The happiness of having kids and then to take them around and shower them with love knows no bounds in parents. However, with this comes the responsibility of taking care of their needs and their safety. Among the important things to have for your baby is a stroller. And then when you have twins or two infants to take care of a sit and stand stroller or double stroller becomes a necessity. Here are a few important features to look for in a double stroller.
Compact and lightweight: In order to carry around the stroller with you wherever you go it needs to be light in weight. This can make your social outings comfortable. Also airlines have a limit to the weight that you can carry. So travelling with a compact and a lighter stroller can help create that scope to carry other important things for your baby’s health or entertainment.
Easy maneuverability: Just like a test drive is important before you buy a car, similarly you need to know if the stroller can be moved around easily. It should be easy and convenient to push, turn, and pull behind a stroller. It especially counts indoors when pushing the stroller through corridors or in and out of rooms needs to be smooth. Also, easy maneuvering of the stroller greatly contributes in the safety of your infants.
Safety options: Although you are excited to take your babies for a stroll it is obvious that you will always be concerned about the safety of your infants. It becomes extremely important to check whether your stroller has these basic safety options. A good stroller will always have safety harnesses to keep your babies in place, locking brakes to avoid mishaps, safety wrist strap for a grip, all terrain tires for a safe ride, and deep seats to avoid falling out of the stroller.
Reclining seats: When you are taking your infants out on a stroll they may not always be in a mood to stay awake and interact. They may fall asleep for a quick nap shortly after beginning the stroll. Seats that do not recline tend to make the baby’s head fall to the sides making them uncomfortable. A reclining seat puts the baby to a comfortable sleeping posture while your anxieties are put to rest.
(If you want both children to be able to recline at the same time, then in most cases, this feature is easier to find in a side-by-side double stroller).
Retractable sunshades: Your concern for complete comfort of the baby will definitely make you look for sunshades or canopies which will protect the babies from sun, mild rains, and from strangers. And then retractable ones make it convenient to push them up and behind when you think your babies don’t require them. This requirement though a small thing can make the stroll much more comfortable.
Removable seat cushions: This aspect does not seem to be so important but if you are concerned about hygiene when it is related to your babies then you will definitely want the seats of the stroller to be always clean. And then with infants how can you avoid dropping things around making the seat cushions dirty. Having removable seat cushions can make it possible to dust or wash them for regular use.
Storage basket: It is extremely important that while your babies are in the stroller your hands have to be free to take them around and to conveniently pick them up whenever required. So you need to have space to keep all your stuff. A good storage space can carry your purse, shopping bag, cell phone, keys, your water bottle, and any other stuff that you need to carry along. This makes it convenient as well as safe.
Our recommended ones are Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Stroller if you are looking for light weight and excess storage and BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller select double if size is not an issue.
Snack trays: Your babies might be taken out for a short stroll but you never know when they may feel thirsty or hungry. And then with twins, things are always unpredictable. It becomes necessary to carry snacks, water, or other drinks to see to it that the baby does not have to cry out of starving. And this makes it important for you to look for this feature in the stroller. A spacious snack tray can help stock on whatever that your baby would like to have while on a stroll.