Originally Posted by ithappened
Ive been looking for something exactly like this!!!!! I need it to fit into buses and small spaces easily! thank you! Can you also Jog with it? as the name suggestion? I also can't tell if it comes set up and ready for 2 or do you need to buy the second seat additionally?
Our neighbors are loaning us a single pram and I was hoping it might work for the first 2 months or so until we can get a double.. so thanks!
you can lock the front wheel for rougher terrain, though i have never felt i had to yet, including dirt paths with the roots and rocks. it is certainly not a full jogging stiller, " baby jogger " is the main brand name and they do make very high performance jogging strollers.
you can get it set up for a single child and then add the second seat kit or sometimes it is sold as a set with the second seat kit already. the bassinet kit is just a really smart fabric change for the seat frame that turned it into a very comfy space. smart design.
you can get a bassinet kit for this stroller and i did have them in one bassinet when they were very tiny, but did have two and kept them laying down and very happy for the first 3-4 months or so, i like that way way more than dragging them around in car seats yuck. (though it does have attachments for that too.)
Originally Posted by DoubleDouble
We got a Mountain Buggy Duet stroller - it's 25" wide at the wheels and 27" wide at the widest bar that holds the seats. So it's pretty much the width of a single while it seats two. It comes with cots for newborns as an option. We tried it out in the store and it handled very well. After we got ours delivered, my dh took it on the "test ride" through the city streets, subway lines, and elevators when he brought it home. He said it was very easy to handle. The wheels are inflatable 10", but I don't plan on jogging so I don't know if it's good for jogging or not. Oh, and the Duet stroller is available in Europe, too.
Thanks for posting this. I kept reading elsewhere that there is no need for two swings, and I wasn't convinced. I think I'll get two, we have room for that.
that Duet seems like a pretty amazing stroller for a side by side! though that last inch can matter a lot. but i personally would be concerned with a seat width of only 10.25" i just measured my boy at 15 months and his shoulders are already 9.75"! no way he would stay in that stroller till he was done with strolling all together, the city select seat width is 12" and i feel will fit them for years. i also liked that i could face them towards me even past the bassinet phase. most of the time i sit them towards each other and they like that and play footsie and pass back and both toys at times, it also lets me sit along side them and reach both (something the side by sides are certainly better for most the time) and i like that if they get grabby at some point i can easily face them back to back and give them there own space. flexibility is seat placement was a huge selling point for me. we have even turned it back into a single a handful of time when each parent took a kid for an after noon and went separate places.
as for the two swings, yeah i really dont get why folks would only get one, in the big picture of raising kids that 50 bucks is not going to be the make or break and the bonuses are a lot.
Originally Posted by ithappened
ok, a double stroller with a small footprint! Sounds like a must purchase.
Did everyone buy theirs new (and might be interested in selling it now?) They all seem to be over 500$ and I can't seem to find any second hand on the usual suspects (craigslist, ebay etc)
i found mine for a great price on amazon when the new years model was coming out (there was rally no difference that mattered to me) the other place to check is look around where you are and see if there is a twins club, they are great for many things, one is that the bigger ones usually have a consignment sale once or twice a year. i know our club sells tons of double strollers at ours as well as we have a in house classified section year round. I'm sure i will use mine till the bitter end so sorry not selling mine for years!