We are expecting a new baby this fall. DD will be about 2 years, 10 months when this one is due. We need a new stroller. The one we have came from the dump and has a fixed seat, no shocks, no brake, is rusty, etc. We also have a cheap folding stroller which is OK in town, but also doesn't recline, etc.
I was thinking about getting one of those Phil&Ted 2-seaters, but I'm not sure how it would do off-road (where we do most of our walking), and I'm also not sure we really need the 2 seats. I mean, we barely used a stroller with DD until she was 9 months old, and that was only once a week for grocery shopping. Our Ergo carrier is threadbare, lining cloth worn down to nothing. We'll probably get a new one for this kid.
So I'm thinking, by the time this one gets heavy enough for me to really want to put him/her in a stroller for a long walk, DD will be closing in on 4 years old. How much does a 4-year-old need a stroller? I know she won't walk at my pace, but I don't mind slowing down.
The one other thing which would lean me towards getting a 2-seater is my parents. They are in their mid-late 60s, and not super big on baby-wearing. They'll be living next door to us and would be much happier taking both kids for a walk in a 2 seat stroller.
So, 2 seat stroller or 1-seat? Also, I swear I read something about an attachable toddler seat/perch, but I can't find it anywhere now that I'm looking.