Your baby’s comfort is above everything. So choose the best one which is good for him/her.
If you’ve ever gone stroller shopping before, you know there are a ton of features to evaluate. Look at how your stroller collapses. Can it be done with one hand? Does it require taking parts on and off? Definitely consider where you’re storing it and how much room it will take up when it’s opened and collapsed. Handle height is also important to take note of — and if you’re petite or particularly tall, telescoping handles (or extendable handles) might be a great option for you.
Because these are sit and stand strollers, assessing the attachments is vital. How easily does the standing attachment go on and off, and do you need special tools to do it? Can you collapse the stroller with the standing attachment still hooked on, or do you have to take it off?
Wheels are important, too. Most high-end strollers have air-filled tires with fixed steering that promote a smooth glide. While foam-filled tires or rubber-coated wheels are by no means bad, they just might not hit the ruts as easily. Other features to look for include cup holders, under-seat storage, and canopy extensions — but since most of those can be purchased aftermarket, they’re not total deal-breakers.
Chicco Chicco BravoFor2 LE Standing/Sitting Double Stroller
I could write sonnets about this stroller. You can attach your car seat, though it reclines really far. It has a machine-washable cover, and the base cleans with a hose quickly. It folds easily, and once it is collapsed, there’s a handle to carry the collapsed stroller.
The seat and standing area for your older child is comfortable and compact. You don’t feel like you’re constantly at risk for kicking it as you push the stroller, which is an issue for some of the models. It has an easy-to-close seatbelt, it wipes clean if you need to clean it, and holy heck, it was never too hot in the seat, even in August in New York City.
Both seats are fine for children up to age 4, as well, so this thing has a long life ahead of it. The only drawback is that the handle is stationary, which might make it less comfortable for some. Take it from me — I’m 6 feet tall, and it was just fine for me.
Baby Trend Sit n Stand Sport Stroller
For under $100, you can get a real gem of a stroller that can hold a car seat, has a rockin’ snack tray, is easy-to-fold with one hand, and frankly, is just a real bargain.
The snack tray comes off for cleaning, and there are no tiny areas that are hard to clean. The storage basket beneath is huge and can hold two backpacks and a grocery bag full of wine bottles. The secondary seat has a belt that children can click for themselves, which lets them feel more independent.
Each seat can hold up to 50 pounds, which is on the higher end for double strollers.
I’m not the biggest fan of the wheels or the suspension, but it wasn’t hard to handle or uncomfortable — it just doesn’t feel as stable as the Chicco.