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Hello ladies! I am a member of the November 2006 Playroom and now, the February 2010 DDC. I cruised over here to ask your opinion on whether I am going to need a double stroller or not.....My daughter will be a few months past 3 when this baby is born. Do you think I will use a double often enough to warrant it? Or should I just get another single? I have to get a new stroller either way. Thanks for any input!!!!!
Mine are just a little farther apart than yours are. I didn't get a double initially because I didn't think I'd want or use one. Boy, was I wrong. Now I don't have one because it just won't fit in the trunk of my car (Saturn SL2). I've resorted to harnessing my 4yo and putting hte baby in the stroller with the harness attached.
I think the best way to weigh out needing/wanting one is to figure how frequently you might be on your own with both kids. My husband and I are separated geographically, so I'm doing a lot on my own during the week (we spend weekends together).
If I'm out with my husband or my parents, the baby goes in the Snap-n-Go and my 4yo goes in the umbrella stroller. (he's delayed, so he's more like a 3yo than 4yo)
They're a monstrosity, but I know they're getting more and more lightweight. Try out a few in the store. Talk to moms on the multiples board for recommendations.
I would get one. Three is still young and chasing a three year old with a baby could be a nightmare.
Graco has two different models, the Duoglider and the Quattro version. I preferred the Duoglider bc the front seat seems bigger (esp for a 3 yr old) and the sun visors are bigger (very important in Florida). Its more lightweight, had easier access to the basket below (which is HUGE) and it folds up with one hand. It takes some getting used to. I havent tried mine out in public yet but practiced opening, closing and carrying and its long but not too bad.
The duoglider is very affordable too and is compatible with all graco carseats which is a huge plus! The carseat fits nicely AND the one in front can recline (the Quattro, not so much, the front seat BARELY reclines).
I got one, but mine are only 13.5 months apart. We got the Maclaren Twin Techno and I LOVE it. It holds up to 55lbs a seat so it might be a good choice if you do get one. It's very sturdy but not super heavy (as light as double strollers can be I guess) and it's so easy to use and manuevar. Really, I play with the stroller in the living room all the time.