At first I thought I wouldn't need a twin stroller. . .
Now we have FIVE of them.
Two are jogging strollers, one for dp's height (she's short), one for my height (I'm tall).
One is the Maclaren side-by-side umbrella style
One is an old model of the graco duoglider (front to back)
One is the Inglesina Duette (seats can face front, back, each other, or go side-by-sde).
All of these strollers were gifts, or we probably wouldn't have any
We use the joggers for jogging or rollerblading or going up the mountain.
Everything else we use the Inglesina for. It is FABULOUS. The seats FULLY recline (as in lie flat), and I love how the babies can face each other. It has big all-terrain wheels. It fits into stores surprisingly well (much better than the maclaren anyway).
I didn't use any stroller until my babies were almost 5 months old. At first I double-slung them because I wanted to. Then I tried to put them in a stroller when they were about 2 months old, and they hated it. It was very hard to have them not like the stroller, especially once they were really too big to be double-slung (which happened very fast, maybe around 3 months). I would wear one in a baby bjorn, and one in the baby backpack (even though they say not to use the backpacks until your babies are six months old, my guys did great in it at 3 months). But I felt like I was going crazy. It was such a relief to have them finally enjoy the stroller at five months.
It's funny, because before my babies were born I was so determined to just carry them as much as possible, and try not to change the way I parented them just because they were twins. Well, I'm glad I carried them so much, but I really wish I had put them in a stroller sooner. I know some babies are born not liking strollers, but I think there's a chance my guys would have liked them sooner if I tried to put them in one sooner. I became a much happier mama once my babies would go in a stroller, and I was really mobile.
Congrats on your two little beans!
ETA: I am able to double-sling my babies now, though (even though they are 20 pounds each
). I just couldn't do it for a couple of months while they were too big for the cradle-hold, and too small for the hip-carry. I don't double-sling them often, but probably once every couple of days for a half hour or so while doing errands.