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How To Pick The Best Double Strollers

How To Pick The Best Double Strollers

Choosing the Best Double Strollers is often a challenge to many mums. A baby stroller is one item that a mother can hardly do without. With all the multiple roles that we play in our homes we need a convenient device to move the infants around. The situation gets tricky if one has more than one kid or twins also for that matter, to take care of.

If you are in a similar predicament like I was in then, you must be wondering about how to pick the best double strollers. I found the following tips to be very beneficial as I was choosing one for my two kids:

Type of double strollers

Double Strollers come in two types: the side by side and the in-line strollers. The former has the seats connected to one another by the side. Your two passengers will share similar experiences with the canopies and seats having similar adjustable properties such as seat size, recline options, protection from the elements and stow pockets.

This type of double stroller is ideal for you if you have twins or kids of similar age. The only major concern is that they are relatively wide and can be difficult to navigate through doorways and narrow spaces. Additionally they are bulkier when packaged and can be tricky when it comes to storage.

The in-line variety of double strollers have one of the seats located behind the other. The major advantage of this kind of stroller is that it is easier to navigate through narrow passages. However it does not offer similar experiences to your two passengers. So as you select the best double stroller for you weigh the two options and the comparative advantages of each in the light of areas you are prone to use them.

Comfortable and adjustable seats

Once you put your kids in the stroller they have no option but to remain seated. Their comfort in that position is paramount. You don’t want to have them fatigued and uncomfortable along the way. Getting a double stroller with sets that have a soft feel and a reasonable recline is a sure way of having your little passengers remain as comfortable as possible.

Maneuverability

How easy it is for you to maneuver the double strollers should be another consideration you should make. Essentially, if your stroller is not easy to move, shift around and turn it won’t be comfortable for you to use.

You need a stroller that turns consistently and easily, one that will always roll in a straight direction without requiring too much corrective adjustment on one side or the other side. The number and quality of wheels come I handy here.

How To Pick The Best Double Strollers

Most double strollers come with four wheels; two on each frame. It is wise to pick a design that has fewer number of wheels especially at the front. This kind of designs with fewer are easier to maneuver around.

Versatility

You and your kids are not confined to the precincts of your home. At times you need to go out with them in tow. At times you just need to take them out to refresh. You need a stroller that can perform superbly in difficult terrain, one that you can comfortably use in the woods and on relatively rough roads.

As a caring and loving mum do not hesitate to use these tips to choose the best double stroller for your kids.…


Double Stroller for Convenience and Comfort

Double Stroller for Convenience and Comfort

There was a day back some time ago when the idea of a double stroller invoked an adverse reaction. They were hard to handle, heavy and had questionable maneuverability. If you were a jogger, forget about taking the kids for a run.

Well, all that has changed in the past few years with manufacturers becoming much more responsive to the needs of families with multiple children that require a ride if they want to go out with mom or dad.

Factors that Drive the Motivation to Buy

The factors to consider when looking for a double stroller change with the needs of the people looking for them. It seems that these factors reduce down to three primary considerations.

1. Price – very few of us have unlimited budgets for anything. The choice for a double stroller is not exempt from that consideration. The best stroller, in this case, is the one that presents the best value for the money. Yes, we’d like all the latest gadgets and accessories, but we just can’t afford them. The word “settle” comes to mind, but that’s rather harsh. We live within our means and spend responsibly.

Double Stroller for Convenience and Comfort

2. Convenience – this is the case where you buy the stroller that meets all the criteria you set forth regardless of price, safety or any other factor that could override your choice. It’s the quick fix for a significant need at the moment, and you don’t have time to put together the four spreadsheets of data to weigh against making a choice. So, you buy the first one that meets your needs and money is no object.

3. The Wise Shopper – this is the one that will develop the spreadsheets describing capability and features of each stroller in a side by side comparison based on a set of priorities that have been thought through so that the choice at the end of the process is the right one. In this case, the stroller with the most checkmarks in their column wins the day. Everything matters from price, to style, to zero turn radius and wheels that can maneuver in off sidewalk conditions.

We’ll examine option number three in depth because it does cover the other two options to some degree with the possible exception of price. The way I think, if you’re buying the stroller on price alone, it doesn’t really matter how it’s made and what kind of reviews it’s getting. You’re going to buy it anyway.

Priority List of Considerations

There are plenty of places to go look at these factors but in my book, it boils down to these seven things. I’ve put them in the order of importance that should drive your decision.

 

1. Safety – if the children that will ride in this conveyance are at risk for any safety concern that can be avoided by making the right choice, then, your head is not in the right place. If you spend any time at all in looking at reasons to buy a stroller, look at the safety record and consumer reports on the device. The sturdiness of construction plays a role, but the two primary things to look at are the harness restraints and the braking system. A multi-point harness restraint with at least three points of body control but preferably five is mandatory. Yes, the braking system is crucial. You’re trying to control a lot of weight. Forward momentum will prevent a quick stop unless you have a foot or hand brake capability.

 

2. Weight Capacity – this factor is important for two reasons. First, the …


double stroller rain covers

double stroller rain covers

How to buy double stroller rain covers–

When purchasing double stroller rain covers, you have to be mindful of a variety of factors, ranging from waterproofing, to durability and price. Here are some top things to consider when choosing double stroller rain covers.

Size-

The size should be sufficient for a double stroller, so make sure the rain cover is larger than regular weatherproof sheets for strollers. You might want to choose a size somewhat larger than needed.

Convenience –

When the weather turns bad, you don’t have the luxury of time. You need to be able to quickly deploy the cover. That is why you would ideally look for covers that are easy to use. They should be deployed quickly and they should help keep you safe round the clock.

Ventilation-

There are plenty of safety factors to consider. One would be ventilation. Does the cover allow for passage of air, and air circulation within? You would ideally chose a stroller that allows fresh air circulation, and keeps the children safe. Some covers have holes in them, others have netting on the sides to keep the air circulating within.

double stroller rain covers

Color-

You might want a brightly colored cover, or you could go for a clear cover. Your choice depends on whether you want protection against direct sunlight or merely looking for some rain proofing for the stroller.

Uv protection-

You would also need to consider factors such as UV radiation. You may not be aware that UV rays are able to reach the surface of the earth through cloud covers, so you want to avoid this type of radiation from harming the baby even on rainy days. You would do best to choose a cover that helps protect children against UV radiation by choosing a UV protective cover.

Holders –

Some rain covers carry additional conveniences. For example, you want to get holders for baby supplies, such as bottles. The rain covers should also carry holders or pockets, where you can store these items.

Portable-

When not in use you would want to be able to stow away the rain cover conveniently. Use portable items, which can be compactly folded and stashed away in the car dashboard or in baby bags.

Adjustable-

If the rain and sleet is heavy you want to be able to extend the covers to well over the stroller edges, so as to keep the moisture out. There are plenty of other options, for anyone looking for the best in baby strollers.

Durability-

Some rain covers are made of nylon, which is lightweight and durable. Nylon is also easy to wash and clean. It offers good waterproofing and is perfect even for use in sunny weather. If you are looking for clear covers, you can go for plastic ones that are perfect for protecting the children against snow and cold winds, in addition to rain.

Price –

You want to buy the best priced products, and there are plenty of options, from online purchase to end of season sales. Prices can range from a few dollars to something at the higher end, and your choice rests on the features, durability, and conveniences offered by the product.…