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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by bikruca View Post
you need adaptors- but you can only use one side as a infant seat... and the toddler seat will not go on with an infant seat...

the seats can be used for little babies- they fully recline.

the toddler seat folds down when not in use, is easy to take on and off and will be a life-saver... i highly recommend it!

i found a snap n go with 2 car seats from another twin mom for $125 and i can resell it when i am done... no regrets!
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other advice? get. sleep. now. babyproof your house so your toddler can roam free and have safe fun when you are pinned down nursing 2 babies.
OK, I just want to make sure I totally understand you. Mind is mush these days.

So I cannot use the Valco with two infant carriers, only one at a time? Then it would make sense to only purchase one adapter, correct?

Also makes the decision on the snap n go and easy one, I'm going to get one.

Thanks!
post #22 of 32
i dont know what id do without my double snap n go and my unpadded sling!!
post #23 of 32
ps - walmart is selling the double snap n go now - online only. its a little cheaper than target, baby center, etc
post #24 of 32
we started with the double snap and go. (loved it). At 6 months we bought the Baby Jogger City Series Double. It is wonderful. Similar to the Mountain Buggy and the Valco. I chose it because of the super easy folding mechanism. It has been perfect. I think the Valco is a little "prettier". but the fold makes the Baby Jogger work for us.
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by Kewpie View Post
OK, I just want to make sure I totally understand you. Mind is mush these days.

So I cannot use the Valco with two infant carriers, only one at a time? Then it would make sense to only purchase one adapter, correct?

Also makes the decision on the snap n go and easy one, I'm going to get one.

Thanks!
correct
post #26 of 32
Great thread and timely, too, as we are puzzling over same issues.

Additional questions:

1) How big of a kid can the Valco "toddler" seat take? Our DD will be nearly 4 when the twins come and maybe 4.5 by the time we use the bigger stroller (we do plan to use Snap n Go initially). Will the toddler seat still be practical. She weighs 37 lbs at 3.5, so I'd say she is medium sized for her age now, but we probably wouldn't be using the larger stroller for another year at least.

2) No one had mentioned the Bob Revolution Dualie. I wonder why not. Is it inferior to the Valco and/or Mountain Buggy (MBUD) for some reasons? We had been considering it, but largely because we'd never heard of Valco or MBUD before this thread. I'm not sure, but maybe BOB is more of a newcomer to the stroller game.

Thanks,
AnaMom
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by AnaMom View Post
Great thread and timely, too, as we are puzzling over same issues.

Additional questions:

1) How big of a kid can the Valco "toddler" seat take? Our DD will be nearly 4 when the twins come and maybe 4.5 by the time we use the bigger stroller (we do plan to use Snap n Go initially). Will the toddler seat still be practical. She weighs 37 lbs at 3.5, so I'd say she is medium sized for her age now, but we probably wouldn't be using the larger stroller for another year at least.

2) No one had mentioned the Bob Revolution Dualie. I wonder why not. Is it inferior to the Valco and/or Mountain Buggy (MBUD) for some reasons? We had been considering it, but largely because we'd never heard of Valco or MBUD before this thread. I'm not sure, but maybe BOB is more of a newcomer to the stroller game.

Thanks,
AnaMom
I can't answer the first question, but the reason I did not consider the BOB is because of the width. The Mountain Buggy, Valco, and Baby Jogger City Series Double are the only ones less than 30 inches wide. (or were when I was looking). The BOB Duallie gets good reviews (IIRC), but I was terrified of not being able to go through doors. There is a website (I think it was joggingstroller.com) that will let you select the features you want, and then it tells you what strollers have those features. It has a comparison chart also. So I kept my search to those three (MBUD, VALCO, BJCSD) and went with the BJCSD because of the easy fold. But from what I hear, people are happy with all three.

Also the baby bargains website has a great stroller message board - those people know everything about strollers. HTH.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by AnaMom View Post
1) How big of a kid can the Valco "toddler" seat take? Our DD will be nearly 4 when the twins come and maybe 4.5 by the time we use the bigger stroller (we do plan to use Snap n Go initially). Will the toddler seat still be practical. She weighs 37 lbs at 3.5, so I'd say she is medium sized for her age now, but we probably wouldn't be using the larger stroller for another year at least.
Max weight on the toddler seat is 45 lbs. My DD at almost 3 just weighs 30 lbs, so it makes good sense for us. I have heard though that they have excellent resale on eBay and stroller swap boards.
post #29 of 32
I bought a Duo Glider and it has been fine but I usually double sling them. I am learning more about wraps and I like MTs so I am starting to use those more now too but up until recently we only used ring slings. Both of my RSs are Maya Wrap Slings and I love them. When dh is with me we each wear one and he loves the RSs too. I keep the stroller with me but we only use it if we will be someplace for a long time and they can't walk around. I just don't use my stroller enough and it cost $220 dollars so it bums me out but maybe I would have use one more if I bought what the rest of these ladies did!
post #30 of 32
I just wanted to mention an option for an older 3rd child with the MBUD in case anyone has kids like mine. We put the twins in the MBUD and my 3yo (35lbs) sits on the little metal foot plate dead center when she doesn't want to walk (which is frequently) and it's no harder to push around (as long as she sits centered & not off to one side b/c that puts weight on the wheels a bit). Works real well for us and she seems to like having the front row seat. Her baby brothers do kick her in the back a little but mostly she thinks that's funny (b/c they're babies and don't mean to do it).
post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by AnaMom View Post
Great thread and timely, too, as we are puzzling over same issues.


2) No one had mentioned the Bob Revolution Dualie. I wonder why not. Is it inferior to the Valco and/or Mountain Buggy (MBUD) for some reasons? We had been considering it, but largely because we'd never heard of Valco or MBUD before this thread. I'm not sure, but maybe BOB is more of a newcomer to the stroller game.

Thanks,
AnaMom
I just sold my 2006 Baby Jogger City Series Double to 'upgrade' to the BOB and can answer this! I think the BOB Revolution is a relative newcomer and most MoMs don't consider it first off b/c it used to not have a full-recline (so, you couldn't use it for newborns). They just changed this for 2007. I switched strollers b/c I preferred the 3-wheel configuration of the BOB for jogging/running, it was MUCH lighter (30 lbs?) than any of the other similar doubles, it folds very easily (not the same as the BJCSD--it's a 2-step fold--but, folds smaller when the wheels are removed and can be secured when folded w/the wrist strap, which the BJCSD could not), it has the lowest sun canopy I've ever seen on any double, and is the same width as all the others. I have no trouble fitting through doorways. Also, the harness system is very easily adjustable--a problem I had with the BJCSD and the MBUD I'd tried. I was never interested in the double snap-n-go--I have a single stroller which accomodates a carseat and would always wear the other baby (helps to reduce gawking when out and about!)
As for sling recommendations, well, I'm a bit of an addict, so I'm not the best one to ask! Buuuutttt, my go-to sling for the 1st 4 months or so was a Hotsling (pouch), and now I prefer my Babyhawk mei tai or Ergo, or some combination of those three!
Good luck on your decisions! There are many great options out there!
post #32 of 32
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IWe put the twins in the MBUD and my 3yo (35lbs) sits on the little metal foot plate dead center when she doesn't want to walk (which is frequently) and it's no harder to push around (as long as she sits centered & not off to one side b/c that puts weight on the wheels a bit).
We do this with our 4.5 yr old (42 pounds) when he gets tired, too -- although lately, he'd rather be in a seat and have us carry/sling one of the girls, which they like as well. Nice to have as an option, though (and nice the stroller car carry up to 120 pounds, I think!)
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