sure I want to spend still more money...
post #31 of 36
I just got the city mini double two weeks ago for the same reasons RSG posted above. I keep a BOB double in the garage for walks and the city mini in my trunk. I am SO MUCH happier not having to lift those car seats out to use the stupid snap n go, and not having to struggle with getting the BOB in and out of my trunk! I can honestly say that buying this stroller has changed my life... for several weeks I had been DREADING going places in the car because my back has been killing me. And the boys seem really comfortable in it and it's super light and easy to fold. I can steer it with one hand (which I could not do with the snap n go) and it fits through doorways easily. I can't say enough good things about it!!!
post #32 of 36
So, we broke down and bought the city select. Its nice, but I'm not in love . Can't believe I'm saying that after spending that kind of money. Trouble wth it is that most of the seating options don't allow much recline except them both facing backward. WHen facing each other half the basket is blocked. It manouvers decently, but honestly it isn't that much easier than a Graco Duoglider for steering. Nothing compared to a SBS. The city mini might have been a better bet for the long term since we'll mostly be using the select for indoors, sidewalks, etc. We have a Chariot for the rougher terrain.

All in all . . . it's a nice stroller but if I could do it again I might choose differently. Don't tell my DH I said that
post #33 of 36
How's the recline if they are both facing towards you? How does the fitvand quality feel in your hands?
post #34 of 36
The recline when facing toward you is full - it is the one position that it works well. They aren't laying flat like in, say, a MBUD, but more like in an infant carseat propped up to a reclined position if that makes sense.

The quality is good, I think, and the break is super cool (done with hand rather than foot). The basket is nice, although size depends on seat position, and it folds down amazingly well. I guess it depends on what you compare it with. Quality when compared to my Chariot isn't even a contest, Chariot wins hands down. Compared to my MBUD I would say the MBUD wins by a wee bit. Compared to other stadium style strollers - I would say this one is better, and I like the seat positions better than phil and teds for sure. Does that help? I guess it depends on which features are most important to you.
post #35 of 36

Oh.my.word

Y'all are going to just drop over.
LOOK AT THIS STROLLER.....better than City Select.
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http://www.icandyworld.com/us/en/products/pear_stroller
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